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The Desert Highlander
Newsletter for

JULY 2019
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Newsletter Editor
Iain Lundy

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

Public Relations
Don Finch


July Gathering - the History of Scotland - July 11

Neil Oliver DVD Neil Oliverís History of Scotland
Letís Pretend

Bitterly divided by politics and religion for centuries, this is the story of how Scotland and England came together in 1707 to form Great Britain.

Join us for this DVD presentation, and discussion.
The meeting will be at the Irish Cultural Center
1106 N. Central in Phoenix.

Schedule for the evening:
6.30 - Social Half Hour (Bar opens)
7:00 - DVD Presentation
8:00 - Discussion
8:30 - Raffle and Adjourn

A cash bar and light refreshments are available. Attendance is always free for Society members. Guests are welcome at a $10 donation, which can be applied towards your annual dues. ($30 Single - $50 Family, at same address)

Handout from the June 18 Genealogy Presentation

Download Robert Wilbanks' genealogy information document:
Understanding Research Facilities: Genealogy Research Anywhere

President's Letter
David McBee

Our next meeting will be on July 11th at the Irish Cultural Center on Central Avenue.  We will be viewing the next chapter in the Scottish History DVD, “The History of Scotland”, narrated by Scottish television personality Neil Oliver. This has been a very good series of videos with a deep perspective on the true history of Scotland.

I hope to see you at the Flagstaff Games on July 19th.  It will be cooler up there and the mountains are always homey. The Scottish societies within Arizona always try to support each other’s games - and we are not in charge at Flagstaff.

The Prescott Games are on September 28th this year. I will be at a wedding in Maryland, but I hope some of you can make a good showing for us up there in the high valley.

David McBeeWe will be taking the month of August off as it will be just too hot for kilted warriors.

We still need some social chair/volunteers to help put together our meetings and outings.  And I really need a treasurer.

Have a great summer and enjoy each other’s company as much as possible.


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 - 2019 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

July 11 Society Gathering, History of Scotland DVD Series
ICC, Phoenix

July 19-21 Flagstaff Highland Games
Fort Tuthill, Flagstaff

August No Society Gathering in August 2019

September Possible Pub Crawl

September 28-29 Prescott Highland Games
Prescott AZ

October ScotsToberfest
Haus Murphy, Glendale

November 1-3 Tucson Highland Games
Tucson AZ

November (late) St. Andrew's Day event

December Christmas at the Castle
Irish Cultural Center

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

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