Monthly Meeting

May 2009

Date: 11 May 09

Location: Location: Jason’s Deli at Poplar and Highland

Attendance: 42, including 5 guests: Toni Campbell, Bercha Campbell and her son, Liam, Ronald S. Campbell and Robert Blanchard.

Prayer: Clifford McWhorter
Pledge of Allegiance

Mary Ann Lucas, President, called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.:


• The Scottish Society picnic is coming up this Saturday, 16 May. It will be held at Agnes Stark’s studio, Plum Nelly, in Eads, from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. A map is provided in the “Grace Notes”. Bring outdoor chairs and a pot luck dish. Suggested dishes: For last names beginning with A-J: sides and salads; K-P: meat/entrees; Q-Z: dessert. The club will provide ice, drinks, charcoal, condiments, plates, cups, etc. Bring along any musical instruments and/or CDs.

• Genealogical workshops are being held 19 and 26 May, in the new library, Room 3C, at 7:00 pm. They last about 40 minutes.

• The Celtic Society of West Tennessee has a new website:

• Mary Ann announced that on Jun 6th (D-Day), Wolf River Pipes and Drums drummers Kenny Hiner and Danielle Weekes are getting married. We wish them all the best.

• The summer Ceilidh is tentatively planned for August, the place, date and times TBD, probably at the Church of the Holy Communion on Perkins. Sammy Rich is in charge of this event. 
Sammy thanked David Corbett for providing the sound system.
There will be an admission fee, but if you do not want to pay it, you may make payment in kind in the form of entertainment. See Sammy.

Bill Crump announced that Dorothy McWhorter, Canadian by birth, formally became a naturalized U.S. citizen on 11 May. Congratulations Dorothy!

Bill Crump presented an excellent program on “Current Scots Artisans”, covering three 20th century artists, Andy Goldsworthy, a sculptor and photographer, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, a music composer, and George McCay Brown, a writer of poems, short stories and novels. Bill’s unique presentation included his reading selected poems by Brown accompanied by a slide show of Goldsworthy works and music by Davies, “Orkney Wedding and Sunrise”. His presentation received a standing ovation.

Sammy Rich announced that our speaker next month will be Bud Hisky.

Sammy Rich relayed the sad news that Lore Hisky is moving into an assisted living facility at the Villages, in Germantown.

Board Meetings are held the last Thursday of each month, at St Luke Lutheran Church, 2000 Germantown Parkway, 5:30-7:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

George Malone
Secretary, MSSI
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