Annual Membership Renewal Notices

I’ve received numerous emails over the last couple days regarding these.

So long story short, when the membership database was finalized and merged with the website, without knowing who had an active annual membership and who did not, I set all previous annual members to expire within the membership system to December 31, 2020.

So with that, the first round of notifications have automatically been sent out that your membership with the society will expire.

Should you choose to renew just follow the directions within the email.  Should you decide not to, then simply do nothing and your membership will expire on December 31.  This expiration will also remove your access to the members area of the website along, which includes access to the quarterly society newsletter.

As always, should there be any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Annual Directors Meeting

As you all know by know, the majority of the games, festivals and other events for all clans had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.  This unfortunately included the Clan Wallace Society annual directors meeting.

However, this is still required to be performed, and in an effort to meet this requirement a Zoom meeting has been scheduled on October 3rd to fulfill this.  You should have received an email with the meeting details as setup by Judy, the society treasurer.  If you are interested in attending and did not receive this 9information feel free to contact myself or Judy and we will get the details to you.


Scott Wallace

Request for Nominations

Attention Clan Wallace Council Members!

The Request for Nominations will be mailed out to all council member next week.  This is time sensitive, so if you do not receive the mailing the that means we don’t have your correct address on file in the membership database.  You should also have received an email or two detailing this, however, if you did not then that means we don’t have your correct email address on file either.

So please, your Board of Directors asks if you do not receive a Request for Nomination to update your profile from within the members area here, (Member Login) and if you still desire a nomination form for this cycle to contact Randy at with your updated info and he will get one out to you.

If you have trouble logging in to the members area please don’t hesitate to contact me at


Scott Wallace

2020 Clan Wallace Gathering Announcement


As has been the case with many of the other festivals nationwide, CWS regrettably will be rescheduling the annual gathering originally scheduled this Fall in Prescott, AZ to September 2021.  More information will follow…

64th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games (NC) was held on July 11,12,13,14, 2019. Overcast skies for most of the weekend, but the sun did come out to greet the ninety nine clan tents participating and Clan Wallace was among them. Also at the games are Scottish Tartan Museum, Council of Scottish Clans and Associations and Scottish Culture and St. Andrews Society of Upper South Carolina. Russ and Marcia Harper along with Larry and Judy Slight hosted the Clan Wallace tents.

These games are held at MacRae meadow on Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina. Thursday night Russ did the calling of, the Clan. Wallaces cheered as he yelled FREEDOM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Special guest with us this weekend was President Karen Wallace and her husband Charles. Lots of Wallaces attended this weekend actives, Past President Larry Slight and Treasurer Judy Slight, Mark Clifford, John and Sally Wallace and family, Judy Wallace Moore and family, Terry and Kelly Wallace, Susanne Dykes, Glen Wolfe, Mary Jo Hutchinson, Linda Tyrell and Granddaughter Samantha Matson alone with many more.

One of the special events that took place at the Wallace tent was that the Past President, Russ Harper presented the new President, Karen Wallace with the presidential metal, symbolling the passing of the torch from one to the other.

We had a special guest at the Games this year is Clan Chief Arabella Kincaid of Kincaid.

The 2019 Bear Run, part of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, started in Linville Thursday night and concluded at the top of Grandfather Mountain. Over 867 runners started the race and ranged in age from 8 to 80.

Our thanks to the many that came out and enjoy the weekend with us. Without YOU there is no Clan Wallace. Can’t wait to see you all next year!

Contributed by Marcia Harper

Major CJ Wallace, Canadian Army, retired, 1976 – 2000

Major CJ Wallace, CD, BA, BAS, plsc Canadian Army retired, 1976 – 2000

CJ was commissioned from the ranks as an infantry cpl to infantry officer. Reclassified to intelligence officer and became the Army Chief Interrogator. Medically released due to wounds. Retired as major.

CJ joined the Clan Wallace Society in 2011.

For your service and sacrifice CJ, the Clan Wallace Society salutes you.

Smokey Mountain Highland Games

The Smokey Mountain Highland Games (TN) was held on May 18-19, 2019.  These games are held at the campus of Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee.   Sunny skies and 95 degree weather for the weekend. Forty nine clan tents participating and Clan Wallace was among them.  Russ and Marcia Harper hosted the Clan Wallace tent.

The entertainment included the Colin Grant Adams, Seven to the Sea, MacGilliossa, The Piper Jones Band, Highland Reign, The Celtic Martins, Alabannach, Good Thymes Ceilidh Band, The Celtic Martins.  The Games included heavy athletics, kilted run, Children’s Highland games competition, and Border Collie Demonstration.  The vendors at the games included, Near and Far, The Gaelic Shop, The Celtic Knot, Highland Kilt Company, the Scots Corner.

Thanks to all that came out and enjoyed the weekend with us.

Contributed By Marcia Harper

19th Annual Bethabara Highland Games

The Bethabara Highland Games (NC) was held on May 4, 2019.  Overcast skies and 80 degree was the weather of the day.   There were eighteen clan tents participating and Clan Wallace was among them.  Russ and Marcia Harper hosted the Clan Wallace tent.  Also on tent row was, “SAMS” the Scottish American Military Society, Council of Scottish Clans and Society, and the Forsyth County Genealogical Society.

These games are held at Historic Bethabara Park in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  The Highland Games at Historic Bethabara Park are held to pay respect to the heritage of the early Scots and Scots-Irish pioneers who helped and guided the Moravians in their settlement of the Wachovia tract.  This game is free and open for the enjoyment of the public.

The entertainment included the Jamestown Pipes and Drum and North Carolina State Pipeband.  The Games included heavy athletics, Children’s Highland games competition, Children’s Colonial Games and storytelling, Border Collie Demonstration.  The vendors at the games included  Near and Far Scottish,  Scottish Leather, Kelpie Pottery, Carolina Celt, and  Lumpy’s Ice Cream.

Thanks to all that came out and enjoyed the day with us.

Contributed By Marcia Harper