All about the Welsh American Society of Northern California

The Welsh American Society of Northern California preserves and nourishes the national heritage and culture of the Welsh people and celebrates the contribution both Wales and the Welsh have made to California, the United States and the rest of the World.

The Society

WASNC actively promotes the Welsh culture in California and organizes many events to celebrate the heritage. The Society also promotes the Welsh Language and offers many other activities and programs.

Regular events include the Gymanfa Ganu to celebrate St. David’s Day in March (St. David is the Patron Saint of Wales), the major Celebration of Wales, an evening for enjoying all things Welsh in the Fall and in true Celtic fashion, in January, we hold a Noson Lawen to celebrate Twelfth Night.  Venues vary throughout the region and obviously the Society is keen to contribute to other events as appropriate.



The Welsh Heritage Fund of California

sample imageWASNC has a well established fund created to provide assistance to those interested in studying the Welsh Language and Culture.

Scholarships are available to qualified members pursuing Welsh culture or learning the Welsh language.


The Scholarship Fund is completely sustained by donations. Should you wish to make a tax deductible donation, you may do so by making your check payable to “The Welsh Heritage Fund of California” which is registered with the IRS as a 501 (c) 3 fund. All donations made out to “The Welsh Heritage Fund of California” are tax deductible to the extent permitted by California law. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Family Membership

sample imageFamily Membership of WASNC is open to all at a cost of $20.00 per annum.  The Membership Year runs from January 1st to December 31st    Please note that annual membership dues to WASNC help sustain the Society’s General Fund.   Donations to WASNC are not tax deductible to the donor.

Members not only receive quarterly issues of Pethau Cymreig, the WASNC newsletter, but gain access to the WASNC’s archives and get preferential rates at all WASNC Events.  email [email protected]

Pethau Cymreig

sample imagePethau Cymreig (Welsh for “Things Welsh”) is the quarterly newsletter that keeps WASNC members up to date on news and events in the Welsh-American community in Northern California and in Wales itself.  WASNC welcomes contributions to Pethau so please email [email protected]  with any suggestions for future content.