I've brought guests to the meetings, and sat at the same table as people who were seeking membership, and they all said "We wanted to see what happened at a meeting!" Maybe you were wondering the same thing. So here are photos of typical meetings here in New Hampshire with the New Hampshire Society of Mayflower Descendants. Remember that both men and women, and children of all ages, can be members of the Mayflower Society. We welcome guests, too. There are chapters in all 50 states and Canada, and many states have several "colonies".
|Welcome to the meeting! Everyone wears a name tag|
that lists their ancestors, so it is easier to find cousins
|We always have plenty of time for schmoozing, but come|
early so you can meet up with cousins and new members
|We hear reports from the secretary, treasurer and other board members.|
The state historian's report includes welcoming new members!
|In New Hampshire our May meeting is the scholarship luncheon.|
We award several scholarships every year. See the website for more information.
Here are out 2015 awardees
|After a nice lunch, we always have a speaker.|
At this meeting we were joined by
"Governor William Bradford" played by Rev. Michael Hall
|We often have displays of photos, family trees,|
and items for sale like Mayflower insignia and books
|A member displays her quilt which is embroidered with|
her Mayflower lineage back to Stephen Hopkins
|Members examining a large family tree.|
It looks like they found a cousin connection!
So you see, we have a simple meeting, but it can be exciting to find new cousins!
Some useful links:
The New Hampshire Society of Mayflower Descendants www.nhmayflower.org
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants https://www.themayflowersociety.org/
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