MESSAGE FROM OUR COMMISSIONER
Greetings to all.
In ancient times, warfare was held in abeyance during the winter months, because snow in the passes, etc. made travel virtually impossible. Even today wintry weather tends to inhibit outdoor activities such as Highland gatherings, so there has not been a great deal happening since the last “Strawberry Leaves”.
I hope all of you remembered to wear your Fraser tartan with pride on July 1st. Apart from the Kirking of the Tartan at Scots sChurch, there was no big celebration in Victoria for the International Day of the Tartan, so it was left to individual groups to do something. Our Scottish Country Dance group held a “Tartan Social” at which all the dances had some connection with tartan or the clans, including a dance called “Fraser’s Favourite”.
With the warmer weather coming in the next months, hopefully we will all be a bit more active. Remember to keep your eyes open for opportunities to promote our clan and to recruit new members to our society. Perhaps you could find the time and energy to take a more active part and maybe attend some of our meetings or other activities.
Best wishes to you all from your Commissioner,
Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ur
IS YOUR NAME:
All the above names and their various spellings are Sept names of Clan
The Clan Fraser Society of Australia is one of the four national
societies operating world wide under the authority of the Rt. Hon. Lady
Saltoun, Chief of the name of Fraser, and the Rt. Hon. Lord Lovat,
Chief of the Clan Fraser of Lovat.
Our aim is to keep alive our Scottish
heritage, and cultivate the spirit of kinship among descendants of our
Scottish ancestors. Member are invited to include their family trees on
our computer data base to aid themselves and other members with family history research.
If you have a Fraser connection and
would like to learn more about your heritage, you are eligible to
become a member of any State branch of the Clan Fraser Society of
[see the membership page]