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Welcome | President's Greeting | About Our Society

Welcome: About Our Society

The Founding of Our Society

In the early 1970's, Hugh MacRae II sought permission from John MacRae in Conchra, Scotland to start a Clan MacRae Society of North America. Permission was granted, and on April 28, 1973, Hugh met with John McRae of Danville, VA and John MaCree of New York City, NY. The three decided that the Clan MacRae Society of North America would be founded with Hugh as President and the other two as Vice-Presidents.

Photo from 1980

Photo from 1980 (left to right):

  • John MacRae of Conchra, Scotland
  • Hugh MacRae II, our 1st President and current President Emeritus
  • John MacRae-Hall, our current President

The first meeting of the Society was held July 14-15, 1973 at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linville, NC. John MacRae of Conchra attended, along with his wife Marigold, who is the President of the Clan MacRae Society of Scotland. Thirty persons paid their dues, and the following officers were elected:

President Hugh MacRae II
Vice-presidents John McRae of Virginia
John MaCree of New York
Treasurer Hugh MacRae II
Secretary Mrs. Hugh MacRae II
Commissioners Hugh MacRae II
John McRae of Virginia
John MaCree of New York
Mrs. Colin MacRae

 

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