Good morning, all!
Pat (Davidson) James sent out a query asking how he (she?) could receive the
award-winning newsletter (he modestly asserts) published by the Clan
Davidson Society USA Inc. Very simple... a membership to the CDS-USA brings
the newsletter in one of two optional formats to your door or email box
twice a year. The newsletter, entitled The Sporran, has from 30 to 40 pages
(or more, sometimes) of articles about Clan Davidson, its membership or
items of interest to those with roots in Scotland. Although not exclusively
dedicated to the genealogical community, it does contain articles of
interest to the genealogist and publishes inquiries. CDS-USA recently
appointed John Lisle as its Corresponding Genealogist. The Sporran is
distributed as a B&W commercially printed edition or as a full color
What is the CDS-USA you ask? CDS-USA is a charitable and educational
organization dedicated to maintaining the knowledge and traditions of the
Great Scottish Highland Clan Davidson and to pass this knowledge down to our
children and those who follow.
We have been in existence for 30 years and just recently incorporated in the
State of North Carolina. We have members (either individuals or families) in
over 400 residences scattered across the entire USA. We sponsor a tent at
over 70 Scottish Highland Games providing the membership an opportunity to
gather at selected locations in virtually every State in the nation. We
maintain close and collegial ties with our sister Clan Davidson
organizations in UK, Australia and New Zealand, and with our Clan Chief who
resides in New Zealand.
Membership in CDS-USA is inexpensive, only $20 per year for either
individuals or families residing at the same address. Lifetime memberships
are available. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Clan
Davidson and in its perpetuation.
To find out more information about CDS-USA check out our website at
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update it and bring it up to the standards of the 21st century.
If you'd like a free electronic issue of the latest issue of The Sporran,
please an email to me at [firstname.lastname@example.org
Sennachie & Membership Registrar
Clan Davidson Society (USA)
PS "Sennachie" is the Scottish Gaelic word for "storyteller", a much more
descriptive and evocative term than "newsletter editor"!