This is an information resource for Members and prospective members of the Clan MacLeod Society USA in the state of Texas to be informed of activities and topics of interest. Texas belongs to the South Central Region- be sure to check up on the happenings on Facebook, Clan MacLeod Society South Central Region.
Clan MacLeod Society of Scotland was founded in 1891, with the 26th Chief, Norman Magnus MacLeod of MacLeod as President. The 28th Chief, Dame Flora MacLeod of MacLeod, DBE, is credited for making the Clan Society what it is today. In 1929 she became the President of the Clan Society and traveled extensively after WWII to expand throughout the Commonwealth. Clan MacLeod Society (CMS) USA was founded in 1954 inspired by her leadership. Today there are over 4,000 members in nine National Societies on four continents, comprising together the Associated Clan MacLeod Societies (ACMS). The ACMS holds a world gathering of the clan at Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye every four years for a Clan Parliament, a tradition started by Dame Flora. See information about the next event at http://www.clanmacleodparliament.org/
The CMS USA joins with CMS Canada for the North American gathering of the clan every two years. Every alternate two years there is a worldwide gathering. Each national society also has an Annual General Meeting to conduct its business and enjoy fellowship and traditional cultural activities.
Both the International ACMS and CMS USA publish newsletters, see back issues of the CMS USA Newsletter here
Clan MacLeod Society, USA is made up of 13 regions: New England (Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, & Vermont), Mid-Atlantic (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia & West Virginia), Carolinas (North Carolina & South Carolina), Gulf Central (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi & Tennessee), Great Lakes (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan & Ohio), Southeast (Florida & Georgia), Northeast (Connecticut, New Jersey, New York), Missouri Valley (Missouri, Kansas, Iowa & Nebraska), Southwest (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah), Pacific (California, Hawaii & Nevada), Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington & Wyoming), Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota & South Dakota), and South Central (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma & Texas)