About the Florida State Society

2013 FSS Board Slate

The Florida State Society (FSS) is non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the best interests of the State of Florida in our Nation's Capital. The FSS is managed by a volunteer executive board and consists of Members of the Florida Congressional Delegation and their staffs, lobbyists, federal agency and professional association staffers, attorneys, businessmen, college students and friends of Florida.

The FSS continues the tradition being an active member of the Capitol Hill community and member of the National Conference of State Societies. The Society's mission is to connect individuals in the D.C. area who either hail from or are deeply connected, personally or professionally, to the State of Florida. The FSS serves, in a non-political way, the best interest of the Nation, the State of Florida, and the membership of the Florida State Society, as well as promote the culture, commerce, and social traditions of Florida.

Wonderful events and an opportunity to share them with your fellow Floridians await you as a member of the Florida State Society. Your annual individual membership fee of $25, or family membership of $35 covers the cost of many events and reduced fees on tickets to special, including those in association with other state societies and events that honor both Florida traditions and national holidays.

Annual events include the Cherry Blossom Festival, the Taste of the South charity ball, Christmas Party, the Crab Stomp and others. But throughout the year, we work to ensure that FSS members have the opportunity to attend local sporting events with Florida teams, co-hosting events with other state societies, and picnics - to name only a few.

The FSS is also fortunate to be affiliated with the Florida House. Founded in 1973 by Rhea Chiles as Florida's 'embassy' in our nation's capital, Florida House is owned by the people of the state of Florida.

In an historic 1891 townhouse on top of Capitol Hill, Florida House shares its location with the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, and the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Florida is the only state to have such a facility and enjoys approximately 10,000 visitors a year. Florida House serves as "home base" for tourists as well as the business community. To learn more about the Florida House, please visit www.floridaembassy.com

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