Welcome to Clan Cunningham International !

Clan Cunningham International, founded in 2002 is a non-political,non-sectarian, all volunteer, non-profit corporation registered in the Stat of Tennesse. As a registered non-profit organization, under IRS Code Section 501(c) (3), (public educational charity) all donations to support its activities are tax deductible within the limitation of federal tax codes for donors who are US citizens.
Membership is open to all Cunninghams around the world by birth, marriage, or adoption, and to the descendants of the Associated Families of the Districts of Cunninghame and Ayrshire in Scotland, as well as to anyone with an interest in or wishing to promote the great heritage of Clan Cunningham. 
The organization has evolved and grown greatly in these few short years and represents Clan Cunningham at Scottish Games and Celtic festivals all over the United States, Canada, Scotland and New Zealand, just to mention a few. And our presence isn't limited strictly to the US! We now have
members in New Zealand, England, Canada, and Scotland.
Our Clan Chief, Sir John Christopher Foggo Montgomery Cuninghame, Baronet of Corsehill, is a member of our Governing Council.
A list of Associated Families, list of our Governing Council, By-Laws, and other important information may be found on this web-site.

Clan Cunningham is a proud member of the Council of Scottish Clans and Associations since 2002.

Chief's Message

Officers of CCI,

Many of you have been kind enough to send me welcoming congratulations on being officially recognised by the Lord Lyon as Chief of the name of Cunninghame. Actually this matter will not be completely ratified until the 23rd January 2014. In one sense it would have been better to have kept the
matter under wraps until then.
I made a promise to those who were at the dinner in Glasgow some three years ago that I would formalise my position as Head of the Family if you so wished. With your encouragement I started making the necessary arrangements to accomplish this. After a few months of preparation I was confident
that the matter would be settled in a further two or three months. However a Respondent appeared and both my lawyers and the Lyon's office had to consider the matter much more rigorously. The matter then dragged on for over two and a half years, took a great deal of my time and I might add,
money. Although I never doubted the outcome, it has been an irksome delay for all of us. For this I apologise, but there was nothing I could do to speed things up. On the 23rd January we will have finality and I greatly hope you will be pleased at that.
In the Western World life has been pretty tough over the last few years, but the economic outlook both in the United States and in Britain seems to be gradually improving. Let us hope that 2014 will be a good and happy year for all of us and for Clan Cunningham International.
I wish you a successful and rewarding New Year. May God bless you all
John Cuninghame"

President's Message

Hello fellow Clansmen and Clanswomen:
    I wanted to say “thank you” to all of those individuals who visited the various Clan Tents at the Games thus far this season. This organization is all about you (family and friends), celebrating your Scottish Ancestry. We are now focusing our time and efforts on upcoming projects. As this Games season slows, we are finalizing details for the trip to Scotland in 2019. In the area of genealogy, our Genealogist, Barbara Ball, is currently working to improve our genealogical records and to develop a data base that would allow access to our CCI members as they research their own genealogy. I encourage you to re-submit your Cunningham line to Barbara (see below for details). Barbara has a wonderful program to benefit us all, but she needs to have the data to input, so please contact her with your Cunningham line.
   I also want to send well wishes to all of those who have been affected by the hurricanes, floods, fires, and earthquakes. Many of us have family and friends that have been affected and are now working towards recovery and getting settled for the coming winter.
   The CCI General Council would like to extend warm wishes to all for the upcoming holiday season and the coming new year.
Yours Aye!
Kelly Cunningham, CCI President

Colum Cille Pipeband Competes

The Colum Cille Pipe Band from Cape Cod, MA (in Cunningham Tartan) performing at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland on August 12, 2017
Our Vice-President, Alexander Cunningham and his wife Gabrielle with Bass Drummer.
Vice-President Alex ​at the unveiling of the plaque at Port of Menteith which honours "Don Roberto" Cunninghame Graham.
The plaque was unveiled on 14th October by Fiona Hyslop MSP,  Minister for Culture, Scottish Government.
​The unveiling ceremony was followed by a reception in Gartmore House, one time home of the Cunninghame Grahams and now a hotel, where I was photographed with Robin Cunninghame Graham.
 

Annual Dues Increase

Since our formation in 2002, Clan Cunningham International's annual membership dues have remained steady at $20.00 per year. In order to better serve our membership and fund the new "Clan Cunningham International Scholarship Fund",as well as other Clan related projects, effective 1/1/2018, Annual Dues will increase to $25.00 per year. Of the $5.00 increase, $2.00 will go to the general fund and $3.00 will go to the Scholarship Fund.

2018 Scottish Festival & Highland Games Schedule

The 2018 Scottich/Celtc Festival and Highland Games schedule will be updated as hosts are indentified and will be listed under the "Games" button above, that Clan Cunningham,Intl, plans to have a "Clan Tent" setup at. If you would like to host a Clan Tent or assist at any Games in your area, please contact any Officer listed under the "Council" button above. We are always looking for help and support in getting the word out about our heritage..

​2019 Tri-Annual Meeting

The 2019 Clan Cunningham International Tri-Annual Meeting will be held in Scotland. For more information, go to the "Documents" page above and download the "Preliminary Itinerary. Remember, this only a preliminary, and is subject to change. So check back often.
 

