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We certainly appreciate your support and continued involvement in the West Virginia State Society of Washington D.C. The amount we pay in annual dues assists the Society in continuing to communicate with West Virginians in the Washington D. C. through our website. Please encourage your friends to join the State Society to celebrate the Mountain State.

The West Virginia State Society (WVSS) was formed in 1914 by and for people who live in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, but still call West Virginia “home.” The WVSS is a non-profit organization that provides year-round opportunities for those with roots and pride in West Virginia to get together, socialize and have a strong presence in our Nation’s Capitol.

The mission of the West Virginia State Society is to encourage and promote good fellowship among West Virginian’s of the Nation’s Capitol and to serve the best interests of our Nation and the State of West Virginia.

The WVSS is a member of the National Conference of State Societies.


Dear West Virginia Friends,

In a little over a week, the only state created from the Civil War will celebrate its 150th birthday!  This is a reason to party, and as such we wish to extend a warm, West Virginia welcom to the Taste of West Virginia event on June 25, 2013, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902.  The theme fro this year’s reception is “West Virginia Made,” and we will showcase some of the best that our Mountain State has to offer.

The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce is graciously hosting this year’s event.  The Taste of West Virginia will feature some of our state’s most tempting products, including apple butter, dessets, artisan cheeses, fine jams, and jellies, a host of beverages from breweries, vineyards, and distilleries, and of course, our world-famous pepperoni rolls.  Come enjoy live music, as we celebrate the wild and wonderful food and the beautiful people of West Virginia. 

West Virginians share a special bond of friendship and camaraderie.  We hope that you will join us for a joyous evening of fun, great food, and fellowship and a very special commemoration of our state’s history.

Chris Greaver, WVSS president and all the hard workers putting this event together