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The Family Tree - April/May 2005
Wallace Presented “Scot of the Year 2004 Award”

At their Robert Burns Night Celebration on 29 January 2005, The Saint Andrew’s Society of Tidewater presented their “Scot of the Year Award for 2004” to John Robert Wallace of Virginia Beach. This annual honor is awarded to a member of the Greater Tidewater Area who makes significant contributions to the local, regional, national, and/or international Scottish Community. John, who is a retired Coast Guard Captain, is the current President of Clan Wallace Society Worldwide, a Past President of the Saint Andrew’s Society of Tidewater, a Past President of the Scottish Society of Richmond, a Past President of the Virginia- Carolina Scottish Society, and has held high offices in several other regional Scottish Societies. John is also a Knight Commander in the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, a Knight Grand Cross in the Imperial Ethiopian Order of Saint Mary of Zion, and an FSAScot. For his many important contributions and his continued strong support and involvement in Scottish Affairs, John was awarded an engraved Plaque from the Society President.

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