Illinois Mayflower Society

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Governor’s Message

Fall 2015


This has been a very busy summer!

Jane Schleinzer      I’m very excited to announce that on Wednesday July 8, 2015 the Mayflower Commemorative Coin Act was introduced in the U. S. House of Representatives and U. S. Senate. Please ask your Congressman and Senators to co-sponsor these bills.

     Ask your Senators to contact Tyler Hardy in Senator Hoeven’s office, to co-sponsor S. 1715.

     Ask your Congressman to contact Gary Timmins in Representative Foster’s office, to co-sponsor H. R. 2980.

     We need 67 Senators and 287 Congressman to co-sponsor these bills. We need to you contact your Representatives in Congress and your Senators. Let them know how important your Mayflower roots are to you. You can call your representatives or write them a letter. We even have the letter written for you. Click here for the letter to mail or email to your Representative in the House. Click here for the letter to mail or email to your Senator. Thank you for your help in this matter.

     Have you had a chance to sign up for the Amazon Smile program yet? Don’t forget the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois is now part of the Smile 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. It’s on this page.

     Will you be able to attend our Annual meeting in November? I do hope so! This year our meeting falls on November 21st, the actual day of the signing of the Mayflower Compact!

     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 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
Illinois Mayflower Society

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