Clan MacFarlane Worldwide, Inc.

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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:

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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.


Bill Lennox

President, CMW

Clan MacFarlane Worldwide: Board of Directors - Election Results

The Board of Directors would like to announce the newly elected Board Members who will be serving the term of 2022 through 2024.

They are:

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.

2018 Election Results

Greetings to all!

It is a pleasure to submit this report on the results of the 2018 CMW Annual Election which closed on Survey Monkey at 12:00 PM CDT on September 11, 2018.

The directors elected to serve for the 2019-2021 term are:

Maxi Brown Fitzjarrald (incumbent)

William Lennox

Laurie McFarland Jackson

In accordance with the CMW By-laws, the results shall be opened and witnessed by Christina McFarland Helms of the Nominations and Elections Committee and two voting members at-large during the St. Louis Scottish Games and Cultural Festival on September 28 and 29, 2018 to confirm the results as official.

As in the past, the new directors will help to sustain a very strong and active Board of Directors moving forward.

Respectfully submitted,


Neal R. McFarland
Chair, Nominations & Election Committee