Benefits of Membership in Clan Donald USA
The normal reaction by most potential Clan Donald potential and actual members is to 'mentally' ask "What's in it for me? What do I get for my $30.00 dues?" Membership in our organization has a variety of benefits. Clan Donald offers more for our dues money than does many other clan associations. The benefits include:
- "By Sea, By Land," our national news magazine published twice per year.
- Regional newsletters published quarterly in most regions.
- Letters for Regional and State Commissioners sent periodically in most areas.
- News of various Scottish events and entertainment.
- Periodic contact by State Commissioners and Local Conveners.
- National, Regional and/or State Genealogists who will provide information and advice at no cost to the member.
- Clan Donald archival information available at the Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library located in Moultrie, Georgia.
- Clan Donald archival information available at the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale, Sleat Peninsula, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
- Clan Donald archival material and genealogy material is located at The Scottish Heritage Center at St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, North Carolina.
- Clan Tents at highland games and festivals in each region.
- Regional, state and local gatherings such as dinners, ceilidhs, picnics, outings, etc.
- Scholarship opportunities in areas of Scottish interest for yourself, children and grandchildren.
- Opportunities to share your interest areas with other Clan Donald members (genealogy, history, dance, music, etc.).
- Dues include spouse and all dependent children; families and younger members are welcome and encouraged to attend all Clan Donald functions.
- Availability of annual information and training sessions in each Region and/or State.
- Opportunity to participate in the preservation of Clan Donald lands, buildings and artifacts through the Clan Donald Lands Trust.
- Periodic opportunities for group travel to historic sites.
- A source of unique Clan Donald-related merchandise from our Central Ordering Service .
- Availability of self-catering apartments at the Clan Donald Centre on the Isle of Skye for those traveling to Scotland.
How to Join Us If you find a connection in our list of Names and Adherents, and you are eligible to join us, and you are interested in what we do, please fill out the interest form and the Membership Secretary will send you information and a membership application form, or stop by the Clan Donald tent at your local Highland Games.
Our dues are $30.00 Annually for a family or $500.00 for a Individual Life Membership.