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The Clan Claus Society embodies the desire to preserve and perpetuate the history, ideals, traditions, family values, and heritage of the Scottish Santa Claus persona. The Clan Claus Society is fundamentally different from any other Santa group. All members will participate in an organization that is totally "FAMILY" oriented. As such, the Society invites like-minded individuals to join together to share in the Christmas family camaraderie and to encourage others to uphold the traditions of the Scottish Santa Claus persona throughout the year keeping the Spirit of Christmas alive in the hearts of all ages.

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  2. Eileen Strom

    club membership

    Maybe on the Clan FB page? https://www.facebook.com/groups/150580594967843/
  3. FrSanta

    club membership

    I was a founding member but I got dropped from the club membership here. I don't come on this site much because I never hear from anyone when I post. Is there a better place to communicate and stay in touch with clan? please let me know. Fr. Santa David
  4. Kona

    New Tartan Order 3/19

    Bill call me about this 440-725-2107 Kona
  5. Santa Bill of Bel Air

    New Tartan Order 3/19

    Am I too late to order (using the instructions above)?
  6. Eileen Strom

    New Tartan Order 3/19

    Thanks!
  7. Eileen Strom

    New Tartan Order 3/19

    So is the red color, more red now? Or is it still on the orange side? I still have a swatch from the original run, as I was asked to see if I could match colors for possible vests. Would it be possible to get a swatch of the new one once it comes in?
  8. Kona

    New Tartan Order 3/19

    No the tartan thread counts are still the same. We have been using a different mill then we started with the quality is 100+ better.
  9. Eileen Strom

    New Tartan Order 3/19

    Has the tartan design changed over the years?
  10. New Tartan Order We are putting together another tartan order. For those of you that missed the deadline last time around now is your chance. Don't miss out! For those of you who forgot this is the ordering process. (Tartan Ordering Process) You must be an official member of The Clan Claus Society to order tartan. To place a tartan order we must order a minimum of 30 meters at a time. The entire order must be the same weight (13oz - 16oz). The fabric is double wide approximately, 140cm (55”Inches). Tartan takes anywhere from 8 - 12 weeks to weave depending on how busy the mill is at the time we place the order. Here is the process: 1) You are responsible for your correct measurements and your correct yardage amounts. I would suggest that you work with a kilt maker for this. Measure twice! 2) If you don’t have a kilt maker, contact Hazel Stewart at www.kiltshop.comor USA Kilts www.usakilts.com or John Higgins at www.jhiggins.net they will help you out. We have worked out an arrangement with each vendor and they will accept your own supplied tartan. You must tell them that you will be sending them your Clan Claus Society tartan. 3) Individual tartan orders must be paid in full and are not refundable. I must pay for the tartan in full when I place the order. You will only pay for the fabric in advance. Shipping will be billed separately. 4) If you are planning to pay via Pay Pal or Square the 3% fee from Pay Pal and Square will be added to your order. 5) The price for tartan depends the current mill pricing at the time of the order. 6) All the tartan will initially be shipped to me, (the mill will not drop ship to anyone else). 7) Shipping: There will be two (2) shipping costs. a. First shipping cost is from the mill to me. This will be shared equally by all those ordering fabric. Last time we ordered fabric the shipping was about $185.00 for 60 meters. b. Second shipping cost will be from me to you and will be specific to your order. c. Tartan will not be shipped out until the shipping charges are paid. 8) Once I receive the tartan, I must check all of the fabric to make sure there are no issues. I will then cut it and ship it to you. NOTE: The last time we ordered tartan there was a surprise tariff. ($200.00 USD. It was quite a big surprise) All of our previous orders have never had a tariff. I paid the tariff fee because everyone had already paid in full. Should we get another tariff on fabric orders going forward I will divide it among all those purchasing tartan at this time. To place your order contact me using my direct email santakona@gmail.com. Supply me with your name, current address, email and your phone number along with the total number of meters you would like to order. To insure your order is received do not message me through Facebook or on ClausNet. Any question please email me at santakona@gmail.com or feel free to call me at 440-725-2107.
  11. Kona

