5th Vogler Family Reunion a Great Success!

A Big Thank You to those of you who could come to our Fifth PCVF, INC. Family Reunion Festivities! To those of you who could not come, we missed you and hope you can make it in 2008! It is good to gather and renew acquaintances with cousins that we know and meet new cousins that we have not known. Our family is unique in heritage and in number. May each of us, along with our children & grandchildren, help preserve that uniqueness into many future generations.

Our First Reunion, held in 1987 @ the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, had 317 participants from 11 states & Canada. Our Second, in 1990, took us to ME where we did an re-inactment by boat-ride of our arrival in Broad Bay. At Our Third, held in 1994 @ Salem College, we received Our Book. Our Fourth, in 1998, held @ The Hawthorne Inn, near Old Salem promoted our Coat of Arms and at our recent Fifth in 2003, we revealed the likeness of the locket portrait of Philip Christoph. We look forward to our Sixth in 2008…..For that theme, would you like to pursue the ship Lydia and the 19 year old occupant Philip Christoph with his father, Hans Georg as they left their family and traveled to America?

We want to thank Our Dinner Speakers: NC Senator Hamilton C. Horton, Jr., Dr. Frederick W. Vogler, Dr. Paul C. Reber, Nathaniel Norwood, and Blake Stevenson. Also, all the talented cousins who were willing to share their talents to enhance our Festivities:

Musical Entertainment:
The Vogler Brothers Gospel Quartet: Mark, Todd, Tad, & Jonathan w/assorted instruments; Southern Sky:John Shelton, Mandy Goins, David & Jamison Vaught: Vocal w/guitars; Emily Pendleton & Stephen Murray: Vocal w/guitar; Sonja Davis: Flute; Susan Howard: Vocal w/tape; Gayle Riggs: Vocal w/tape; John B. Vogler & Greg Taff: Vocal w/guitar & piano; John F. Vogler: mandolin and Jay Vogler: guitar

“Jam Session” Afterwards: Susan Howard, John B. Vogler, Greg Taff, John F. Vogler. & Jay Vogler
Many Thanks to each of you for a great performance!

In remembrance of our Swiss Homeland: Edelweiss, sung by Susan Howard and accompanied by the Jam Session Group marked the end of a very special 2003 Reunion Day!

Daytime Festivities To Provide Monetary Donations For the Operational Expenses of Our Foundation: Our Silent Auction Donors: Artist Debbie Pendleton: Oil Portrait (16 X 20 oval) of Philipp Christoph, 2 silk flower arrangements; PCV clock, Old Salem Novelty Tray; Moulon Rouge Tray; Steve and Cindy Smith: Golf Hobby Basket; Artist Peggy V. Sutphin: Water Color & Acrylic (16 x 20) Painting, “Magnolias”; Dr. Frederick W. Vogler: Framed print of Swiss Reformed Church by Swiss Artist; Cindy Smith : print “Summer Sun” by John Furches; J.B. Houston IV: Vogler Coat of Arms Clock; Artist B. Vogler Houston: 16 x 20 oval wooden frame (5″ width, tri-color gold) for PCV Oil Portrait, “Descendants of Philipp Christoph Vogler” book, # 39.

Silent Auction Managers: Bill & Debbie Pendleton

Our Vogler Vendors who gave 20% to 50% of their proceeds: Artist Jerry B. Vogler, Jr. & Artist B. Vogler Houston

Our Donors for the Collectible Items: Madelyn Fogler, Pat & Cokie Jones, Cindy Smith, Debbie Pendleton, and B. Vogler Houston

Our Collectibles Table-Top Managers: (100% Donations to PCVF,INC.)

Vogler Coat of Arms (8 x 10), Philipp Christoph Mugs, & Vogler Crest Mugs: Pat & Cokie Jones

T-Shirts with Vogler Crests: 4 Color Crest on White; Gold Crest on Maroon: Dr. Sarah E. Leak, Mary Frances & Ross Zachary

Vogler Crest Tote Bags & Philipp Christoph Photos: (After costs met) J.B. Houston, & Sonja Davis

Vogler Vendor Tables: Artist Jerry B. Vogler, Jr, J.B. Houston, & Sonja Davis

Our Table Display Managers:

Children’s Corner: Cindy Smith & Debbie Pendleton; Helpers: Stephanie & Katie Smith, Lindsey Andrews, Austen & Emily Pendleton, and Stephen Murray; Scavenger Hunts, Decorate the Vogler Tree with Cut-Outs of Hands, Make Vogler Crest Bookmarks, Enter Philipp Christoph Vogler Portrait Art Contest (Judged by PCVF Artist, Jerry Vogler, Jr.). The Winners Are: Age 3 to 5: Aila Sullivan; Age 6 to 9: Alex Rickett, Runner-up: Katie Smith; Age 10 to 13: Stephanie Smith, Runner-up: Stephen Rickett; Age 14 to 17: Emily Pendleton, Runner-up: Lindsey Andrews.

Charles McKinney Vogler Archival Fund: Frances & Herbert Vogler

Swiss Corner: Patty & Jerry B. Vogler, Sr. Helper, Cheryl Simmons

Vogler European Family History: Dr. Frederick W. Vogler, PCVF European Historian

Vogler Spoons: Madelyn Fogler, who later donated these original sterling silver spoons to Old Salem

PCVF, INC. Newsletters: Steve Smith, Editor ; Helper, Michael Smith

Website www.voglerfoundation.org: John B. Vogler, Webmaster


Receptionists: Marion Couch, Rachel Vogler; Helper, Gary Sutphin

Video/Photographer: Amy Newsome

Newspaper, Radio, & Website (Old Salem & PCVF, INC.) Publicity: Frances Vogler, John F. Vogler,Jackie Shelton, Cindy Smith, John Houston, Bill Cissna, John B. Vogler

Meal Tickets, Name Badges, Programs: Debbie Pendleton, Sonja Davis, J.B., John, & Betty Houston

Heather Rene’ Crain: for the laser print of the Mini Portrait of Philipp Christoph Vogler Locket with permission to reproduce through PCVF, INC. An Honorary Lifetime Membership was awarded to Heather by the Board of Directors at the Reunion Meeting.

Many Thanks to all who gave donations to receive products from our Foundation. This is our main income to provide for the operational expenses of PCVF, INC. Our Foundation has not yet achieved non-profit status and is a corporation with corporate expenses such as Income & Corporate Taxes, CPA and Website Fees, etc. All Board Members are on a volunteer basis, without salaries or compensation for travel expenses to meetings, which are held, free of charge, at Vogler Realty in Burlington, NC. Our membership dues of $10.00 per year pay for the PCVF,INC. Newsletter printings & postages.

We are happy to report that we were able to cover our 2003 Total Reunion Expenses at the Hawthorne Inn by the support of our pre-paid meals, Silent Auction, and donations from our PCVF Collectibles and Vogler Vendors.

Again, Many Thanks to Each of You for Your Participation in our 2003 Reunion Festivities.
You Make Great Things Happen and Create Keepsake Memories for Everyone!


Betty Vogler Houston, Reunion Chairwoman & PCVF, Inc Treasurer (2000-2004).

Please look for our Vogler Collectibles and Vogler Vendors’ products in our newsletters and also on our website www.voglerfoundation.org in the near future. Thank you for your support!