Christmas in Edinburgh The Encyclopaedia Britannica -



Christmas in Edinburgh The Encyclopaedia Britannica -
Volume 149, No. 7 Inside this Issue
Message from our President….......................2 Upcoming Events…...3&7 Gifts to the Society……...8 Other Society’s Events………………..8&9 March 2012 The Encyclopaedia Britannica -- which has
been in print continuously since its beginnings in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1768 -- is
finally abandoning print and moving exclusively online.
The Encyclopedia Britannica (Latin for ʺBritish Encyclopediaʺ), published by Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., is a general knowledge English‐
language encyclopedia. It is written and continuously updated by about 100 full‐
time editors and more than 4,400 expert contributors. In March 2012 the company, (Continued on page 4)
March 2012 Christmas in Edinburgh
www.saintandrewssociety‐ Page 1 A Message from Our President
Saint Andrew's
Society of San Francisco
1088 Green Street San Francisco, CA 94133‐3604 (415) 885‐6644 Editor: William Jaggers Email: [email protected] Membership Meetings:
Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month, at 7:30 PM. Light refreshments served after the meeting. Officers of the Society
John G. Allison, President David McCrossan, First VP Joshua G. Kyle, Second VP Dr. Timothy Blackburn, Treasurer Francesca Mc Crossan , Secretary Roger Weed, Librarian Charles Syers DDS, Physician Marilyn Van Story , Chaplain David Campbell , Bard Jack Cunningham, Piper Thomas E. Kasinger, Historian Trustees— John McCorkindale, Chairman Stewart Hume Gene McCracken Bruce McMillan James M. Robertson, AIA‐E Trustees Emeritus— John B. Ritchie, Board of Relief— Elly Sturm, Biz Obley Robert Blair, Jr. Dear Members and Society Friends: If you missed the February meet‐
ing, I would like you to join me, con‐
gratulations are in order, as we wel‐
come our newly elected officers to a term of office:  2nd VP: Josh Kyle  Treasurer: Dr Timothy Blackburn  Secretary: Francesca Mc Crossan  Chaplin: Marilyn Van Story  Bard: David Campbell Welcome Aboard! I had a very pleasant surprise, when I opened the latest batch of Soci‐
ety Mail. To find a cheque made out to the St Andrewʹs Society founda‐
tion. To the value of $5000, from the William D. Mac Quattie Trust, which I forwarded to the Treasurer. Mr. Mac Quattie will now be ele‐
vated to the Top of our Role of Honor, of members who have made Do‐
nations to the Foundation fund. We also encourage any of our members, who would like to make a welcome donation to our fund, which is al‐
ways Greatly Appreciated. Aye John Grant Allison President Board of Student Assistance— J. Robert Logan, Chairman William Cummings, Sr. William Cummings, Jr. Fiona Allan St. Andrew’s Society of San Francisco March 2012 www.saintandrewssociety‐ Page 2 Upcoming Events
2012 West Region Games Gathering Festival or Event
Start Date End Date
Tartan Day Scottish Faire 4/14/2012
Oregon Scottish Heritage Festival
Linn Cnty Fair & Expo, 3700 Knox Butte Rd., Albany, OR
Las Vegas Celtic Gathering & Highland Games
Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, Las Vegas, NV
Kern County Scottish Gathering & Games
Kern Cnty Fair Grounds, 1142 P St,
Bakersfield, CA 4/21/2012
Sacramento Valley Scottish Games & Festival
Yolo County Fairgrounds, Woodland, CA 4/28/2012
Eugene Scottish Festival
Peace Presbyterian Church, 3060 River Rd, Eugene, OR 5/19/2012
Modesto Highland Games & Gathering
Tuolumne River Regional Park, Tioga Dr, Modesto, CA 6/2/2012
Newport Celtic Festival & Highland Games
Newport, OR 6/8/2012
Ardenwood Hist. Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd.,
Fremont CA
Scotfest ‐ Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Orange Cnty Fair & Event Ctr., Costa Mesa, CA (Continued on page 7)
March 2012 www.saintandrewssociety‐ Page 3 Forwarded Email
from page 1)
now based in Chicago, announced it would no longer publish a print edition, instead focusing on its online version. Its final print edition was in 2010, a 32‐volume set.[1] It is regarded as one of the most scholarly of encyclopedias.[2][3] The Britannica is the oldest English‐
language encyclopedia still being produced. It was first published between 1768 and 1771 in Edinburgh, Scotland as three vol‐
