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55th Phoenix Sscottish Games

55th Phoenix Scottish Games
March 2-3, 2019
Steele Indian School Park

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September/October Gatherings and Events

Have you  seen Nessie?

"Halfway to the Highlands"

Friday September 21 - 4 PM to 8 PM
Four Peaks Brewing Tasting Room, 2401 S. Wilson, Tempe


Celebrating the halfway point to the 2019 Phoenix Scottish Games
A variety of Four Peaks brews - and food, available for sale inside and outside
See demonstrations by Highland athletes and dancers. Free and open to the Public


Thursday October 11

Our annual Scots-tober Fest at Haus Murphy in Glendale
Saturday October 20
The Society will participate at "Highlanders and Outlanders" event at the Red Mountain Library in Mesa.
NOTE: These activities will not be at the ICC, and not all on Thursdays. Watch for details coming soon.


Letter from the New President
David McBee

Hooray, the cool autumn days are arriving and the leaves are turningÖ Who am I kidding, itís hot!!

Looking to cooler weather, we are NOT meeting at the ICC on 13 September but INSTEAD at the Four Peaks Tasting Room, on Friday September 21, from 4 pm to 8 pm, 2401 S Wilson St, Tempe. This is a different location than the actual Brewery.

This event is the Four Peaks employee party and we are invited as they are our major Games sponsor. I do hope you can attend to show our sponsor who we are and what we are really about beyond the hectic days of the Games. We are planning to have representatives of various areas from our Games in attendance as well as some local schools. It is a chance to recruit new young people into the events and grow our base. We will also be selling Games tickets. Please come and represent us and help build a bigger and better relationship with our local community and sponsor.

In October, our meeting will be at Haus Murphy in Glendale which is a great event with good food and a friendly environment. I think the kilts warm up the place right before they begin their Octoberfest celebrations.

David McBee We are reaching out to new people all of the time. Please consider joining the social events committee to bring your energy and personality to the fore. Just contact any CSA committee member to put your name forward. Letís have fun together and hope to see you at the Prescott Games on 15 and 16 September for some higher altitude fellowship.

Slainte. DAVID


New Web Address for the Society Site

We have established a new address to reach this Society web page:

arizona.scot

It is shorter, easier to rembember, and features the new .SCOT domain - established to highlight Scottish heritage.

This new address automatically directs to our existing "arizonascots.com" site - and that web address will remain in use as weil.


Tartan Week New York 2019

In 1998 the U.S.Senate proclaimed April 6 as National Tartan Day. Starting then with a simple parade, a number of Scots organizations in New York City now sponsor an entire week of festivities. Learn more at nyctartanweek.org

Free Spirit Vacations and Events is the Arizona organization which has brought group trips to our Highland Games over recent years. They are now sponsoring a group trip to the New York City Tartan Week. Please review the attached flyer if you might be interested in this event.

Contact them directly! This is not a Society-run event. But we are happy to publicize this event to our members, and Free Spirit has offered to make a donation to the Society if a certain number of reservations are made.



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!

Renew or join now
- - $25.00 single and $40 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 smile.amazon.com

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"


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Please follow the link at the left to visit our On-Line Store. Membership dues, various Games fees 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


September 1-2 Pleasanton Highland Games
Pleasanton CA
September 6-9 Longs Peak Highland Festival
Estes Park CO
September 13 Games Planning Meeting
Old Chicago Restaurant, Glendale
September 15-16 Prescott Highland Games
Prescott AZ
September 21, Friday CSA Monthly Gathering
Four Peaks Brewing
October 6-7 Aztec Highland Games
Aztec NM
October 13-14 Ventura Seaside Highland Games
Ventura CA
October 11 Scots-tober Fest Gathering
Haus Murphy, Glendale
October 20 "Highlanders and Outlanders" Event
Red Mountain Library, Mesa


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