Darvin L. Martin chats with Bill and Evelyn Ruschel

St Clair Country Club was the site of the Western Colony’s May 17th spring meeting. The Colony celebrated the end to a long, cold winter with delicious luncheon arranged by our hosts, St. Clair members, Evelyn and Bill Ruschel.

New members: David Doty, Sandra McKissock and Beth Ruh were welcomed by the group. Reed Kneale took the helm as the newly elected Colony Governor, providing news and information about upcoming society events. In addition to the Western Colony’s July picnic, Colony Governor Kneale also encouraged the membership to attend the state sponsored lunch and lecture with Brewster researcher and author, Sue Allan in August and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants Triennial Congress in Plymouth in September.

The speaker for the afternoon was Darvin L. Martin, who drove from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to deliver the program. Mr. Martin, who holds degrees in agriculture and chemistry, has a lifelong interest in genealogy. He developed the as a pilot project of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. His talk, "DNA Traces the Origins of Mayflower Descendants back to Continental Europe" captivated the audience.

Join Us For Summer Merriment!

The Western colony cordially invites members and friends from across the state to attend our summer picnic at Patricia Hill’s farm in Cabot, Pennsylvania - On July 19th 2014. The day begins with a new member workshop, led by Mrs. Hill, at 10:00 a.m. Food, Games and Conversation begin at noon. You may Call Patricia at 724-352-2223 for details