On the Homepage you will now see what we are calling the RBANA secondary logo. The current RBANA logo is difficult, if not impossible to reproduce by way of embroidery. In today’s world branding is important for success. This new logo was introduced at the AGM in Philadelphia by US Director George McClennan who had it displayed … [Read more…]
A complete listing and a photo of the new Executive are now on the lover half of the Home Page.
RBANA Director Tony Grace presents Jim Hutchens with the Jack Hume Heather & Thistle Trophy for 2018 for his winning poem “A Poet’s Thoughts on Emigration”. The presentation was made at the recent Calgary Burns Club AGM at which Jim Hutchens became club president for the second time. This was also the first time the … [Read more…]
The results of the Jack Hume Heather & Thistle poetry writing competition for 2018 were announced at the formal dinner at the recent RBANA AGM & Conference in Philadelphia. The judges commented on the high standard of the entries this year. This was particularly gratifying since sadly Jack Hume, the donor of this trophy in … [Read more…]
Report posted in Burns Supper Reports
Latest issue now posted. See Tattler Section.
Hamilton Cairn Report 2017
Reports of the Jolly Beggars and Jean Armour events held recently by the Medicine Hat Club have been posted on this website under Blogs and Reports – Burns Supper Reports. Here are copies: Medicine Hat Jolly Beggars Banquet 2017 Medicine Hat Jean Armour Dinner 2017
Many of us at RBANA remember Patrick Scott as a Burns scholar and a gentleman, and one of the University of South Carolina Scottish Literature department which so graciously hosted our highly successful Conference and AGM in 2014. Patrick is the co-author of a new book on the Kilmarnock edition. Here is his description of the book … [Read more…]
Here’s the link to the latest in the series of free online courses on Robert Burns being offered by Gerry Carruthers and his team at Glasgow University. Several of us at RBANA have taken these and they are highly recommended. This one starts today, October 23. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/robert-burns?utm_campaign=Share+Links&utm_medium=futurelearn-run_details&utm_source=email