General Information about the Cally

The purpose of this guide is to act as a supplement to the Society’s Constitution, by giving general details of The Caledonian Society of Norway™. In this manner, it is aimed to present an understanding of ”Who we are”, “What we do” and “How you can join us”. This is directed at all current members, and all potential new members with a view to encouraging them to apply for membership.

By tradition, we are an all male Society, and at the time of writing we have 105 members with an age range from 25 to 88 years old. As we are Oslo based it is not surprising that the majority of our members are of Norwegian origin, but one thing we all have in common is our special interest in Scotland and her Culture. Our members come from many differing walks of life. Variety is indeed the spice of the Society life: some members are professionals and academics, some self-employed craftsmen, some have military connections and others are retired.

To be eligible to apply for membership, candidates must be at least 18 years of age, and normally have attended at least two regular meetings. A Membership Application form can then be obtained from the Society's Honorary Secretary (see name and address at end of this document). All candidates need to be Proposed and Seconded by existing Caledonian Members, and the appropriately signed Membership Application form should then be returned to the Society's Honorary Secretary. It will then be subject to final approval by the Committee. All candidates will be informed in writing of the outcome of their application.


How much will it cost me to become a member

 To enable The Society to honour its aim of providing an interesting and worthwhile programme of events to its members, it is necessary to require some form of payment from the members. Having said this, The Society is a non-profit making organization, and although some donations are made each year to worthy causes, the vast majority of the yearly income is used to subsidize the programme of social events.


Joining Fee

A one time Joining Fee will be sought soon after the Committee has approved the application for your membership. The current rate is NOK 800 which includes the first years membership and joining fee.


Annual Subscriptions

Annual Membership Subscriptions are usually demanded on 1st March each year and are valid for the current Caledonian financial year which runs from 1st January to the last day of December. New members approved after 30th June will not be charged for the remainder of the current year's membership. The following rates currently apply:
Member = NOK 450,-
Honorary Member = Free

  

 Regular Meeting Attendance Dues

 As mentioned earlier, it is the policy of The Society to subsidize those members who actively partake in the social programme. In this way, the cost of an excellent night out with a two-course meal with wine and coffee, excellent company and interesting presentations is almost too good to be true. The following rates currently apply:


Guest Speaker = Free
Honorary Members = NOK 200,-
Committee Members = NOK 200,-
Duty House Committee = NOK 200,-
Members = NOK 400,-
Guests = NOK 450,-