Clan MacFarlane Worldwide, Inc.

Helping To Connect You With Your Heritage

Committees

CMW Committees (as of Nov 2015)
Committee descriptions from the By-laws follow the current committee members. These are volunteer positions; if you see a committee you would be interested in joining, please contact one of the members in that committee.

Membership:
Sandy Morgan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mary Helen Haines, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Barbara Duff, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Section 8.1.2 Membership Committee. The Membership Committee shall:
1) Oversee the smooth processing of all applications for membership;
2) Answer all inquiries concerning membership;
3) Keep on file all active and inactive membership applications;
4) Maintain and make available a list of active voting members and their contact information to the Secretary of CMW;
5) Work closely with other CMW committees to ensure smooth and quick transfer of all membership information as necessary;
6) Prepare and provide an annual membership report for inclusion in the newsletter and posting on the website based on end of year (31 December) numbers.
7) Report to the members at the AMM on the status of membership. This will be a written as well as an oral presentation.


Election:
Marie Robb, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Michael A. McFarland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Brad Smith, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Neal McFarland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Section 8.1.7 Election Committee
The Election Committee shall:
1) Be comprised of a chairperson and two members appointed by the Board of
Directors;
2) Announce in the March issue of Loch Sloy! that nominations for directors
are due by April 11;
3) Ensure each nominated candidate has agreed to run;
4) Verify with the Membership Committee that each candidate meets the
following qualifications to run: (a) has been a current voting member for a
minimum of one (1) year as of April 11; and (b) is not a current director,
officer, or commissioner of a competing association;?
5) Receive candidate applications and resumes by May 11;
6) Publish a slate of candidates for the Board of Directors with their
qualifications for office in the June issue of "Loch Sloy!";
7) Obtain a list of eligible voters on the Record Date of June 11 from the
Chairman of Membership Committee;
8) E-Mail ballots to each eligible voting member on August 11, and close the
voting at 11:59 p.m., Central Standard Time September 12;
9) Open electronic results to the Election Committee chair, Acting President,
and one member at-large for the purposes of independent verification of the
results;
10) Report the results of the election to the Secretary; and
11) Promptly report or cause to be reported, the results of the election to
CMW members via the CMW web-site, the CMW Facebook page, and the December issue
of Loch Sloy!

Genealogy:
Mary Helen Haines, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Andrew Macfarlane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Terrance MacFarlane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Section 8.1.4 Genealogy Committee. The Genealogy Committee shall:
1) Work with Family Tree DNA ensuring an ongoing working relationship with this organization;
2) Actively promote the MacFarlane DNA Project housed with Family Tree DNA;
3) Assist members of the Corporation in researching their lineage;
4) Assist members of the public with questions about MacFarlane genealogy;
5) Prepare a written report of activities for the Annual Membership Meeting;
6) Work with the Web Master and Publications Committee to provide updating information to members on the activities of the Genealogy Committee and news.


Fiscal:
Jim MacFarlane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chuck Poland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Laurie Jackson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Section 8.1.8 Fiscal Committee. The Fiscal Committee shall:
1) Oversee an annual audit of the financial records of the Corporation;
2) Submit a report of the audit to the Board of Directors;
3) Submit a report of the audit to the Treasurer for inclusion in their annual report to the Board of Directors as well as the members at the AMM;
4) Secure a complete and independent financial audit at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
5) Work with the Treasurer and President to compile an annual budget for the Corporation; and
6) Submit the budget for a two-thirds majority approval of the Board of Directors.


Merchandizing:
Melissa Knox, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Laurie Jackson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Randy McFarland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Marie Robb, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Section 8.1.6 Merchandising Committee. The Merchandising committee shall:
1) Oversee copyrighted materials;
2) Design and manufacture merchandise;
3) Approve production of materials for purchase with CMW logo; and
4) Negotiate vendor contracts for CMW and submitting for Board approval.


Internet:
Preston McFarland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (also Website)
Chuck Poland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (also Website)
Melissa Knox, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Karen McFarlin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Facebook admin with Brad, Preston and Marie)

Section 8.1.9 Internet Committee. The Internet Committee shall:
1) Be chaired by the Webmaster, as appointed by the President and approved by the Board of Directors;
2) Create, register, and maintain the official website of Clan Macfarlane Worldwide, Inc.;
3) Create, register, and maintain a social networking site that is timely with adequate safeguards in place for ensuring materials that are appropriate for public posting;
4) Coordinate and work closely with other committees; and
5) Prepare a report for the Annual Membership Meeting.


Gatherings:
Greg McFarland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Randy McFarland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Melissa Knox, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Laurie Jackson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Marie Robb, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Steve Robb, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Section 8.1.1 Gatherings Committee. The Gatherings Committee shall:
1) Assist hosting Delegates in planning the Annual Membership Meeting;
2) Serve as advisors and liaisons to the state and regional Delegates for representation at Highland games, gatherings, and festivals;
3) Provide guidance for representing the corporation at tents with the Tent Bible; and
4) Provide all necessary forms for enrolling new members at games and gatherings.


Heritage:
Peter McFarlin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Andrew Macfarlane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Preston McFarland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Section 8.1.3 Heritage Committee. The Heritage Committee shall:
1) Keep and be responsible for Clan history and the Scottish history as it relates to Clan MacFarlane;
2) Keep and be responsible for items of antiquity that come into CMW possession;
3) Work closely with Library Director, Genealogy Director and Web Master;
4) Prepare a written report of activities for the Annual Membership Meeting;
5) Promote the education and culture of Clan MacFarlane.


Publications:
Marie Robb, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Steve Robb, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ryan McFarland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Malcolm Lobban, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Section 8.1.5 Publications Committee. The Publications Committee shall:
1) Receive, compile, edit, and publish material in the quarterly newsletter;
2) The publication will be published on the website with a printed form sent to members who do not have available internet access and who request a printed copy of the publication;
3) Obtain necessary mailing permits when the need arises, choose a printer, and order or print address labels and distribute the newsletter.

Clan Events Calendar


Glengarry Highland Games
Fri Aug 4 through Sat Aug 5


St. Andrew's Society of Detroit Highland games
Fri Aug 4 through Sat Aug 5


The Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival
Sat Aug 5 through Sun Aug 6


Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Fri Aug 11 through Sun Aug 13


152nd Scottish Highland Gathering and Games
Sat Sep 2 through Sun Sep 3


Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival
Thu Sep 7 through Sun Sep 10


Tulsa Scotsfest
Fri Sep 15 through Sun Sep 17


Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games
Sat Sep 16 through Sun Sep 17


McPherson Scottish Festival & Highland games
Sat Sep 23 through Sun Sep 24


Ligonier Highland games
Sat Sep 23 through Sat Sep 23