Our summer picnic was at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. We wore face masks when not eating to observe COVID-19 rules. Sharon Winslow Erickson is now the new Sequoia Colony governor.
We met with the San Francisco Colony at the Menlo Circus Club in Menlo Park. Marston Watson, Genealogist & Author, spoke about the Mayflower Silver Book Project.
We celebrated Compact Day at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. Jonathan Dickey provided an overview of the English Separatist movement from the late 1500’s to 1620. He explained why the Separatists left England for Leiden, a city in the Netherlands. They lived there about 12 years, then left for the New World. He described the powerful theological debates that raged throughout Europe at the time, and the central role that English Separatists, such as John Robinson, played. Jonathan visited the American Pilgrim Museum in Leiden, and shared insights about the history of Leiden and our Pilgrim ancestors.
Marcia Maloney, CA State Society Governor, spoke about Mayflower children at Michael's Restaurant at Shorline in Mountain View. She handed out a list of Mayflower children and their lives.
She also spoke about the Rose Parade float, and Sequoia Colony made a generous donation. Grace Jensen, float design runner-up, described her entry.
Marcia presented Sequoia Colony with an Honorable Mention certificate for the Eugene Fortine education award.