What is SASC?

The St. Andrew Society of Colorado began in Denver in 1963. The Society exists to provide all persons with an interest in Scotland the opportunity to pursue their interest in Scottish culture, traditions, and history. The Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

The St. Andrew Society of Colorado (SASC) supports the Scottish heritage throughout Colorado. SASC has given scholarships to highland dancers, bagpipers and drummers to attend workshops and competitions throughout the U.S. and abroad. SASC also supports and supplies funds for other groups that support the Scottish heritage in Colorado.

Current Council

Chieftain: Timm Herrod
Vice Chieftain: Heather Cronkhite
Treasurer: Jean Hess
Secretary: Janet Carroll
Member-at-Large #1: Charles Sherwood
Member-at-Large #2: Ian Hughes
Member-at-Large #3: TBD

 

St. Andrew Society of Colorado
CONSTITUTION and BYLAWS
 
SASCConstitutionandBylaws2014 (pdf)

 

 

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Tartan & Chieftain Awards

Every year the Chieftain awards three individuals with the prestige’s Chieftain Award. The awards go to a piper, drummer and dancer that has shown  his or her contribution and dedication to the Scottish community in  Colorado. They are selected by nominations and reviews of their bios, then  chosen by the current Chieftain.
The Chieftain also gets the pleasure of awarding the Tartan Award which is  presented annually to a deserving person(s) for outstanding services  rendered to the Society or community. Written nominations may be submitted to the Society Secretary from the membership at any time.

Here are two PDF files on the history of the St. Andrew Society of Colorado

SASCHistory1963-1988      SASCHistory1989-2014

Other officials and committees
Immediate Past Chieftain: Don Lowe
Games Marshall: Carl Andrews/John Thornton
Membership Secretary: Bob Burnham
Newsletter Editor: Heather Miller
Newsletter Editor Emerita: 
Archivist: TBD
Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers: Cristi Jones
Scottish Country Dancers: Bob Burnham
Colorado Tartan Day Council: Cory Waggoner
Heritage Fund Director: Dave Cottrell
 
 
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Chieftain’s Piper
1985-86 Sean Martin
1986-87 Susan Thornton
1987-88 Kelly Boeding
1988-89 Jim Randolph
1989-90 Sean Martin
1990-91 Sean Cameron
1991 -92 Michael Beig
1992-93 Linda Jones
1993-94 Louie Peak
1994-95 Michael Grealey
1995-96 Molly McLean
1996-97 Lise Nelson
1997-98 Elaine Hoffman
1998-99 Elsa Robinson
1999-00 Tami Trudeau
2000-01 Jerry Jeffreys
2001 -02 Marilyn von Fay
2002-03 Al Valletta
2003-04 Todd Stockford
2004-05 Terry Black
2005-06 Loren Cameron
2006-07 Neil Titus
2007-08 Larry Horyna
2008-09 Steve Hawthorne
2009-10 Scott Bryant
2010-11 Dave Wallace
2011 -12 Tina Falconer
2012-13 David Stafford Johnson
2013-14 Ryan Lopez
2014-15 Jamie Cuthill
2015-16 Meredeth  Rafferty
2016-17 Ryan Balchuck

Chieftain’s Dancer
1983-84 Kyla Todd
1984-85 Pam Patrick
1985-86 Kyla Todd
1986-87 Leslie Patrick
1987-88 Angie Dicus
1988-89 Cristina Wisehart
1989-90 Sara Dicus
1990-91 Mari Hobkirk
1991 -92 Mandy McCulloch
1992-93 Jenny Gay
1993-94 Melissa Tappenbeck
1994-95 John Thornton
1995-96 Don McKee
1996-97 Celia Davis
1997-98 Jessica Bodie
1998-99 Lindsay Nutter
1999-00 Thomas Gay
2000-01 Mikala Barree
2001 -02 Jamie Barnes
2002-03 E.J. Bennett
2003-04 Monica Butler
2004-05 Katherine Luntsford
2005-06 Cuyler Vesely
2006-07 Sally Winkel
2007-08 Heather Cronkhite
2008-09 Madeline Rhiel
2009-10 Lauren Slack
2010-11 McKenzie and Haley Brogan
2011 -12 Sarah Neff
2012-13 Rebekah Sabados
2013-14 Hannah Gillette
2014-15 Stephanie Ward
2015-16 Niki Neff
2016-17 Emily Braddock

