Clan Donald Canterbury held their AGM and Branch Meeting on Sunday 8 February.  To commemorate the Glencoe massacre a Glencoe photo board was on display, Ann Smith piped us into the meeting and Cathie McMillan read an interesting article about the village and surrounding countryside of Glencoe.

Christine Martin was re elected as President and Margaret Donald as Secretary/Treasurer. Cath Lyall has stood down from the Committee after providing valuable service for a number of years. We welcome her replacement, Adrienne Pamment who has already boosted our funds by running a raffle.

Christine Martin reported on the successful year Canterbury had with many enjoyable social events held. Christine commented on the success of the Hororata Highland Games and Clan Donald’s participation. One of the highlights for the year for the Clan was the enjoyable visit to Dunedin in May to attend the Clan Donald New Zealand AGM and renew acquaintances and friendships with our Otago Clans people. A very moving personal memory for Christine was her visit to Scotland last June and arriving at the Clan Donald Centre on Skye and seeing the flag flying at half mast at the time of Harold McIsaac’s passing.

The AGM was followed by a very enjoyable barbecue at Alan MacDonald’s house.


Ann Smith



Glencoe photo board.



Margaret Donald, Secretary/Treasurer and Christine Martin, President.



At the AGM, Colin and Doreen MacDonald with their son, Alan MacDonald, High Commissioner for Clan Donald New Zealand.



Pictured at the barbecue (left to right) Sally Wihone, Brennan Nelson and Pauline McIvor.



Bob Lyall and Elwyn Martin, South Island Commissioner.



Maureen Breach and Peter Smith spend a few quiet moments reading the Glencoe booklets.



Christine Martin chats with Colin MacDonald and Brent Tomlinson.



Adrienne Pamment, our MasterChef, at work.



The raffle being drawn under “police supervision”. Pictured left to right Helen Ring, Alan MacDonald and Adrienne Pamment with Sally Wihone.