Colonies

Colonies

Our country is big, no doubt about it. Canada, with its provinces and territories, is so vast that establishing Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants’ Colonies where there are at least 15 members is a great way to bring members living in a particular area together. Many of GSMD’s larger Member Societies have colonies throughout their states to enable members to meet without traveling vast distances.

CSMD has one active colony in Nova Scotia and inactive colonies in British Columbia and Alberta. If you are a member in B.C. or Alberta and are interested in helping these colonies to once again find their sea legs, please contact Bill Curry.

The Nova Scotia Colony, established in 2004, is governed by bylaws. Elections to its Executive are held every two years. The Colony has a Website and is on Facebook – Be sure to ‘like’ their page. Read the minutes of its September 23, 2107 annual colony meeting in Yarmouth.

The Colony’s 2017-2018 Executive is:

POSITIONNAME
RegentBill Curry
Vice-RegentCheryl Anderson
Past RegentGordon Wood
SecretaryWilfred Allan
TreasurerGary Archibald
ElderJean Wood
HistorianJudi Archibald
CaptainGeorge Snow
Member-at-LargeEd Morrisey
WebmasterBill Curry
Membership/PromotionsVacant

Forming a Colony

Fifteen Society members who wish to form a colony of the Society can petition the CSMD Board of Assistants for permission. Colonies can be formed by province or area or community. Sections 8.1 to 8.5 of our Bylaw provide more details on how to form a colony. If you are thinking about forming a colony in your area, please contact our Governor. We’d be delighted to help you.