On Behalf of Governor General Lea Sinclair Filson
We are making HISTORY!
We are about to make GSMD history!
Our prospective Society in Europe has now met the requirements to present a request to the GBOA to form a Member Society. Our Constitution and Bylaws allows for the General Board of Assistants to vote and approve the request, which means we do not have to wait until our 2017 Congress to make this a reality.
Please consider being part of this history-making moment for GSMD by attending our General Board of Assistants meeting in Indianapolis this year. Be a part of the historic vote to approve the request for a Society of Mayflower Descendants in Europe!
A special thanks to Member-at-Large Steve Arnold and Membership Chair Georgi Hess for their leadership in this effort. Thanks also to the Historian General’s office and the Executive Committee for the hard work they have done to make this happen.
Please pass this email on to your Society.
See you in September,
Lea Sinclair Filson, Governor General, GSMD
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2016 Sayler Barbour Scholarship Award Winner
Amelia Kennedy Thomas
Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado
The Scholarship Committee is pleased to annouce the 2016 Kansas Sayler Barbour Scholarship Winner, Amelia Kennedy Thomas.
Amelia's winning essay was "Stephen Hopkins: Essential to the Survival of the Mayflower Colony".
Congratulations to Amelia K. Thomas the 2016 Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Kansas Scholarship Winner!
The Scholarship Committee wishes to express sincere appreciation to the 2016 scholarship applicants.
The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Kansas was organized in 1914. The Society is a hereditary organization
perpetuating the memory of the Pilgrims. The Pilgrims were passengers aboard the Mayflower on it's maiden voyage to the New World. Their journey ended on the shores of Plymouth in December of 1620.
Descendants of Mayflower passengers who are 18 years of age or older are eligible for senior membership and those less than eighteen years of age are eligible for junior membership. Those requesting membership must be able to document lineal descent from any of the 102 passengers. Documented descent must be approved by the State Historian and the Historian General before membership is granted. Kansas residency is not a requirement.
If you have a blood relative who is already a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, your necessary documentation may be greatly reduced. Submit the Senior Membership Form with the appropriate fee to begin the application process.
The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Kansas meets twice a year in May and November. Join others who share the same heritage and carry on the legacy of our Pilgram ancestors.
The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Kansas is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization.