May
12
6:30 pm18:30

NCSS Governing Board Meeting

This is a reminder that our next National Conference of State Societies (NCSS) Governing Board Meeting will take place Thursday, May 12, 2016.

Please note the details below:

Date:         Thursday, May 12, 2016

Time:         6:30 pm

Address:    Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

                   921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE*

                   Washington, DC

                  *(1 block from the Eastern Market Metro station)

***Please make sure that each society has a representative in attendance. 

NCSS Cherry Blossom Premier Event | Sushi Reception & Grand Ball
Apr
15
Apr 16

NCSS Cherry Blossom Premier Event | Sushi Reception & Grand Ball

  • Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel

You are cordially invited to join top officials and diplomatic leaders for one of our nation's most beloved spring traditions - the Official Cherry Blossom Grand Ball and Sushi Reception presented by the National Conference of State Societies (NCSS). Enjoy a fabulous cocktail and sushi reception prior to dinner, a plated multi-course meal with dessert, an exciting program that includes many special guests along with the introduction of the 2016 Cherry Blossom Princesses and the official coronation of the new United States Cherry Blossom Queen, a silent auction, and dancing to the sounds of a live band and DJ. This is an event not to be missed!

Cost:  $75 (Youth Ticket Ages 12 and Under) / $150 (Pearl Level Ticket) / $200 (Gold Level Ticket). Tables are also available for purchase. Please note that a nominal service fee will be applied to all tickets at the time of purchase.

Attire: Black Tie Optional

Closest Metro Stop: Crystal City Station (Yellow/Blue Lines)

Link for Tickets: http://bit.ly/ncssball2016

NCSS Cherry Blossom Premier Event | Congressional Reception
Apr
13
6:00 pm18:00

NCSS Cherry Blossom Premier Event | Congressional Reception

  • United States Botanic Garden

Please join the National Conference of State Societies and our Honorary Co-Chairs, Senator Lisa Murkowski and Senator Shelley Moore Capito, for the annual Cherry Blossom Congressional Reception in one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America.

Cost: Free – Reservations Required.

Location: 100 Maryland Ave. SW

Attire: Business Formal

Closest Metro Stop: Federal Center SW Station (Orange/Blue Lines)

*Event at capacity as of Friday, April 8h

NCSS Cherry Blossom Premier Event | Celebration of the States
Apr
11
6:00 pm18:00

NCSS Cherry Blossom Premier Event | Celebration of the States

  • Army and Navy Club Building

Please join the National Conference of State Societies, our U.S. States & Territories, and International Partners for an evening featuring food and drink from around the country.

Cost: $40 per person (13 and above) / $25 per person (Youth Ages 12 and Under). Please note that a nominal service fee will be applied to all tickets at the time of purchase.

Attire: Gentlemen are required to wear a coat and tie. Ladies attire should be of a comparable degree of formality.

Closest Metro Stops: Farragut North Station (Red Line) and Farragut West Station (Blue/Orange Lines)

Link for Tickets:  http://bit.ly/ncsscelebration2016

NCSS Cherry Blossom Premier Event | The Stone Lantern Lighting
Apr
10
2:30 pm14:30

NCSS Cherry Blossom Premier Event | The Stone Lantern Lighting

NCSS Cherry Blossom Premier Event: The Stone Lantern Lighting Ceremony

The ceremony takes place at the newly dedicated Japanese Rock Garden and is put on by NCSS, in conjunction with the National Park Service National Capital Region. It includes traditional music by the Toho Koto Society of Washington, DC and songs by the Washington Japanese Choral Society. The Joint Armed Forces Color Guard of the Military District of Washington, DC presents the colors.

The Japanese Stone Lantern, stands 8.5 feet tall and weighing 4,000 pounds, was carved nearly four centuries ago to honor the Third Shogun of the Tokugawa period. In 1954, the lantern was presented to Washington, DC as a gift commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s first treaty with Japan.

Since then, the Stone Lantern is lit once each year by the Princess representing the Embassy of Japan, and only during the Cherry Blossom Festival. It stands 50 feet east of the first two cherry blossom trees planted by First Lady Helen Taft.

Seating opens at 2:30pm and the ceremony begins at 3:00pm.

Mar
10
6:30 pm18:30

NCSS Governing Board Meeting

This is a reminder that our next National Conference of State Societies (NCSS) Governing Board Meeting will take place Thursday, March 10, 2016.

