It is my sincere hope that our Society can continue to provide interesting and relevant information regarding our heritage. We hope that you will find this information useful and will decide to join our society and be a part of a great organization.
On behalf of our Clan Chief, Robin Neill Lochnell Malcolm, I would like to welcome you to the Clan MacCallum/Malcolm Society of North America Inc. website. It is with great honor that I have been selected to represent the Clan in North America. My Scottish heritage runs deep within our family and I am very proud to be able to share my heritage and traditions with all visitors to our site.
Fred McCallum Jr., President
Annual General Meeting:
09 July 2016, 11 AM EDT. Chief’s Tent, MacRae Meadows, Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
Attendees: Fred McCallum Jr & Patsy McCallum, Neil McCallum, , J.R. McCallum, Robert & Ruth DeClute, Marybeth McCallum, Rande McCollum
1. Meeting called to order by President Fred McCallum, 11:03 AM.
2. Minutes of the 2015 AGM: J. R. McCallum made a motion to waive the reading, as they are published on the website. Marybeth McCallum seconded the motion, motion passed unanimously.
3. Reports from Committees:
Treasurer – Neil McCallum: We currently have $4,558.64 in our general account and $137.24 in the Piping Scholarship account for a total of $4,695.88. All of the major game expenses have been accounted for. We anticipate additional revenues from membership renewals at the upcoming games. Current membership stands at 216 family members. J.R. McCallum suggested that the Clan track which members attend which games so that notifications could be sent out by the conveners.
– Fred McCallum: The Board is in ongoing communication with the Advisory Committee regarding policy and award recommendations.
Scholarship- Neil McCallum: In conjunction with support from Clan Gunn, we awarded a total of 5 Scholarships to the Piping Academy. 3 full and 2 half (previous attendees) Thanks to all of the donors who have supported this effort.
DNA & Family History – Neil McCallum: We receive about 4 inquiries a month regarding assistance with Family Histories. The DNA project is ongoing but the number of matches has declined. We have received several new members from these programs.
Website/Facebook – Fred McCallum: We continue to update our web presence. Several new members have joined based upon the website. Facebook has been very successful as a society communication medium. Our website has a link to Facebook.
4. Unfinished Business – None mentioned
5. Election of Officers – None this year
6. New Business
Clan Store: To replace a program that was instituted about 12 years ago, Neil McCallum proposed that the Clan use “Land’s End” clothing for an embroidered logo. There is a cost of about $50 for the set up of each logo. Ordering will be through Land’s End direct with a link on our website. The Society will not receive any funds from this offer but we will control the logo. J. R. McCallum made a motion to allocate $250 (NTE) of Society funds as “seed money”. Patsy McCallum Seconded, motion pasted unanimously.
Convener Training: J. R. McCallum suggested that we institute a training program to educate the conveners on the art of the sale of memberships to our Society. Too many games go with no sales of memberships.
7. Order of the Rowan Tree: Lon McCollum was awarded the “Order of the Rowan Tree” medal, our Society’s highest honor for his service as President, leading the effort for our Corporate non-profit status and promoting our Scholarship program. Lon was notified by telephone call from the meeting. Congratulations Lon!
8. Next AGM: Possibly Stone Mountain GA games in Oct. 2017 if the Chief will be coming over as part of the Honored Clan celebration.
9. Motion to Adjourn by J. R. McCallum, seconded by Marybeth McCallum. Meeting adjourned at 11:35 AM.
Neil D. McCallum
Clan Store: Our Society has teamed with Lands’ End Business Outfitters to provide quality apparel with our name and clan crest. The cost of adding the embroidered crest logo is only $8.50. Delivery time is approximately 2 weeks. Please find a link to the website on the sidebar to the left. A very special “Thank you” goes out to Robert & Ruth De Clute as well as Brown & Righton McCallum for their support of the Clan Store.
Amazon Smile: “Amazon Smile” is a program established by Amazon to support not for profit organizations like us! By purchasing through Amazon Smile, 0.5% of the cost of eligible purchases is rebated to our Society. You shop on “Amazon Smile” just like you would on Amazon! Just go to the “Amazon Smile” link in the sidebar. You will be supporting your Society with every purchase. It does not cost you anything additional.
We thank Amazon for their generosity in supporting our Clan Society Activities.
Purpose of our Clan Society: Clan MacCallum Malcolm has a rich history in America since its establishment by Andrew McCallum at Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in 1971. With its roots in the Carolinas, interest grew and we now have members across the country and Canada. The goal of this society is best stated within our Incorporation papers, that is:
Objectives of this nonprofit Society shall be:
a. to promote the preservation and study of Scottish history, culture and heritage;
b. the acquisition, compilation, preservation and distribution of information of historical, cultural and genealogical interest to those of the surname, MacCallum, McCallum, McCollum, Malcolm and its families, regardless of spelling;
c. to provide for the public a forum for discussion groups, lectures, musical programs, entertainment and instruction on our Scottish Cultural Heritage;
d. to cooperate with other Scottish Clan and Celtic organizations that have like interests;
e. to disseminate information of an advisory and educational nature which will be of value to its members and the general public.
Where can you find us? Through the volunteer efforts of many conveners, we are represented at Highland Games across the East and the Midwest. We hope to have representation on the West Coast…Are you interested in helping? Please see the link to our Calendar of Events.
Scottish Liaisons: We are very fortunate to have a number of members in Scotland that have agreed to assist in providing relevant information to our leadership and our Newsletter, The Argent Castle
Clan MacCallum Malcolm Society of Australia and New Zealand. Over the years, MacCallum and Malcolms have traveled far and wide. Our Sister Society in Australia and New Zealand is very active and we share information concerning our common history and heritage.
Website: This website has been established to communicate with the public with regard to our stated purpose. Please contact the webmaster with regard to any comments or corrections that may be required. Many thanks to Doug McCallum, Neil McCallum, Fred McCallum Jr., & Shirley Carrier for their efforts in assisting with the development of this website.
History of the Society: Andrew Burton McCallum founded the Clan MacCallum/Malcolm Society in 1971 with the guidance and approval of Lt. Colonel George Malcolm of Poltalloch, the 18th Chief of the name MacCallum and Malcolm.
Not for Profit Corporation: In 2010, our Society became incorporated in the State of Florida and obtained “not for profit” 501 (c) (3) status with the US Internal Revenue Service.