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2016 International Clan MacNicol Gathering in St. Augustine, Florida
October 6-9 2016

Clan MacNicol Society of North America cordially invites Clan members from all over the world as well as their relatives and friends to the 2016 Inernational Gathering from Thursday evening, Oct 6 2016 to Sunday Evening, October 9 2016 in St. Augustine, Florida.  This will be a biennial Gathering with the participation of our Clan Chief, John MacNeacail of MacNeacail and Scorrybreac and his wife Jenni who will be joining us from Australia along with their son Luke and daughter-in-law Kate and their children, and their son Adam and daughter-in-law Natalie.  The gathering will be hosted by Cliff and Claudia Wolf and the North American Society Directors.  
Preparations are underway for an enjoyable weekend which will feature the now-traditional welcome informal dinner, group meals, a gala Ceilidh, a Clan membership meeting, and tourist excursions in and around St. Augustine.  For out-of-town participants, a block of rooms has been secured at the Holiday Inn St. Augustine - Historic District for the affordable nightly rate of US $109 + 10% tax.  Hotel room reservationsare each individual participant's responsibility and can be made by going to the Holiday Inn St Augustine Historic District. Once the page comes up, select the link for "Have a Group Code?"  When the box appears, type in CMG to receive the correct rate.  Press CHECK AVAILABILITY and you will find rooms still available at the proposed rate and some upgraded rooms.  Reservations can be cancelled up to 24 hours before the date of arrival.   You can also make your reservation by calling 904-494-2100 and ask for RESERVATIONS, and then ask to book under the "Clan MacNicol Gathering 2016".  If you have difficulties with the web site or getting through on the phone, feel free to email Samantha O'Boyle, Director of Sales at the Holiday Inn and Suites, St. Augustine. 
Attendance at the Gathering is by advance registration only.  Participants may attend one, several or all the events of the Gathering as they wish.  As the events are formalized they will be made available on this page.  There are many things to do in St. Augustine and the Central Florida area, so participants are encouraged to take full advantage of the many tours and attractions in St. Augustine and along the florida Atlantic Coast.  Those planning to attend should complete the Registration Form and return it per the instructions on the form.

Clan MacNicol Lands Need Your Continuing Support

The Clan Land at Ben Chracaig Portree is a magnificent focus and heritage for all members of Clan MacNicol.
Maintenance, insurance and upkeep are a constant which needs to be funded.
Friends of Scorrybreac Lands was established so that those living anywhere in the world could still contribute to the maintenance and upkeep;  by pledging and paying a sum equivalent to GBPounds 50 ($80) annually.
Less than 1 cup of coffee a week.
This Fund has recently been neglected and ignored!
For the past year the only amounts received were: 2 from Canada, 5 from USA (many did donate a small sum with their membership renewal to total $1350, thank you all)
and 18 from Australia, plus New Zealand members paid for the replacement of a dilapidated bench on the Lands.
To properly fund the works necessary and to have the Clan Lands in tip-top shape for next year’s 2014 World Gathering in July we aim for 60 members.    It is not too late!
See our Friends of Scorrybreac Lands (FoSL) link  and become a FRIEND today!
Mal NicolsonFoSL coordinator