Dear Ike Ivery Family:
As our community and our world face great uncertainty, we are thinking of each of you, praying that your families are safe and healthy. As part of our family, we are here to support you in these challenging days and your safety is our number one concern.
The Ike Ivery Family executive team has been monitoring the pandemic and staying in contact with the 2021 reunion committee headed by Cousin Bruce and Lady June Cole.
This summer, we were excited to celebrate our 2021 Ike Ivery Family Reunion in Beaufort, South Carolina. However, as you know, our commitment to putting our family and their safety first is always our top priority. Given the ongoing COVID condition and after much discussion and consultation with our family leaders, the executive and hosting team has decided to cancel the 2021 Ike Ivery Family Reunion scheduled for July 8th – 11th in Beaufort, South Carolina. However, we will be working on a plan for a 2022 Ike Ivery Gathering.
We are aware that 2022 will be an even year and that many of you may have other reunions that usually take place on an even year; and we understand that completely, we feel that maintaining family continuity and connectivity during these trying times is critical, therefore, the executive team will be working to bring the family back together in July 2022, so stay tuned for more details.
We will maintain the 2023 date for the Ohio reunion as scheduled, where our hosting family is eager to greet us and is planning a wonderful event.
While this is disappointing for all of us, we feel it is the best action to take during this unprecedented and unsettling time.
The Ike Ivery Family is an extraordinarily strong and close-knit family, and we all need to stay in place and help our families, and our local communities to cope and eventually rebuild once this emotional and financially devastating period in history has come to an end.
We ask that you all please stay safe, stay well, and we are keeping you all in our prayers. Please contact the 2021 Reunion team, Bruce Cole, for any questions or refunds concerning the 2021 Reunion. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.
Ike Ivery Executive Team
Lisa Parkin: President
Jo Ann Robinson: Vice-President
Shaenae Penn: Secretary
Taylor Swift: Junior Vice President
True Ann Gee: Historian