The 2015 J. E. Cochran Clan Reunion will be held at Camp Wooten in Washington's Blue Mountains on the Tucannon River.
Plan a vacation to Eastern Washington around the tri-annual family get together. Please reserve Friday, August 21, 2015 through Sunday, August 23, 2015 on your calendar. Camp Wooten is approximately 25 miles from either Dayton or Pomeroy, Washington. Camp Wooten is a Washington State Parks Environmental Learning Center with facilities similar to other locations the family has used for past reunions. See the web site. A reunion edition of Cochran Chronicles will be mailed in May with a registration blank or you can register online.
There are accommodations for all at the site but for those seeking alternative lodging will find information on hotels and motels in the Chronicles.
Register here. If you don't know the username & password use the contact webmaster link at the bottom of the page.
The 2012 J.E. Cochran Clan Reunion will be held on the shores of Lake Wenatchee at Camp Zanika Lache in the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness Area. Plan a vacation to Washington State or a long weekend around the tri-annual family get together. Please reserve Friday, August 24, 2012 through Sunday, August 26, 2012 on your calendar. Camp Zanika is approximately a two hour drive from Seattle; it's 25 miles west of Leavenworth, WA. Take a look at their web site www.zanika.net.
Read the Chronicles Reunion Edition in the Family Only section of this website for more information.
2009 Reunion Report
A more detailed report is in the Family Only section: detailed 2009 report.
Sixty-seven members of the 2009 J. E. Cochran Clan gathered over the Forth of July weekend 2009 at Washington's Fort Flagler State Park on Puget Sound for the 21st triennial Family Reunion. The President and Treasurer greeted family members at the registration table as they arrived Friday afternoon. It wasn't long before a volunteer crew began preparing the evening meal. As with previous reunions eating, visiting, and picture taking continued until clean up and good byes Sunday noon July 5th.
Fort Flagler's was established in 1899 to protect the entrance to Puget Sound with heavy artillery. Defending soldiers were housed in a number of camps. Camp Hoskins, the reunion site, consists of three dormitories and a combination kitchen and dining hall. The kitchen was the best equipped and laid out one that we have seen in the Environmental Learning Centers. Everyone could be seated at once in the dining hall with plenty of room left over for the sale table, family meeting, and auction. About half of the family stayed in the dorms at the camp and a few families drove in for Saturday. The balance commuted 20 minutes to Port Hadlock. The manager of the Hadlock Motel was well acquainted with the family before every one had arrived as it was virtually sold out to Cochrans.
The weather for the weekend was sunny and temperatures were ideal. Some family members hiked and bicycled the pathways through fields and trees past old gun emplacements high above the Straits of Juan De Fuca. A number of the young men participated in a croquet match while some of the 4th generation ladies sun bathed. Saturday night a group walked to the cliffs to watch fireworks all along the beaches and in Port Townsend. Some attendees visited the historical museum.
At its 2005 meeting Board members agreed to hold "Mini-Reunions" to coincide with the annual Board meetings to bring at least a few clan members together more frequently than once every three years. Ramblewood Environmental Learning Center near Sequim Bay State Park the Strait of Juan de Fuca was the location July 6-8, 2007. Moran State Park ELC on Orcus Island was the location for the Mini Reunion and board meeting June 6-8, 2008.