We welcome all who wish to share their love of Scotland, Scottish heritage and culture. Membership is open to all & you don't have to be Scottish to belong.
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The St. Andrew Society of Tallahassee
P.O. Box 12034
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Email: Betsy Paisley Borges at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of our members are native Scots. Some are of Scottish or Ulster Scot ancestry. Some have no Scottish connection at all. But all of us love to learn about “things Scottish”. At every event and gathering there is an opportunity to share information with others. Whether a member was born in Scotland, lives in Scotland, has traveled in Scotland or who simply has a keen interest, all members are willing to learn, share, recommend, or provide useful information. All of us have joined to learn more!
The St. Andrew Society of Tallahassee annually awards Bruce D. Mitchell Memorial Scholarships to individuals wishing to expand their knowledge of Scotland, its history, culture or arts in a formal academic setting. An annual essay contest for high school students also comes with a financial reward. The John MacKay Shaw “Special Children’s Poetry Collection” and “Scottish Collection” at Florida State University’s Strozier Library’s Special Collections Department are of great importance to us and receive financial support. Donations to the “Jean McCully Family House” at the Big Bend Hospice to honor the memory of our dearly loved long-time member was a recent endeavor.
We celebrate the Scottish culture through many activities and events such as the annual St. Andrew’s Day Dinner, the Robert Burns’ Supper, a Kirkin’ O’ the Tartans, the Annual General Meeting & Gathering (AGM), Springtime Tallahassee, Veterans’ Day Parade, themed covered dish suppers, and even a Scottish themed Road Rally that generates support for our Scholarship and Library funds.
The St. Andrew’s Society of Tallahassee was founded in 1976 by a group of Scottish Americans and native Scots with an aim to “keep alive the memory of Scotland, her manners, literature, and games; to promote Scottish culture and heritage.” The primary goal of St. Andrew Societies around the world is to perform good works, as reflected in the motto, “To Relieve the Distressed.”
We hope you like what you’ve read because we’d love to have you join us. Please remember, you learn more when you participate. We love members who are looking to be actively involved, to help us organize our many events, and members who just want to share their enthusiasm for Scottish culture with us.