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The Elliot Clan AGM, Saturday 12th November 2005


I was invited to the Elliot Clan Society, Ontario West Chapter AGM and was delighted to accept as I'd never been to a Clan Society AGM before :-)

It was held in London, Ontario, which is around an hours drive from my home in Chatham and thanks to excellent directions got there in good time for the 11.45am kick off. Some 31 people attended and a great time was had by all.

The Society had laid on a Turkey lunch and there was plenty for all of us and excellent it was too. There was also a special Elliot clan cake for dessert along with chocolate ice cream and coffee to finish.

As well as the AGM where folk from the clan reported on various events, discussed the financial health of the society and a discussion about whether to continue the Sprint meeting there was also the Elliot clan representative who gave a talk. Another member read from a report from the very first meeting of the clan society 15 years ago, this being their 15th anniversary.

Everyone received a clan crest fridge magnet and a clan key fob as a wee present and there were so many raffle prizes that everyone won at least one prize.

At the end of the event we were entertained by some Scottish dancers and then everyone was encouraged to try a dance.

I was very impressed with the whole organisation and the event itself and if you are an Elliot you really should join this society. We broke up around 3.45pm which I am told was later than anticipated but this was due to everyone having such a great time.

I of course took many pictures and even three wee video clips of the dancing so here they are...


Here is the Church where we had out meeting


And a good sized meeting room all laid out with the raffle prizes on the back window


Lots of photographs laid out from past events and a professional job done on the Agenda at each place setting


And a great job on the cake as well :-)


And here is Carole Nickels and Allan Nickels who invited me to there AGM


I then set out to take some general pictures of the people and the event as wee record for them


You can see here that they have lots of genealogy laid out about the clan


Nothing like getting the young ones started at an early age :-)


and now for the lunch :-)


This is Walt Elliot and as I understand it he is the representative of the clan in North America


And now we meet the Scottish dancers who did a great job of entertaining us and also helped with the general dancing in teaching those of us less able to have a wee dance as well :-)


And the Clan Rattray presented the Clan Elliot with a waterproof banner for their clan tent


And we were all keen to see who all had won the many raffle prizes


And here is the winner of the bottle of wine I took with me as my contribution.  Mind you I had to tell him that he couldn't drink it until at least June 2006! :-)

And so that was the AGM and I'm sure everyone enjoyed it very much as I did myself. I also took three wee video clips of the dancing which I thought you might enjoy...

AVI files from 25-45Mb's in size

Video Clip 1  |  Video Clip 2  |  Video Clip 3

Real Media which are the same clips but much smaller, around 1.5Mb's

Video Clip 1  |  Video Clip 2  |  Video Clip 3


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