Members and Membership

This page contains the information you will need to make a decision about becoming a member of Clan Ryan Australia.

Ceàd mile failte romhait! (A hundred thousand welcomes). Membership is open to anyone carrying the Ryan name or their decendants. All you need to do to become a member is contact the Secretary (see link below) to be sent a membership form, fill it in and pay the nominal membership fee. In return you receive the quarterly newsletter, "The Ryan Rag", and gain access to other Ryans around the country as well as regular events organised by the organisation.

Fees:- Due on or before 31st December each year. Members prepaying before October 31st will not be subject to fee rises until they become due again.


  • Ordinary Member (single vote): $15.00 per annum
  • Family Member (2 vote): $15.00 per annum

Family Membership confers Membership on the Member, Spouse and all children under 16 years of age,and allows a vote for each parent.

Arrears:- Any person whose fees are in arrears for 12 months or more is deemed to have relinquished Membership and Membership privileges are discontinued and the person will have to make reapplication to regain Membership

Membership Details are not released to third parties without your permission (see Privacy Policy link at foot of page) but it is important to advise the Secretary of any changes in Contact Details so we don't accidently lose you, particularly:

At least one meeting, the Annual General Meeting, is held each year. Other events are organised from time to time according to interest. In past years the Clan has sponored a BYO Picnic-In-The-Park at a site decided by the A.G.M. of the previous year. To date picnics have been held at Toowoomba, Ipswich, Pittsworth, Purga, Redbank, Gympie and Brisbane. Recently Clan gatherings have been held indoors at the Irish Club in Brisbane. Details of all meetings and events are announced in the newsletter and on the website.

Once a year, at the Annual General Meeting we make a donation - according to our means - to a charity nominated by a member and endorsed by the meeting. This donation has been in the vicinity of $50, which may seem a bit light, but is in keeping with our income.

Members will be able to create their own web pages that can either be made available for public viewing or accessible by members only. Members may choose to use this facility for biographical, genealogical or historical information related to their family history research. The web page creation facility will be available from the members area which is accessed via the 'Members Login' at the top of this page. Pages that members elect to make available to the general public can be selected via the 'Web Pages' link, under the members option in the main menu.

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