July 21-23, 2023

Host Chapter:  Miami/Fort Lauderdale, FL


Theme: “The LEGACY Continues”


Greetings Family,


We pray this letter finds you in great health.  The Miami/Fort Lauderdale, FL Chapter is thrilled and honored to host the 41st Jenkins Family Reunion!  We hope you are just as excited and are making plans to be in attendance.  We have worked diligently to plan a fun filled three-day weekend of family bonding.   The festivities will commence on Friday morning with a beach day, so we encourage all family members to arrive early and stay until Sunday morning to participate in our family worship service. 


Included in this packet is the itinerary for the 41st Jenkins Family Reunion three-day weekend events. 


The host hotel for the 41st Jenkins Family Reunion is The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Marina.  Our family group rate is $159 per night (plus tax).  This includes complimentary continental breakfast for two. 



Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Marina

1617 SE 17th Street

Fort Lauderdale, FL  33316

Phone: 954-626-1700


Reservations can be booked online or by phone.


Online reservations can be made by clicking on the link below:




Telephone Reservations:

Central Reservations: (800) 468-3571

Reference “Jenkins Family Reunion”



Hotel Reservation cutoff date is May 15, 2023

All Reunion Fees are due by June 1, 2023


Parking Option Amount (taxable and subject to change)

Overnight Self-Parking $20.00 per vehicle, per night

Overnight Valet $35.00 per vehicle, per night

Daily Event Self-Parking $7.00 per vehicle, per day

Daily Event Valet-Parking $12.00 per vehicle, per day


Check-in time:  4:00 pm

Check-out time:  11:00 am


Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Marina is located in the heart of 17th Street’s vibrant Yachting District.  Renaissance is 4 miles from Fort Lauderdale International airport and 5 miles from Fort Lauderdale Beach. Explore the beautiful city by hopping on Fort Lauderdale’s complimentary Sun Trolley located just steps away from the hotel.  Ride to enjoy the beautiful beaches, the upscale Galleria Mall or to dine and shop on trendy Las Olas Boulevard.  


The hotel does not provide shuttle services to the airport.  Please make plans to rent a car or schedule a pickup with Uber/Lyft.  Transportation will be provided for Friday’s Beach Day and the picnic on Saturday.  The Meet & Greet and Banquet will be held at the hotel.



Memorial Service

As the LEGAGY continues, we will always honor and remember our loved ones who have paved the way and have now transitioned.  In memory of our family members who we’ve lost since July 2022, we would like to present a photo/video presentation to honor those family members.  When you mail your reunion packet, please include any picture(s) along with the name(s) and family branch of the person that you would like to add to the video presentation.  You can also email this information to 2023jenkinsfamilyreuion@gmail.com.  



We also want to celebrate our family accomplishments and milestones.  Please provide us with the following.  You can include this with your reunion packet or email us at 2023jenkinsfamilyreuion@gmail.com


ü  High school/College graduate – Please provide the graduate’s name, school, major and family branch. 

ü  Milestone Wedding Anniversary (20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th or more) – Please provide the couples’ name, wedding anniversary and family branch.

All Reunion Fees are due by June 1, 2023


Scholarship Fund

All donations for the Jenkins Family Reunion Scholarship Fund should be received by June 1, 2023. If you need information on how to apply for the scholarship, please refer to the Jenkins Family Web page at:





P.S. It will be hot so please don’t forget to pack:

ü Sunscreen

ü  Beach shoes -especially for the little ones

ü  Beach Hat

ü  Beach Towels

ü  Sunglasses

ü  Plenty of water


Oh, and be ready to have FUN!!!!


We look forward to hosting you in the sunshine state.  Please feel free to contact the following committee members with any questions or concerns that you may have:


Bobby & Pamela Mays: 843-601-8067

Sheron Miller: 601-575-1699

Or email us at







The following payment installations are available:

First payment due by February 20, 2023

Second payment due by April 20, 2023

Third payment due by June 1, 2023




 All Reunion Fees are due by June 1, 2023


Tentative Weekend Itinerary


Friday, 07/21/2023– Early Arrivals

7:45 am                     Meet in the hotel lobby for beach departure

9:00 am – 12pm     Family Beach Day (Fort Lauderdale Beach)

12:00-1:30pm         Jungle Queen Narrated Sightseeing Cruise

1:45pm                   Departure back to hotel


Reunion fees do not include Friday Early Arrival Beach Day/ Sightseeing Cruise.

Everyone is responsible for purchasing their own food and tickets for the cruise.

Please do not mail this with your reunion fees. Tickets can be purchased online:


Jungle Queen Riverboat 90-Minute Narrated Sightseeing Cruise in Fort Lauderdale 2023 (viator.com).


Or by calling: (888) 651-9785


Prices are subject to change:

$29.95 – Adults (ages 13+)

$28.00 – Seniors (ages 65+)

$20.95 – Children (ages 3-12)

Free – (ages 0-2)


4:00pm – 6:00pm  Registration/Jenkins Pop-Up Shop – This is an opportunity for family business owners to showcase their business.  If you are a small business owner, we would love to have you participate in the Jenkins Pop-Up Shop. Register below to be a family vendor.

6:30pm – 9:30pm  Meet/Greet (Attire: Casual, Caribbean)



Saturday, 07/22/2023 Breakfast (on your own)

9:00am – 1:00pm             Family Day/Picnic

2:30pm – 4:00pm            National Board Meeting

6:30pm – 10:00pm          Jenkins Family Banquet (Formal Attire: Caribbean)



Sunday, 07/23/2023 Breakfast (on your own)

8:30am – 10:00am              Jenkins Family Worship Service

11:00am                              Hotel Check-out


If you are interested in being a part of the Jenkins Family Reunion Choir, please select below or email us at 2023jenkinsfamilyreuion@gmail.com.

All Reunion Fees are due by June 1, 2023



 41st Jenkins Family Reunion Registration Form

Please complete and return checks along with the form by June 1, 2023 to:

 Pamela Mays

  PO Box 971006

Coconut Creek, FL  33097

OR CashApp: Pamela Mays ($BPMAYS)

If paying fees via cashApp, please mail the form or email to: 





City________________________   State___________________   Zip________________                         



Adult T-Shirt Quantity Price Child T-Shirt Quantity Price
Small $25.00 X-Small $23.00
Medium $25.00 Small $23.00
Large $25.00 Medium $23.00
X-Large $25.00 Large $23.00
2X-Large $27.00
3X-Large $28.00

***Entrée Options:  Grilled Chicken Breast, Pan Roasted Chicken, Seared Salmon Filet. 

Please select and indicate an amount for each entree option below.  

Reunion Fees (Meet/Greet, picnic & banquet)

$155.00 per adult (13 & over)

$125.00 per child (12 & under)

Total in Attendance

Total Amount

Number of Grilled Chicken Breast

Number of Pan Roast Chicken

Number of Seared Salmon Filet

 #  $  #  # #


Total Amount for T-shirts $______________ Total Amount for Reunion Fees $_____________ 

Scholarship Fund $_______________ Total Amount Enclosed   $__________________ 

Please select all that apply below:                 

____ I would like to be a family vendor for the Jenkins Family Pop-Up Shop.  

____ I would like to participate in the Jenkins Family Choir for Sunday Worship Service.

____ This is my first Jenkins family reunion attending.