The Oregon Society of Mayflower Descendants meets twice a year. One meeting is in late April or early May, the other in November. They are usually held in the Portland area, or in Corvallis. Meetings normally are luncheons, held on a Saturday, with a speaker.

The next State Society meeting will begin at 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 19 at Hayden's Lakefront Grill in Tualatin. This luncheon will be our annual Compact Day meeting celebrating the signing of the Mayflower Compact by the Pilgrims as their ship lay anchored off Cape Cod. The current term of the Oregon Society is expiring at the end of the year, which means that election of new officers will take place for the 2017-2019 term at this meeting. A registration form will be available in the 2016 fall issue of "The Pilgrim". All members, prospective members, family and friends are welcome to attend.

The Board of Assistants meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the board room, and any interested member may attend.

For further information, contact Governor Terri Schieber at tschieber@comcast.net or Deputy Governor Patrice Petersen at 2patriceroots@comcast.net.

The registration form can be printed here.


A branch of the state society is the Cascade Colony, based in Medford. It meets two times a year, usually on the third Saturday of September and April. See their page for the next meeting information. Contact Lt. Gov. Susan O'Connell at susan-rvpa@charter.net.

Another branch, the Mt. Hood Colony, holds meetings three times per year in the Portland area. Contact Lt. Gov. Patrice Petersen at 2patriceroots@comcast.net. Visit their webpage here.