27 October 2008
Here is the fourth post-gathering report that includes
the promised financial accounting plus information on The Clan MacIntyre
The accounts for the 2008
Gathering are officially closed.
Below is a final accounting of
the income and expenditures for the 2008 World Gathering with a breakdown by
budget categories. There were obligations that we had to pay regardless of
the attendance levels (e.g. boats, buses, printing, ceilidh band, Taynuilt
ceilidhs, communication and administrative assistance). We waited as long
as possible for attendees to make refund requests for events they missed
through no fault of their own. A detailed accounting has been reviewed and
approved by our volunteer Gathering Treasurer, Stuart MacIntire. The good
news is that from a total income of $57,447 the deficit is less than $500 (<
1%) when we feared it might have been ten times that amount. The income
includes donations from individuals who couldn’t attend at all or missed
events but didn’t request refunds.
We’re glad the Gathering was
successful. Hopefully, there will be another one for those who couldn’t
attend this time. That will be left for others to decide and carry out.
$57,447.05 Net Income
$57,906.33 Net Expenditures
$ (459.28) Net Loss
by Budget Categories
14,240 Banquet (Argyllshire Hall, food, service, decorations, non-MacIntyre
entertainers and the Faery Pipes)
$ 13,730 Land Transport (buses, drivers, petrol)
$ 5,460 Hog Roast (food, drink, and service)
$ 5,240 Glen Noe Gathering (boats, boatman, loos)
$ 4,890 Taynuilt Highland Games (admissions, tent, village hall, chairs,
$ 2,850 MacIntyre Ceilidh (Corran Hall, ceilidh band)
$ 2,280 Administration (non-MacIntyre personnel – management, staff,
$ 2,230 Printing/Supplies/Equipment
$ 2,020 Donations to historic sites that were visited or used ( e.g.,
Ardchattan Priory and Aileach Galley)
$ 1,140 MacIntyre Triathlon (fees and prizes for golf, fly casting and
$ 1,010 Communication (cell phones and computer internet access fees)
$ 960 Taynuilt Ceilidhs (admissions for Wed. and Thurs. nights)
$ 880 Miscellaneous
$ 820 Finance Fees (PayPal, ATM, bank transfers less $90 in earned
$ 170 ‘Thank you’ gifts for volunteers
$ 0 Fees for amateur and professional MacIntyre
POST GATHERING REQUEST
many photos at
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there are many more that could be posted. Please send them to:
me questions or thoughts about the 2008 Gathering.
THE CLAN MACINTYRE TRUST
didn’t attend the final Gathering at Glen Noe, or couldn’t hear my
non-amplified voice, may not know that I announced the formation of The
Clan MacIntyre Trust in Scotland. After the hog roast, the
incorporation papers were signed at Glen Noe by the five founding Trustees
(see below). The Trust is now an official Scottish Charity and has been
approved as a charity by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (UK taxing
authority). On Saturday 4th October / Sunday, 5th
October in Australia, the first official meeting of the Board of Trustees
was held via the free Internet service (SKYPE®). The officers were elected
and have started to create this new organization, which, along with other
MacIntyre organisations, will help maintain our MacIntyre identity and
cultural heritage. See an outline of the Trust below.
MacIntyre, Gathering Convenor
THE CLAN MACINTYRE TRUST
PURPOSE AND 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. Sponsorship of MacIntyre
4. Acquiring legal title to a
symbolic portion of Glen Noe, the ancestral home of Clan MacIntyre.
5. Obtaining grants and
donations to fulfil the above goals.
The incorporation documents of
The Clan MacIntyre Trust were signed by five founding members on 20th
July 2008 at Glen Noe. Their signatures were witnessed by Chieftain Ian
Malcolm MacIntyre, 17th of Camus-na-h-Eire, one of two honorary
trustees. The other honorary trustee is Chief Donald Russell MacIntyre, 10th
On 5th August 2008,
in accord with the
Memorandum and Articles of Association of The Clan Macintyre Trust,
the Trust [Company]
was incorporated as No.
346619 described as, “A
company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital.”
