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W I S C O N S I N State Society NEWS

A newsletter for and about Wisconsinites and their friends residing in the Washington, DC, area. March 2022

April 3 Reception to Honor 2022 Wisconsin Cherry Blossom Princess Alyssa Birkeland

This is the 110th Anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Our previous princess, Ms. Julia Olsem, has had to step down due to work issues. We are honored to have Ms. Alyssa Birkeland to be our princess for the 2022 Cherry Blossom Festival.

Alyssa will be honored at a reception sponsored by the Wisconsin State Society on Sunday April 3rd at 6:30 pm at the Novel South Capitol, 21 (eye) Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003, East Tower Clubroom. The event is FREE to paid-up members who RSVP by emailing Mary O’Donovan at or calling at (202) 460-2258.

Alyssa Birkeland is a native of West Bend, WI and graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2020 with a degree in business. On campus, she served as the 2020 Senior Class Vice President. Alyssa currently works as a Regional Political Coordinator for the Republican National Committee. She is the daughter of Ken and Carol Birkeland.

Other Cherry Blossom Festival Activities to Celebrate!

The Festival is more than just the above reception; there are many other Cherry Blossom activities between April 2 and April 9 that members are invited to attend. In addit