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Iain Lundy

All 2019 memberships have been extended through March 2020.

We will be re-setting the membership year to start with the annual Scottish Games.

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The Caledonian Society
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P.O. Box 50092
Phoenix, AZ 85076

Public Relations
Don Finch


Upcoming Events

Robert Burns Dinner

Knights of St. Andrew

Robert Burns

To celebrate the birthday of Scotland’s Bard Robert Burns in 2020, Caledonian Society of Arizona members have been invited to join the Knights of St Andrew at its Burns Supper on Saturday February 1 in Glendale. The event starts at 5 PM.

The event will feature traditional songs and speeches, as well as haggis, neeps and tatties, all washed down with good Scotch whisky.

It is being held at the KSA’s new facility at 7726 North 59th Avenue, a mile north of the Glendale Avenue Historic District. Onsite parking – including handicap - is available.

Tickets are available for $40 per person, or $300 for eight persons. Order directly from the Knights of St. Andrew website at:


Ticket sales end at midnight January 19.

Formal attire is requested.

February Gathering

Join us at the Irish Cultural Center, 1106 Central, Phoenix for a Gathering titled "Hearts and History" - Thursday February 13, 6:30 PM

We will continue the "History of Scotland" DVD series, socialize, and get an update on the March plans for the Phoenix Scottish Games.

Look for more details here soon.

President's Letter
David McBee

David McBeeI hope to see you at the Burns Dinner with the Knights of St. Andrews on Feb 1.  May your new 20s year be roaring.

The primary focus of our activities right now is for the planning and production of our 56th Games.  Come join us.  Applications are beginning to arrive, sponsors are coming on board, people are getting excited but as always, it is the volunteers that make it all happen.

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.  There are many areas needing help this year on the Games as well.

Here’s hoping  you have a great New Year.



Society Membership

Membership News
Your 2019 Membership has been extended through March 2020
We will be realigning our membership to begin with the annual Phoenix Scottsh Games

Watch for 2020-2021 Membership information (March through March) soon!

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!

COMING EVENTS : Valley, State, Nearby

February 1 Burns Dinner
Knights of St. Andrew

February 13 February Gathering: Hearts & History
Irish Cultural Center, Phoenix

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

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