Ranald MacDonnell of Glengarry, Sir Ian Macdonald of Sleat, Lord Macdonald of Macdonald, High Chief of ClanDonald, Ranald Macdonald of Clanranald, The Earl of Antrim, Chief of the McDonnell’s of Antrim
March 17th to March 22nd 2016 Geelong Victoria
On behalf of the High Commissioner Clan Donald Australia, State Commissioners, Presidents, executive committees and the members of the affiliated societies under the banner of the Clan Donald Australia I extend greetings.
We extend an invitation to all to attend the 2016 Forum for Clan Donald Australasia. The Forum will be held in the Geelong Bellarine area in Victoria, holding, as its centre piece, the Highland Gathering in Geelong on Sunday March 20th 2016.
During the weekend, starting on Thursday 17th March, with buses collecting attendees travelling into Tullamarine or Avalon, our host societies in Victoria will fire up the barbie for an introduction to Aussie culture “getting to know you” at 5.00pm. Then on Friday 18th we will take the buses down the Great Ocean Road to Port Campbell, Colac, Camperdown, Timboon and hopefully Warrnambool, with stops on the way to indulge in morning and afternoon tea, lunch, and finally dinner at Camperdown, hosted by the CWA and the Uniting Church. On the way we will call into Timboon Whisky distillery, and the ice cream factory over the road, of course.
Saturday, will see the buses taking people to the meeting at the Ocean Grove Bowling Club, lunch and morning and afternoon tea provided. Later on at the Marcus Hill Community Hall the Clan Donald Victoria annual Skye Social with all the Scottish trimmings.
Sunday will see us at the Geelong Gathering, breakfast being provided by the Clans Donald Victoria and Macdonald Yarraville. Following the Gathering we will indulge in a meal at one of the local establishments, and on Monday a farewell bbq will close off the weekend.
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Clan Donald Australia recognises the valuable assistance provided to our societies through DSS, OMAC, along with affiliations with Victorian Scottish Union, Scots of Victoria CoOrdinating Group, Scottish Heritage Group, Celtic Council