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The Whin & Thistle - Fall 2014: Volume 7, Issue 3 of The Whin & Thistle newsletter is now available.
Society Meeting and Social - Tuesday, May 19, 2015
6:30 P.M., Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Boulevard Woodgrill Restaurant, 2901 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia
You are cordially invited to the next St. Andrew’s Society Meeting and Social on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the Boulevard Woodgrill Restaurant, 2901 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia. The cash bar will open at 6:30 PM and the buffet dinner will be open at 7:00 PM and closed at 7:30 PM. You do not have to purchase dinner in order to participate in the presentation or the meeting, which will start at about 7:30 PM. The presentation be Scottish-Americans in the National Capital Area: Past, Present and Future, which will include the results of the Society Heritage Committee’s research and everyone will receive a copy! This is a good introduction for new members to learn about the role the Society has played in the local Scottish-American community. The Society will also be selecting members of the 2015 Nominating Committee that will propose the slate of Officers, Mangers and Trustees for the upcoming year. Please consider serving! The cost for the Buffet Dinner is $50 per person, plus $1.50 for charge card processing, if received before Wednesday, May 13. The cost is $60 plus $1.80 if received after May 13. Please reserve your seat by paying for your dinner here.
WhiskyDC Single Malt Whisky Tasting – 3:30 PM, Sunday May 10, 2015
Taste whiskies from across Scotland, from Lowlands to the Highlands, Speyside to the Islands. This will be a good introduction for newcomers to uisge beatha, the "water of life!" The cost is $15 per person, at the door. Hosted by WhiskyDC convener David Brundage in his home at 6921 Oak Ct Annandale, VA 22003. Please RSVP at David@whiskydc.com or 703-256-9295 or make your reservation here. Slàinte!
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, where we show off our skills to large crowds who appreciate having "men in kilts" around. It’s uncanny the attention and compliments we get along with the photo requests. You do not need to have previous military experience. We parade in Scottish Regimental drill and we conduct training so that every member is conversant in foot, rifle, sword and flag drill. All are welcome - you do NOT have to be a member of the Soceity. This is a purely volunteer group with no promise of remuneration or stipend in return for services rendered.Some initial outlay on the purchase of the uniform may be required, however assistance may be provided through the Color Guard or the Society. If you are interested, please drop a line to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
15th Annual Frederick Celtic Festival - 7:00 PM, Saturday, May 9, 2015
Hosted by our the St. Andrew's Society of Mid-Maryland, the Frederick Celtic Festival features awesome bands, Scottish Dancing, Pipe Bands, Demonstrations, Highland Games with professional and amateur athletes competing! The event is held from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM at the Mt. Airy Fire Department Carnival Grounds, 1003 Twin Arch Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771. The festival culminates in the Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert at 7:00 PM. All proceeds from the $10 admission go directly to Warrior 360.
International Summer School at the University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow is now offered a number of summer courses during the months of June and July, designed to give students the opportunity to discover the culture and history of Scotland. The Summer School credit-bearing programme begins this year on June 22nd and runs over 8 weeks. Most courses run for 3 weeks in total and explore topics as varied as Scottish Philosophy, the Scottish diaspora, Education, and the geology of Scotland; our course in Dumfries offers an innovative interdisciplinary analysis of Scotland's experience of environmental change and includes a number of field trips to sites of historical, geographical, political and cultural interest. For more information, visit University of Glasgow International Summer School.
Board of Managers Meeting - Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The Board of Managers (BOM) and Committee Chairmen of the St. Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C., will meet at 7:30 PM Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314. This two blocks from the King Street Metro Station. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.