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Burns Night

January 28, 2017
Oahu Country Club
150 Country Club Rd., Honolulu

Because of the life and works of the Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns, Society members and guests will dress in their best Scottish wear for the annual Burns Night on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Oahu Country Club for cocktails, dinner, and a program both traditional and innovative. Please note the date, which has been changed from the date announced earlier.

Download the Reservation Form (PDF)



Pre-Hogmanay Ceilidh

Friday, December 30, 2016
Penthouse Party Room
1001 Wilder Avenue
4:30pm- 9:00pm

Please phone Jeannie Ferrier at 593-0966 by Wednesday, December 28th, to reserve for the party.

Scottish Traditional Holiday Dishes

November 5, 2016, 5:00-9:00pm
Calvary Episcopal Church - note the change in location

Price: $10 Members; $15 Non-Members

Mail check to PO Box 4164, Honolulu, HI 96812-4164

Contact Lillian at 538-7707 or lillianc@hawaii.edu

Special Talk on Brexit by Arlene-Holmes Henderson, Thursday, October 20th, 7:00pm

Arlene is the Scottish woman who spent six months on Oahu in 2013-2014 studying how the Hawaiian language has been growing in Hawaii. She works with the Scottish government with their efforts to grow the Gaelic throughout Scotland. You might remember that in 2015 she was one of our judges for the Hawaiian Scottish food contest held at St. Clement's Church. She has offered to talk to us about the political situation in Scotland after the Brexit vote earlier this year to leave the European Union.

This event will be at Hokua, 1288 Ala Moana Blvd., in the Ocean Terrace Room. Please email Susan at susanmack1@mac.com, or call 591-9398, to make a reservation.

Space is limited and names will be required at the lobby desk. There is no charge for this event.

Hawai`i Public Radio Oct. 13th 12:00 to 3:00pm

Can you help HPR with their pledge drive? Join other Caledonian members to man the phones at the HPR station located at 738 Kaheka St. To volunteer, please call Chieftain McEwan at 538-7707 or email him at brucemcewan@hawaiiantel.net .

Whisky Galore with Whisky Tasting

Saturday, October 1, 2016 (Changed from September 24th)
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Cost: $10 for Caledonian Members, $20 for non-members

St. Clement's Episcopal Church
1515 Wilder Ave. Honolulu

A whisky tasting will take place with Chieftain McEwan leading us in tasting selections from various Scottish regions. Popcorn, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided. (Please have your dinner meal, if wished, before coming)

For more information, contact Jeannie Ferrier at jeferrier@msn.com or Lillian Cunningham at lillianc@hawaii.edu

Reservations and payments are required


China through the Lens of John Thomson, 1868-1872 (June 5, 2016 - September 11, 2016)

Legendary Scottish photographer and travel writer John Thomson (1837-1921) set off to Hong Kong in 1868, and in the following four years he undertook several major journeys photographing regions of China from the Pearl River, the Min River to the Yangtze River and from Fuzhou, Shanghai to Beijing.

More information is available here.


Great Scots & Potluck dinner

Burns Night - Singing Burns


Newsletters: January-February • March-AprilMay-June • July-August • November-December

Pre-Hogmanay Ceilidh - Saturday, December 27, 2015

40th Anniversay Gala

Burns Night - Rabbie, Tam and Cutty Sark

Fourth of July Picnic

Annual General Meeting

Clan Night

The Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Hawaiian and Gaelic - presentation by Arlene  Holmes  Henderson

Robert Louis Stevenson Day - Birthday of the Scottish writer who visited Hawaii in the 1880s.

St. Patrick's Day Parade


Newsletters: January-February • March-AprilMay-June • June (special) October-NovemberDecember

An Independent Scotland?

SERG winner - Colleen Patton

Book and movie

Burns Night - The Lassies Remember Robbie Burns


GREAT SCOT!  David Douglas:  History & Mystery in Hawaii

New member picnic

Scottish pub food

Recipe contest - also read the compilation


Newsletters: FebruaryApril-May-JuneJune (special)July-AugustOctober-NovemberDecember

Annual General Meeting

Burns Night

Catamaran ride

Geneology program

An Evening Breakfast - cooking demonstration

Honoring St. Andrew

Movie in May in Manoa

New member welcome

Open House


Newsletters: February-MarchApril-MayJune-JulyAugust-SeptemberOctober-NovemberDecember

Burns Night

Festival Photos

Annual General Meeting

Family Day Picnic

"AN AUTUMN EVENING" - Scottish folk tales and ghost stories

On Scottish Soil - a presentation by SERG winner Billy O'Brien

Princess Ka'iulani: The Movie and the History

Scotland's Cat : "Last of the Scottish Wildcats" - viewing

SERG winner, Billy O'Brien - working on organic farms


Newsletters: February-MarchApril-MayJune-JulyAugust-SeptemberOctober-November

Burns Night Dinner 2011

Annual General Meeting

Fare from Hame

Book Club - The Hills is Lonely

The Songs and Music of Scotland Featuring:   Isla St. Clair

SERG musical presentation


Newsletters: January-FebruaryApril-MayAugust-SeptemberOctoberDecember

Burns Night Dinner

Burns Night, 250th Birthday Anniversary Celebration - Collection 1 - Collection 2 - Collection 3

Annual General Meeting

Book Discussion & High Tea - Discussing Alexander McCall Smith

Harry Lauder Soup Supper

Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States


Newsletters: January-FebruaryMarch-AprilJune-JulySeptember-OctoberNovember-December

Burns Worldwide Toast (Local)

New Member Meeting

Princess Ka'iulani Memorial

Annual General Meeting

Edinburgh Adventures: Summer 09

New Members

The Soup, the Captain, and the Ceilidh


Newsletters: January-FebruaryAugust-SeptemberOctober-November

2008 Burns Night Dinner

Orkney Afternoon with the Rev. Fiona Lillie

Soup Supper and Whisky Tasting


Newsletters: March, June

Burns night flyer



If any member has photos of past events and would care to share them (either as a link or .jpg files) with the society please let the Webmaster know.


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