REPRESENTING THE GREAT HIGHLAND CLAN OF ROSS IN AMERICA SINCE 1976
A new year and a new season of Highland Games is upon us. Clan Ross America is planning to have hosted tents at around 40 Games, among about 160 held annually across the USA during 2017. Comming up soon on March 4-5 is the Arizona Scottish Gathering in Phoenix, AZ. Next will be the Kern County Scottish Games in Bakersfield, CA March 25. On April 1-2 are the San Antonio, TX Games. Near Charlotte, NC will be the Loch Norman Games April 8-9. Then April 29-30 will be the Sacramento Games at Woodland, the Las Vegas Games, and also at Yukon, Oklahoma, etc.
Attending Highland Games is a rewarding family outing - its like going to church and refreshing your spirit - and fulfilling your thirst to celebrate your Scottish heritage...
Come out and enjoy the music, sports, food and other fun with ol friends or make new ones.
Paul Ross, President and Keeper of the Website
The CRAmerica 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Oct 14 in Ventura Calif during the Seaside Highland Games, October 13-15. The CRA Board will hold their business meeting Friday, then the membership meeting will gather by the Clan Ross tent on Saturday the 14th.
The Ventura Games are especially delightful because of the location, right on the ocean, and they are easily accessable by freeway or Amtrak. The site is at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Hotels and campgrounds are available within 1-2 miles. Visit www.seaside-games.com for all the Games details, and check out our April 2017 Newsletter for all the Clan Ross activity details.
In addition to the Friday night banquet and fashion show, a big Scottish ceilidh is being planned for Saturday night, along with 3 other Clans holding their AGM at Ventura. Details are in the April CRA Newsletter, including hotels offering discounts and other event costs and schedules. Set aside those dates now !
The 2016 AGM in Elizabeth, Colorado concluded with the installation of a new CRA board of officers for 2 year terms. Changes in the Board include past-president Liz Ross moving over to Treasurer, and VP Communications Paul Ross, who also runs the website, has taken on the duties of President. A summary of the AGM actions and other "CRA Biz" are in the Member's section of the website .
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Message from the President
Welcome to ClanRossAmerica:
ClanRossAmerica is celebrating more than 40 years as a charitable and educational non-profit organization whose goals include support for cultural heritage sites in Ross-shire, Scotland, and scholarships for CRAmerica members who participate in highland dance, music, athletics, etc. We all learn more about our Scottish heritage through our newsletters and website, and the links they provide to further news, learning and event announcements. And along the way, we have fun at the Games, renewing friendships and having a good time, dressing in Highland costume, enjoying classical and Celtic Rock music and the dozens of activities at the Games. We are most visible at Highland Games and Celtic Festivals at around 40 events across the country each year - everybody in America celebrates THEIR heritage - come join us in learning about, and celebrating our Scottish Heritage !
As a group, ClanRossAmerica's most important work is supporting and preserving historical artifacts and buildings in Scotland, and building for the future by sharing our heritage through scholarships to children of members. Visit our website at www.clanross.org for info about these programs and grants.
CRA is a 501c3 non-profit. Your membership donation should be tax deductable.
Join us now for help with your family genealogy, to support our Scottish cultural heritage Ross institutions, or to begin to learn more about who you are and where you come from.
Thank you for your interest. We welcome your participation.
Paul D. Ross