Welcome to the website of the Royal Society of Saint George (RSSG) of California officially 'The Royal Society of St. George, California' Branch, our anagram is 'RSSGCa."
After many years of planning, lots of hard work and several trips to England by a determined common delegation of cultural enthusiasts with hereditary connections in their genealogy to ancient England; California now finally has its own branch of The Royal Society of St. George in Rancho Mirage, California. The first big annual event is a social gathering and high-tea being held in Beverly Hills on April 23rd, St. George’s Day.
Our organization offers a bridge of friendly social interests in the Republic of California for the English, England, our people and the benevolent motives of The Royal Society of St. George.
Societies of St. George in the United States have a rich history dating back before the American Revolutionary War (1770) with missions in New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston.
In England the first Royal Society of St. George was established in London in 1894, gaining recognition with Queen Victoria as the first Royal Patron. Since then the reigning Monarch has been the Society’s Patron. In 1902 King Edward VII granted the use of the prefix “Royal,” and in 1963 a Royal Charter of Incorporation was signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Today the Society is incorporated under the Royal Charter with its own Armorial Bearings granted by Letters Patent in 1990, the Society now has members and branches around the world.
Our branch of the Royal Society of St. George caters many of the same shared ideals as the original colonial societies, today's modern societies and understands an official charter to the present day by The Royal Society of St. George headquartered in Essex, England.
Membership is transferable between branches and members are always greeted warmly all over the world in more than 20 countries. We encourage all English expatriates, dual passport holders, anyone that has family members in England, and temporary or permanent English residents living in California to join our society.
To learn more or to become a member please visit our website or link here to the membership form we offer both online and mail-in applications.
The Royal Society of St. George, California Branch is a project of the Saint Lazarus Relief Fund, a 501(c)3 public charity. Donations are tax deductible.