|THE SAINT ANDREW SOCIETY of THE CENTRAL COAST||
THE SAINT ANDREW SOCIETY of EDINBURGH
The Society was a sponsor of Dressed to Kilt
Wait until you see the sequel!
Recognition and support of The Clans
Highland dancers and dancing are supported by the Society in several ways.
The Saint Andrew Society supports Scottish Athletics through its members who are active as Scots Athletes
The Chief's own Piper Ms. Prescindia McIntosh Dolan center with members of The Gold Coast Pipe Band
Tartan Day 2003
Highland Dancers courtesy Joy McKinnon
Hon. C. Neal Andrews of the Ventura City Council, Kathryn Carlton of The Ventura Business and Convention Bureau, Marjorie Boyle, Society Treasurer and Helen Campbell, Society President from left to right.
Seated from left to right are Kathryn Carlton of the Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau, Mrs. Paula Saunders, Sales Director of the 4Points Sheraton, Marilyn Anderson, Secretary of The Seaside Highland Games and the Hon Neal Andrews of the Ventura City Council.
The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast welcomes you to their home on the world wide web. We hope all of the Saint Andrew's Societies, worldwide, will avail themselves of the opportunity to list themselves with us under www.thesaintandrewssociety.org.
The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast was founded in 2001 and maintains a continuing affiliation with the Saint Andrew Society of Edinburgh.
FOR INFORMATION and/or AN INVITATION TO THE SAINT ANDREW SOCIETY of THE CENTRAL COAST'S SPECTACULAR 2006 CELEBRATION OF TARTAN DAY CLICK HERE or on the marquee above.
The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast encompasses the Counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and parts of Kern and Northern Los Angeles. It is an amalgam of Celtic, Caledonian, and Scottish Societies in the area. The Society enjoys its affiliations with Saint Andrew Society's worldwide.
The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast was incorporated for educational and charitable purposes and is not affiliated with any Church or religious organization.
The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast is an active participant in many areas of interest to the Scottish Community. Several members were instrumental in establishing The California District Tartan as the Official State of California tartan. Initiating a petition in The Scottish Parliament to register Tartan and taking a lead position in asking that the Caber be recognized as an Olympic sport.
The development and initiation of The Seaside Highland Games are a few of the many activities.
We are petitioning the US Congress to remove the entry duty on tartan. If you would like to assist in this endeavor please watch this spot and follow the hyperlinks.
The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast provides ample opportunities for its members and the Scottish Community to enjoy the poetry and pomp of Robert Burns at its annual Burns Dinner at the beautiful Montecito Country Club. We take pride in res scotii at it's annual Kirking of the Tartans at the Seaside Highland Games.
The Society provides Trophies for Highland Dancing, Caber Toss, and other sporting activities at various Games in the area. As well financial aid, and support is given to promising dancers and students in the form of grants and scholarship aid.
The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast helped develop and promotes The Seaside Highland Games in Ventura annually the second weekend in October as well as contributing to several charitable organizations in Scotland and many in its home area.
It's OFFICIAL as of 23 July 2001 the State of California has an OFFICIAL State District Tartan. To visit the California Tartan website click here!
The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast has taken the lead position in effecting removal of the odious, and onerous, United States duty taxing the importation of Scottish woven tartan as woolens. We need your help, and the help of every Celt who wants to 'bring forrit 'th tartan!"
The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast while relatively young, has an ambitious charitable commitment, both within the Central Coast of California community and Scotland, including the Saltire Society, The World Registry of Tartans, The National Museum of Scotland, and sundry others. Locally it supports activities among various groups in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Northern Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo counties.
The Saint Andrew Society encourages, and contributes to Scots and Celtic activities and charities locally and in Scotland. These include initiation of a petition to The Scottish Parliament to register tartan officially, the conception, development and sponsorship of The Seaside Highland Games, and a leading position in the drive to have Caber admitted as an Olympic sport!
APRIL 6, 2006 anno domini
The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast is about a lot more than fellowship and good times, although there are plenty of both.
It celebrates and commemorates those things, Scots and Celtic which have brought us our freedoms since the Declaration of Arbroath Abbey.
We work with the Clans and organizations of the Scottish community in the Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo areas as well as in the Los Angeles area, Without the active support of the Clans , Scottish Societies, and the California Scottish, Celtic, and Caledonians it would not have been possible to promote and support the design and adoption of the California State District tartan.
There are far bigger challenges on the horizon; removal of the United States entry duty on tartan, and a ratiocination of the formal method of tartan registry. Want to help us? Then, please join us, and enjoy the results in your pocketbook, as well as your hearts!
In addition, The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast successfully undertook the conceptual origination, formation and establishment of the Seaside Highland Games held in Ventura at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, now called Seaside Park.
If you are interested in becoming a member of The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast please click here and/or visit our Membership page.
Full Highland Regalia
The First Annual Seaside Fashion Show
Celtic Festivals - Camarillo
Presentation of The California Tartan to The Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors by The Saint Andrew Society President, Helen Campbell
Tartan Day 2003 in Ventura
Costa Mesa Highland Games
Society Members active in Clans
Tom Anderson, Southern California Convener of Clan Anderson , d. 2004. Tom will be missed by all, his son, his friends, and his clansmen. He is an Anderson and will always be!
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