Reverend Joseph Kalloch, First Reunion President - 1867

Saturday, August 15, 2020
10:45 AM to 2:00 PM, Eastern Time

IMPORTANT CHANGE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
this year’s Reunion will only be accessible online via Zoom. Log-in details included.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85006135421?pwd=REhraktQTTM4UlFEMW54Tnd4Z0Zodz09
Meeting ID: 850 0613 5421 Password: 445198



Our 153rd Kalloch Family Reunion Association meeting will be held on August 15, 2020! Due to the COVID-19 virus restrictions, our Reunion will be the very first “VIRTUAL Kalloch Family Reunion Association” meeting by taking advantage of the computer program called “Zoom”, developed precisely for the use of projecting “Talk Show Hosts” from their own homes, during this COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis! News and shows still had to go on! So, we will use it for our best advantage, our Kalloch Reunion! It’s really super easy! We used Zoom for our KFRA planning session last Saturday, June 6, and it worked out really well! We were all actually able to see one another!!
          If you have been watching the TV programs throughout this COVID-19, and I presume we all were, these programs were being televised out of their own homes by using the Zoom program!
          So, our Kalloch Family is going to take advantage of what we have learned during this forced hiatus, and Zoom into our KFRA Reunion meeting on A
          KFRA has purchased the Zoom program for our Reunion, so you will be able to join into this Reuugust 15, 2020!nion meeting, no driving at all. So just park your car; you don’t have to drive a goldern inch!!
          You can actually use Zoom at home for free on your computer to practice with so you'll be ready to join us in our own, very first, “KFRA VIRTUAL REUNION”! Something new for our Reunion minutes & records! Maybe you have been wondering what ‘someone’ looks like; now’s your chance!

~Anita L Fernald

An entirely virtual reunion—an impediment to our family tradition? Actually, we like to think of it as more of an opportunity. For the first time in our Reunion’s history, Kallochs around the world will be able to come together without even leaving the comfort of their homes. If travel has been a barrier to attending each August, then this is the year for you! Not good with computers? Why not introduce a more tech-savvy family member to our organization? Need more motivation to attend? This year’s Reunion will be free of charge. While we do intend to continue in-person gatherings once the threat to our health has passed, we may continue to offer the option to tune in by computer. This could be the start of a brand new Kalloch tradition!
          Our Zoom meeting will broadcast live from Peter and Eleanor Richardson’s barn in Rockland, Maine. The barn has been the site of previous Kalloch Reunions, and this year, it serves as a good open space for the meeting hosts to practice physical distancing!

The Richardsons' barn in Rockland, Maine.


IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND… but would like to send a photo, a message, or a brief video greeting, please email to paulwilson33@gmail.com by August 1—we will be making a compilation video to play at the Reunion.

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE: If you are experienced with Zoom and would like to be on our “tech support” team, please email paulwilson33@gmail.com. We will ask you to help relatives set up Zoom before the day of the Reunion and/or log in the day of.

Congratulations to Clay and Natalie Kolberg, who were married on September 21, 2019 in Billings, Montana! Natalie is the daughter of Troy and Arlene (Kalloch) Buness.


10:45  Sign in with Zoom. (We recommend that you sign in 5 – 10 minutes early.)
Montage of greetings from Kallochs far and wide!
11:00 AM Welcome and genealogy -Anita Fernald, President;
Ken Kalloch, Webmaster & Historian
11:15 AM Round robin-style share-out
11:45 AM Kalloch poetry tradition and poetry reading -Peter Richardson, Historian Emeritus;
Kendall Merriam, Inaugural Rockland Poet Laureate
12:00 PM LUNCH: Bring your own, for obvious reasons.
Bathroom and stretch break, informal conversation.
12:25 PM  Kalloch Reunion Family Photo—Don’t Miss!!
12:30 PM Historians’ talk: “Kalloch Reunions in Challenging Times”
-Peter Richardson, Historian Emeritus; Ken Kalloch, Webmaster & Historian
12:45 PM  Live music -Kemos brothers and Luke Kalloch
1:00 PM Superlatives (traditionally, door prizes)
1:10 PM  Goodbyes, invitation to join business meeting -Anita Fernald, President
1:15 PM Business meeting*:

a. Welcome and President’s Report -Anita Fernald, President
b. Treasurer’s Report -Paul Wilson, Treasurer
c. Web and Genealogy Report -Ken Kalloch, Webmaster & Historian
d. Historians’ Report -Peter Richardson, Historian Emeritus;
Ken Kalloch, Webmaster & Historian; Paul Wilson, Co-Historian
e. Celebration and Remembrances of Family: Marriages, Births, and Deaths
f. Election of Officers
~2:00 PM Adjourn

(Note: Schedule is subject to minor changes.)

*Annual reports for the business meeting will be shared over Zoom and by email. You may request hard copies sent by mail by calling Paul Wilson at (207) 949-2972.

