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 meeting of the Oregon Society of Mayflower Descendants will be held November 17, 2018 - Hayden's Lakefront Grill, 8187 Tualatin-Sherwood Rd., Tualatin, OR. Social Hour begins at 11:30 a.m. with seating for lunch at noon. This will be our Compact Day Meeting and we look forward to welcoming Tom Henderson, journalist, recalling "Quiet Thoughts from a Library in Wales."

Mr. Henderson has for forty years served as reporter and editor for various northwest newspapers and currently writes for the News-Register, covering government and social issues. He and his wife recently visited the British Isles where at the Gladstone Library in Wales he spent several compelling research hours. Some of what he discovered there will help to inform his talk. Mr. Henderson will discuss current issues in America vis a vis John Winthrop's famous 1630 sermon aboard the Arbella as he sailed toward a new Massachusetts Bay Colony.

A registration form will be in the fall issue of the Oregon Pilgrim and will be posted on our website. All members, prospective members, family and friends are welcome.

For further information, contact Governor Patrice Petersen at 2patriceroots@comcast.net or Deputy Governor Beth Lambright at bethlambright@gmail.com.


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.

Another branch, the Mt. Hood Colony, holds meetings three times per year in the Portland area. Contact Lt. Governor Terry Maloney at terryquilts17@comcast.net. Visit their webpage here.