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.
Tara McCallum, President
Annual General Meeting – 2022
27 May 2022, 8:00 PM EDT, Mt Pleasant, Michigan
Attendees: Please see listing below
- Meeting was called to order by President Tara McCallum at 8:00PM with a quorum present.
- Invocation – Karen Woodworth
- Roll Call –
- In room: Neil and Shirley McCallum, Robert and Pam McCallum, Tara McCallum, Elisabeth McCallum, Klay and Karen Woodworth, Arthur Woodworth, Gary and Charlotte Olson, Liz McWilliams, and Mike McCallum
- Via Zoom: Shirley Carrier, Jim and Nola McCallum, Rob and Cyndy Stewart, Rick and Robin Mattice, George Wilson, Anne Malcolm, and Ken Malcolm
- Reading of previous AGM Minutes – Posted on Website – Waive the reading as they have been on the website for nearly a year. Motion by Rick Mattice, Second by Karen Woodworth. Motion approved.
- Secretary Treasurers Report – Neil McCallum
Treasurers Report: (as of 1 May 2022): Cash on hand: $10,741.79. This value is an increase for the Society over previous year. Expenses so far this year have been up due to return of the games. These expenses are within the budget.
Active members: 206. An increase over last year. With games, come members. Many mail in memberships.
Annual Dues: $25.00. Remains unchanged from previous years. PayPal invoicing/payments continues to be very successful.
Scholarship: Balance on hand: $925.34. No scholarships are to be awarded this year as Charlie Kelm was not able to promote the Scholarship in Florida this year.
Amazon Smile: Amazon Foundation supports charitable organizations. When you order through Amazon “Smile” https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-3607078, contributions are made to our Society. Since the last AGM, we have received $45.70, and it has been credited to the DNA Project fund ($98.30 balance).
- Committee Reports –
Clan Store (Lands’ End) https://business.landsend.com/store/clanmaccallummalcolm/ Society members have enjoyed quality products from Lands’ End, Land’s End provides wonderful products with our embroidered crest. Our Society does not make any money from the sales.
Family History/Genealogy: Each month, Neil McCallum receives 3 to 4 inquiries regarding family ancestry. Most inquiries come through our website. Neil forwards many to Pete McCollum who maintains access to the Database. Many of our new members this year have come through this program.
DNA Project: Our Project is through Family Tree DNA (296) total members). The most conclusive ancestry test (Male) is the Y Test, (189 Members). Maternal Ancestor Information (127) total members), Family Finder tracks both sides of the family (94 total members). Our project has teamed with the McMillian Society to collaborate the results as it appears our clans are connected in the distant past! Robert McMillian has collaborated out lines back about 700 years. Much more research to be done.
Website: No changes made this year. Our website continues to draw inquiries from prospective members.
- Unfinished Business – None.
- New Business –
- Rick asked about Chief Robin and his wife Trish. All is well that we know of.
- Rick also asked if there are any thoughts of another group trip to Scotland. None at this time.
- Report that Mike and Tom McCollum from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan traveled to Scotland to compete in bagpipes.
- Tara reported that we need the younger generation of our Society to help with leadership positions.
- Neil acknowledged that the Resources Page of our website the link to the Argent Castle & Family History Searches are through the efforts of Garry Olson..
- Closing Remarks – President Tara – Next Annual Meeting is planned to be at Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in July 2023.
Motion to Adjourn, Neil McCallum, Second Robert McCallum. Meeting adjourned at 8:15 EDT.
Following the meeting:
The Order of the Rowan Tree was awarded to Rick Mattice. His wife presented him the medal. The other Order of the Rowan Tree was awarded to Righton McCallum at the Greenville Scottish Games by Fred McCallum on May 28, 2022.
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.