Welcome to the Online Clann Tartan Newsletter for August 2012


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

August Membership Meeting — August 4

The August members meeting is scheduled for Saturday Aug 4th at noon at Bruce and Julie's home, 4736 12th Av South in Minneapolis. Attend to keep abreast of what is going on in the group. Ask questions of your Board and Staff. Talk about the events for the remainder of this year and the preliminaries for next year. I expect the meeting to be brief so you will be quickly on your way to the other Saturday events.

Bruce

Muster — August 18-19

Muster will be held this year at Dun Gowan, our historic site near Duluth at Don Chesney's. Setup will be on Friday, August 17, and Muster itself will be on the weekend of August 18-19.

This is our annual training event, where we all get the chance to learn new stuff, bone up on old stuff, progress in our muster levels, and be together without the stress or distraction of public attendance.

This is a call for volunteers to run the various sessions, as well as the call for attendance.

The muster requirements are:

  1. LEVEL 1
  2. LEVEL 2
  3. LEVEL 3
  4. LEVEL 4

If you are willing to run any of these workshops (or pass the two cooking requirements), or if you wish to try out a new demo before a sympathetic audience, please let me know as soon as possible.

Please e-mail your HCF at anthea at winternet dot com if you are planning to attend an or all of the event.

David Vavreck, Quartermaster



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Wanted!

Submissions for the Newsletter!

Items you can submit include research articles, character sketches, and other items pertaining to living history and Scottish Culture. Email your items in either plain text, or MS Word format to newsletter at clanntartan.org or snail mail to our postal address.

Items must be received by the 15th of each month to be considered for inclusion for the upcoming months issue. Mailed submissions will not be returned unless requested. All pertinent submissions will be considered as space permits. All research articles must reference at least three sources. Submissions may be broken in multiple parts.

Deadline for articles to go in the September newsletter will be the 15th of August.


Board and Staff Minutes

Clann Tartan Board Meeting, June 19, 2012

Present: Marty, Bruce, David, and Mia

The Minutes were accepted as amended.

Vice President; no report.

Treasurer: Revenue from Woodville, was $170. We have been paid for Scottish Fair and in advance for Ft. William. Insurance cost $350.

Secretary; could not find flyer edits for David. In her persona of Contracts Rep did follow up with Woodville for missing pay and found out who to talk to about Irish Fair. She has asked Lisa about the Stillwater event.

Quartermaster: two tents have small tears. We have repair equipment and a sailorís palm, and will ask the membership for help with repairs. There will be work weekend at Martyís late in July. The musket from Don is to be returned before July one. We discussed the repair of the musket with the bad stock.

The wooden buckets are in bad shape. Members going to Canada will bring canvas ones.

We discussed Scottish Fair and the waulking. Our location is off in a corner; we might want to ask Liz to consider switching things up some.

Sword guild: It is very hot this summer; Marty is looking for an indoor site.

The historic site needs a new roof for the blockhouse. The Board voted $300 for the funds.

Muster will be August 17-19 at Dun Gowan. Marty and David and Anthea and Karen are to discuss particulars.


Board & Staff

If you need to contact someone associated with Clann Tartan, here is where you find out how. If you are unsure who to contact, you can always email us at: info at clanntartan dot org

Board Members

President Marty Byers 651-261-5815 orthodoxdruid at gmail dot com 2/12 - 2/14
Vice President Karen Bastien 651-399-3505 kybastien at gmail dot com 2/11 - 2/13
Secretary Mia McDavid 651-490-1842 miamcdavid at gmail dot com 2/11 - 2/13
Treasurer Bruce Yoder 612-825-4519 bruceyoder at juno dot com 2/12 - 2/14
Quarter Master David Vavreck 612-353-1237 baethan1630 at yahoo dot com 2/11 - 2/13
Camp Rep. Laura Swenson 651-204-1778 or on my cell at 715-497-9792 mommyco at baldwin-telecom dot net 2/12 - 2/14
Mary McKinley 651-307-2977 mairi2 at juno dot com 2/12 - 2/14
Company Rep. Anthea Potter 763-257-7038 anthea at winternet dot com  2/11 - 2/13

