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Annual General Meeting (AGM) Stone Mountain October 19 - 21, 2018

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Kilmartin Museum

 Kilmartin Glen in Argyll, Scotland
February 17th 2018
The Clan MacAlpin(e)Society donation of 2500lb
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 A Statement from Kilmartin Museum
"We are delighted to announce receipt of a generous donation from Clan McAlpine! McAlpine family members who have traced their DNA found links to Kilmartin Glen, and because of this connection they very kindly undertook fundraising efforts in aid of the Museum. Clan representatives Ian, Margaret and Joan McAlpine MSP visited Kilmartin on Saturday 17th February to present the cheque and met with our Director Dr Sharon Webb, who gave them a tour of the Museum. We are incredibly grateful for this gift and look forward to welcoming the Clan back to Kilmartin in the future!"
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Annual General Meeting (AGM)

 Fergus, Canada Highland Games
August 11, 2017
The Family of MacAlpine's met for the first time as a recognised family of Scotland, Present was Michael T. McAlpin as our Commander.

Clansmen -
I am truly humbled for the honour of being nominated and confirmed as Commander of this unique Family.
For nearly twenty years we have sponsored tents at various Scottish events, published newsletters, met annually, and bonded together our several thousand kinsmen from over 20 countries.
We have both uncovered our history and challenged family legend. We have worked to both discover and preserve our heritage: conducting historical, genealogical and DNA research, capturing the scattered history of our family and of its migration. It is because of an intense and enduring pride in name and family and of that unique trait called kinship that we have pursued this course.
Now recognized by the Court, it gives us a great opportunity to work with vendors who supply fictitious MacAlpine heritage items, kilt pins, Family Crests and fictionalized histories. We will begin to work with these vendors and as we progress, we can correct the misinformation about our history.
Recognition also opens up participation in some events where we have not previously been permitted. More importantly, it is a formal recognition that we are unique, distinct, different…... If I may say ….. Uncommon.
We are not a sept of somebody else, nor a forgotton name.
Special thanks goes to all those who have contributed so much to get us here today; to Kenneth McAlpine who founded this effort so long ago, to the many officers and members who have nurtured it, and sustained this effort.
I have had the honour of meeting and enjoying the kinship of MacAlpines at gatherings in Scotland, Canada, South Africa, England, Sweden, and all over the US. I look forward to more in the future.
This is an historic moment for our family, one we shall long remember.
For me, it brings to mind Joel 1, 3 where the prophet commands us “Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.”
Yours sincerely,
Michael T. McAlpin

MacAlpine Family Convention

A Family Convention was held at Abbotsford House, Melrose Roxburghshire September 10, 2016
The Family of MacAlpine's has nominated Michael T. McAlpin as the Commander.
Having a Commander, the MacAlpine Family would then be constituted and regarded as a clan or family in its own right.
The Convention was held under the supervision of Mark D. Dennis Esq., Ormond Pursuivant of Arms as the
appointed Supervising Officer and representative of the Lord Lyon King of Arms.

Sir William McAlpine, 6th Baronet

 12 January 1936 – 4 March 2018

 Sir William McAlpine, 6th Baronet has always been supportive of the work Clan MacAlpine Society was doing to become recognized as a clan in our own right and we are sincerely saddened to hear of his passing. Sir William and Lady Judy McAlpine, attended the 5th Clan MacAlpine Society Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Oban Scotland, 2004. While there, he met with Lord Lyon King of Arms of Scotland to receive guidance on the process to gain Clan recognition. Sir William followed the Society activities by receiving our quarterly newsletter and his Coat of Arms has been proudly displayed on our newsletter header since 2010. The Society often sought his input and opinion on our road to be recognized as a clan and effort to name a Chief. April 16th, 2015 Sir William was one of the signers of the petition we presented to Lord Lyon Morrow, and a supporter for Michael T. McAlpin to be named Commander for the family convention held in Scotland, 2016. Sir William was one of our best known MacAlpine’s world-wide and we always appreciated his wisdom and support. He will be sorely missed. In Kinship and sorrow, Dale McAlpine President, Clan MacAlpine Society"
Link to The Times Obituaries