2013 Clan MacNicol Society North America Gathering - 11-13 Oct 2013

Clan MacNicol Society of North America announces with great pleasure that it will hold its 2013 North American Gathering along with the Annual Directors’ Meeting in Concord, California, U.S.A. from Friday evening through Sunday, October 11 through 13 (the second weekend in October which is Columbus Day weekend in the U.S. and Canadian Thanksgiving weekend).

All members, families and friends are cordially invited to join the Society’s Officers and Directors for an extended weekend of leisure activities, sightseeing, socialising, entertainment, information sharing and dining.  To register your participation, please complete an attendance form to the organizer, Dale Nicoll by JULY 30. 


Concord, a lovely historical town in scenic Contra Costa county, offers a host of leisure activities. Dale and Marilyn Nicoll have kindly volunteered to set up a full program for the weekend. Projected events currently include:

Friday evening: Informal dinner
Saturday: Directors’ meeting, group leisure activities and evening Ceilidh
Sunday: Clan information meeting, group leisure activities and informal farewell dinner 

The principal venue for the 2013 Gathering will be the Concord Hilton at 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, California 94520, U.S.A.

Dale has reserved a block of non-smoking rooms (either single or double) at the Concord Hilton at the favorable rate of US$97 per night plus 10% tax and a daily resort fee of US$1 per room. These special rates can be extended to 2 nights before the event (October 9 and 10) and 2 nights afterwards (October 13 and 14), subject to room availability. Upgrades are also available at higher rates.Gathering participants must make their own hotel reservation as soon as possible, but absolutely no later than September 1, 2013. Please contact the Concord Hilton Reservations Department directly by toll-free phone at 800-826-2644. Callers must mention our group name Clan MacNicol Society to ensure that they receive the appropriate rate and are included in the guest room block attendance.Concord can be reached by air via two major airports: San Francisco International Airport (Code: SFO – 45-60 minutes drive), and Oakland International Airport (Code: OAK - 25-30 minutes drive).For participants who choose to fly but don’t wish to rent a car, both San Francisco and Oakland airports are linked to Concord by the BART rail system (Bay Area Rapid Transit).Furthermore, the Concord Hilton has a free minibus shuttle which can pick up guests at the Concord BART station: call the hotel at 925-827-2000 to make arrangements. 

For further information about the 2013 Gathering, email Dale.