NEWSLETTER - August 2000

Glenn Arbuthnot - then editor
Chairman: Liz Hunt, Nebraska
Chairman elect: Allan Arbuthnot, Florida
Vice chairman: Caroline Burtt, California
Then Secretary: Glenn Arbuthnot, California
Treasurer: John Orsborn, California
Genealogy: Betsy Henry, Colorado

Arbuthnot Family Gathering - U.S.
Omaha, Nebraska
October 6,7,8, 2000

This gathering is open to all people of Arbuthnot(t) descent and their families, and is not limited to current members of the Arbuthnot Family Association. We welcome all those interested in their Arbuthnot heritage.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, Oct. 6 Meet and greet - no-host bar and deli buffet

Saturday, Oct. 7 A.M.Arbuthnot family business meeting. P.M. Tour of Henry Doorly Zoo, rain forest and aquarium; optional: IMAX theater or western heritage museum

Sunday, Oct.8 All-day bus trip, touring SAC Museum, Boys Town, historic city landmarks. Evening: banquet at Clarion Carlisle Hotel. Guests will include Peter and Christy Bing. Christy is the sister of the Viscount of Arbuthnott in Scotland, and author of The Lairds of Arbuthnott.

Monday, Oct.9 Breakfast, shopping, sightseeing on your own, or starting home.

Hotel Information

Clarion Carlisle, 10909 M Street
1-800-526-6242 or 1-402-331-8220 FAX 1-402-331-8039

Internet http://www.4w.com/clarion

The room rate is $69 plus tax per room, up to 4 people. Includes deluxe complimentary breakfast and complimentary airport transportation. Motor homes can park at the back of the lot. The hotel has an indoor pool.

If you plan to attend, please make your own room reservations. Call the hotel directly, rather than the 800 number, and request the special rate for the Arbuthnot Family Gathering group. The same rate applies for arrivals before Oct. 6 and departures after Oct. 8. The hotel will release the block of rooms September 22, so call now!

The Clarion is located in southwest Omaha, just off Interstate 80. Take the L Street exit east. Turn right at 108th St., right again on M Street. The hotel is on the frontage road and you can see the sign when you turn off of L Street, which is also Highway 275.

Business Meeting

Saturday morning. Discussion of proposed bylaws is on the agenda.

Tour Information

Saturday's tour leaves the hotel at 12:15 and returns at 5:00 p.m. The tour will take our group to the Henry Doorly Zoo. The Lied Jungle is the world's largest enclosed rain forest environment. The Scott Aquarium includes a 70-foot underwater glass walkway. Cost for both zoo and aquarium: $18.00 per person.Optional add-ons: IMAX Theater shows about the Seven Wonders of the World and T-Rex. Cost: $3.50-$6, depending on age and number in group. Durham Western Museum - from 3:00-5:00, the bus will transport those who wish to visit this museum. Cost: $4-$5.00, depending on number. Bus will pick up everyone for return to hotel. Price will vary if head count changes. No refunds if cancellation is after Sept.22. Based on 57 people.

Sunday's tour leaves the hotel at 9:00 and returns at 5:00 p.m. A bus with a guide will take us to the Strategic Air Command Museum. SAC has played an important role in the defense of the USA since World War II. The museum contains warbirds and missiles interpreting the history of SAC, as well as exhibits, flight simulator, children's interactive gallery, museum store, and snack bar. At Boys Town we will have lunch at the Boys Town Cafe, which is included in the fee, along with the admission to the SAC Museum. In the afternoon we will enjoy the Omaha Wild Ride Historical Tour, driving past landmarks while interacting with historical characters on the bus. From 3:30-5:00 we will shop and browse the Old Market area of Omaha. The bus will transport everyone back to the hotel. Price will vary if head count changes. No refunds if cancellation is after Sept. 22. Based on 57 people.



Please print out and mail with check for total to

ARBUTHNOT FAMILY GATHERING - U.S. before Sept. 10 to: Liz Hunt Arbuthnot Family Gathering P.O. Box 212 Albion, NE 68620

Phone: 402-395-2218



TELEPHONE NUMBER ________________________

(Note: Gratuity and tax are included in the following three prices.)

Number attending Gathering: ___________ X $50.00 = _______________

Number attending Saturday zoo trip: ___________ X $18.00 = _______________

Number attending Sunday bus tour: ___________ X $35.00 = _______________

Names of those attending (Please PRINT the names of the members

of your group as you want your name tags to read):







Comments from Glenn Arbuthnot:

" Our chairperson, Liz Hunt, has done an outstanding job of setting up a great program. Everyone should be able to find something of interest."

We must have all of our hotel reservations on or before Sept. 22. Liz will make the reservations for the trips, so you should mail your reservation form to Liz before Sept. 10.

"To have a viable family association we need good officers, so come to the gathering with the intention of actually volunteering to take an office. At this meeting we should finalize our bylaws, so we do have some rather important business to complete."

"I have been secretary for nearly four years and for some reason I seem to be quite busy as a consultant so I will not be available for another term.I will be publishing one last newsletter before the gathering."

We will also need to elect a person from the central U.S. area to succeed Caroline Burtt as chairman in 2004.

The data now available indicates that the next gathering in Scotland will be in 2002. This conflicts with the US schedule of gatherings every two years, so the Florida gathering, originally scheduled for 2002 may have to be postponed until 2003.

"There were gatherings in Kansas or Nebraska in 1931 and in 1932. They were really fun gatherings. I was 8 and 9 years old at the time, but I still remember what a good time I had. The earliest gatherings for which I have pictures and attendance information are 1904, 1905, and 1911. Apparently these were all held in Kansas or Nebraska. All of these gatherings were well attended. We should do better. See you there."



Make all checks payable to Arbuthnot Family Association. Send directly to:

Dr. John Orsborn, 35355 County Road 31, Davis, CA 95616.


Check one:

_____Life Membership $25. _____Yearly Dues $10/year

_____Annual Membership Dues $15/year

Total enclosed: ______________

Your Arbuthnot family connection_________________________________________