RVP, and Clan Awards Chairman, Franklin Wyatt presenting the 2016 winner of the Dame Flora MacLeod Piping Trophy to Nick Hudson
The "Dame Flora MacLeod of MacLeod Trophy for Open Piobaireachd" is presented to the best Piper at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games at Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina. The Trophy has been given out at the Games since 1969.
Anne McLeod, S.E Region RVP, and Migration Director Ann has been our Migration/Genealogy Director for several years – a very demanding and time consuming office. (I know how demanding, because I have been involved in genealogy and family history for over 25 years, though I do not have Ann's skill and perseverance.) She is also Regional Vice President for Southeast Region. I (President Weeden Nichols) personally have observed how effective she is in dealing with every member of the public whom she encounters, how kind she is and how genuinely interested she is in every individual person, and how each person responds to Anne's kindness and sincere interest. Ann serves as staff also for our National Vice President (her spouse). A better selection never has been made by the Awards Committee. Though the president ordinarily pins the recipient with the Clansperson of the Year Award, the president deferred to Anne's spouse, National Vice President John W. McLeod, to perform this pleasant task.
Clans Person of the Year is the most prestigious award given by the Clan MacLeod USA. This award goes to the Clan MacLeod USA member that has contributed greatly to the goals of the Clan. The award has existed since 1966, with only about
40 recipients, among the thousands of USA members. It is a privilege to honor the recipients of the “Clans Person of the Year” in the following page.
The recipient is selected yearly, through recommendations of the Clan Council and Past Presidents. Franklin Wyatt, as awards chairman polls the Council to select the recipient of "The Clans Person of the Year."