At the AGM last fall ( see below), the Colony decided to become registered with the Nova Scotia Business and Socities Registry, thus allowing us some benefit from the Nova Scotia Government and recognizing us Provincially as a registered group.
After a lot of work by your executive, we have achieved recognized status and the Colony's By-Laws are now accepted by the Province who recognize us officially. The document is available online below if anyone wishes to read through the by-laws.
By-Laws of the Nova Scotia Colony of Mayflower Descendants
And the Appendix as mentioned which outlines the Membership levels
Appendix to By-Laws of the Nova Scotia Colony of Mayflower Descendants
The By Laws are presented in .pdf, so you'll need Adobe or Word to read it. If people think it needed, we could have copies of this for the membership at our AGM this September - e-mail us if you think you would like a copy.
2018 Conference and Annual General Meeting
The 2018 Conference and Annual General Meeting was held in Port Maitland, Nova Scotia on 28 and 29 September, 2018.
The conference was well attended with 74 people taking part in the weekend's proceedings. We had a wonderful presentation from Susan Roser, the Assistant Governor General of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, and Canadian Co-Historian, on Friday evening, followed by a very entertaining session of story-telling from Laurent d'Entremont.
Saturday saw a superb presentation from Garnet Purdy about Native ancestry tracking back to the folks on the shore when the Mayflower arrived in Plymouth in 1620! His talk was informative and moving and highly educational!
This was followed by Mayflower members speaking about their ancestors and their lines - well researched and very enjoyable. Susan Roser spoke again, this time on the GSMD Conference and plans for 2020 in Plymouth.
The afternoon concluded with a joint session where non-members went with Colony historian and new Canadian Historian, Judi Archibald, to learn about how to apply for Mayflower lineage proofs, and the other session was the AGM. The minutes of the AGM are here.
The weekend meetings concluded with general good wishes until we meet again in Middleton, NS on 20 and 21 September 2019.