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Governor’s Message

Winter 2015

Board Approves Bylaw Changes



Jane Schleinzer      With the New Year comes a new group of aims for your Board of assistants. We have many plans for the coming year. 2015 has been dubbed by me as the year of the Juniors. Our goal is to educate them about their ancestors, and get them more involved with the Society. You will see changes in the newsletter and at the luncheons. We want our juniors to feel wanted and welcome at all of our meetings. After all they are our future.

     Do you shop on Amazon.com? Do you know about Amazon Smile? The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois is now part of the Smile program. Later in the newsletter is an explanation about this program. I hope you make our Society the charity that will benefit from your shopping. I have set up my account and I will be shopping Amazon from now on. The link for Amazon Smile is easy to find. Just go to our website. It’s on the opening page.

     At the annual November meeting the members approved certain amendments to the bylaws of The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois.

     Don’t forget about the Commemorative Coin for the 400 Anniversary in 2020. We need you to contact your Representative and Senator and ask them to support the bill.

     Every year we receive free tickets to Pilmoth Plantation. The tickets for this year have all been claimed. We won’t have any more tickets until next year. If you haven’t been to Plymouth, I highly recommend a visit. There is no other feeling in the world, than the feeling of walking where your ancestors walked.

     Once again we’ll be taking the BOA meeting on the road. In September the BOA meeting is going to be held during The Illinois Heritage Weekend in East Peoria. This will be the chance for you to see a BOA meeting for yourself. You can find the invitation and information you’ll need on this website in May. I hope we’ll see, many of you at this meeting.

     I hope to see all of you at one or all of the events we have planned. Please keep watching the website for information and updates on the Society. I look forward to working with all of you in the future. If you have any questions, ideas, or concerns, please let me know. Your board and I are here to serve you!

      You can now support us each time you shop online at Amazon. Simply go to smile.amazon.com each time you shop. on your first visit you can designate the society of mayflower descendants in the state of illinois as your organization. eligible products will be marked “eligible for amazonsmile donation” on their product page. with each purchase the amazonsmile foundation will give us a 0.5% donation.

Jane Schleinzer
Governor
Illinois Mayflower Society




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