2022 BFA Gathering & Annual Meeting
THE HOST HOTEL is the HAMPTON INN ALTOONA-DES MOINES, located at 215 Adventureland Drive, Altoona, IA 50009.
The town of Bondurant is about 15 minutes away from Altoona. A block of rooms for the BONDURANT FAMILY GATHERING has been reserved for us - at $150 per night (plus tax) for one king bed, or $155 (plus tax) for two queen beds. This rate is available for Thursday, Sept. 22 to Sunday, Sept. 25, in case you want to come a day early. Call the hotel directly at (515) 967-5774 and ask for the Bondurant Family Gathering by Sept. 1st to make your reservations.
The nearest airport to Altoona/Bondurant is Des Moines (DSM), about 15 miles away.
Please download, print, and mail your reservation for the BFA Gathering using the Meeting Flyer. There is a $10 Meeting Fee and Option to Have Dinner on Saturday September 25 at the Bondurant First Christian Church at $25/Person. Lunch will be provided on Saturday at the Bondurant Train Depot.
Check Into Hotel
Dinner on Your Own - Friday, September 23
BFA Annual Business Meeting - Friday, September 23, 6:00 PM in Hampton Inn Meeting Room
Cousins Meet & Greet - 7 PM to 9:30 PM in Hampton Inn Meeting Room, bring your own genealogy and/or family heirlooms to share with your Bondurant Cousins.
Bondurant Town Tour - We meet in hotel parking lot at 9 AM, Saturday 24. You will receive tour maps and we will car-pool on tour of Bondurant area historical sites to include Alexander Conley Bondurant homestead location (house no longer standing), first building in Bondurant (location of first school & church), Bondurant Train Depot (how Bondurant got it's name), Bondurant downtown today, Bondurant Cemetery, Bondurant Christian Church, location of local Groves (where AC Bondurant neighbors lived).
Picnic Lunch (Provided) - Old Bondurant Train Depot at 12 noon. We will have Jersey Mike's subs with chips and water.
Pubic Presentation - From France & England to Bondurant, Iowa - Bondurant Community Library at 2 PM. We have invited the Bondurant community to join us and the Bondurant Historical Society for a presentation on the history of the Bondurant Family and Alexander Conley's ancestors route from France and England to Bondurant, Iowa. We will share family anecdotes during Question & Answer session and Bondurant Historical will display Bondurant memorabilia.
Evening Meal - We meet at Bondurant Christian Church at 6 PM and will be served by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Christian Church. Either Pork Loin with Cheesy Potatoes, Vegetables, Roll & Dessert or Vegetarian Pasta with Salad, Roll & Dessert will be offered at $25/person. Coffee, Tea, Lemonade or Water will be available to drink. The church is located on the site provided by Alexander Conley Bondurant for the original Church building in 1885. The new Church was built in 1951.
Sunday Morning Worship Service - If your schedule allows, we are invited to attend the 10 AM Sunday Worship Service at the Christian Church on September 25.
Please remember to make your Reservations for the Gathering by mailing the Registration Form.