Clan Donald Canterbury held their quarterly meeting on Sunday 3 November.
A good turnout of members met at 12.00 pm for a BYO lunch prior to the 1.00 pm meeting. Members welcomed Colin MacDonald, Clan Donald foundation member and former President, who has been unable to attend meetings or functions as regularly as he used to.
Ann Smith, President reported on the successful Clan trip to Twizel over the weekend of 19-22 September and the Brook Gardens visit on 20 October.
Updates were also provided by Christine Martin, President of Clan Donald New Zealand and Clan Donald Lands Trustee, Alan MacDonald, High Commissioner, Ann Smith, President of Scottish Heritage Council and Gordon McIvor, President of the Scottish Society of New Zealand.
Updates and discussion took place regarding the Hororata Highland Games (9 November), the Clan Christmas gathering (14 December) and the programme for the Clan Donald Forum to be held in Western Australia next October was reviewed.
Doreen and Colin MacDonald
Ian Bright (left) and Elwyn Martin show members the new banner produced for the Clan Tent
Members at the meeting (left to right) Cath Lyall, Brent Tomlinson, Bob Lyall, Beryl Duncan, Colin MacDonald, Doreen MacDonald and Pauline McIvor.