2007 - The Year in Review Scottish Society of Tidewater January 2nd, 2008
The Mission of the SST • Preservation and study of Scottish culture • Monthly programs • Special events (Tartan Day, Wallace Day) • Educational events (Coventry Elementary) • Cooperation with like-minded groups and organizations here and abroad • St. Andrew’s Society of Tidewater • Williamsburg and Richmond Celtic Festivals • Philly Midwinter Celtic Festival • St. Andrew’s Society of the Adirondacks • Gaelic College of St. Ann’s (Cape Breton)
Monthly Programs - 2007 • Scottish Jeopardy • Highland Regiments • Author Ian McCulloch • Jamestown 400th Anniversary • Stacey Hood • Genealogy • Donna Hubner • Clan Presentations • Scott MacGregor, Wil Phillips
SST Special Events • Ocean View St. Patrick’s Day Parade • Tartan Day Ceilidh at Grand Affairs • Azalea Festival Parade • Boardwalk History Fest • 2nd Annual William Wallace Day • Norfolk Grand Illumination • SST Christmas Ceilidh
Educational Outreach • Gaelic language, music, and piping demonstration at Tallwood High School in Jan. ‘07 • Oct. ‘07 - Read Aloud Virginia Program • Scottish Ceilidh hosted by Coventry Elementary School in Yorktown • An evening of Scottish music, piping, singing, Gaelic language and cultural demonstrations • We plan to do much more of this in 2008!
Scottish Walk/Dancing in the Streets/Hogmanay • Outstanding crowd for this year’s Scottish Walk in Portsmouth • Many thanks to John McGlynn for his hospitality in hosting “Dancing in the Streets” following the walk • A big thank you to Tom and Lynette Crouch for a wonderful Hogmanay/First Footing party at their home in the evening
Upcoming Events • The next couple of months are VERY busy for the local Celtic community … • Please check the website regularly for updates – thanks, Scott! • Here is a partial list of upcoming events … again, check the website for specifics on location, pricing, etc.
Upcoming Events • Jan. 6th - Special viewing of “The Water Horse” at Kempe’s River Cinema Café • Jan. 17th - The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and The Coldstream Guards @ CNU Ferguson Center - $50/$44/$39 • Jan. 19th – Tidewater St. A’s Burns Nicht • Jan. 26th – Williamsburg St. A’s Burns Nicht
Upcoming Events • Early Feb. – Polar Plunge – Police Emerald Society fundraising event to follow @ Murphy’s • Feb. 15th - 17th – Philly Midwinter Celtic Music Festival (see Lynnette/Edward for more details)
Upcoming Events • Mar. 4th – Natalie McMaster @ Ferguson Center at CNU • Mar. 9th – TIAS Finnegan’s Wake @ Church of the Ascension • Mar. 12th - Chieftains @ Sandler Center • Mar. 15th – Ocean View St. Patrick’s Day Parade • Mar. 29th - Battlefield Band @ Ferguson Center at CNU
Upcoming Events • Tuesday, March 11th • Special FREE Concert featuring “Heritage Aire Celtic Ensemble” of the USAF Heritage of America Band • Virginia Beach Central Library - 7pm • Sponsored by the Scottish Society of Tidewater
Next SST Meeting Wednesday, February 6th, 2007 Guest Speaker: Larry MacCauley