Chief’s Commissioner for the USA & President:
CWO Dale M. Forsyth Sandusky
I was delighted to receive the support from the Committee and again be placed on the 2012 ballot. I had no idea when returning from the July, 1994 Grandfather Mountain games in North Carolina that I would find myself soon thereafter as your president during the past number of years.
Western Vice President:
Robert W. Forsyth
I previously served in the Society as secretary for four years, and have been the Western Vice President for ten years. I am also the Pacific Coast Regional Director and the State Representative for Central California. I’ve hosted the Clan Forsyth booth at numerous Scottish Games across the western USA, and have attended the Annual General Meetings at Grandfather Mountain, N.C.
I am retired from a career in architecture and planning, and live with my wife, Rita, and cat, Rocky, in Novato, CA, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Eastern Vice President:
Steven M. Forsythe
I am currently the Lead Pastor of the First Free Methodist Church in East Liverpool, Ohio. I am also the director of new church planting and church revitalization for the Pittsburgh Conference of the Free Methodist Church, as well as running my own consulting business. I am a 1981 graduate of Toccoa Falls College; have been married to my wife Carol for 36 years; have 3 adult daughters and three granddaughters. When not engaged in church work I enjoy hiking, writing, reading, and of course, attending Highland Games. I frequently teach at several local high schools and greatly enjoy this interaction with the youth of the community. I presently serve the Society as the North-Eastern Regional Director. I am pleased to have been considered and asked to be a candidate for the Eastern V.P. position.
Rebecca "Becky" Forsythe
I have been a member of Clan Forsyth USA/Canada since 2000. I have held the position of Clan Secretary in the past. I am currently the State Rep for South Carolina and the Social Media Coordinator for the Clan. I recently graduated with honors with an Associates of Arts in Social Sciences and am currently enrolled online with Columbia College working on my Bachelors of Arts in Sociology. In addition to my Clan work, I am a research genealogist for Spartanburg County Historical Society (working on tracing slave descendants), work with the Greenville County Library System, and most recently after the loss of my beloved dog, Mollie, I decided to begin working with large stray dogs at the Greenville Animal Care Shelter. I continue to work in the recreational field in Long Term Care, mainly with Alzheimer's and Dementia patients and in 2014 I was awarded my Certified Dementia Practitioner National Certification in addition to my other qualifications.
It is a pleasure to serve as Treasurer of Clan Forsyth USA with my husband President Dale. I enjoy the Highland Scottish Games in each state that Dale and I visit. I treasure the friendships that I have made in Clan Forsyth.
I hold a BS from the University of Utah in General Education with 2 minors, one in Science and the other in Fine Arts. I am certified to Teach K-9 grade. I have 14 years in business working as, accountant, handling money for a title company and administrative assistant in records in real estate department for the LDS Church offices. I am currently retired somewhat as I give piano lessons to all my grandchildren.
Newsletter Editor & Genealogist:
Marsha Ellen Cain Richardson
I joined the Clan Forsyth Society USA in 1995 and my mother and I hosted our first Clan Forsyth Society tent at the Dunedin Florida Highland Games that same year. I’ve enjoyed hosting, or co-hosting many tents since, in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. When our long time Clan Genealogist, Eddie Forsyth, decided to slow down a little, he passed his years of research on to me, along with the title of Clan Genealogist, but thankfully he is never far away, if I have questions. Working on the newsletter, assisting others in their research and hosting booths has given me the opportunity to meet many wonderful people and make some special friends.