The Alaskan Scottish Club Board of Directors meets the 3rd Monday of every month at the Petroleum Club. Members are always welcome to attend and make a presentation to the board. If you are interested in speaking at the meeting please contact ASC President Joan Massart-Paden to be added to the agenda.
**Please Note that due to the COVID-19 situation the Board of Directors will be meeting via Zoom until further notice.”
Even though the 2020 Alaska Scottish Highland Games are canceled, the excitement for next year’s games cannot be contained, so our planning committee will still be meeting Monthly to continue discussing ideas and suggestions for ways to make next years games the Biggest and Best Scottish Celebration Alaskans has ever seen! We have also started working on some fun ways to continue spreading Scottish Cheers throughout the year! If you have ideas, we would love to hear them! Join us at our next meeting on March 13th @ 6:15pm via Zoom. Together we will get through this and together we will celebrate in true Scottish fashion next year!
Meeting ID: 234 421 7682
It is with heavy hearts that the Alaskan Scottish Club Board of Directors announces the cancellation of the 2020 Alaska Scottish Highland Games, which was to be held on June 27th at the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer.
The ASC Board of Directors and Executive Director actively monitored the evolving COVID-19 situation over the past few months before making this decision. We were, at first, cautiously optimistic about having the Games this year; however, the risk to people’s health and the financial impact they are experiencing cannot be ignored. We recognize it is not our place to guarantee people’s health and well being en masse, only to mitigate risks inherent in the Highland Games. These are interesting times, and given the lead time it takes to plan an event of this scale, we feel it prudent to hold our powder until next year when we can celebrate in true Scottish fashion.
We want to express our sincere appreciation to all those involved with our games and for their past and continued support. The Alaska Scottish Highland Games is run by a proud group of volunteers dedicated to celebrating and sharing the Scottish culture and traditions with Alaskans. In the meantime, we will ration the whiskey and be hard at work planning next year’s games. To that end, we invite you to join us the last weekend in June 2021!
As always, we will bring up World-Class Professional Athletes, musicians, and judges. We pledge, to our supporters and spectators, to provide activities and entertainment aplenty for the young and the old alike.
Save the Date: November 28, 2020
St. Andrew’s Night and Christmas Ceilidh celebrates Scotland’s patron saint. He was revered in Scotland from around 1000 AD, but didn’t become the official patron saint of Scotland until the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320. St. Andrew is the patron saint of the Order of the Thistle, one of the highest ranks of chivalry in the world. We celebrate this day as our holiday party.
This event will host a piper during the meet and greet, a Scottish buffet dinner, the infamous knobby knees contest, as well as a silent auction and photo booth. Live music will be played with our local band. This is an opportunity for Alaskan Scottish Club members and non member to enjoy the evening with music, delicious food and friendship.
Tickets will be available in October. If you would like more information on this event please contact Joan-Massart-Paden 907-229-0022
Save the Date! January 23, 2021
A wonderful evening hosted by the Alaskan Scottish Club full of music, dance, dinner and poetry. This is a plated dinner with reserved seating, entrees include your choice of prime rib, salmon or haggis (Vegetarian selection also available). Included in the price is also a shot of scotch, or sparkling (non-alcoholic) cider for the after-dinner toasts.
Dress is Black Tie Optional
Ticket Information will be available in December 2020.
If you are interested in learning more about this event please contact Cathy Steen 907-440-6540
Save the Date: Last weekend of June 2021
Information and details coming soon!