Izzy Campbell's Fight Against Biliary Atresia
Isabelle, or better known as "Izzy", was born 11 months ago and was healthy as far as everyone knew. When she was 5 weeks old she became quite jaundiced so the family took her to the doctor. It was found that she has Biliary Atresia, which a rare liver disease that is causing the liver to self-destruct. This happens to about one in 30,000 babies according to the statistics. She had a 5 hour surgery to try and repair the liver damage and was in the hospital for 26 days. The surgery helped a little, but isn’t by any means a long term fix. The family has been taking Izzy to the Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, AB once a month since all this happened because that is the only facility in western Canada that is familiar with this illness.
They determined that Izzy will need a liver transplant sooner rather than later. Before the transplant can happen, Izzy had to put on much more weight and gain some strength. The doctors have a feeding tube to her stomach and they use a portable intravenous pump to push a high calorie formula into her 24 hours a day. She is now at 16.9 lbs and has been activated on the transplant list. Unfortunately, on Friday Feb. 14th Izzy's condition took a turn in the wrong direction. She has internal bleeding and was air ambulanced to Edmonton where she is now. Izzy has had numerous tests and blood transfusions. She is sedated to keep her still and to help the bleeding slow and hopefully clot. However this is just the beginning and Izzy and her family won't be coming home for a bit. Please help the little ones that are too small to help themselves...Read More About Izzy or Donate by May 31, 2014 to Help
2014 Clan Campbell Gathering and AGM
April 10th-13th, 2014
Charlotte, North Carolina
The elegant, historic Dunhill Hotel in Charlotte, NC, will be the site of the 2014 Clan Campbell Gathering and Annual General Meeting. A cocktail reception will be held at the Charlotte City Club on Thursday evening, April 10, with meetings of the Executive Council and of the Board of the Education Foundation on April 11, followed by the awards banquet that evening (catered by the famous Harvest Moon Grille). On Saturday the Clan Campbell is the “distinguished clan” at the Loch Norman Highland Games in nearby Huntersville, NC and the Campbell Commissioners meeting will be held during the games. We have contracted for 15 rooms (though 23 people have formally asked for rooms) in the hopes that everyone who requested a room will register and do so EARLY. The hotel has 60 rooms and they will make them available to additional Clan Campbell AGM participants at the same price so long as there is availability.
The charming Dunhill Hotel is one of Charlotte’s few remaining historic landmarks from a distinctive period in history. The lobby and guest rooms feature elegant 18th-century European furnishings, hand-sewn draperies and original works of art by North Carolina artist Phillip Moose. The Penthouse Suite retains its original marble floor with double balconies offering panoramic views of Charlotte. We invite guests to discover an Uptown Charlotte hotel reminiscent of a bygone era.
The Dunhill’s in-house restaurant, the HARVEST MOON GRILLE, is a result of the hotel’s partnership with Grateful Growers and other local farms. The Harvest Moon has transitioned to a Farm to Fork concept and is excited to now be serving innovative, organic fare!
METHOD OF RESERVATION Reservations for the Event will be made by individual attendees directly with Hotel reservations at 704-332-4141 and requesting the Clan Campbell Meeting group block. An electronic reservation link, provided by the hotel will also be made available to the Organization.
Reservations by attendees must be received on or before 5:00PM ET, March 10, 2014 (the “Cutoff Date”). At the Cutoff Date, the Hotel will review the reservation pickup for the Event, release the unreserved rooms for general sale, and determine whether it can accept reservations based on a space- and rate-available basis at the CCSNA’s group rate after this date.
2014 AGM SCHEDULE:
Thursday April 10 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Open-Bar and bused hors d’oeuvres at a reception in the Stonewall Jackson Room of the Charlotte City Club (121 West Trade Street, Suite 3100, Charlotte, NC.) This is atop one of the tallest skyscrapers in Charlotte, with beautiful panoramic views over the city and to the hills of the Piedmont. The sunset should be spectacular. HIGHLAND DAYWEAR OR JACKET AND TIE REQUIRED: COCKTAIL ATTIRE. Gather at 5:15 in lobby. This brief reception will serve as a gathering, before folks take dinner in a myriad of restaurants in the uptown area of central Charlotte. DINNER ON YOUR OWN.
