85th Reunion has its eye on Seattle October 4-8, 2017

85th Hawley Society Reunion has its eye on Seattle. October 4-8, 2017.

Thursday morning the group will board the light rail for a daytime sightseeing excursion. On the agenda: Space Needle (discover the Hawley connection to this 1962 World’s Fair icon), and the world-famous Chihuly Garden and Glass Sculptures next door. Lunch at Pike Place Market overlooking Elliott Bay.

Then on to Pioneer Square for the Klondike Museum and a stop at the Sound Transit building to hear about its history and restoration.

Dinner at Anthony’s Home Port Restaurant in Des Moines (Washington, not Iowa).

Friday we leave the city for Whidbey Island, guided by Sheriff Michael A. Hawley. Then off to Fort Casey, where Michael or his Park Ranger daughter gives us the military history of the base. Dinner in Burien.

Saturday morning is the 85th Annual Meeting, this year via light rail to the Daughters of the American Revolution House. Hear speaker Julia Marshall on her Massachusetts Hawley line and their migration to Seattle. Possibly a presentation by Michael A. Hawley. Also reports and updates on the Hawley Society from officers and committees. Steve Clarke has an update on his Holley/Holly/Hawley research project. Election of officers for 2017-2018 and site selection for the 2018 reunion. Any ideas? A box lunch is included with the registration for the entire reunion or only the Annual Meeting.

Make your hotel reservations now to enjoy the “Hawley Society Reunion” rate of $95 (plus tax). Call Best Western Seattle Airport Hotel at 206.878.3300. The hotel is at 20717 International Blvd., Seattle WA 98198. It is just 2 miles from the airport. The hotel offers free shuttle bus to airport and light rail. Continental breakfast included.

Register for Thursday-Saturday tours, including Annual Meeting, (meals on your own, except for Sat. lunch). $134.

If you wish to attend only the Annual Meeting, cost is $40 (including boxed lunch).

For more information, contact Reunion Chair Alison Hawley-Washington via email: alison.hawleywashington@yahoo.com




  • April 4, 2016 - 8:58 pm

    Sunny Roberts - Hello, I am a Hawley, that lives in Texas, Austin Texas. My father was a Hawley.ReplyCancel

  • April 5, 2016 - 7:44 am

    Joseph S Hawley - Good morning Trudy!
    Good morning Linda!
    Wow! Congratulations!
    Trudy, I am (we all are) grateful for all Paul and You do!
    Linda, Amazing. We all look forward to your leadership.
    Just visited NEPAL is Never Ending Peace And Love, JoeReplyCancel

  • April 12, 2016 - 10:30 pm

    Brad haelry - Is this site alive? I’d love to learn more about our family!ReplyCancel

  • April 27, 2016 - 5:39 pm

    Alison Hawley-Washington - Do you know if we will be staying in Philadelphia or near Valley Forge? I may want to book a couple extra days in Philadelphia and do some research as my mother’s side of the family settled Germantown, PA around William Penn time frame. Depending if we do Valley Forge first, and Philadelphia second or opposite, I may book a few days ahead or a few days at the end of the trip to do this research.ReplyCancel

    • April 29, 2016 - 2:35 pm

      Linda Hawley - Alison,

      Did you receive our recent newsletter? The two hotels are given with rates, etc. We have been given the Hawley rate for 3 days before and after, which will fit you perfectly. We will tour Historic Philadelphia on the Friday of the event. Valley Forge on Thursday. You will stay in Valley Forge/King of Prussia area. As far as renewing your dues, since we are still trying to put together the information from the last few years, I can’t answer you. You can hold off paying your dues until we meet in October, or earlier once we have established a new bank account for the Society.
      Hope this answers your questions.


      Linda HawleyReplyCancel

  • April 30, 2016 - 3:33 pm

    MARTHA HAWLEY - Glad to see the Reunions back. We will join you this October. Can’t wait! Looking forward to hearing update on DNA log.ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2016 - 8:24 pm

    Jason Hawley - I’m a Hawley from thr Green Bay, WI area. I’m trying to find out if there are any Hawleys who fought in the revolutionary war. Supposedly our branch of the family dates back to the 1600’s. How can I get answers to these questions? Has anybody had luck with Ancestry.com I’m just going by second-hand information.Thanks in advance for any help.!ReplyCancel

  • December 22, 2016 - 7:48 am

    Susan Griswold - My mother was a Hawley. Her name was Portia Hawley Griswold. She was born Portia Hawley on Dec. 9, 1923 to Ray Hawley and Portia Lemon Hawley in Calif. She had 3 sisters, Dorothy, Elenor, and Margarete(Kasandra). She had a half brother and sister Charles Hawley and Pamela Hawley. She served in the Navy during WWII and has a picture posted in the WWII memorial in DC.

    If anyone is interested in contacted me for what info I have please do. I don’t have a lot but I do have some.ReplyCancel

  • April 22, 2017 - 11:08 am

    Glenn R. Hawley - Alison Hawley, Seattle, WA
    Contact me by e-mail or cel 360 739-9605

    I live in Bellingham, Wa and am planning to be @ the October reunion.

    My last reunion was in 2007 in Wash DCReplyCancel