House of Gordon USA
Welcome to the
House of Gordon USA!

We are the families of the Scottish Clan Gordon in the United States of America. Our mission is to preserve
and promote our unique heritage and Celtic culture, as we enjoy the fellowship and support of family and
friends. Come Join Us at the Gordon Tent!

The Gordon name is synonymous with the rich history of Scotland and dates back to the 11th Century. It is a
name to be proud of and deserves your interest and support. The Board of Directors of House of Gordon USA
invites you to join our Clan Society.

WHAT WE DO

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to create, stimulate and sustain an interest in
Scotland, its history, traditions and culture; to bring together people of Gordon heritage; to
promote goodwill and understanding among its members and the general public; and to perform
charitable works.
The “Charles O. Gordon Memorial Scholarship Fund” provides scholarships to aid our
youth in further studies of the Scottish arts and education. Our Scotland charity is the Gordon Highlander
Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland which tells the history of "the finest regiment that ever was." We honor the
men and women of Clan Gordon who are serving or have served in the defence of our nation with the Wall Of
Honor. We promote genealogical research, and the Gordon DNA project, host tents at various Celtic Festivals
& Highland Games across the USA and many other worthy projects which encompass our Clan Gordon history
and cultural heritage as well as providing community service.

NEWS

Congratulations to the 2016 Recipients of the Charles O. Gordon Memorial
Scholarship for the Celtic Arts!
04/01/2016

    Destiny Swainston is a 15-year-old Highland Dancer from
    Dunedin, Florida. She and her sister live with their grandmother,
    Ruth Gordan Alber, who makes all of her dance outfits! She
    started dancing in 7th grade as Highland Dance is offered at her
    middle school. She says, “Dancing for me isn't simply about
    competing or even being the best. I dance because it truly is my
    passion. I enjoy every moment of it.” She has been honing her
    skill with lessons and competitions and will be moving up to
    Premiere competition this summer.  Costs have added up and if
    it weren’t for Ruth’s skills as a seamstress it would be nearly
    impossible. We have awarded her a $500.00 grant to attend a
    dance workshop, and wish her the best of luck in her
    competition year!



    Isabel Friedrichs, is a 15-year-old Highland Dancer from
    Escondido, California who has garnered inspiration from family
    stories of her Great-grandmother Mary Laing’s strong character
    and determination when she came to the USA from Scotland.
    That same determination has her setting the goal of competing
    in the World Highland Dance Championships in Scotland this
    year. It also shows in the fact that she has achieved a 4.0 GPA,
    and is an accomplished violinist with the Youth Philharmonic
    Symphony, being named to the California Scholarship
    Association, and being named as Student of the Year at The
    Classical Academy of Escondido!  We have awarded Isabel with a
    $400.00 grant toward her goals. We hope for all the best in her
    coming year!

Welcome Tennessee & Kentucky Convener!
The House of Gordon USA is pleased to announce that Mark Dodd is our new convener for
Kentucky and Tennessee.  Mark will be hosting the Gordon Tent at the Glasgow Highland Games
June 4-5  and the Middle Tennesee Highland Games at the Hermitage in Nashville September 10th!

Welcome Alabama Convener! 10/31/15
The House of Gordon USA is pleased to announce that Sheila Mills Bedsole is our new convener
for Alabama! Sheila will be hosting the Gordon Tent at the inaugural Southeast Alabama Highland
Games (aka Wiregrass Highland Games) in Dothan on 3/19/16. Come join her at the Gordon Tent!

Welcome Texas Convener! 07/02/15
The House of Gordon USA is please to announce that we have a new Convener for Texas! Katy
Richards (Laurie) is a vibrant proud young Gordon Goddess who will be tackling Texas with all the
verve you have come to expect from a Gordon! We are excited to have her and hope that our
Texas Gordons will come out and give her some support and join in the fun at the Gordon Tent!


Welcome Oregon Convener! 04/18/15
We are pleased to announce that we have a new convener for Oregon in Shane Milne! Shane is
really excited to be part of building the House of Gordon in Oregon and we hope to see many of
you out at the Gordon tent this July at Portland where we are currently planning on having Shane
debut as the host of the Gordon tent in Oregon!




Congratulations to Cynthia & the Florida Gordons! 03/29/15

    Congrats to Cynthia Gordon Patrick, our convener in
    Florida, and her crew on bringing home the BEST CLAN
    Award at Dunedin on 3/28/15! WHOO  HOO!









Welcome New Conveners! 01/13/15

Welcome to Kenn Gordon, new convener for Louisiana and Arkansas! Kenn and his family are
looking forward to the upcoming season and representing! He'll be at Minden in March, Lyon
College in April and Monroe in October! Marcia will be helping Kenn to get into the swing of things
and Minden so come out and welcome Kenn and give Marcia a fond farewell as our convener!
Marcia has been a fabulous Gordon representative and we wish to extend our most hearty thanks!

Welcome also to Kaine Aitken, new convener for Michigan! Kaine is excited to connect with other
Gordons in Michigan, and we all know that the Michigordons were a very active group at one time.
We are hoping to get a large number of Gordons out at the events this year to enjoy the fun at the
Gordon Tent. Garth Gordon will be assisting Kaine at the first couple of events. Thank you Garth
for all your hard work over the years and for giving Kaine the benefit of your experience! Garth
has long been our convener in MI and IN and we couldn't have asked for a better representative,
and anyone who has ever been to the Gordon Tent in MI will tell you that Garth is well known for
giving kisses to all the comely young lasses... Hershey's kisses that is!



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