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2021

Annual General Meeting, Saturday, June 19, 2021
Bill’s musical whisky tour

featuring Bill Mullen
Start Time: 2:00pm
Venue: Zoom - registration required
Email Kevin at: kevin.bogan@gmail.com to register.

Meeting details and reports


Scottish Heroes VII, May 29, 2021

Start Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Zoom - registration required
Email Kevin at: kevin.bogan@gmail.com to register.

  • Kirkpatrick Macmillan (Susan Anderson)
  • Archibald Cleghorn (Hardy Spohrs)
  • More Margarets (Lillian Cunningham)

Would you like to give a presentation at another Scottish Heroes event? We have suggestions for you or you can suggest someone you would like to investigate. Please call Bruce McEwan at 538-7707 or email him at bemacewan@gmail.com.


Scottish Heroes VI, April 17, 2021

Start Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Zoom - registration required
Email Kevin at: kevin.bogan@gmail.com to register.

  • Lillian Cunningham will talk about “Several Scottish Margarets.”
  • Mary O’Brien-Ichikawa’s presentation is about Miss Milligan, who was one of the founders of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.
  • Bruce McEwan’s effort will be “Islay: Queen of the Hebrides."

Would you like to give a presentation at another Scottish Heroes event? We have suggestions for you or you can suggest someone you would like to investigate. Please call Bruce McEwan at 538-7707 or email him at bemacewan@gmail.com.


Let's Have a Parade on Tartan Day, April 6th, 2021

Start Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Zoom - registration required
Email Kevin at: kevin.bogan@gmail.com to register.

So, OK, we can’t have a parade down King Street. Let’s be creative, think of innovative ways to celebrate Tartan Day for ourselves and have an online parade. Come up with some novel celebratory ideas and carry out one or more of them. Show or tell us about what you did to celebrate.

Here are some starter ideas to celebrate outstanding achievements and contributions made by Scottish Americans:

  1. Make and wear a tartan mask,
  2. Devise and use a tartan background for your Zoom picture,
  3. Draw an appropriate picture or cartoon,
  4. Write a celebratory poem,
  5. Cook and eat something Scottish,
  6. Write a paragraph or so describing or celebrating one of your own Scottish ancestors,
  7. Play Scottish music,
  8. Do something else creative.

Scottish Heroes V, March 20, 2021

Start Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Zoom - registration required
Email Kevin at: kevin.bogan@gmail.com to register.

  • Black Agnes Randolf by Susan MacKinnon
  • Andrew Carnegie by Brian Bellah
  • Sir James Alexander Mirrlees and Angus Deaton (Nobel Laureates in Economics) by Bruce McEwan

 

Scottish Heroes, February 13, 2021

The Life, Impact, and Death of David Douglas

Presentation by Brian Richardson

Start Time: 6:00pm

 

 


Burns Night, January 23, 2021

Online With the Bard

Start Time: noon

Venue: Zoom - registration required

Featuring Scottish musician Bill Mullen, who will be joining us from Florida.

An optional Burnsday Haggis and Toasting Bag is available for people on O’ahu. Includes one can Caledonian Kitchen Highland Beef Haggis, two mini bottles of whisky, four Big Island cookies, and a paper program. All delivered by a kilted delivery person and a piper.

 


Scottish Heroes III

Saturday December 12th at 5:00pm (via Zoom)

We will be learning more about:

  • The Falls of Clyde— Bruce McEwen
  • Alexander Adams, singer, musician and songwriter — Tory Laitila
  • Ian McHarg, landscape architect and regional planner — Christopher Haig

Email Kevin at: kevin.bogan@gmail.com to register.


Scottish Heroes II

Saturday November 14th at 5:00pm (via Zoom)

We will be learning more about:

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, novelist — Kevin Campbell Bogan
  • George Douglas Freeth, Jr., local waterman — Hardy Spoehr
  • Neil Gow (pictured on the right), composer and fiddlerLisa Gomes

Email Kevin at: kevin.bogan@gmail.com to register.


Scottish Heroes I

Saturday October 17th at 6:00pm (via Zoom)

We will be learning more about:

  • Flora MacDonald, courageous heroine — Brian Bellah
  • Professor Sue Black, forensic anthropologist — Susan Anderson
  • Eric Liddell, rugby player — David Jeffrey
  • Josephine Tey, author of The Daughter of Time — Kristen Laitila

Arlene Holmes-Henderson and Matt Booth from Scotland
Sunday, September 27th 9:00 AM Hawaii Standard Time From the UK via Zoom

Arlene will talk on Scotland's response to COVID-19: Challenges and Triumphs.

