Society News

36th Annual Compact Meeting and Luncheon

Mark your calendars and plan to attend our 36th Annual Compact Meeting and Luncheon on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Toronto Cricket Club. Map and directions. Free parking is available in the schoolyard on the north side of Wilson Ave with paid parking at the club.

Join us for a social hour beginning at noon, catching up with fellow members and meeting new members and guests. The compact meeting will begin at 1 p.m. followed by a buffet luncheon that will include roast turkey at 1:30 p.m., after which our guest speaker [TBA],will speak.

The cost of the luncheon is $49 per person (cash bar). Payment can be made by PayPal (see below), or if you prefer, cheque or money order, payable to CSMD or Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants. Cheques and money orders should be sent to the Treasurer, Maureen McGee, 1060 Ewert St, Prince George BC V2M 2P2.

Payments and attendance confirmation are due by October 4th, 2016.

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2016 Dues

The deadline for 2016 CSMD dues of $45 per member is November 30, 2015. This amount is unchanged from recent years. Did you know that the CSMD pays a proscribed assessment for each member of $15 to the GSMD? The assessment comes from each member’s dues, therefore of each member’s dues of $45, the CSMD retains $30. The Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants depends on membership dues and other donations to operate. Dues payments are accepted by PayPal, cheque or money order payable to CSMD. The latter should be mailed to the Treasurer, Maureen McGee, at 1060 Ewert St, Prince George BC V2M 2P2. We appreciate everyone’s ongoing support of our Society.


   Did You Hear? We’re a Member Society of the GSMD

In the June 2015 Mayflower Quarterly, GSMD Governor General Lea Filson explains an important change in Society terminology. The 52 groups that make up the General Society are now known as member societies, rather than state societies, as two of those groups, our own and the District of Columbia Mayflower Society, are not US States.We’re very pleased by this change.

If you’re a current member, you can log in to your Members Only account on the GSMD website to read more about this in the June Mayflower Quarterly.


Unaudited Financial Statements as of December 31, 2014

At its April 11, 2015 meeting, the Board of Assistants adopted the Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants’ unaudited financial statements as at December 31, 2014, prepared by our Treasurer.


We’re marking our 36th anniversary!

In 2016, we mark 36 years since we were established as the first (and still the only) member society of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants outside of the United States. The Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants received its charter from the General Society on September 13, 1980. Of the CSMD’s charter members in 1980, five continue as active Society members: Sharon Cadieux of Kingston ON; Lynn Pierce-Hanlon and Vance Pierce of Holland Landing ON; Abbie Thompson of Victoria BC; and Leon Warmski of Oakville ON. 


Sign up for the GSMD Email Newsletter 

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants has an email newsletter to stay in touch with its members. You’ll get alerts about when the next issue of The Mayflower Quarterly Magazine is available online, and other general news updates. Sign up today. Forgot your General Society membership number? Please contact us.


Mailing Labels Include Canadian & General Membership Numbers

As a convenience for members who receive CSMD information by regular mail, our mailing labels provide your Canadian and General Society identification numbers, together with information on the status of your paid dues. General Society membership numbers are needed when you register for members’ only access to the General Society website and to sign up for the General Society email newsletter. If you receive CSMD news by email (and we thank you for that!) and need a reminder of your Canadian and General Membership numbers, click on the contact us link in the item above.


Stay in Touch with Us 

If you’re on Facebook or Twitter don’t forget to follow us there. On Twitter find us as @CanMayflower. On Facebook, like our page and join our group called Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants. The Nova Scotia Colony is now on Facebook at The Nova Scotia Colony of Mayflower Descendants. Be sure to “like” the page. More about the Colony

The Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants regularly uses email to keep our members and prospective members informed. While you can always ask that your name be removed from our email list, please keep in mind that its use allows the CSMD to be as effective as it is. There are cases where we do not have volunteers to send physical mailings by Canada Post. We don’t send spam.


Help Expand our Membership

So you have your Mayflower lineage duly authenticated and approved. And you’re rightly proud of your membership. But what about your family members? Encourage them to submit their applications at a reduced cost. Ask your family members to contact the Co-Historian to get the process started.

Members’ Biographies and Headshots

We welcome members’ biographies and headshot pictures for inclusion in our membership database. If you have not yet sent yours, please submit them to the digital administrator. Your bio should be short (a couple of paragraphs) and can include family, hobbies, career, education, etc. Have you previously submitted a bio and would like to update it? Please feel free to email details to the digital administrator.