SAINT ANDREW'S SOCIETY HOLDS TARTAN BALL
On April 26th of this year, the St. Andrew's Society of New York had its Annual Spring Tartan Ball in the Baroque Room of the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan.
There was a fine dinner. The music (supplied by piper Larry Cole and the Mt. Kisco Pipe Band) was excellent. In addition, Mr. Harlan Whatley organized a silent auction of wonderful objects which was a great hit with the guests. There were a number of raffles of all kinds of whiskies and shortbreads supplied by the manufacturers.
John Mauk Hilliard, President of the St. Andrew's Society introduced the two St. Andrew's scholarship winners: Meredith Osborn from Harvard University who will be attending the University of Edinburgh and James E. Meyerle from the University of Virginia who will attend St. Andrew's University.
The Ball went on until late in the evening, and terminate with a parade through the Plaza Hotel.
Click here for a slide show of the dinner.
HARLAN WHATLEY NAMED ST. ANDREW'S SOCIETY HISTORIAN
The Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York elected Harlan Douglas Whatley to the position of Historian of the Society at a meeting of the Officers and Board of Managers on May 30th, 2002. The announcement was made official that evening at the Society's semi-annual general meeting by former Historian and Vice-President, Duncan A. Bruce, at the Society's Manhattan offices. Mr. Bruce and Mr. Whatley will work together on a new edition of the Society's history which is scheduled for release in 2006, the 250th anniversary of the Society, which is New York's oldest charity.
Mr. Whatley's writing has been published in An Cuimean: the Newsletter of Clan Cumming Society, An t-Albannach: the Newsletter of the New York Caledonian Club, Dispatch: the Journal of the Scottish Military Historical Society, U.S. Scots and the soon to be released, Encyclopedia of New York State. He is currently in post-production on a historical documentary, The Tartan Apple: the Scots in New York City.
"We are thrilled to have Harlan D. Whatley serving in the capacity of Historian of the Society," said President, John Mauk Hilliard. "We look forward to his contributions."
LAWRENCE TESTA CREATES SCOTTISH AMERICAN WEB SITE FOR GRADUATE COURSE
Lawrence Testa, a student in a graduate program in library science at Queens College was given an assignment to create a web page on a topic of his choosing. He chose to do one on Scottish Americans.
We are very happy to see that there are students out there who are doing work on Scottish American topics. We certainly hope that any students or teachers who read this will let us know if there are any original pieces of research done by the students that could be published in The Scotia News.
Please be sure to let us know if you know of anyone who has written something that you consider worth while. We will submit it to our editors and if they approve we will be happy to print the work in the paper.