Welcome to Clan Cunningham International !

Clan Cunningham International was founded as an organization for all persons of Cunningham descent, regardless of viewpoints, as well as for persons descending from the District of Cunninghame families, or for those who wish to help promote the proud history of our clan. 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.

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

Hello everyone. 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.  Thank you and enjoy the Holidays.   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. Also the Names button contains a dropdown with the Tartans.
Donations are Needed to Place CCI’s Name on the Scottish Standing Stone At The 2014 New Hampshire Highland Games
By Dr. Bill Cunningham
Director of the Northeast USA Region

 
At the New Hampshire Highland Games and Festival, the largest annual highland games in the northeast USA, the Scottish Standing Stone, standing 11 feet tall and weighing 6 tons, was erected in 2012. Besides providing a meaningful and lasting tribute to the clans, competitors, performers, volunteers, and supporters of these games, it also quickly became a gathering place and premier photo location for visitors and participants alike. 
 
This year a large bronze plague will be affixed to the back of the Standing Stone to honor the clan organizations that have supported and continue to support these Games. Since CCI has had a clan tent at these games just about every year since 2003 and held its Triennial Meeting there in 2010, the CCI Governing Council felt CCI’s name should be put on this plaque. This project will also lay the cornerstone for the NHSCOT Foundation, the organizer of the games and whose mission is to preserve and advance our Scottish culture and arts through promotion, education and celebration.
 
The cost to reserve a spot on the plaque is $250.  To finance this endeavor, Northeast USA Region raised $50 and the CCI Governing Council issued a loan of $200 so I could send in the plaque application by the deadline of April 15, 2014. The loan must be paid back to the CCI Treasury by December 31, 2014.  Any small or large donations  from members and friends of CCI would be greatly appreciated to help repay this loan. Donors will have their names listed in the CCI newsletter and on the CCI website. The donors so far are myself and member Don Morissette.
Please mark your check “for plaque loan” and payable to”CCI”. Send your check to:  David Pickens, CCI Secretary-Treasurer, 5441 Mockingbird Drive, Knoxville TN 37919
Plan to attend the clan plaque unveiling ceremony on Friday September 19, 2014 at the games with Don and me to celebrate the very first time CCI’s name will appear on a permanent games memorial monument in any country!
 

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