July 28, 2016
8 months and 1 Day since
our celebration.

Greetings Beloved Thomas Underwood Clay Family:

Welcome to Chicago!  The Windy City, The City of Big Shoulders, The Second City, The Gospel Capital of the World, The birthplace of House Music, and City That Works. 
 
Chicago is home of our 44th President of the United States Barack Hussein and First Lady Michelle Obama. Entertainers and athletes such as Jennifer Hudson, Kayne West, Common, Chance, R. Kelley, Sherri Shepherd, Melissa McCarthy, Tina Fey, Harrison Ford, Dwayne Wade, Derrick Rose are just a few who call Chicago home.  The Oprah Winfrey Show, Steve Harvey, Judge Mathis, Empire, Chicago Fire have all taped shows in Chicago 
 
Chicago is blessed with a rich sports heritage in that we are one of four US cities that have teams from the five major American professional team sports (Cubs & White Sox (baseball), Bears (football), Bulls (basketball), Blackhawks (hockey), and Fire (soccer). With 17 Championships across 5 teams makes Chicago one of the best sports cities in the US. 
 
On behalf of the Thomas Underwood Clay Committee here in Chicago, We would like to first give glory to God for blessing us to celebrate with our family another year.  Through HIS amazing grace we’ve made it through some rough times and are still making it.
 
As we gather ourselves in this year of our Lord two thousand and sixteen to celebrate Forty years since the conception of our family connecting through family reunion fellowship was suggested by Ma Lizzie as well as Nineteenth formal reunions, We give thanks to God for his goodness and mercy in keeping this family together.  His divine love for the Thomas Underwood Clay family is forever present.
 
The Thomas Underwood Clay family reunion is a special time to reflect on the past, enjoy the present, and inspire the future.  Our committee rolled up our sleeves and with hard work and diligence we designed a reunion that will be memorable to all.  Our goal as your host city is to give you a reunion that reflects the beauty and love that we as a family share.  This is a reunion you don’t want to miss!
 
So let’s cherish this time of fellowship, fun, food, laughter, and love.  As we pray that this bond of love for family will last throughout generations.
 
Peace, Blessings & Love
 
Lisa Marie Thomas, TUC 2016 Co-Chairperson
J. Rashawn Thomas, TUC 2016 Co-Chairperson 
 

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