After much discussion in the Bryson Bunch discussion group, we decided to apply for clan status with the Clans of Ireland. This gives all the cousins around the world a banner under which to hold gatherings and reunions. We were notified on 5/20/99 that our Clan registration was accepted by Clans of Ireland, Ltd. Actually, we were a Clan before the registration was accepted. A Clan is no more than a family in its broadest sense. Our registration was only a formality. We were always a Clan. We each were conceived as members of Clan Bryson in our mother's womb. We are ea ch a stanza in its song regardless what we do. It has nothing to do with paying dues or membership cards. It has everything to do with the blood in our veins and the sinew of our souls.
If you are a Bryson descended from Dalriada (Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Mann, or Wales) we hope you join our discussion group. We are discussing family history, planned reunions, and other items of interest to the family. However, please don't be confused. Subscribing to the list is not joining the Clan. You were born in this Clan. Cousin, this isn't a club; it's who we are.