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Phoenix, AZ 85076

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Upcoming Events

Christmas at the Castle
Saturday December 14, 2019
6 pm – 10 pm
ICC, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

Join the Irish Cultural Center for their fifth annual “Christmas at the Castle” at the Irish Cultural Center & McClelland Library.

Find Christmas peace under the stars and twinkling lights while you listen to musicians and carolers and enjoy your favorite beverage. Children can play in Santa’s Hall while they enjoy warm cocoa, hear stories, decorate cookies, create a craft, and tell Santa their dearest wish! There is a little something for everyone awaiting at the foot of the magical Irish Castle. Featuring a beautiful selection of live Christmas trees for purchase.

This is not a Caledonian Society event,
but we encourage you to consider attending.

Robert Burns Dinner
Knights of St. Andrew The Knights of St. Andrew have invited members and friends of the Caledonian Society of AZ to their annual formal Robert Burns Dinner on Saturday February 1st. The event is scheduled in their new facility at 7726 N. 59th Avenue in Glendale - it's about a mile north of the Glendale Avenue historical district.

Tickets will be available shortly.

President's Letter
David McBee

David McBeeOur Saint Andrews Social Evening was cancelled due to low participation in sales prior to the deadline to release the performers and facility from contract. Our December event will be the Christmas at the Castle event on December 14th at the Irish Cultural Center from 6 to 10 pm.

The Board is pleased to announce a new leadership team for the Phoenix Scottish Games consisting of Teresa Potts, Kevin Conquest and Darryl Toupkin, with assistance from Sandy Bunch - who is the chief of the Canmore, Alberta Games. Teresa will be in further contact with the larger Games committee members.

We have several openings on the Society’s Board including Treasurer and Secretary. If you have past experience in such roles, please consider giving your services to the Society.

We hope you have a safe and wonderful Christmas and Holiday season with your loved ones and look forward to a great New Year. SLAINTE


Society Membership

Attention Caledonian Society of Arizona Members and Friends.
It's now time to renew, or to sign up for your annual membership.
Enjoy the many Benefits:
- help preserve Scottish culture in the Valley
- fun & camaraderie with fellow Scots (multi-generational)
- free admission to CSA Gatherings
- free monthly Desert Highlander newsletter
- free annual consultation session with Our Genealogist
- free name/clan badge
- volunteer opportunities galore!

Renew or join now - 2020 prices
- - $30.00 single and $50 Family (at the same address)
It's easy - just jump to the Membership Page for the form.

COMING EVENTS : Valley, State, Nearby

December 14 Christmas at the Castle
Irish Cultural Center

February 1 Burns Dinner
Knights of St. Andrew

March 7-8, 2020 56th Annual Phoenix Scottish Games
Steele Indian School Park, Phoenix

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