Reunion Report – 2017

Heywards gathered at the White Hall plantation for their annual reunion on April 29. For those who missed the festivities near Ridgeland, SC, some pictures and notes are posted below.

2017-reunion-1aHere Robin Rawl, HFA treasurer, and Jim Glover, HFA president, register new arrivals. Note the two cardboard boxes: they contain copies of Jim’s newly published 1600-page genealogy magnum opus entitled Colonial Governor William Glover and his Descendants. About a third of those descendants are Heyward cousins.

2017-reunion-pic-3aDick Ellis, former Heyward Foundation president, tells the gathering about the family’s scholarship fund for local students.

2017-reunion-pic-4aChow line forms for some delicious food.


1. Leslie Smodic of St. Simons Island, Georgia, will take over as president of the HFA. She has been on HFA board for years and has organized recent reunions.

2. Jim Glover, outgoing president, will become corresponding secretary, replacing Jane Brown, who’s done that job of responding to website and other inquiries for the past year.

3. Jane Brown and others on the HFA board will remain on the board.

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