Chieftain’sDrummer
1996-97 Mike Whal
1997-98 none
1998-99 Colin Hickman
1999-00 Tucker Hamilton
2000-01 Drew McPheeters
2001-02 not  awarded
2002-03 Sean Lehocky
2003-04 Jon Dalesandry
2004-05 Rhea Shaw
2005-06 Brian “Beep” Jones
2006-07 Mike Parker
2007-08 Ian Powers
2008-09 Pamde Jong
2009-10 Deanna Shick
2010-11 Drew McPheeters
2011-12 Coral Bryant
2012-13 Dan McIntosh
2013-14 Greg Wohler
2014-15 Abby White
2015-16 Maggie Bishop
2016-17 Sam Mangiamele

The Tartan Award
The Tartan Award was created to recognize outstanding service to the St. Andrew Society of  Colorado and the Scottish profile in Colorado. It replaced the Chieftain’s Award for Citizen Achievement. Recipients have to be nominated by other members and approved by the Council.

Following are the recipients from 1968 to the present:

1968 Commander Iain Murray and Joyce Veasey
1969 Andrew McKean and Olive Grey
1970 Alfred C. Naylor
1971 Mr. and Mrs. John Martin
1972 Doreen McKechnie
1973 Andrew McKean
1974 Mr & Mrs George Barnes
1975 Mr & Mrs Andrew Robertson
1976 Oliver Morris
1977 Mr & Mrs William Samson
1978 Mr & Mrs Scott McEachron
1979 Mr & Mrs Robert Casson
1980 Andrew Robertson
1981 Anthony Cuifo
1982 Mr & Mrs James MacDonald
1983 Mr & Mrs Jack Detmers
1984 Charles Todd
1985 Joseph Brown
1986 Mr & Mrs George Thomson
1987 Karyl Todd
1988 Timothy McLaren
1989 Mr & Mrs Donald Bryant
1990 John and Susan Thornton
1991 James McIntosh
1992 Johanna Strother
1993 Nita Windes, Sandy Gay, and Doug and Alice Nutter
1994 Neil, Shari and Sarah Gillette
1995 declined
1996 Jean Casson
1997 Paul and Margaret Clark
1998 Jack and Peggy Zanin Ramsey
1999 Dale Baird
2000 David Higgins
2001 Don McKee
2002 Kennith Clark
2003 Lynn and Steve McCulloch
2004 C. Martin James
2005 Allen Mershon
2006 John Shields
2007 The Wisehart Family (Rex, Judy and Cristy)
2008 Lois Wilson
2009 Danny and Marilyn Ramsey
2010 Constance “Stanzi” Lucy
2011 Manuel Martinez
2012 Charles Wilson
2013 Don and Arlene Burt
2014 Ken McIntosh
2015 Bob and Kathy Burnham
2016 Jim and Betty Johnston
2017 Sandy and Carlene Campbell

Chieftain’s Youth Achievement Award
1990 Angie Dicus
1991 not awarded
1992 not awarded
1993 Kristen Deason
1994 Jenny Gay
1995 not awarded
1996 not awarded
1997 not awarded
1998 not awarded
1999 Mandy McCulloch
2000 Thomas Gay
2001 not awarded
2002 Monica Butler
2003 Hannah Rutherford
2004 Madeline Rhiel
2005 Lys Runnerstrom
2006 Morgan Johnson
2007 Neal Titus
2008 Sarah Neff
2009 Haley Brogan and Serena Klein
2010 Rebekah Sabados
2011 Hannah Gillette
2012 Mackenzie Brogan
2013 Stephanie Ward
2014 Not Awarded
2015 Kirsten Yinger
2016 Not Awarded
2017 Kathleen Neff

 

 
Chieftains
Since 1988 the Chieftains have been:

Timothy McLaren (1988-1989, 1989-1990)
John Thornton (1990-1991, 1991 -1992)
Charles Hanson (1992-1993)
James Johnston (1993-1994)
Wayne Deason (1994-1995)
Peggy Zanin (first female Chieftain, 1995)
David Higgins (1996-1997, 1997-1998)
Wayne Deason (1998-1999)
Sally Reed (1999-2000, 2000-2001)
Bob Burnham (2001 -2002, 2002-2003)
Isabelle Clark (2003-2004, 2004-2005)
Lois Wilson (2005-2006, 2006-2007)
Gary Mitchell (2007-2008, 2008-2009)
Larry Hay (2009-2010, 2010-2011)
Sanford “Sandy” Campbell (2011 -2012, 2012-2013)
Bill Lowe (2013-2014)
Don Lowe (2014-16)
Timm Herrid (2016- )
 
These people worked their way up through the other Council positions over a period of up to 14
years in order to become Chieftain. We appreciate their leadership and dedication.
 
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