A message from Barbara Ball, our Clan Genealogist

​I am your Clan genealogist.  I am a professional, certified genealogist, and have been working and educating in the business for 13 years.  You may find my qualifications here:
https://www.apgen.org/directory/search_detail.html?mbr_id=2408
 
In an effort to start getting our database online and searchable, it has become necessary to have all members wishing to contribute to this database reformat and resubmit their family information.
Please go to the "Documents" page and download "Genealogy Guidelines", as well as an "Ancestral Chart" for your use.

​The Scottish North American Leadership Conference

​In honour of Canada’s 150th year of Confederation ,
"The Scottish North American Leadership Conference", (SNALC) was held for the first time in Canada at the University of Guelph, August 10-11, 2017. We are pleased to advise that Clan Cunningham was represented at the conference by our Regional Director of Canada & Ontario Province, Nancy Cunningham.
Various Scottish Organizations from throughout  North America and Scotland (Sons of Scotland, Visit Scotland, CASSOC, COCAA and more) attended the event along with 50 plus delegates from various Clan representatives and societies.
 
The key themes of the conference were:
Challenges facing Scottish societies, organizations and clans to grow membership and maintain a vibrant interest in Scottish heritage.The need for a strategy to reach out and perk the interest and commitment of Youth and future generations in Scottish History and personal heritage. 
These issues are common amongst all groups and collectively we all need to work together to identify and define strategies that will positively grow and secure the future of the wonderful Scottish heritage that defines us all.
 
More information will be shared as it becomes available. 

Photos

View all the photos that we've uploaded to our online gallery by clicking on the link below.

Whats New

Page Buttons
Please note that the button at the top of the page have changed. The "Home" button now has a drop-down that contains the "Announcements" and "Calendar" pages.  Also we now have a page dedicated to "Our Chief", which will contain information about and from the Chief.
The "Documents" page also has a drop-down that contains Minutes, and Annual reports.
Check the "Games" Page regularly so see if we will be Hosting a tent as a Festival or Games near you.
Also the Names button contains a dropdown with the Tartans.

Donations

To insure an exciting future for our Cunningham Family worldwide community, please consider supporting Clan Cunningham International (CCI) with a contribution. CCI is a non-political, non-sectarian and all volunteer operated organization. Registered as a non-profit US corporation, and as a IRS Section 501c3, public educational charity. All contributions are fully tax deductible for donor who are US citizens. Large or small your financial support of CCI is always greatly appreciated for our ever growing list of projects. Just go to the Documents page, and print out the "contribution form" and mail it in, or login to your PayPal account and make it that way.

Flowers of the Forest

Welcome New members

NEW MEMBERS
Brandi Ensminger LA
Julia Weidmann GA
Jeffry Scot Cunningham GA
David McComish NC
Tony Damigo FL
Cullen Rawson GA

Renewing Members
Amy Dean GA
Ross Wyllie TN
Bill & Heather Rawson GA
Barb Imboden TX
Bruce V. Cunningham TX
Candace Sykes CA
Norman Cunningham GA
Martha Collins ​TX

Pleasanton Games 2017

President Kelly Cunningham and crew, 

Edinburgh Tattoo 2017

CCI member Kendra Brophy, daughter of Paul Brophy & Nancy Cunningham, is an accomplished Scottish dancer and is performing in this year’s Royal Edinburgh Tattoo in Scotland. A tattoo is typically defined as a military performance of music or display of armed forces in general. At one time there were many tattoos associated with the games in America but the cost of these events has now curtailed the number now associated with games. Canada's Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is the largest annual indoor tattoo, each year featuring over 2000 performers from around the world.

​Introducing the Clan Cunningham International Educational Scholarship Fund   

​CCI is pleased to announce the establishment of its first Educational Scholarship Fund.  In 2015, the CCI Governing Council gave its approval to the concept of a scholarship fund to grant financial awards to CCI members to further their education in studies pertaining to Scotland and/or Clan Cunningham, in such areas as, but not limited to: history, culture, music, dance, genealogy, or to undertake any other viable project that would promote Scottish culture and/or Clan Cunningham.
 ​ To make reasonable amounts for awards, the Committee will wait until at least $500 has been raised and placed in its account before soliciting applications and establishing an application deadline. If fund raising starts now, we hope this amount and even more can be raised by January 1, 2018, so that the first scholarship awards will be able to be granted in late April 2018.  Members will be informed when the funds raised will allow these dates to be finalized and the actual application process can be started for 2018. The Committee will review the applications, select winners and determine the amount of the awards.
Please go to the "Documents" page for complete details and Application form, etc.

Two Must-have Reference Books for Sale by Clan Cunningham International

"A Travel Guide to Clan Cunningham Historical Sites Around the World. Volume One: Scotland" and "The Clan Cunningham History Book", are for sale.

Please click the "Documents" button above for more information.

Calendar

View all the events that we've added to our online calendars here.

Genealogy

We have a new link for those Cunninghams from the Emerald Isle.
www.cunninghamirishclan.com

Glencairn Aisle Project
 

Friends, Brothers, Cousins, Countrymen, we need your help.
The Glencairn Aisle Project is well on its way. The window are been made. But, due to deterioration of the surrounding stonework, there are added costs. Please see the letter from Susan Bradbury, on the Glencairn Aisle Project page.
We need your help to fund these added costs and complete the installation of the windows. Please make a donation to the Glencairn Aisle Project. Just go to the "Documents" page and print out the Contribution form and mail it in with your contribution, or login in to your PayPal account and make it to Clan Cunningham Intl.