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NEXT IOWA MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED
due to the Covid-19 virus
new date TBA
Membership Applications and lineage searchs will continue to be processed.

The September 400th anniversary events of arrival of the Mayflower scheduled be held in the Plymouth, Mass. area have been CANCELED due to Covid-19.

 From Our Governor General:
Notice of the Cancellation of the 42nd Triennial Congress
....Your Executive Committee is carefully considering how to balance the health of our members with the needs of our Society. After considerable review, it has been decided that we must cancel the Congress scheduled for September 2020. ...You may be interested to know that there is a precedent for this action. During the Second World War, GSMD did not hold Congress in 1942, and the 1945 Congress was postponed until 1946. 


....We will try to reschedule the commemorative events that we planned for this year into the future, but those plans are all up in the air. We will refund all of the paid registration fees that our members and guests have made for 2020 – it will be a full refund. ... Please note: No action is required by Registrants at this time. Please be sure to cancel any accommodation and other reservations you may have made on your own. ...To help GSMD defray some of the significant costs for the cancellation of this event, won't you please consider donating back your registration fee or whatever you can afford?  (Please send your donation via check, payable to GSMD.)

W
e all look forward to brighter days when we can bring our membership together and commemorate the 400th anniversary.  We all will have much to be thankful for, when we are past this pandemic.
Governor General George P. Garmany, M.D.



Saturday August 22nd Board of Assistants meeting

Saturday 7 November  Compact Day (fall) general meeting, everyone welcome

400th YEAR COMMEMORATIVE MAYFLOWER SHIRT FOR SALE
 
 
                                                                   
                                                         COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRT IN GREY
                                                       
                                                       COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRT IN PINK

 

Profit from these shirts goes to the Scholarship Fund.

Orders are still being taken for these tee shirts or hoodies. Mailing available. They come in Mayflower Hot Pink or Gray with black lettering. Payment is requested at time of ordering.

Contact Linda Cassman-Randall (319) 267-2297 • t-shirt@IowaMayflower.org

Tee shirts - Sizes S, M, L, XL - $15; 2XL & up - $17

Hoodie sweatshirt - $30

 

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Iowa Mayflower Society Officers 2017-2020

Deputy Governor General (DGG)-

 Daniel F. Wiechmann, Jr.

Assistant General (AG)- Kenneth R. Callison, Sr.

Governor- Linda E. Cassmann-Randall

Deputy Governor-  John S. Butler

Recording Secretary- Barbara J. Gregersen

Corresponding Secretary- Iris C. Eriksen 

Treasurer- Danielle L. Knutson

Historian- Pamela J. Manning

Assistant Historian- Ruth M. Tucker

Captain- Thomas R. Jacobson 

Elder- William C. Nichols 

Surgeon- Barbara Clayton, RN  

Counselor- Bernadine McGuire

Governor Emeritus-  Maureen D. Wilson

 

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MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS JOIN WAMPANOAG  DESCENDANTS  TO ASK SUPPORT      FROM CONGRESS FOR WAMPANOAG TRIBAL LANDS.

The Mayflower Society  is reaching out to support the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe in its quest to pass the tribes "Reservation Reaffirmation Act", now pending in Congress.  In 1621,  our ancestors signed a 54 year Peace
Agreement with  Massasoit and the Wampanoag tribe that allowed them to live together and protect each other.   The Mayflower Society voted on Dec. 8, 2018 to contact legislators  and urge them to preserve the tribes reservation land in Mashpee and Taunton.  This land today makes up only a fraction of the reservation once occupied by the tribe, which was more than 12,000 years.  It wasn't until 2007 that the Wampanoag  were re-acknowledged as a federally recognized tribe. A formal letter of support was drafted and sent to members of Congress.