St. Andrew's Society Holds its Annual Tartan Ball
The St. Andrew's Society of the State of New York will hosts its annual Spring Tartan Ball on Friday evening, April 26, 2002 in the Baroque Room of the Plaza Hotel. The Highland evening dress or black tie event will begin at 7:30. The well known Mount Kisco Scottish Pipes and Drums will perform, while the music for dancing will be supplied by the Lester Lanin Orchestra.
There will be raffles for prizes including a trip to the British Isles courtesy of British Airways, Dinner for two at the Plaza Hotel's Oak room, a gift certificate for the Piper's Cove in Kearny New Jersey and a number of other prizes.
The St. Andrew's Society events are always well received and the Tartan Ball is one of the more dramatic of the festivities the Society hosts each year. If you are interested inlearning more about the St. Andrew's Society, check there web site at:
Watch our next issue for a report on the ball!
GOVERNOR PATAKI GETS REQUEST TO REACTIVATE THE NEW YORK 79th CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Gov. Pataki has been requested to reinstate the New York State 79th Regiment to active status, complete with its kilted dress uniform as part of the official New York State Militia. The request has received wide spread support from the Caledonian Society, Brigadier General Findlay of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, and the Kings County Republican Club.
Members of New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs have shown some interest in the project and have requested drawings of updated contemporary uniforms using modified current US Army dress blue jackets. These were designed by Tom Doran a gifted artist, writer and film director and Cecilia, who has been actively working with the construction of the Scotia News web site.
The reinstated unit would be an actual part of the New York State militia, and carry out all of the normal duties of the New York Guard, but they would have kilts in the Cameron of Erracht tartan as their official dress uniform In addition to their regular duties they would perform ceremonial duties such as color guards, close order drill and so on. It is hoped that they would have their own pipers attached to them.
The Scotia-News hopes that the governor will see his way clear to reactivate this historically significant unit soon as part of the New York State Guard.
Click here to see a slide show of the uniforms
SUMMERDANCE XIII, AUGUST 3, 2002
UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY LOBBY
Saturday, August 3, 2002 - 1:00 - 4:00 PM
[Warm-up dance at 12:30 PM, St. Bernard's Waltz]
Minimum Contribution for UNICEF: $15.00 Per Person
The New York Branch has been dancing at the UN General Assembly Lobby for the benefit of UNICEF since 1989, when asked by the RSCDS to participate in REEL-AID.
We ask your help to celebrate and to contribute for the survival and continuance of the good work UNICEF is doing all over the world. This year UNICEF needs your help more than ever. Please come to New York for SUMMERDANCE XIII
The New York Branch invites all experienced dancers to SUMMERDANCE XIII for the benefit of UNICEF. Men should wear the kilt and ladies should wear white with sashes, if possible. Program notes will be sent to those who include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with their contribution. If you cannot attend and wish to make a contribution it will be much appreciated.
For further information, contact: Sheila Wilson at: 212-744-1470 for information on the Internet;
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Please make all checks payable to: RSCDS-NEW YORK BRANCH
Send to: Sheila Wilson
901 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10021
SUMMERDANCE XIII PROGRAM AUGUST 3, 2002, 12:30:00 - 4:00 PM