AGM - Pacific Northwest Highland Games July 27-29, 2012
Combine a beautiful setting at the base of Mt. Rainier National Park with expert tent hosts Bill and Pat Trimble and you have the perfect setting for the Turnbull Clan Association Annual General Meeting.
The Pacific Northwest Highland Games is a fabulous Scottish festival featuring colorful pipe bands, Highland dancers and Scottish athletes competing before judges of worldwide renown. Scottish foods and drink, Scottish breed animals, clan tents and vendors selling lovely goods imported from the British Isles, and Celtic performers are also a part of this traditional gathering.
Featured performers this year include Blackthorn, Brother, Colin Grant-Adams, Golden Bough, Men of Worth, Seattle Knights and Tempest. (Visit www.sshga.org for more details about the entertainment and game activities.)
Turnbull Clan High Schenachie Norman Turnbull will be at the games with his newly wed wife, Teri to help us celebrate both the AGM and his marriage. Norman is a wealth of information when it comes to the Borders and Turnbulls. You’ll be sure to want to pass by the Turnbull Tent to pick his brain a bit.
Pat and Bill Trimble, along with Bill’s brother Kim have been hosting the Pacific Northwest games since the mid 1990s. Their expertise and great hospitality always add to the Pacific NW Games experience.
Pat and Bill will be there to help guide you through the games and answer your questions. They know a lot about the area and can also recommend places to see and things to do.
Among some of things they recommend you allow time for are a visit to Mt. Ranier National Park. From the park services “Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning six major rivers.
Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park’s ecosystems.”
Enumclauw is only a 45 minute drive from Seattle, so it makes sense that a visit of the city should be part of your itinerary. Pike Place Market, where fish tossing abounds, is full of the city’s finest from fruits, vegetables, and seafood to paintings, crafts and much more. Visit the original Starbucks or tour Seattle by Land and Sea in their famous WWII landing craft called Duck.
You might enjoy a visit to the Tacoma Glass Museum, Bremerton Shipyards, or Point Deifiance. Whether you come enjoy the area attractions or just come to the games you will definitely have a great time!
The AGM and banquet will be held at the RAM Restaurant and Brewhouse at 6:00 PM, Sat. July 28,where we will have a private dining room. Officers will conduct TCA business, including the voting on the recommended bylaw changes and then switch to party time as we celebrate the marriage of Norman and Teri Turnbull, taking place two weeks prior at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in North Carolina.
Lodging is always a premium at the games, so be sure to book a room now. Pat has kindly reserved a block of ten rooms (5 King and 5 Double-Queen) at the brand new Fairfield Inn and Suites in nearby Puyallup, Washington.. These rooms will be held until June 25th. To reserve your room, call the Fairfield Inn and Suties at 253-770-3100. Be sure to mention that you are with the Turnbull Clan Association to get the special rate of $159 per night (a $30-$40 savings per night). Or click here.
Meet you at the Turnbull Tent in Enumclaw, July 27-29!