by Dee Benedict
So at our last Games Board meeting we had invited (as is our practice in the last months running up to the Games) several of our senior committee chairmen. Understand, we have a very different Board than that of any other Games, and indeed I’ll say practically any other non-profit event or festival. This is a hard-working Board, with each member responsible for implementation of his/her venues.
Note: in our Games, there are an awful lot more “hers” in positions of responsibility than any other Scottish Games I know, and I know a lot. Each one has a full-time job and sacrifices a great deal of spare time and family life during the year to build the Games.
We’ve been at this for eight years now and our Board has a great time whenever we get together. True to our Scots heritage, we find great humor in almost everything and as we say in the South we "cut fool" a lot at our meetings. We do get ‘er done though, and then some, resulting in an incredible series of events.
After our what we consider to be a typical board meeting, I’ll just say the image of one of our female Board members attempting to plaster a Scottish bumper sticker I had given out on her rear was not out of the ordinary, one of our new committee chairmen came up to me at the end of the meeting and said, “uh – is there a higher Board of Directors than this one? Like, is there anybody that sits on top of this Board?”
Meaning: can this bunch of hooples possibly run the most incredible Games on the planet?
Help us salute those that have kept us safe!
We are honored to dedicate the 2013 Greenville Scottish Games to the men and women of the armed forces of the United States and Scotland. Both the parade on Friday, May 24th and the Games on Saturday, May 25th will celebrate these warriors and their service with the Royal Highland Fusiliers, Second Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland serving as our Guard of Honor! On this Memorial Day weekend we have the opportunity to thank those who have offered their lives to protect our freedoms.