Will be updated when more information is available
Last update: Wednesday, June 20, 8:00 pm

 

Arrival:

  • Map of Altstätten and the reunion grounds
  • Get your name cards on arrival (See below: "Name Cards")
  • Arrival by car: Park in the parking lot of the Stoss-train (see the parking lot on the map here). There is no access to the reunion grounds by private car!
  • Please contact the committee if you need a special permit for access to the reunion grounds
  • Drop off your contributions for the Vesper-buffet (cakes, sweets, ...) at the Prestegg or if possible bring it up to the reunion grounds

How to get there:

  • Stossbahn (train)
  • Shuttle bus
    • A shuttle bus will be available on call (only Saturday)
    • The vehicle is a small Mercedes bus, operated by "Rheintal-Reisen"
    • From the Stossbahn-parking to/from the reunion grounds. The phone number of the shuttle will be posted at the respective locations.
    • Available Saturday 10:00 am until about 10:00 pm
  • By foot
    • from the Stossbahn parking lot to the reunion grounds: about 1.5km, 30min, 130m height difference, via "Alte Stossstrasse"
    • from the Stossbahn stop "Alter Zoll" to the reunion grounds: about 500m, 5min, mostly flat
  • Castle Grünenstein on Sunday

Theater:

  • General rehearsal: Friday evening, 7:00pm, in the main tent of the reunion grounds
  • We still need participants for the play! Just join the general rehearsal on Friday evening and we will find a space for you.

Reunion Program:

  • You can find the reunion program here

Volunteers:

  • There will be a "Volunteer Corner" in the main tent. A plan will show your assigned tasks (where, when, with whom...)
  • A few details about areas where volunteers are still needed
  • Please help us out! Visit the "Volunteer Corner" to take on a spontaneous task - any help is appreciated!
  • It is very important to also get volunteers on Friday afternoon for setup (starting at 1pm) and also on Sunday morning for cleanup. Please write us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the volunteer corner to communicate your availability with us.

 Name Cards:

  • You can pick up your name card on Saturday after 8.30am in front of/in the courtyard of the Prestegg house. If it rains this will probably be relocated inside the Prestegg or the museum.
  • After the departure of the Stoss-train (shortly before 11am) the name card pickup location will be moved to the tent on the reunion grounds

Payment:

  • We still did not receive the payment from some (just a few) participants. Please do not send the fee via our bank accounts after Monday, June 17. Otherwise we might not be able to verify your payment.
  • If the wire transfer did not get through - or if you registered late or at the reunion - you can pay on arrival at the name card pickup location. Please bring the exact amount in cash! Payment by Twint is also possible.

Town Tour:

  • The start is at about 08:30 am from the Prestegg at the name card pickup location.
  • You can pay the 8.- fee with Twint. When paying cash, please bring the exact amount.
  • If needed, there will be two groups for the town tour.

Committee:

  • To make it easier to recognize the committee members
    • we will wear burgundy colored t-shorts
    • our name cards will be printed on colored paper
  • All the committee members have now planned a few family reunions and it is time for a change of hands and for new ideas. We are looking for a new committee which will be planning the next family reunion alongside the current committee members. There are many tasks, please talk to a committee member at the reunion or message us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Miscellaneous:

  • Bring tupperware. There is often quite some food left after lunch or dinner, it would be a pity to throw it out.
  • Are you interested to take one of the large family trees home on Sunday? Please contact a committee member, we would like to give them away.

 

With less than 3.5 weeks remaining and over 350 registered people throughout the 3 days we will close the reunion registration by the end of May. For changes to your registration or last minute registrations please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. When you are registered for the reunion and you log in through the online-family tree you can view the list of all participants here.

Some of you will receive an e-mail after we close the registration with a note that your registration has bee modified or finalized again. You do not have to do anything, there are just some modifications needed from our side to ensure all registered participants will appear correctly on their name cards.

 

Family tree printing:

Starting May 26th we began with the creation of the family tree tableaus for the reunion Marquee. This means that changes after May 26 will (most likely) not be visible on the printed family tree in the reunion tent. You can, however, still update your information in the online family tree at any time - for the next reunion, for the next round of updates for the family tree downloads or simply for all your relatives to view :)

Desserts and Volunteering:

Please let us know through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you...

  • can contribute anything for the Vesper/"Dessert buffet" (cake, sweets, fruits, ...) for Saturday afternoon but you have not listed it on the registration. Hand them to us Saturday morning until 10am in the Prestegg courtyard (when you pick up your name tag) or find a committee member if you arrive later.
  • would like to help with the reunion. You will also be able to sign up as volunteer during the reunion. A volunteer corner and a list of tasks will be placed somewhere in the reunion tent.

