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Desert Highlander

The Desert Highlander
Newsletter for

JANUARY 2023
is now on-line

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Newsletter Editor
Iain Lundy



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We have reset the membership year to start with the annual Scottish Games.



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The Caledonian Society
of Arizona

P.O. Box 50092
Phoenix, AZ 85076


February Activity - 2/4/2023


You are invited to attend Highland Games Athletics Practice session

Eddie Brown, the Athletics Chairperson, has invited us to come out to one of the practice sessions the athletes are having. They will be practicing the events for the upcoming Phoenix Scottish Games in Gilbert.

We’ll have handouts with explanations of each event and the NASGA - North American Scottish Games Athletics rules. There will be an opportunity to get out on the field to mingle with the athletes and see the equipment used and maybe even get a chance to try it out yourself.

Bring along a chair or blanket for seating and wear athletic clothing if you are interested in trying out one of the events.
There will be light refreshments provided, water, coffee, etc.

Athletics Practice Session
Saturday, February 4th 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m.
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church 1337 W 11th St., Tempe, AZ 85281



Burns Dinner - January 26


The Caledonian Society of Arizona is pleased to announce our BURNS DINNER
Sorry, as of January 15 the Dinner is SOLD OUT

The date is Thursday, January 26 at 6 pm
to be held at
    The University Club of Phoenix
    39 East Monte Vista Road
    Phoenix AZ 85004

There will be a traditional Scottish dinner, accompanied by:
  • The Pipes
  • Appropriate (and perhaps inappropriate) toasts
  • The Haggis
  • Whisky Tasting
  • A healthy portion of boisterous revelry.
  • Cash Bar
  Ticket price: $59.50 per person

Formal dress is suggested.
Kilts / Scottish attire are recommended.


Phoenix Scottish Games

Plan to attend at Gilbert Regional Park, March 3-5, 2023
Tickets now available - Click here
2023 Games poster

Society Membership

Membership News

Please join or renew your Membership now
under our special 2022-2024 offer.


  • $45 Individual - for 16 months through February 2024
  • $65 Family -- for 16 months through February 2024
    Or
  • $10 Individual - for 4 months through February 2023
  • $17 Family -- for 4 months through February 2023

Family membership cover all persons at the same address.

We have re-aligned our membership year to coincide with the annual Phoenix Scottish Games, thus March 1st through February 28th.

Enjoy the many Membership Benefits:

  • free admission to most CSA Gatherings - now returning!
  • help preserve Scottish culture in the Valley
  • fun & camaraderie with fellow Scots (multi-generational)
  • free monthly Desert Highlander newsletter
  • volunteer opportunities galore!

JOIN OR RENEW NOW AT THE MEMBERSHIP SITE




Support our Vendors

In support of our vendors in these difficult times, we recommend that you continue to shop with them online if you can since they cannot attend any events for who knows how long. Tell them that you are a member of the Caledonian Society of Arizona and see what special treatment they may have in store for you.

Please confirm any listed discounts, which may have ecpired since we have had this posting since Spring 2021

Kilt Rental USA - high-quality authentic formal kilt rental services

Four Peaks Brewing - Order from the takeout/delivery menu.

Celtic Jackalope - Celtic Art, Shirts, Badges, Jewelry, Banners, custom work

Ring Weaver Chains - Chains, bracelets, purses

Copper and Fire Jewelry - Copper Wire, Sterling Silver and Designer Jewelry
   10% discount to CSA members

Crafty Celts - Torcs, Earrings, Pendants, Brooches, Pins, Hair itens: more

Clan Inebriated - Promoting Scottish / Irish Heriage, merchandise

Celtic Raven Studio - Mugs, ornaments
   Coupon "PHXGAMES" for 10% discount

Celtic Cure - All natural ointments, balms, lotions, and holistic products

Irish Charm - Handcrafted Celtic design sterling silver jewelry

St. Croix Weaving - Handwoven tartan creations - apparel, table linens

Sean's Celtic Creations - Original Celtic jewelry, California tartan items

Zarpara Vineyard - An Arizona Farm Winery - 7 grape varieties
   Hand-delivered wine to SE Arizona, & Willcox/Tucson/Phoenix corridor
   Enter SCOTWINE for 10% discount, free shipping until 4/30 (then too hot)



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