Robbie Halley 
           Thanks for all the cookies at the meetings!  I think we can all agree that they are, 
                            "The greatest cookies I've ever Tasted in my entire life!"


St. Andrew's Society of Schenectady

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St. Andrew's Society of Schenectady, NY
A brief History
The society was founded in 1803 by some twenty-four Scotsmen in Reubin Simon's Tavern on the south western corner of Union and Church Streets, and there before a big roaring log fire, and in dim candle light, they founded what is today the oldest benevolent society in our City.

In assuming the name of the apostle Andrew, the Patron Saint of Scotland, no more appropriate title could have been chosen.   In character and make-up, especially of those past generations of Scots, they had much in common with the venerable Andrew, brother of Simon Peter.  He was a fisherman, a wanderer and a preacher ever thoughtful of the oppressed.  Such was the purpose of the Society; to aid and assist fellow Scots in the area.

Today, the Society follows an expanded mission.  The Society supports such local and international charities as City Mission, Salvation Army, Red Cross and the Rachael House in Scotland.  The Society also supports the Schenectady Museum, Proctor's Theater, Braemar Highland Dance School, Capital District Scottish Games, widows of deceased members, as well as awarding youth scholarships to further studies of their Scottish Heritage.
MembershipScholarship App.Member Info.Newsletter Jan 2020

Upcoming Events

Jan 16, 2020(Thur)    Monthly Meeting 7:30pm
                                 Board Meeting 7pm
                                 Program Scots in America-
                                 Final chapter - Scots-Irish in Appalachia

Jan 25, 2020(Sat)       Burns Night Celtic Hall

Feb 1, 2020(Sat)         New Musical "They Made it Here"
                                  Celtic Hall

Feb 20, 2020(Thur)       Monthly meeting, 7:30pm
                                  Board Meeting 7:30pm
                                  Program - TBA

Feb 27, 2020               Altan-GE Theatre Proctors 7:30pm

Mar 5, 2020 (Thur)        Dublin City Ramblers
                                  Celtic Hall- 5:30 pm Doors Open, 7:30pm Start

Mar 19, 2020(Thur)       Monthly meeting, 7:30pm, Board Meeting, 7pm
                                   Program - TBA

St Andrews Society of Schenectady
430 New Karner Rd
Colonie, NY 12205