Groups, Organizations, Meetings and Clubs - S Part 2

A list of groups, organizations, meetings, and clubs beginning with the letter S including the Society of Seperationists and the Shackamaxon Society.

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Shackamaxon Society, Inc., P.O. Box 1777, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107

. . . Founded in 1967. Is a nonprofit corporation of young Philadelphians "dedicated to creative programs which make Philadelphia history come alive." Fee for active members is "a pound of flesh," and associate members pay $25 per year. Sponsors annual W. C. Fields Day, Philadelphia-New York Hoagie Competition, and Celebration of the Troop Withdrawal from Old Fort Mifflin in 1777. Holds periodic Revolutionary War reenactments at Old Fort Mifflin, complete with musket and cannon fire. Publishes a variety of booklets and pamphlets. 100 members.

Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Descendants of the , 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107

. . . Founded in 1907 "to keep alive the importance of our Declaration of Independence and promote the ideals our signers fought and many actually gave their lives for." To join, applicants must show documented proof of lineal descendancy. Holds annual meeting at Independence Hall. A $5 enrollment fee is required, $8 annual dues for adults, $2 for junior members. Publishes The Signer's Bulletin. 850 members, 4 chapters.

Small Castle Owners of Great Britain and Ireland, Ancient and Honourable Order of, Exhibitors Bldg., Grand Rapids, Mich. 49502

. . . Founded in 1966 "to band together owners of original and authentic castles in order to interchange thoughts on mutual problems." No membership dues but applicants must "own authentic castle--one which was originally built as a fortification and must have much of the defensive architecture still in existence." Issues membership certificates and cards.

Spiritual Healers, National Federation of, Shortacres, Church Hill, Loughton, Essex 1G10 1LG, England

. . . Founded in 1954 "for the due promotion and encouragement of the study and practice of the art and science of spiritual healing--all forms of healing of the sick in body, mind, or spirit, by means of the laying on of hands, or by either prayer or meditation, whether or not in the actual presence of the patient." Has affiliated associations throughout Britain and in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa. Full membership is open to healers who can "furnish proof of their bona fides and satisfy the membership committee of their integrity and suitability as federation members." Associate membership is open to all who wish to support the work of the federation. Sponsors national and international conferences, teaching schools, and lectures. Publishes monthly magazine, Spiritual Healer. 90,000 members, 12 chapters.

Survivors of Surgery, 3526 N. Oketo Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60634

. . . Celebrates SOS Day, May 8, "in recognition of the beautiful, brave champions of the human race who were bold enough to undergo surgery and survived." States that SOS is "a glorious tribute to the indomitable spirit and willpower of mankind to continue its attempt to survive."

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