Reunion Letter Page

Family Reunion - 2007

From this page you can see a copy of letters that have been mailed to the family. If you did not receive a letter, we did not have your address. Please email us with your address and we'll get you on the mailing list!

Latest Reunion Letter:

Sanchez-Medina Family Reunion
Save the Date!
Saturday, September 1, 2007

February 2007

Dear Sanchez and Medina families,

It's happening! The Sanchez-Medina Family Reunion will take place on Saturday, September 1, 2007. That is the Labor Day Weekend, which will allow for family members to travel in and spend some extra time visiting the area. From the responses we received so far, we expect more than 200 people to attend the reunion, and some families will have at least three generations attending!

The centerpiece of the reunion will be a dinner banquet with a family talent show on Saturday night. It will take place at the Elk's Lodge on Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe. Prior to the banquet, we will have a Family Mass. (We are having only one event, to keep the expense to a minimum and allow more folks to attend.) If enough people want to do so, we can try to organize a Dutch-treat dinner gathering on Friday night, a brunch on Saturday morning, and/or a picnic on Sunday - these gatherings will not be a part of the official reunion, but will give us extra opportunities to get together. There will be a "family coordinator" for each branch of both sides of the family, to coordinate attendance and perhaps organize smaller family gatherings.

Several family members have provided their family trees, which we have put on our website,, will be included in the Reunion Memory Book, and posted at the reunion. Others have also provided favorite recipes for the Sanchez-Medina Family Cookbook, which will be sold at the reunion. We are still asking each family member to provide a favorite recipe as soon as possible (even if you don't think you can attend the reunion, or if you won't be sending your registration fees right away), so that I can put together the recipe book. Please mail (address below) or email ( them to me.

The registration form is attached. Please send your registration fees as soon as you can, so we can have a good count for t-shirts, food plans, and ad hoc events. In any event, please send at least half of your registration fees by July 1, and the remainder no later than August 1. If you need financial assistance to attend the reunion, please let us know - we have set up a small "stipend fund" to help defray the expense for family members who may be facing financial challenges. Don't be shy - we want everyone to attend!

There will be much more information to follow, both on the web page or in future mailings. Please call, write, or email if you have any questions.

Love and Blessings,
Pat Sanchez
Pat (Patsy) Sanchez
1704 Callejon Zenaida
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Home: 505-986-5885
Work: 505-955-9495
Fax: 505-955-9496
Cell: 505-660-2490

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Original Reunion Letter:

Sanchez-Medina Family Reunion
June 2006

Dear Sanchez and Medina families,

I hope you and your families are well. Ever since my mother's funeral in mid-January (Estella Medina Sanchez), I have dreamed that we could have a family reunion in 2007.

One of the first tasks is to put together a family list so that we can see if there is enough interest in having a reunion. Attached is a survey form, and we would appreciate your response as soon as possible. (If there is enough interest, a lot of planning will be necessary, and we need enough lead time.)

I know some of you have been meticulously keeping up with a family tree and/or address book. Is your tree in a copy-able format that you could send to me? I have a pretty good address list of my immediate family, but I especially don't know the details about aunts and uncles and first cousins. We want to include both the Sanchez and Medina branches of our tree. At a minimum, please provide the names and addresses of your own immediate family (siblings, children). We may get duplicates, but that's better than missing someone!

These trees and address lists might be a good resource tool, as well, both for organizing the reunion and for putting together a reunion keepsake. In addition, I am asking each family member to provide me with a favorite recipe (even if you don't think you can attend the reunion), so that I can put together a Sanchez-Medina Family Cookbook. Please attach your recipe to your survey form.

A few members of the family have offered to help on committees. As we get further along, we will formalize an organizing committee to talk about location, date, etc. If you are interested in helping in some way, even from a distance, please indicate such on the survey form.

I really want to see us get together in a happy, festive occasion. If we start planning now, we just might be able to do it!

Love and Blessings,
Pat (aka Patsy) Sanchez