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The 2023 Delano Kindred Annual Meeting and Reunion will be held in Duxbury, MA, August 4, 5 and 6, 2023. There is no official hotel this year, as most of our meetings will be held at the Alden House Historic Site in Duxbury. The Annual Membership Meeting will be held at the Duxbury Senior Center in Duxbury.
You can view the Annual Letter from President Tom Delano by clicking here.
Here are the reference documents for this meeting. Please note that members will be required to log in to view some of these documents.
- For BIOGRAPHIES of candidates standing for election as OFFICERS of the Kindred for the next 2 years, click here.
- For the SCHEDULE of EVENTS for the Annual Meeting and Reunion, click here.
- For the Annual Membership Meeting AGENDA, click here.
- For the TREASURER and FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT for FY 2022-2023 click here.
- For the PROPOSED BUDGET for FY 2023-2024, click here.
There is still time to register to attend these festivities in person or remotely via Zoom. Links for those who register to attend via Zoom will be emailed to them prior to the meeting.
2023 ANNUAL MEETING PLANNING INFORMATION
DUXBURY MASSACHUSETTS, AUGUST 4-6, 2023.
The 2023 DELANO KINDRED Annual Meeting and Reunion will be held in Duxbury, MA, August 4-6 at the Alden House Historic Site (AHHS). Although the Delano Kindred Annual Meeting itself will be separate, all other activities will be held jointly with the Alden Kindred and the Pilgrim Peter Brown Society on the AHHS grounds. As a result, we will not be needing a hotel to be a "home base". We have not blocked any hotel rooms anywhere; all attendees are free to make whatever accommodations they prefer. There are some suggestions at the end of this Post.
Delano Kindred members must register on this site to attend our Annual Meeting. Registration for the Reunion part of the meeting can be done either via the Alden Kindred (if you are an Alden Kindred member) or here on this site along with your Annual Meeting registration.
In addition to the registration itself, your registration fee includes everything except the Chowderfest, the Bradford House Breakfast, and the Bradford House Tour; those are optional events at a nominal addional cost.
The presentation by Rev. Soule on Saturday is titled "Prosecutions for Fornication in Plymouth Colony 1620-1694." But wait... here's the subtitle: "The Fast Life and Hard Times of Tom and Becky Delano" (aka Dr. Thomas Delano and Rebecca Alden). You do not want to miss this one!
SCHEDULE of EVENTS
Friday, August 4, 2023
11:00AM - Delano Kindred Board Meeting
12:00-2PM - Registration – AHHS
2:00-4:00PM - Tour of the Myles Standish Burying Ground, Duxbury, by Tony Kelso, Duxbury Town Historian
5:00PM - Annual Chowderfest at AHHS ($20 per person, optional)
Saturday, August 5, 2023
10:00AM – 12:00PM - Alden Kindred Annual Meeting – AHHS
10:00 – 11:30AM - Delano Kindred Annual Meeting – Duxbury Senior Center, 2nd Flr. Classroom
The DSC is just off of Tremont St. across from the Duxbury Fire Station
12:00-4:00PM - Ongoing tours of Alden House and living history demonstrations
- Silent Auction and Gift Shop open.
12:00 - 12:30PM – Group Photos at the Alden House
12:30 - 1:30PM – Lunch at the AHHS
2:00 - 3:00PM - Presentation by the Revd. Dr. W. Becket Soule.
4:00 - 5:00PM - A walking tour of a short section of the Green Harbor Path
Sunday, August 6, 2023
8:00AM - Delano Kindred Board Meeting
9:00AM - Church Service (optional) at St. John's Episcopal Church, Washington St., Duxbury.
Guest preacher, the Revd. Dr. W. Becket Soule
10:30AM - Breakfast at the Col. John Bradford House, Kingston, MA. ($15 per person, optional)
Following breakfast: Tour of the Major John Bradford House ($5 per person, optional)
THE MAJOR JOHN BRADFORD HOUSE
Major John Bradford's beautiful old home at 50 Landing Road in Kingston is now loved and cared for by the members of The Jones River Village Historical Society (JRVHS). The Society works to:
- Collect, preserve and educate the public about the history of the Town of Kingston;
- Make its collections accessible through exhibitions, research assistance, educational programs and lectures;
- Preserve, protect and maintain the Society’s Headquarters (the Major John Bradford Homestead) and other possessions.
Each Sunday in July and August, the Society offers a buffet breakfast at the Homestead from 9AM - 11:30AM. This is the Optional Breakfast listed on our Schedule of Events.
HAMPTON INN at COLONY PLACE, Plymouth, MA. To access their website, click here.
FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES at COLONY PLACE, Plymouth, MA. To access their website, click here.
HILTON GARDEN INN, Plymouth MA. To access their website, click here.
THE FOLLOWING PRESENTATION WAS CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM
ON NOVEMBER 4, 2022, AND RECORDED.
To view this video, click here.
OUR DELANO and COOKE ANCESTORS:
The INTREPID de LANNOYS and MAHIEUS from FLANDERS
(The extraordinary story of these unique MAYFLOWER and FORTUNE Pilgrims)
A Presentation and Conversation with Author George Philip English
followed by a Brief Discussion of the 2023 Delano Kindred European History Tour
Hosted by Delano Kindred Board Member Col. William English, CBE
About this presentation: The European Ancestry and History of Francis Cooke and Philip Delano/Philippe de Lannoy is, possibly, the most unique among the first Pilgrims on the Mayflower and Fortune to New England. The de Lannoys and Mahieus came from French-speaking Flanders. Their extraordinary and fascinating story was very different to that of the English Pilgrims. Persecuted by their Spanish Catholic rulers for their religious beliefs, they fled to Canterbury in England. Later, they went to Leiden, Holland, nearly 20 years before the English Separatists arrived.
Join our host, fellow descendant and Delano Kindred Board member Col. William English, CBE, as genealogist, historian and de Lannoy/Mahieu descendant George English presents the fascinating, evidence-based family history in his book The Delano and Cooke Ancestors, with the family members, historical and social information, pictures and maps to bring them to life. The Delano and Cooke Ancestors is available for purchase on the Delano Kindred website.
Following this presentation there was a brief discussion and Q&A about the Delano Kindred European History Tour which starts on September 19, 2023 in Amsterdam, continues for 10 days, and concludes in London.
THIS DELANO ANCESTRY AND HISTORY IS SHARED BY 5 US PRESIDENTS, WINSTON CHURCHILL AND A MILLION DESCENDANTS.
Annual Meeting Agenda and Supporting Documents are now available to Delano Kindred members on the website.
To access them, click on the REUNIONS tab and follow directions to view the agenda and supporting documents. The agenda can be viewed by everyone, but you must be logged in to access the supporting documents.
A HUGE THANK-YOU to all of you who donated to the Delano Kindred Matching Grants Program for the Alden Building Campaign.
Our Matching Grants program has officially ended, with a total of $14,345 having been donated to the Alden Building Campaign. Thanks to the Alden Kindred matching grants program, our total contribution became $28,690!
Although our program has ended, the Alden Kindred campaign is still very much in full swing. If you would like to make a donation to the Alden Building Campaign, you can still do so by clicking here.
Thanks again, Delano Kindred members!
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