Reunions

Listed below are Olin reunions held across North America. These are generally "kinfolk" reunions, organized around a particular branch of the family tree, but all of them welcome any Olin relative who shows up, typically with a dish to pass and a willingness to share food, fun, and fellowship. Please join us! Although the OFS supports local/kinfolk Olin reunions, it is not directly involved in any of them. However, it does sponsor an international — North American, at least — reunion once every five years.

2017 Olin Family reunion participants

The first international reunion was held in Fargo, North Dakota, in August 1996. The 3-day event was attended by approximately 125 Olin relatives from across the continent. It was the first continent-wide gathering of Olins in several generations. The second such reunion was held in 2001 in Binghamton, New York. The third international Olin reunion was held in August 2006 in Kennewick, Washington. The fourth one took place August 5-7, 2011, in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. The fifth reunion took place July 16-17, 2016 in Ashtabula, Ohio. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 reunion was conducted virtually on Zoom.

To learn more about any of the reunions listed below, or to provide information about any reunions not listed, contact us.

2024 Olin Reunions

Details are subject to change. Check this page for the latest info.

 

Coulee City, Washington

Date: June 21-23

Location: Sun Lakes Park Resort, 34228 Park Lake Rd NE, Coulee City, WA

Contact: Naomi Mathews

New York/Pennsylvania

Date: July 14

Location: Nathaniel Cole Park, Pavilion 2, 1674 Colesville Road, Harpursville, NY

Contact: Christine Martin

People generally start showing up between 11 and 11:30 AM.

Virtual Reunions

Cousins Monthly

Date: first Saturday of each month (except February), 4 PM Eastern

Location: Zoom (login for info, see sidebar)

This is an informal opportunity to catch up with whatever cousins show up.

Annual Winter Reunion

Date: first Saturday of February, 3-5 PM Eastern (duration flexible)

Location: Zoom (info TBA)

With today's technology, we don't have to wait every 5 years for an international reunion. Forget the snow - join us!