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.
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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