Newsletters

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>

February 2018 Newsletter

Dear St. Andrew’s Society,

As February unfolds, I can’t help but reflect still on the season of Burns during which we celebrate the life and work of Scotland’s own Rabbie Burns – the Bard of Ayrshire, the Ploughman Poet: to Robert Burns! Congratulations to 2nd VP Allen Cary as Event Chair – for organizing and MC-ing …read more>

January 2018 Newsletter

Dear St. Andrew’s Society:

I’ll begin by wishing us all a Happy New Year! May it also be a productive and prosperous year – which continues to build upon the good work we’ve been about in 2017. Before highlighting some of the activities and events that we look forward to in 2018, I would like to …read more>

December 2017 Newsletter

Dear St. Andrew’s Society of San Francisco,

In this festive season – I would like to first wish you: Happy Saint Andrew’s Day! Indeed on November 25th we celebrated the occasion – our 154th Annual Banquet & Ball. Kudos and many thanks to 1st VP-event coordinator Francesca McCrossan (and her support team) who put on a …read more>

October Newsletter

Dear St. Andrew’s Society of San Francisco,

Normally I would like to lead off with cheerier news, but the passing of beloved Past President – William (Bill) Campbell Blair on September 21st is what’s on my mind. Fortunately, I had the opportunity of visiting with Bill and his family prior to his passing, so I will …read more>

September Newsletter

Dear St. Andrew’s Society of San Francisco:

I’ll start off the September newsletter and dive right into my report of the weekend to which we look forward each year with anticipation – The Pleasanton Highland Games…the event’s 152nd annual this year. The Caledonian club reminds us that the Games have always gone on – despite World …read more>