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2019 Calendar of Events

Note - the 2019 Elizabeth Tilley Howland Scholarship Application is available: click here.

February 23, 2019       Board of Assistants Meeting       

April 27, 2019             Annual Meeting and Tea - NEW LOCATION - the Desmond Hotel, Malvern, PA

                                 Guest speaker is Caleb H Johnson; well-known speaker and author about the Mayflower passengers

May 4, 2019               Susquehanna Colony Spring Meeting; Country Cupboard Restaurant, Lewisburg, PA

                                Contact Colony Governor, Dan Lute at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Annual Meeting, Luncheon, with Guest Speaker: Darvin L. Martin

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April 14, 2018 - Annual Meeting and Tea at Merion Cricket Club
325 Montgomery Ave., Haverford, PA 19041
11:00 AM Business Meeting
12:30 PM Luncheon and Guest Speaker: Darvin L. Martin

To members and non-members, please join your SMDPA cousins and guests in April for our Annual Meeting at the Merion Cricket Club.  Our guest speaker, Darvin L. Martin will be presenting a very new and relevant topic: DNA & Genealogy (you can read more about this presentation in our Spring Newsletter).  Promptly at 11:00 AM, the nominating Committee will install the 2018-2019 SMDPA Officers and Board of Assistants.  Click here to View the Annual Meeting and Tea Flyer/Reservation Form.

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Annual Summer Picnic

The SMDPA will be hosting the Summer Picnic in Haverford, PA during the Haverford Township Historical Society Heritage Festival.


A favorite springtime event for township residents, the Festival celebrates local history and culture in the beautiful natural setting by Cobbs Creek.  The Heritage Festival features living history exhibits, live music, delicious food and a beer garden.  The SMDPA is proud to be sponsoring a table at this event featuring Mayflower Society and membership information, and the sale of our commemorative items.  

The Heritage Festival takes place on Karakung Drive between Lakeside Drive and Manoa Road in Haverford, PA.  Stroll along the drive and enjoy the day with the whole family.  If our junior members are interested in participating at the exhibit table, please contact James Buckner, Education Chair at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Latest News

From the Governor’s Desk: 01/12/2019

To our beloved members and cousins,

2019 is shaping up to be an interesting year.

Our committees are working diligently on their assigned duties. The nominating committee (led by Joan Miller) is in full swing making phone calls and helping to create a slate for our annual meeting. Please contact her if you are interested in contributing, we have open positions as part of the natural turnover on groups. Since everyone is a volunteer, it is amazing how much work is accomplished!

Our website is transitioning the first quarter of the new year. It will offer new features for current and potential members.

Our financial committee is finalizing budgets and we are reviewing our positions in our Vanguard fund for best yield. These funds have been a partial source of our revenue in the past, helping keep dues down. Your notice should be arriving soon, prompt payment is always appreciated!

We are looking forward to our annual meeting April 27that the Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA with Caleb Johnson as our speaker.  Caleb promises to share new discoveries that he has developed with Sue Allen in our meeting.

Our 400 year anniversary in 2020 looms. Feel free to offer ideas for celebration and be prepared to participate in the events.

The General Society is active with many events and causes. A Rose Bowl float is planned for January 1st2020 and you can participate in a once in a lifetime event. The renovation of the “Meeting House” now includes ownership rights.

May your winter be healthy and the start of a great 2019!

Thanks for your support!

Reed Kneale, Sr - Acting Governor


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