    Coat of Arms

    Coat of Arms It seems that when we get new members to the Clan Claus Society this question always comes up - Why don’t we have a Coat of Arms? To this end I will not pretend that I can understand how a grant of Arms is issued. I have reviewed the Lord Lyon’s web site many times and my interpretation is that we are not eligible. We are not an officially recognized Clan by any governing body, nor are we a charity or a corporation. We are a social organization. However it keeps coming up so I decided that I should go right to the headmaster himself for clarification. Can we, the Clan Claus Society, be issued a grant of arms? If so what is that process? I appreciate any information you can provide. Sincerely Kona Here is his reply: Dear Mr. Gant “Thank you for your email below to Dr Morrow, the Lord Lyon, which he has passed to me to consider and reply to. I have discussed the matter with the Lord Lyon. Dr Morrow was honored and delighted to be made a member of the Clan Claus Society in 2016, something he speaks of regularly and with great pleasure. He is pleased to do whatever he can to promote the work of the Society. However, in granting arms the Lord Lyon exercises judicial powers and also prerogative powers (i.e. powers of the Sovereign, HM The Queen). As you have seen from the website of the Court of the Lord Lyon, the Society does not fall within the legal jurisdiction of the Lord Lyon and so it is not possible for the Lord Lyon to make a grant of arms to the Society. I am sorry to have to confirm the conclusion that you had reached yourself.” With my best wishes Russell Russell Hunter | Solicitor | Lyon Clerk and Keeper of the Records The Court of the Lord Lyon | HM New Register House, Edinburgh, EH1 3YT | Telephone 0131 556 7255 | Email Lyon.Clerk@gov.scot
  12. Jim Smith

    10 years ago

    On the 1st day of June in 2008, Santa Claus authorized the formation of the Clan Claus Society. Thank you Kona and Kathi for sharing your dream! Thank you to the Charter Members for helping the Clan grow! Thank you to all of our members for making the Clan the wonderful group that it is! Give yourselves a Hearty Ho Ho Ho!!
  13. Felix Estridge

    Tartan Ordering

    Locked the topic to prevent replies as Kona stated above.
  14. Do not reply to this posting this is for information. Please follow instructions in post. Tartan Ordering Process You must be an official member of The Clan Claus Society to order tartan. To place a tartan order we must order a minimum of 30 meters at a time. The entire order must be the same weight (13oz - 16oz). The fabric is double wide approximately, 140cm (55”Inches). There seems to be a strong interest in 16oz fabric so we will be ordering 16 oz. tartan this time. Tartan takes anywhere from 8 - 12 weeks to weave depending on how busy the mill is at the time we place the order. Here is the process: 1) You are responsible for your correct measurements and your correct yardage amounts. I would suggest that you work with a kilt maker for this. Measure twice! 2) If you don’t have a kilt maker, contact USA Kilts www.usakilts.com or John Higgins at www.jhiggins.net they will help you out. We have worked out an arrangement with each vendor and they will accept your own supplied tartan. You must tell them that you will be sending them your Clan Claus Society tartan. 3) Individual tartan orders must be paid in full and are not refundable. I must pay for the tartan in full when I place the order. You will only pay for the fabric in advance. Shipping will be billed separately. 4) If you are planning to pay via Pay Pal or Square the 3% fee from Pay Pal and Square will be added to your order. 5) The price for tartan on this order is $58.00 per meter. 6) All the tartan will initially be shipped to me, (the mill will not drop ship to anyone else). 7) Shipping: There will be two (2) shipping costs. a. First shipping cost is from the mill to me. This will be shared equally by all those ordering fabric. Last time we ordered fabric the shipping was about $185.00 for 60 meters. b. Second shipping cost will be from me to you and will be specific to your order. c. Tartan will not be shipped out until the shipping charges are paid. 8) Once I receive the tartan, I must check all of the fabric to make sure there are no issues. I will then cut it and ship it to you. NOTE: The last time we ordered tartan there was a surprise tariff. ($200.00 USD. It was quite a big surprise) All of our previous orders have never had a tariff. I paid the tariff fee because everyone had already paid in full. Should we get another tariff on fabric orders going forward I will divide it among all those purchasing tartan at this time. To place your order contact me using my direct email santakona@gmail.com. Supply me with your name, current address, email and your phone number along with the total number of meters you would like to order. To insure your order is received do not message me through Facebook or on ClausNet. Any question please feel free to call me at 440-725-2107. Kona
  15. Because I have had many request for members only items I need to clarify who may purchase these items again. Our Facebook page is a open group however belonging to our Facebook page does not mean you are a member of The Clan Claus Society. If you wish to become a member of The Clan Claus Society and we hope you will. Just visit our web site at clanclaussociety.com most of your questions can be answered there. Should you need any additional information please feel free to email me directly or call me. Merchandise Current Pricing Large Blazer Badge $24.00 Small Blazer Badge $15.00 Gold Crest Badges $28.00 Lapel Pins $10.00 or 2 for $18.00 Crest Patches $10.00 Wooden Ornaments $9.00 Car Magnets 8x10 $12.00 Believe Pin $15.00 of 2 for $25.00 Ladies Rosette $21.00 Ladies Sash $55.00 Can Cozies $18.00 Ladies Necklace $15.00 We do take Pay Pal or Your Personal Checks. There is a 3% transaction fee from Pay Pal. Checks should be payable to Kona Donald J Gant. Shipping via USPS. Any questions please use my direct email santakona@gmail.com
  16. Thank you all! We will do our best to keep this Merry Band moving on!
  17. Bestemor Claus