Matt will speak on Brexit: What is happening now and what will happen next?

Please make your reservation for this program by contacting Kevin Campbell Bogan at kevin.bogan@gmail.com.

Details can be found in the September-October Newsletter (PDF)

Annual General Meeting - August 23rd, 2:00pm, via Zoom

Shipwrecks & Seafaring Stories of Hawaii’s Past, Thursday, July 30th, 4:30 to 5:30 via Zoom

Journey with Dr. Hans Van Tilburg of NOAA as he shares tales of survival and intrigue and other historical accounts of Hawaii’s underwater cultural heritage in this unique presentation. Learn more and register here.


The Wizard Meets the King - John Anderson meets King Kamehameha IV
Zoom presentaton by Hardy Spoehr
May 30, 2020 7:00pm Hawaii time
Register in advance is required for this meeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event

Presentation on the Journal of James Macrae, Botanist at the Sandwich Islands, 1825, Sunday, March 1st - with Brian Richardson

Burns Night, Saturday, January 25th, 2020 - Rantin' Rovin' Robin'

Date: January 25th, 2020
Start Time 5:00pm
Venue: Velocity at 888 Kapiolani Blvd

This year, there will be dancing with live band (Ferris Bueller Band) after dinner.


2019

Scottish Travel Tips

Saturday, November 9, 6:30 pm

Hokua Condominiums, Ocean Terrace Room 1288 Ala Moana Blvd

Are you anticipating a trip to Scotland or would you like to make such a trip? This could be the sweet event for you. Come to the Ocean Terrace at Hokua Condominium at 1288 Ala Moana Blvd. at 6:30 pm on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Bring a dessert or after-dinner snack to share. Coffee (regular and decaf) and tea (several kinds) will be provided, but you are welcome to contribute other adult drinks for the bar if you wish.

We will first review the map of Scotland with its various regions. Then some of our recent travelers will summarize their trips and pass along their own Scottish Travel Tips. We will hear about several kinds of trips with several different answers to common questions. You might even want to take notes and bring along your own questions. If you can’t manage to take a trip to Scotland in person, how about planning a fantasy trip?

Here are some of the questions that will no doubt be discussed: Where should I go? Should I focus on one or two geographical or cultural areas? Are there any sights that I should absolutely include in my first trip? How should I travel? Is driving difficult? Where should I stay? Should I take a tour or create my own itinerary? How far ahead do I need to book my arrangements? How do I estimate travel time required between various parts of Scotland? Where do I get reliable travel information at home and also while I am in Scotland? What should I take with me? When is a good time of the year to visit Scotland? Are there any special kinds of trips available that I might not think about?

Reservations are required for this event as it is a secured building and space is limited. Parking is free in the Hokua parking lot. Email Susan MacKinnon at susanmack1@mac.com for reservations. Donations welcome to offset costs.


The Quiet Man And Soup Supper

Sunday, October 20th
Hokua Condominium Ocean Terrace 1288 Ala Moana Blvd
5:00 PM

You probably have seen The Quiet Man over and over, and of course it is set in Ireland (not Scotland), but we think you will love to see the 1952 classic John Ford movie again (or for the first time). John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara and Barry Fitzgerald star in this 1953 Academy Award winning romantic comedy. We also will show a short Scottish video (to be determined).

We often love to have a soup supper to enjoy before our movies and this time is no exception. Members on the Society Council will provide the soups. Please bring a potluck pupu, bread, salad or dessert to share and help round out the meal. BYO adult drinks if you’d like. Non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

We’ll gather around 5:00 PM for socializing & pupus. The supper will start around 5:30 PM with the short feature at 6:30 PM and The Quiet Man will begin at 7:00 PM.

Reservations are required for this event as it is a secured building and space is limited. Parking is free in the Hokua parking lot. Email Susan MacKinnon at susanmack1@mac.com for reservations. Donations welcome to offset costs. 


"The Clearances"

The Highland Clearances
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 5:00pm
St, Clement's Episcopal Church
1515 Wilder Ave.

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Council member Philip Paradine has been studying the Clearances to be able to discuss what they were, how they came to be, and what were the consequences of the very lengthy period of time (approximately 1785 to 1850). This era had significant implications both to Scotland and to the U.S.

