The 2008 Clan Blair Society Annual General Meeting will be held in Livonia, Michigan in conjuction with the 159th Highland Festival of Detroit, held on August 3rd, 2008.
Our 2008 AGM is being organized by our new Vice President, Dr. Phil Blair Hill of Michigan. Already, Phil has been gathering information for our activities and lodging with the Detroit Festival people and the Livonia area.
As we get closer to the August event, we'll have more details on the location of our hotel, costs, and plans for our Annual Clan Blair dinner.
So, plan to join us and hold the dates of August 2nd through the 4th in reserve for our 2008 Annual General Meeting.
If you haven't joined us at an AGM yet, then here's what you can plan for...
Officers and members arrive at the chosen hotel on Friday. Friday afternoon or evening, the Annual CBS Board Meeting is held at the hotel. On occasion, there is an event to attend Friday evening or many of the members will gather for dinner together. The board meeting generally lasts between two to three hours. There is a lot to cover when we only meet once a year!
Saturday morning finds many members dining together for breakfast at the hotel or local restaurant. Then we're off to the Highland Festival for the day. Snacks, drinks, and comraderie are available at the Clan Blair tent. In the early afternoon, the official Annual Meeting of the membership is held. The President presents the state of the society and leads any discussions the members wish to cover. By late in the day, members return to their hotels to prepare for the evening events.
Saturday evening is the traditional Clan Blair Society Dinner at either the hotel or a local restaurant. A social hour convenes early in the evening before we all sit down to dinner. Traditionally, the piping in of the Hagis is done with some brave soul espousing Robert Burns' 'Ode to a Haggis. When available, entertainment is also provided. After dessert, members that wish stick about for some more socializing.
Sunday morning finds many members sharing breakfast as they prepare to either depart for home or return for a second day of Highland games festivities. A weekend far too short for gathering with our Clan kinship.
See you at the 2008 Clan Blair Society Annual General Meeting !