" Thus out of small beginnings,

greater things have been produced .  .  . 

. . . as one small candle may light a thousand.

                                                      - Gov. William Bradford,

                                                                       Plimoth Colony


                        Welcome to

                         The San Diego Colony

of   the

 Society of Mayflower Descendants

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Society of Mayflower Descendants
in the State of California, Inc.

Last Update: 26 April 2016

Governor

Gail Raser


Asst. Governor                  
Anita Guenin


Recording Sec.

Kathleen Loftman


Corresponding Sec.

Ray Raser


Treasurer                                                   Jan Quigley


Historian/Publicity

Budd Leef


Elder                                                 Kathleen Norris


State Board Del.

Kathleen Norris


Advisor/Past Gov.            Ray Raser

 

Membership Sec.

Joyce Shiloff


Education Chair             Amy  Conboy


Decorations

Norma Wohlfarth


Hospitality

Belle Bohn


Parliamentarian

Kathleen Norris


Web Master

Budd Leef

 


Important upcoming 2016 Mayflower Society Meetings and Event Dates

Mark the dates on your calendar now and plan on joining us for these General Society and Colony meetings and events.


21 May 2016

Mayflower Luncheon and meeting will be held at
The MCAS Miramar Officer's Club.  Our meeting will include election of our 2016-2016 Executive Board, and will be co-hosted by the Jamestown Society.  There will also be a special presentation by 'The Sojourners' .


      


 
 
 
 
 

      

   

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W h a t   d o . . . 
John Adams, Julia Child, Hugh Hefner, Richard Gere, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Duke Snider, Katharine Hepburn, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush, Dick and Jerry Van Dyke, Marilyn Monroe, RADM Alan B. Shepard (USN), President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Clint Eastwood, Dr. (not Mister) Spock, Alec Baldwin, Humphrey Bogart, Grandma Moses, Christopher Lloyd, Orson Welles, 3/5ths of 'The Beach Boys', Chevy Chase, and quite possibly YOU have in common with a small trading ship owning just one trans-Atlantic round-trip voyage to New England?


P E R H A P S    A    L O T !

For millions of living Americans, their family's 'Ellis Island Moment' occurred in December 1620 on a lonely, cold and frightening stretch of beach at the edge of the Nauset, Patuxet and Wampanoag homelands.  For these 'Saints' and 'Strangers' the next few years would be more difficult, dangerous, and wonderful than they could ever have imagined.  They suffered, persevered, made alliances, adapted, and survived, and their story is at the very beginnings of our common American heritage.

We honor their courage and determination this and every day!

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D I D   Y O U   E N J O Y
Kathleen L
oftman's analysis and discussion about the "Pilgrim 1-Year Survivors"?

A link to the poster is located on the left column under "Pilgrim History".  Additionally, a pdf copy of her presentation has been placed at the bottom of the "NEWSLETTERS" page of this website.
(see the Newsletter page link located
at the very bottom-left of this page)

Hint: Download and save the pdf document, then print it from YOUR computer.
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The San Diego Colony
of
The Society of Mayflower Descendants


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For our next San Diego Mayflower Colony meeting on May 21, 2016, when we will hold the election for our Executive Board Officers for 2016-2018.  We will also share the meeting
with the
Jamestown Society.

 

Why are these folks smiling?

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Well, come visit our next

San Diego Colony Meeting and find out:

Saturday, 21 May 2016

11am - Gathering

11:30 - Meeting and Lunch.


PLEASE NOTE that the Meal Reservation Form and Check MUST BE received

NO LATER THAN

Saturday, the 14th of May.

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Our program will include a presentation by

'The Sojourners'

Please join us if you can for a fun and interesting afternoon program.

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Next Happening: A luncheon and San Diego Colony Meeting, to include the election of our 2016-2018 Colony Executive Board Officers.

When: Saturday, 21 May 2016, 11:00 am (gathering), 11:30 (lunch and meeting)

Where: MCAS Miramar Officer's Club located on-base at 4472 Anderson Avenue.

Reservation Required: Please fill-out the RESERVATION FORM in the latest 'Pilgrim News' and return it with a CHECK to Colony Treasurer, Jan Quigley.  PLEASE NOTE that the Reservation and Check MUST BE received by Saturday, 14 May 2016.


                 
Please see our Colony Newsletter and eMails for further Mayflower Luncheon' Details

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20 February SD Colony Meeting

The February general meeting was a shared meeting between the San Diego Colony of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in California and the local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).  The meeting was called to order by local SAR President and Mayflower Society member, Dennis Cushman at 11:30 a.m. at the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum in Carlsbad, CA. He welcomed everyone. The meeting participants were asked to stand and remain standing for the invocation and pledges and the Advance of the Colors.

