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.
MacFarlanes and the Olympics
I’m so excited! I have watched the Olympics every year (well, there was that year when Jimmy Carter was in office…) My parents must have started me on this. Once my husband and I returned from active duty in the Navy, we did full-time house sitting for parents because Dad had taken a position with Phillips Petroleum and moved to Norway with Mom. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the same coverage of the Olympics that we had. So, my husband and I were tasked with recording as much of the Olympics as possible, and then shipping the VHS tapes to Norway.
It was a daunting task, but one we loved. Hours of coverage were dutifully shipped off to Norway. Runners, basketball, ice hockey, gymnastics were all enjoyed here as well as in my folks’ living room. Winter and summer Olympics were delivered to my folks so they could continue their own tradition of rooting on the home team.
So here we are in 2021 and waiting for the opening ceremonies in Japan. Mixed feelings this time, especially with the Covid looming and still infecting humans around the globe. But I will take what I can. Which brings me to the connection to all things MacFarlane. Complete a search for MacFarlane AND Olympics and you get some interesting results.
Eve Macfarlane – New Zealand – rower 2020 Games
Mike McFarlane – Britain – (retired) – runner 1988 Games – Silver – 4x100 m relay
Tracey McFarlane – United States (retired) – swimmer 1966 Games – Silver – 4x100 relay
Robert McFarlane – Canada (retired) – runner 1948 Games
C. MacFarlane – Canada (retired) – runner 1980 Paralympic Games – Silver
Brent MacFarlane – Britain – (retired) – ice sledge speed skating 1984 Paralympic Games
Craig MacFarlane – Canada (retired) – 400M 1980 Paralympic Games
After a cursory search, I started plugging in other related MacFarlane names: Robb (of course), Knox, etc. Our list of Macfarlanes/septs is quite lengthy. And our athletes hail from all over the globe. Once again, the Diaspora at work spreading the MacFarlane name and good genes around the world. So be sure to tune into the Olympics and watch for names that are within the Clan MacFarlane World. Fun to cheer on those who carry on not only for country, but for a namesake.
This meeting was originally scheduled to be held at the St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit Highland Games in Livonia, Michigan. However, due to a variety of circumstances (e.g. Covid concerns, US/Canada border closure), the meeting has been changed from a live event to an interactive ZOOM meeting. Unfortunately, Clan MacFarlane Worldwide will not have a physical presence/tent at the Livonia event. The ZOOM meeting will be held on Saturday, August 7th at 3pm Eastern DST and all Clan MacFarlane Worldwide members in good standing (i.e. have paid their annual membership fee by July 31/2021), are invited to attend. More details as to how to register for this interactive event will follow in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned!
June 2021 Loch Sloy
The June 2021 issue of the Loch Sloy! is available for our voting members to read If you are a voting member, sign in to the website and then select Publications from the menu. Then select Loch Sloy! and scroll to the latest issue. the link will be below the graphic.
Special Issue April 2021
April Special Issue is available for our voting/paying members to view. This special issue is regarding an upcoming vote about a change to the CMW, Inc. Bylaw, Section 14. Please take the time to open the issue and read the short information as well as a comparison of the current bylaw and the suggested changes to the bylaw. Ballots will be forthcoming for members, but it is important for all our members to participate in this upcoming vote.
To open this issue, please log into the website with your username/password --> select Publications from the menu --> select Loch Sloy and scroll down to find the issue and then open the attached .pdf file.
Diaspora - 14 April 2021
Scottish Banner April 2021
The Scottish Banner is now available for our paying members to read. In order to access the .pdf file, log in with your username/password --> Select Publications from the menu bar --> Select Diaspora --> Scroll down to find the latest issue and then select the link to the .pdf file below the graphic of the latest issue.
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