In addition to the many benefits our members enjoy, there are also opportunities to:  

  • Explore and learn about our Scottish Culture

  • Participate in Scottish traditions and celebrations

  • Socialize and commiserate with Scots and fellow diaspora

  • Wear kilts, hose, flashes, sgian dubhs, ghillie brogues, tartan sashes, Celtic pins 

  • Hear bagpipes

  • Get and give help with genealogical research

  • Get and give help with Highland attire

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But most importantly are the  new friends and camaraderie based on common bonds, aye, there's the best reason to join.  

Men and women who are 18 years and older and are Scots or Americans of Scottish descent may join SASES as regular members and are entitled to all benefits including eligibility to vote and serve as officers and members of the board.  The annual membership fee is currently $40.00. For new members, there is also  a one time initiation fee of $10.00.                                                



Young men and women up to the age of 18 who are actively engaged in the traditions and culture of Scotland may apply for membership and can attend all functions but will not have voting privileges until the age of 18. The annual membership fee is currently $20.00.   For new junior members, there is a one time initiation fee  of $10.00.  Print or download


A Regular Member may elect to pay a sum to be set by the Board to the Society in lieu of all future dues, and upon such payment shall be designated a Life Member.  The amount payable for such designation may from time to time be varied by the Board; however, no such variation shall in any way affect the permanent status of a Life Member who has become one prior to such variation.  Life Members of this Society shall be entitled to all the privileges and shall assume all obligations of Regular Members.


The spouse of a deceased member, upon making a yearly contribution in an amount equal to one-half of the current dues, shall continue to have non-voting privileges of the Society, if he or she does not remarry.


The Board may, by unanimous vote, elect to Honored Life Membership any Regular or Life Member of this Society.  Honored Life Members shall be entitled to all privileges of Regular Members.