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The MacIntyre Trust


GOALS.

To strengthen the ties of kinship among MacIntyres of the world, through:

1. Locating, safeguarding, and memorialising historical MacIntyre sites and antiquities.
2. Supporting MacIntyre historical, genealogical and cultural research and non-profit publications.
3. Sponsoring MacIntyre world gatherings
4. Acquiring legal title to a portion of Glen Noe, the ancestral home of Clan MacIntyre.
5. Obtaining grants and donations to fulfil the above goals.

FORMATION

On 20th July 2008, the incorporation documents of the Clan MacIntyre Trust (CMT) were signed by five founding members at Glen Noe, Argyllshire, Scotland. Their signatures were witnessed by one of two honorary trustees, Ian Malcolm MacIntyre, 17th Chieftain of Camus-na-h-Eire. The other honorary trustee is Donald Russell MacIntyre, 10th Chief of Glenoe. The Trust was formally incorporated on 5th August 2008 as “A company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital.”

Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Clan Macintyre Trust [the Company]” No. 346619. The full Memorandum and Articles of Association (Constitution and By-laws), Meeting Minutes, Treasurer’s Reports and Application Form are posted at www.electricscotland.com/macintyretrust

On 29th August 2008 CMT was granted charitable status No. SC03980 by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (“OSCR”). As such, The Clan MacIntyre Trust can claim relief from various types of taxation and can accept donations that may provide the donor with tax deductions if permitted by their tax code.

PARTICIPATION

There are two levels of at which a person can join CMT – Member or Friend.

Members are individuals who want to have responsibilities in maintaining the Trust. They have voting privileges and are expected to attend electronic general meetings, which are held at least annually or more frequently, as needed. The number of members is limited to twenty-one (21) with further limitations according to location of residence and by the ability to meet electronically. There are currently only the five (5) founding members who are also the Officers of record. The Articles of Association require a minimum of fourteen (14) members at the end of the first three years. As members you must be willing to be a Director or Officer, if requested by the membership.

Friends are simply individuals who subscribes to the Purposes and Goals of the Trust. Friends do not have voting privileges, but otherwise can fully participate in activities where they have an interest and can fulfil their duties.

To become a CMT Member or Friend please complete the Application Form and send it to The CMT Secretary as directed. You are required to complete all sections of the application including your reason(s) for joining and any special interest(s), experience or abilities. Membership is by vote of the Directors at their next regularly scheduled meeting and applicants shall be informed of their decision within 14 days after that meeting.

CMT MANAGEMENT: TRUSTEES/DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

The founding Board of Directors/Trustees consists of five volunteers, the minimum number required by the Incorporation documents. Trustees are not paid for their services and don’t represent any other MacIntyre organisation. At least one trustee must be a resident of the following locations:

1. Scotland and Europe. – Colin McIntyre – Edinburgh, Scotland, (Treasurer)
2. Canada and South America – Mary Thow, Trenton, Ontario, Canada, (Secretary)
3. United States – Martin MacIntyre, San Francisco, California, USA, (Chairperson)
4. Asia, Australasia and Africa – John Sinclair McIntyre, Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia (Vice Chairperson)
5. At Large, anywhere in the world - Archibald McIntyre, Ardchattan, Lorn, Argyll, Scotland (Gentleman Piper)

There must be a minimum of seven (7) and maximum of fourteen (11) Directors. There are presently five Officers.

MEETINGS AND MINUTES

The Board of Directors makes decisions within the mandate of the Trust and meets as often as they deem necessary. The Officers may meet between Board Meetings. There is an annual general membership meeting. All meetings are held electronically via the Internet. At present meetings are held via SKYPE

Minutes of all meetings shall be posted within one month after the meeting on the CMT web site.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

There are no dues to be a Member, Director, Officer or a Friend of CMT. Funding operations and projects depends on voluntary donations of time and money. Monetary donations will be used for:

  1. Establishing the Trust.

  2. Annual cost for an independent oversight review as required by laws covering charity corporations.

  3. Communications (mailing, website)

  4. Projects approved by the Board of Directors and Members.

Funds are held in a Treasurer’s Bank Account at The Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh. There is a PayPal account for accepting donations in most international currencies. An independent executor will make a quarterly report to the Board which will be available to Trust Members and Friends. When there are sufficient funds, on-going expenses will be drawn from endowment-generated income. An alphabetical list of donors will be published annually without identifying the amount of the donation. The legal costs for establishing the Trust have been advanced by anonymous donors to avoid time-consuming fund-raising that would have delayed its establishment. To the extent that the law permits, the establishment expense will be reimbursed to the donors, if they so wish.

There are a number of possible projects that have been suggested and you are welcome to suggest others.

PROJECTS

  1. Representation of the Trust and Clan MacIntyre at the Homecoming to Scotland that is being held in Edinburgh 25 & 26 July 2009. This has been successfully accomplished.

  2. Listing of MacIntyre sites, antiquities, documents and items of interest to future generations.

  3. Maintenance of those sites and physical items that need protection from deterioration.

  4. Suitable plaques for the Cairn, Stone, and the grave of Duncan I of Glenoe at Ardchattan Priory.

  5. Identification of the Stone of the Fatted Calf on the official Ordinance Survey Map. The Cairn at Glen Noe is already on the map.

  6. A genealogy repository.

  7. Suitable recognition of MacIntyres who have honourably contributed to society. The CMT Board has already approved an annual award recognizing the best Gaelic students in the Taynuilt/Oban area to be announced at the Taynuilt Highland Games starting in 2010. Names of the winner will be placed on a plaque to be displayed at the Taynuilt Village Hall in addition of small prize awards for first, second and third place.


 


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