Governor General’s 1620 Club

Giving Slider for Meetinghouse

Governor General’s 1620 Club

The 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.

The special project designated this year by Governor General, Lisa Pennington, will be the restoration of the historic 10 Bell Cast Chimes at the National Pilgrim Memorial Meetinghouse. Member’s contributions will play a vital role in restoring and preserving a piece of this iconic treasure.  

As a 1620 Club Member we hope you know how important you are to our society. As a thank you, all new members will receive an exclusive 1620 Club pin, which will be engraved with the year that you joined. Additionally, all 1620 club members will be recognized for their generosity on our website and will receive an invitation to a luncheon at our General Board of Assistants Meeting.

1620 Club Donations Make a Difference

Past and Future Objectives Funded by 1620 Club Donations:

  • 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.
  • 2021: Website replacement
  • 2022: Mayflower Society House repairs
  • 2023: Technology and system improvements
  • 2024: Mayflower Meetinghouse Bells

Thank You 1620 Club Members

The following is a list of Governor General’s 1620 Club members who have gifted $ 1,620.00 or more during the giving period of September 2023 to September 2024.

  • Lisa H. Pennington
  • Suzanne Adams
  • Linda Ann Anderson
  • Melvina Annis
  • Anonymous
  • Meg Averett
  • Duncan Chapman
  • Jill Chapman
  • Catherine Gay Cleiman
  • Martin Conroy
  • Michael Denney
  • Diane Elizabeth Douglass
  • Ruth Ann Fay
  • Lea Sinclair Filson
  • George Garmany
  • Karen Giuliano
  • Lauren Haley
  • Nancy L. Harrison
  • Bart Henson
  • Jane Hurt
  • Jeffrey Austin Jackson
  • John B. Jamieson, III
  • Barry Jaruzelski
  • David Kelland
  • Lori Snipes King
  • Catherine Frances Lovell
  • Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants
  • Karen McCulley
  • Robert Pendleton, Jr.
  • Jack Petry
  • Ray Raser
  • Nancy Hopkins Reilly
  • Barry Robinson
  • Heather Rojo
  • Nancy Saul
  • Steven E. Shebik
  • Christine Schlosser
  • Laurel Siviglia
  • Debra Sorenson
  • Diane Stevenson Stone
  • Cheryl Vislay
  • Glenn Walker
  • Nancy Snow West
  • James J. Wheaton
  • Lisa Wichterman
  • Carter O. Wiese
  • Collier S. Wiese
  • Sharon Wiese
  • Robert Windsor

Governor General's 1620 Club Events

The 2023 General Board of Assistants Meeting was held in September in Plymouth, Massachusetts.   Over that weekend, members of the Governor General’s 1620 Club were able to attend a few special events and banquets.  


The 2022 General Board of Assistants Meeting was held in Bloomington, Minnesota in September. Here are some pictures from the meeting and the Governor General’s 1620 Club banquet after the meeting.

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.

Ways to Donate to the Mayflower Society

Donate Online

To give online: 

Click the Donate Now button below:

By Check

Make checks payable to:
The General Society of  Mayflower Descendants

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

Gift Securities

To gift securities: 

(PDF file) for making In-Kind Gifts of Securities to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants