Greetings Fellow Clansmen and Clanswomen:
It is a great honor to have been elected the 10th President of the Clan Ferguson Society of North America. Thank you for this privilege. I appreciate your confidence and I will do my best to live up to your expectations. During his four year tenure, Immediate Past President Rupert Furgerson (President #9) set the bar very high for all presidents who will follow him. Fortunately for me, Rupert, and past presidents John F. Ferguson (President #8) and Sam Ferguson (President #7), have all agreed to remain available to me when I need their advice.
As I have mentioned before, although we have much challenging work to do before we can fully achieve the objectives of the Society, I am very optimistic that we can make significant progress within the next few years. The objectives of the Society can be found in the CFSNA Articles of Incorporation, and they are:
1) To collect, preserve and promote interest in and study of literary, historical and genealogical records and documents and relics relating to the history of the Clan Fergusson and/or Scotland;
2) To honor our Scottish heritage and to inspire among our members and descendants, the pride and sprit of our Scottish ancestors and to perpetuate the present and disseminate to the public for the present and future, those traditions, values, qualities and attitudes from the past which have proven to be of sound social benefit; and
3) To come to the relief of the poor and distressed and to provide for the advancement of education and science.
I will be working closely with the Executive Committee and the other members of the Board of Directors - and the leadership of the various CFSNA committees - to achieve these goals.
Billy J. Ferguson
Clan Fergusson Society of North America