This schedule of fees and dues is in addition to any amounts charged by the General Society. The Historian collects the Maryland fees and the Treasurer collects the annual dues and other member transactions after election to the Society. Dues, Memberships, and fees may be changed by the Society at any time without notice.
Annual Membership Dues– $60.00 – The annual dues are discounted to $50 each if paid to the Maryland Society before April 1 of that year. On April 1, the discount is lost and the full rate must be paid. Those who fail to pay their dues that calendar year are dropped as members of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and of the Maryland Society no later than the end of that calendar year. Newly elected members are not charged annual dues in the calendar year of their enrollment.
Life Membership Dues – Life memberships are permanent. They cannot be transferred. Life members wishing to become members of another state society must pay the dues charged by that society. They remain members of the Maryland Society and are then known as dual members. Life members may resign if they wish.
Junior Membership – $50 One-time Fee – Annual Junior members are relatives of Maryland members who are themselves descendants of one of the Pilgrim passengers. Annual junior members are members of the Maryland Society but not of the General Society Plymouth. They cannot vote on matters before the membership. The Maryland Historian has the authority to give final approval to their membership applications. There is a one-time fee of $50 to be a junior member. This fee is due at the time the application is submitted to the Historian. A person may be a junior member until the age of 25. A junior member on attaining the age of 18 may submit an application to become a regular member. This is an initial application and the fees set out above for annual members apply as do the dues.
Friends Membership – $50 One-time Fee – Friends are individuals who are not eligible for membership in the Society by descent but nevertheless are bound to us by family ties or shared interests. These persons include spouses of members, persons who are interested in furthering and contributing to the goals of our Society and adopted children of members. Friends of the Society are welcome to participate in the Society’s activities and in its committees, but they cannot vote on matters before the Society. Their applications are submitted by members and approved by the Historian.
Membership Reinstatement Dues & Fee – $100 + Membership Dues -Upon request, the Historian may reinstate a member whose membership has lapsed or who has resigned. The Historian may not reinstate a member whose membership has been revoked for cause as specified in section 6(b) without the agreement of the Board of Assistants.
Annual Dues: payable 1 January $60 ($50 if paid before 01 April)
Transfers in and out: No fee
Pre-Application Review Fees – Maryland
Initial Review Fee – $200 Maryland Filing fee – non-refundable filing fee is due to the Maryland Society when the applicant presents the completed preliminary review worksheet or its equivalent to the Historian.
Initial Review Fee – $100 Maryland Filing fee – non-refundable fee is due to the Maryland Society when the applicant is the child, sibling, spouse or line carrying parent of a member in good standing. More than one such family member may apply at the same time provided that all those applications are for the same line of descent. Each must supply a preliminary review worksheet and filing fee.
Supplemental Review Fee – $75 Maryland Filing fee – non-refundable filing fee is due to the Maryland Society at the time the preliminary review worksheet is presented to the Historian. More than one family member may apply at the same time provided that those applications are for the same line of descent. Each must provide a preliminary review worksheet and the filing fee.
Application Fees – GSMD
Application Fee – $125 GSMD Filing fee – non-refundable filing fee per application is to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants in Plymouth payable at the time the Maryland Historian accepts the application and sends it to Plymouth for final approval.
Supplemental Application Fee – $125 GSMD Filing fee – non-refundable filing fee to the General Society in Plymouth due for each application at the time the Historian accepts the application or applications for transmittal to Plymouth for final approval.
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