2017 Family Reunion Plans

Posted on March 31, 2016. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Hello Everyone! Plans are underway for the next family reunion.   The committee has met and after considering the feedback, we have agreed to make the 2017 BFR  destination to the “One Happy Island” of Aruba.  This is going to be an exciting and fun filled family reunion vacation.   Given the costs involved, we have started the process of attaining quotes, to begin making payments as early as possible.  Since airfare rates for 2017  are not available, we can only provide hotel rates.   The plan is to have hotel accommodations paid before this year’s end.   Airfare will be addressed as soon as rates are released.   We hope everyone is equally excited about this as we are.  To learn and see more of Aruba click here.   The hotel we have targeted is the Holiday Inn Resort Arbua.  To view please click here.    The tentative dates are Aug 1-6, 2017.  The estimated rates are:

August 1-6, 2016 (5 nights/ 6 days)
Standard Room $533.00 per person

These rates are not all-inclusive and are based on double occupancy.  If you need rates for triple, quads or suites we can get you those rates as well.

To view more photos of the beautiful resort click here

We chose this hotel because of the family-friendly environment and it’s located right on the strip with restaurants, malls, shops, movie theaters and night clubs.  It’s also located on the beach and have water aerobics, jet skiing, para-sailing and snorkeling.

Please contact a committee member,or leave us a comment,  if you’re interested in coming.

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Countdown to Cruise

Posted on July 15, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized |











Hey Family!!  The time is approaching for the BonVoyage moment.  We’re all excited to see each other again and this time sailing the blue caribbean waters headed to the tropical island of the Bahamas!!  Start preparing for all the necessities to make this an enjoyable vacation.  We will be posting friendly reminders and other details about the trip in the next coming weeks. But first things first.. We have to order the tee-shirts.  For those who are going, please email your size to Jamala (aka Kim) @ jamala.wallace@gmail.com or call/text her at 803-463-0678.   This information is needed no later than Friday July 17.

If you’re not going but would like a tee shirt , the cost is $8.00 (which includes shipping).

We look forward to seeing you soon!!

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Great Deal!

Posted on June 26, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Hey family we just got word that the Cruise is offering a discount!!  Please read the email from our agent:

Family members know that if anyone can make their second deposit (full deposit) in the amount of $125.00 by July 12th will be able to take advantage of the 50% off the second person in a cabin discount. 
Royal Caribbean extended the promotion to July 14.  I would like to get the second payment by July 12th to give me time to get the names into the cruise line.
They can call in with credit card information or send it to me by email.  abtravel@att.netto expedite the process.
The actual second payment is August 15th
Give a call if necessary.
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Cruise Information Registration Form

Posted on May 25, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Hello everyone! Here is the form to mail in your registration for the cruise.   Please remember that the initial deposit is due June 1, 2014.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.  We look forward to seeing everyone.

BFR Forms

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Family Cruise!!

Posted on April 16, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Hey Family!  We are excited to bring the cruise information to you.   We will be sailing with Royal Carribbean on the The Enchantment of the Seas.








The cruise will be August 17-21, 2015 and we will set sail from Port Canaveral(Orlando), Florida at 4:30 pm.  We will stop at CoCo Cay (private island beach day) and nassau

Inside cabin $453.00 (1st & 2nd person)   $313.00 (3rd & 4th person)

Ocean view cabin  $543.00 (1st & 2nd person)   $343.00 (3rd & 4th person)

The payment schedule is as follows:

Initial deposit:   $75.00 per cabin due June 1, 2014  (non-refundable) paid by money order only        

Second payment $125.00 due August 15,2014

Final payment due on full cabin May 1, 2015

cruise ship cabin








Please mail deposit to A&B Travel Services    P.O.B 5264    Hillside, nj  07205    Make money orders payable to A&B Travel


Family reunion registration fee  $25.00 per person/$15.00 for  children ages 2-9 due October 30, 2014

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Posted on February 19, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized |

The Banks Family is sad to announce the passing of Robin’s father ..Mr. Aaron Roberts.  Mr. Roberts was 81 years of age and lived in Ararat, VA.

To Andre, Robin, Nailah, Ahmad & Andre Jr.  – At times like this it’s often hard to find the words to say, but know that you have our deepest condolences.  Your family is in our hearts and prayers.

We also pray for safe travels for your family during this time of grief,   God Bless – We love you



Cards and flowers can be sent to Andre & Robin Banks    5009 Ardenwoods Drive   Charlotte, NC  28215

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Posted on August 28, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized |

On behalf of the committee, we want to thank everyone for coming to this year’s reunion and making it a success. It’s been years of “Watering our roots”  to “Continue the Legacy” and with “The Strength to Carry On”- our BANKS PRIDE brought us “Back Together Again“.  All the smiling faces and fun times were captured and we are happy to announce the pictures of the 2013 Banks Family Reunion are available for viewing.

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In Just 5 Days

Posted on August 11, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Good afternoon!!!   The Banks Family Reunion is underway – just 5 days away.. We are all excited to be attending another fun-filled family event.   Please note there have been a few changes made to the original schedule.  Just view the Schedule of Events page for further details.  As always, if you have any questions, please ask on the “Ask Us Here” page or feel free to contact any of the members.  We look forward to see you.


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Three Months Away!!!

Posted on May 9, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized |

We are so excited, plans are underway and everything is coming together.  The 4th bi-annual Banks Family Reunion is coming soon.  Registration deadline is approaching.  If you haven’t already, please send in your registration form and payment.  Only full participation will make this the best reunion ever!

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Posted on April 23, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized |

It’s just 4 months away from our wonderful reunion.  We are so excited about this year’s events and look forward to seeing everyone there.  Now’s the time to start sending in your registration forms.    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact a committee member.

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