We will meet at St. Clement's Parish Hall to enjoy companionship and a potluck dinner. Paper goods and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. BYOB if you would like.

Between 1785 and 1850 the Highlands and Islands of Scotland witnessed a social and demographic upheaval in which tens of thousands of clansmen were removed from their homes and holdings to make way for large-scale sheep farming. Such agricultural 'improvement' intended to maximize the land's yield and the owner's income had swept the Lowlands in the 18th century causing some relocation and protest, but later this occurred mostly in the Highlands and Islands.

The Clearances were conducted in an autocratic and often brutal manner and impoverished a population which was also a distinct cultural entity with its own concepts of land tenure. Therefore the whole subject is (still) fraught with emotive undertones and remains both sensitive and contentious.

Clearances involved two distinct types of removal. On the one hand it was a program of resettlement within individual estates whereby tenants were evicted from the communal rigs and grazings of their forefathers to more marginal land, or to villages, usually on the coast. There they were settled on impoverished lots, later known as crofts, whose agricultural potential was poor but whose opportunities for fishing and kelping were supposed to compensate. The second type of removal, though not always forced, was often prompted by the failure of these new lots to provide a living. Population pressures, rent increases, downturns in fishing and kelping and above all the potato famine of 1846, resulted in destitution and hence emigration, either to the Lowlands or to the colonies. It has been widely believed that The Clearances were a major reason for mass emigration to North America and other colonies.

Whole townships were sometimes cleared and sometimes burned; tenants and their livestock were evicted, and the land enclosed to create sheep runs. In many areas tenants suffered from brutal treatment by landlords or their infamous agents, and notorious incidents occurred. Stories of atrocities are frequently told. For a time, some landlords, especially clan chiefs, still wanted numerous retainers and the government encouraged this to provide Highland troops for Napoleonic wars. Eventually a number of landed estates were sold to outsider non-Gaelic and non-Highland landlords leaving tenants feeling betrayed by their former protectors.
Adapted from Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland

 


Sunset Celtic Cruise on the Makani Catamaran

Cosponsored by SASH (The Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii) & FOSP (The Friends of Saint Patrick of Hawaii)

Saturday, August 3
Showtime: 5:00 pm
Sailing: 5:30-7:30 pm
Kewalo Basin Boat Harbor 
1009 Ala Moana Blvd, Slip F-1
(Ala Moana & Ward)

To RSVP, call Makani Catamaran (808) 591-9000, & tell them you are with the “Celtic” group. 

$40 per person includes:
  • Spectacular views of Honolulu, Waikiki, and Diamond Head at sunset aboard a beautiful catamaran
  • Includes island-style dinner buffet with hot and cold selections
  • Includes one complimentary drink, along with a full bar onboard
  • Sail with a friendly and experienced crew on a two-hour excursion along the coast

We will raise the Celtic flags, have a bagpiper pipe us out of the slip, and play Celtic music during the cruise. 
Casual Attire. Kilts welcome (but no regimental--it gets windy on this boat)
Parking available at Kewalo Harbor.
The regular adult price for this sail is $119! Please tip your crew generously. 
This event is open to the public--membership is not required. Feel free to share. Guests & all ages welcome!

For questions: registrar@standrewsocietyhawaii.org

See https://sailmakani.com for more info on The Makani Catamaran.

Hawaii Celtic Fourth of July Picnic 2019 (Note change of venue from previous years) 

Nimitz Cove Beach, Coral Sea Road, Kapolei

Hawaii Celtic Fourth of July Picnic
Thursday, July 4, 12:00 – 6:00pm
Nimitz Beach Cabana 1806

Co-sponsored by The Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii, The Friends of St. Patrick, & The Caledonian Society of Hawaii

This is a event!

Information is also available on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/388932968325532/

Members of Celtic groups, dancers, musicians & their guests/family welcome!

We'd like to thank you for your service to our Celtic community. 

Family-friendly. 

Celtic Organizations will provide: 
* hamburgers
* hot dogs
* buns
* condiments
* onions, lettuce, pickles
* beer
* sodas
* ice
* charcoal
* paper supplies/cups

What We Need You to Bring: 
* Potluck side dish or dessert to share
* Alcohol is okay -- NO GLASS BOTTLES
* Swimsuits, towels, water toys, and sunblock
* Musicians, feel free to bring your instruments

* NO PETS


Annual General Meeting with Bill Mullen, 2019

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Caledonian Movie Night

What We Did on Our Holiday
Saturday, May 4th, 5:30pm
St. Clement's Church

Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability... Find out how the rest of the family cope and see if the holiday will ever end. View summary at IMDB.

