2014 CHERRY BLOSSOM NEWSLETTER
Virginia Cherry Blossom Princess
One of the main purposes of The Society of Virginia is to select and support a Cherry Blossom Princess to participate in the National Conference of State Societies (NCSS€¯) Cherry Blossom Princess Program, a week
of cultural and educational events. I am pleased to inform you that our Virginia Cherry Blossom Princess Selection Committee has selected our 2014 Virginia Cherry Blossom Princess. The Virginia Princess
Crowning Luncheon will be held on March 29 at The Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA.
Invitations to this very special event will be mailed in a few weeks. Save the date so you don’t miss this opportunity to meet our very impressive Princess: Miss Anne Stewart Bryan of Norfolk, Virginia. (See tabs under Events for Bio and picture.)
IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS:
Visit www.statesocieties.org for additional information and tickets to the following National Conference of
State Societies Cherry Blossom Princess Program events:
Sunday, April 6, 2:30 p.m.
Japanese Lantern Lighting Ceremony at the Tidal Basin (Open to Public/Free)
Wednesday, April 9, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Congressional Reception -- State Society Members and Princess Family & Friends only (Space Limited)
Thursday, April 10, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Princess Luncheon, Renaissance Hotel ($60/ Adult; $25/children under 12 yrs old; under 2 yrs old free)
Thursday, April 10, 6:30 p.m. ā€“ 8:30 p.m.
Taste of the States, Fort Myers Officers Club ($25/adult or child - if paid through Paypal $25/adult AND child; under 2 yrs free)
Friday, April 11, 6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Cherry Blossom Grand Ball & U.S. Cherry Blossom Queen Coronation & After Party, Renaissance Hotel ($175/per person; $75.00 children under 12 yrs old; under 2 yrs free).
Friday, April 11, 10:30 - 2:00 a.m.
Cherry Blossom Grand Ball “After Party€” at the Renaissance Hotel ($40/Adult; $45/Adult through Paypal).
In addition, you may want to attend some of The National Cherry Blossom Festival Events being held from
March 20 - April 13. For information and tickets visit www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org .
Upcoming Equestrian Tailgate Events
Sunday, April 27, 2014 – The Society of Virginia’s Annual Tailgate at The
Middleburg Hunt’s Point-to-Point, Middleburg, VA
Saturday June 21, 2014 – Van Metre Polo Cup Great Meadow, The Plains, Virginia
Date TBD - Twilight Polo, Great Meadow, The Plains, Virginia
Additional events, including happy hours, to be added in the near future.
To pay for events, look for the Paypal logo for the event and category on the appropriate event information page as it is posted. To pay for events via check, write the check, payable to “The Society of Virginia,” and send to Gail Sullivan, c/o 5010 Devin Green Lane, Fairfax, VA 22030, unless otherwise instructed. New Members may also pay by
2014 Annual Membership Dues
It is dues time again! Since all Society of Virginia Officers and Board of Directors are volunteers, where
does the money go? Membership dues are used to pay for membership in our umbrella organization, the National Conference of State Societies (NCSS€¯); to support our Princess by paying the NCSS Princess
Program Fee and related Princess costs; and, to offset Society circulation costs and party extras. Help us
keep our historical Society and Cherry Blossom Princess Program going by sending in your annual dues payment today. For your convenience, you may pay your annual dues through Paypal. Visit our website
www.virginiastatesociety.org and click on Membership Application on the left for the Dues Renewal page to
the Paypal link. Otherwise, please make your check ($20/single or $30/family) payable to The Society of
Virginia and mail to Joan Lawrence, 2161 N. Lincoln Street, Arlington, VA 22207. Thank you!
Help Us Keep You Informed:
We want to make sure you are receiving our emails as well as special invitations. Many times emails are changed or members move. Unless you advise us of a change, we are clueless! If you pay your annual membership dues using our Paypal link, your current address and/or email will be provided. If paying via
check, please sure your check has your current address and also include an email address (if you have one).
Many of you have requested (particularly during the holidays) a copy of The Society of Virginia Membership Address List. If you would prefer to have your address and email information remain private, please email
me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send me a note at Gail Sullivan, 5010 Devin Green Lane, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, and I will block that information from appearing on lists provided to members.
Hope to see you at the Virginia Cherry Blossom Princess Crowning Luncheon on March 29!
Please pay your 2014 dues.
Additional Current information and Newsletters will be published as they become available.