The Clan Ramsay

Our clan has got dozens of families spread across many continents.

Burns 2018
 

Contacts and Clan Officiers

In Europe, the Clan meets under the Clan Ramsay European Society, registered in France. This association is led by a Council of 8 officers. The Convener Europe assumes the function of President.

The Honorary President of the Clan Ramsay European Society is James Hubert Ramsay, 17th Earl of Dalhousie, Lord Steward of the Household , Commander of her Majesty’s Archers Company, Vice-Lieutenant of Angus County, Scotland , also one of the Keepers of the Quaich.

Lord Dalhousie, 17e Chef du Clan Ramsay

Statutory Officers of the Clan in Europe

Clan Management

Laurent Jaunaux

Laurent  Jaunaux
Convener Europe

Philippe Dubin

Philippe Dubin
Tanist

John E. Ramsay

John E. Ramsay
Pdt Clan Ramsay International

Christian Jamin

Christian Jamin
Commissioner Benelux

Gérald Biette

Gérald Biette
Commissioner France & Suisse

Arild Gundersen

Arild Gundersen
Commissioner Nordics

Magali Dubin

Magali Dubin
Secretary

Laurent Cruz-Mermy

Laurent Cruz-Mermy
Treasurer

Second Officers of the Clan in Europe

Animation Team

Frédéric Chastin

Frédéric Chastin
Toastmaster

Dominique Taffin

Dominique Taffin
Keeper of the Quaich

Evelyne Bendelac

Evelyne Bendelac
Communication Advisor

Finance Commission

Nicolas Gohier

Nicolas Gohier
Deputy Treasurer

Dominique Taffin

Dominique Taffin
Scrutineer

 

The International Clan Association is headed by its President who reports to the Clan Chief. The President of the International Association is an ex officio member of the Council of the European Association. There are some Clan Ramsay associations around the world. There is one in the USA, one in Europe and one in Australia. For Scotland the situation is different because of its special status.

The Europe Convener :

He is the Head of the Clan at the European level; he is part of the Clan Leadership at the international level. Its mission is to be the Europe Clan Representative and coordinate the different actions in Europe. He proposes the commissioners. He ratifies adoptions. He is assisted by the Tanist.

The Commissioners :

Each country or group of countries has its Commissioner, namely a contact who is the local representative of the Clan Ramsay. Each clan has one or more commissioners assigned to the geographical area. Thus, there is a commissioner by state in the USA. In Scotland, the Clan is directly run by the Clan Chief.

The European Council of the Clan

The association is managed by a council of statutary officers. Their decisions are sovereign. Are members of this council the Convener, the Tanist, the Commissioners, the President of the Clan Ramsay International, the Secretary and the Treasurer.

The Animation Team

Several officers are in charge of the animation of the clan. They have power to intervene on all the manifestations of the Clan in Continental Europe. At its head is the Tanist. The Toastmaster is responsible for delivering the speeches and acts as a communication consultant. The Keeper of the Quaich is the Master of Clan Ceremonies in Europe. Our Communication Advisor is in charge of writing the Clan welcome book.

The Finance Commission

It is the body in charge of the European finances of the clan. It is composed of 3 members. At its head is the Treasurer of the European branch. He is assisted by the Deputy Treasurer for day-to-day operations. A Scrutineer validates the statement of accounts and ensures their integrity.