Potluck. Contact Jeannie Ferrier at jeferrier@msn.com, 808-271-0779


The Grand Scotch TourX

Grand Scotch Tour Poster

Friday, March 29th

The Plaza Club
900 Fort Street
5:30 to 8:30pm

Tickets are $85 pre-sale, $95 at the door, $70 for non-drinkers

For reservations, email bmcewan@hawaiiantel.net

For payment: https://squareup.com/store/hawaiian-scottish-association/item/grand-scotch-tour

All proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospital Walk-in Clinic


2018

New Member Welcome & a Film

Please come to 411 Hobron Ln. on Friday, September 28th at 6:00pm to welcome our new members and enjoy a romantic film from 1945, as well as a potluck supper. If you've been to one of these welcome parties, please bring a side dish to share. If you are new to our Society, please just come and enjoy yourselves! The Society will be BBQing a meat. There is no charge for this event but donations are appreciated.

Reservations are required. Please call Jeannie Ferrier at [not available] or email her at jeferrier@msn.com.

Directions to 411 Hobron Ln.: The building is in Waikiki. If you come either direction along Ala Moana Blvd., make a turn Mauka onto Hobron Ln. at the light at the Ilikai Hotel. 411 Hobron Ln. is on the corner of Hobron & Lipeepee St. Continue on Hobron Ln. Park in gravel lot behind the building (across from the Food Pantry). Tell security you are going to the event sponsored by Gregg Fraser, then proceed to the 5th floor party room.


SASH/FOSP Sunset Celtic Cruise on the Makani Catamaran

Saturday, August 11
Showtime: 5:00PM
Kewalo Basin Boat Harbor
1009 Ala Moana Blvd, Slip F-1 (Ala Moana & Ward)
https://www.facebook.com/events/435613826889063/

$40 per person includes:

  • 2-hour sunset sail with spectacular views of Honolulu, Waikiki, & Diamond Head, & a beautiful Hawaiian sunset!
  • Island-Style Dinner with Hot & Cold Selections
  • 1 Complimentary Drink (Choice of Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages)

To RSVP, call Makani Catamaran (808) 591-9000, & tell them you are with the “Celtic Cruise” group.  See https://sailmakani.com for more info on The Makani Catamaran

We will raise the Celtic flags, have a bagpiper pipe us out of the slip, and play Celtic music during the cruise.

Casual Attire. Kilts welcome (but no regimental--it gets windy on this boat)
Parking: available at Kewalo Harbor for $1/hour, cash or credit card.
This event is open to the public--membership is not required. Feel free to share. Guests & all ages welcome!

For questions: registrar@standrewsocietyhawaii.org


Annual General Meeting, 2018

Saturday, June 23, 11:00am to 2:00pm, The Oahu Country Club

The program for June 23rd, titled "Who Lived in Scotland Before it Was Scotland?" will take us back 5,000 years to the Neolithic Age when our ancestors built amazing stone circles long before Stonehenge. It will make special reference to Orkney, the group of islands 7 miles north of Mainland Scotland, which has long been known for its rich archaeological heritage of Stone Age structures, such as the huge chambered tomb of Maesehowe and the cozy underground houses of Skara Brae. New scientific techniques have recently revealed an enormous multi-building temple complex on the scale of the Acropolis in Greece, but 2,500 years older and currently being excavated.

Lillian Cunningham, Brian Richardson, and Bruce McEwan are coordinating this program with help from others members and featuring some spectacular photography.

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The Stone of Destiny

Saturday, May 26th, 5:30 to 9:00            

St. Clement’s Parish Hall, 1515 Wilder St. Honolulu

The Stone of Destiny is a fictionalized version of a true story about the Stone of Scone, the ancient carved stone on which Scottish Kings were crowned for centuries.  In 1296, England's King Edward I removed the stone to Westminster Abbey where it became part of the Coronation Throne there. In 1950 a small group of nationalistic students from Edinburgh surreptitiously entered Westminster Abbey, removed the stone, and took it back to Scotland. It is this exploit that the movie recounts. Now there are two stones, one in England and one in Scotland. It is said that nobody now knows for sure which is the original and which is the copy. The Scots, of course, believe the stone in Scotland is the original.    

