Clan Rose Society of America

About CRSA

Origin of Our Society

Informal organization occurred during the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in 1969. A committee was formed and official organization took place in 1970.

The Organization

Meetings of the Membership of the corporation shall be held no less often that annually, in the fall, and shall be known as the “Annual General Meeting” (AGM) of the Membership. The meeting may be held in conjunction with any scheduled activity of the Clan Rose Society of America. The board shall designate the time and place of the meeting giving 60 day notice to the membership by paper generated mail and/or electronic communication. Any lawful matters may be acted upon at the Annual General Meeting to include the election of Directors.

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the Clan Rose Society of America, Incorporated received its long-awaited determination letter from the US Internal Revenue Service, granting the Society's application for recognition as a tax-exempt organization under US federal tax law. This means that not only will the Society be exempt from the payment of federal income taxes, your dues and any contributions you might make to the Society above and beyond your annual dues are deductible by you on your own federal tax returns as a contribution to a public charity. You will need to consult your tax professional for the extent to which you can take this deduction, as this sometimes varies by individual.

The Clan Rose Crest

The Clan Rose Coat-of-Arms is the personal property of the Chief and is subject to change from Chief to Chief. Clansmen are permitted only the use of the Crest, which appears at the top of the Chief's Coat-of-Arms. In the case of Clan Rose it is a Harp sitting upon a Chapeau. In modern times the crest is surrounded by a belt upon which is printed the Clan Motto “Constant and True”.

Society Objectives

CRSA regrets that, at this time, neither its mandate nor its funds allow it to assist CRSA Members in researching their Rose lineage. Many individual CRSA Members have done so on their own, so you might post again asking CRSA Members to respond with a Private Message about their efforts. Also, we are aware of the following resources that might assist you. We are sharing this with you to be helpful but we cannot of course recommend any of these; we are just aware that they exist.

Rose Family Association ScotlandPeople
Scottish Genealogy Research The Scottish Genealogy Society