New Member Societies Liaison Steve Arnold and his wife Judy came to Plymouth last week to celebrate the founding of the Australian Society of Mayflower Descendants with our verifiers during a short "tea break."
The newest GSMD Member Society became official on January 26, 2020, which also happened to be "Australia Day."
The Arnolds, along with GSMD Director of Genealogy Marti Bobertz and her staff of verifiers, gathered in front the fireplace in the former Historian General’s cottage at the Mayflower Society Library to toast the Australia Society.
Steve and Judy brought home-baked English tea cookies and apple cinnamon scones, recipes from Steve’s great-grandmother, who was born in London in 1854.
Heartfelt thanks goes out to Keith Quimbach, Acting Australia Governor; Midge Hurtuk, Connecticut Society Historian; Marti Bobertz, and the entire staff of verifiers in the Plymouth office.
The Australian Society of Mayflower Descendants now becomes our 54th Member Society!