Warrnambool and District Caledonian Society

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Warrnambool and District Scottish Country Dance Group Inc. Yes

Victoria

Australia

Chief  John Paton
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Jean PatonJean Paton
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PO Box 157WarrnamboolVictoria

Australia
3280

   
Office Bearers:
  • Mrs Frances Chislett…Treasurer
  • Alex Barber…Senior Chieftain
  • Norm Oakes …Junior Chieftain
Purpose: To preserve and promote Scottish Heritage by fostering the Literature,Music and Dance of Scotland.
The Society has its own Choir; “The Caledonian Singers,” and fosters both Scottish Country Dancing and Highland Dancing.
Meetings:
  • The Council meets monthly in the Guild Room,
    Anglican Church
    Koroit Street, Warrnambool
  • Functions: Weekly Saturday-Night Socials
    including Special Occasions on

  • St. Andrews Day
  • Hogmanay
  • Robert Burns Birthday ? ? and
  • In recent years an annual weekend camp, each February, at Halls Gap in the Grampians
  • 2006 Calendar:
    • Socials are held in the Church hall, Koroit Street, Warrnambool at 8.30pm on the following dates
    • May
      27th
    • June
      3rd.,10th.,17th.,24th.,
    • July
      1st.,8th.,15th.,22nd.,29th.,
    • August
      5th.,12th.,19th.,26th.,
    • September
      2rd.,9th.,16th.,23rd.,
    • October
      7th.,14th.,21st.,
      28th.Fancy Dress Social
    • November
      4th.,11th.,18th.,25th.
    • December
      2nd., 9th.,15th., Christmas Dinner,
      16th., Childrens Christmas Party,
      31st Hogmanay.
    • Jean Paton 03 5562 7407 patonjj {at} standard.net(.)au

      Special Events

    • 16-Jun Annual Haggis Dinner Warrnambool Golf Club,Younger Street Warrnambool 7:00 pm
    • 20-Jul AGM Anglican Hall, Koroit Street, Warrnambool 7:30 – 11:00 pm
    • 07-Oct Caledonian Springtime Ball Anglican Hall, Koroit Street, Warrnambool 8:00 PM Jean Paton 03 5562 7407 patonjj {at} hotkey.net(.)au25-Nov St Andrew’s Day Social Anglican Hall, Koroit Street, Warrnambool 8:30 – 11:00 pm
    • 15-Dec Christmas Dinner Church hall, Koroit Street, Warrnambool
    • 16-Nov Warrnambool Children’s Christmas Party
    • 31-Dec Hogmanay Anglican Hall, Koroit Street, Warrnambool 8:30 – 11:00 pm
    Short history: Earliest records are not available
    but probably began in 1919 with John Redpath as Chief.
    The Society affiliated with the V.S.U. in 1924 and hosted the Annual Conference in
    that year.
    In 1952 the Society purchased it’s own Club Rooms for meetings and
    social activities.
    Due to increasing Rate charges, Insurance and Maintenance Costs, in 1985 the
    decision was made to dispose of the property. Since then the Society has used the
    Anglican Church Hall
    as the venue for meetings and socials.
    Affiliations
    • Victorian Scottish Union
    • Scots of Victoria Co-ordinating Group
    Established: Prior to 1919 in Warrnambool