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July 11-14, 2019

A web site for the Cory, Corey, Corrie, Corry, Coray, Corie... Families

Biannual  Meeting - 2019

July 11-14, 2019 (Friday - Sunday)
Sheraton - West Des Moines, Iowa

Mark your calendars. The 2019 Cory Family Society Meeting is being planned for July 11-14, 2019 and will be held at the Sheraton in West Des Moines, Iowa. Let us know if you are attending by either emailing Joe Cory, the meeting coordinator,  using our online registration form or print out the registration form and mail it to:

Joe Corey
5633 Northview Place
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

Hotel reservations are at the Sheraton in West Des Moines use 1-800-325-3535 or make reservations via ResLink before June 11th in order to receive the following discounted rate.

Note: ResLink only works for July 11-14, 2019.  If you need to make reservations for other dates, please contact the meeting coordinator.

Rooms Single Rate Double Rate Triple Rate Quad Rate
Traditional King Bed Non Smoking (KSBN) $119 $119 $129 $139
Traditional Two Double Beds Non Smoking (TDBN) $119 $119 $129 $139

Sheraton - West Des Moines

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Iowa State Capitol
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Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
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Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Living History Farms
Living History Farms

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Events and Itinerary

Thursday Evening, July 11, 2019: Arrival and Check in

Friday,  July 12, 2019:

Saturday,  July 13, 2019:

Sunday, July 14, 2019; Brunch at the Hotel followed by annual meeting

Annual Meeting Agenda
Summer, 2019

  1. Introduction of Members
  2. Thank You to our host - Joseph Cory
  3. Reading of Minutes - Carolyn Corey
  4. Treasurer's Report - Christina Cory
  5. Genealogy Report - Thomas Corey
  6. DNA Research Report - Thomas Corey
  7. Website and Database Report - Earl Cory
  8. Future of Society
  9. Location and date for next Cory Family Reunion
  10. Approval for expensing of the meeting
  11. Adjournment