A potluck soup supper will be prepared by Jackie Phillips and Susan Anderson. Please bring a pupu, bread, salad or dessert to share.  After supper, the movie The Stone of Destiny will be shown.  There is no charge for this event, but please consider a donation to help defray costs of renting the room.  


Highland Games, April 6th to 8th, McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Park — April 7th and 8th
We need volunteers to help with the Caledonian Society booth both days.  Please let me know if you are interested in talking to people and helping us generate new membership, find a recipient for our Scottish Education Research Grant (SERG), discuss our events both current and past, and/or just talk story with event-goers.   The HSA also needs many volunteers to help with the Festival.  Check out the website at www.hawaiianscottishassociation.org to see all the opportunities available.


Tartan Day — April 6


Princess Ka`iulani Tribute — April 5
Royal Mausoleum of Hawaii at 5:30pm

Grand Scotch Whisky Tasting — March 30
The Willows Restaurant


Irish - Scottish Family Roots and Relics Genealogy Workshops — Tuesday, March 20, 2018

8:00 AM  5:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI, 96813

Join experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation  to learn how to get the most out of Irish resources and gain tips and tricks for breaking down brick walls.  The seminar will explore strategies for researching Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors.  The programme content covers the whole island of Ireland, not solely Ulster. Topics covered will include:
• Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish family history research
• Understanding Irish townlands: and administrative divisions
• Using land records: Griffith’s valuation, tithe and estate records
• Census substitutes and other important genealogical sources
• Records related to the different Churches in Ireland
• Using printed sources for Irish family history
• Q&A and solving brick walls

There is a cost of $40.00 per person which includes your lunch and the meet and greet. 

Further Information Contact:
Brenda Reichel, Chieftain,
Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii
E-mail: poilady@aol.com

More about the Ulster Historical Society at: https://www.ancestryireland.com
Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UlsterHistoricalFoundation or Twitter at https://twitter.com/UlsterHistory

Here’s the link to register on Square:
https://squareup.com/store/the-saint-andrew-society-of-hawaii-sash/item/irish-scottish-family-roots-and-relics-genealogy-workshop

Here is the link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/158726818107731/?ti=icl


St. Patrick's Day Parade — Saturday, March 17th
Want to walk in the Parade? Everyone welcome. It's only about a mile and starts at Fort DeRussy. Meet on Kalakaua Ave. by 11:00 A.M. Wear your tartan (and a bit of green to keep the Irish from pinching!). We'll join the Saint Andrew Society and show off our Society.

Whisky Galore, March 3rd, 2018
This fun movie was critically acclaimed in its original 1949 version and is also getting great reviews in this version.  It's based on the real-life story of the shipwreck of the SS Politician and the local Scottish islanders who raided the ship of its cargo of 24,000 cases of whisky.   Meet at the Hokua condominium at 1288 Ala Moana Blvd. at 7:00p.m.  We'll bring the popcorn, Scottish ale, and a non-alcoholic drink as well.   There is no charge for this film but donations are always welcome to help defray costs.  A calabash bowl will be available.  


Full Steam Ahead Excursion, Saturday, February 10th

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January 27th, 2018
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 27, 2018, at the Oahu Country Club for cocktails, dinner, and a program both traditional and innovative.

Cocktails and music begin at 5:00pm, the Call to Pipes is at 6:15pm

Click here to visit the registration page

 


2017


Scottish Ship Building History 

Saturday, November 18, starting at 5:30 pm

We will have a fun Gratitude Potluck Dinner followed by a very special presentation on "Scottish Ship Building History."  This is the tradition that produced our favorite sailing ship, Falls of Clyde, which will be 139 years old in December. 

The event will be held in the parish hall of St. Clement's Church on the corner of Wilder and Makiki streets in Honolulu. 1515 Wilder Ave.

We are delighted to have as our speaker Dr. Hans Van Tilburg, who is Maritime Heritage Coordinator for the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration in the NOAA Office of Marine Sanctuaries, USA. Dr. Van Tilburg also teaches at UH Manoa where his students rate him as "an awesome teacher." Put this event on your calendar now.  It is sure to be entertaining and enlightening.

Reserve your place by calling Jeannie at [not available].  Cost for this evening is $5 per person and will include one “Tall Ship Cocktail" (adults only, 21 years of age and older) made by Chieftain McEwan.  You may then purchase another cocktail for $2.50 if desired. Non-alcholic drinks will be provided by the Society as well. Please bring a potluck dish to share with others.  If you’d like, please dress in costume of the period (nautical wear especially encouraged).  


