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     Heritage should never come to an end.

    1387266675But who makes sure?

    Heritage, language, places, relics, culture, values, ancestry.  They can all pass away in a surprised and exasperated heartbeat.  Unfortunately there is no governmental ‘Department of Scottish American Heritage’ that will keep our very special culture and history alive and relevant in this forward looking age.  

    How can we know that Scottish heritage will be strong and active for our children’s children?  For the next thousand years?  For ever?  Read more …   



    Come enjoy COSCAs 5th Clan & Family Caucus Program


    on Thursday July 7, 2016 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

    at Lees-McRae College, Evans Auditorium in Banner Elk, North Carolina

    Congressman Mike McIntyre (D-NC) will share his experiences while he was co-chairing the bipartisan Friends of Scotland Caucus in the U.S. Congress and why it remains an important vehicle for Scottish-American outreach to the current Scottish Government.

    Dr. Bruce Durie, COSCA’s Shennachie, and Shennachie for the Name and Family of Durie, will share plans for a Shennachie Network and a Council of Clan Shenacchies.

    John Cochran, COSCA Secretary and Clan Cochran Commissioner, assisted by COSCA At-Large Trustee John Cherry, will lead a panel discussion on COSCA’s Small Clans & Lowland Families Initiative, which he chairs.

    Keith MacGregor, U.S. Representative on the Council of the Clan Gregor Society, Scotland, will join us to share his decades-long research, supported by geneticists at FamilyTreeDNA, Houston, TX, to document the DNA connections of many West Highland clans.

    Join us and share your thoughts about the role of the clan societies in keeping connections between Diaspora Scots and our kin in Scotland.

    A nominal admission fee will be charged to defray setup costs. Continental Breakfast provided. An optional hot lunch will be offered for an additional charge.

    Registration is required. Please RSVP.


    The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Council of Scottish Clans & Associates (COSCA)
    Saturday, July 9th,2016 2:00 – 4:00 PM
    Chieftain’s Tent, Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

     

    Agenda will include:

    • Reports from the officers and committees
    • Comments by visiting clan chiefs who are guests at the GMHG
    • Elections to the Board of Trustees for Officers and Those At-Large Directors Whose Terms Are Up in 2016

     

    All Individual Members-in-Good Standing of COSCA are eligible to vote on matters properly before the membership at the AGM, as are all Dues-Paying Members of those Clan Societies and Other Scottish Associations which are Organizational Members-in-Good-Standing of COSCA for 2016

     

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