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The Society is efficiently run by an elected Board of Assistants; officers include the Governor, Deputy Governor, Historian, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Captain, Elder, Surgeon and Members at Large.  Offices are held for three year terms which are "staggered" to ensure an election each year at the Annual Meeting.

The Board meets every few months to conduct Society business.  Over the years we have been fortunate in having very dedicated and hard working individuals whose contributions have enabled the Society to run smoothly.  We have, in addition, several members who have devoted more than 10 years of continual service to the Board.



Governor:  Joyce A. Cutler

Alberta Regent: Terry Smith

British Columbia Regent:  Robert W. White

Nova Scotia Regent:  J.Gordon Wood

Deputy Governor/Historian:  Susan E. Roser

Treasurer: Lynne A. Webb

Recording Secretary:  Deborah M. Clarke

Captain:  George G McNeillie

Elder: Robert V. White

Counselor:  Alexander D. "Sandy" Fairbanks

Surgeon:  Dr. George R. Nye

Member at large: Brent Rutherford

Member at large: Margaret E. Dougherty

Member at large: Donna Denison

Member at large: Gary Bennett

Editor:  Robert W. White

Librarian:  Brent Rutherford

Publicity Chairman: <George G McNeillie

Database Administrator: Margaret E. Dougherty



Since 1981 the Society has published a newsletter, "Canadian Pilgrim", twice a year.  As well as providing Society news, we pride ourselves in printing genealogical and historical information of interest to our members.  We provide complimentary subscriptions of our newsletter to every Provincial Archives across Canada as well as several genealogical societies.  Subscriptions for non-members are also available.

Our Library is housed in the Canadiana Room of the North York Central Library, Toronto, Ont. and is accessible to the public.  Included in our collection is the complete set of The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847- , plus a complete index for the years 1847-1994.  We are continually adding volumes and are striving to build a strong Mayflower and New England research library. We were extremely fortunate in 2001 to be the recipients of a generous bequest from one of our life long members. This has enabled us to add Barbour's Connecticut Vital Records to our collection as well as the Massachusetts vital records on microfiche.  We have The Mayflower Descendant, vols. 1-34 on microfiche, and most issues of the journal after its resurrection in 1985.   We have all volumes of the "silver" Mayflower Families For Five Generations books, both volumes of the five generation Howland books as well as the "pink" Mayflower Families In Progress (MFIP) books.   All of these are in addition to a wide variety of pertinent New England reference books. See elsewhere on this website for a list of the books in our collection.



Members meet once or twice a year, at the Semi-Annual Meeting & Spring Tea in May (when held) and the Annual Meeting & Compact Dinner in October.  We have been honoured with the presence of six Governor-Generals at our Compact Dinners and Spring Meetings since 1988.

We have a strong and active membership; by December 2012 our numbers had risen from 29 to member #575, with approximately 240 actual members. We look forward to, and anticipate, continued growth in the years ahead.  Since our numbers are spread out across Canada the forming of colonies has not been as swift as we would like however, we have made progress.  Again, it is due to the efforts of some very enthusiastic and hard working individuals who have given life to our colonies.  We presently have active colonies in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia.

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