About Us

Mission Statement

Our mission: The Welsh Society of Oregon develops, and perpetuates Welsh heritage, culture, and music in Oregon. We strive to sustain: pride in being Welsh, support for learning about Wales, the Welsh language, and exploration of Welsh-American issues by our members and for others in the community.


The Welsh Society of Oregon was originally founded in 1907 as the Portland Cambrian Society. It adopted the name Welsh Society of Portland in 2007 on the 100th anniversary of its founding. In 2015 we became the Welsh Society of Oregon to serve then entire state and southwestern Washington.

Welsh Society of Oregon 2017 Officers

President: KarenAlice Jones (503) 636-1118 .. oregonwelsh@gmail.com

Vice-President: Jeff Lewis

Treasurer: Claudia Sterling

Secretary: Barri Hinkson

Director: Chris Darr

Director: Betty Pierce

Director: Janet Figini

Festival Chorus Liaison: Jeff Lewis

DRAGON SPEAK editor: Meagan Lewis/Jeff Lewis

Graphics Consultant: Stephen Lewis



Membership of the Welsh Society of Oregon entitles you to participate in our full range of activities. To join, download the form below and mail to:  Claudia Sterling 20600 SW Shoshone Drive Tualatin OR 97062

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To read the society bylaws click here:- Welsh Society of Oregon Bylaws

Contact Us

To contact us please go to our contact page here:- Contact Us

The Gwaddol Group

The Welsh Society of Oregon’s endowment fund – The Gwaddol Group* – is now fully official! The WSOR Board just approved guidelines to steer the fund as it aims toward raising $25,000. This threshold dollar amount allows entry into the Oregon Community Foundation and accesses their investment growth potential and management oversight. What will The Gwaddol Group provide when award money is available? The guidelines spell out uses such as scholarships to study the Welsh language here and abroad, support for individuals conducting Welsh research, or support for development of music or art with a Welsh connection. Please consider donating to the endowment fund as you plan your budget or update your will. Remember your donations are tax deductible as WSOR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We need your infusion and your enthusiasm as we grow The Gwaddol Group for the benefit of all things Welsh in Oregon! Contact any Board member for more info or to make a donation. Diolch yn fawr! (*gwaddol = endowment in Welsh)


The Welsh Society of Oregon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. No goods or services were received in return for this gift. Our Tax ID: 90-0972979