Central Florida Highland Games

Central Florida Highland Games

Reba Dimond
Reba Dimond

January 19th, 2016, 11:19 pm #1

I just attended the highland games in Winter Springs, FL (Orlando) for the second year, and once again was disappointed that Clan Mackay was not represented. What do I need to do to get some interest?
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Michelle Sandelier
Michelle Sandelier

February 4th, 2016, 5:57 am #2

Hi Reba!

I understand your disappointment at not finding a Mackay tent at the games. That was my experience when I attended my first Highland Game in Maine. Luckily we had a commissioner for the Maine Games, but unfortunately, she was taken ill suddenly and could not attend. I made an inquiry through the St. Andrews Society and got her address (Didn't yet know of the Mackay Society organization) and asked her if she would like for me to help her out the following year. I did and later became the Maine Commissioner when she retired. I went on to serve as Regional VP and finally National VP

James MacKay
7015 Palmetto Lane
Tampa, 33604-5127
(813) 988-3847

Is listed as the Florida Commissioner, but may not be able to attend all the Florida games. Contact him and ask if he needs help; perhaps later you might like to become a commissioner and set up a Mackay tent at the games he is un able to attend. Being involved it a great way to meet other Mackay's and to be part of promoting Scottish heritage in general and Mackay history in particular!

If you are not interested in becoming a commissioner at this time but would like to see a manned Tent at the Winter Springs games, contact:

Southeast Regional VP
Ellen Morgan
203 Lake Shore Drive
Interlachen, FL 32148

She is responsible for the oversight and coordination of your region. She and James recruit for commissioners as part of their duties.

Hope you do get a Mackay Tent for next years games at Winter Springs!

Michelle

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Reba Dimond
Reba Dimond

February 5th, 2016, 2:23 am #3

Michelle,
I appreciate the information. I would love to have a tent at the games! I will contact James and/or Ellen shortly. Thanks again.
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Michelle Sandelier
Michelle Sandelier

February 5th, 2016, 5:49 am #4

Hi Again, Reba!

You are welcome! Hope to hear of your adventures as a host soon! Stay in touch!

Michelle
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Dr. Donald H. McGee
Dr. Donald H. McGee

April 29th, 2016, 8:43 pm #5

I just attended the highland games in Winter Springs, FL (Orlando) for the second year, and once again was disappointed that Clan Mackay was not represented. What do I need to do to get some interest?
Thank you, indeed, for your observations, Reba. Do contact the Regional VP who will assist you. Jim MacKay of tampa, Florida did 4 or 5 Florida games each year for 35 years and retired about 4 years ago. Ellen would be the one to select and/or recruit a commission for Florida. The Florida Games are all held during the Florida "season" when the North of the USA is having snow. Great numbers of Northern visitors are attracted to the Games. To my knowledge, Ellen's address and contact information is accurate.
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