Friday April 11 at 8:30 a.m.
Following breakfast on your own (with many places outside the hotel e.g. Starbucks for those who are not enamoured of the “big hotel breakfast”) we will hold the meeting of the CCEF followed by that of the CCSNA’s executive council in the stunning “Asbury Room.” Coffee, tea, water, soda, and cookies will be provided. For those who have attended the Board meetings, a (free) fancy box lunch will be served at noon. (Reservations for lunch required as lunch boxes will be ordered in advance from the Asbury Restaurant.) All CCSNA members welcome to participate.
Friday afternoon 1:00 p.m.
The CCSNA’s Executive Committee will continue its meeting; all CCSNA members welcome to share and participate! Friday evening, at 6 p.m. we will gather for the annual banquet and Annual General Meeting where the new officers are installed, reports on the Society are offered, and members have a chance to ask questions and offer input. In lieu of a speaker this year, and in recognition of the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn (1314), we will screen the film BANNOCKBURN in which the true story of the battle in its context is portrayed by all the medieval reenactor societies in Great Britain. White and red wine will be served at dinner and there will be a cash bar. THIS IS USUALLY A FORMAL OCCASION AND HIGHLAND EVENING DRESS IS OFTEN WORN.
Saturday April 12
we will attend the Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games in Huntersville, NC, where the Clan Campbell is expected to be the “distinguished clan.” The new vice-president will convene a meeting of commissioners at about 11 a.m. As in the past, we are hoping that those with cars will help transport the other Campbells to the games. (This is also an occasion for informal Highland dress.) Saturday evening: DINNER ON YOUR OWN.
Sunday, April 13
The Loch Norman Games continue.
Chief of Clan Campbell:
The current Chief of Clan Campbell, the 13th (Scotland) and 6th (UK) Duke of Argyll Torquhil Ian Campbell, inherited the title in 2001 making him, at the age of 33, the yougest Duke in the United Kingdom. He combines his duties as Clan Chief, Duke, and Landowner with a consultant role with Pernod Ricard, promoting Scotch Whiskies including Chivas Regal and Glenlivet, around the world. He captained Scotland to victory in 2004 and again in 2005 in the World Elephant Polo Championships.
The Chief of Clan Campbell takes his Gaelic title of 'Mac Cailein Mor' (Son of Colin the Great) from Colin Campbell who was killled in 1296, and was succeeded by his son Sir Neil Campbell, companion and brother-in-law of King Robert the Bruce.
From Robert the Bruce's time, the family headquarters had been the great castle at Innischonnell on Loch Awe, and remained so until the 1400's when Sir Duncan Campbell (great grandson of Sir Colin) moved the Clan Seat to Inveraray on Loch Fyne. He was created Lord Campbell and thereafter a steady string of titles were awarded to the family. His grandson Colin Campbell was created Earl of Argyll in 1457. Archibald Campbell was created Duke of Argyll (Scotland) in 1701.Read More About the Chief of Clan Campbell
Clan Campbell History:
No Campbell, or person of a related name, who was not brought up in Scotland itself should ever feel that because they are out of touch with the incredible riches of their clan heritage that they are in any way less a "Campbell." The history is there, and for some the genes also. Whether the "heart is in the Highlands" or not, is a matter of understanding and of personal style. What may be missing is that informed knowledge and lively practice of the culture of the Highlander. Well-found elements of that can be absorbed and passed on to the next generation so that it is once again a living heritage, although renewed for the present age.
The purpose of this web site is to attempt an outline the living heritage so that those who yearn to investigate it further, and to make it their own, can start from a knowledge base that is sincere. If you can happily make the facts, inferences and courtesies indicated here your own, one thing is certain. You will know more about the Campbell background than have most Campbells before you.Read More About Clan Campbell History