The North American Manx Association (NAMA) is a non- profit, ethnic and cultural heritage institution founded in 1928, as a successor organization to the Mona’s Relief Society of Cleveland, Ohio.
NAMA is a group of Americans and Canadians dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of the Manx culture. Most of NAMA’s 350 active members are second and third-generation North American.
The North American Manx Association is the umbrella group that covers the whole of the USA and Canada. It is separate from the local societies scattered across the county. We encourage all society members to join NAMA and vice versa!
Across the U.S., there are local societies in Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; Rocky Mountain, Colorado; Galva, Illinois; the Greater Washington, D.C. area; Minnesota; Northern California; San Diego, California; Wisconsin; and Butte & Western Montana.
In Canada there are societies in Ottawa and Vancouver.
NAMA is interested in helping people of Manx heritage and those who are interested in the Isle of Man and its culture and heritage – in all areas – to get in touch with local societies or assisting those who want to start new ones. We try to focus on friendship rather than bureaucracy so most of our societies are social in nature. Come and share your unique Manx story with kindred spirits!
NAMA publishes the quarterly North American Manx Association Bulletin, sent to each of its enrolled members. We also hold a Convention every two years – the next is on the Isle of Man July-3-8th 2024.