Article 111, sections 1-8 of the Winslow Heritage Society bylaws Section 1: The WINSLOW HERITAGE SOCIETY shall be open to all persons who: 1. Can prove lineage to any descendant of Edward Winslow, Sr. (1560-1631); 2. Can prove lineage to any Mayflower Pilgrim and has an interest in the history of the Winslow family. 3. Can prove lineage to the ancient lines of Winslows* Section 2: There shall be three levels of membership: 1. Regular 2. Life 3. Junior Section 3:Regular Members a. All persons 18 years of age or older who are descended from one the Winslow brothers or from any Mayflower Pilgrim shall be eligible for regular membershipin this society or who can prove lineage to the ancient lines of the Winslows;* b. Membership in the Society requires a written application which is sent to the Historian of the Society and a non-refundable application fee of $20.00 which is sent to the Treasurer of the Society; c. All regular members shall be eligible to vote. Section 4: Life Members a. Life Membership is available to regular members for a one-time payment of $100.00; b. All life members shall be eligible to vote. Section 5:Junior Members a. Any person under the age of 18 years may become a Junior member by paying a onetime fee of $10; b. This membership shall remain in effect until the Junior member turns 18, at which time he or she is eligible to become a Regular member of this society. Section 6:Applications must be submitted on the appropriate Winslow Heritage Society Application Form provided by the Society and accompanied by an application fee and first year’s dues. Section 7:Documentation to sufficiently prove line of descent from any descendant of Edward Winslow, Sr. (1560-1631) or from a Mayflower Pilgrim or for those who can prove lineage to the ancient lines of Winslows which shall be submitted to the Society Historian/Genealogist, who shall determine the validity of the line. A copy of a previously approved lineage from the General Society of Mayflower Descendants is acceptable for membership.* Section 8:Friends of the Winslow Heritage Society When the Society wishes to recognize someone who supports the objectives of the Winslow Heritage Society and wishes to have an association but is not eligible for membership as defined in Article III, Membership, Section 1, such a person may be called “Friend of the Winslow Heritage Society”. Such friends may include the spouse of a member or be a member of the household who is not biologically descended from the member, or not biologically descended from the Winslow Brothers or a Mayflower Pilgrim. The Board of Assistants shall provide an application form, annual fee structure, and rules for this designation. There shall be no application fee.
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