The Royal Society of St. George was founded in 1894 with the noble object of promoting "Englishness" and the English way of life. The Society quickly attracted the support of many distinguished public figures in England and throughout the British Empire. Its first Royal Patron was Queen Victoria; and the society has enjoyed the Patronage of every reigning monarch from that day to this. The present sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in 1963, bestowed a notable honour by granting the Society its own Royal Charter, a distinction of which its members are justifiably proud.
Today, more than a century after its birth, the Society is still the standard bearer of traditional English values, both at home and abroad. Its role is primarily educational, promoting the common cultural heritage of people throughout the English-speaking world, including our former Dominions and Colonies. The Society now focuses its work on the younger generations of English and kindred people whose most valuable inheritance is our nation's history and culture.
Here in Abu Dhabi The RSSG-AUH has been active for over 30 years, and each year contributes its income to charities, both here and at home, this last year 2010-11 they made a donation of 25,000 AED to Umoyo Orphan Project (a British run charity) and enabled the commencement of building works on a long-awaited school house for children in Malawi. Other charities which benefitted from their support in 2010-11 were Help for Heroes and Cancer Reseach UK.
Members of the RSSG enjoy many member discounts at hotels and restaurants amongst other things. The social side of RSSG is very active with golf events and an annual Saint George’s Day Ball.
Becoming a member of the society is easy. Simply download and complete an application form from the website, there is a small membership fee.
Members receive a regular newsletter, with details of forthcoming events and current sponsors, as well as having the opportunity to vote at the AGM each spring