    Distinguished New Member

    what a wonderful honor. Well done Kona. you work so hard for Clan Claus and this is indeed a great honor. A special welcome to Dr Joseph J Morrow QC. and thank you to you Kona for all you do.
  18. FrSanta

    Distinguished New Member

    AWESOME! Great to have a new and distinguished member to Clan Claus Society. It was great to be with other members at Discover Santa and I look forward to future opportunities. We need an emote with a kilted Santa.
  19. Florida Kris Kringle

    Distinguished New Member

    Wonderful how this Organization has grown and the reputation it has. I am truly a proud member!!
  20. Santa Bill Reiller

    Distinguished New Member

    That is so great !! Congratulations to the Claus Clan Society!!
  21. Eileen Strom

    Distinguished New Member

    This is awesome! Congrats to the Claus Clan Society!
  22. Dear Clan Claus Society Members – It is my pleasure to share with you that Dr. Joseph J Morrow QC the Lord Lyon of Scotland is now a distinguished member of the Clan Claus Society! The Court of the Lord Lyon is the heraldic authority for Scotland and deals with all matters relating to Scottish Heraldry and Coats of Arms. The Court of the Lord Lyon of Scotland maintains the Scottish Public Registers of Arms and Genealogies. (www.lyon-court.com) We were fortunate that one of our members, Santa Matty Ross was in the “right place at the right time”. For those of you who do not know Matty, he is a fixture at the Utah Highland games where he represents Clan Claus Society. The Lord Lyon was in attendance at the Utah games a few months ago to award the Utah games their own Coat of Arms. Matty was one of a few select people invited to the private reception for the Lord Lyon. It just so happens that Matty was seated directly across from the Lord Lyon. The Lord Lyon noticed Matty’s Order of the Benevolent Reindeer medallion and inquired about its significance. Matty and the Lord Lyon had a lively conversation. He was very interested in our mission and purpose. As it turns out the Lord Lyon has been portraying Santa for over 20 years! He has been a part of the spirit of Christmas for decades. I was able to make contact with him and invited him to become a member our Christmas family. Here is his response. “Dear Kona, I was so delighted and honored to be made a member of your Society. It also in this summer months brought a real sense of joy to me. Can you thank all in the Claus Clan Society for the kindness they have shown me. All the materials have arrived safely I think it is one of the most enjoyable honors I have ever received. I will promote your/our work through my own work. With many thanks and best wishes.” Lord Lyon (Santa Joe Morrow)
  23. Hey everybody, During Discover Santa I had a number of people enquirer about the Clan Claus Society group and other aspects of us being kilted Santas. For anyone interested we have a website, Clanclaussociety.com and I also told a number of people that we have a Christmas story of Santa's first trip to Scotland. I did not have any copies of it to hand out but anyone interested in reading it can find it on the website as well. Here is a direct link to the story. Christmas Tale, Santa's first visit to Scotland Remember being a part of a clan is being part of a family, and it is always great to have a bigger family, come check us out.
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