Annual reunions have been held since the association
was formed in 1948.
It was established that a family reunion shall be held each year in early
August. Seeing that most of the Coppage-Coppedge family attending are from east
of the Mississippi River most reunions have been no further west than Little
Rock, AK. When the association first began, the nominating committee would
specify three or four locations for the next reunion. In the past 10 to 15
years it has been at the discretion of the incoming president to choose a
location for the next reunion. The reunion starts on Friday afternoon with
registration. In the evening there is a silent auction of items donated by
the members along with a social get-together. The proceeds of this auction
go towards the scholarship fund for the members and their children.
Saturday morning is the time for the general meeting of the corporation.
All persons who attend are welcome to the meeting, but only dues paying members
may vote. The rest of Saturday morning and afternoon is open time for
everyone to do some sightseeing or relax at the hotel. Saturday night is
time for the big banquet. Usually this takes place in the banquet facility
of the hotel with a welcome address (from someone local), roll call of states,
speaker, award of scholarships, introduction of new officers and the reunion
always ends with the singing of our family song. Sunday is reserved for
church or whatever you may want to do before leaving for home.
The 2016 Coppage-Coppedge Family Reunion will be held in Winchester, VA. August 4th-7th at the George Washington Hotel.
We hope to see you all there!!!