Clan Strachan Society
A Scottish Armigerous Society
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About the Society

Founded in 2005, the Clan Strachan Society is a Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation authorised and organised for public and charitable purposes. 

The Society is organised exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. Specifically, the Corporation will promote the history, tradition, and heritage of the Scottish culture; encourage education, the collection and preservation of records, traditions and historical material related to the history of the Scottish culture wherever located; provide instruction on Genealogical research techniques; perform such charitable work as is compatible with the aims and objectives of Clan Strachan Scottish Heritage Society, Inc.; to invest in any property worldwide that has relevance to the needs and objectives of the Society; and to engage in any other lawful activities.

In 2012, the Society became one of the few Scottish Clan organisations granted Arms by the Court of the Lord Lyon.  The Society is therefore recognised as an Armigerous Society, a noblesse corporate persona in Scotland, thus recognised by Her Majesty's Lord Lyon, King of Arms in Edinburgh. As a Scottish Armigerous Society the organisation is considered the most important indeterminant cadet armiger, subordinate only to the Clan Chief and his immediate family, branch-chiefs (chieftains), and the Household of the Chief within the Precedence of the Clan.

The Society's role within Clan Strachan is to act as liaison between the Clan Representor (Chief or Commander), his Clan Council, and the various persons located throughout the world who associate themselves with Clan Strachan (e.g., clansmen).  Further, the Society and our Board of Directors are charged with certain economic and financial matters of the Clan, which are compatible with the non-profit aims of the Society.

Society Board of Directors

Corporate Officers

 

Dennis Strawhun: Co-Founder, Convenor, Officer & Director
dennis@clanstrachan.org
Term expires: 2018

 


Mike Strahan, MBA: Deputy Convenor, Officer & Director
mike@clanstrachan.org
Tem expires: 2018

 


George Strachan: Corporate Secretary, Public Relations,
Subordinate Officer/Director *
george@clanstrachan.org
Term expires:  2018


Jim Strachan, MBA, FSA Scot: Co-Founder, Treasurer, Officer & Director
Clan Strachan Sennachie
jim@clanstrachan.org
Term expires: 31 December 2016



 

Subordinate Officers

Pastor Andy Strachan, M. Div., D. Min.:  Society Chaplain/Director*
andy@clanstrachan.org
Tem expires: 31 December 2016

 


Garry Strachan, AGRA:  Clan Genealogist - UK, Subordinate Officer/Director
Garry-uk@clanstrachan.org
Term expires: 2017

Certified Genealogist  (Member of AGRA (now united with ASGRA)
Associate Member of IHGS


Garry Bryant: Genealogist - USA, Subordinate Officer/Director
garry@clanstrachan.org
Tel +1-801-451-5613
Term expires: 31 December 2016



Paul McKeough: Genealogist - Canada/USA, Subordinate Officer/Director *
paul@clanstrachan.org
Term expires: 31 December 2016


Dr. T. Martin Strahan: Director, Clan Strachan Y-DNA Project Administrator,
Subordinate Officer/Director *
martin@clanstrachan.org
Term Expires: 31 December 2016


E. John Strachan: Webmaster, Subordinate Officer/Director *
webmaster@clanstrachan.org
Term Expires: 31 December 2016



George Strachan: Public Relations, Subordinate Officer/Director *
george@clanstrachan.org
Term expires:  31 December 2016




Judy Strawn: Newsletter Co-Editor ,Subordinate Officer/Director *
judy@clanstrachan.org
Term expires: 31 December 2016



Susie Strachan: Newsletter Co-Editor ,Subordinate Officer/Director *
susie@clanstrachan.org
Term expires:  31 December 2016





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Regional Commissioners (Alphabetical Order)

Regional Commissioners (RCs) are appointed by the Board of Directors, and serve a one year term.  Regional Commissioners are Members of the Society, and leaders in their particular geographic area.  They coordinate (or participate) in at least one Scottish Highland cultural or heritage event per year, and provide a report to the Board of Directors and General Membership at the Annual General Meeting either in person via written format.  Successful Regional Commissioners may be appointed to the Board of Directors.



 

Australia

- Always looking for Regional Commissioners & Co-Commissioners in this area.
  Please consider joining our team!



 

Ciaran Strachan: Director & Co-Regional Commissioner of Australia ***
ciaran@clanstrachan.org
Term expires:  31 December 2016



 


Canada
- Always looking for Regional Commissioners & Co-Commissioners in this area.
  Please consider joining our team!



Walter Strachan: Director
Acting Regional Commissioner: Maritimes Canada ***
Walter@clanstrachan.org
Term expires: 2015




Dr. Lloyd Strachan, PhD: Director
Regional Commissioner of Eastern-Central Canada ***
Lloyd@clanstrachan.org
Term expires:  31 December 2016


Bruce Strachan: Director
Regional Commissioner of Western Canada ***
bruce@clanstrachan.org
Term expires:  2015



 

United Kingdom
- Always looking for Regional Commissioners & Co-Commissioners in this area.
  Please consider joining our team!


Fiona Strachan of Benholm, Director
Regional Commissioner for Scotland and the United Kingdom ***
fiona@clanstrachan.org
Term expires:  31 December 2016



 


United States of America
- Always looking for Regional Commissioners & Co-Commissioners in this area.

  Please consider joining our team! 


Mike Strawhun: Director
Regional Commissioner for West Coast USA ***
mikes@clanstrachan.org
Term expires:  31 December 2016




Jack Schlaeger: Director
Regional Commissioner of North Central USA ***
Jack@clanstrachan.org
Term expires:  31 December 2016


 


Melanie Strachan-Zimmerman: Director
Regional Commissioner of East Coast USA ***
Melanie@clanstrachan.org
Term expires:  31 December 2016


 


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* = Are Subordinate Officers appointed by the Board of Directors, and serve a concurrent two year term on the Board of Directors (Article III, Section 9).  Thereafter, additional terms must be re-affirmed by the Board of Directors by majority vote, and also must be elected by majority vote of the Membership at the AGM to serve as Director of the Corporation for a concurrent term.(Ref. Article IV, Section 2(B)).

** = Non-Associated Directors are appointed by the Board of Directors, and serve a two year term on the Board of Directors.  Thereafter, additional terms must be re-affirmed by the Board of Directors by majority vote, and also must be elected by majority vote of the Membership at the AGM to serve as Director of the Corporation for a concurrent term.(Ref. Article IV, Section 2(C)).

***  Regional Commissioners must be reaffirmed or removed by majority vote of the Board of Directors annually. Regional Commissioners may also serve a concurrent 1-year terms as Director of the Corporation  under the guidelines of a Subordinate Officer. Regional Commissioners are expected to participate in at least one  Scottish cultural, heritage, or heraldic event per year, and must provide a report annually at the AGM.(Ref. Article III, Section 10)

The Society has an anti-nepotism policy as pertains to its Board of Directors, officers, and committees. Subsequently, none of the above individuals are to be related by consanguinity, including marriage, within the degree of first cousin to any peer or subordinate.
(Ref. Article VII, Section 3)

Officer (President, Vice President, Secretary and CFO) terms are two (2) years
(Ref. bylaws, Article V, Section 2)

 


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