umes. The encyclopedia grew in size, and Portrait of Thomas Spencer
by its fourth edition (1801–1809) it had Baynes, editor of the 9th ediexpanded to a well known 20‐volume set. tion. Painted in 1888, it now
hangs in the Senate Room of
Its rising stature helped recruit eminent the University of St. Andrews in
contributors, and the 9th edition (1875–
1889) and the 11th edition (1911) are land‐
mark encyclopedias for scholarship and literary style. Beginning with the 11th edition, the Britannica shortened and simplified articles to broaden its appeal in the North American market. In 1933, the Britannica became the first encyclopedia to adopt ʺcontinuous revisionʺ, in which the encyclope‐
dia is continually reprinted and every article updated on a schedule. The current 15th edition has a unique three‐part structure: a 12‐
volume Micropædia of short articles (generally fewer than 750 words), a 17‐
volume Macropædia of long articles (two to 310 pages) and a sin‐
gle Propædia volume to give ahierarchical outline of knowledge. The Micropædia is meant for quick fact‐checking and as a guide to the Macropædia; readers are advised to study the Propædia outline to under‐
stand a subjectʹs context and to find more detailed articles. The size of the Britannica has remained roughly constant over 70 years, with about 40 million words on half a million topics. Although publication has been based in the United States since 1901, the Britannica has maintained British spelling. March 2012 www.saintandrewssociety‐ Page 4 FLOWERS OF THE FOREST
The last WWI veteran past away last week Florence Green, she was two months short of being 111 years young. Florence served in France, serving hot meals from a mobile kitchen, to soldiers who were on short relief for a few days, from the Trenches of the Front line. The mobile kitchens, were the fore runner of todayʹs (NAFFI) which currently caters to, The British Army, Navy, Royal Marine Commandos and the Royal Air Force. Aye John Grant Allison President March 2012 www.saintandrewssociety‐ Page 5 OVER AND ABOVE: Gifts to the Society
ST. ANDREW’S HONOR ROLL ($1000 to $5000)
William D. Mac Quattie Thomas E. Kasinger ST. ANDREW’S SPONSOR ($500 to $1000)
Rosie and David J. Colt William D. MacQuattie, Jr. Sue and John B. Ritchie ST. ANDREW’S SUPPORTER (up to $500)
Kalco Properties, Inc William C. Blair, M.D. Adriane and Col. James W. Campbell Deborah and Jeffery T. Griffith Diana and Robert J. Logan Kate and John A. Lord Donald MacDonald Architects Linda and Gerald W. MacKay Ellen and Glen McLaughlin Fred S. Nagle Maria and John R. Pitcairn Rosie and Donald M. Sanford Ruth and David B. Stronach Marilyn Van Story Lucille and G. Russell Wiley Patron Life Members
Life Members who have elected to make additional contributions for 2010.
Wade Hughan John Lord Gerry Sample Don Sanford Brian Tulloch Jim Campbell March 2012 www.saintandrewssociety‐ Page 6 UPCOMMING EVENTS continued
(Continued from page 3)
Scottish Renaissance Festival of Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Watsonville, CA 6/16/2012
San Diego Scottish Highland Games
Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, CA 6/23/2012
Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival
Monterey Cnty Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA 7/7/2012
Athena Caledonian Games
Athena, OR 7/14/2012
Portland Highland Games
Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR 7/21/2012
High Desert Celtic Festival
Madras, OR 8/11/2012
Douglas County Highland Games
Riverside Park, Winston, OR 8/17/2012
SF Caledonian Club Scottish Highland Games
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA 9/1/2012
Fresno Highland Gathering and Games
TBD ‐ corresponding weekend last year 9/15/2012
Treasure Valley Celtic Festival & Highland Games
Expo Idaho, Boise, ID 9/15/2012
Reno Celtic Celebration
Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Reno, NV 10/6/2012
Seaside / Ventura Highland Games
Seaside Park, Ventura Cnty Frgnds, Ventura, CA 10/12/2012 10/14/2012 http://www.seaside‐
March 2012 www.saintandrewssociety‐ Page 7 March 2012 www.saintandrewssociety‐ Page 8 March 2012 www.saintandrewssociety‐ Page 9 

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