welcome to the scottish american society of the quad cities

Who are we? We're a community that comes together to promote and encourage the appreciation and awareness of Scottish culture, history, and traditions, and those of our Celtic cousins as well. Get-togethers often celebrate traditional occasions, such as Robert Burns Dinner, Beltane, Tartan Day, Samhain, St. Andrew's Day, and we support independent events and groups that also promote Scottish and Celtic culture, such as the  Celtic Festival and Highland Games, an annual Scottish Golf Day, and the Blackhawk Pipes and Drums.

Membership is always open to anyone with interest in Scottish/Celtic history, culture, and tradition. No special qualifications apply. Whether you have Scottish heritage or ancestry, or have just fallen in love with Outlander or want an excuse to wear a kilt, we invite you to join! 

New & Notable:
  • Christmas Party reservations due December 6! 
  • Baby, It's Cold Outside - so buy your SAS hoodie now!   
  • Volunteers Needed - Haggis Making, January 19, 2019 
  • See the World Famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo! Is this on your "bucket list?" We can help! More details here.
 
Watch your mail for the registration form for the 2019 Robert Burns Dinner on Saturday, January 26, 2019. We're offering the early-bird registration again, so as canny Scots, you'll want to return that form right away. Location is again the Isle of Capri Hotel/Convention Center. SAVE THE DATE, as they say!  Kait Meeker is chairing this committee. If you'd like to help out, please contact Kait or any other SAS board member. 
 
Annual General Meeting - December 12, 2018
The Annual General Meeting of the Society is Wednesday, December 12 at the Putnam Museum. Dinners will be catered by Thunder Bay.   Be sure to join us for elections, fellowship, and a peek at some of the great events already in process for 2019! 
 
 Congratulations & Thank You! 
 
Our thanks to long-time vice-president and webmaster, Jim Dougherty, and to membership coordinator Natalie Dougherty. Due to a planned relocation, Jim and Natalie have stepped down from their SAS responsibilities Taking on their former tasks are vice-president Henry Marquard, new membership coordinator, Mary Gloeckner, and a new webmaster, Lisa Lockheart. 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:  Be sure to check the "Events" page to check out details on upcoming events!    
 
St. Patrick's Day Grand Parade - Help us add some Scottish flair to the parade. Volunteers wanted for float committee, building, and marching!  
 
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
 
Please fill out the "Contact Us" form to reach out to the Society.
Ask questions on membership, general information, to send ideas, request information about an event, or any other reason. Our webmaster will either answer or forward to the appropriate Board Member or other person who can assist.  Thanks!  We look forward to hearing from you.
 
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