About National Association of Reunion Planners

The National Association of Reunion Managers (NARM) is “The Voice of the Reunion Industry.” Collectively, the members of NARM produce the majority of professionally planned reunions in the United States. Comprised of independent companies across the country, members of NARM subscribe to a Code of Ethics as well as a stringent set of Industry Standards.

The National Association of Reunion Managers (NARM) is a non-profit organization, formed in 1986. The mission of NARM is to develop an association of professional reunion managers which adhere to strict industry standards and a code of ethics to ensure the highest quality of service. Members are admitted to NARM only after meeting stringent requirements.

NARM Industry Standards:

  • Members must use a written contract clearly stating the per person ticket price, services, products, and other essential information.The contract must be signed by a representative of the committee.
  • Members must have policies regarding cancellations and refunds that must be communicated to their clients.
  • Members must communicate their involvement with the reunions to the individual high schools.
  • Press releases used to announce reunions should occur only after an agreement is established between the member and committee.
  • Members, in conjunction with the committee, must attempt to locate all the alumni.
  • Affiliates must contact the graduating class officers for the purpose of obtaining a reunion contract if the class has not had a previous reunion. The previous reunion planning committee must be contacted when a previous reunion has been planned. Other class members may be considered only after these people have been contacted and/or consulted.

NARM Code Of Ethics:

  • Strive for excellence in all aspects of reunion management.
  • Maintain the highest standard of personal conduct, and to promote and encourage the highest level of ethics within the reunion management industry.
  • Use only legal and ethical means in all reunion management activities.
  • Conform to all existing laws, regulations, and codes governing business practices and procedures, and to report any violations of the law to proper state, local, or federal agencies.
  • Reject any form of false, misleading, deceptive, or fraudulent advertising or promotional activities, and to abstain from unfair methods in competition.
  • Cooperate in every reasonable and proper way with other reunion managers and work with them in the advancement of the reunion management industry.
  • Avoid interference with the performance of another reunion planner’s contractual arrangement with a reunion committee.
  • Refuse to initiate or participate in any discussion or activity which might result in an unjust injury to another reunion manager’s reputation or business relationships.