Grandfather Mountain 2011 Video
Clan MacLachlan participates in the Scottish community through sponsorship of clan tents at events across North America, sponsorship of regional gatherings, active participation in COSCA, and sponsorship of educational efforts such as this web page.
Mairi MacLachlan Dilmuth
MacLachlans in the Parade of Tartans
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The CMANA currently has representation, in a Clan Tent, at over 40 Scottish and Celtic Festivals, Games and Fairs across North America each year. These tents provide a central location for our membership to socialize and participate in sponsored activities such as Tartan Parades and Clan Competitions (for example, the Haggis Hurl). The CMANA provides its members with information on any of the approximately 300 annual events held across North America each year. This information is published in The ROEBUCK and can be requested separately.
Traditionally, the AGM is held during the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linville, North Carolina. We have also held a Clan dinner on that Saturday evening. The Annual Gathering in July of 2009 represented our 39th year of having a "tent" on Grandfather Mountain.
Besides the activities in North Carolina, the Association holds an Annual New England Regional Gathering. This gathering is held in conjunction with the New Hampshire Highland Games in Lincoln, New Hampshire. This gathering is held on the second weekend after Labor Day.
The Association now holds its Annual Great Lakes Regional Dinner on the Fourth Saturday of June during the Ohio Scottish Games in Oberlin, Ohio (near Cleveland). The dinner has been traditionally held at Mountain Jack's Restaurant, which is next to the Holiday Inn in Elyria, Ohio.
For the past several years, the Association has also gathered on the Saturday Evening of the Labor Day Weekend, during the Scottish Gathering and Highland Games of San Francisco, for its Annual Middle Pacific Regional Gathering. The games are actually held in Pleasanton, California. The site for the dinner is published annually.
Over the years, Clan MacLachlan has taken an active role in the Council of Scottish Clans and Associations (COSCA).
Clan MacLachlan's role has included chairing committees, setting up and maintaining the Scottish and Celtic Events data base. To date, the data base is tracking over 400 active events from around the world.
Members of Clan MacLachlan will, on occasion, volunteer to help with COSCA sponsored tents. These tents serve as information centers to aid the event visitor in identifying their clan affiliation.
Clan MacLachlan openly encourages its members to volunteer to teach about our Scottish and Celtic heritage in local schools. On occasion, this has involved direct participation in school sponsored events.
As you have seen while reviewing our web site, Clan MacLachlan is committed to preserving and presenting our MacLachlan heritage to as wide an audience as possible. The internet has proven to be a wonderful tool for this undertaking.
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North America, Inc.
This page was last updated on June 16, 2011.
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