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2016 AGM

Annual General Meeting • New Hampshire • Sept. 15-18

For an early autumn adventure, make plans to attend the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in New Hampshire. The registration form can be downloaded HERE. The AGM registration fee is $45 per family. Deadline to register is July 1, 2016.

New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

The 2016 AGM coincides with the 41st annual New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival. The event takes place at Loon Mountain Resort, in Lincoln, New Hampshire, on Sept.16-18, 2016. The resort is located in the heart of the beautiful White Mountain National Forest.

Enjoy three days of music, food, competitions and more at New Hampshire Highland Games! This festival is among the largest and one of the most diversified games in the country and includes the Gathering of the Scottish Clans, with over 60 clans and societies; massed bands; sheepdog trials; Celtic world music concerts; the New England Regional Scottish Fiddle Championship; International Scottish Athletics; New England Highland Dance Championships; New England Solo Piping Drumming Championships; Scottish Harp (Clarsach) other instrumental competitions.

Ticket sales:

  • 3-day pass = $45 (up to July 29); $50 (after July 29)
  • Single day ticket (Friday and Sunday) = $20
  • Saturday only ticket = $27 (up to July 29); $30 (after July 29)

All single day tickets are also available at the gate.

To purchase tickets, go online at http://www.nhscot.org/tickets.html or call toll-free (800) 358-7268.

Directions to the games from Interstate I-93, north and south:

  • Take exit 32 Lincoln.
  • Turn left at the end of the exit ramp.
  • Travel through Lincoln, New Hampshire, for 2.8 miles on SR-112.
  • This is also Main Street in Lincoln. Parking for shuttle service to the games is throughout Lincoln in designated parking areas. Watch for signs to NHHG&F parking. Handicapped parking is also available in special parking areas.

Visit http://www.nhscot.org for information about the games.

Accommodations - Franconia Inn

Official AGM accommodations are at the Franconia Inn. The Clan Graham Society will hold its meetings, banquet and Mugdock Auction at the Inn.

This charming and enchanting getaway has been welcoming guests since 1863. Situated on 107 acres in picturesque Easton Valley, the Franconia Inn affords breathtaking views of Mount Lafayette, Franconia Notch, and the Kinsman Range in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.

The convenient location provides easy accessibility to all area activities and a welcoming retreat from event-filled days. The Inn offers a wealth of activities right on premise—from horseback riding, hiking, fishing and swimming, to tennis and glider rides. There’s plenty to do to suit a variety of abilities.

The Inn offers classic New England comfort. All 35 rooms in the Inn are individually decorated and vary in size. Smaller rooms (called “cozy”) have one double bed. Larger rooms, or corner rooms (called “spacious”), have either a king, queen, two double or a queen and single bed. “Standard” rooms fit right between cozy and spacious. All have private baths.

Room rates per night include tax and breakfast:

$156.96 - double
$148.24 - single

To reserve a room, go online at http://www.franconiainn.com, send an email to reservations@franconianinn.com or call toll-free (800) 473-5299.

Directions to Franconia Inn on Rt. 116:

From Boston (2 1/2 hours) - I-93 North, through Franconia Notch. Take exit 38 (Franconia/Sugar Hill), left off exit. Straight through intersection to route 116S, 2.2 miles to the Inn (towards Easton).

From New York City (6 hours) - New England Thruway (I-95) to New Haven, Connecticut, left on I-91 North (225 miles) to the Wells River/Woodsville exit. Right on Rt. 302. East through Woodsville to Lisbon, New Hampshire. Two miles past Lisbon on 302, go right on Rt. 117 to Franconia, crossing the bridge into town. Then go right and at the Mobil Station, take another right on Rt. 116S, 2.2 miles to the Inn.

From Montreal (3 hours) - Rt. 10 to Rt. 55 and cross the border at Derby Line. I-91 to St. Johnsbury, Vermont. then take I-93 into New Hampshire and south to Exit 38 (Franconia/Sugar Hill), right off exit. Cross main road to Rt. 116S, 2.2 miles to the Inn.

franconia inn

Special Souvenirs

Wear a commemorative tee shirt or Clan Graham fleece jacket with crest at the 2016 AGM. Respectively, these special souvenir items cost $20 each for the tee shirt and $35 for the jacket. Please specify sizes when ordering on the registration form.

Cog Railroad to Mt. Washington

Go on a group tour with the Grahams on a Cog Railroad to Mt. Washington on Thursday, Sept. 15. The optional train trip is $36 per person. Download details on the information sheet HERE.

Whisky Tasting

Kick off the AGM weekend with whisky tasting in the lounge area of the Franconia Inn on Friday, Sept. 16. Tastings are led by our very own Master Whisky Taster Roy Graham Greenleaf. The cost is $20 to participate in this event.

AGM Banquet and Mugdock Auction

Witness Richard Graham, our North American Chieftain of the Clan Graham, address the haggis before the banquet. Dinner is $46 per person and is followed by the lively Mugdock Auction. Bring an item and buy an item to help raise funds to restore Mugdock Castle in Scotland, the ancient seat of the Grahams.

FREE Farewell Cookout

After a full weekend of activities, relax with the Grahams at a FREE farewell cookout at the residence of David and Jane Graham in Lisbon, New Hampshire. Details will be provided in the welcome package.

2016 AGM Contact

Vice President David Graham is graciously serving as the 2016 AGM chairman. Dave may be contacted by phone at (603) 838-5014 or via email at jpgraham@sprynet.com.