The SFA has become much more than a surname-based genealogy society. Over the years, descendants of Sheldon (Shelden) families have met annually in various locations across the nation. These annual meetings are a gathering for members and a business meeting. A strong sense of family has grown between the members of the various families. A business meeting is an important part of the Reunion, but time is always set aside for group activities, or just spending time with other Sheldons (Sheldens).