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Annual Meeting Dates Set for Charlottesville, VA

Our 2023 annual meeting and gathering is confirmed for the second weekend in October and will be held in Charlottesville, VA. Our Saturday activities will take place at the Jefferson Library and the Monticello campus. Please mark these dates on your calendar, October 13-15, 2023 and make a committed plan to attend this special occasion. We will be donating the 250 year old Maury Bible to the Jefferson Library in a special ceremony and learning about the relationship between the Maury and Jefferson families. More information will be published as we continue with our planning efforts.

Increase in Dues Beginning January, 2023

For decades our dues have been $15.00 per year per household or per agency. At our 2022 annual meeting in Louisville, the membership voted to increase our dues to $20.00 per household or agency. The new amount will begin on Jan.1, 2023. If you fill out your member form now in the remaining months of 2022 and submit your $15.00, it will cover the remainder of 2022 and the full year of 2023. Either way it is a bargain. The form is found under “files” on our Facebook Page or under forms on our website. Completing the form gives us up to date contact information to ensure we are staying in touch.

How to Stay in Touch with The Fontaine-Maury Society

There are four ways to stay in touch with the Fontaine-Maury Society:

  1. When paying your annual dues, complete and submit a member form which enables volunteers to compare the information we have on file and make any needed changes. Your receipt of the newsletter, three times each year, relies on current contact information.  Member forms are found on this website (under forms tab), on the Facebook page (under files tab) and in the newsletters.
  2. Visit this website regularly and watch for announcements and respond to queries.
  3. Attend annual meetings.  Announcements regarding the annual meeting are published on the website, on Facebook and in the newsletters.
  4. Join the Facebook page and enjoy the posts of other family members while also receiving important announcements.

The most effective way to stay in touch is to complete and submit a member form annually and whenever contact information changes.  Our society’s mission is to reach out and stay in touch.  That is what motivates your volunteer board members to donate their time and energy to The Society.  We rely on members to provide current contact information.

If updated contact information provided to us is not effectively transferred to the contact sheet and utilized, we apologize and we encourage you to reach out again and let us know right away that you are not hearing from us.  Our volunteer leadership wants to do their best.

Joining the Facebook page is fun and informative, but it is an incomplete way to stay in touch. We encourage participants to take the next step. Become a member and financially support the organization that provides the Facebook page administration.  Enjoy a more complete connection to the Fontaine-Maury Society and family members.

With everyone working toward an up-to-date contact sheet, we will all benefit.

Mary Borjon, President

Lunch at the Historic Brown Hotel

Friday, Oct. 14th at 11:45 : Consider joining Claudia and Rich Edwards for lunch at the J. Graham’s Café at the famous Brown Hotel, 335 W Broadway for the classic “Hot Brown” lunch ($16 self pay) or for any menu item. Anyone dining at the hotel will receive free valet parking for two hours so there is no need to worry about parking.

We will have a drawing for your personal copy of “Classic Restaurants of Louisville” by Stephen Hacker. Seating is limited.

Post lunch, plan to see the specially selected family items at the Filson Historical Society, a short 3 minute drive from the hotel. (1310 S 3rdStreet) Free parking is plentiful. The Filson exhibit will be offered from 1-3 p.m. on Friday only. Masks are strongly encouraged.

A New Activity Announced for the Kentucky Annual Meeting.

Our cousin, Kent Maury, who resides in Bangkok and grew up in Versailles and Lexington, Kentucky, wants to ensure that his cousins who registered for the annual meeting in Louisville are given a proper Kentucky welcome. To that end, Kent has fully underwritten a traditional bourbon tasting experience that will be held prior to our Saturday night 50th anniversary banquet.
The activity will be led by an expert in the field who will provide us with all there is to know about Kentucky bourbon and the history behind it. Tasters and non-tasters alike will enjoy the presentation.
Kent is a descendant of the Rev. James Maury, his father was Hill Maury, his grandfather was Col. Luis A Maury and his ggfather was Steven Price Maury of Charlottesville.
Kent will be returning to Lexington when he retires next year and regrets that he won’t be able to attend this year’s meeting. We extend our sincere gratitude to Kent for his generosity and his expression of southern hospitality.

Hotel Reservations for October 2022 Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY

The Hilton Garden Inn in Louisville is now accepting hotel reservations for our annual meeting and gathering. You may call the hotel directly at 502-637-2424 and mention the Fontaine Maury group rate or you can do it online. For hotel reservations on line, your attendee website is:

Our meeting dates are October 14-16. There are a few rooms available for the same rate immediately before the 14th through the 16th.

Sponsorships Being Sought for Annual Meeting

We are excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fontaine-Maury Society. We are looking forward to a special time celebrating our family and getting back together after a two-year pause. Sadly, inflation has hit the hospitality industry hard resulting in higher costs for our weekend. To address this concern, we have created some opportunities for our members to help promote and support our annual meeting and gathering through sponsorships. You may sponsor as a business, a family or an individual.

“The Huguenot Happy Hour” A Friday evening fun social event with cash bar and locally flavored meal. -$100 sponsorship.

“The Travelling Huguenots” Saturday all day bus tour-$150.00 sponsorship.

“Music for the Ages” Entertainment on Friday night featuring wonderful musicians who will provide a narrative and music from the times of our ancestors’ travels. – $100 sponsorship

“That’s My Family”- Audio-visual rentals and other necessary expenses- $50.00 sponsorship

Checks or money orders may be sent to our treasurer, Mary Borjon- Callas at 64 Salvatore Novato, CA 94949. For planning and budgeting purposes it is hoped that sponsorships can be received by July 15, 2022.

With appreciation,

FMS Board of Directors