Welcome to the Scottish American Society of the Quad Cities!

We're a community of people who come together to celebrate Scottish history, culture, and tradition, and our connections with our Celtic "cousins." If you're interested in Scottish and or Celtic history and tradition, you're more than welcome to join us! Events (in non-COVID years) include traditional celebrations, such as our annual Robert Burns Dinner, Beltane, Tartan Day, Samhain, and St. Andrews Day, and we also support other groups that promote Scottish/Celtic traditions, heritage, and culture. You may find us at the Celtic Festival and Highland Games, hosting an annual Scottish Golf Day, or at Blackhawk Pipes and Drums performances.

It is a great organization of friendly people, and we are always accepting new members. Scottish heritage or ancestry is not required. Please see our membership page, and do join us at an event. 


 March with us on August 28! 

St. Patrick’s Bi-State Parade August 28

There's an Irish holiday everywhere, and we want to support our Celtic Cousins who couldn't hold the parade at its usual time in 2020 or 2021! Here's how you can join the fun:

  1. Help us construct the float, Sunday, August 22 at 1:00 p.m. and Friday, August 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bill and Mary Sterba home. If interested, contact us for the address.
  2. Day of the parade: Saturday, August 28: Walk along with the float to distribute candy an interact with the crowd. At least two members will ride on the float to refill candy buckets. You may opt to walk all or part of the parade route.
  3. Can't walk but want to help? We could use some candy donations! 
We haven’t yet received our assignment for location in the parade, so if you can participate in any of the dates listed above, please contact Bill or Mary Sterba at 309-755-1285, 563-508-3840 or wrsterba@sbcglobal.net. They will have the information re: the float assignment location and time to meet closer to the parade date.
 
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Celtic Night Out on Saturday, July 17 Was a Great Success! 

98 of you joined us for a ceildih night of food, haggis, fun, bagpipes, and trad tunes! We also had seven new memberships come in that night, bringing our total membership up to 122! Thanks to everyone who joined us for a fine party, and to the Black Hawk Pipe Band of the Quad Cities for bringing the pipes, and to Barley House Band for providing traditional Celtic and American tunes. 
 
Thanks for hanging in there! 
 
We appreciate those of you who have continued to renew your memberships, and your faith in the future of our organization. Your memberships and support help us continue planning for better days. 
 
One thing that hasn't cancelled is our pride in Scottish culture, and our hope to see you again in person. All of the previous social, education, and travel ideas are still on the table for a day when we can safely gather and travel again. Please stay well and safe at home. 

Flowers of the Forest

Our sympathies on the losses of Clevelyn Scott and John "Scotty" McFedries, Roger Stancliff, and Agnes Koresko. If you are aware of a passed member, please do reach out so we can recognize them. Our condolences go out to the families and friends of these long-time society members. They will be much missed.  
 
2020 donations: 
  • Cafe' on Vine, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Stancliff family (memorials)
In 2019, the SAS supported several efforts to promote Celtic culture, and the Quad Cities as a whole. These included:
  • Flood Relief efforts at the Salvation Army of the Quad Cities
  • Efforts to rebuild the Irish Football Club of the Quad Cities. The team includes people from all backgrounds, including Scots, and is working on a youth team. 
  • Scottish dance instruction through Studio A Dance Company and Colleen's School of Celtic Dance. Our thanks to the dancers who performed at our 2020 Burns Night! 
 See our Events page for a photo
 
Our thanks to members who supported Birdies for Charity, the Scottish Golf Event, and other fundraising efforts.  
 
Are You in Pictures? Click on the "Gallery" tab at the left! 
 
Facebook Users:  Check out and "Like" the "Celtic Newsbytes of the Quad Cities" page for interesting information on Celtic happenings in the QC area!  
  
Contact Us
 
Mailing address: P.O. Box 132, Moline, IL 61266
 
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