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In an open letter, Harold Edington has announced that he is standing down as the Clan Douglas Society for North America Regent for Kansas and Missouri.

Dear Clan Douglas members of Kansas, Missouri, and neighbouring states,

It is with sadness that I am announcing that I will be stepping down as CDSNA Regent for Kansas and Missouri; I will be moving to Birmingham, Alabama in February 2013. The decision to move (and start a second career) has been a difficult one for us and we carefully weighed the costs before deciding in favour of Alabama. Jennifer and I want to thank each of you who have stopped by our Douglas tent. Over the past three years in Kansas and Missouri, I have watched our group grow at each festival and many of you who attended regularly have become as family to Jennifer and me.

I am hoping that the growth will continue and that some of you out there will be ready and willing to pick up where I am leaving off. You don’t have to tackle both states; I am hoping a few of you will rise up to handle the festivals in each state. There is nothing wrong with “sharing” the state, either. Currently in Kansas, the two festivals needing adoption are Wichita and McPherson. In Missouri, there are four: Kansas City, Warrensburg, Buffalo, and St. Louis. If you live near enough to one or more of those festivals and you love to talk about our extended Douglas heritage (the House of Douglas including its septs and allied families), then I know you have what it takes to be a Regent/Co-Regent. Some coverage is better than none … and our CDSNA extended family members are expecting a Douglas presence. If you are interested in being a Regent or Co-Regent in Kansas or Missouri, private message me here.

I will continue as CDSNA Assistant VP (East) and as CDSNA Sept Coordinator. I will continue to submit articles to our newsletter for the different septs and allied families of the House of Douglas until that project is complete (which appears to be another few years or longer, especially if we add more names to our list). I trust that our family members in Kansas and Missouri will continue to be supported by some of you staying in the area. As always, we will do the true Douglas thing: move FORWARD!

Harold Edington

We wish him well in his new career.

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