Overcoming Lung Problems to Run 5K

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Charley McLeanCharley McLean Thought Childhood Lung Problems Would Kill Him—Until He Ran His First 5K. ”I was resigned to the fact that I probably wouldn’t make it past 30.“

“When I crossed the finish line at my first 5K last spring, I cried. Actually, that’s a lie: I unleashed the waterworks somewhere during the third mile, recognizing the sheer magnitude of the goal I was about to accomplish. A year or two ago, that goal would’ve seemed improbable,” Charley McLean said. “It wasn’t the first time that running moved me to tears, and it probably won’t be the last. That’s because I was never supposed to finish a 5K, or even run for a few unbroken minutes without my body breaking down.”

“But despite the despair I used to feel, I blindly believed in the idea of a future, even when my outlook seemed bleakest. And that’s how I found myself misty-eyed, with a hard-earned medal hanging from my neck, on a cold, damp April day.”


Read the full story at runnersworld.com

Upcoming Event for Macleans in the DC/Virginia/Maryland area.

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The Virginia Scottish Games will be held next weekend in The Plains, Virginia.


Come by and visit the tents for The St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC, or the Scottish-American Women's Society of DC. We will be promoting a public event to be held in Georgetown on September 14 that will celebrate Scottish culture.

Tickets can be purchased at this link to our first Annual Scotch Tasting and Scottish Heritage Event.


2018 AGM at Grandfather Mountain

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The 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Clan Maclean in the U.S. will be held Saturday, July 14 at 1PM in the Maclean tent at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.

All members in good standing are encouraged to attend and participate in the business of the Association conducted at the AGM. The location of the AGM is rotated annually so that members in all Regions have the opportunity to attend.


  1. Call to order
  2. Question of quorum, recognition of voting members
  3. Reading of 2017 AGM minutes
  4. Officers Reports
    1. Secretary’s Report
    2. Treasurer’s report, financial standing
    3. Vice President’s report, membership standing
    4. President’s Report
  5. Committee Reports
    1. Newsletter, Editor
    2. Webmaster
    3. Lead Convener
  6. Old Business
    1. Duart Appeal
    2. 501 C3 Tax Exemption
    3. Regional Directors
  7. New Business
    1. Election of Officers at 2018 AGM, for 3 years term, commencing January 1, 2019 until December 31, 2021: President. Election presided by the Treasurer.
    2. Election of Officers: at 2019 AGM, Vice President; at 2020 AGM, Secretary and Treasurer
  8. Good and Welfare
  9. Adjournment

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