ABOUT THE HISTORIANS’ TALK: This might be a challenging year to hold a family reunion, but have the Kallochs endured difficult times in the past? Absolutely! Our family Historians, Peter Richardson, Ken Kalloch, and Paul Wilson will tell us about adversity the Kalloch Reunion has faced in the past, and how our reunion has nevertheless persisted. From the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 – 1919 to world wars, you will learn about how the Kalloch Family Reunion has survived the hardships of the times.

APPEAL FROM THE TREASURER: Because we have chosen to hold this year’s meeting remotely, many of the usual expenses that we incur for the sake of the reunion—hall rental, food and refreshments, guest speakers and entertainers—do not apply this year. As such, the Committee has decided that there will be no cost to attend this year’s reunion. We hope that free admittance along with the novel opportunity to connect remotely will draw some family members who do not usually have the opportunity to attend. However, the Reunion Association continues to have expenses for services that we provide throughout the year: the website and genealogy, the cost of sending out newsletters, and this year, the cost required to set up a professional Zoom account. Because we are a nonprofit, it is only through generous donations from family members like you that we are able to continue to provide these services and keep our family history alive. As you fill out your registration, or even if you are not able to join us this year, consider making a small donation to support the work that we do. Details can be found on the registration form. Any contribution is helpful. This year, let’s all help to fill up the “virtual coffee pot”.  

~Paul Wilson, Treasurer

The Kalloch family coffee pot. The youngest attendee each year passes the pot around to collect donations

HOW TO JOIN THE MEETING: “Zoom” is a computer program that allows people to talk and see each other over the internet. You can install and use it for free. To use Zoom, you will need a computer or tablet with a microphone, and preferably, a camera. Zoom is fairly easy to use, but if you struggle with computers, you might ask a more tech-savvy relative to help you out. If you have never used it before, it will take a few extra minutes to get set up.
          Whether you have used Zoom before or not, start by going to the following web address:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85006135421?pwd=REhraktQTTM4UlFEMW54Tnd4Z0Zodz09 (This is the link to our meeting.) If this is your first time using Zoom: you will see the following message: “If nothing prompts from browser, download & run Zoom.” Within a few seconds, an orange box with an arrow should appear at the bottom of the screen. If that doesn’t happen after 20 seconds or so, click on “download & run Zoom.” to make the box appear. Then, click on the icon reading “Zoom.pkg” just below the orange box. Follow your computer’s instructions to download and install the program. (A few helpful hints: Your computer may make you confirm that you want to install the program; that is fine. If you have the option to change any of the default settings, just leave them be, unless you are experienced with program installation.)
          If a button appears with the message “Join a Meeting”, click on it. You may be prompted to enter a Meeting ID and/or a password; our Meeting ID is 850 0613 5421 and our password is 445198. You can choose to join with or without video; this depends on whether or not you would like us all to see your lovely face...no pressure! If a button reading “Join With Computer Audio” appears, click it. At this point, you should be able to see and hear the other meeting attendees.
          If you would like to see a video tutorial for joining Zoom, I would recommend this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fIYWnfTc5o&list=WL&index=50&t=168s. I would also encourage you to visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/200941109-Attendee-controls-in-a-meeting to familiarize yourself with the controls you will see once you have joined the meeting.
          If you are having trouble logging in on the day of the reunion, please call Paul Wilson at (207) 949-2972 for help. You may join the meeting late or leave early, but we may not be able to help you log in once the meeting has started. If you would like to practice using Zoom: there will be 2 “practice sessions” before the day of the reunion: Tuesday, August 11 at 7:00 PM and Wednesday, August 12 at 7:00 PM. Please call Paul Wilson at (207) 949-2972 or email him at paulwilson33@gmail.com by August 7 if you would like to participate in either of these practice sessions.

In Memoriam

Raymond Austin Montgomery
July 3, 1968 – August 19, 2019
  Ralph Eugene Rackliff
September 23, 1939 – August 21, 2019

Donald Henry Hamalainen
November 21, 1943 – August 29, 2019
  Mercia Ann (Flot) Kalloch
February 10, 1928 – September 3, 2019

Dorothy Kalloch
May 31, 1927 – September 7, 2019
Richard "Duke" Marsh
June 10, 1962 – September 7, 2019

Richard Gordon Dow
April 24, 1925 – September 14, 2019
  Marjorie Lucille (Wiggin) Kalloch
July 19, 1925 – September 17, 2019

Nancy Lee Dudley Kalloch
Died November 18, 2019
  James David Heffernan
July 27, 1963 – November 20, 2019

Eugene Roy Niles
December 5, 1952 – March 3, 2020
  Richard Paul Hammond
April 10, 1942 – April 9, 2020

Kalloch Newsletter 2020 - In pdf format



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