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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.
2014 Virginia Scottish Games
The St. Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C. Pipes and Drums, along with the Highland Dancers, performed at the Games at Great Meadow, The Plains, Virginia on 30 and 31 August, 2014.
Former First Minister of Scotland, Rt. Hon. Henry McLeish
The St. Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C. hosted the 2012 Combined Scottish Societies of Maryland with featured speaker Former First Minister of Scotland, Rt. Hon. Henry McLeish on Saturday, June 23, 2012. Event program book.
St. Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C.
The Whin & Thistle - Fall 2014: Volume 7, Issue 3 of The Whin & Thistle newsletter is now available.
Last Call for the 2014 Tartan Ball - Saturday, November 22, 2014
This is your last chance to purchase your tickets for the Society's fundraising gala event, the Tartan Ball 2014, just a week away on Saturday, 22 November, 2014, at The Mayflower Hotel (1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20036). Net proceeds from the Tartan Ball Silent Auction will benefit the Washington Scots Charity and Education Fund (C&E Fund), which has enabled many young students to further their higher education.
Dinner, Cocktails, and Dancing Tickets (7:00 PM to midnight): Tickets are $190. Guests will enjoy an open luxury bar with Scottish single malt whisky, a three-course gourmet dinner, dancing, table seating, Scottish entertainments, and the opportunity to bid on items from the Silent Auction.
Cocktails and Dancing Tickets (9:00 PM to midnight); Tickets are $89. Guests will enjoy ascending to a private balcony within the ballroom, an open luxury balcony bar, Scottish entertainments, dancing, and the opportunity to bid on items from the Silent Auction.
Last Chance to Donate an Item for the Tartan Ball's Silent Auction!
Help support the Washington Scots Charity and Education Fund by contribute an item or service to be offered as part of the Tartan Ball Silent Auction (with a retail value of $50 or more.) For example, consider creating a themed gift basket featuring wines, movies, chocolates, cigars, tea and biscuits, spa products, or anything else that tickles your fancy! You could offer a week at your vacation home, professional services, or gift certificate at your favorite store or hometown downtown! We can arrange to pick up the items at your convenience. If you have an item for donation or have suggestions for potential donors, please contact Silent Auction Chairman Antonio Uribe, Jr., at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-215-7706.
Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk – December 6, 2014
Once again the holiday season kicks off with the annual Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 6, 2014. This is one of the Society’s signature events, which began in 1970. The morning will start with fellowship breakfast at 8:00 AM 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! At 9:00 AM 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 Walk itself steps off at 11:00 AM from 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! Society Chaplain Rev. Dick Libby and Sergeant-at-Arms David McKenzie are planning an enjoyable morning, so please plan on attending and bring a guest.
Scots Singer Jim Malcom - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, This Sunday, November 16
Armed with guitar, harmonica, and great wit, Jim Malcolm sings the traditional songs of Scotland and his own songs that are modern, accessible, and absolutely authentic. He will be performing on Sunday, November 16th, at the Catoctin Creek Distillery, 120 West Main Street, Purcellville, VA. Tickets are $25 and are available online now: http://catoctincreekdistilling.com/events/862-malcolm/. For more information, please call (540) 751-8404. Note that only 50 seats are available and this concert is very likely to sell out,so advance purchase is strongly advised.
Battlefield Band Performing in Rockville, MD - Monday, November 17, 2014
Scotland's Battlefield Band, named "Vox Pop" winners in category of "World/Traditional Song, will be performing in Rockville, MD, on Monday, November 17, 2014, at the Institute of Musical Traditions, Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road. The concert begins at 7:30 P.M. and you can purchase your tickets on-line at Institute of Musical Traditions. For more information, call (301) 960-3655.
Living Legacy of Scotland: What Now for U.S. and Scottish Politics - 7:00 PM, Thursday, December 4
The Living Legacy of Scotland will host James, 21st Lord Sempill, who will offer his perspective on U.S. and Scottish politics in the wake of the Scottish Independance Referendum and promised increase devolution. Lord Sempill will deliver his remarks at 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 4th, at the Monroe House, historic home of Scottish-American President James Monroe, 2017 Eye Street, NW Washington, DC 20006. A cocktail reception and scotch-tasting, to include heavy hors d’ouvres, will precede his remarks. There will be a $35 per person charge to attend, payable in advance by check, made out to the Living Legacy of Scotland and mailed to the Secretary, John King Bellassai, at 4007 Garrison Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016. A Guest List will be maintained at the door. For reservations and further information, please contact the event Chairman, Mr. Bellassai at (202) 258-4876 or by email at: email@example.com.
Naval Lodge #4 Sponsors Sunrise Unity of Silence - 7:03 A.M, Thurs., Nov. 27
Naval Lodge #4 is sponsoring a "Sunrise Unity of Silence" with bagpiper playing "Amazing Grace" on Thanksgiving morning at 7:03 A.M at the George Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. For more information, call (410) 461-2727 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Salmon Lady" Etta MacKay Will Soon Order Holiday Treats!
For many years, "Salmon Lady" Etta MacKay has provided the National Capital Area with fresh smoked fish from Inverawe Smokehouses, Taynuilt, and Argyllshire, Scotland. You've probably seen her at the Patrons Tent at the Virginia Scottish Games! Make your holidays festive by serving this tasty traditional Scottish fare. Please place your order for Christmas and New Year by December 1st. For more information on her selection, please visit www.salmonlady.com or contact her via toll-free call at 1-800-278-4050 or e-mail at email@example.com.
WANTED: Editors for Society E-Newsletter and for Print Newsletter Whin & Thistle
Do you like knowing what is going on with the Society -- and sharing with others? Do you have some writing skill? Condider becoming the e-newsletter editor and/or the Whin & Thistle editor! Current e-newsletter editor Bart Forbes and Whin & Thistle editor Adam Pressman will work closely with you to make this great opportunity your own. Much of the job involves working with all the Society Chairmen who write the articles and provide the information. Intrigued? Learn more about the Whin & Thistle from Adam Pressman (firstname.lastname@example.org) and more about the e-newsletter from Bart Forbes (email@example.com.)