Staff

Chief of Staff Sarah Shaftman  612-371-4425  smuzikant at visi dot com   
Assistant Chief of Staff vacant      
Captain Marty Byers 651-261-5815 orthodoxdruid at gmail dot com  
Lieutenant Rich Mueller (651) 583-4264   dragon_musk at yahoo dot com   
Head Camp Follower Anthea Potter 763-257-7038 anthea at winternet dot com  
Assistant HCF Betsy Bolton 612-619-6406 basil80 at hotmail dot com  
Other Staff Ann Peters 612-333-0605 AnnEdyth at aol dot com  
Other Staff Glenn McDavid 651-490-1842 gmcdavid at comcast dot net  
Other Staff Mike McCarty 612-619-6406 (cell) mccartym149 at gmail dot com  
Other Staff Judy Byers 651-261-3933  
Other Staff John Debnam 952-492-5536 mage_ironwolf at yahoo dot com  

Our garage is located at 4352 Nicollet Ave S in Minneapolis. Access is in the alley on the west side of Nicollet. South bay of the double garage. Minor problems or issues should be reported to Bruce. In the event of an emergency, the landlord is Brad at 763-670-9200


Guilds

Sword Guild:

Come out and learn the ways of Highland defense.

Join the Sword Guild and feel the raw power of the sword.

If you are interested, contact Marty Byers (Email orthodoxdruid@gmail.com), with days of the week and times that work for you. I will then get back to you.


Music

We will sing and play music of many styles and places from our period. Bring your voice and/or your instrument(s). Neither need be period correct.

The Yoders have graciously offered to host music once a month. We will meet at their house at 4736 12th Ave S, Minneapolis, from 7 - 9pm the 1st Thursday of each month, except that there will be no meeting on July 5.

To contact the Yoders, call 612-825-4519 or email to Julieyoder at juno dot com.

To contact your Music Chair, call David at 612-353-1237 or email to baethan1630 at yahoo dot com

Thanks, and I look forward to making some noise with y'all!

David

We have a yahoo groups email list for the guild that we use for reminders about the meetings and topical discussions. If you want to be on the email list, request an invitation to join from Bruce at bruceyoder at juno dot com.



Dance

The Dance Guild gathers weekly from 7PM-9PM to learn and practice historic Scottish country dances.

1st & 3rd Wednesdays

Because the Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Center is closed, Dance Guild will not meet on Wednesdays during the summer.

2nd & 4th Tuesdays

Saint Christopher's Episcopal Church, 2300 N Hamline Ave. in Roseville.

It is at the northeast corner of Highway 36 and Hamline Avenue (Hamline is between Snelling and Lexington). The church is actually encircled by the highway entrance ramp. You may have heard of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Think of this as St. Christopher's-in-the-Cloverleaf :-)>

For more information call:

Julie at 612-825-4519.

It's a great place to meet people!

We have a yahoo groups email list for the guild that we use for reminders about the meetings and topical discussions. If you want to be on the email list, request an invitation to join from Bruce at bruceyoder at juno dot com.



Fiber Guild

Those who would like instruction, inspiration, or just to come out and play should contact Mia McDavid, 651-490-1842. email miamcdavid at gmail dot com .

Historic Site

Clann Tartan has our own historic site near Duluth MN. Dun Gowan is an ongoing project, which is the site of Gaffneyis Annual Tactical in June. We are finishing the fort and beginning the construction of a village this year. Contact David Vavreck at 612-353-1237 or baethan1630 at yahoo dot com for further information, or to volunteer to help.

Calendar of Events

Be sure to contact your staff if you plan on attending a show event. Try to give at least a ten day notice when possible. This allows proper planning for the feeding of our members, and in some cases is required by event organizers to allow entry as a participant.

You can call any of the staff members listed, or send an email to staff at clanntartan.org.

