Membership Information

Clan MacLaren Society of N.A. is different from some other "family societies" in that our membership is made up of all MacLaren/MacLaurin families, all spelling variations, as well as sept (associated) families. While this is true of most other Scottish clan societies, many "family societies" are for descendants of a specified ancestor.

More information on the history, purpose, and projects of the Society and of Clan MacLaren, generally, is available from other pages on this site.

Please, also, consider joining the Clan MacLaren Society (CMS) in Scotland. Please note that membership in either CMSNA or CMS is NOT mutually inclusive (joining one does not make you a member of the other).

Note: Membership levels, benefits, and pricing are subject to change. The latest available information is provided below.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION / RENEWAL

CMSNA MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:

  • Each Family or Individual membership receives one copy of all CMSNA mailings
  • Each membership receives one copy of the MacLaren Standard, the newsletter of the Clan MacLaren Society of North America, Ltd.
  • Each Family or Individual membership receives one vote on issues and officers
  • Members are encouraged to attend the Annual Gathering of the MacLarens (AGM) held at one of the Highland Games
  • Members are encouraged to participate in the AGM meetings and voting (note the voting provisions for each membership)
  • Members are encouraged to attend the AGM Banquet
  • The Society, typically, reserves a block of rooms for the AGM resulting at a discount rate for lodging.
  • The Society, sometimes, can reserve a block of rooms for other games, depending on member interest and response, resulting at a discount rate for lodging. This should be coordinated by the individual Games convenors.
  • Members are granted access to the Member's Area of this web site.
CMSNA MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES:
All dues are shown in US dollars.
Regular Membership
  • $25.00 per year
  • Regular membership is open to persons aged eighteen (18) or older who, by birth, marriage, or descent, bear, or are connected with the name of MacLaren or any Clan Sept name, regardless of spelling variations.
  • Each Regular membership receives one copy of all CMSNA mailings.
  • Each Regular membership receives one copy of the MacLaren Standard, the newsletter of the Clan MacLaren Society of North America, Ltd.
  • Each Regular membership receives one vote on issues and officers.
Family Membership
  • $25.00 per year
  • Family memberships include the principal member who meets Regular Membership requirements, spouse, and all children under 18 living at home.
  • Each Family membership receives one copy of all CMSNA mailings.
  • Each Family membership receives one copy of the MacLaren Standard, the newsletter of the Clan MacLaren Society of North America, Ltd.
  • Each Family membership receives one undivided vote on issues and officers.
Supporting Membership
  • $25.00 per year
  • Supporting membership is open to persons aged eighteen (18) or older, regardless of surname, who express a genuine interest in the objectives of the society.
  • Each Supporting membership receives one copy of all CMSNA mailings.
  • Each Supporting membership receives one copy of the MacLaren Standard, the newsletter of the Clan MacLaren Society of North America, Ltd.
  • Each Supporting membership receives one vote on issues and officers.
Wood Badge Membership
  • $15.00
  • The membership is for scout leaders who have received their Wood Badge certification.
  • Wood Badge members receive one copy the MacLaren Standard.
  • Wood Badge members receive one copy of all CMSNA mailings, except when mailings are exclusively related to voting privileges.
  • This is a nonvoting membership.
Wood Badge Family Membership
  • $15.00
  • The membership is for scout leaders and spouses, both of whom have received their Wood Badge certification.
  • Wood Badge Family members receive one copy the MacLaren Standard.
  • Wood Badge Family members receive one copy of all CMSNA mailings, except when mailings are exclusively related to voting privileges.
  • This is a nonvoting membership.
Life Memberships
  • Dues are ten times the annual dues listed above.
  • A one-time fee that entitles any membership type listed above with lifetime membership in the Society.
  • Family Life memberships include the principal member, spouse, and all children under 18 living at home.
  • Membership for children expires at age 18.
  • In the event of the loss of the principal member, family membership is retained by the surviving spouse.
The CMSNA membership year runs from July 1 through June 30.
Memberships are not pro-rated and all members will receive a renewal notice in June, but the membership benefits extend for a full calendar year based on the date members join the Society.


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