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Clan MacDonald Spring2012_issue2

Clan MacDonald Spring2012_issue2

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Published by: Thalia Sanders on May 25, 2012
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Hello Fellow Clansmen!So we’ve been through an exciting Spring Scottish season and it was a success. I saw a lot of you atthe games in Maryland this spring and will be able to concentrate on the Virginia games this fall.Special thanks go out to one of our newest members—Mary Sparks—who stepped forward toman the Clan Donald Tent at Bridgeport, WV. Mary had just joined Clan Donald a year prior andwas now on her own as convenor. Dave Rankin sat by his cell phone all day long and agreed to beher life-line….so everything went great. This spring saw almost perfect weather for our games.New on our agenda was Fort Lee in Virginia and the return of the Frederick Games. The gamesFrederick games were actually in Mount Airy, MD and the location and weather provedenchanting. Now down to business.In the last newsletter we mentioned a Clan Donald sword raffle. We’ve been about selling ticketsall spring and are set to hold the raffle drawing ….and more importantly……party at KillarneyHouse in Davidsonville, Maryland on 3 June 2012 beginning at 5PM. This has always been a lot of fun when Dave Ranking held the event and the food is great. This year part of your meal proceedswill be given back by the restaurant to support our Clan’s fund raising in support of the 2013 AGM.Your commissioners can provide you with the details on the dinner and Rick Keller has graciouslyagreed to post the details up on the Clan Donald Mid-East website and the details of the swordraffle and Irish restaurant are in the newsletter below.
Stan DarrochThe Clan Donald sword raffle and Killarney House dinner fundraiser are on Sunday, June 3rdstarting at 5:00 p.m. Directions and information are as follows;
From VA -
take I-95 into MD. Get off on exit 15 and take MD-214 East Central Ave towardsLargo. E/Central will merge onto MD-214. Restaurant is about 13 miles east of the beltway on yourleft.
From Route 50 in MD
(between Bowie and Annapolis) - Get off on exit 16 and take MD-424south/Davidsonville Rd. Take 1
Left heading east on MD-214 (E/W Central Ave). Restaurant isabout .8 mi on your left.584 W Central Ave
Davidsonville, MD 21035, (410) 798-8700,http://www.killarneyhousepub.com If you need further directions, please use Google Maps and use the address above to provide doorto door directions.The clan raises money if you order one of the dinners from the menu listed on page 2.
(continued on page 2)
Regional Commissioner Ramblings
In this issue:
Killarney HouseClan DonaldFundraiser andMenu
Clan DonaldSpring SwordRaffles
Story Corner:The Story of theWhite Pet
Spring 2012, Issue 2
Clan Donald Mid-eastA’ Bhratach—The Banner
Killarney House Dinner 
Clan Donald Fund Raiser Dinner Menu
Caesar Salad or Potato and leek soup
Entrée Selection:
Limerick Chicken Pasta
Tender chicken breast grilled with portabella mushroom diced and finished with a garlic creamsauce and tossed with grated Asiago cheese and fresh pasta
Powerscourt Salmon
 Fillet of Salmon oven baked to perfection and finished with a tomato and basil sauce. Servedwith garden rice and fresh market vegetables
Corned Beef and Cabbage
A first cut of corned beef, slow cooked for ten hours with a blend of herbs and spices until it islean and tender, served with braised cabbage, mashed potatoes and mashed carrots and parsnips
Crab Cake Salad
 A 5oz Jumbo lump crab cake, broiled and served over a romaine lettuce, crumbled blue cheese,walnuts, croutons and cranberriesDessert:
Irish Bread Pudding
Menu price- $25 per person plus tax and gratuity.$10 from each menu chosen will be donated to Clan Donald MEMenu will be available from 5.00PM onwards that eveningFor reservations call 410 798 8700
Page 2 — Spring 2012, Issue2
Clan Donald Mid-east
Killarney House Dinner (cont’d)
Page 3 — Spring 2012, Issue 2
Clan Donald Mid-east
Clan Donald Spring Sword Raffles
Clan Donald is raffling off two swords! One is a broadsword and the other is a Scottish claymore. The proceeds go to ClanDonald fundraising. The swords will be raffled off on Sunday, June 3rd at the Clan Donald dinner at the Killarney House.Here are the
rules for the raffle;
 1) You do not have to be present to win at the drawing.2) We have to be able to read your contact info on the ticket stub..so write legibly. If wecan’t read your phone number we will redraw.
3) Price is $5.00 per ticket or five tickets for $20.00.4) Each sword will be raffled separately so there will be two winners overall.This Scottish basket-hilt Claymore is the equal to any raised by clansmen as they overranthe English at the Battle of Falkirk on Jan. 17th, 1746. The pierced basket-hilt is a faithfulreproduction of one found on the Culloden Moor. The fully tempered high carbon steel blade is of the typical fullered, double-edge, broadsword pattern of the 1500's - 1800's. The basket also has a rich red cloth liner and a scabbard is included. Made byWindlass Steelcrafts®.
Overall: 39-1
2"Blade: 32-1
2" long, 1-3
4" wide, 3
16" thick Wt: 3 lbs/14 ozhttp://www.museumreplicas.com/p-197-brass-basket-hilt-claymore.aspx 
Pictured Right
: New Clan Donald memberBrandon Tucker preparing to defend thesacred hearth and home (if he wins theraffle). Basket Hilted Broad Swordpictured.
Pictured Left
: New Clan Donald memberBrandon Tucker preparing to defend the sacred hearth and home (if he winsthe raffle). Scottish Claymore pictured.The claymore you purchased was replicated by Paul Chen from a museum piecedated from the 15th century. The sword has authentic styling, is fully functionaland has excellent balance. The overall length is 54 3/4", the blade is 41" and theweight is 4lbs 14ozs. It is a very nice weapon from Cas Hanwei. BradleyImports supplies similar products for several highland games for prizes andraffle items.

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