The Senegalese Association of Northern California

SANOCA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve the Senegalese community, contribute to its social, and cultural development as well as to facilitate its relationships with Senegalese and local officials.

Cultural Bazaar by SANOCA

Senegalese Association of Northern California (SANOCA) is organizing an all day cultural event to celebrate the Senegalese Independence Day (April 4th 1959). We are inviting the Bay Area community to share in the history, as well as the musical and gastronomical riches of the Senegalese culture.

Please keep in touch to receive regular updates from SANOCA. Our calendar of events will soon be available, but in the meantime a periodic newsletter will be sent out to subscribed members.


Any person (of Senegalese nationality or married to a Senegalese) who supports the purposes of the Association is eligible for Membership. Sign up to become a member…


The association aims to represent the best interest of the Senegalese community and create a common ground for the Senegalese community living in Northern California.

General Assembly

The ordinary General Assembly will meet every quarter (for a total of four times a year) and includes all Members in good standing with their membership fees. You will get updates periodically through the website…

The association aims to:

  • Represent the best interest of the Senegalese community.
  • Create a common ground for the Senegalese community.
  • Maintain a close relationship among the Senegalese community.
  • Manage Members’ relation with local and Senegalese government.
  • Promote cultural, intellectual and social activities.


To apply to become a Member of the Association, a person must submit a written or an online application to a Committee Member stating their wish to join SANOCA.



The Association must determine the amount of the subscription fees as appropriate. The subscription fee is $140 and must be paid annually to the Association.

Your Rights!

A member of the association who is entitled to vote has the right to receive notice of general meetings and proposed special resolutions in the manner and time prescribed by these rules.

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