March 3, 2018: Board of Assistants meeting, MCL Cafeteria, Upper Arlington, OH

March 17, 2018: Western Reserve Colony

Spring meeting, date and place TBA. Contact Lt. Gov. Jill Parker at for more information

April 21 2018: Toledo Colony

Spring meeting will be April 21, 2018, beginning with fellowship at 11:30 a.m. Join us at Swan Creek Retirement Village in Toledo. More details will be in the March issue of the Buckeye Mayflower newsletter. Colony Board meeting immediately after.

April 14, 2018: Columbus Colony

Spring Meeting at Kensington Place. Dr. Janet Ebert will give a presentation about the Star Spangled Banner and lead the members in singing the “other” verses. The Mayflower Maze will be introduced

April 15, 2018: Cleveland Colony
Spring Event held at the Dunham Tavern Museum Sunday April 15, 2018
Dunham Tavern
6709 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103
1:30pm – 2:30pm Business Meeting and light refreshment will be served
2:30pm – 3:30pm Dunham Tavern Museum Guided Tour
Admission Prices:
Pay at the door for the museum tour
Adults: $5.00 and Children under age 12 and under : Free
Free and Security on site
RSVP no later than April 9, 2018
Send or email reservation only to:
Kathy Leisure
38415 Brighton Path
Willoughby, OH 44094
The Tavern:
The Dunham Tavern is the oldest building in Cleveland, Ohio. Rufus and Jane Pratt Dunham built their first home on the site in 1824 and the existing taproom was built in 1842.

May 18-19, 2018: The 120th Annual State Assembly

Radisson Hotel Cleveland Gateway
651 Huron Road East Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: 216-377-9000
Fax: 216-377-9001
20 Blocked Rooms @ $129.00 + plus taxes (King & Double beds available)
Passcode for Room Booking: 1805FLOWER
Valet Parking with in and out privileges: $26.00

Friday May 18, 2018
Registration at the Radisson Hotel: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Soldiers & Sailors Monument Tour: 4:15pm – 5-5:15pm (located at Public Square) – Free
Euclid Beach Silver Bullet Rocket Car Tour: 6:00pm – 7:00pm (tour downtown Cleveland) – $5.00

Saturday May 19, 2018
Registration at the Radisson Hotel: 8:00am – 10:00am
Morning Speaker Program “Cleveland At War”: 9:45am – 10:45am
Business Meeting: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Luncheon “The Mama Mia Buffett”: 12:15pm – 1:30pm – $32.00 adults $15.00 age 12 and under
Keynote Speaker Program “Mayflower Compact”: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument:
The monument to Civil War soldiers and sailors from Cuyahoga County, Ohio is Located in the southeast quadrant of Public Square in downtown Cleveland and opened July 4, 1894. It was designed by architect Levi Scofield (1842–1917), who also created the monument’s sculptures. F.F. Schnitzer was the supervising architect who oversaw the creation of the structure.

Euclid Beach Rocket Ships:
They have been restored into cars and the “Rocket Girl” will take us on a quick tour of downtown Cleveland. Euclid Beach Park was a popular amusement park located on the southern shore of Lake Erie in the Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. The park opened in 1895 and closed in 1969.

Morning Speaker: Cleveland at War
The morning speaker will be the Western Reserve History Center’s Curator Of Collections & Exhibits, Eric Rivet. What was Cleveland’s role in World War I and World War II? Learn about how Cleveland’s industrial power made key contributions to both wars. Hear the stories of prominent Clevelanders and local heroes who helped achieve victory, and see some of the treasures of the Western Reserve Historical Society’s military collections.

Keynote Speaker: Mayflower Compact
The State Day keynote speaker will be Plimoth Plantation’s Director of Education and Public Programs, Vicki Oman. She will illuminate the Mayflower Compact by discussing it from the perspective of two women aboard Mayflower. On the journey, and in the early years of the colony, the line between the worlds of men and women was not as firm as it had been in England. The limited space on the ship and in the first homes created an unusual intimacy; women probably witnessed events which were ordinarily only witnessed by men. Vicki Oman will explore the creation and influence of the document by portraying Goodwife Elizabeth Hopkins and Mistress Mary Brewster, two of our nation’s founding mothers.

June 3, 2018: Columbus Colony
The Summer Picnic: Sharon Bardus, a retired teacher, is our junior member chair. She is planning a family picnic for juniors and their sponsors on Sunday June 3 from 4-7 at the Gantz Shelter House in Grove City. It will be a potluck with the Colony providing hot dogs and paper products.

August 4, 2018 11am: Board of Assistants meeting, MCL Cafeteria, Upper Arlington

September 7&8, 2018: GBOA, hosted by Illinois Society

September 29, 2018 11am: Board of Assistants meeting, MCL Cafeteria, Upper Arlington

November 10, 2018: Columbus Colony
Compact Meeting at Kensington Place. Paul La Rue, at retired Social Studies teacher from Washington Court House will give a program on the war experiences of two African American officers in the Great War. He and his students initiated a project to mark the graves of African Americans in WW 1.
Education & Outreach:  Janice Kleinline, Education Chair presented a school program on the Wampannoog Indians this fall in South Bloomfield and in New Albany. She also spoke to the Cleveland Colony.
Scholarship No one has submitted an application for the Colony $1000 scholarship. Scholarship applications for the coming year are due to Dr. Janet Ebert, Chairman by May 1.
Historical Preservation: Any loose change will be collected at the meetings for the upkeep of the Mayflower II; $83 was collected at the November meeting.