History

The Society of Mayflower Descendants in South Carolina was organized August 11, 1938 at Greenville, South Carolina, under authority of a charter granted by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, dated July 1, 1938. The objects of the Society are:

To perpetuate to a remote posterity the memory of our Pilgrim Fathers. To maintain and defend the principles of civil and religious liberty as set forth in the Compact of the Mayflower, for the glorie of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our country.

To cherish and maintain the ideals and institutions of American freedom, and to oppose any theories or actions that threaten their continuity. To transmit the spirit, the purity of purpose and steadfastness of will of the Pilgrim Fathers to those who shall come after us, an undiminished heritage of liberty and law.

To promote the interests that are common to all the State Societies of Mayflower Descendants, and to secure united effort to discover and publish original matter in regard to the Pilgrims, authenticate, preserve and mark historical spots made memorable by Pilgrim association.

In 63 years, the society has grown to 373 members from across South Carolina and the United States. In addition, there are 103 junior members (under 18). The Society meets twice a year, with the annual meeting commemorating Compact Day (November 21) and one spring meeting.

Current Board Members

The Mayflower Society is governed by a Board of Assistants, who volunteer their time to further the objects of the Society. Those objects include perpetuating the memory of the Pilgrims, maintaining the ideals and institutions of American freedom, and discovering and publishing original matter in regard to the Pilgrims. Keeping open lines of communication furthers these objects, so you are invited to use the email links available below to contact members of the Board of Assistants.

Governor

Jeffrey Jackson

Deputy Governor

Adryn Sumner

Captain

Dave Smith

Corresponding Secretary

Charlene King

Recording Secretary

Margaret Collar

Deputy Governor General

Bonnie Wade Mucia

Assistant General

Marylen Jackson

Junior Membership Assistant

Kristie Kulma

Education Assistant

Bebe Ademy

Treasurer

Kathy Landing

Historian

Nicholas Maher

Counselor

Sarah Clingman

Elder

Rolf Baghdady

Surgeon

Dr. John McDonald

Assistant, Palmetto Log

Ernest Blevins

Former Governors

The Mayflower Society is honored to present those who have volunteered their time to further the objects of the Society at the highest level. Perpetuating the memory of the Pilgrims, maintaining the ideals and institutions of American freedom, and discovering and publishing original matter in regard to the Pilgrims. We present those whom have served and the years of their term(s).

Esther Barnes

1969-71

Eldridge Curlis, Jr.

1973-74

Arthur Doty

1978-80

Margaret Young

1980-82

Richard Lovelace

1982-84

Kathy Handel

1987-89

Charles Bryan

1989-91

Stanley Holbrook

1991-93

Bob Holman

1993-96

Jeannette Taylor

1997-2000

Edgar Sherman

2000-02

Sarah Clingman

2002-2005

Jeannette Taylor

2005-2008

Patricia Sayko

2008-2014

Bonnie Wade Mucia

2014-2017