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NEWS IN BRIEF

SAHC Annual General Meeting 2021 Notice
The Annual General Meeting of the SAHC is to be held:
   on Tuesday 23 March 2021
   at 6.00 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time.

The meeting is open to all financial SAHC members.

Please click on the following links to see and download the Agenda and List of Vacant Positions for the AGM:
AGM Agenda 2021
Positions Vacant at AGM

The SAHC welcomes nominations for positions on the SAHC, for Life Membership, and General Business items. Forms for this purpose are:
Position nomination form
Life Member nomination form
General Business item form
Proxy Vote form

To complete the appropriate forms, please follow these steps:
1. Save the attachments to this email to your computer
2. Open the relevant document and fill it in
3. Save the completed document to your computer
4. Attach all of the completed documents to an email and send them to:
by 5pm on Tuesday 16 March 2021.

The SAHC is very concious of the health and safety of its members, so the meeting will be held using the Zoom application over the internet. The SAHC Committee has been using Zoom successfully for meetings for a while now.
The Zoom application is available at: https://zoom.us/download

Please contact the Secretary to obtain the Zoom link to join the meeting at email:

[10 March 2021]

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SAHC Membership 2021
Please join the SAHC or renew your membership. We value your continuing support for Scottish culture and heritage in Australia. The fees are the same as in 2020.

It is especially important for those organisations/associations that wish to participate in the SAHC's insurance policy program (calendar year commencing on 1 January 2021).

Download, complete and email to us one of the forms that is relevant to you either as an individual/family/student or as an organisation/society.

Click here to go to the membership page where you will find these forms

[4 January 2021]

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Impact of COVID-19 virus on Scottish and Celtic events in 2021
Covid-19 continues to play havoc with planning for events into early 2021.
State and Local Governments support their local events. However, the uncertainty caused by such a virulent virus, underpinned by not being able to insure events for Covid-19 impacts, especially for our particular community's demographic, is leading to cautious decisions being taken at this time to cancel events (until a vaccine is generally available in mid to late 2021).

The SAHC will continue to monitor and advise the emerging situation via this website and our Facebook site.

Organisers should send their news about their events to:

Virtual Events in 2021
The following virtual events are being presented during 2021:
* Sun 28 February: Virtual Highland Games with Chuck N Big and Ringwood Highland
    Games & Celtic Festival: www.facebook.com/events/186314739590294/

Events being planned to proceed in 2021
* Fri 2-Sat 3 April (Easter): Maclean Highland Gathering, Maclean, New South Wales
* Sat 1-Sun 2 May: Australian Celtic (Fringe) Festival (Ireland & Isle of Man), Glen Innes, New South Wales
* Sat 22 May: Berry Celtic Festival, New South Wales
* Sat 5 June: Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival, New South Wales
* Fri 11 - Sun 13 June: Townsville Tartan Weekend, Townsville, Queensland
* Sat 12 - Sun 13 June: Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular, Boonah, Queensland
* Fri 25 - Mon 28 June (TBC): Scottish Week, Sydney - planing is underway for a mix of virtual and physical events
* Sat 3 July: Aberdeen Highland Games, New South Wales

Events Cancelled/Postponed in 2021
We have received advice that the following events have been cancelled/postponed:
* Maryborough Highland Gathering, Maryborough, Victoria (1 January)
* National Multicultural Festival, Canberra, ACT (now 18-20 Feb 2022)
* Richmond Highland Gathering, Tasmania (21 February)
* Scots Day Out, Bendigo, Victoria (27 February)
* Geelong Highland Gathering, Geelong, Victoria (21 March)
* Australasian Pipe Band Championships, Maryborough, Victoria (April)
* Ringwood Highland Games & Celtic Festival, Victoria (physical event postponed to October 2021)
* Bundanoon Highland Gathering, Bundanoon, New South Wales (now 2 April 2022)
* International Tartan Day, Brisbane, Queensland (24 July)

Events that we have not heard anything from yet
* Sun 11-Wed 14 July: Melbourne Scottish Festival, Victoria

[13 March 2021]

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Have you seen our Frequently Asked Questions?

We have posted some information for you at the FAQ tab about:
* Honoured Guests for Scottish Week
* Australia Tartan
* Scottish Australian flag
* Who can call themselves a 'Laird', 'Lord' or 'Lady'? (about souvenir plots of land schemes)
* Can I fly the Royal Arms of Scotland (the “Lion Rampant”)?
* Who wears what feathers?
* Legend of the Saltire
* Wearing a tartan sash
* Flowers of the Forest
* What are the jurisdictions of the heraldic authorities?
* The galley in Scottish heraldry
* "Edwin Clement Hosking (1896-1966) - singer, teacher, folklorist" by John Coombs (revised)

[19 May 2016]


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