Haunted Castles and Folktales 

Saturday, October 28th

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Hokua Condominium Ocean Terrace * 1288 Ala Moana Blvd. 

On Saturday, October 28th, come enjoy ghost stories & folklore from Scotland. Bring a potluck dessert or a savory snack to share with your fellow Caledonians while listening to haunting tales. The first tales of the evening will be told by some Society members who have already volunteered and prepared to do so. We expect that there will be time for other tales, so if you would like to bring a Scottish folk tale or ghost story to tell or read, please do so. 

Reservations are required so please call Jeannie at [not available]

There is no charge but please feel free to add to the calabash bowl. 

 

Hawaii Celtic Fourth of July Picnic 2017

July 4th, Noon - 6pm
Bellows Pavilion B
This is a FREE event!

Co-sponsored by:

  • The Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii
  • The Friends of St. Patrick, &
  • The Caledonian Society of Hawaii.

Members of Celtic groups, dancers, musicians & their guests/family welcome! We'd like to thank you for your service to our Celtic community.
Family-friendly.
RSVP: SASHawaii@icloud.com

Non-Military (without Military/DoD Identification Card): For those age 16 & older, we must have your RSVP, NO LATER THAN JUNE 26th. Please include NAME, DATE OF BIRTH, CONTACT PHONE NUMBER, and EMAIL ADDRESS of all attendees. We need this information so Bellows can do the background check and we can get you Base passes.

Active/Retired Military (with Military/DoD Identification Card): We don't need your date of birth, but we need your RSVP NO LATER THAN JUNE 26th so we can give Bellows a good headcount as part of the Pavilion Rental rules.

Celtic Organizations will provide: hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, cheese, onions, lettuce, pickles, sodas, ice, charcoal, and paper supplies/cups
What We Need You to Bring:

  • Potluck side dish or dessert to share
  • Alcohol is okay -- NO GLASS BOTTLES
  • Swimsuits, towels, water toys, and sunblock
  • NO PETS
  • All vehicles must have current drivers license, proof of insurance, proof of inspection, and current vehicle registration.

Download PDF


 

 

The Falls of Clyde paintingAn Invitation to the Annual General Meeting

Saturday, June 24th
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm
Oahu Country Club
150 Country Club Rd.
Honolulu

$27.00 Members - $32.00 Non-Members

Reservations required by June 16th

Click here for more details and to register.


 

Caledonian Society May Meeting

Topic: DNA Genealogy Basics
Sunday, May 7, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe

Festival & Highland Games - Hawaiian Scottish Association

McCoy Pavilion—Ala Moana Beach Park

Kick-off celebration at the Pavilion - 10th Annual Ceilidh
Friday, April 7th 5:00 to 9:00.
Tickets at the door: $3 each or $5 including one free drink
No reservations needed

Saturday, April 8th 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Clans, Scottish entertainment, Athletic competition, highland dancing, and much more
EXTRA! Entertainment & fun from 6:00 to 9:00pm

Sunday, April 9th 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Clans, Scottish entertainment, Athletic competition, highland dancing, and much more

Check out the website at www.hawaiianscottishassociation.org

To volunteer at the Caledonian Society booth, please email me (Susan) at: susanmack1@mac.com

8th Annual Grand Scotch Tour

Friday, March 31st 5:30 to 8:30pm
Willows Restaurant: 901 Hausten St.
Tickets are $85 (pre-sale) & $95 (at the door)
For Reservations call the restaurant at:
808-952-9200


Soup Supper

Friday, March 3, 2017, starting at 5:30 pm

At the Ocean Terrace at Hokua Condo. Bruce and Jackie will each make a pot of soup. Attendees are asked to bring potluck pupu, bread or dessert. A program will be given by Hardy Spoehr about "The Great HIghland Bagpipes in Hawaii," the subject he treats in his book. He will have visuals. It should be fun—because it's Hardy!

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

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)

 


2016

Pre-Hogmanay Ceilidh

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

Please phone Jeannie Ferrier at [not available] 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


2015

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


2014

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

Castles

GREAT SCOT!  David Douglas:  History & Mystery in Hawaii

New member picnic

Scottish pub food

Recipe contest - also read the compilation


2013

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


2012

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


2011

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


2010

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


2009

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


2008

Newsletters: January-FebruaryAugust-SeptemberOctober-November

2008 Burns Night Dinner

Orkney Afternoon with the Rev. Fiona Lillie

Soup Supper and Whisky Tasting


2005

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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