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.


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.


Nominating Committee:
The nominatating committee consists of Bonnie Linse, Jen Mills Martin and Lois Todd. If you have any
nominations for National Office for the 2017-2019 years to put forward, please contact any of these members
to make your nominations known.

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.

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!

Congratulations to the 2016 Recipients of the Charles O. Gordon Memorial
Scholarship for the Celtic Arts!

    Destiny Swainston is a 15-year-old Highland Dancer from Dunedin,
    Florida. She and her sister live with their grandmother, Ruth Gordan
    Alber, who makes all of her dance outfits! She started dancing in 7th
    grade as Highland Dance is offered at her middle school. She says,
    “Dancing for me isn't simply about competing or even being the best. I
    dance because it truly is my passion. I enjoy every moment of it.” She
    has been honing her skill with lessons and competitions and will be
    moving up to Premiere competition this summer.  Costs have added up
    and if it weren’t for Ruth’s skills as a seamstress it would be nearly
    impossible. We have awarded her a $500.00 grant to attend a dance
    workshop, and wish her the best of luck in her competition year!

    Isabel Friedrichs, is a 15-year-old Highland Dancer from Escondido,
    California who has garnered inspiration from family stories of her Great-
    grandmother Mary Laing’s strong character and determination when
    she came to the USA from Scotland. That same determination has her
    setting the goal of competing in the World Highland Dance
    Championships in Scotland this year. It also shows in the fact that she
    has achieved a 4.0 GPA, and is an accomplished violinist with the Youth
    Philharmonic Symphony, being named to the California Scholarship
    Association, and being named as Student of the Year at The Classical
    Academy of Escondido!  We have awarded Isabel with a $400.00 grant
    toward her goals. We hope for all the best in her coming year!

Congrats to The Epic Project Recipient!

    Linda Snoddy of Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, CA.  Linda not
    only has had numerous Piping Awards and maintains a high GPA, but
    gives generously of her talents in representing of the Scottish the
    Community at Large.

    Linda pipes at Garden of Innocence Unclaimed Baby Funerals of Kern
    County, at the Wounded Heroes Fund of Kern County, and at The
    National Cemetery. This is above and beyond piping at numerous
    Police and Fire Events plus Highland Game Competitions.

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!

Congratulations to Cynthia & the Florida Gordons! 03/29/15

    Congrats to Cynthia Gordon Patrick, our convener in
    Florida, and her crew on bringing home the BEST CLAN
    Award at Dunedin on 3/28/15! WHOO  HOO!

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

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