In the Pacific Northwest, Potlatch is a social event or celebration. It was an important social event among Northwest tribes that marked the status of an individual or celebrated a special occasion. These celebrations could take more than a year to prepare and sometimes lasted up to ten days. Food and entertainment were provided, and gifts were given to guests who attended.
The Washington State Society invites you to attend the 56th Annual Potlatch Charity Gala on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. The annual Potlatch has been the premier event of the Washington State Society for over 50 years. Potlatch features homegrown seafood, vegetables, candies, beer and wine through a reception and sit down dinner. Following dinner, guests participate in a silent auction and charity raffle for exciting prizes benefiting Northwest Harvest, a nonprofit food bank that collects and distributes food throughout Washington State, and dance the night away to a live band.
As a 2016 WSS Member, you can start purchasing tickets to the event before it opens to the general public. Individual tickets for 2016 WSS members are $65 and for non-members are $75. Each dues paying member may purchase one ticket at the discounted price and one ticket at general admission price.
Please be advised that it is the policy of the Washington State Society to seat two people together as part of any ticket purchase. For larger groups that would like to sit together we suggest purchasing a table of ten for $850. If you would like to purchase a table, please email the Potlatch Chairs.
Tickets will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Purchased tickets will be available for pick up at Will Call at the event. No tickets will be sold at the event.
The Washington State Society relies on generous sponsors for products from Washington State, prizes for the charity raffle and sponsorship to make Potlatch a success. If you wish to support our efforts, please email the Potlatch Chairs.
Current Potlatch Sponsors:
Past Potlatch Sponsors: