In a letter from the
Commander of Clan Macfie, A.C. (Sandy) McPhie, Beth Gay has been named an
Honorary Member of Clan Macfie.
Mr. McPhie wrote: "Members
of Clan Macfie who attended the recent Scottish Weekend at the Ellen Payne
Odom Genealogy Library in Moultrie notified me you will soon be retiring
as Editor of The Family Tree (Not for a few more years, I hope!) and
organiser of the Scottish Weekend. I write to acknowledge your significant
contribution to things Scottish over so many years and wish you an
enjoyable and rewarding retirement.
Furthermore, the leaders of
three of the Clan Macfie Societies in the United States have drawn my
attention to the excellent assistance you have given the Clan Societies
and their members in regard to genealogical research and with the storage
of their respective archive material. The Clan Societies are: The Macfie
Clan Society of America; The Cathey Reunion Association and The MacDuffee/Macfie
Clan Society of America, Inc.
The Clan Society leaders
requested that I consider extending special recognition to you at this
time. Accordingly, within my authority as Ceann-Cath, or Commander of Clan
Macfie, I invite you to accept appointment as an Honorary Member of Clan
With best wishes, A.C.
(Sandy) McPhie. Annandale, Townsville, Australia.
Thank you all so much.
Please know how much I appreciate the honor you have bestowed. I am
delighted to become a Macfie!