Reunion fee:

We still have a few reunion registration payments pending. Please make sure you can complete the payment as soon as possible (or let us know if you can not participate) - it might take a few days to show up in our account and we might not have the possibility to verify late payments during the reunion. See here for payment instructions. Donations can also be sent via the same information any time.

We now have reached a count of over 300 participants! We currently have 341 registered family members throughout the 3 days and I am sure a few more will trickle in.

If you have not paid your fee yet: Please send the payment as soon as possible (unless we have an agreement that it can wait). We must receive your payment by the end of May, so that we can see it on our account. Payments at the reunion will be possible only for special circumstances (for example if you end up arriving earlier or decide to stay later) - the cash amount should then be exact, as we will not have much change on hand.

You can review the details about the payment in your registration through the online family tree or here on the website (do not forget the registration code when sending the payment).

The family-reunion films 2014 and 2019 are now available online. The films are password protected, to get the password please search for it on the Facebook group or ask via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are looking for a better solution, also hopefully the older films can be viewed online in the near future.

A festival with over 300 participants needs a lot of help. Please contact us through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in case you would like to volunteer but did not select that during your registration. Another option is to sign up to volunteer during the reunion.

We now have just about 200 registered participants for June. Thank you very much for everyone that signed up!

The registration will get extended up until April 30. - we hope to reach some more of our family members, we have about 90 E-Mail addresses which could not get delivered (out of a total of about 860). It seems like that quite a few e-mails ended up in various recepients spam. Please ask around within your family circles to confirm that they received the invitations.

Will we reach the number of over 300 participants again like in previous years? :)

Due to a slight misconfiguration of our e-mailing setup for mass-delivering the family reunion invitations, users with a Google gmail e-mail address did not get their familytree password reset and registration confirmation e-mails delivered.

This is now fixed and we will try to re-send the respective e-mails where it makes sense.

The registration for the Naeffen Reunion 2024 is open!

The invitations have been sent out by e-mail and it has been announced on Facebook. Further information about the registration and the reunion can be found under Registration, Invitation Details and Program. Invited are: All direct descendants of Maria and Johann Mathias Naeff-Dalp, spouses and partners.

In case you would like additional people to be invited to the reunion or if you do not receive an invitation within a few days, please check your spam folder and contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All the online-familytree data until end of March 2024 was included for the distribution of the invitations.

Please register for the reunion by April 19, 2024.

 

A lot has happened behind the scenes in the last few months. The information flow has been a little sparse, here are some updates.

First and foremost: The registration for the reunion will open in the next few weeks!

 

Reunion Planning

The committee has met every 1-2 months since last summer. In between we worked on the many tasks which are needed to plan such a reunion. Because it only takes place every 5 years, there is a lot of information to dig out. It starts with ensuring that the farmer allows us to use the plot for the reunion and continues with talks to the municipality, organization of food, beverages and entertainment. All of this by a committee of volunteers where job, children and family can not come short. We are now at the point where we can soon send out the invitations! We would like to ask you this year to do the registration online via the family tree. It would reduce the work on our end greatly.

 

Budget

As always, the budget is a limiting factor. On one side we want to plan a great reunion with an appealing program for everyone, on the other side we have to keep the costs at bay and we rely on many volunteers (starting at the committee and then also during the reunion). Further, we want to keep many traditional aspects of the reunion but we also want to make it attractive for the younger generations. This all needs ideas, people to execute them and at the end it all has to fit into the budget. We are lucky and in a very comfortable position that the reunion does not have to be covered completely by the reunion fees, but of course we want to continue the reunion for many generations and therefore we also rely on sponsoring. Some things change from reunion to reunion, sometimes we have family members which volunteer to take over bigger tasks, other times we have to hire external people and need to consider higher costs.

 

Family Tree

Many updates have been entered into the family tree in the last few weeks. Especially in February where all the replies we received through our e-mail request were entered into the system. It is also getting to the point where an updated print-out of the family tree has to be generated again (the current downloads for printing are from December 2021). The updates to the printed version will be done in the next few weeks and it will also get communicated here. Shortly before the reunion another updated printed version will be made available again.

The family tree software also had a larger system update. If you see any issues or errors (page does not load, page is blank, links do not work) please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the URL you visited, maybe a screenshot and the steps that lead to the issue.

The reunion sign up will be made available very soon. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you do not have a family tree login yet. If you have forgotten you password, you should be able to reset it easily through the login page. A reunion registration via the family tree is preferred and will simplify the work on our end.

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