It is with a heavy hearts we share the passing of an Australian member of our Clan, Eileen Lyon. Eileen has been the Australian Society's newsletter editor for many years. The following email was received today by our President, Fred McCallum, Jr.
I am sorry to have to give you the sad news that my wife, Eileen passed away on 5th June, after a short illness with cancer in the bile duct. In early March, Eileen went to the doctor who told her she was looking very yellow and to go to hospital right away. After four weeks she came home to spend the rest of her time with me and the family. The cancer was a rare and by the time it was diagnosed it was too late for any treatment. The funeral will be next Thursday in Kiama. Signed, Eddie Lyon, 24 Sproule Crescent, Jamberoo 2355 NSW, Australia
Eileen & Eddie joined us for The Gathering in Edinburgh, in the summer of 2009 and for the Chief's visit to the Georgia Stone Mountain Highland Games in 2018.
Upcoming Games where our Society will have a presence:
Blairsville Scottish Festival, Blairsville, GA June 8-9 Chicago Scottish Festival, Itasca, IL June 14-15 Round Hill Highland Games, Lakeville, CT June 30 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Linville, NC July 11-14 Minnesota Highland Games, Eagan, MN July 19-20 Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival, Florence, MA July 20 Arizona Highland Celtic Festival, Flagstaff, AZ July 20-21 Green Hill Highland Games, Salem, VA Aug. 24 Wisconsin Highland Games, Waukesha, WI Aug. 31-Sep. 2 Virginia Scottish Games, The Plains, VA Aug. 31-Sep. 1 Michiana Celtic Festival, South Bend, IN Sep. 1 Long's Peak Highland Festival and AGM, Estes Park, CO Sep. 5-8
Clan Store: Our Society has teamed with Lands' End to provide quality apparel with our Clan Crest on it. The Clan Store can be viewed at: Lands' End.com
Note that there is now a link to the Clan Society Facebook group from the blue banner that appears at the top of each page, as well as the link on the Society page!
Items of Note:
Welcome from our Society’s President
We are proud of our Scottish heritage and are pleased to be able to share it with you. On behalf of our Society’s membership and our Clan Chief, Robin Malcolm, I hope that you find this site interesting and informative.
Fred McCallum Jr., President
Congratulations to all of our Scholarship recipients. They have enjoyed a week of learning and camaraderie at the North American Academy of Piping and Drumming in the beautiful hills of North Carolina. Please see our Scholarship Page for details.
Genealogy and Family Histories
Our society maintains a large database of our ancestors as well as numerous family histories. Please feel free to “connect” your ancestors with ours.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Through the efforts of our Societies conveners, we have representation at over 30 games throughout the year. Please plan on attending the games in your area.