Like all large events, you need a team. You can't plan an event all on your own, or even just you and one buddy.
First of all, you need Marines to join your reunion planning leadership team. Reach out to Marines from your unit, and be sure to include variety in your reunion planning leadership team.
But you also need to reach out to others.
You need to reach out to Marines to attend your reunion. Where will you find them? How will you reach out to them?
Reach out and invite Gold Star families to attend your reunion. They may be VIP guests at your reunion.
Definitely ensure you reach out to potential support agencies. These organizations may be able to help you manage the money brought in and spent and provide a platform for selling reunion tickets and swag.
The current Command leadership includes other individuals to whom you should reach out. They can be extremely helpful in your planning and ceremony design, and may be VIP guests at your reunion.
Contact members of the historic chain of command, who may be able to help you reach other Marines and serve as a vital part of your communication strategy. They may be VIP guests at your reunion.
Marine and Family Programs (MF), which includes the Marine For Life Network, MF Marketing, and the Wounded Warrior Regiment, can be a great resource. Contact them for assistance reaching out to Marines and as part of your communication strategy, including adding your reunion to the list of upcoming reunions and providing your AAR after your event for others to learn from.
As part of your communication strategy, reach out to Veteran Organizations who may be able to pass the word to their members and via their social media channels to maximize your reach to Marines who may wish to attend your reunion.