The first official event for Clan Ewing will take place at the COSCA (Council of Scottish Clans & Associations) Caucus/Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games which will be held April 17-19 near Huntersville, North Carolina.
The Caucus begins on Friday, April 17, and incorporates a number of speakers, including Clan Ewing Commander Thor Ewing and the Lord Lyon King of Arms, Dr. Joseph Morrow.
The first ever Clan Ewing tent will be among the many Scottish clan tents at the Loch Norman Highland Games which commence on Saturday, April 18.
All Ewing kinfolk are encouraged to attend. Events and lodging information (including camping options) are outlined at www.lochnorman.com.
For information on COSCA caucus events, visit www.cosca.scot
This inaugural event will set the tone for Clan Ewing’s participation in future Scottish Festivals and Highland Games across the United States, Canada and the U.K.
The Clan Ewing Standing Committee, in conjunction with Thor Ewing, will establish guidelines and expectations for Clan Ewing tents at all future events. More about this in the EFA May Journal.
2015 promises to be a year of growth and change for the Ewing Family Association. The recent commission of Thor Ewing as Commander of Clan Ewing establishes a clear path for those EFA members who are interested in their Scottish ancestors. It marks a new phase which opens the way for an international clan presence.
While many of us will continue to search for our immediate family lines, those who feel the pull of the drama of the Scottish diaspora will have the opportunity to delve into the world of the Scottish Ewing family to learn more about our ancient origins. Future issues of the EFA Journal will continue to provide articles about our ancestors who settled in America, regardless of their genetic origins, as well as taking a fresh look at Scotland and Ireland.
Please join us as we move between the new Newsletter format and the established Journal for this year of growth and change.
Dear EFA Members,
This first printing of the EFA semi-annual newsletter represents a fulfilment of Bill Riddle’s vision: to publish the EFA Journal twice a year and alternate it with a newsletter, also to be issued regularly. Items of general interest that used to appear in the Journal can now be shared in a more casual format. The newsletter will be an excellent vehicle for us to informally share our thoughts about the organization, family genealogy, and other pertinent matters.
I think the newsletter is an exciting undertaking, and I look forward to its continuation. I predict the Newsletter will evolve as new issues are distributed. Let the editors know what you like and don’t like, and feel free to suggest innovations. The Newsletter will endure if it meets everyone’s expectations.
Wally Ewing, Chancellor
Dear Clansfolk and Cousins,
After a quite remarkable year in 2014, we now move forward with official recognition as one of the traditional clans of Scotland. I have accepted an invitation from the Council of Scottish Clans and Associations (COSCA) to attend the Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games in North Carolina. This will be a major gathering of clans, and will include among other notable guests Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor, Convener of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs, and Dr. Joseph Morrow, Lord Lyon.
Chelsi M. Ewing, Indianapolis, IN
Jessie Flynn, Cottonwood Heights, UT
Deborah L. Ewing, Istachatta, FL
Carla B. Gerding, Turners Station, KY
Michigan forensic historian, Wallace K. Ewing, was chosen to chronicle the 75-year history of the West Michigan Symphony and its more recent companion, the West Michigan Youth Symphony. Searching primarily through the Symphony’s long-forgotten files, concert programs, and the concert reviews and news releases of the principal newspapers of the area, he wrote Substance and Light: 75 Years of the West Michigan Symphony. Dr. Ewing’s book recounts facts, stories, reviews, photographs, and a timeline that traces the rich history of the Symphony and the place it has held in the local arts community for three-quarters of a century.