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Welcome to the Clan MacNicol Society of North America

Join the Clan
or Renew Your Membership Today! 

We your Clan MacNicol kinsmen and women of the Clan MacNicol Society invite you to join us in the preservation and celebration of our heritage.   Many people who are of the surname MacNicol / Nicolson / Nicol or other variation are relatively unaware of their history, tradition and descent from a once noble and powerful clan in the Northwest of Scotland.  We in the Clan MacNicol Society have been keeping the flame burning and now invite you to join us and take part in your history!
 

Benefits of Membership
 
  • An Authoratative History.  New members will receive a hard cover copy of our Clan history book, The Highland Clan MacNeacail (MacNicol): A History of the Nicolsons of Scorrybreac by W. David Sellar and Alasdair Maclean.
  • Our Newsletter.  The Clan MacNicol Society publishes the Scorrybreac Newsletter twice per year.  We are proud of this publication which is loaded withinformation about the Clan around the world and includes articles on current events, ancestry, history and much more!
  • A Family Connection.  The clan is a large extended family.  Getting involved with our activities and events bring us all closer together and create a common bond.
  • Personal Involvment.  Clan representation at local Scottish events and Highland Games create a connection to the community and boost Clan membership.  We welcome your assistance in manning a tent and getting involved!


Who May Become a Member?

Membership is open to anyone prepared to be loyal to our Chief - often those people bearing the name Nicolson / Nicol / Nicoll / Nicholson / Nicholl / MacNicol / Nicols / Nichols, etc. in any of its various forms and spellings,  spouses or descendants of such people; members of our Sept, the Nimmo family, or anyone wishing, for loyal reasons, to become a member of the Clan.

We welcome you, and remember, it doesn't have to be a passive membership - you are welcome to participate in any Clan activities and events. If this is something that might interest you - just let us know!


How to Apply for or Renew Membership to Clan MacNicol Society of North America

NEW MEMBERS:  Cost of membership for US and Candian citizens is $35.00 (US and CAD).  You may also choose to donate $5 toward Clan Society Operations fund if you so desire. 

  • Simply complete the website Member registration form to join the website. When this is completed, you will be redirected to the Membership Fees payment form.  That's it!   You can immediately access the private areas of the Clan Portal.
  • If you are unable to make a payment online or simply wish to submit payment through the postal system, complete and submit the Member registration form which will allow us to establish your credentials for the private areas of this site. Once redirected, you will be given the option to print a copy of the New Member Application form and mail it with your check made out to The Clan MacNicol Society, Inc., to the address below.
  • If you so desire, you may skip the Member registration entirely and print a New Member Application form.  Mail the form with a copy of your check to the the address provided below.  


RENEWING MEMBERS:  Our Chief requests the three Clan societies (Scotland, Australasia and North America) to help out with the annual upkeep of the Clan lands at Ben Chracaigh near Portree.  We therefore request that with your membership renewal, each member donate an extra $5 or more above the standard fee.  Your additional donation will be transferred to the Scorrybreac Fund, Inc., a U.S.-based tax-deductible 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  Thus, the total cost of a household membership for one year (including an extra donation of $5) is now the same for the U.S. and Canada in each country's respective currency $35 ($30 + $5).  You may also choose to donate $5 toward Clan Society Operations fund if you so desire.

  • If you are already a member of Clan MacNicol Society of North America, but have never applied for credentials on this portal, simply complete the website Member registration form to join the website. When this is completed, you will be redirected to the Membership Fees payment form.  That's it!   You can immediately access the private areas of the Clan Portal and your annual dues are paid.
  • If you have credentials on the site and want to renew your annual membership, login to the site and complete the renewal online.  
  • If you are unable to make a payment online or simply wish to submit payment through the postal system, complete and submit the Member registration form which will allow us to establish your credentials for the private areas of this site. Once redirected, you will be given the option to print a copy of the Renewal Application form and mail it with your check made out to The Clan MacNicol Society, Inc., to the address below not later than July 31.
  • If you so desire, you may skip the Member registration entirely and print a Renewal Application form.  Mail the form with a copy of your check to the address provided below.  
  • NOTE:  If you have already paid for the year and wish your credentials for the Portal be activated, send an email to the Clan Membership Director to have the Portal priviledges activated.

US residents should mail a check and completed form to:

Clan MacNicol Society, Inc, Membership
ATTN:  Jeremy Nicholson

P.O. Box 501166
Atlanta, GA 31150-1166 


Canadian residents should mail a check and completed form to:

Clan MacNicol Society, Inc, Membership
ATTN:  Jacques McNicoll
202 Berlioz, Apt 203
Verdun, QC H3E 1B8 


REFUND POLICY

If you made an error in joining the Clan MacNicol Society or making a donation to it, we will give you a refund provided you contact us within 10 (ten) days of joining and making your payment