Gordon's Crow About Success 2007!
Congratulations to Aaron Todd who received a Meritorious Award for Community Service
from the Marine Corps League in June 2007. Aaron donated his time and talent to pipe for
several charitable concerns including the Army Transportation Corps, The Henrico County
Victim/Witness Assistance Program, The Mechanicsville Relay for Life, The Lewis Ginter
Botanical Gardens, The Henrico Police and Fire Academies, the VCU Student Association
Prayer Vigil for VT, and many more.
The House of Gordon, Virginia received the
BEST CLAN TENT Award at the Potomac
Celtic Festival in Leesburg, VA on June 9,
2007. Our Wall of Honor and Time line wall
were huge hits at the festival. We had much
interest on the various branches of the
Gordon Clan around the world, especially
the Russian Branch and had one lady who
discovered her Scottish roots via Russia at
our tent that day!
We were blessed to have three young men volunteer their
time to assist us with tent set-up, take-down and more.
Thanks to Jake Kite, Aaron Todd, & William San Soucie
for all their help! Thanks especially to Aaron Todd whose
piping brought many visitors to the tent!
Congratulations to Aaron Todd on being named
Honor Cadet at the Marine Corps JROTC Advanced
Leadership School at MCB Hawaii in July 2007. Aaron
is a Cadet Corporal and rising sophomore at Hermitage
High in Henrico County, VA. At 15, Aaron was one of the
youngest of the 90 cadets from around the USA at the
school. The course earned him one high school credit and
invaluable lessons in leadership. Ooh Rah Aaron!
Congratulations to Lois Todd on being named MVP at this years House of Gordon USA AGM
held at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in July. Lois was named as the
Communications Chairman at last year's AGM and has created a website, newsletter and an
annual publication for the clan. Lois was confirmed as USA Communications Chair for the
Congratulations to Barbara Gordon Wray who was confirmed to continue as our House of
Gordon USA Secretary at this year's AGM. Barbara is also the Secretary/Treasurer of the
House of Gordon Virginia.
Congratulations to Morris Gordon on being named as one of three Commissioners for the
House of Gordon USA at this year's AGM. Morris will be heading up the North East Region with
responsibility for the area from Maine to Virginia and over to Ohio. He will be coordinating with
the various conveners and working toward finding and developing new conveners in areas
currently not represented in the House.
Congratulations to David Todd who has been named as Convener for Virginia following the
AGM in July. David takes over for Morris and will continue forward in building the House here in
Virginia just as he has done as our Events Coordinator.
THE HOUSE OF GORDON VIRGINIA received the BEST CLAN TENT Award at the Williamsburg
Scottish Festival on Sept 29, 2007! Again our time line and Wall of Honor were big hits.
Congratulations also to our Haggis Hurl Team headed up by Heather Gauthier came in 2nd
The HOUSE OF GORDON VIRGINIA received the CELTIC SPIRIT Award at the Richmond
Highland Games held October 27-28, 2007. The Gordon Grill was open, the tent display looked
fantastic, and we had a huge crowd all weekend. Everyone who came by was offered our
famous Virginia Gordon Hospitality. We had the corner with Clan Donnachaidh -- with the
Donnachaidh Diner and the Gordon Grill we had massive amounts of food and drink and we
are now known as Ceilidh Corner!
Congratulations to Lois Todd who received the James Cash Penney Award for Community
Service in 2007 for her work with the Hermitage High School JROTC Unit, and the House of
Gordon USA. The James Cash Penney Foundation made a donation to the Hermitage JROTC
Cadet Unit on her behalf.
Congratulations to Kristin Gordon, granddaughter of Dr. Jim Gordon of Winchester, on being
2007 AA State Doubles Tennis Champion and taking 2nd in the AA Singles Tennis
Championships. She was instrumental in Handley HS winning the 2007 AA Team Tennis