Clan MacLeod Society Meets in Alexandria
You couldn’t ask for better weather for a meeting and parade over the week-end. Clan MacLeod Society met for their winter meeting in Alexandria on Friday and then walked in the annual Scottish Christmas walk in Olde Town, Alexandria, Virginia.
Business of the Society and of the Dunvegan Foundation was conducted on Friday. We took care of outstanding business during the Society meeting and awarded grants totaling $27,500 during the Dunvegan Foundation meeting. Some of that money was awarded locally. Ann McLeod, Clan MacLeod Society Migration Director, was awarded a grant of $500 for software and materials needed to conduct the genealogy program for Clan MacLeod Society USA. Also, the Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy library, which is part of the Moultrie public library, was awarded one thousand dollars. The Ellen Payne Odom section is caretaker of certain Clan MacLeod materials.
We then participated in the annual Scottish Christmas Walk. The walk is sponsored by the Masons and has been in existence for almost forty years. Over a hundred Scottish Clans and Societies were represented in the one and one half mile walk through Olde Town. The sidewalks were crowded with happily cheering throngs of people from all over the region. Clan MacLeod had representatives from Florida to Connecticut and as far west as California. Folks from the Southwest, Midwest, Atlantic and Pacific and, of course, the South areas were represented. Ann and I ably represented Madison, Florida.