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CCSNA Trustee Nominee - 2023

I was born in Buffalo, New York to Howard and Hazel (Scholl) Campbell in 1953. My father was born in Canada to Peter and Fern (Harker) Campbell.

I am 1st generation American on my father’s side but on my mother’s side, we have been in the United States since before the Revolutionary War.

Patricia R. Campbell Duescher

Tom and I are actively researching my Campbell Paternal line using both Y-DNA and birth, marriage and death records.

I grew up in upstate New York. I graduated from Gowanda High School in 1971 and joined the U.S. Navy in July 1971.

I met my husband, Tom Duescher in 1974, while we were stationed in Sicily, Italy.

We married in March of 1976. I stayed in the U.S. Navy until 1981 and left the service as a 1st Class Petty Officer. I left the U.S. Navy in order to raise my sons, Brian and Scott Duescher.

In 1984, I enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserves in order to complete my 20 years of service and to get full military benefits. While in the U. S. Navy Reserves, I attended college, graduating and receiving an Associate and Bachelor Science Degree in Business from the University of Minnesota. In the military, I achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer (E-7). I was in charge of enlisted personnel and making sure that they had completed the requirement to advance to the next level in their Navy Career. I retired from the U.S. Navy Reserves in 1995 completing 21 years of service to my country.

I was a member of the JAYCEE and served on multiple committees as chairman. I became a member of the National Chiefs Association of Minnesota; I was the Treasurer for 2 years before moving to Wisconsin from Minnesota. I am currently an active member of our local American Legion Post 363 here in Denmark, Wisconsin. Tom and I are currently members of Clan Campbell Society NA since 2019.

I am a proud mother of 2 sons and grandmother of 7 grandchildren.

Tom and I have traveled the world. We were able to visit Inveraray Castle in 2016.

Tom and I have on our bucket list to return to Inveraray Castle the next time CCSNA plans their trip to Scotland.

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Clan Campbell Society (N.A.)

Membership benefits include:

– A subscription to our award winning 60 page quarterly magazine, "The Journal"

– Research access to our 250,000 member genealogical database via our Genealogist

– You will receive a vote in the annual elections for members of the Clan Campbell Society (NA) Executive Council

– Special Member pricing on Clan Campbell merchandise

– Discount Member pricing on Clan Campbell Merchandise at St. Kilda USA Shop

– News of Scottish events and Scottish Highland Games Calendar

– Periodic opportunities for Group Travel to Scotland

A subscription to a monthly eNewsletter with color pictures and events information

– Free entry to Cawdor Castle, ancestral home of the Earl Cawdor, during regular open times (with valid membership card)

– Free entry to Inveraray Castle, home of the Duke of Argyll Chief of Clan Campbell, during regular open times (with valid membership card)

Membership is open to all Campbells, Campbell septs, those married to a Campbell or Campbell Sept, those descended from Clan Campbell, and to those interested in learning about the Clan Campbell, Scottish history and culture, and who acknowledge Mac Cailein Mòr as their Clan Chief, as he is the Chief of Clan Campbell, the greatest family in all of Scotland! (We're a "wee bit" biased.)

Remember, those who get the most out of being a member of the Clan Campbell Society... are those who participate. We welcome you as our kinsmen to join us in our many activities.

To become a member, simply complete the online Membership Application.