About Us

The Society is a community of people in the Quad Cities area that come together to promote and encourage Scottish history, culture, and tradition in specific, and Celtic culture in general. During the year we have opportunity to get together and celebrate such traditional occasions as the Robert Burns Dinner, Beltane, Tartan Day, Samhain, St. Andrews Day and others.

Additionally we support other groups and organizations that promote Scottish and Celtic tradition such as the Celtic Festival and Highland Games each September, an annual Scottish Golf Day, and the Blackhawk Pipes and Drums.

We invite you and your family to join us! If you have an interest in Scottish and/or Celtic history, culture and tradition, then we invite you to join! No Scottish heritage (or kilt) is required! Please see our Join Now page for Membership Application link. Annual dues are just $10.00 per person, or $20.00 for a family.

 Current Officers of the Society/Board of Directors

  • President:                Bill Sterba 
  • Vice President:        Henry Marquard (interim)
  • Treasurer:                Judy Hawthorne
  • Secretary:                 Gale Hoff
  • Membership:            Mary Gloeckner
  • Newsletter:               Judy Hawthorne and Sue Grant
  • Scottish Golf Day     Darren Low
  • Lisa Lockheart:         Publicity, website
  • Henry Marquard:      Governance, Admin, and Legal
  • Rich Stewart:            Treasurer
  • Kait Meeker:             Secretary, 2019 Burns Dinner chair
  • Jill Yates                   Board member at large 
  • Ron Stuart                Board member at large 
Board meetings are held more or less monthly at The Manor, 1104 Kimberly Road, Bettendorf. 
Members are always welcome to attend. For details, Contact Us or see the Events Calendar. 
Society By-Laws can be viewed HERE 

Scottish Clans in our Membership: 
Clan McPherson         Clan Stewart           Clan Spalding         Clan Craig
Clan MacRae              Clan Campbell        Clan Murray           Clan Stuart
Clan McThomas         Clan Thomson         Clan MacLaren      Clan Drummond
Clan Elliot                  Clan Watson            Clan MacIntire       Clan Work
Clan Graham              Clan Douglass         Clan Davis             Clan Morrison
Don't know your clan?  No problem!   Clan affiliation (or really, Scottish ancestry in general) is not required for membership in the Society! 
The Scottish American Society of the Quad Cities is an approved 501(c) 3 organization. 


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