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2015 AGM - Ligonier Highland Games - 9/26/15
The Clan Hay Society – American Branch is pleased to announce that the 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been scheduled for the 57th Ligonier Highland Games on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at Idlewild Park in Ligonier, PA. (This is a change from the date originally advertised.) The AGM is being hosted by Regional Representative Paul Gillman and his Conveners and the Clan men and women of Region 1. All are invited to join us for a full weekend of fun, fellowship, and a celebration of all things Clan Hay.
Our home away from home for the weekend will be the Ramada Ligonier. Twenty rooms are reserved for Clan Hay members at special rates of $107-$129 plus tax. The Ramada will also be the location for our Clan Dinner on Saturday. Make your reservations ASAP since space is limited at:
216 West Loyalhanna Street ~ Ligonier, PA 15658
Phone: 724-238-9545 Fax: 724-238-9803
A few words for those who have not yet attended an Annual General Meeting …
AGMs are important to the health of our extended family. As a charitable organization, we must be transparent and accountable to the public and to our members. This is our opportunity to report on the results of our activities over the last year, whether or not we achieved all our expected outcomes over the past year, and what we plan to do in the next year.
The AGM also provides a good opportunity for our Officers and Staff to interact with the membership – to answer their questions and seek their views. Members are able to raise their concerns and participate. There are, of course, opportunities for members to be involved throughout the year, but the AGM provides a minimum safety net to make certain that this is not overlooked.
Finally, and for many of us most importantly, the AGM is an opportunity to meet new fellow Hays and renew old friendships. Emails, phone calls, and the Journal are great BUT there is nothing like sitting down with old friends and sharing a wee dram (or two, or three, or four, or five). Among all Scots, we Hays seem to be a unique breed.
Watch the website (www.clanhay.com) for more information on the weekend’s events.
See you in Ligonier.
Bill Wolf, President
Clan Hay Society - American Branch