Clan MacFarlane Worldwide, Inc
Annual Membership Meeting
June 25, 2014
Argyll & Bute, Scotland
To see the video of the entire meeting:
In Attendance –Karen & Peter McFarlin, Sandy Morgan, Mary Helen & Michael Haines, Laurie Jackson, Nani McFarland, Betsy McFarland, John and Barbara Duff, Chuck Poland, Dottie and Ian MacFarlane, John & Karen McFarland, Laura Jernigan Espensen, Douglas & Mary McGaw, David Gordon McGaw, Janet Foster, Susan A. Ball Linda Gonzalez, Krys & Dale Lyman, Jill and Barry Ackerman, Johnny & Mary Lou Gammon, Mariela & Christina Gonzales, Jim & Carol Neilson, Dorothy McFarland Gunter, Helen Macfarlane Daly, Suzanne Fisher Abid, Philip Thomas Daley, Jacquelin Daley, Anita McFarlane Renfrey, Arlene Neilson Williams, Norman & Jan McFarland, Tracy Iverson, Craig & DeEtta MacFarlane, Patrice Thomas, Cynthia J. Kreider, Terrance and Kathleen MacFarlane, Andy Middleton
On behalf of the Clan MacFarlane Worldwide Board of Directors:
In early July, the Board discussed the status of CMW in regard to any unification with other MacFarlane organizations. The Board concluded that we are quite pleased with the growth and direction that we have achieved these past four years and are happy with our policy of openness. To that end, we welcome as members any MacFarlane or Sept descendant, regardless of other affiliation.
Peter F McFarlin, president, CMW
Welcome to Clan MacFarlane Worldwide!
If you're like the rest of us you have no doubt found yourself pondering your heritage. Maybe your interest was nurtured as a child or maybe it was just discovered. Either way, we're glad your interest has led you here and we invite you to become part of our worldwide, yet tight, community. Our goals are to educate, share, and take pride in our heritage.
We are MacFarlanes of all spelling variations, McGaws, Spruells, Robbs, Millers, Websters, Weavers, Blacks and many others. Together we form a organization that's kept by the strongest of bonds... family. We answer to the call Loch Sloy, we carry the arms of our forefathers, we preserve the heritage that is so uniquely yours and ours.
It is with your support that the heritage of Clan MacFarlane will continue to thrive for another 800 years. Please join today. We have both paying and fellow memberships.
Paid memberships help fund MacFarlane preservation efforts in Scotland, provide assistance to our athletes, dancers, and musicians, as well as help fund our Clan tents at Highland games where we look forward to meeting you and getting to know your unique branch of the family.
Paid membership rewards include voting in our annual elections, genealogy help and receiving our quarterly newsletter, Loch Sloy!
We are also on Facebook at Clan MacFarlane Worldwide, Inc. so look us up and join in the conversation.
We also promote the MacFarlane DNA project to further our knowledge of our clan's heritage.
Clan MacFarlane Worldwide was incorporated on July 4th, 2010 in Kansas, USA. The idea itself was born a year earlier almost 2 thousand miles away surrounded by the deep waters of Loch Lomond and in the shadow of Ben Lomond. It was on the island of Inveruglas, a former MacFarlane stronghold, that the founding members put forth their idea of a Society that would embrace all descendants of the clan no matter their current location. A Society that would work to preserve the physical and cultural aspects of Clan MacFarlane. A Society that would build lasting relations with the inhabitants of Arrochar, Tarbet, Ardlui and other ancestral lands. A Society for you!