Text of the 10 March 1982 news bulletin from the
Association's newly elected executive: the President, Mac
Sinclair and the Secretary-Treasurer, his daughter Nancy
Staveley (later Nancy Neill), both of Kingston, Ontario.
Beginning with issue No. 5, 4 July 1983, the newsletter was called
Litir à Clann, which is Gaelic for Family Newsletter.
After six years and 22 newsletter issues, Mac retired from the presidency
but continued as newsletter editor through Vol 2 No 26 in July 1995,
for a total of 48 issues in 12 years.
This report to the membership has three main objectives:
- To make you aware of recent developments with respect
to executive officers,
- To mention a couple of projects in which we propose becoming
- To ask for your response cum ideas for further development
and membership expansion.
- Kingston, Ontario, 20 February 1982
President Eddie and Secretary-Treasurer Roselma have been indicating
their conviction that younger persons should now take over executive
officers' duties so they called a meeting for dinner and business
purposes. It was organized for February 20th at the Donald Gordon
Centre for Continuing Education, Queen's University. The decor was
Scottish, the haggis nicely done, the meal excellent and the ceilidh
spirit(s) flying high.
John M. (Ottawa via Nova Scotia) was our piper; Mac (Kingston) the
Master of Ceremonies; Sandy (Ed's son from Newmarket) toasted the Clan
and the Association; Ed (Norwood) responded giving an overview of the
At the business meeting, after an outstanding treasurer's report of
fiscal solvency ($13.40), new officers were elected: President - R.M.
(Mac) Sinclair; Secretary-Treasurer - Nancy E. (Sinclair) Staveley,
both of Kingston.
PROJECTS TO BE PURSUED
The new executive was charged with the responsibilities to:
- Draw a formal constitution to be considered by the
membership. To be included is the principle of Regional Vice-Presidents,
elections and terms of offices, membership fees, etc. The Immediate Past
President offered his wisdom and advice and two Vice-Presidents were
elected to assist (John and Sandy).
- Initiate arrangements for the Association to participate
in the Gathering of Clans at Nova Scotia in 1983. In this regard, a letter
from Don and Bev (Halifax) was welcomed. In it, they made specific
suggestions and offered organizational assistance which will certainly
- Initiate a membership drive with information on members'
family branch backgrounds to be a source of information for research and
future study purposes.
At the current cost of postage and otherwise communicating, we need
to build "some" working capital fund. To this end, I propose,
for now, a $3.00 annual membership fee . . . $5.00 total for all members
of a family at the same address. I hope you will agree and help update our
roll and bank account by renewing your membership (if you haven't already
done so for 1982) forthwith. (Please use the form provided in this
CLANS AND SCOTTISH SOCIETIES OF
We are maintaining our membership in CASSOC and will forward information
of their Ceilidh(s) and gatherings as it becomes available. These usually
involve a Heritage Ball in October, a Kirkin' O' the Tartans (Sunday, 13
June 1982), Scottish dancing, etc. Telephone (Toronto) ... for information
CLAN SINCLAIR ASSOCIATION
President David Sinclair Bouschor keeps on his mailing list for
newsletters and we pass along these notes --
- Clan Sinclair will be represented at the Grandfather Mountain Games
in North Carolina July 8th - 11th, 1982. If any of our members could attend,
they'd be made welcome. Please contact Judge Bouschor directly (...);
OR CASSOC ...
Oakville, Ont., for their bus tour
- Clan flags, 3" X 5", are available at $3.00 (U.S.)
- Reprints of a McIan print of the Sinclair Lady are available at
$7.50 each -
8½" X 13" in colour.
- They are promoting attendance at the Nova Scotia (1983)
My daughter (Nancy Staveley) and I are most anxious to be the
nucleus of a strong executive committee for the Association. We
earnestly solicit your letters with information on matters of
interest about Sinclairs, and your suggestions
for the further good of this Association. Please
assist us. Our addresses are....
R.M. (Mac) Sinclair
RENEWAL - 1982 ⊗
(For more names, use reverse side of form)
- Membership Fee @ $3.00 each ⊗
or $5.00 ⊗
(Family at above address)
(Cards/receipts will be sent with a bulletin, later.)
Make cheques payable to "Clan Sinclair Association (Canada)"
- Family information for file ⊗
- Other information of interest to Sinclairs generally ⊗
- Names and addresses of prospective members* ⊗
*Any person with a current or past SINCLAIR (ST CLAIR,
ST CLARE or other spelling) name connection.
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