California State Society

The California State Society is a non-profit 501(c)(7), non-partisan organization, that primarily provides opportunities for Californians living in our nation’s capital to connect in a social setting. Its members include all types of Californians— Members of Congress, Congressional staff, Administration officials, employees of California-based businesses, California Alumni, and others.

Due to COVID-19, The California State Society will be conducting all meetings and events virtually. Our public gatherings will follow Washington, DC public health guidelines. Please continue to check back for more updates. 

Mission Statement

To create a community and a sense of identity for Californians. 
To organize events that facilitate networking opportunities. 
To use the events to promote the state of California and its general well-being. 

Become a Member today!

California State Society membership allows entrance (space permitting) to our four annual events- Ahhhscar Night, Summer Picnic, Back to College Night and the Holiday Reception. A membership also allows for discounted rates to our Golden State Roundtable events and other special offers. Members are also invited to participate on our softball team, if interested.

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Become a Sponsor today!

With the generous support of many Corporate Sponsors, the California State Society has been able to hold quality events including the Inaugural Luncheon, Welcome Back to Congress reception, “Ahhhscar” Night party, Cherry Blossom Celebration, Summer Picnic, Back to College Night reception and the Holiday Party.

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CSS Gives Back to California

The California State Society acknowledges the challenging times we face due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attacks on racial and social justice, and the wildfires that continue to ravage our communities. CSS is pleased to support the CA-based organizations below working to help those in need:

The California Association of Food Banks

The United Ways of California

World Central Kitchen

Philanthropy California

The California Conference for Equality & Justice 


InsideOUT Writers

Sacramento Area Youth Speaks

Homeboy Industries

Young Women's Freedom Center

The California Fire Foundation

Center for Disaster Philanthropy

California Community Foundation

The Red Cross

Humboldt Area Foundation


If you are interested in participating in either of these opportunities please reach out to or (202) 827-8200

DC Central Kitchen

The California State Society gives back to its community here in Washington, D.C. and in California. Throughout the years the CSS has participated in several different community outreach programs.

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Although the California State Society is a 501 (c)(7) non-profit and can’t make large donations, the board members and CSS members work together to give back in a variety of ways. The CSS often chooses organizations to support with ties to California or Californians in need.