The Clan MacRae Society of Canada
We invite you to become a member of the Clan MacRae Society of Canada.
The objectives of the Society as listed below are set out in the Memorandum of
Association, The Clan MacRae Society of Canada:
promote, and foster the Clan MacRae spirit, Scottish Highland traditions, and
friendly association with other Canadian Clan Societies.
encourage and educate members of the Society of our Clan MacRae
history, traditions, literature, music, and genealogy, and such other
subjects as may be of
interest to the members.
acquire and retain documents and objects of historical and cultural
interest to the Clan.
encourage the wearing of the Clan tartans and the Highland mode of
dress in ancient, contemporary and innovative forms always providing
these are worn with due dignity and respect for the Clan and its
establish and maintain friendly liaison with Clan MacRae Societies
throughout the world.
acquire by way of grant, gift, purchase, bequest, devise or otherwise,
real and personal property and to use and apply such property to the
realization of the objects of the society.
buy, own, hold, lease, mortgage, sell and convey such real and
personal property as may be necessary or desirable in the carrying out
of the objects of the Society.
Some of the Benefits of Membership in the Society
- The first, and most
important benefit of Membership in the Clan, is that each Member is a
part of an international family that traces its family lines through
various migrations around the world and back to the Clan family in
Scotland…as far back as the 10th and 11th
- Clan Members join other
Clan kin in the rights of the Society…that is, shaping the future of
the Clan MacRae Society in Canada. They may attend the Annual General
Meeting and, during the year, offer their own leadership in a variety
of ways that enrich the life of the whole Clan in Canada.
- The Clan Society can
sometimes offer help in finding family Members or identifying special
interest groups in the Clan.
- Canadian Members join
in Clan Gatherings in Scotland as participating Members of the
international community of Clan Societies.
- Canadian Members, upon
arriving at Eilean
Donan Castle in Scotland, and bearing a Canadian Member’s
card, have free admittance at any time to the castle. This benefit of Canadian membership is at the courtesy
of the Conchra
- Clan MacRae Canada
Members have access to the UK
Society's genealogical records.
- Clan MacRae Canada
members are eligible to attend the Annual Spring Luncheon in Eilean
Donan Castle, Dornie, Scotland. Announcements of the date are found on
the UK Clan
WEB and in our Spring edition of Kintail, the Society
- The Society newsletter, Kintail,
is distributed free to all Society members.
- Last, but not least, is the
opportunity to learn more of the history and the traditions of one’s
Scottish roots and to help extend this heritage and cultural
enrichment to other interested Canadians.
Individual or Family
(One household + Minor Children)
| $20.00 for 1 year, or
$50.00 for 3 years
*Fees are expressed in Canadian
Accepted Surnames and Variants
You qualify for membership in the Society if you, your
spouse, or an ancestor have a surname that is on the list below. Accepted
names include all combinations of Ra/Rae/Rath, with or
without the prefix "M'", “Mc”, or “Mac”. For example;
"Rae", "M'Rae", "McRae", and "MacRae" are all
Crae, Cree, Macara, Macarra, Maccra,
Maccrath, MacCrae, Maccraith, McCrady, MacCraw, MacCray, Macrae, MacCrea,
Maccreath, Maccree, Maccrie, MacKereth Macrath, Maccroy, Macgrath,
Macgraw, Machray, Macra, Macraith, Macrach, Macray, Macrie, McRae, McCrae,
McCrea, Rae, Raith, Ray, Rea, Reath
Please download, print and complete the Membership
Application form. The form is a PDF document. A free reader is available
from Adobe by clicking on the Get
Adobe Reader icon.
The application form and membership fees together should be mail
Gail McRae, Membership Secretary
18028 58 Ave