Since its founding in 1951, the Lithuanian American Community has sought to preserve the Lithuanian cultural identity for future generations. The Lithuanian American Community, Inc. (LAC) has about 60 local chapters in 27 states and the District of Columbia.
The Washington Chapter of the LAC was founded in 1974 and Ina Bertulyte Bray was the first Chair. In the 1960’s and early 70’s informal organizations existed under the leadership of Antanas Minelga and Vytautas Lapatinskas.
LAC seeks, welcomes, and involves in its activities all individuals of Lithuanian descent as well as their non-Lithuanian spouses.
The Lithuanian American Community: organizes educational, cultural, religious, community, and social activities; promotes Lithuanian culture and provides information to Americans about Lithuania.
The LAC offers Americans of Lithuanian heritage (about 800,000) an organizational structure that enables them to: transmit their culture and language to their young; respond to the social, spiritual, educational, and other concerns of Lithuanian Americans of all persuasions.
LAC activities run on volunteer power and voluntary contributions.
The Lithuanian American Community of Washington State collects annual membership dues. Your payment funds the production of Tulpė Times (the community newsletter), covers administrative expenses, and pays your national membership fee. It is not used for costs incurred by special events such as our Independence Celebration each February. For such other community activities we ask for separate donations. Please submit your renewal or application today. Thank you for your continued interest in our Community. We are grateful for your generosity.