Annual General Meeting
The Association held its Annual General Meeting at
Mountain Games in Atlanta , Georgia on October 15,2003. enclosed is the
report of the meeting
Present and voting
Win MacLennan, National President and
Donald D. Waugh, II, Vice President
Jan McLendon, Chief’s Advisor and Convener
Marilyn Baumeister, National Secretary and Association Treasurer
Lock McLendon, Chief’s Advisor and Convener
The meeting began at 1:10 p.m. It was held at the Stone Mountain
games Clan MacLennan tent.
The Treasurer’s report was accepted as presented. There were
no other reports
- David Jones is to be sent Clan E-Mail Addresses.
- Jan is interested is their being a network
to share information by e-mail and otherwise.
- The polyester tartan cloth from Ronnie Hek
We are to try again with cotton tartan cloth from Peter Wilson. This
be 150 yards at $13.95 per yard with a 10% shrinkage factor
- Jan moved and the Secretary seconded that
be held in a more private place. The motion passed without opposition.
- Earl moved and Jan seconded that the Clan
copies of Burke’s Peerage. The motion passed without
- Earl moved and it was seconded that we
scholarship fund The motion Passed without opposition.
- The nominating committee chaired by the current
also past President, is to seek a new slate of officers for election at
- Our president told us that the St Paul City Band is
MacLennan tartan and crest.
- The newsletter is going to be changed from being done
to June and December beginning with this issue.
The meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m.
M. W. Baumeister, Ed. D.
New Publishing Schedule for Newsletter
The newsletter is going to be changed from being every
quarter to June
and December beginning with this issue.
Please click here to
see where there will be
a clan rep at a Scottish Highland Game and come see them and
MacLennan USA Inc.
To help reduce mailing costs the clan is
trying to compose an e-mail list to eliminate some postage. If you are
reading this it would be very helpful if you would fill out and forward
by e-mail to email@example.com
the following information:
Have an E-Mail Address
My E-Mail Address is
Member _______ Not Member_________
Of Clan Maclennan Ass'n. USA Inc.
2004 Annual dues reminder
A reminder that annual dues for 2004 are due If you have
would be appreciated if you would consider paying them before
After that date they will be considered delinquent.. Just $15.00 will
you up to date.
M. W. Baumeister, Treasurer
Wilton Bluff, Adams Run, SC 29246-0360
This will be the last message from your
After serving for ten years I feel that the time has come for
leadership team. To use a metaphor, the last ten years have been like
from the model T to space shuttles, only at a speed much
basics I feel are in place It should be very easy to build on
I want to take this time to thank all those that have given me the
to be President as well as those that have served with me. I
say that it has been a pleasure to serve as President of the Clan
Association, USA, Inc.
A committee has been formed to select new officers and I hope that you
members will give them your full cooperation. This a great Clan to be
As far as what I would like to see in my final year, my last function
be to give the conveners at the games the materials that are necessary
carry on with the great work they have been doing at the
Games they attend.
The other item I would like to see is a reality of the Scholarship fund.
It is said all good things come to them that wait. After five years the
things have come This past summer has been the most successful in my
since I began five years ago. I have been changing the games I do each
and this year I have hit the jackpot. Where I have been averaging three
four MacLennan’s a game ,this year that number has been
between 15 and 25
The most successful of these games has been in Memphis, TN.
I met was a McLendon or knew someone who has been looking for
representative.This game is called a jamfry and is done on a family
atmosphere. Not only do they have activities for the adults, but every
contest is followed by a youth contest on the main stage. In Addition
entire section of the field is devoted to Youth. In this area children
all ages can play organized games make jewelry paint face ,read about
history. These booths are run by youths from the High Schools. in
The average attendance is about 100 youth.
