Clan Carruthers

Clan Carruthers: Society Membership is now Available!

SUPPORT ‘YOUR’ CLAN SOCIETY

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Dear Clan and Family Carruthers,

After the confirmation of Dr S. Peter Carruthers of Holmains as Chief of the Name and Arms of Carruthers, and after consultation with him personally, the Society has now opened its door to both individual and family membership.

Who do we represent?

The Clan Carruthers Society, represents all our family and clan worldwide and is accepted as the official society of Carruthers by our Chief: Simon Peter Carruthers of Holmains.

We therefore accept all those of our name or derivations of the same to include: Carrutherses, Caruthers, Carothers, Carrothers, Carrithers, Carithers, Corruthers, Corrithers, Cruthers, Crouthers, Carruther, Creuder, Cardus, Carother, Carouthers, Carradice, Carrauthers, Carrederys, Carrodus, Carrotheris, Carrothorys, Carrothis, Carutherys, Caruthris, Carrothyris, Carruderes, Carruderis, Carruthirs, Carruthoris, Caruderis, Caruyeris, Cerrothers, Corithers, Crathers, Cridders, Curthers, Cruthers, Crowthers, Karruthers, Karruther amongst others, whether by birth, descendancy, marriage or adoption, you remain welcome.

Recognition

Both our Society and our Clan Chief are recognised not only by the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh, but we are also recognised by the Scottish-Australian Heritage Council (SAHC) in Australia and are in full membership of both the Clans and Scottish Societies of Canada (CASSOC) and the Council of Scottish Clans and Associations (COSCA) in the US.

Although, the concept began in 2007, the Society was only founded after over 10 years, in January 2017. To date however, we have refrained from taking any monies from the our clan and family prior to now. This has been for two main reasons, both of which were to ensure that the Society was built on solid foundations in perpetuity and that it was for the benefit of all the Clan, not simply the few. We also wanted to wait until we had something solid to offer our members:

The Reasons

  1. Therefore, our Society’s time and efforts have been taken up with in-depth investigation and research to find a genealogically proven Chief of our line, which took over 10 years. Once this was achieved it took a further 20 months to progress that information successfully through the Lord Lyon King of Arms in Edinburgh.
  2. We also felt that it would have been inappropriate to charge monies for membership until a Chief was actually confirmed and in place and therefore gave us, as a Society, the authority to do so. We are therefore happy to announce that the Clan Carruthers Society International is officially recognised by our Chief, to not only represent the clan internationally, but also that we will support him personally in his duties worldwide.

To underpin this, the Chief has happily accepted the position as Honorary President of our Society as will any chief after him as this remains a hereditary position.

-Membership-

Membership of the Clan Carruthers Society is internationally accepted and recognised by all those who celebrate the Scottish culture and is currently offered in three categories: Founding Member, Individual Membership and Family Membership:

-Individual Membership-

£35 Founding Membership includes:

  • A signed Clan Certificate by our Chief and our Convenor.
  • Clan Carruthers history page.
  • Listed on the Clan Roll page as Founding member.
  • A proved Genealogical Chart of the Chiefs from 1320 to date.
  • Membership of your regional society.
  • Access to CCSI and regional events.
  • Access to the Clan Tartan and Society merchandise at Society rates.
  • Two newsletters per annum (Promptus et Fidelis).
  • Only available for 12 months 

£25/ $30 (US) Joining Individual Membership includes:

  • A signed Clan Certificate by our Chief and our Convenor.
  • A proved Genealogical Chart of the Chiefs from 1320 to date.
  • Membership of your regional society.
  • Access to CCSI and regional events.
  • Access to the Clan Tartan and Society merchandise at Society rates.
  • Two newsletters per annum (Promptus et Fidelis).

£20/$25 (US) Individual Membership Renewal includes:

  • A signed renewal certificate.
  • Renewed membership of your regional society.
  • Continued access to CCSI and regional events.
  • Continued access to the Clan Tartan and Society merchandise at Society rates
  • Two newsletters per annum (Promptus et Fidelis).

-Family Membership (to include two adults and two children up to age 18)-

£40/ $50 Joining Family Membership includes:

  • A signed Clan Certificate by our Chief and our Convenor.
  • A proved Genealogical Chart of the Chiefs from 1320 to date.
  • Membership of your regional Society.
  • Access to CCSI and regional events.
  • Access to the Clan Tartan and Society merchandise at Society rates.
  • Two newsletters per annum (Promptus et Fidelis).

£35/$40 Renewal Family Membership includes:

  • A signed renewal certificate.
  • Renewed membership of your regional society.
  • Continued access to CCSI and regional events.
  • Continued access to the Clan Tartan and Society merchandise at Society rates.
  • Two newsletters per annum (Promptus et Fidelis).

Beside these, you will have access to our clan genealogists, who are available to advise and try and assist accurately, with the stumbling blocks and dead ends of your own research and help with any petition of armorial bearings (Personal Arms) to the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh. 

In Summary: Our hopes

  • We sincerely hope that you are happy to support us, as it has taken well over 12 years to achieve what we have achieved on your behalf.  
  • We further genuinely hope that our efforts as a Society, will be seen by all Carruthers and derivatives of the same worldwide as being for the benefit of the whole clan and not simply the few.  
  • We also hope that that the Society is perceived as something worthwhile, which will be passed through to generations to come and which strongly anchors Carruthers to our Clan heritage, our culture and our history, as well as maintaining and celebrating our roots in Scotland. 

CCSI Executive Council

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iu-22.jpegThe Clan Carruthers Society International (CCSI) was founded in January 2017 and is officially recognised by the Chief of Carruthers as representing the worldwide Carruthers family. It is non-commercial, apolitical and non-partisan and is open to any member of the international Carruthers family and derivatives of that name. The Society is based in the United Kingdom, but is represented by an international Executive Council.

 

 

 

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