About Us

The Scottish Society of Indianapolis, Inc. is an Indiana non-profit social club founded in 1983 by Founder and President Emeritus Carter Keith. The Society also sponsors the Scottish Foundation of Indianapolis, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charity formed to support education in Scottish arts, history, culture, and genealogy. We have over a hundred members of all ages who are genealogists, artists, historians, historical reenactors & interpreters, musicians, dancers, story tellers, and those who enjoy celebrating “Gach ni Albanach” (All things Scottish).

The Society & Foundation promote education about Scottish culture and heritage through monthly meetings and a wide variety of activities that you can explore at this website. We keep our annual dues low so everyone can enjoy our monthly events which generally include a pitch-in dinner by the members and a fun, educational program or entertainment. It is truly a family night—while we adults are having one program, our young members may have a program of their own with Scottish games and learning tailored to their age groups (though for some events, we celebrate together as a group).

We hope you will visit us at one of our events. The monthly dinner meeting is probably the best opportunity to really get to know who we are, to get involved, and to stay up-to-date on our activities. Feel free to look around our website and follow us on Facebook.

The Board of Trustees oversees the Society’s operations. The board consists of the President and six Trustees. The President appoints from the Trustees a Secretary and Treasurer.

The Board of Trustees:

President: Sarah Rae

Secretary: Paula Hardesty

Treasurer: Dan Patton

Trustee: Kathy Hohman

Trustee: Greg Bowers

Trustee: Mark Lawson

Trustee: Tom Wallace

Our bylaws and standard operating procedures are available below:

Contact the Society here.