For Our Members

Upcoming Meeting Information


The Iowa Compact Day meeting will be held Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the Machine Shed Restaurant, 11151 Hickman Road, in Urbandale at 11:00 a.m.  


Lunch will be turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and vegetable of the day; the main course will be served individually plated. The fixins’ served family style, will be cottage cheese, cole slaw, and bread. Beverages included will be coffee, tea, milk, or soda.  Stuffing and gravy will not be included on individuals’ plates for those who want a gluten free option.  The cost of the meal will be $21.  Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm.

Following lunch, guest speaker Kate Levasseur will present

"Tombstones & Tales of Woodland & Jordan Cemeteries". 

You are welcome to bring a guest.  Reservations by email are preferred.  Email name(s) of attendees and number of gluten free meals, if applicable, to or send a text message to 515-491-1270.  We need your reservation by October 30, 2023, so that we can provide a final count to the Machine Shed Restaurant. 

We hope you’ll be able to attend.

Join us

Past Meeting Information

The Annual Meeting of the Iowa Society of Mayflower Descendants was held May 6, 2023, at the Machine Shed Restaurant in Des Moines, IA.  Tom Milligan, featured speaker, presented an outstanding one-man show – Grant Wood-Prairie Rebel.