General Board of Assistants Meeting 2019

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The Colorado Society is hosting the meeting of the General Board of Assistants, which will convene at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, September 7, 2019, at the Grand Hyatt, 1750 Welton Street, Denver, Colorado. Colorado will welcome members and General Society officers at a welcome reception with appetizers and a cash bar on Friday evening. A cocktail reception and banquet will be held on Saturday evening at the Denver Country Club, one of America’s oldest and most exclusive private clubs. The Colorado Society encourages all GBOA attendees and their guests to join them for business meetings, training, tours and socializing.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and reconnect with Mayflower family and to be involved in the business and decision-making of our great Society. All General Society officers are urged to attend. If the elected or nominated Deputy Governor General (DGG) or Assistant General (AG) of your Society is unable to attend, your Society board may authorize “Acting” Officers for this meeting only. If this is the case within your Society, your Secretary must forward the names of the Acting Officers to the Secretary General one month prior to the meeting. Acting Officers will not be seated without this authorization. Registered Mayflower Society members or family are welcome to attend the meeting as silent observers and to participate in tours.

The Colorado Society has planned some wonderful tours and events! Explore the best that Denver has to offer from the 16th Street Mall designed by famed architect I.M. Pei, the vibrant entertainment districts to all of the attractions that make the Mile-High City remarkable. Activities unique to Colorado have been planned for Thursday through Saturday. Many opportunities exist for spouses and guests who would like to sightsee. 

Please make your reservation online or mail your reservation, including your check by July 21, 2019 to avoid a late registration fee (subject to availability). Please note that if you are an officer attending the GBOA meeting on Saturday, do not book a tour that day. However, it is advisable that GBOA officers book the luncheon since time will be limited before the afternoon session resumes.

Registration opens on March 1, 2019:

Full information has been distributed to Member Society officers. If you have any questions regarding GBOA 2019 in Denver, Colorado, please contact our Membership office at or 508-746-3188 ext. 26. 



Grand Hyatt – Downtown Denver, 1750 Welton Street, Denver, Colorado 80202

Individual room reservations must be made by midnight, Thursday, August 15, 2019, to obtain special group rates. The special rate is available for Wednesday night, September 4, through Sunday night, September 8, on a first come, first reserve basis. The room rate for single and double occupancy is $189.00 per night. The quoted rate does not include fees, sales tax, or incidental charges. 

To make hotel reservations, please click here:

If you need additional assistance, please contact the Denver Grand Hyatt at 877.803.7534. The hotel check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Reservation cancellations must occur at least 48 hours prior to check-in on the scheduled day of arrival in order to avoid a cancellation fee. Complimentary basic wireless internet access is provided within all guest rooms.

The Grand Hyatt Denver has valet parking available to guests. In and out privileges are available for those who bill their parking charges to their guest room. Daily parking rates, which are current at the time of the event, will apply. Current Valet parking rates are as follows: $23.00 for 0-4 hours; $28.00 for 4-8 hours; $46.00 for overnight parking. Rates are prevailing and are subject to change without notice.

Getting There By Air: The Denver Grand Hyatt is easily accessible by flights into Denver International Airport. Driving distance for from the airport to the Grand Hyatt is 25 miles. Denver Airport Rail can be used by travelers on the A Line to LoDo’s (lower downtown) Union Station and back courtesy of Regional Transportation District (RTD). The Denver airport rail has six stops along the way and takes approximately 37 minutes at a cost of $10.50 each way. Trains run every 15 minutes.

Highlighted Schedule of Events

Click here to download a PDF with full information, including a detailed schedule.

Thursday, September 5, 2019: Registration opens

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Historians Meet & Greet

Friday, September 6, 2019: Training and Information Day    

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m., Historians Training Meeting 
9:30 a.m. + 10:30 a.m., GSMD Committees: Mayflower Guard, 2020 Meetings and Events Committee
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Treasurer Training Meeting (at 11:45 will join the Governors Meeting)
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Governors Meeting (Governors & Former Governors invited)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Training Day Lunch – Cowboy & Cowgirl Hat Luncheon – Bring your hats!

Luncheon Program: Your Family Search – A Discovery Experience with Stephen J Valentine, Vice President Records and Partner Services, Family Search, International

1:00 p.m., – Governor General’s Forum (all officers and members welcome)

GG Forum attendees will be eligible to purchase a “2019 GG Forum” bar to be added to your national medal.

Governor General’s Forum Agenda:    
Historians’ Initiative
Digitization Project Update
Planning for our future
Social Media – an Important Tool for Member Societies
Member Society Best Practices

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Welcome Reception hosted by the Colorado Society

Saturday, September 7, 2019: General Board of Assistants Day

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., General Board of Assistants Meeting 
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., GBOA Lunch 

Luncheon Program: Plymouth Colony – Up in Arms, with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist, New England Historic Genealogical Society

5:30 p.m., Depart the Grand Hyatt for the Denver Country Club, One of America’s oldest and most exclusive private clubs!
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Cocktail Reception – Cash Bar.
7:00 p.m., GSMD Banquet

Enjoy Soup, Sliced Beef Tenderloin with Madeira Mushroom Sauce, Seasonal vegetables and accompaniments. Fresh Dinner Rolls and Butter. 

Tour Schedule

8:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Echo Lake – Red Rocks Park Tour (boxed lunch included)
Depart the Grand Hyatt for Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, then travel into the mountains via Bear Creek Canyon to enjoy the Denver Mountain Parks. Stop in Evergreen to browse the shops. Witness the Rocky Mountain vistas! Enjoy the mountain scenery!

Sunday, September 8, 2019: Governor General’s 1620 Club Events

Questions?: Email Secretary General Jane Hurt at:

See you in Denver!