The Governor General's 1620 Club Membership is a designation given to GSMD's donors who give at the level of $1,620 or more per year. These donations are designated for special projects that would not otherwise be supported. Thanks to the 1620 Club, several of the General Society needs have been realized, including: funding for new researchers for the Silver Books; an ADA-compliant bathroom for visitors with disabilities to the Mayflower Society House; and a new membership database to streamline processing in the Plymouth office. Thanks to the FY 2017-2018 1620 Club members, GSMD was able to successfully remove the historic balustrade on the Mayflower Society House in Plymouth. Without this timely action, the winter storms of 2018 would have destroyed the roof and significantly damaged our beloved headquarters. And in 2019, contributions received through the 1620 Club funded the exterior painting of the Mayflower Society House.
1620 Club donors receive an exclusive 1620 Club pin, and an invitation for two to the Governor General’s annual tour, followed by the 1620 Club Banquet. Duirng this banquet the Society recognizes the scholarly contribution and advancement in Mayflower Pilgrim related research with the Pilgrim Academic Research Award. The Pilgrim Academic Research Award past recipients include Caleb Johnson (2019), Susan E. Roser (2018), Dr. Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs (2017), Dr. David Landon and Dr. Christa Beranek (2016) and James W. Baker (2015).
In September 2019 at the General Board of Assistants Meeting in Denver, Colorado, 1620 Club donors were treated to a sneak peek of the Bradford Statue during a visit to artist Dee Clements' studio, followed by a tour of the foundry where the statue was to be bronzed.
More photos from the 2019 tour:
Photos from the 2018 1620 Club and Tour in Lake Charles, IL:
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For more information on the Governor General’s 1620 Club or to view a list of supporters, login to the Member's Only section or please contact the Development office at Development@theMayflowerSociety.org or call 508-746-3188 Ext 25.