On the evening of Monday, April 8th 2019, the Qatar-America Institute (QAI) hosted 13 D.C.-based state societies representing all of the Midwestern states for their annual Cherry Blossom Reception. Presidents, board members, and general members of each of the Midwestern State Societies convened at QAI’s D.C. office space to celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and to recognize the Cherry Blossom Princesses representing their states. QAI thanks the more than 200 guests made the event a success for QAI and the Midwestern State Societies. Guests enjoyed food and drinks as they met the Cherry Blossom Princesses, took in the view of the Capitol, and learned about the U.S.-Qatar relationship.
QAI was honored to host the following State Societies from the Midwest: