Cymraeg yn iowa

About Us


 The Iowa Welsh Society began in 1985 in conjunction with the location of the annual Welsh language course sponsored by Cymdeithas Madog at Central College in Pella that summer.  It has continued as a happy communication among people who are of Welsh heritage or who have an interest in things Welsh.

There are approximately 110 members of the Iowa Welsh Society.  We meet two or three times each year in various locations in the state.  Previous meetings have been in Ames, Lucas, Des Moines, Cotter, Williamsburg, Ottumwa, Pella and Wales, Iowa.  Newsletters are produced prior to each meeting.

Annual dues are $15 for individuals or families.  Membership is from January 1 through December 31.   

Our Purpose


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The purpose of the Society is to foster interest in the culture, history and language of Wales.  We seek to encourage fellowship between people of Welsh descent and those interested in Wales and Welsh life, to preserve the history of the American-Welsh in Iowa and to establish connections with other Welsh-American organizations.

2019 Officers


Iowa Welsh Society  

Organization President 

Margaret Patterson 

Vice  President 

AdaMae Lewis 

Membership Chair 

Sharon Rees 


Wendy Knowles 


Jenifer Mercer-Klimowski 


Ruth Hall


Danny Davis

Board  Members  

(Includes all officers) 

Nancy Evans & Richard Phillips