Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Kansas
Welcome to the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Kansas!
Karen Kay Weis, Governor
Our Society strives to tell the story of our Pilgrim ancestor’s voyage to the New World in 1620. We are thankful for their perseverance, steadfastness and bravery. Their signing of the Mayflower Compact at Cape Cod on November 11, 1620 is historic. The Mayflower Compact was drafted and signed aboard the ship and was the first document to establish self-government in the New World. Proven lineal descent from at least one of the 102 passengers who sailed on the Mayflower has given us the opportunity to become members of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Kansas which was Chartered in 1914. May we Kansas members prove ourselves worthy to the legacy of these Pilgrims.
The Society of Mayflower Descandants in the State of Kansas, in addition to educating our members, seeks to educate and engage the public about our Mayflower history, the Pilgrim’s way of life, their Wampanoag neighbors, and the ultimate development of our country. Our education includes funding a college scholarship in addition to providing access to and references for historical materials. We gather as a group twice yearly for fellowship and educational programs.
All Mayflower descendants are welcome and the Society promotes pluralism and diversity, providing a positive environment for all members.
The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Kansas operates as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization
  • ​​​​Recieve publications from both the General Society and the Kansas Society.
  1. The Mayflower Quarterly, published by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, provides information about history, genealogy and current activities of the member societies.
  2. The Sunflower Mayflower Newsletter, published by the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Kansas, provides information about the luncheon meetings held twice a year and other news and articles of interest to members.
  • The opportunity for fellowship with others who share a common ancestry and are interested in advancing awareness of the history and contributions of the Pilgrims.

Board of Assistants - Officers
Governor: Mrs. Karen Kay Weis
Deputy Governor: Mrs. Patricia Ann Setser
Corresponding Secretary : Mrs. Vicki Lynne Barge
Recording Secretary: Mrs. Lisa Edson Kelly
Treasurer: Ms. Amy Dione Spurgeon
Historian: Ms. Karen Kimball Haughawout
Counsellor: Ms. Anita Beth Clark
Elder: Mr. Mark Edward Hoppe
Captain: Mr. Matthew Shane Brady
Surgeon: Mr. Walter Alan Murphy
General Society from Kansas
Deputy Governor General: Ms. Della Joyce Regenold
Assistant General: Mrs. Karen Kay Weis
Review Chairman: Mr. Marshall Richter Toburen
Junior Membership Chairman: Mrs. Angela Kay Fischer
Newsletter: Mrs. Carolyn Doris Patterson
Scholarship Chairman: Mrs. Patricia Ann Setser
Scholarship Committee: Mrs. Patricia Elizabeth Burton
Scholarship Committee: George W Waugh
Welcome Committee Chairman: Mrs. Jannel Rae Munk
Welcome Committee: Mr. Randy Maus
Assistant Historian: Mr. Walter Alan Murphy
Assistant Historian: Mr. Bryan Keith Jones
Webmaster: Mrs. Vicki Lynne Barge