I’m thrilled to tell you that I’ve received my “official” Mayflower Society member certificate. It came in the mail 3 days ago.
I can now say that I am a proud member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.
This has been great journey. I was going to say a long journey, but I really don’t think it took that long, taking into consideration some of these things.
- It’s 2020 and this has been anything but a normal year.
- More applications were and still are being submitted due to this being the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower landing.
- The people that volunteer to process our applications and communicate with us are all working under unusual conditions. I appreciate every one of them.
- The process itself is said to take a while, under normal circumstances.
All in all it was fairly seamless for me. Again, I’ll publicly thank the historians who assisted me along the way, Dianna Saario and David Grinell.
- 22 Jun 2019 I mailed my preliminary Review Form
- September 2019 I got word that I could proceed with my application
- December 2019 I mailed my application to the California historian
- Beginning of January 2020 my application was approved by the two historians who reviewed it separately
- End of January 2020 my completed application was mailed to Plymouth. They will have the final word
- July 21, 2020 – I’M APPROVED! by the General Society in Plymouth
- August 22, 2020 I’m approved and accepted in the California State Society and receive notice of both my state member number and by general society member number
- September 9, 2020 – I received my certificate
I’ve now joined the San Diego Colony and this morning attended a zoom meeting as a bonified member. I’d been attending for the past couple of years with my friend Debby. Hoping one day to be a “real” member. And now……I am.
If you’re interested in reading a step by step synopsis about my journey, and the process it took to become a Mayflower Society member, please click HERE.
A salute to my Mayflower passenger Edward Doty and all those who came over on that ship. How brave they were.
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