Saint Andrew’s Society of Richmond
P.O. Box 3972
Glen Allen, VA 23058-3972
Who was Saint Andrew?
Andrew was the first of the twelve apostles and the brother of Saint Peter. He was crucified on an “X” shaped cross; this is why the X is associated with St. Andrew’s societies all over the world.
Andrew became the Patron Saint of Scotland as the result of a vision. The King of the Scots was preparing for battle when, in the sky, he saw clouds form an X—the symbol of St. Andrew. The Scots won their battle that day and from then on Andrew became the protector and Patron Saint of Scotland. The feast of St. Andrew is celebrated every November 30.
What is the Saint Andrew’s Society?
The Saint Andrew’s Society is a well-established non-profit organization with local chapters all over the world. Each chapter is a stand alone entity not formally associated with others. In the USA they are 501c3 or 501c4 corporations. Richmond is the 501c4 not-for-profit type.
The Saint Andrew’s Society of Richmond’s objective is to preserve Scottish traditions and culture, to promote Scottish events, and to give educational assistance to our local community.
Our chapter was organized in May of 1995 and we participate annually in many civic events throughout Richmond and the surrounding area including:
Ashland Strawberry Faire
Central Virginia Games and Celtic Festival
Field Day of The Past
Gayton Kirk Celtic Festival
Ashland Christmas Parade
St. Andrews Society Hogmanay
And other opportunities as they arise.
How are we organized?
The Society consists of four officers and a board of six directors. Elections are held annually at our June meeting. The officers serve a two-year term, while the board serves a three-year term. Annual dues are collected in January.
The Saint Andrew’s Society of Richmond, Inc. meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through June. Meetings are held at St. Bartholomew Church 10627 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23238. Each meeting starts with a Celtic Buffet followed by the business meeting which generally includes a speaker or presentation on a topic of interest to the Scottish society.
Who can join?
If you have an interest in Scotland and/or in things Scottish, then we are the group for you. Our membership is open to all regardless of race, gender, religion or national origin. Individual memberships are $30 annually while family memberships are $40 annually. This includes spouse and minor children living at home. If you wish to join our organization, please complete the attached application and mail it to the address listed. You will receive notices of our upcoming meetings and events as well as our quarterly newsletter and calendar. If you would like more information about the Saint Andrew’s Society of Richmond, Inc. prior to joining, please check out our website www.standrewssociety.org or our Facebook page.
The membership year is January 1 to December 31 and annual dues are Single Membership – $30.00; or Family Membership (includes spouse and children under 18) – $40.00. A Life Time Membership costs 10 times the annual amount. Dues are payable on or before January 1. First year membership dues include one (1) name badge. Additional name badges for other family members may be purchased for ten dollars ($10.00) each.
Single Membership – $30.00 Includes one name badge*
Family Membership – $40.00 Includes two name badges*
Life Time Membership – 10 times annual amount.
Additional Name Badges – $10.00 each
* Name badges included for initial membership only, not renewals.
Questions about membership may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send a copy of this application along with payment to:
St. Andrew’s Society of Richmond, Inc.
P.O. Box 3972
Glen Allen, VA 23058-3972
The undersigned hereby applies for membership in the St. Andrew’s Society of Richmond, Inc.
Telephone Numbers (Home)___________________________
E-mail Address(es): __________________________________________________________________________
Spouses Name: ___________________________________________________________________________
Child(ren) Name(s): __________________________________________________________________________
Name(s) for Name Badge(s): ___________________________________________________________________
Membership Type: _______ Family ($40.00) _______ Single ($30.00)
Lifetime Membership Option: ________ Family ($400.00) ________ Single ($300.00)
Amount Enclosed for additional Name Badge(s): $___________@$10.00 each
Application received by: ________________________________________