Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Another Change of Venue for Big Bortnem Reunion

ANOTHER CHANGE IN VENUE! Now the number of folks registered for the 2016 Big Bortnem Reunion is more than the Sportsman's Club House can comfortably accommodate. So the venue has been changed again to probably where it should have been in the first place: the Lake Campbell Lutheran Church, located just west of Lake Cambell on 219th St. (Lakeshore Dr.).  If your GPS doesn’t get you there, call Russ for directions 605-695-4716.

The  catered banquet dinner featuring chef carved prime rib is scheduled for 6 PM Saturday evening. The dead line for submitting the number meals to be catered has passed.  If anyone has registered by voice, mail, or email their request to be included in the Prime Rib Banquet dinner but has not yet sent the $20 per plate ($10 for kids under 8 years old), he or she should immediately call Russ (605-695-4716)  and swear upon the Built on a Rock  book of Bortnem heritage that your check is in the mail, or will be paid some how, some way...

See the updated registration form for more contact info:
2016 Bortnem Family Reunion Registration Form

Two free RV full hook up sites (first come—first serve), and unlimited dry camping will be available at LaRu Vineyard on the northwestern shore of Lake Campbell, about 3 miles from the chruch.  Call 605-695-4716 for details.

Tentative schedule of activities:

Friday Evening, Aug. 5: Gathering at the Nunda Bar, Nunda, SD, for supper and socializing …(or what ever)…("What happens in Nunda is Nunda your business!')

Saturday, Aug.6:

9:00 AM—Doors open at the church for signing in and setting the stage.  Space for memorabilia exhibits, photos, artwork, etc. is available.  (Don’t forget your camera and copier to copy some exhibits.)

12:00 NOON--Pot Luck Picnic Lunch with grommet grilled pork loin and bakery buns provided by the Elders.  Coffee and water will be available at the church, but bring your own other beverages.

1:OO PM – 6:00 PM-- Make a suggestion, or take your pick: volleyball, kubb, fishing, boating, swimming, grave yard tours, old homestead tours, wine tasting at Shade Winery (1 mile west of Volga)…or just sitting in the shade on the shore of Lake Campbell and reminiscing about the old days.

4:00 PM – Tour of LaRu Vineyard.

6:00 PM—Catered banquet dinner at  Lake Campbell Church.  Tickets for this event will be available as folks sign in and get their name tags

7:00 PM – Call to order a “Thing” for setting up committees and chairmen along with dates and details for the  next Big Bortnem Reunion followed by a grand finale of impromptu stories, songs, and performing arts.

Google Earth View of Lake Campbell

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