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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.
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Kate Perkins, Second Secretary for Scottish Affairs, British Embassy, Washington, D.C. - 6:30 P.M., Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Please join the St. Andrew’s Society of Washington, D.C., at the Belle Haven Country Club for a dinner meeting with special guest Kate Perkins, Second Secretary for Scottish Affairs, British Embassy, Washington. D.C. She will be discussing the Scottish Government’s Diaspora Engagement Plan - Reaching Out to Scotland’s International Family. Ms. Perkins has been the Second Secretary since August 2014. All are welcome for both the dinner and the program – or just the program! The cash bar will open at 6:30 PM and dinner will be served at 7:00 PM. The program will begin at about 7:30 PM, at which time all members, associates, and guests are welcome to join us (without dinner.) After the program, the Society will conduct a brief business meeting, which will include the presentation of 2015 Nominating Committee Report. Cost for the dinner is $59 per person (plus $1.75 for charge card or PayPal processing) before Tuesday, September 29. After that date the price will be $69 per person, plus $2.00 fee. Click here to make your reservation now .
Scottish-American Women's Reception - 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 11th
Interested in starting a group for women of Scottish heritage? Join like-minded women on 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 11, 2015, for a wine and cheese reception. Our special guest will be Dana Linnet, Senior Manager, Global Security Policy, Washington Operations at Lockheed Martin. Previously, she was the Principal Officer for the United States Department of State in the U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh. The afternoon will be spent socializing and brainstorming ideas: should it be based on Scottish genealogy (similar to the Daughters of the American Revolution), interest in Scottish culture, or maybe just a fun social group? Find out more information here.
66th Annual Tartan Ball & Silent Auction- 7:00 PM, Saturday, November 14th
Come experience all the Scottish pageantry and tradition of this grand ball! In over 66 years, the Tartan Ball has grown from a small country dance into a major highlight of the Washington social season. Set in the Ballroom of the Omni Shoreham Hotel and conjuring images of a more elegant era, this black tie gala boasts dazzling cocktails, fine cuisine, and a Scottish single malt whisky tasting. Come bid on the many fine Silent Auction items and enjoy performances by our Pipes and Drums and Highland Dancers. Attendance is open to all lovers of Scottish pageantry and culture!
Give one, get one – all for the benefit of the Washington Scots Charity and Education Fund! Donate an item for the Tartan Ball Silent Auction – and then bid for another item while you are at the Omni Shoreham on Saturday, November 14th! Please make a donation with a market value of $100 or more: vacation home stays, professional services, whisky, swords, gift baskets, gift certificates, trips, cigars, jewelry, oil paintings, antique books, and all things Scottish! We will pick up your item before the Ball so that we can catalog and process the item appropriately. If you would like to make a donation, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit http://tartanball.org/auction
Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk - Saturday, December 5, 2015
The Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk steps off for the 47th time this year on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Each year since 1969, the holiday season steps off to a brisk pace with the Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend. The weekend raises funds for needed social services in the City of Alexandria. Each year the weekend kicks off with the annual Taste of Scotland on the Friday before the event and the Walk itself on the first Saturday of every December. For more information, visit our website.
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- Virginia Gold Cup
- St. Patrick’s Day parades in Manassas, Baltimore and Alexandria.
- Memorial Day Parade in Falls Church
- Society events at Kirkin of the tartan, Tartan Ball, Burns night and also the Virginia Scottish Games.
- Tartan Day reception on Capitol Hill
- And we also lead the annual Scottish Christmas walk in Alexandria.
Carlyle House Scottish Heritage Celebration: Call for Participants
The Carlyle House is an historic house museum where we offer guided tours six days a week. John Carlyle, descended from Scottish ancestors and prominent in colonial Virginia, built the Carlyle House in 1753 and was a merchant and town founder of Alexandria.
As part of their fall programming, the Carlyle House is seeking participants/models for a Scottish heritage themed fashion show. Participants of all ages (teen and up) who own kilts and outfits which reflect their Scottish heritage are encouraged to contact Helen Wirka, Site Specialist and Curator at Carlyle House Hstoric Park.
Music of the Scottish Isles: Julie Fowler in Concert - Saturday, October 17th
Fowlis is one of Scotland’s true contemporary treasures. Her perfect, authentic singing voice (video) enticed Pixar to feature her in the soundtrack to “Brave,” and audiences will remember the voice that finds that place between haunting and soothing. Julie pushes accepted musical boundaries with her adaptations of songs from her native Scottish Gaelic tradition and her clear, gently thrilling vocals. Come be transported!
Fall 2015 Whisky-Tasting Tour of Scotland
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