Desert Highlander

The Desert Highlander

for OCTOBER 2017
is now available
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P.O. Box 5853
Scottsdale, AZ 85261

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November Gathering and Events

November 9 Gathering - Travel in Scotland

Lois Wallace of Authentic Celtic Travels, Expert on Scottish travel, will give insight to all methods of travel, using some of her own photos.

Lois will also share details of the upcoming "Best of Scotland" Tour benefiting CSA. She will also be bringing special raffle prizes from her own collection.

Eilean Donan Castle, to be seen on the tour.

  • 6:30 pm - Bar opens
  • 7:00 pm - Announcements and Presentation
  • 8:30 pm - Raffle prizes

November 12 - RAF Memorial

A commemorative service for 23 Royal Air Force Cadets who died in flight training at the #4 British Flying Training School at Falcon Field. The service, which has been conducted for more than 30 years, will be held at 10:45 a.m. at the City of Mesa Cemetery located at 1212 N. Center Street, Mesa, AZ. The British Plot is located near the center of the cemetery.

Representatives of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Air Force, the Daughters of the British Empire, and numerous other civic and patriotic organizations will attend. The Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band will perform. CSA will present a wreath.

CSA presents WrReath

This is a FREE public event and all are invited.

Lunch following (order from menu) at The Harp Pub & Restaurant, 1744 S. Val Vista Dr., Mesa, AZ (just south of the 60 in Dana Park Center)

Save the Date - February 3, 2018

Joint CSA-DOS Burns Supper

Please plan to attend our 2018 Burns Supper on Saturday, February 3.
The event will be co-sponsored with the Daughters of Scotia.

Watch this site for more details and registration information.

2018 Highland Games

The following are now available for the 2018 Games:

Future 2017 Gatherings






Thursday 9th


Scotland Travel Presentation


Sunday 12th


RAF Memorial, Mesa City Cemetery


Thursday 14th


Annual Family Christmas Party


Saturday 3rd


Burns Supper, with DOS


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 monthly Gatherings
- free monthly Desert Highlander newsletter
- free annual consultation session with Our Genealogist
- free name/clan badge
- volunteer opportunities galore!

Membership Special for New Members joining for the rest of 2017:
- - $12.50 single and $20 Family (at the same address)
It's easy - just jump to the Membership Page for the form.
And you can pay by Credit Card at our On-Line Store descibed below.

Amazon Smiles Program
Under their "Smiles" Program, Amazon will pay our Society a small percentage of all eligible purchases. You must access the Amazon site at

Sign on with your regular Amazon ID and password; otherwise is all the same. On your first visit to "Smile.Amazon" set our Society to receive the benefits by searching for "Caledonian Society of Arizona"

Our On-Line Shopping Cart Continues
Please follow the link at the left to visit our On-Line Store. Membership dues and Donations may be made via Credit Card at this secure site.

You may purchase as a Guest at the Cart, or if you expect to visit often, you can set up an account to make returning easier. However, your Credit Card information is NEVER stored at the site.

COMING EVENTS : Valley, State, Nearby
Games Calendar compiled by Clan Campbell Society NA

October 28 Scotland Day at the Mesa Library
November 3, 4, 5 Tucson Celtic Festival Tucson AZ
November 3 Moab Celtic Festival Moab UT
November 4 Arizona Fall Festival at Hance Park
November 9 Monthly Gathering at the ICC
November 12 RAF Memorial at City of Mesa Cemetery
December 14 Our Annual Christmas Party at the ICC
February 3, 2018 Burns Supper (Joint CSA and DOS)

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