On March 3, 2018, the Cincinnati Colony held a member meeting to socialize with our Mayflower cousins and discuss the various committee activities that we are working on. Our meeting was held at Parkers Blue Ash Tavern. On March 20th one of our members, William Reel, is heading off to Army basic training. William led the Pledge of Allegiance for us to start the meeting. Good luck William! Fittingly, William’s father, Todd Reel performed the invocation at the beginning of the meeting.
At this meeting we discussed our committee activities to make sure everyone knew what we were working on.
2020 Committee: Beth Anderson has been working diligently with members from all the Colonies to plan the 2020 event. She has had a lot of assistance from Peggy Reid in planning and tracking all the details.
There was a good amount of discussion by the group regarding the 121st Annual State Assembly in 2019. Beth Anderson and Star Vondrell are leading the charge by scouting locations off of 75 on the north side of the city.
In an effort led by Doug van der Zee, the Cincinnati Colony has established a $500 scholarship annually from the Cincinnati Colony with the Xavier University History Department. The scope of the Scholarship is anyone in a Bachelor or Master’s Program with a broad focus on colonial history. Three history professors will judge the scholarship contest.
We had one new member join us at the meeting, Dr. Mike Davis. Dr. Davis has been researching his ancestry for many years. He has a wealth of knowledge about many aspects of history, genealogy, and DNA research. Welcome to the Colony Dr. Davis!
We did something a little different at this meeting. We have had so many new members attending meetings we wanted to take some time to get to know each other. We introduced the concept of telling your “Mayflower Story”. Several members shared a cool thing they learned about their Pilgrim family, the greatest challenge in their Mayflower search, and how long it took them to them to validate their ancestry.
It was a great meeting. I enjoyed listening and learning from everyone’s Mayflower journey. We hope to see you at the next event!
June 23, 2018 – Genealogy Event, Preble County Room at the library in Eaton, OH
September 1-2, 2018 36th Fair at New Boston, George Rogers Clark Park, Springfield, OH
September 8, 2018 – Cincinnati Colony Board/Membership Meeting
October 13-14 – Fall Festival at the Christian Waldschmidt Homestead
November 3, 2018 – Compact Day