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 women),  
  As we are heading into the fall and the end of our Scottish Games/Festival season, I hope you all were able to attend and get your fill of bagpipes, Scottish Pies and a “wee dram”, along with making memories visiting with your Clansmen. We look forward to seeing you all again next Festival season. 
  The Educational Scholarship Fund Committee has been hard at work creating a scholarship fund program for our members, age 10 to adult. We have completed the details for the Educational Fund and look forward to being able to support those involved in the Scottish Arts and Music, as well as other related studies. We encourage donations to this fund, which are tax deductible. More information will be provided in the near future.  And the plans continue for our 2019 Triennial CCI gathering in Scotland. A tentative agenda has been created and will be shared with members in an upcoming newsletter.   Be safe and enjoy the coming months of Autumn. 
 Yours Aye
Kelly Cunningham
President Clan Cunningham Intl.

2017 Scottish Festival & Highland Games Schedule

The 2017 Celtc Festival and Highland Games schedule is 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.

​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"

​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
Mary Cunninghsm-Dean TX
Mark Hammond TX
Brian J. Cunningham WV
Paul & Kristine Roadley Australia
Jill Shires NC
Bailey Cunningham FL
Stephen E. Cunningham IN
Marilyn Cunningham UT

Renewing Members
Nancy Cunningham Canada
Mary Cunningham Canada
James Cunningham FL
David Cunningham SC
Catherine Olson GA
Bartley Payne GA
Wm & Mary Lou Cunningham FL
Don & Sandy Morissette CT
Briar Fox Cunningham OR
Blain Berkowitz NC
Jerry & Kathy Lester TX
Dick Cunningham WA
Sheila Kell MS
Louis West GA
John T. Cunningham Dubai, UAE
Jennifer Taylor PA
Stephen Cunningham MD
Hugh Preacher TX
Bill & Venita Cunningham IN
Beverly & Larry Leuke NC
William Cunningham FL
Vicki Cunningham DC

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.