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Robbie Burns Dinner at the Radisson Hotel, January 24th, 2015
Our Spring Program, featuring fiddler Rebecca Lomniky & piper David Brewer at the Big Flats Community Center was a great success and fun for all!
Chief Blake Mayo recently addressed the Corning Rotary Club on many things Scottish, marking Tartan Day April 6. He was introduced by Rotarian/SAS Trustee Herb MacDonell and accompanied by several other Trustees.
The Society Celebrated the 255th Birthday of Robert Burns
with Dinner and Ceilidh
The 2013 St. Andrews Dinner was held at the Corning Elks Club on November 9. After a delicious buffet dinner and the annual business meeting, officers for 2014 were elected and installed, with due pomp provided by Parliamentarian Herb MacDonell, who officiated using the priceless Oath of Allegiance stone from Brig O'Doon!
Following the formal installation, the mood was lightened with an hilarious (totally unrehearsed and lightly costumed) St. Andrew's Drama, which outlined the origins of the flag and St. Andrew becoming the patron saint of Scotland. The drama was written, (lightly) costumed, stage managed, directed and narrated by Linda Ferris, exhibiting yet another of her many talents.
The Drama was followed by a selection of tunes by the Caledonian Pipes and Drums, and the audience was treated to a sprightly reel by the Chief, who vowed to do a repeat performance at the Burns Dinner…finally, Dr. Carl Johengen graced the gathering with comical Scottish folk songs about love and marriage.
Our picnic at Harris Hill on July 13th was very well attended, and a good time was had by all. Certainly, no one went home hungry! The Society’s Robert Burns Scholarship was given to Jenna Cunningham, a recent graduate of West Genesee High School in Camillus, New York. Jenna is the granddaughter of our first Chief, George Cunningham, and his wife Barbara. She will attend the University of Buffalo in the fall,to study Math and Music.
The Society also oversees the selection of a recipient for the Bruce Stewart Memorial Scholarship which is presented by the family of the late beloved member of the SAS. This year, it was presented to Sydney Farmer, graduate of Hammondsport Central School. Sydney was Valedictorianof her class and will attend New York University in September, to major in global usiness studies.
St Andrews Dinner
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