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Diaspora - 3 April 2020

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Well here we all are, sitting at home, watching the news, watering all our plants, and counting the days until we can all get back to a more normal life.   Feel like you are in an enormous petrie dish?  Whether you are in Scotland, Australia, the U.S., Canada, or somewhere else on the globe, you have very likely been affected by the current virus.  Clan MacFarlane Worldwide is still here.  We are still working behind the scenes (maybe in our pajamas), making plans and changing plans as quickly as we can.

In the midst of all this life-changing turmoil, we would like to offer this from CASSOC, the Clans and Scottish Societies of Canada.  Put forth by Visit Scotland, we hope you will enjoy!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRja3__xMo0&feature=youtu.be

 

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Clan MacFarlane Worldwide, please take good care of you and yours.

Diaspora - 18 March 2020 Elections Kickoff

CMW Elections Kick off - 2020

 

It is that time of year again when the Election Committee reaches out to voting members for nominations of names to serve on the Board of Directors.  Please expect an email via survey monkey, April 1st, asking for a maximum of 3 nominations to serve.

When CMW was started, it was suggested that we have a rotating Board of Directors.  We adopted this idea because it keeps fresh ideas coming in to CMW, and won't allow any one individual or group of individuals to have control of our organization.  Since inception, this has worked extremely well.  As the process goes, nominations are opened on 1 April of every year, and then the nomination period closes on 11 April. This will be true for this year again.

We are an all-volunteer group, so we rely upon those who are willing to serve.  Terms are for 3 years.  A Board member may run again for an additional 3 years, but then they must sit out at least a year before serving again.  Once the Board has been selected, the new members will convene in January of the following year to start the next term.  And in January, the Board votes from among the 9 members to place the Executive: the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  And there you have it.

If you are a voting member (yes - this is one advantage of being a paying member, you are a voting member), please consider running for the Board of Directors, or nominate another voting member to serve on the Board of Directors.

CMW is a 501(c)3 corporation, and we are very proud of our ability to provide to our members ongoing information about archaeological discoveries we sponsor, game highlights, geneaology assistance, FtDNA participation, athletic/dance sponsorships, group trips to MacFarlane heritage sites in Scotland (2020), and more.  Please consider sharing your time and MacFarlane interest with all of us.  

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Didn't receive the email?  (First, check your spam/junk folder.). If you believe you are a paying member, please reach out to me:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll check on your membership status.  Not a paying member, but want to be one?  We'll put you in touch with Sandy Morgan so you can join.   Or just go to our website:  http://clanmacfarlane.org and you can use the links for Membership to join.

 

Announcement - Cowboy Boots and Kilts Event Cancelled

San Antonio, Texas

Cowboy Boots and Kilts, March 4, 2020

Cancelled

This event was to be held within the San Antonio Highland Games and Festival Music Festival. However, the current coronavirus, Covid-19, has threatened all public events where people will congregate. The expert advice suggests that such events should be avoided if possible, despite the fact that there are minimal cases in the USA.

 

The organizers of the Cowboy Boots and Kilts event have decided to err on the side of caution and have, with considerable reluctance, cancelled this event. We think it wise to assist in limiting any further spread of this virus. 

 

Any monies paid to the organizers by you to attend the event will be refunded in full.

Bruce MacGregor Whyte, MD

Michael Lloyd-Sterns

Laurie MacFarlane

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Iron Thistle Scottish Festival - Cancelled
Fri Apr 24 through Sun Apr 26


Woodland Celtic Games & Festival - Cancelled
Sat Apr 25 through Sun Apr 26


Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Fri May 1 through Sun May 3


53rd Alma Highland Festival and Games
Fri May 22 through Sun May 24


Alleghany County Celtic Festival - Cancelled
Fri Jun 5 through Fri Jun 5


Georgetown Highland games
Sat Jun 13 through Sat Jun 13


Caledonia Celtic Festival
Fri Jun 26 through Sat Jun 27


Embro Highland games - Cancelled
Wed Jul 1 through Wed Jul 1


21st Annual Kincardine Scottish Festival
Fri Jul 3 through Sun Jul 5


Cambridge Scottish Festival
Fri Jul 17 through Sat Jul 18