(d) Honorary Members may be designated by the Executive Council in recognition of meritorious and outstanding service to the Society or to the Clan. Honorary Members shall not be required to, but may, make financial contributions to this Society.
FULL MEMBERS - Persons 18 years of age or older (i) who bear the surname Maxwell or any of the recognized names of families historically allied with the Maxwells, however spelled, by birth and descent or adoption, or (ii) whose mother or any maternal grandparent, great grandparent, or great-great grandparent bears, or bore, the surname Maxwell or any of the recognized names of families historically allied with the Maxwells by birth and descent or adoption.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS - Persons who are spouses or partners of one who qualifies for full membership in the Society.
AFFILIATE MEMBER - Persons 18 years of age or over whose descent from persons bearing the surname Maxwell or the surname of an Allied Family is more distant than five generations; or any other adult person desirous of being affiliated with Clan Maxwell Society.
HONORARY MEMBER - Persons designated by the Executive Council in recognition of meritorious and outstanding service to the Society or to the Clan. Honorary Members shall not be required to, but may, make financial contributions to this Society.
ALLIED FAMILIES - Persons with surnames recognized as allies and sependents of the House of Maxwell are eligible for membership in all three membership types described above, simply substituting their family surnames for Maxwell to determine the appropriate category. The allied and dependent families recognized by Clan Maxwell are:
Adair Blackstock Dinwiddie Dinwoodie Edgar Herries Kirk Kirkland Latimore MacKittrick Maxton Monreith Moss Nithsdale Peacock Pollock Polk/Paulk Rawlins Sturgeon Wardlaw
Members receive the Societys quarterly newsletter, The House of Maxwell. This award-winning publication includes updates on Clan Maxwell activities, articles on Maxwell (and allied families) history, and interesting stories of Maxwells around the world both past and present.
Members receive an annual Membership Directory containing names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of all other Clan Maxwell Society members.
Members participate in Scottish festivals throughout the United States, representing the clan whenever and wherever Scottish clans gather. These events inevitably lead to fellowship with never-before-met Maxwells, and they allow us to display our heritage for family and non-family alike.
Members can participate in Clan Maxwells efforts to research and preserve the familys Scottish heritage. For example, the group is currently sponsoring historical research and artistry designed to produce a visual depiction of the lost Maxwell Castle of Dumfries, Scotland.
Members will have access to the Clan Maxwell Society genealogy database when it is completed. The database is currently being developed, and plans are underway to make it accessable to members via the internet. Members also regularly publish genealogical queries in the quarterly newsletter, often leading to connections with members who have answers they need.
The greatest benefit of Clan Maxwell membership is simply knowing that you are part of your worldwide family, proudly remembering its colorful past and enjoying opportunities to be with others who share your blood, your heritage, and your inheritance as members of the House of Maxwell.
Annual dues for Clan Maxwell Society are $20 per year, with an additional $5 the first year to cover membership materials including the society's Membership Directory, By-Laws, Maxwell History, and Membership Pin.
Annual membership dues (including newsletter subscription) $20.
New member application fee $5.
Total to submit with application $25.
It's as easy as 1-2-3-4:
1. View the application by clicking on this link -- Application For Membership.
2. Once the application form is displayed you can download it by selecting "download" on your browser.
3. Fill out your Application For Membership.
4. Mail it (along with your $25 membership fee) to:
Secretary, Clan Maxwell Society
101 N. Gordon St.
Lake Park, GA 31636
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