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We are pleased to announce exciting details that are being planned for the Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendants 2024 Family Reunion. The hosting site for the event is the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The theme for this year’s reunion is “Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present, and Planning for the Future.” Myrtle Beach is a family friendly resort area that offers many activities, restaurants, golf courses, beaches, and Boardwalk on Broadway for our family members to enjoy.

The reunion committee is planning some exciting reunion activities. Events include: A Hospitality Suite, Golf Tournament, Family Legacy Displays, Jazz Reception, Family Business Meeting and Workshop/Seminar, Family and Scholarship Awards presentations, DJ and dancing Saturday night, Sunday Worship Service and a cookout is planned in Farmers Union, NC.

We encourage all family members – grandparents, parents, and children to use this opportunity to explore our traditions, catch up with what is happening with such a large and dynamic group of cousins, and facilitate opportunities to make lasting memories and connections for a lifetime.

**Currently there are no COVID restrictions**


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Hotel Accommodations
Hotel rooms are blocked at the Myrtle Beach Sheraton Hotel under the name “Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendants Association Family Reunion 2024” as follows:
- Hotel Rates: Standard Double or King – $229 (Traditional) per night, plus all applicable tax, Deluxe Room - $239 per night, plus all applicable tax, Junior Suite - $289 per night, plus all applicable tax and Executive Suite - $339 per night, plus all applicable tax and. 2-night minimum required. Suite rates are based on availability.

- Room Guarantee:
Individual room reservations must be made directly with the hotel by attendee(s).

- Room Cancellation Policy: Individual room cancellations require 72-hour notice or a one night’s room and tax will be charged. Should an attendee cancel a reservation, refund of the deposit and/or cancellation fees will be in accordance with the general policy of the hotel at that time.

- Reservation Method: All reservations must be made individually through the Hotel Reservation Department by calling: 1 (800) 325-3535. You can register on-line at:
Book your group rate for Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendants Association Family Reunion 2024

- Cut-off Date: June 30, 2024, our group rate will expire, and all late bookings will be subject to availability at the then current rate.

- Check-In: 4:00PM / Check-Out: 11:00AM

2024 Family Reunion Registration Fee

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You may register online at:

- Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendants Association (BESDA) Family Scholarship

The Family Association has had a scholarship program for several years that provides financial assistance for Spaulding Descendants who are in college. We have distributed over $52,000 to over 27 Scholarship Recipients. The BESDA family scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship payable over a period of 2 years. Scholarships are awarded every 2 years at the Spaulding Family Reunion. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, involvement in extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation and required essays. Please refer to the Spaulding family website for additional information. The application will be available on January 1, 2024. Scholarship applications must be postmarked by: June 1, 2024. BESDA -

- Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendants Foundation Scholarship (BESDF)
The Benjamin & Edith Spaulding Descendants Foundation Scholarship (non-profit organization) is a $2,500 Scholarship payable over a 2-year period. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, essays, and letters of recommendation. Scholarships are awarded to African American, Native American and Minorities who are current residents of Bladen, Columbus, Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender, and Robeson Counties in the state of NC. Spaulding Descendants are NOT eligible to apply for the Foundation Scholarship. The application will be available on January 1, 2024. Scholarship applications must be postmarked by June 1, 2024. BESDF -

The application and all supporting documents must be submitted by mail to:
Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Scholarship Committee
c/o Stacy Robinson
160 Woodcroft Drive
Youngsville, NC 27596

Home# 919-556-3990 / Cell# 919-649-5029

Souvenir Booklet
To commemorate the 2024 Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Family Reunion, a souvenir booklet will be printed and circulated at the family reunion. The 2024 reunion planning committee requests your support to make this endeavor a success and a memorable family souvenir for the whole family to enjoy. Ads can be created for greetings to relatives, in memory of deceased relatives, for business and political advertisements, for congratulations, and for accomplishments, just to name a few. All prices are as follows:
Full Page: $125.00 / Half Page: $75.00 / ¼ Page $50.00

Please send exact wording as you would like it to appear on your ads or business cards and/or photos. Ads sent without full payment will not be accepted by the souvenir committee. The deadline for submission for all ads whether electronic ads or mailed is on or before May 31, 2024. Be mindful that no ads will be returned due to the large number of ads expected. Please do not send original photographs. Instead, send a good quality photocopy that can be scanned. If you plan to send your ad via e-mail, the ad must be attached as a PDF attachment and sent to Please do not send ads as an MS word document, because the ads may not appear in the same fonts and formatting may change when they are uploaded to my computer.

Make checks payable to “BESD Association” and write “Ad” in the memo part of the check. Please mail your ads and check to:
Wendell Campbell
2914 North Elm Street, PMB# 194
Lumberton, NC 28358

To make this process run as smoothly as possible, it is very important to send your ad and check together. If you have any questions, you can reach Wendell at Cell# (910) 876-3106.

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