The Alaska State Society exists:
a) to foster, participate in, and encourage educational, cultural, charitable, civic, and patriotic programs, and activities in the District of Columbia and surrounding communities, giving recognition to the State of Alaska, especially in conjunction with the National Conference of State Societies and other State and Territorial societies in the District of Columbia.
b) to maintain friendly and cooperative relations with the various State and Territorial societies in the District of Columbia and the National Conference of State Societies.
c) to represent the State of Alaska in the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, other national and international activities involving the State and Territorial Societies, and inaugural events.
d) to maintain recognition as a State Society by the National Conference of State Societies by upholding and maintaining the purposes, objectives and integrity, and complying with the membership requirements, of the National Conference of State Societies.
The Alaska State Society is 501(c)(4) non-profit, non-partisan organization with a social, civic, and support mission, serving an active membership of more than 300 Alaskans and friends of Alaska living in the Washington, DC area. The Society is an affiliate of the National Conference of State Societies.
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What we do
The Society hosts an Inaugural Gala every four years, an annual Anchorage vs. The-Rest-of-Alaska softball game and picnic, regular Taste of Alaska get-togethers, and a variety of other Alaska-themed events.
Meet the Board
President: Andrew Parks
Vice President: Dottie Ochoa
Congressional Liaisons: Liz Banicki (Sen. Sullivan), Tonya Parish (Sen. Murkowski), Truman Reed (Rep. Young)
Event Coordinator: Allie McDonnell
New Member Co-Chairs: Jesse Oney & Bre Klayum
Fundraising Chair: Alexandra Webb
Social Co-Chairs: Devin O’Brien & Kensey Finnegan
Communications Co-Chairs: Carly Besh & Nate Adams
Philanthropy Chair: Anna Dietderich
University Liaison: Isabella Jameson
Board Advisors: Cam Toohey & Michelle Toohey