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Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk - Saturday, December 5, 2015
Each year since 1969, the holiday season steps off to a brisk pace with the Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk, founded by the St. Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C.! The schedule of events for the day includes:
- 7:30 AM - Fellowship Breakfast - Break bread with Society members in the reception hall of the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 321 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, Virginia. The cost is $15 for a sumptuous spread provided by the Royal Restaurant. The hall is located downstairs in the building just behind the church. All are welcome!
- 9:00 AM - Church Service and Wreath-laying - Society members and guests are invited to a church and afterwards the Society will once again honor William Hunter, founder of the St. Andrews Society of Alexandria, at a wreath laying service at his grave behind the church. The Society is honored to be joined by members of Clan Hunter and the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).
- 11:00 AM - Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk - The Soceity will form up near the corner of Wilkes and St. Asaph Streets in Old Town Alexandria. The order of the procession will be the banner, current officers, former presidents, gentlemen of the Society, and then family members and guests. All march in column of twos in route step. Kilts and highland wear are strongly encouraged!The Society's Staging Area for the Walk is in the A Block, on St. Asaph Street, between Wolfe and Wilkes Streets.
Wee Dram: John Strongbow’s Tavern - After Scottish Walk, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015
After the Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk, come join the Society and guests at John Strongbow’s Tavern, 710 King St, in Old Town Alexandria – home of Medieval Madness! This is one of several “happy hour” social events called the "Wee Dram" at various locations throughout the area. The Society also hosts “Club Nights” several times a year for members at the most prestigious private clubs in Washington, including the City Tavern Club, the Army-Navy Club, the University Club, and others. Interested in hosting a Wee Dram event at your club? Contact Andrew Bell at email@example.com.
Scots' Bridge Committee – 4:00 PM, Sunday, November 29, 2015
As a result of the women’s reception hosted by the Society in October, the coordinators have established the next meeting for 4:00 PM, on Sunday, November 29, in the home of Susan Shallcross in Potomac, Maryland. Using the working title of the “Scots’ Bridge Committee,” the agenda will cover reaching out to the next generation to get them involved in the overall mission of the Society, exploring options for developing a Scottish women’s genealogical group, developing initial discussion points for the committee structure, and suggesting tentative areas of interest. Please join the group if you interested! For more information, please contact the committee coordinators: Susan Shallcross at firstname.lastname@example.org, Roxie LaFever at email@example.com and Janine Rauscher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Genealogy Committee Field Trip to DAR Library – 9:30 AM, Saturday, December 12, 2015
The Society’s Genealogy Committee is pleased to announce the first in a series of Genealogy Field Trips to genealogical libraries and government agencies, such as the Library of Congress and the National Archives. At 9:30 AM on Saturday, December 12, 2015, we will be visiting the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library. To register, please send your name, e-mail and telephone number to Doug Brooks at LaneDBrooks4@aol.com. Your reservation will be confirmed and information about parking, Metro access, and other suggestions to help you make the most out of your visit will be sent to you.
Annual General Dinner Meeting - Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Please join the St. Andrew’s Society of Washington, D.C., for its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at the Boulevard Woodgrill Restaurant, 2901 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia. Our guest speaker will be Michelle B. Fontaine of Connections Research, LLC, She will discussing how to work through proving dates and places using a case study. She will cover various resources, including many available at DAR and National Archives and Records Administration (NARA.) This will also serve as the Annual General Meeting of the Society at which the members will elect the officers, Board of Managers, and Board of Trustees for 2016. All are welcome for both the dinner and the program – or just the program! For more information, see 2016 Annual Dinner Meeting and Social.
Burns Nicht Supper - Saturday, January 23, 2016
The 2016 Burn’s Night Dinner, honoring the 257th birthday of Scotland’s greatest poet and author, Robert Burns, will be held on Saturday, January 23th, 2016, in the Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, Virginia. Suggested attire for gentlemen include Highland dress, black tie, or military dress. The Burns Night committee has once again been able to hold prices steady for this year. The evening will commence with cocktails and socializing followed by toasts to the President, the Queen and to the Troops, followed by dinner and a celebration of the life and contributions of Robert Burns. For more information, please contact Burns Chairman Gregory Haymon at email@example.com.
St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland Church Kirkin of the Tartan - November 30, 2015
St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church is holding a Kirkin’ of the Tartan and Evening Prayer service on Monday, November 30th at 7:30 PM. November 30th is the Feast of St. Andrew, the Patron Saint of Scotland. The service will include a blessing of Scottish tartans, a bagpiper (the Society's own Matt Kuldell), and Scottish music. It will be followed by a reception with Scottish foods and beverages. The church is located at 402 E. Monroe Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia, one block off Mount Vernon Avenue. For more information, call 703-683-3343 or visit the church Web site at www.standrewandstmargaret.org.
The Color Guard of the St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC Needs YOU!
Become part of the only Scottish ceremonial Color Guard in the DC Metro area! The Color Guard of the St. Andrew's Society of Washington D.C is actively looking for recruits to join our ranks. We offer participation in some prestigious events throughout the DC Metro area.
Previous military experience is not required and you do not need to be a member of the Society to participate with the Color Guard. All are welcome. If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Time to Renew Your Society 2016 Membership!
Your membership dues (unless you are a Life Member) are due on the first of the year, January 1, 2016. Residential Member dues are $100 and Non-residential dues are $50. You should be receiving your notice shortly. To renew your membership, please send your check made payable to the St. Andrew’s Society of Washington, DC to MJF Associates, 10692-A Crestwood Drive, Manassas, VA 20109. Please do not send to the Society Post Office Box or give to anyone in the governance group. MJF Associates provides an excellent service in tracking our dues!
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