Welcome to Clan Cunningham International !

Clan Cunningham International, founded in 2002 is a non-political,non-sectarian, all volunteer, non-profit corporation registered in the Stat of Tennesse. As a registered non-profit organization, under IRS Code Section 501(c) (3), (public educational charity) all donations to support its activities are tax deductible within the limitation of federal tax codes for donors who are US citizens.
Membership is open to all Cunninghams around the world by birth, marriage, or adoption, and to the descendants of the Associated Families of the Districts of Cunninghame and Ayrshire in Scotland, as well as to anyone with an interest in or wishing to promote the great heritage of Clan Cunningham. 
The organization has evolved and grown greatly in these few short years and represents Clan Cunningham at Scottish Games and Celtic festivals all over the United States, Canada, Scotland and New Zealand, just to mention a few. And our presence isn't limited strictly to the US! We now have
members in New Zealand, England, Canada, and Scotland.
Our Clan Chief, Sir John Christopher Foggo Montgomery Cuninghame, Baronet of Corsehill, is a member of our Governing Council.
A list of Associated Families, list of our Governing Council, By-Laws, and other important information may be found on this web-site.

Clan Cunningham is a proud member of the Council of Scottish Clans and Associations since 2002.

Chief's Message

Officers of CCI,

Many of you have been kind enough to send me welcoming congratulations on being officially recognised by the Lord Lyon as Chief of the name of Cunninghame. Actually this matter will not be completely ratified until the 23rd January 2014. In one sense it would have been better to have kept the
matter under wraps until then.
I made a promise to those who were at the dinner in Glasgow some three years ago that I would formalise my position as Head of the Family if you so wished. With your encouragement I started making the necessary arrangements to accomplish this. After a few months of preparation I was confident
that the matter would be settled in a further two or three months. However a Respondent appeared and both my lawyers and the Lyon's office had to consider the matter much more rigorously. The matter then dragged on for over two and a half years, took a great deal of my time and I might add,
money. Although I never doubted the outcome, it has been an irksome delay for all of us. For this I apologise, but there was nothing I could do to speed things up. On the 23rd January we will have finality and I greatly hope you will be pleased at that.
In the Western World life has been pretty tough over the last few years, but the economic outlook both in the United States and in Britain seems to be gradually improving. Let us hope that 2014 will be a good and happy year for all of us and for Clan Cunningham International.
I wish you a successful and rewarding New Year. May God bless you all
John Cuninghame"

President's Message

Greetings, Fellow Clansmen
We have reached the point where it is warming up and time to dust off the Kilts, grab a banner and head off to the games and festivals. We are excited to share and learn how becoming a 501(c)3 approved organization can help us and the Clan. When you donate a monetary amount to CCI, you will be given receipt for your tax deductible donation. Donations can be specific, operating expenses, clan tent fees, projects, or even in remembrance of a loved one. Great of small , it is much appreciated and will be used appropriately to your wishes. Also, when your time allows, please join us at the games and help the Hosts, giving them a break, or join in at greeting folk as they come by. You may be surprised at who you might meet and compare lineage with, after all it's about all of us getting together and sharing. So pack up the family and come on out to the games and help make our Clan the best it can be. Please ask us about the Glencairn Aisle project, as we are nearing completion. Also, we will be putting together our 2016 Triennial Clan meeting and election of officers. It will be held in Scotland and we encourage any who would like to participate and join in this exciting journey. We are working hard at the meetings to update and improve our newsletter and web-site. I urge you all to participate - you don't have to be on the Governing Council to submit and propose ideas.Any Council member can be contacted to present your ideas and/or concerns at the next meeting.
Yours Aye.   Kelly Cunningham - CCI President 

Photos

View all the photos that we've uploaded to our online gallery by clicking on the link below.

Whats New

Page Buttons
Please note that the button at the top of the page have changed. The "Home" button now has a drop-down that contains the "Announcements" and "Calendar" pages.  Also we now have a page dedicated to "Our Chief", which will contain information about and from the Chief.
Check the "Games" Page regularly so see if we will be Hosting a tent as a Festival or Games near you.
Also the Names button contains a dropdown with the Tartans.

Flowers of the Forest

Ronald Paisley
On February 21, 2015, Ronald Paisley age 72, died in a single car accident. Husband of our "Membership Director" Pat Paisley. Ron and Pat are long time member of the Clan. Our thoughts, hearts and prayers go out to Pat and the family.
We grieve with his passing and celebrate his life with this poem by Rev. James Cunningham.

Arise Lords o' Cunningham in honor clad
Strewn the way with white pedals, ye ladies in plaid
Raise the sword in salute, ye men in red kilt
Blast the horn o' the unicorn shining in gilt

Awake, brother Burns, for your Son has come home!
Tell the Great House of Paisley in elegant poem
Set to verse, whet thy pen, and then so swiftly wield
O' the fame of a Knight of our Clan's eastern shield!

As he rests in peace may there e peace for the rest.

Welcome New members

Bannockburn Live 2014

Pictured from L to R, David Pickens; Alex Salmon, 1st Prime Minister of Scotland; Alex Cunningham.
For more pictures of Bannockburn Live go the "Photos"

Two Must-have Reference Books for Sale by Clan Cunningham International

"A Travel Guide to Clan Cunningham Historical Sites Around the World. Volume One: Scotland" and "The Clan Cunningham History Book", are for sale.

Please click the "Documents" button above for more information.

Calendar

View all the events that we've added to our online calendars here.

Genealogy

We have a new link for those Cunninghams from the Emerald Isle.
www.cunninghamirishclan.com