Members Area


Membership is a beautiful way to learn more about your heritage, lineage, and history. You (as a member) have access to materials and articles that others don’t. You also have information into the International Gatherings that are held in Oban, Argyll, Scotland. Talk to your local Games representative and tent hosts, or to a Board Member to learn MORE about opportunities that come with Membership.


  • Be a tent host or state representative for the Society.
  • Chair a committee. We have NINE Standing Committees. We welcome your participation. New members bring new life to our Society.
  • Travel, learn, and share your knowledge.
  • Add to your genealogy information. Meet people who can help you, share knowledge of their own, and/or point you in a new direction.
  • Read our journal,The Tartan… and not just the newly published edition. As a member, you have access to ALL The Tartansthat have ever been published since 1965! That is a LOT of information and history right at your fingertips. (sample)
  • Read our current events newsletter, The Raven… and all its back issues as well! (sample)
  • Serve as a member of our Board of Directors.
  • Be a Social Media Administrator.
  • Host local events in your area as a CMSNA representative.
  • Help share the history of Scotland and the MacDougall and MacDowall Clans.
  • Help share the traditions of Scotland and our two Clans, such as Scottish dance, piping and drums, the language, the historical sites, and their renewal and regeneration…
  • Meet people from all over the continent and expand your social network, friends circle, and life opportunities. They say it’s “who you know”…


Culture and Heritage:

  • Receive a Welcome package of information about your Clan and the Society
  • Discover the history of your Clan and your Scottish heritage
  • Support your Clan for yourself and your children’s future. Your tax-deductible contributions help support several important heritage projects.
  • Explore your heritage with knowledgeable people.



  • Participate in a number of events, such as Clan gatherings, the Annual General Meeting, and the Annual Founders Dinner at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.
  • Meet and learn from people with similar interests.
  • Enjoy opportunities to honor your ancestors by representing your Clan


Our Society is built on the tireless work of voluteers. Explore all the available opportunities to join the team.