clan graham society

Failte! "Rioghail agus Maraon" ~ Loyal and United


The Clan Graham Society is an organization of the descendants of the families of the "Gallant Grahams" of old Scotland. Its membership is made up of those Grahams who know and who propagate the very distinguished accomplishments and honorable ideals of the Grahams, past and present. Because of the large number of Grahams in Scotland, their wide dispersion all along the Highland line was from Montrose on the North Sea to Loch Lomond (and further west) down past Glasgow through the Lowlands to Carlisle on the Border.

Membership in the Clan Graham Society is open to all people throughout North America and any country who can claim Graham ancestry. Click HERE to check for eligibility details.

Please complete a membership form and return it along with your payment, or you may pay your annual dues either through PayPal or Square using the following links and include a copy of the receipt with your completed form:


PayPal: Annual Dues

For more information about becoming a member of the Clan Graham Society, please contact:

Cliff Fitzsimmons
Membership Vice President
2919 Denson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921-6671

Phone: (865) 368-2543

Alan Graham
Canadian Membership Chairman
19 Brae Valley Court
Port Perry, Ontario L9L 1V1

Phone: (905) 982-1534

The affairs of the Society are directed by the elected and appointed officers, six members-at-large, three Trustees and the Regional Commissioners who comprise the Council. They are elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Society. Click HERE for a list of current officers. This page also contains election information.

officer chart


Policy, operations, and procedures are governed by the bylaws of the Society, adopted by the membership and amended by action of the AGM. Log in to the Members Only site to access the full PDF version of the most recent bylaws.

Official Publications

Policy, operations, and procedures are governed by the bylaws of the Society, adopted by the membership and amended by action of the AGM. Log in to the Members Only site to access the full PDF version of the most recent bylaws.

Clan Graham News
CGS newspaper
The Clan Graham News, the official award-winning publication of the Clan Graham Society, serves as the voice of the Grahams of North America. Up until 2014, it was a quarterly edition. Members who have provided their emails receive the Clan Graham News via email (eNews) six times a year (January 1, March 1, May 1, July 1, September 1 and November 1). Deadlines for the eNews is the first day of the month of publication. Submissions from Society members are highly encouraged and may be published in the printed edition (annually) or eNews . The editor reserves the right to edit, condense, delay publication of or reject any submitted material in keeping with the amount of space and/or subject matter. Submissions of articles and photos must be original works to avoid copyright infringement. Please provide attribution to all sources of information, including bibliographical references and Internet addresses (URL), if applicable. Primary instead of secondary quotes in interviews are preferred. Check sources of graphics for terms of use and licensing. Permissions must be obtained for reprinting materials.

Uncropped photos must be in original digital form (.jpg/.jpeg), preferably in color. Alterations or manipulations are not acceptable; minor retouching and color correction are done in-house. Please email stories as a Word attachment rather than a PDF or include the text in the body of an email message. Email all attachments to the editor at Past editions are available for $20 on a special DVD archive from 1976-early 2011. See our Sale Items page for details. All other issues are archived on the Members Only site and may be downloaded (PDF only).
The Laurel
The Laurel is an additional publication for Canadian members of the Society. Special editions include a calendar of games and gatherings across Canada, profiles and interviews and other historial news items and genealogical features. It is available in a hard-copy format and is downloadable (PDF only) from the Members Only site as well.

Please contact the Editor Ann Belanger at for more information about The Laurel.

Scholarship for Scottish Arts

The officers of the Clan Graham Society have established a special scholarship to encourage and promote Scottish arts and culture. Members of the Clan Graham Society and their relatives will be considered first to receive the scholarship funds, but the funds are not restricted to Clan Graham Society members. The application form is down loadable HERE (PDF). The annual deadline is March 31st. If you, or anyone you know, would like to be considered for these funds, or need more information, please contact Jennifer Graham Haskell at

Legacy Circle

The Legacy Circle is the Clan Graham Society's estate giving program. The objective of the program is to create an endowment, from which the earning will support the operating cost of the Society. Please consider becoming a member of the Legacy Circle by a gift in your will or estate plan. Your support can play a vital role in the future of the Clan Graham Society. Through your generosity, the heritage of the Grahams of Scotland will continue to be passed on to future generations. For details about this program, please contact Joel Warren, Legacy Circle Chairman, at legacy circle