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.
Elections. 11 August 2020 - 11 September 2020
As a voting member, one of your rights is to vote in the annual Board of Directors' election. This year, we have 2 Board Directors who are currently serving and who are asking you to vote them in for a second term: Doug McGaw, and Ryan McFarland. We also have a former Board member, Mary Helen Haines, who would like to serve again. Then we have 3 new eligible members who would like to serve for the first time: John Duff, Robert McAllister, and John McFarland.
Each of them are terrific candidates who deserve your time to review their biographies as they have submitted for your consideration. The winners from this election will serve terms from January 2021 through 2023.
If you are not familiar with our Board of Directors voting, we set our corporation up to ensure that each year our members would vote for 3 Directors. A Director serves for 3 years and may serve a second term, but no more than 2 terms. It seems to work for us. But we need you to consider each applicant carefully and cast your vote.
In addition to voting for Directors, the current Board of Directors has put forth 3 suggestions for our voting members to choose from as our location for the 2022 Annual Members' Meeting. This is normally discussed and voted on during the current Annual Meeting, but in light of this years' lack of in-person events, we have opted to provide a ballot with information to allow you time to choose.
Each location is given a short description with a link to the current year's Game. But should you wish to prepare in advance of receiving the ballot, the 3 locations are:
Salado, Texas. Held in mid-November
Lyon College in Batesville Arkansas
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Thank you for voting and your participation!
Diaspora - 4 August Digital Celtic Life
The latest issue of Celtic Life is now available for our paying members at the Clan MacFarlane Worldwide website. Beautiful issue, as always!
Not a paying member? Then consider spending $20 US for a single annual membership or $30 US for a family annual membership. You can find membership information here: MEMBERSHIP
And to read the latest issue, just select the link for Publications from the tool bar at the top of our website, then select Diaspora, scroll down to find this same issue, and select the link to the attached document and enjoy!
Diaspora - 3 August 2020 - Digital Claymore
The latest issue of the Claymore is available for our paying members to view. This issue is very interesting with discussions aboutt Clans, Clan Chiefs, etc. and whether they are relevant anymore. If you are not a paying member, please consider joining us. There is much to see and we make your annual membership fees well worth the investment. To join, just use this link: JOIN
To read the latest issue of the Claymore, just select the link for Publications from the tool bar at the top of our website, then select Diaspora, scroll down to find this same issue, and select the link to the attached document and enjoy!
June 2020 Loch Sloy!
June 2020 Loch Sloy!
The LochSloy! now available for paying members!
Not a member? Join Now!
To read the latest Loch Sloy!, just select the link for Publications from the tool bar at the top of our website, then select Loch Sloy!, scroll down to find this same issue, and select the link to the attached document and enjoy!
Did You Miss it?
Clan MacFarlane Worldwide did a "Thing" yesterday. We gathered friends and put together a Digital Gathering, and launched it so that anyone could participate. We had music, haggis making, information on what to wear to a Highland Game, where to travel in Scotland, participating in athletic events, and just a general get together for anyone interested in all things Scottish.
Several of us worked on this over the past two months so that our friends and families would not feel left out of all the Highland Games that have been cancelled this year. (My personal attempt to apologize for a lack of a more recent Diaspora posting...) We hope we did it justice. But now, we have made it available for viewing on our website for anyone who missed it.
Want to see it? Be sure to have a good drink on hand and a snack. We feel very honored to have the Lord Lyon not only officially open the Gathering, but to spend time in an interview discussing the modern day Lord Lyon Court. Watch our friend, Elliot MacFarlane, courtesy of the St. Andrew's Society of Detroit, tell you how haggis is made. Highland Reign, one of our favorite Celtic Rock Bands, provides 2 great songs for us to enjoy WITH music video. Gretchen Sell-Finley will try to convince you to participate in the athletic competitions. Janet Robertson of Thistle Dubh Enterprises shares the "must see" places in Scotland when you finally travel, and Dr. Bruce Durie shares up-to-date information on what to wear and what not to wear to a highland game. And yours truly has a few things absolutely WRONG!
We hope you will take time to view the Digital Gathering. To see it, you can find it here: Digital Gathering!