JFA Future Directions Survey 2022               
Building Stronger Family Connections

The current JFA Board of Directors have made a pledge to grow the organization, reach more cousins, expand the historical family knowledge and to be more inclusive. In working toward that goal, we would like your input. Please take the time and fill out the survey so that we can understand your interests in the Junkins family, its history and its future.

With regard to the Junkins Family Association, what areas below would be of interest to you? You can check as many specific items/projects as you’d like. These are a broad range of topics so we can learn what family members are most interested in doing/learning about in the future annual meetings and throughout the year.

Please add a note if you have children that would be interested in any of these activities!!

Please respond by December 31, 2022 – If you fill out the survey, we will gift you a JFA survey newsletter.

The JFA Future Directions Survey is available at: https://forms.gle/Ew5HDVZGipRjSHBB8


It is with a heavy heart that I let you know Ann Cheney has passed away.

Anne has been the Vice President of the Junkins Family Association since 2008.
For the JFA, she has handled membership, keeping track of our members and
sending out renewals each year. She's recently published the JFA newsletter.

As a friend she has spent time with us both at family reunions and otherwise,
sharing her love for food, genealogy, and quilting.

She will be greatly missed.

Junkins Family Association founder Alan Junkins celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by friends, family and cousins from all of in York Maine.

At the last gathering of the JFA, many of the younger Junkins that were in attendance brought up issues of being somewhat disenfranchised with the JFA leadership. President Ken Junkins invited them to join the Board of Directors at their meeting on Sunday. Attending the meeting were Ken, Kathy, Alan, Ann, Bill, Logan, Adam, Justin, Kim, Shane, Kellie, Richard. The young adults expressed that they felt they were not included or welcome in the planning process of reunions. They also wanted to explore new ideas of coming together as a family, including social media. Several social media ideas were floated and at least one is currently in development. Stay tuned.

Another idea that seemed to make a lot of sense was using a service like Venmo or PayPal to make membership contributions. Younger generations are more likely to pay online than send in a check. Additionally, online payment systems may offer automatic annual renewals that make it easier to keep members up to date with their membership. The Board promised to look into that.