Addendum to the Spring Chatter:
Our MacDuffee Clan Society officers have been tracking the announcements and available state information for both the Grandfather Mountain (NC) and Loon Mountain Games (NH). The state of North Carolina has begun to loosen mask requirements but has only recognized an outside gathering of 200 people through June 1st and will then presumably announce larger gathering opportunity/requirement. The Loon Mountain Games have limited attendance to 4000 guests, reduced the number of Clans to 30 and have reduced the main entertainment performers. Both Games have made difficult decisions and we appreciate all their efforts. Unfortunately there is still too much uncertainty, reduced attendance, reduce entertainment, and no need to take unnecessary risks. Many of our members also drive a significant distance and we are sure that they want to absorb the full experience of these two outstanding Games not reduced programs. Therefore, we have decided to not sponsor a Clan Tent at either Game for 2021 and are looking forward to a full and special 2022 gathering. Individuals are obviously free to attend if they wish.
We, your officers, appreciate your understanding and hopefully you will join us in 2022 to celebrate our Scottish Heritage and the 60th year, 1962-2022, since our Clan first formally organized on Grandfather.
Thomas P. McDuffee FSAScot
President MacDuffee Clan Society of America, Inc.