Message from The President
Hello Family,
As we grow together we have to make room for others; in our family there’s plenty of room. It’s like having a messy car and you’ve been invited to come in for a ride, Family we’ve got to empty out the car to make room for family members who want to ride with us. So for this 55th Family reunion let’s continue to grow in love, joy, and peace as we ride together. (Ephesians 3:14-17)
Obie Bowser,
BFU President.
 Celebrating55 years of Life, Love & Legacy 
Greetings Family, I hope this letter finds you well and in good spirits. We are very excited to host the 55th Annual Bowser Family Reunion in the city of San Antonio.  The Newsletter includes information about the reunion dues, host hotel, t-shirts and weekend activities.  Please know the committee is working diligently to make sure this year is one to remember. Family, as I’m sure you’ll notice the deadline for the reunion dues and T-shirts is being requested earlier. I’m asking for your understanding that with limited family in the San Antonio Area, sending the money as early as possible will greatly assist in the preparation to make sure we have a wonderful family event.  
The Host Hotel is the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Brooks Hotel and Spa. 7610 S. New Braunsfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78235 210-534-1000/ 1-800-Hiltons.
 RATES for Studio King, 2 room King Suite, 2 Room 2 Queen Suite:   
$129.00 Single Occupancy
$139.00 Double Occupancy
$149.00 Triple Occupancy
Request the Bowser Family Reunion group rate by July 1, 2018. 48 hr. cancellation policy to avoid charges.  

The hotel has Complimentary made to order breakfast, evening cocktail reception, and FREE Parking. This is a new property opened May 2017 and is only 9 minutes from the famous Riverwalk, a network of walkways with plenty of dining, and interesting places to enjoy.
Reunion Dues are welcomed now until July 1, 2018.
Ages 6-17            $25 per Person
18 years & older $50 per Person
Guest                   $50 per Person
T-Shirt Orders accepted now until July 1, 2018; see form for details.
·          Please complete enclosed T-shirt order form and return with total amount due.


Weekend Activies

Come ready for a good time to be had by all! 

Friday, August 31     Registration and Reception during the hotel reception 5:00-8:00.
Off grounds evening activity for those interested TBD.
Saturday, September 1
Bowser “Black Out” Party 7:00-11:00pm. All Black Attire: Semi Casual, Black Jeans ok. No Tennis Shoes. After Hours Activity for those interested TBD
Sunday, September 2
Worship Service 10:45am
Family BBQ in the park 2-6pm

Weekend Itinerary
                                                   Friday, August 31
          6:00 – 9:00pm     Registration & Meet & Greet in Hotel Lobby    
Ø Welcome Bag & T-Shirt Pick-Up     
Ø Collect Reunion Dues
                                            Saturday, September 1
          7:00 – 10:00am   Complimentary Breakfast in Dining area of Restaurant 1917
          (Time Tentative)   Business Meeting  – Reunion Officers & City Reps ONLY
**11:00am Family Free Time**
          12:00 – 2:00pm   Registration in Hotel Lobby (Welcome Bag & T-Shirt Pick Up/Collect Reunion Dues)
          5:30 – 7:30pm     Complimentary Cocktail Hour in Hotel Bar
          7:00 – 11:00pm   Bowser “Black Out” Party
*Late Arrival Registration 7:00pm      *Dinner Served 7:30 – 9:30      *DJ & Cash Bar
All Black Attire: Semi Casual, Black Jeans ok
American Legion Fred Brock 828 * 3415 Martin Luther King Dr. 78220
                                             Sunday, September 2
          7:00 – 10:00am   Complimentary Breakfast in dining area of Restaurant 1917
**10:45am Family Worship**
Attire: Wear Family Reunion T-Shirts to Church
Willow Park Christian Church * 118 Honey Blvd 78220
          2:00 – 6:00pm     Family BBQ in the Park
Ø  Comanche Park #3 (Turn into parking lot and go behind the Navajo Center)
                                    2600 Rigsby Ave 78220
                                                (BYOB – NO Glass bottles allowed – Security Strictly Enforced)
          5:30 – 7:30pm     Cocktail Hour in Hotel Bar
**7:30pm Family Free Time or Departure**
                                               Monday, September 3
          6:00 – 9:00am     Complimentary Breakfast in Hotel
                                      Family Farewell Departures
          12:00pm Check-Out           

 *Blessings to ALL for safe travels – See you next year!!!!!
We all know we’re a family, we need each other from day to day, to go forth, hand and hand, with love and be true in each and every way.
There will be some times when we are apart but we’ll always know that love will see us through.
So let’s pray as we go through life we’ll be filled with peace and love in all the things we do.

Forward Forms Along with Payments to:
August 31- September 3, 2018
Bowser Family Reunion
c/o Felicia Givens
PO Box 10713
San Antonio, TX 78210