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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 55th Annual Potlatch Charity Gala on Friday, May 8, 2015 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 2015 WSS Member, you can start purchasing tickets to the event before it opens to the general public. Individual tickets for 2015 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.

Ticket sales begin on Tuesday, April 14th at 12pm ET. To purchase tickets visit our brownpaperticketswebsite. On the ticketing website, you will see the option to “Enter a Password or Discount Code.” Click the link and a text box will appear. Enter your last name, CASE SENSITIVE. Select “Show Available Tickets” and you will have the option to purchase one WSS member ticket and one pre-sale general admission ticket. General Admission tickets for the general public will go on sale on April 28, 2015.

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 potlatch@washingtonstatesociety.org

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 55th Annual Potlatch Charity Gala


55th Annual Potlatch
Friday, May 8, 2015

5:45pm: Will Call opens, Silent Auction and Charity Raffle ticket sale begins
6:00pm: Doors Open for Reception with Raw Bar
7:30pm: Seated Dinner
8:30pm: Silent Auction & Charity Raffle benefiting Northwest Harvest

9:00pm: Dancing with Pebble to Pearl

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20009
Dupont Circle North Metro Stop (Red Line)

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 potlatch@washingtonstatesociety.org

2014 potlatch - sponsor poster large copy

Past Potlatch Sponsors:

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