The Clan Morrison Society, founded in Scotland in 1909, was granted its own coat of arms by the Lord Lyon, King of Arms.
In the United States and Canada, there were formerly two organizations---the American Section of the Clan Morrison Society and a Clan Morison of North America. In the late 1980s, these unified into the present day, Clan Morrison Society of North America.
It is important to remember that the clan and the society are not the same.
Membership in the clan is inherited, but membership in a society is usually paid for. You are born into a clan but you have to join a society.
The society exists to promote an understanding of the clan, its history and its chief, and further to encourage the development of related Scottish or Celtic traditional skills and knowledge.
Membership in the Clan Morrison Society of North America is generally, but not limited to, those persons having, by birth, marriage, or adoption, the name of some form of Morrison, Gilmore, or Brieve; or descended from such a person.
What The Clan Morrison Society of North America does....
The Society is established as a non-profit, non-stock, organization exclusively for not-for-profit purposes and includes:
A. Perpetuating Scottish history, traditions and culture, fostering Clan sentiment and cultivating social interaction among Society members;
B. Collecting and preserving books and documents pertaining to the history and traditions of the Morrison Clan;
C. Promoting regular communication between members, the Executive Committee, and the Chief of Clan Morrison by regular publications and meetings.
D. Promoting fellowship among the members by sponsoring and encouraging attendance at local activities and events of interest to the Scottish community.
E. Promoting the continuance of Scottish and Celtic Arts, Education and Athletics through the sponsorship of scholarships for the study of, but not limited to, Highland and Scottish Country dance; music such as the bagpipes, harp and fiddle; Scottish Heavy Athletics; and History, Genealogy and Language, such as Scots Gaelic.
F. Promoting, through fund raising activities, any Scientific and Archaeological investigations and charitable work pertaining to the Morrison Clan deemed appropriate by the Executive Committee and the General membership.
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