Are you a Mayflower passenger descendant? If so, join us in celebrating the voyage of the Mayflower in 1620 as we celebrate the 400th anniversary.

Along with the Cascade Colony in Medford, we operate under the auspices of the Oregon State Mayflower Society with whom we meet twice a year — in November and May — for a luncheon and business meeting.

The Mt. Hood Mayflower Colony was founded in March 2005 by a group of Oregon Mayflower Society members who desired a meeting location in northern Oregon. The name Mt. Hood was chosen to reflect the central geographical region our colony serves: from southern Washington to central Oregon, most of which affords a view of our prominent nearby mountain.

Mt. Hood Colony members gather for a luncheon meeting and program at lease two times a year, spring, and fall. Please contact us if you would like to attend. Prospective members, spouses and guests are welcome.

Definition of a Mayflower Colony

Questions have arisen recently about what is a Mayflower Colony and why do we have them? I hope this message clarifies the issue. The purpose of the creation of a colony shall be for the geographical convenience of its members and for no other purpose.

New and existing Oregon Mayflower Members have the option to join either the Cascade Colony in Medford, or the Mount Hood Colony in Portland. If they prefer, they may become a member at large. They are however, welcome to attend our state or any colony meeting. Members of a colony pay their respective minimal colony dues. Members at large are exempt from colony dues.

The state society holds two meetings a year but colonies hold two to three meetings a year for the purpose of education and sociability. Seldom do you attend a meeting and not meet a new cousin. Thank you.

Melissa (Mimi) Biehn
Lt. Governor Mt Hood Colony

Mt. Hood Colony Coming Events

Dear Mayflower Members, I am truly saddened to tell you all that I have called Hayden’s Grill and cancelled our Mayflower meeting on March 28. In view of all this virus information, I believe it is the prudent thing to do. We have little to lose by cancelling and some of us may have a lot to lose. When we have our next meeting, only time will tell.

If you sent Debbie Ketchum your lunch money, she will either refund your money, destroy your check, or keep it for our next meeting. Whatever you prefer. Her email is Please contact her soon as she would like to know what to do.

I am very sorry about this change of plans and will email you when we can again have our meeting. Till then stay well.

Melissa (Mimi) Biehn
Lt Governor Mt Hood Colony

Mt. Hood Colony Officers:

Lt. Governor:                     Mimi Blehn

Deputy Lt. Governor:         David Wiszneauckas

Secretary:                          Joni Walker

Treasurer:                         Debbie Ketchum

Historian:                           Sue Glen

Captain:                             Bud Hagan

Elder:                                Lois Streimerg


For questions or further Mt. Hood Colony information contact Deputy Lt. Governor David Wiszneauckas using the form below: