Members Memorial


Christine Kellogg

 With sadness we note the passing of past Chieftain, Secretary, and Scottish native, Christine Kellogg, on Sunday evening, June 9, 2019, after a long fought battle with cancer. Christine's beautiful singing, accompanied by Kevin's guitar, graced many a Burns Night Supper with songs of her homeland. A true Scot in a group made up mostly of the descendants of the Scottish diaspora, Christine was an authentic voice from the land of Robert Burns, and a re-minder of why we feel connected to the High-lands. We will remember her at the Redwood Highland Games in August, and at next year's Burns Night Supper.  


Awanna L. Kalal



Awanna L. Kalal died June 3, 2017, in her own home after a short illness. 

Awanna taught school at Center Unified School District, Sacramento for 35 years; 5 years as a kindergarten teacher and 30 years as a reading specialist. She was passionate about teaching and helping every student succeed, especially through the mastery of reading. 

 At the age of 70, she began traveling internationally, eventually making five trips to the United Kingdom and Ireland. She loved exploring her Scottish roots, and going to the Highland Games in Pleasanton, California. 


Joseph Collins

Born in 1921  and was a members of the NCSS and a proud member of the Kiwanian's club and a WWII veteran   He lived with his daughter in McKinleyville, CA.  


Virginia Frances Hansen Rumble

Virginia enjoyed Scottish dancing and was a founding member of the NCSS and traveled to Scotland many times. 


Eris McCarthy


Mrs. Flo Lane
Flo  had been an active members with the North Coast Scottish Society since the organization began 36 years ago. She was also an active member in the Daughters Of The Revolution and The British Birds Of A Feather.