The Clan MacIntyre Trust was
granted charitable status No. SC03980 by the Office of the Scottish Charity
Regulator (“OSCR”). The Trust has been registered as a charity with Her
Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, which makes the Trust free from taxation.
Contributions to the Trust may be tax deductible according to the
laws of the donor’s country of residence.
There are two types of basic
participation – Friends and Members. All meetings are held via the Internet
and there are no membership dues.
are individuals who in writing subscribe to the purposes and goals of the
Trust and are approved by the Board of Trustees. Friends do not have voting
privileges but are encouraged to fully participate in Trust activities.
There is no limit to the number of Friends of The Clan MacIntyre Trust.
are individuals who apply in writing to accept direct responsibility for
maintaining the Trust and if selected, are prepared to be a Director and/or
actively serve on a committee. Their applications are approved by the Board
of Trustees. Members have voting privileges. According to the Articles of
Association (constitution), selection of Members is limited by the location
of their residence and by the maximum number of Members for whom it is
practicable to hold an annual general meeting via the Internet.
Once the basic organisation is
established, there will be no more than twenty-one nor less than fourteen
Between annual general
meetings, The Clan MacIntyre Trust’s business will be conducted by
Directors/Trustees who are selected from the Membership. In turn, the
Trustees select the Officers.
To become a Friend or Member of
The Clan MacIntye Trust, please send an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate in your application your reason(s)
for wanting to join and any special interest, experience or skills you can
offer. The full Memorandum and Articles of Association (Constitution and
By-laws) can be sent to you upon request and will be posted when a website
TRUSTEES/DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
As required by Scottish laws
for Incorporation, the present membership consists of the five founding
members who also are the Board of Trustees and the Officers. Trustees are
not paid for their services and only represent themselves and their location
of residence. The areas, trustees and officers are as follows:
– Colin McIntyre – Edinburgh, Scotland, (Treasurer)
2. Canada –
Mary Thow, Trenton, Ontario, Canada, (Secretary)
States – Martin MacIntyre, San Francisco, California, USA, (Chairman)
– John Sinclair McIntyre, Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia (Vice Chairman)
Kingdom - Archibald McIntyre, Ardchattan, Lorn, Argyll, Scotland (Gentleman
6. At Large,
anywhere in the world
The Board of Trustees makes
decisions within the mandate of the Trust and meets as often as necessary.
Operations and projects depend
on voluntary donations of time and money. Monetary donations will be used
Establishing the Trust.
cost for an independent review as required by laws covering Scottish
Communications (mailing, phone, website)
approved by the Board of Trustees or, if required, by the full
Funds will be held in a
Treasurer’s Bank Account. A PayPal® account will be established for
accepting donations in any currency. An independent
executor will make a quarterly
report to the Board and the report will be posted on the website,
clanmacintyretrust.org, when it goes online.
As soon as practicable,
on-going expenses will be drawn from income generated by donations. An
alphabetical list of
donors will be published annually without identifying the amount of
the donation. The legal cost of establishing the Trust has been advanced by
anonymous donors to facilitate establishment of the Trust. To the extent
that the law permits, the expense of establishing the Trust will be
reimbursed upon availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.
Here are projects already
proposed and you are encouraged to suggest others.
Representation of the Trust and Clan MacIntyre at The Homecoming
to be held in Edinburgh on 25th & 26th July 2009. The
Homecoming is sponsored by The Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs
and the Scottish government’s tourist organizations.
listing of MacIntyre sites, antiquities, documents and items of interest
to future generations.
Identification of the Stone of the Fatted Calf on the official Ordinance
Survey Map. The recently enlarged Cairn at Glen Noe is already on the
Ordinance Survey Map.
Placement of suitable plaques at the Cairn, Stone of the Fatted Calf,
and the Glenoe family grave site at Ardchattan Priory.
Maintenance of those sites and physical items that need protection from
deterioration, e.g., grave of Duncan I at Ardchattan Priory and the
MacIntyre choir stall at St. Conan’s Kirk.
Establishment of a repository for genealogical research by clan members.
Recognition of MacIntyres who have honourably contributed to society.
If you were considering making a donation, please wait until we have bank
and PayPal® accounts.