Newsletters

March 2019 Newsletter

Dear St. Andrew’s Society,

It’s St. Patrick’s Day as I write this, and I am thinking about change. Early this month, our Trustees and Officers came together for a morning of Professional Development. In the past 10 years, some aspects of the Society have changed tremendously, and as leaders we were keenly aware that the best …read more>

February 2019 Newsletter

Dear St. Andrew’s Society,

It’s a season of firsts. We have just held our first Burns Supper at the City Club of San Francisco. It was a spectacularly successful evening and I would like to heartily and warmly thank our new 1st VP, Allen Cary. Through his dedicated efforts, 150 people filled the room, and many …read more>

January 2019 Newsletter

Dear St. Andrew’s Society,

As an extension of the First Foot tradition which we performed at our Hogmanay celebration – please accept my wish for good tidings in this New Year…lang may yer lum reek!

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Winter 2018 Newsletter

Dear St. Andrew’s Society,

Well, I’m just about on my way out…so, please bear with me for one final newsletter.

Change is in the air – both seasonal and SASSF leadership-wise, but also generational within our guid Society…so, we will now have the opportunity to navigate these changes well together.

Read the Winter 2018 Newsletter

Fall 2018 Newsletter

Dear St. Andrew’s Society,

In addition to my update regarding our upcoming SASSF elections for the coming term 2019-20/21, I’ll take a few minutes now to review our activities of late Summer, and will then point the way forward into the Fall season.

Read the Fall 2018 Newsletter

Summer 2018 Newsletter

Dear St. Andrew’s Society,

Pausing for a moment to take account of Summer thus far, and also to look forward briefly to the upcoming Pleasanton Highland Games, and the Fall Season beyond. First – kudos and thanks to Irene and Brian for helping get the summer off to a good start by generously hosting this year’s …read more>

June 2018 Newsletter

Dear St. Andrew’s Society,

As we approach mid-year, with Summer almost upon us – we can reflect on what has been a good year so far – noting much progress and many accomplishments. At the May 21st member meeting for example – Board of Student Assistance Chair Kitty Lenhart brought the good news that her committee …read more>

May 2018 Newsletter

Dear St. Andrew’s Society,

Well, the “big month,” the occasion for which we’ve all been patiently waiting – is finally upon us: The Royal Wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Henry of Wales. Interestingly, you may recall that Bard Irene Waldman Costello shared with us last month her research – that Miss Markle might likely also be …read more>

April 2018 Newsletter

Dear St. Andrew’s Society,

After first acknowledging National Tartan Day (April 6th) – I would like to begin with a big round of thanks to our St. Andrew’s Society for pulling together and doing good work. To Jack Ryder for stepping up last minute last month and putting on a great presentation – which highlighted Scottish …read more>

March 2018 Newsletter

Dear St. Andrew’s Society,

I’ll begin by wishing our readership Happy Spring, as the Vernal Equinox approaches (March 20th)! Circling back to where we left off last month in February…As mentioned, we would close out this year’s Burns season by joining sister society – St. Andrew’s Society of Oakland at their annual Burns Supper in Pleasanton …read more>