Mayflower Governor Gail Raser announced that the Mayflower Recording Secretary’s minutes and the Treasurer’s report had been approved by the Executive Board.

The roll call of Mayflower pilgrim ancestors was presented by Mayflower Membership Chair Joyce Shiloff.  With 9 each, pilgrims John Howland and John Alden tied for the most descendants present.

After a lively presentation by General Geo. Washington (Roger Cooper), Mayflower Governor Raser presented old business. Ray Raser provided the report from the San Diego Mayflower Colony nominating committee for the 2016-2018 Executive Board. The candidates for office are: Governor: Ray Raser; Assistant Governor: Budd Leef; Recording Secretary: Kathleen Loftman; Corresponding Secretary: Wayne Rogers; Treasurer: Jan Quigley; Colony Elder: Joyce Shiloff; Historian: Jennifer Anklesaria; Colony Delegate to State Board: Kathleen Norris. The voting of officers will take place at the May meeting. He also displayed the award the colony received as Best Education Colony in the State of California.

Mayflower Governor Raser thanked Bruce Guenin for playing his guitar before the meeting.

 SAR Chaplain Rev. Dr. DeLong gave the benediction. SAR President Cushman announced the recessional led by Al Ludwig. The Color Guard Retired the Colors. SAR President Cushman made his closing remarks and adjourned the meeting.

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Excerpts from the February 2016 SD Colony General Meeting Minutes and

Mayflower Compact Program

20 February 2016

The February general meeting and luncheon of the San Diego Colony of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in California was called to order by Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) President and Mayflower Society member, Dennis Cushman at 11:30 a.m. at the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum in Carlsbad, CA.  He welcomed everyone.  This meeting was a joint meeting held with the San Diego Sons of the American Revolution.  The meeting participants were asked to stand and remain standing for the invocation and pledges and the Advance of the Colors.

 SAR Chaplain Rev. Dr. Stan DeLong gave the invocation.  The SAR Color Guard Commander was asked to Advance the Colors.  The SAR Color Guard Posted the Colors and Retired the Guard. SAR President Cushman asked that all be seated.

 Mayflower Governor Raser announced that the Mayflower Recording Secretary’s minutes and the Treasurer’s report had been approved by the Executive Board.

 The roll call of Mayflower pilgrim ancestors was presented by Mayflower Membership Chair Joyce Shiloff.  With 9 each, pilgrims John Howland and John Alden tied for the most descendants present.

 Mayflower members who had not previously been recognized as new members were introduced and provided welcome bags by Mayflower Membership Chair Shiloff.

 Mayflower Edler Kathleen Norris said grace, and the meeting was recessed for lunch at 12:03 p.m.

 The meeting resumed at 12:55 p.m. SAR President Cushman introduced the speaker, Roger Cooper, who dressed as President and General George Washington, gave a dramatic and informative presentation on sovereignty and responsibility of a citizen of the United States.  SAR President Cushman thanked him for the presentation and presented him with the Gadsden Coin on behalf of the SAR.  Mayflower Governor Raser presented him with a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the Mayflower Society.

 After the presentation, Mayflower Governor Raser presented old business.  Ray Raser provided the report from the San Diego Mayflower Colony nominating committee for the 2016-2018 Executive Board. The candidates for office are: Governor: Ray Raser; Assistant Governor: Budd Leef; Recording Secretary: Kathleen Loftman; Corresponding Secretary: Wayne Rogers; Treasurer: Jan Quigley; Colony Elder: Joyce Shiloff; Historian: Jennifer Anklesaria; Colony Delegate to State Board: Kathleen Norris.  The voting of officers will take place at the May meeting.  He also displayed to all the Jean Fortine Education Trophy awarded to the San Diego Colony by the California Mayflower Society.

 The next meeting of the San Diego Colony of the Mayflower Society will be held on May 21, 2016 at MCAS Miramar.  It will be a joint meeting with the Jamestown Society and there will be a presentation by the ‘Sojourners’, as well as the election of the Executive Board officers for 2016-2018.

 Mayflower Governor Raser thanked Bruce Guenin for playing his guitar before the meeting.

 SAR Chaplain Rev. Dr. DeLong gave the benediction. SAR President Cushman announced the recessional.  The Color Guard Retired the Colors. SAR President Cushman made his closing remarks and adjourned the meeting.

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