Mayflower

Delegates pictured are: Front: Daniel Wiechmann Jr., deputy governor, Hampton, Iowa; Standing, from left: Bernadine McGuire, counselor, Bettendorf; Pam Manning, historian, Glennwood, Iowa; Ken Callison Sr., assistant general, Winterset, Iowa; Linda Cassmann-Randall, governor, Allison, Iowa; Barb Clayton, surgeon, Raymond, Illinois. Not pictured: Florence Stevenson, Nokomis, Illinois.

Bettendorf resident attends Mayflower congress

Bernadine McGuire of Bettendorf and other delegates of the Iowa Society of Mayflower Descendants attended the tri-annual Congress of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants Sept. 7-14 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The congress conducts the operation and business of the General Society and the election of general society officers. The seven delegates also had time to visit historic buildings and sites in and around Plymouth, and attend the meetings.

The Iowa Mayflower Society Compact Day meeting was Nov. 4 at the Bonanza Steakhouse in Des Moines. Members from across the state gathered to renew their mission to educate the public about the passengers on the Mayflower, the first Thanksgiving and themselves.

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