Winter 2020 (June-August)
With the Australian borders still not open, members 'zoomed-in' for the Australian Society's International Business Meeting in August. The group was honoured to be joined by Jane Hurt & George Garmony (Secretary & Governor Generals) from the GSMD USA. In Plymouth, the Mayflower II docked following a multi-million dollar restoration, and back in Australia, members shared some fascinating Mayflower family history and insights.
During lockdown, the Society's Facebook page was active with members sharing historical paintings and stories, social isolation reading and 'keep sailing' inspiration. Some Australian Mayflower descendants were sailing the world, others writing books and painting. The Leiden 400 Commemoration launched digitally with a 3D virtual tour of the town and, to top it off, our Australian Society was incorporated and website launched.
The Australian Society of Mayflower Descendants received its official charter in Plymouth on 26 January 2020, thanks to the hard work of Governor, Keith Quimbach. Soon after, Deputy Governor, Bill Elliott, caught up with Australian Mayflower descendants around the country.
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