Part of the Annual Appeal, the Governor General’s 1620 Club is a special donor category that allows the Executive Committee to fund unbudgeted items of need during a given year. Thanks to the 1620 Club, some of the General Society needs that have been realized include funding for new researchers for the Silver Books, an ADA-compliant bathroom for visitors with disabilities to the Mayflower Society House, and new database software to help streamline our process 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.
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 where we honor recognition of scholarly contribution and advancement in Mayflower Pilgrim related research with the Pilgrim Academic Research Award. This past September, the Pilgrim Academic Research Award was given to Mayflower author Susan E. Roser. Past recipients include Dr. Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs (2017), Dr. David Landon and Dr. Christa Beranek (2016) and James W. Baker (2015).
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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.