House of Gordon USA
Welcome to the
House of Gordon USA!

We are the families of the Scottish Clan Gordon in the United States of America. Our mission is to preserve
and promote our unique heritage and Celtic culture, as we enjoy the fellowship and support of family and
friends. Come Join Us at the Gordon Tent!

The Gordon name is synonymous with the rich history of Scotland and dates back to the 11th Century. It is a
name to be proud of and deserves your interest and support. The Board of Directors of House of Gordon USA
invites you to join our Clan Society.

WHAT WE DO

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to create, stimulate and sustain an interest in
Scotland, its history, traditions and culture; to bring together people of Gordon heritage; to
promote goodwill and understanding among its members and the general public; and to perform
charitable works.
The “Charles O. Gordon Memorial Scholarship Fund” provides scholarships to aid our
youth in further studies of the Scottish arts and education. Our Scotland charity is the Gordon Highlander
Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland which tells the history of "the finest regiment that ever was." We honor the
men and women of Clan Gordon who are serving or have served in the defence of our nation with the Wall Of
Honor. We promote genealogical research, and the Gordon DNA project, host tents at various Celtic Festivals
& Highland Games across the USA and many other worthy projects which encompass our Clan Gordon history
and cultural heritage as well as providing community service.

NEWS

Save The Date, THE CHIEF IS COMING To The 2017 AGM!
July 6-9, 2017 @ the   Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.
The House of Gordon will be the Honored Clan at the 2017 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.  
Check out the AGM page for a message from the chief and to keep up on AGM information which
will be added as we go forward.

Congratulations to the 2017 Recipients of the Charles O. Gordon Memorial
Scholarship for the Celtic Arts!
04/03/2017

This year we are happy to announce that we have awarded three scholarships to three
outstanding applicants. The Board had a very difficult time
deciding on who to award our
scholarship to
this year as we had several wonderful young Highland Dancers applying for our
scholarship. Each one had very real needs and each one showed an incredible amount of
dedication and talent with clearly defined goals. The Charles O. Gordon Memorial Scholarship was
founded at the 2006 AGM at Grandfather Mountain Highland Games by vote of the membership and
we set out the goal of furthering the Scottish Arts and our rich cultural heritage by giving a
helping hand to our youth who wish to hone their talents and accomplishments in the traditional
arts of Scotland. The three recipients this year have already begun sharing their experiences with
others to help perpetuate the art by volunteering, teaching, and mentoring others. All have goals
to continue along that path and we are very happy to award Miss Emma Schiff of Oakdale, CA, Miss
Megan Ashworth of Simi Valley, CA, and Miss Autumn Giancchina of Clearwater, FL our scholarship.
For more on these fine young ladies, please visit our
scholarship page.


Welcome Back Conveners for AZ/NM and UT! December, 2016
We are happy to welcome back Tom & Sarah Gardenhire, our conveners in AZ/NM
after Tom's health
scare last year. We are very happy that Tom is doing better and will be again hosting the Gordon Tent.

We are extremely happy to welcome back Loren & Nola Adams, our conveners in UT. Loren also
faced some health issues that precluded his participation for a while and we are happy to see him active and
able to come out and represent us again.

Welcome Convener for Montana! 10/2/2016
We are happy and excited to welcome Ann Donnelly as our new convener for Montana and hope to
see many Big Sky Country Gordons coming out to join her in the Gordon Tent in 2017!


Welcome Florida Co-convener!
The House of Gordon USA is pleased to announce that Jen Mills Martin will be working with
Cynthia Gordon Patrick as the co-convener covering Northern Florida. Cynthia will remain in the
lead and cover Southern Florida and they will work some of the Central Florida games together!
This is fabulous news for our Florida Gordons who will have more opportunities to join in the fun
at the Gordon Tent!

Welcome Tennessee & Kentucky Convener!
The House of Gordon USA is pleased to announce that Mark Dodd is our new convener for
Kentucky and Tennessee.  Mark will be hosting the Gordon Tent at the Glasgow Highland Games
June 4-5  and the Middle Tennesee Highland Games at the Hermitage in Nashville September 10th!

Welcome Alabama Convener! 10/31/15
The House of Gordon USA is pleased to announce that Sheila Mills Bedsole is our new convener
for Alabama! Sheila will be hosting the Gordon Tent at the inaugural Southeast Alabama Highland
Games (aka Wiregrass Highland Games) in Dothan on 3/19/16. Come join her at the Gordon Tent!

Welcome Texas Convener! 07/02/15
The House of Gordon USA is please to announce that we have a new Convener for Texas! Katy
Richards (Laurie) is a vibrant proud young Gordon Goddess who will be tackling Texas with all the
verve you have come to expect from a Gordon! We are excited to have her and hope that our
Texas Gordons will come out and give her some support and join in the fun at the Gordon Tent!


Welcome New Conveners! 01/13/15

Welcome to Kenn Gordon, new convener for Louisiana and Arkansas! Kenn and his family are
looking forward to the upcoming season and representing! He'll be at Minden in March, Lyon
College in April and Monroe in October! Marcia will be helping Kenn to get into the swing of things
and Minden so come out and welcome Kenn and give Marcia a fond farewell as our convener!
Marcia has been a fabulous Gordon representative and we wish to extend our most hearty thanks!

Welcome also to Kaine Aitken, new convener for Michigan! Kaine is excited to connect with other
Gordons in Michigan, and we all know that the Michigordons were a very active group at one time.
We are hoping to get a large number of Gordons out at the events this year to enjoy the fun at the
Gordon Tent. Garth Gordon will be assisting Kaine at the first couple of events. Thank you Garth
for all your hard work over the years and for giving Kaine the benefit of your experience! Garth
has long been our convener in MI and IN and we couldn't have asked for a better representative,
and anyone who has ever been to the Gordon Tent in MI will tell you that Garth is well known for
giving kisses to all the comely young lasses... Hershey's kisses that is!



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