2020 - 115th Annual Reunion

Our 115th Reunion
September 12th, 2020

This was an unusual Reunion! Board President, Tom Shelley noted that 75 years ago was the last time a Reunion Meeting of just the board members occurred. It was the end of World War II, and the association had not had the reunion in the previous four years.

While there was not the usual formal program, portions of the progam were still carried out including the Memorial Service, Business Meeting, and the singing of the Reunion Hymn at the conclusion of the Reunion Meeting. There were 22 Directors and Guests in attendance.

The Association was pleased to have Jim McClure attend the Reunion. He wrote the following in his column in the York Daily Record: "How do you hold safe family reunion during pandemic" Enjoy!

While the Reunion Theme for 2020 was to be "The Glattfelders and their patents", it was decided to postpone this presentation until 2021 and our 116th Reunion which is to be held on Saturday, July 31st. Harry Gladfelter and others have been working on this presentation, and have compiled an impressive list of descendants who are patent holders! A short preview to "wet your appetite" was created and is available here: Glattfelder Patents Preview



2019 - 114th Annual Reunion The life of Lisbeth Fish Glatfelter


Our 114th Reunion
July 26th & 27th, 2019

Reunion Theme: The very talented life of Lisbeth Glatfelter Fish,
eldest daughter of Dr. Noah M. Glatfelter

The 114th annual family reunion chronicled the very talented life of Lisbeth Glatfelter Fish, eldest daughter of Dr. Noah M. Glatfelter. Held at Heimwald Park, 6581 Glatfelters Station Road, Seven Valleys PA 17360 on Saturday July 27.

As a prelude to reunion day, on Friday July 26, Dallas Smith was honored for his 50 years of service as a Director – 40 of those as Treasurer – with a reception at Smith Village Home Furnishings (“Smith Village”) 34 N. Main St, Jacobus PA 17407. There were 33 people registered for this event.

On Saturday July 27, the registration desk opened at 1:30 PM. The program, including the historical presentation and the business meeting, began at 2:00 PM. There were 61 people registered for the meal.

Around 5:00 PM we enjoyed the Brodbecks Band. The Reunion Hymn and the Memorial Service was woven into the band concert to conclude our time together.

The fascinating Lisbeth Gladfelter Fish
     CGAA Board Member Sarah Melcher, Lisbeth‘s great granddaughter, made the presentation. Please click on the link below:

Lisbeth Gladfelter Fish