Governor General’s 1620 Club

Governor General’s 1620 Club

The Governor General’s 1620 Club Membership is a designation given to The Mayflower Society’s donors who give at the level of $1,620 or more per year. These donations are designated for special projects that would not otherwise be supported. 

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.  

1620 Club Donations Make a Difference

Thanks to the 1620 Club, the following Mayflower Society’s needs have been realized:
  • Funding for new researchers for the Silver Books.
  • An ADA-compliant restroom for visitors with disabilities to the Mayflower Society House
  • A new membership database to streamline processing in the Plymouth office. 
  • Removal of 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 headquarters.)
  • Exterior painting of the Mayflower Society House.
  • Website replacement

2022 Governor General’s 1620 Club Donations

Donations made to the Governor General’s 1620 Club will be designated to assist with the restoration and repairs of the Mayflower Society House. The necessary restoration and repairs will keep our headquarters closed throughout 2022. This restoration will improve the safety and extend the lifespan of our historic 18th century mansion. Your donation to the 1620 Club will make these needed improvements possible.

Current Governor General’s 1620 Club Members

as of March 14, 2022

The Governor General’s 1620 Club is a gift of $1,620 given during the fiscal year July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

Jane Hurt, Governor General
Ann Moore Campbell
Barratt Heywood Jaruzelski
Bart Henson
Beverly K. Goodale
Dr. Brant A. Bradford
Brantley Carter Bolling Knowles
Carla Rigby
CF Lovell in honor of The Lovell Family
Chris Schlosser
Collier Wiese & Dawn Merritt in honor of Carter and Sharon Wiese
Daniel D. Crawford in memory of Walter P. & Margaret S. Crawford
Daniel P. Herres
David Otis Fuller, Jr.
David Ross Kelland
Diane Douglass
Diane S. Stone in memory of Mary Chilton Winslow
Donna Grogan
Elizabeth Johnson
George James Hill, MD
George P. Garmany, MD
Heather Rojo
Illinois Mayflower Society

Jeremy F. Kinney
Jill Chapman
John B. Jamieson 3rd
Judith Marie Swan
Karen McCulley
Lea Sinclair Filson
Lisa H. Pennington
Lorraine & Gary Link
Mary Helen Mahan
Massachusetts Mayflower Society
Meg Averett
Nancy Harrison
Nancy Hopkins Reilly
Nancy Quigley Saul
Priscilla Brewster
Ray Raser
Robert Wilton Foreman
Sandra Taylor-Stockus
Sharon & Carter Wiese
Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois
Steven & Megan Shebik in memory of Steven
Susan Abanor & Harold Woolley
Rev. Dr. W. Becket Soule

Ways to Donate to the Mayflower Society

Donate Online

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By Check

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The Mayflower Society

Mail to:
Attn: Development Office
The Mayflower Society
18 Winslow Street
Plymouth, MA 02360

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Governor General's 1620 Club: Annual Tour

The 2021 General Board of Assistants meeting was held in September in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Over the weekend members of the Governor General’s 1620 Club were taken on an exciting tour of the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

In September 2019 at the General Board of Assistants meeting in Denver, Colorado, members of the Governor General’s 1620 Club were treated to a sneak peak of the Bradford Statue during a visit to artist’s Dee Clements’ studio, followed by a tour of the foundry where the statue was to be bronzed.

The 2018 General Board of Assistants Meeting was held in Chicago, Illinois in September. Here are some pictures from the Governor General’s 1620 Club Members touring around Chicago after the meeting.

Did you know?

At the 1620 Club Banquet the Society recognizes the scholarly contribution and advancement in Mayflower Pilgrim research with the Pilgrim Academic Research Award.

Pilgrim Academic Research Award Past Recipients : 

  • Judith H. Swan (2021)
  • Caleb Johnson (2019)
  • Susan E. Roser (2018)
  • Dr. Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs (2017)
  • Dr. David Landon and Dr. Christa Beranek (2016)
  • James W. Baker (2015)