The Georgia State Society has had the pleasure of hosting a variety of events ranging from congressional receptions to Atlanta Falcons football parties. Below are just a few examples of our most memorable events:
Most recently held in the Cannon Caucus Room, our congressional reception is a chance for society members to meet and network with current representatives of the Georgia congressional delegation. Our society’s honorary chairman is Representative David Scott (D-GA).
Each spring the Georgia State Society is proud to host a rail side tent where members and guests can enjoy a mint julep and watch the steeplechase commonly referred to as Gold Cup.
Braves Happy Hour & Game
At least once a year when our Braves come to town, the society hosts a tail gate before we all head into Nats Park to watch the game (although it doesn’t compare to watching it at “The Ted”).
Falcons Football Party
For the 2012 season, the society hosted a party at Lounge 201 to watch the Falcons beat the Saints on Thursday Night Football.
Our annual Pig Jig party is held in the fall and celebrates the wonderful food and music of the great state of Georgia. At recent Pig Jigs, we’ve had chili cook offs, live bluegrass music, and a pumpkin painting contest.
Wreaths Across America
This is the most rewarding event that the society has had the privilege of hosting. Every year around the holidays we remember those who gave their all by placing a wreath at their grave in Arlington National Cemetery.
This year’s theme was “Rednecks & Turtlenecks” and was featured in Roll Call here. Proceeds from the event went to benefit our local area Toys for Tots.
Cherry Blossom Dinner & Dance
Every year we celebrate Georgia’s Cherry Blossom Princess and Representative to the National Cherry Blossom Princess Court. Every state society sends a princess to represent their state and to have the opportunity to be selected National Cherry Blossom Queen.
For information on applying to the program click here.
Presidential Inauguration Gala
Society members most highly anticipated event is our inauguration gala. In 2009, our gala was held at the Museum of National History and this year it is at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Our 2013 gala was also featured in The Washington Post.
All of our events would not be possible without the dedication of the Society’s members and the financial support of its sponsors. We hope that you’ll take a moment to visit our sponsors page here and to join us at our next event.