From the Chairman of the CMSNA
Our AGM for this year will be held at the Seaside Highland Games, Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA.
Dates are 13, 14 and 15 October 2017, with our actual AGM taking place Saturday afternoon, 10/14/17 .
A description of Seaside Games can easily be found on both the internet and Face Book.
Seaside Highland Games typically has 65-70 clans each year with 25,000 people for the weekend. Seaside Highland Games hosts 275-300 for Friday night's Scottish Evening and about 100-125 for the Whisky Tasting at 5 pm on Friday night.
All are invited to this Gala! Friday night is a buffet.
For 2017 the Games is planning to have a Chief's Dinner at the top of the Crowne Plaza on Saturday night and expects to have 175-200 people at this plated dinner.
Nearby favorite hotels are Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach (hereafter VB), Four Points by Sheraton Inn Ventura (where Friday nights' buffet and whiskey tasting will be held), La Quinta Inn Ventura.
Other nearby hotels are Wyndam Gardens and VB Marriott plus many others.
This site was chosen as it accommodates both our CMSNA requirements and best fits many members schedules.
Seaside Highland Games will also be having or hosting a Chief coming from Scotland and Chief of Clan MacLaren.
In addition, Clan Campbell and Clan MacLaren and Clan Ross will all be having their AGMs.
My wife and I will be setting up a Morrison tent on Friday afternoon, 13 October 2017. We typically stay at La Quinta Inn Ventura, but have also stayed at Four Points by Sheraton Inn Ventura in years past.
Suggest you get reservations in early as the hotels do fill up fast.
Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is approximately 70 miles from the Games and with traffic and take nearly two hours to drive.
For those so interested, the beach is directly across the street West of the Ventura County Fairgrounds."