||Washington State Society Potlatch
||May 3, 2013
|| 6:00PM ET
||Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20008
For directions, click here
||You are invited to attend this annual event celebrating and sampling the delicacies from the State of Washington for those living in Washington DC. Kieta Mall '89, will be our Whitman table host. This is Whitman's twelfth year participating in this event.
6:00 p.m. Reception
7:30 p.m. Seated Dinner
8:30 p.m. Entertainment and Charity Raffle
9:00 p.m. Dancing
RSVP by April 19 by registering with your payment below. Tickets are $50 per person. If you wish to send a check, call the Alumni Office at 1 800 835 9448 ext. 1. Payment must be received by April 19. No seat is guaranteed until payment has been received. Information regarding your tickets will be sent by email with your payment confirmation.
What is Potlatch?
Potlatch is a word that comes from Chinook dialect and means, "to give. A Potlatch was an important social event among Northwest tribes that marked the status of an individual or celebrated a special occasion such as a marriage. These celebrations could take as long as a year or more to prepare, and sometimes lasted up to ten days. Food and entertainment were provided, and gifts were given to the guests who attended.
The Washington State Society is a congressionally-authorized not-for-profit organization run by volunteers that brings together over 700 congressional, executive, military, corporate and other Washingtonians who reside in the Washington, D.C. area. It is a 501(c)(7) organization and the identification number is 52-6075803.