Family Reunion 2016

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Hello Gulley Family and Friends,

We are happy to share with you the details for our 2016 Gulley Family Reunion!  Letters will be arriving in the mail soon, as well as, you will begin seeing information on Facebook, and on this website.  You most likely have started receiving phone calls asking for photos and information about our family members for the “Gulley Family Tree.”  We also need bios of Orange and Lula Gulley Children.  In addition, we need images of Orange and Lula.

Check out “Jesse Gulley’s” page for an example on information you can submit for your family page(s).  That’s right, each family will have their own page in the family tree!  We are working to cover areas of social media that we frequent (Facebook, email, and the wide-web) in order to make sure that this information reaches you!

We are looking to have an awesome reunion in 2016!  The Gulley Family Reunion will be hosted in the near western suburbs of Chicago, from Friday, July 29—Sunday, July 31, 2016.  Hotel accommodation are available for out-of-towners, and for those who want to be close to all of the weekend action!

A budget has been created with a list of all the food items, and the supplies, including on the day of our Gulley Family Meet & Greet, and on the day of our Gulley Family Reunion Picnic—with fun attractions for the youth, and older adults (accommodations, bowling and fees for other activities are not included in these fees).

Click here to view → List of Items for GFU Events.  This list will be updated weekly as family members volunteer to donate toward our reunion.


We are working to make it easy for you to make your payments.  A checking account has been created with Bank of America.  You can transfer your funds through the following email address:


Contact Nadine Gulley or Tina Gulley-Augustus should you need assistance.


Donations will help defray anticipated added costs.  Hosting such a large reunion will have unseen costs for other things that we are sure we will need.  Besides making your payments to cover you and your family for the 2016 Gulley Family Reunion, there are several things that we need you to consider…

1. Take a look at the list of items needed for these events.

2. Volunteer to donate funds, so that we can make sure that everything is covered for the Meet & Greet and the Family Picnic.  Volunteer to prepare or bring a side dish.  This way we can keep costs down to a minimum.

3. Volunteer to serve on a committee.  Committee information forthcoming.

4. Begin paying your required event fees, and for your family’s T-shirts.

5. Make reservations for accommodations.  The link is below in the “Accommodations” section.

Click Here → (REGISTRATION FORM) to download your 2016 Gulley Family Reunion Form!

Click here → (First Mailing3) to view the letter that was mailed to family and friends.


Remember, you can make your payments through the Bank of America’s Family Reunion email address:

Nadine Gulley or Tina Augustus

Gulley Family Reunion Meet & Greet and Picnic

$28.00 Per Person

T-SHIRT COST:  The following prices are estimates and will change.  Keep checking this website for an update on pricing.

CHILDREN—UP $11.25 Per Shirt

ADULT SMALL $11.25 Per Shirt

ADULT XL $11.25 Per Shirt

ADULT 2X – 6X $13.00 Per Shirt

T-shirt-Vector← Click here to see a sample of the T-Shirt.


Rooms have been blocked at the following hotel:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

200 South Mannheim * Road Hillside, IL 60162

Room Rates:

Double — $124.99 per night.

King (Single) — $119.99 per night

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and checkout time is prior to 11:00 a.m. on day of departure.

Guests have two ways to book reservations:

By clicking the following Reservation Link -→ → Gulley Family Reunion.  Stay on the left side of the screen when booking reservations.  The group code, “GFU” is already in the field.  After selecting your desired number of adults & children, and room(s), check-in and check-out dates, then click on “Check Availability.”  The page showing room rates for our family reunion will appear.

  1. Please note, when using the internet the dates must be within the exact group dates in order to make a reservation or it might show no availability. If any problems arise please call 708-544-2700 for additional help.
  2. By calling 708-544-2700 and asking to make reservations under the group name and dates.

Group Name:    Gulley Family Reunion

Checking In:       Friday, July 29, 2016

Checking Out:    Sunday, July 31, 2016

To be guaranteed rooms are available please make all reservations by June 29, 2016. Thereafter, reservations will be taken on a space & rate availability.

Listed are just a few of the many complimentary amenities, which are included in our guest room rate:

  • Hot Full Express Start® Breakfast Bar 6:00am to 9:30am
  • High speed internet throughout hotel
  • In-door Swimming Pool & More!
  • Shuttle to O’Hare Airport and CTA Blue Line in Forest Park 5am to 12 midnight, Advanced Reservations Required.

You can visit their website for a complete list of amenities at (this link is not for reservations)


2016 GULLEY FAMILY REUNION MEET & GREET!— Friday, July 29, 2016

The Meet & Greet event will take place at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites—Meeting Room.

Time 7:00—10:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.  Donations are greatly appreciated!  What will you find, and what is expected at the Gulley Family Reunion Meet & Greet?  There you can enjoy a light meal, get acquainted with family members, catch up on things with each other, pick up your T-Shirts & our family weekend event schedule, including directions to the event locations!

SWIMMING FOR FAMILIES — Friday, July 29, 2016

On Friday evening, Swimming will be available for families at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites.  If you have children and cannot go to the Hillside Bowl for a late night bowl with other adults, enjoy your time at the in-door pool.  Room reservation is not required for you to enjoy swimming with the Gulley Family.

water image      ← Click here to view the pool.

HILLSIDE BOWL (FOR ADULTS ONLY – 23 Years Old & Up With I.D.!) — Friday, July 29, 2016

On Friday evening, after the Family Meet & Greet, enjoy a time of fellowship bowling with other Gulley family members.  Remember, no one 22 years old and under are allowed after 9pm.

Hillside Bowl – 36 Lanes

4545 Harrison Street * Hillside, IL 60162

Fee: $11.00 per person         Time: 9pm—2am        Phone: 708-449-5350

bowling pins← Click here for the Hillside Bowl website.

2016 GULLEY FAMILY REUNION PICNIC! — Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Gulley Family Reunion Picnic will be held at:

Brezina Wood Forest Preserve (Grove 2)

24th & La Grange Road (Manheim Rd.), La Grange, IL – (Approximately 2400 S. LaGrange Road).  The entrance is on the east side of the street.

brezina_woods_pg logo - Copy   Click here → for the Brezina Woods Map and directions.


CHECK-OUT of Hotel — Sunday, July 31, 2016

Check-out is by 11:00 am.


WORSHIP SERVICE — Sunday, July 31, 2016

Worship and Family Gathering

Ruach Covenant Church International
6150 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60162

Click here → Ruach logo for a link to their site


After church: gather will be at Tasha Gulley’s home for exchange addresses/telephone numbers, more pictures and farewell.  Location will be shared at the “Meet & Greet.”