Set a date and reserve the site early - at least six months ahead to help vacation planning.

First-time reunions are easy. All you need is a comfortable place for people to talk and children to play. Reunions every year can get boring. You can do them every three to five years. Or, make sure each year is well planned with plenty of activities.Appoint a reunion organizer and small committee - including a chairman for food, games, lodging, and cleanup.

Use e-mail (or set up a Web page). It will cut postage and phone costs.

As a general rule, the farther people travel, the longer the reunion. Small reunions may last one day, larger ones up to three days.