Welcome to Clan MacFarlane Worldwide!
If you're like the rest of us you have no doubt found yourself pondering your heritage. Maybe your interest was nurtured as a child or maybe it was just discovered. Either way, we're glad your interest has led you here and we invite you to become part of our worldwide, yet tight, community. Our goals are to educate, share, and take pride in our heritage.
We are MacFarlanes of all spelling variations, McGaws, Spruells, Robbs, Millers, Websters, Weavers, Blacks and many others. Together we form a organization that's kept by the strongest of bonds... family. We answer to the call Loch Sloy, we carry the arms of our forefathers, we preserve the heritage that is so uniquely yours and ours.
It is with your support that the heritage of Clan MacFarlane will continue to thrive for another 800 years. Please join today.
OUR PROPOSED BYLAW REVISIONS NEED YOUR REVIEW!
In 2020, the Board of Directors of Clan MacFarlane Worldwide (CMW) embarked on the mission of reviewing/revisiting our existing CMW Bylaws. This was done in an effort to "stay with the times" and keep in alignment with current legal statutes.
A preliminary vote was taken earlier this year to ratify changes to section 14; the change was approved in July 2021. In early 2022, the CMW Board of Directors will be asking members to vote on whether they agree with the remainder of the proposed changes, which addresses all other sections of the bylaws.
In preparation for this vote, members are being asked to provide their feedback on the proposed bylaw changes. Members will have an opportunity to do this until November 15/2021 by sending their comments to:
At the end of November, the CMW board of directors will take all comments into consideration and if necessary, a revised version of the proposed bylaw changes will be issued in early December 2021. A SURVEY MONKEY vote will follow, where all CMW members will be asked to vote for/against adoption of the proposed bylaw changes.
To assist with member review of the proposed changes, three documents are attached for member perusal. In order to access the amendments, log in with your ID and password. Then click on the title of this article, and the attachments will show at the bottom.
The first document CURRENT and PROPOSED CMW BYLAWS - COMPARISON - FOR MEMBERSHIP REVIEW V1.6. is a comparison between the existing and proposed bylaws, with proposed changes highlighted in red on the right. The second document is the CURRENT CMW BYLAWS as of July 14, 2021. The third document is a copy of the PROPOSED BYLAWS.
When you look at the comparison document, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: Some sections of the proposed/amended bylaws have been renumbered. As such, it might appear like entire sections of the existing bylaws have been removed. This is not the case. and if you look for the existing bylaw section number and caption in the left hand column of the comparison document, you will find it and see how it aligns with the revisions on the right.
Thank you in advance for your participation in this process.
The Board of Directors would like to announce the newly elected Board Members who will be serving the term of 2022 through 2024.
Bill Lennox (our current President)
Terrance Gach MacFarlane
Jonathan Drew McFarland
Thank you to all our paying members who participated in the vote and best wishes to our new Directors.
Diaspora 21 July 2021 - Celtic Life
One more for the road while I still have a great internet connection! How about the latest issue of Celtic Life? Our paying members can open and read this issue cover-to-cover. Just Sign in with your password on the CMW website --> Select Publications --> Select Diaspora, and then scroll down to find the latest Celtic Life issue.
The issue will open up as a .pdf file which will be located below the front page of this issue.