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Interested in helping establish a Clan Cameron "presence" in your country, state, province, territory or county?  The Clan Cameron Association welcomes dedicated kinsfolk such as yourself to propose assisting or possibly "convening" such an effort.  Choose your respective worldwide branch below and consider contributing the greatest gift a Cameron can give, namely their time and effort to preserve our proud heritage.

Scotland Australia New Zealand North America





Camerons throughout North America, in areas "geographically" isolated from branches of the Clan Cameron Association, have a solution to their seemingly solitary existence.  In regions which are not currently home to existing branches of Clan Cameron, individuals have the option to initiate an effort to establish a new chapter.

This initial effort is not directed towards Lochiel, nor toward the North American Commissioner.  The recipient of any new chapter proposal is one of the Regional Presidents which have been appointed to oversee North America, under the auspices of the North American Commissioner (exactly which Regional President receives the proposal is dependent on where the proposed chapter will be located.)  In those instances when they recognize a need in a given area, and a formal proposal for chapter plans has been submitted to them, then they may just give the go ahead.  Ideally, the neophyte chapter is placed under the auspices of an established branch of the Association, which gives guidance and support during what amounts to a quite lengthy procedure.  It must be realized that everyone begins as a chapter, becoming a branch in due time only if they become stable and viable.

Concerns have been raised as to how this process may be initiated, or how a pocket of Camerons might form into an authorized chapter.  First and foremost, the individual who initiates the labor of love which new chapter development entails, is referred to as the "Chapter Convenor."  This person should be familiar with the history, traditions and heritage of the Clan Cameron and also be involved in their local Scottish community, whether through Highland Games, Burns Suppers or even the local rugby team.  What should be stressed is that taking on the Chapter Convenor position is a commitment, not one that should be entered into lightly.

The Regional Presidents have expressed the desire to communicate with Camerons who are committed to helping Clan Cameron North America continue its growth in the Scottish-American community.  Given below are their mailing addresses; however, before contacting them, individuals are encouraged to examine the Clan Cameron North America page on the Clan Cameron Online Website, which lists the various branches and chapters.  There may just be a Cameron chapter forming in your local community - drop-in and find out!



South-Central United States Regional President:
Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas
Canadian Regional President:
John Cameron
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, North-West Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Yukon Territory
Midwestern United States Regional President:
Linda A. Cameron
Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin 
Rocky Mountain United States Regional President:
Robert Cameron
Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
Western United States Regional President:
Charles Cameron Bond
Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington


Eastern United States Regional President:
James Cameron
Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, West Virginia


Worldwide Branches, outside of North America, do not operate with a "chapter system."  To inquire as to how they are structured, and the possibilities of establishing a Clan Cameron "presence" in your area, please return to the main page of Clan Cameron Online and select the link representing your country.  You will need to contact your national branch directly for details.