The Clan MacLachlan has been represented at Scottish gatherings and events across North America for over three decades. At first, it was made up of an informal group of dedicated people who gave of their energies to foster a young but growing organization. It was not until 1981 that we finalized bylaws and elected officers to formally create the Clan MacLachlan Association of North America, the first such organization dedicated to our MacLachlan heritage in the world. We have grown from a small group of Southeasterners to an international group of several hundred throughout North America.
The objectives of the organization are to promote the general interest of the Clan and to cultivate the spirit of kinship and fellowship among its members throughout North America and with the Clan Society in the United Kingdom; to collect and preserve literary, historical, and genealogical records, documents and relics relating to the Clan and to Scotland; to honor our Scottish heritage and to cultivate among our members and descendants the pride and spirit of our Scottish ancestors; to render aid to all clansmen should they meet adversity.
If you are interested in receiving more information on membership within the Clan MacLachlan Association of North America (CMANA), please email our president or any other officer. We will send you a complete information packet. This packet includes the official application form/genealogical pedigree chart.
If you are interested in applying for membership today, a copy of our Membership Application form can be downloaded here. Membership Application
Simply download the form, open it with Acrobat Reader, print it, fill it in, attach your pedigree charts and return it with your first year's dues.
Currently, annual dues (for the 2014/2015 dues year) are $35.00 U.S. per membership. We do not offer a Life membership classification.
Our dues year is defined as July 1 through the following June 30. Pay yearly dues using PayPal or credit card.