Also two new convener’s have been appointed during
this period. One
for the Memphis Game and the second still to be determined. Both
Your convener also was present at the Glasgow Highland Games,
Kentucky, The Western Kentucky Highland Games, Paducah, Kentucky,
Valley Highland Games, Huntsville, .Al, Alabama Highland Games,
,Alabama, Middle Tennessee Highland Games, Murfreesboro, TN
Next year in addition to the above I will be in Jackson,
and Mobil , Alabama as well as Gatlinburg, TN, Batesville, Arkansas and
South Central Convener
The Clan Needs Your Help
Fellow members and Officers of Clan MacLennan USA
I need your help. I am sure that we are all aware that one of the
challenges we have as a Clan is encouraging youth to show an interest
and participate in Clan MacLennan
My own personal experience is that we do not present programs and ideas
encourage them in a specific way. We do not show them that we are
in what they think, do and in their opinions. It is human nature that
we mature we have the misconception to think our ideas are more in tune
of experience. We do not give youth a means of a forum to expose their
so that they can be developed. We do not let them fit into the
I think Clan MacLennan USA Inc can be in the forefront of correcting
misconceptions . To my knowledge I do not know of any Clan leadership
has let youth have their own Clan newsletter produced, or edited, by
directly for youth. A newsletter that would be devoted to the 10 to 18
age group consisting of information only of interest to them. A
letting the youth members of clan MacLennan know what their peers are
thinking and learning pertaining to their Scottish heritage and Clan
What I would like your help with is starting such a newsletter for Clan
USA youth . The first step in doing this is to elect 2 co-editors. The
for two is that there can be a balance of ideas and less chance of it
a biased forum. This newsletter would be published in the International
site in January and August of each year under the USA web site
These co-editors will be under the observation of the adult USA
editor, the USA International web site manager, the USA Assn
USA Lt, a member of the Executive Board, and the Chief to eliminate or
any materials in the youth newsletter. There would have to be a
plus one to make a change. The exception would be if the material is
or detrimental to the Scottish heritage or to Clan MacLennan. Only one
would be needed.
The suggestion has been made that the co-editors be persons that like
write, are mature in their thoughts, organized, comfortable in
knowledgeable of computers and hopefully are considering entering
school for some form of journalism. The latter is not a prerequisite to
co-editor. The others are.
The process of acquiring these co-editors is where I am asking for your
I would like to ask each Association member and officer to please
one person to be editor. All the observers and the Executive Committee
select the 2-co editors based on only the above criteria.
member and officer may use more additional criteria from above to make
After the co-editors are selected the means by which the newsletter
be administrated will be decided.
At any time I hope that the co-editors are allowed to contact the
observers for assistance and discussion of ideas. However they are
to be directed that the Adult editors can not have information in the
newsletter. This is going to be strictly for the Youth of the Clan.
I would like to set a deadline for name submission no later than March
2004. The selection I hope can be made by no later than May 30, 2004. I
like to see the first newsletter published in January of 2005.
If you have any questions or suggestions I can be contacted at
. My snail address is
Winton D. MacLennan, 1032 Lockridge Lane, Ashland City, TN, USA, 37015
Australia celebrates its Silver Jubilee.
On April 9,2003 The Melbourne Association was 25 years old In addition
South Wales is also celebrating it 25 years. Congratulations to both
New Family History Association in Scotland
The Scottish Association of Family History Societies is a new
in Scotland. They have available a book listing all family history
for the Heraldry Societies of Scotland.
Their e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org,
or look up their site at http://www.heraldry-scotland.co.uk
Tribute to Robert Burns
As a tribute to Robert Burns, the following is an epistle to Davie, a
" All hail! ye tender feelings dear!
The smile of love, the friendly tear,
The sympathetic glow!
Long since, this world’s thorny ways
Had number’d out my weary days,
Had it not been for you!
Fate has still blest me with a friend,
In ev’ry care and ill:
And of a more endearing band,
A tye more tender still..."
What’s True Scottish Blue?
Purists and some flag manufactures have complained for years
because there is no "official" shade, the colors of
Scotland’s national flag
has varied wildly from deep navy to a light shade verging on turquoise.
The Scottish Parliament’s education, culture and
sport committee has
changed that, specifying the blue in the flag should be Pantone 300 (
A Little Gaelic Dictionary
Do you know what these words mean?
|cooking sites (mounds)
|Judge or Judgement
Do You Know about Wren Day?
In Dingle in County Kerry, Ireland each year on December 26 the Wren
is held. This festival has survived from the celtic times.
How or why
it came to be associated with the bird is uncertain. However it is
close to the winter solstice and could originally have been part of
ritual, but it also has a Samain or Halloween feel to
and disguised in garish costume and masks, local people parade through
main street of the town, dancing to the sound of music. Predictably,
ends up in the local pub where the fun continues into the
Better Medicine Than Pills - Humor for the soul
HOW TO KNOW YOU'RE GETTING OLD
Everything hurts and what doesn’t
hurt doesn’t work
The gleam in your eyes is from the sun hitting your bifocals
You feel like the night before, and you haven’t been anywhere
You decide to procrastinate, but never get around to it.
Your knees buckle, but your belt won’t
You burn the midnight oil at 9:00 P M
You sink your teeth into a steak and they stay there
Your back goes out more than you do
You look forward to a dull evening
Your little black book contains on names ending in M.D.
You get winded playing chess.
You just can’t stand people who are intolerant
Your son picks up the check for dinner.
Thought To Take With You
TREE OF BEING thanks to T.N. Thompson
We weave the present
From ancestors past
Branches of to
Tree of being
Roots of been
Scotland shall be
Winton D MacLennan
(comments are welcome)