The Meader Family Association

2019 Annual Meader/Meeder/Meder Reunion

September 28, 2019

in Quaker Springs, New York

Preliminary Info

Reunion date is SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019.

We will visit sites in Schuylerville and Quaker Springs, New York including the Quaker Springs United Methodist Church
Click on "History of Our Church" written by Marietta Meader Griffen, daughter of Isaac Wilde Meader and Catherine Lohnes.
Click on "Stained Glass Windows" and current "Newsletter".

A 175th Anniversary Celebration of the church will be SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2019.

Our reunion schedule for Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28, 2019 will look like this: Informal gathering at the Hilton Garden Inn Clifton Park, 7 to 9 PM Friday evening September 27th.

We have a room block, Standard room with two Queen, Standard room with one King, $122 + tax, Hilton Garden Inn, 30 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065 for Friday September 27 and Saturday September 28, 2019. For reservations, call the guest agent at 518-371-7777 and press '0' for operator. Identify yourself as with THE MEADER FAMILY REUNION, or you can use the Direct Booking Link:

REUNION, SATURDAY September 28, Schuylerville and Quaker Springs, New York. Cost for the day: $69.00 per person; children under 12 - $35.00 each and children under 5 - free. Payable to THE MEADER FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC. 158 Ashdown Rd, Ballston Lake, NY 12019. Mail with full contact information - name(s) addresses, phone & email address to the treasurer.

After a free continental breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn Clifton Park, New York our day will begin.
9:00 AM we will open our reunion meeting. We will have introductions and election of officers and directors.
11:30 AM Box lunches will be available for family members to take with them as they leave the meeting and go to freshen up.
12:00 NOON School bus charter will pick us up promptly for an afternoon tour. Our tour guide will be Libby Smith Holmes of Saratoga Springs, New York. Daylight is important so our first stop will be the Quaker Springs United Methodist Church to view the I. W. Meader stained glass window. Next stop is the Mineral Springs where the water was once bottled by I. W. Meader. We will visit Fairmount Cemetery and as time allows, Saratoga battlefield and the Schuylerville Monument (hopefully in time before the monument closes at 4 PM) and visit the adjoining Prospect Hill Cemetery where Daniel Meader (1812-1887) and his sons Reuben N. Meader (1843-1872) and Abner Howland Meader (1847-1927) are buried.
5:00 PM We will return to the Hilton Garden Inn in time to freshen up for a Buffet Supper.
6:00 PM We will conclude with our Famous Meader Limerick contest and award Peter Meder to the lucky winner to cherish until reunion 2020.
6:30 PM Buffet dinner included for all those who wish to participate.
Times may be adjusted slightly as necessary. Pre- or Post-Reunion – for those who wish to do some additional exploring, the Hilton Garden Inn Clifton Park is a half hour drive from the Saratoga National Military Park. The Quaker Springs United Methodist Church in Schuylerville, New York will be celebrating their 175th Anniversary on Sunday, September 29, 2019.

IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE REUNION this year, please let Jane know ASAP, email or phone 518-399-5013 so she can finalize numbers for lodging and meals.

Annual membership is $10, due in July of each year
c/o Jane Meader Nye, 158 Ashdown Road
Ballston Lake, New York 12019
Phone: 518-399-5013

Jane Meader Nye, Historian, Treasurer
Loren Meeder, President
Meader Family Association

Article by Rusty Goe about the 2008 Reunion in Carson City, NV