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IOWA MAYFLOWER SOCIETY RUTH HAAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - - New Deadline May 1st, 2023
A $500.00 scholarship will be paid to the post-high
school institution the student attends after the first semester/term is
and luncheonSaturday, May 6
The Annual Meeting of the Iowa Society of Mayflower Descendants
will be held on
MACHINE SHED Restaurant
11151 Hickman Road, Urbandale IA 50322
A lunch consisting of
grilled chicken breast, rice, broccoli,
cheese, coleslaw, breads, and
cookies will be served. Drinks are included.
Make reservations to Linda Cassmann-Randall email@example.com or call 319 215 0360
RSVP by May 4, 2023
GRANT WOOD: Prairie Rebel
In this 45-minute, one-man show,
Grant Wood chats with the audience as if talking to an old friend
across the backyard fence, or maybe at his home at Five Turner Alley
in Cedar Rapids. He tells us about his life and how he changed the
art world forever with his work. It is the man behind American
Gothic that we hear and see, and the story of how he took the
moments, the memories and the people of our state to show the whole
world the specialness of this Iowa.
In this 45-minute, one-man show, Grant Wood chats with the audience as if talking to an old friend across the backyard fence, or maybe at his home at Five Turner Alley in Cedar Rapids. He tells us about his life and how he changed the art world forever with his work. It is the man behind American Gothic that we hear and see, and the story of how he took the moments, the memories and the people of our state to show the whole world the specialness of this Iowa.
THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT:
In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc.
Having undertaken for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith and Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the First Colony in the Northern Parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, Covenant and Combine ourselves together in a Civil Body Politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute and frame such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod, the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France and Ireland the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Domini 1620.
The Mayflower Compact was a set of rules for self-governance established by the English settlers who traveled to the New World on the Mayflower. When Pilgrims and other settlers set out on the ship for America in 1620, they intended to lay anchor in northern Virginia. But after treacherous shoals and storms drove their ship off course, the settlers landed in Massachusetts instead, near Cape Cod, outside of Virginia’s jurisdiction. Knowing life without laws could prove catastrophic, colonist leaders created the Mayflower Compact to ensure a functioning social structure would prevail. It is the first document of self government in America.
IOWA MAYFLOWER SOCIETY OFFICERS JOIN IOWA GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS AS SHE SIGNS A PROCLAMATION DECLARING THAT THANKSGIVING 2021
IS TO BE IS TO BE CELEBRATED AS THE 400th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAYFLOWER PILGRIMS' FIRST THANKSGIVING. The proclamation is here.