About Us

The Stephen Hopkins Colony serves the Treasure and Space Coasts of Florida, which include Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Martin Counties.

Florida has 17 Society of Mayflower Descendants colonies, each representing a geographic area. Regardless of Mayflower ancestry, members generally affiliate with the closest colony to their permanent or winter residences. Members of the Stephen Hopkins Colony include not only descendants of Stephen Hopkins, but also descendants of most of the other passengers who arrived on the Mayflower at Plymouth in 1620. In the past two years, our membership base has grown. We hope you can join us as a guest or prospective member.

The Stephen Hopkins Colony welcomes guests and members from other colonies who would like to attend any meeting.  Please contact Colony Membership Secretary Janice Sly at darmorenus@yahoo.com for further information about General Membership meeting location and cost.

MEETING DATES for 2019-2020
Thursday, July 11, 2019 – 11:30 AM
Thursday, September 12, 2019 – 11:30 AM
Thursday, November 14, 2019 – 11:30 AM
Thursday, February 13, 2020 – 11:30 AM
Thursday, April 9, 2020 – 11:30 AM

For information about membership in the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD), the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Florida (FSMD), and our colony, please contact Colony Historian Kurt Bressner at kbressner@gmail.com.

Brian McWaters, Governor bmch2o@aol.com

Colony Governor: Brian McWaters
Vice-Governor: Sharon Paugh
Secretary: Janice Sly
Treasurer: John Hillhouse
Historian: Kurt Bressner
Elder: Lisa Tompson
Captain: Charles Moore
Recording Secretary: Nancy Baker
Director: Marsha Adams
Director: Etta Ocker
Director: Bonnie Dobbs

Education Director: Janice Sly
Junior Chair: Kurt Bressner
Assistant Historian Carol Robinson
Assistant Historian Cora Sjogren-Welch
Newsletter Editor Etta Ocker
Webmaster: Debbie Dalrymple
Assistant Treasurer: Mickie Cook

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