AUGUST 2012

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
1

2
Music
7PM
Yoders' Home
3

4
Members' Meeting
noon
Yoders' Home
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Dance
St. Christopher's
15
16
17
Setup for Muster
Dun Gowan
Duluth, MN
18
Muster
Dun Gowan
Duluth, MN
19
Muster
Dun Gowan
Duluth, MN
20
21
Board Meeting
7PM
Mary McKinley's office
1053 Grand Avenue, Suite 104
St. Paul.
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
Dance
St. Christopher's
29
30
31

SEPTEMBER 2012

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
1
 
2
 
3
 
4

5

6
Music
7PM
Yoders' Home
7
 
8
9 10
 
11
Dance
St. Christopher's
12
 
13
 
14
15
 
16
17
18
Board Meeting
7PM
Mary McKinley's office
1053 Grand Avenue, Suite 104
St. Paul.
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
Scottish Heritage Festival
First Presbyterian Church
Hudson, WI
23
 
24
 
25
Dance
St. Christopher's
26
 
27
28
29
30

Event Schedule:

Hello all,

The following is a list of the dates of the events that are currently on the schedule for this year. The staff has met and decided to keep this running list of events in the newsletter to give you a chance to get an idea of what is going on this season as well as keep you updated to changes in the schedule.

The column titled status will include the following information.

Tentative- this means that an event organizer or Clann has expressed a strong enough interest in doing this event that it warrants reserving space on the calendar for the event.

Pending- this is the next stage of an event. This means that the Contracts Administrator has entered serious discussion about Clann doing an event but we are still not committed to the event. You should however if possible think about whether or not you may be able to attend this event.

Scheduled- this level means that the board and staff have approve the event and we are committed to providing manpower to making the event happen. When an event is assigned this level please let the HCF know as soon as possible if you can or can not attend this event.

Canceled- This means that for various reasons an scheduled event has been removed from the current season. We will try and give as much notice as we can prior to canceling an event.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact staff regarding this matter

Thanks,
Your Staff

DATE EVENT STATUS
Jan 1-2012 1st Footing Finished
Feb 11-12, 2012 Big Island Trade Fair, Albert Lea, MN Finished
Feb 18-19, 2012 A Scottish Ramble - http://www.scottishramble.org/ Finished
March 17, 2012 Fargo Celtic Festival www.fargoparks.com/se_celticfest.html Finished
March 31, 2012 MN Tartan Day http://www.mntartanday.org/2801.html Finished
May 4, 2012 Siege of Woodville Finished
May 19, 2012 Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games Finished
June 14-17, 2012 DunGowan Tactical Finished
July 21-22, 2012 Fort William Celtic Festival
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Finished
August 17-19, 2012 Muster
DunGowan
Duluth, MN
Scheduled
September 22, 2012 Scottish Heritage Festival
First Presbyterian Church
Hudson, WI
Tentative
October 4-7, 2012 Big Island Festival
Albert Lea, MN
Tentative
October 10-13, 2012 Mankato History Festival
Mankato, MN
Tentative
Note extra day


Maps

1st and 3rd Wednesday Dance
Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Center
2701 E 44th St., Minneapolis
2nd and 4th Tuesday Dance
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 2300 Hamline Ave. N., Roseville, MN 55113
Map to Bruce and Julie Yoder's Home
Music Meetings

4736 12th Ave S, Minneapolis 55407

Event Maps and Directions

August 17-19 — 2012 Muster



DIRECTIONS

From Duluth, Minnesota — Take US Highway 53 northwest out of town - take a right turn on the Ugstad Rd./Lavaque Rd. Bypass, and travel north about ten miles. Take a left turn on the Fish Lake Road, and travel west about 3/4 miles. At this point I am the only house on the right hand (north)side of the road.

From Mineapolis/St.Paul, MN — Travel north on Interstate 35 out of the Cities for about two hours or so. After you pass the Esko/ Thompson exit, but before you get to Duluth, take the Midway Road exit. Turn left on the Midway road, which will head you north. Continue north on the Midway Road for about 12 miles or so; crossing three stoplight intersections, and then you will come to a stop sign. Turn right there onto County Road 9, the Martin Road. Travel east on the Martin road for three miles and take a left turn onto the Lavaque Road. Travel north on the Lavaque Road, for about 7 1/2 miles until you come to the Fish Lake Road. Make a left turn there, and travel west about 3/4 miles. At this point I am the only house on the right hand (north) side of the road.

5261 Fish Lake Road. Large grey garage, small grey house.