Please note the details below:

Date:         Thursday, March 10, 2016

Time:         6:30 pm

Address:    Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

                   921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE*

                   Washington, DC

                  *(1 block from the Eastern Market Metro station)

***Please make sure that each society has a representative in attendance. 

Feb
11
6:30 pm18:30

NCSS Governing Board Meeting

This is a reminder that our next National Conference of State Societies (NCSS) Governing Board Meeting will take place Thursday, February 11, 2016.

Please note the details below:

Date:         Thursday, February 11, 2016.

Time:         6:30 pm

Address:    Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

                   921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE*

                   Washington, DC

                  *(1 block from the Eastern Market Metro station)

***Please make sure that each society has a representative in attendance. 

Jan
14
6:30 pm18:30

NCSS Governing Board Meeting

This is a reminder that our next National Conference of State Societies (NCSS) Governing Board Meeting will take place Thursday, January 14, 2016. 

Please note the details below:

Date:         Thursday, January 14, 2016

Time:         6:30 pm

Address:    Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

                   921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE*

                   Washington, DC

                  *(1 block from the Eastern Market Metro station)

***Please make sure that each society has a representative in attendance. 

Dec
10
6:30 pm18:30

NCSS Governing Board Meeting

This is a reminder that our next National Conference of State Societies (NCSS) Governing Board Meeting will take place Thursday, September 10, 2015.  

Please note the details below:

Date:         Thursday, December 10, 2015

Time:         6:30 pm

Address:    Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

                   921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE*

                   Washington, DC

                  *(1 block from the Eastern Market Metro station)

***Please make sure that each society has a representative in attendance. 

BYLAWS ANNOUNCEMENT:

Dear State/Territorial Society Presidents & Delegates:

Click here find for your review the proposed update of the NCSS By-Laws, to be finalized during the December 2015 meeting of the NCSS Governing Board.  The general intent of the proposal is to streamline (and organize in a more orderly structure) the existing by-laws, while also formally delineating the geographical regions of member societies for administrative purposes and updating the titles and roles of the NCSS officers, to reflect the broader scope of NCSS' updated programming.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, November 12th, at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital.

Respectfully, 

Bill Christian

President, NCSS

NCSS Governing Board Meeting
Nov
12
6:30 pm18:30

NCSS Governing Board Meeting

 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

6:30pm  7:30pm

This is a reminder that our next National Conference of State Societies (NCSS) Governing Board Meeting will take place Thursday, September 10, 2015.  

Please note the details below:

Date:         Thursday, November 5, 2015

Time:         6:30 pm

Address:    Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

                   921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE*

                   Washington, DC

                  *(1 block from the Eastern Market Metro station)

***Please make sure that each society has a representative in attendance. 

BYLAWS ANNOUNCEMENT:

Dear State/Territorial Society Presidents & Delegates:

Click here find for your review the proposed update of the NCSS By-Laws, to be finalized during the November 2015 meeting of the NCSS Governing Board.  The general intent of the proposal is to streamline (and organize in a more orderly structure) the existing by-laws, while also formally delineating the geographical regions of member societies for administrative purposes and updating the titles and roles of the NCSS officers, to reflect the broader scope of NCSS' updated programming.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, November 12th, at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital.

Respectfully, 

Bill Christian

President, NCSS

The Roy C. Haines Award Dinner & Dance
Oct
24
6:00 pm18:00

The Roy C. Haines Award Dinner & Dance

Please join the members and friends of the State and Territorial societies in celebrating the Roy C. Haines Award

Including the Taste of the States & Territories (Featuring “Back Home” Desserts)

Where: The Knights of Columbus (#2169 Council) 9709 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Details:  Open Bar; Silent Auction; Cocktail Hour; 3-course meal; Dancing.

Cost: $50/per person or $500/per table of 10. Purchase tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2404372

Each Society is asked to donate a dessert/sweet that represents their state, territory, or region.

Reservation deadline is Tuesday, October 20, 2015

NCSS Governing Board Meeting
Sep
10
6:30 pm18:30

NCSS Governing Board Meeting

This is a reminder that our next National Conference of State Societies (NCSS) Governing  Board Meeting will take place Thursday, September 10, 2015.  

Please note the details below:

Date:         Thursday, September 10, 2015

Time:         6:30 pm

Address:    Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

                   921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE*

                   Washington, DC

                  *(1 block from the Eastern Market Metro station)

***Please make sure that each society has a representative in attendance.