Welcome to the Online Clann Tartan Newsletter for December 2007


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Announcements

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go out to Lisa Gillstrom, our NEW Contacts Representative, AND Head Campfollower!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A BIG Thanks goes out to our outgoing contracts Rep. Maeve Kane!

Mia McDavid awarded the Chief of Staff's Ridgepole of the Camp award for hard work and unfailing consideration for others (with a spiffy hand-spun, hand-plaited ribbon), to Annie Peters. CONGRATULATIONS ANNIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The President on behalf of the Board and Staff has given Herb Lindorff the title of Corporal of the Camp with all the privileges pertaining thereto. YIPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Betsy Bolton awarded the Head Campfollower's award for Cast-Iron Kitchen Courage to Margaret Kirkpatrick!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOORAY FOR MARGARET!!!!!!!!!!!!

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We have houses for First Footing!

Cate for appetizers, Maeve for soups, Yoders for main course, McDavids for dessert.

Again this year we are asking that persons bring an index card listing ingredients for the dishes they bring. Some people have food allergies or sensitivities or for other reasons have to be careful what they eat; providing such a card can prevent any amount of asking "Who made this? What's in it? I hate to bother you but I can't eat . . ." For some of us this is life and death, so please help out here.

Maps to the locations WILL be in the next newsletter. Please RSVP (That means "say if you are coming and for which courses") and indicate what are you bringing; Please RSVP to Lisa Gillstrom, 612-986-8511 anstice_demalkuth@yahoo.com

Swap Meet!

Calling all STUPH! Come to the February members' meeting and bring all the things you want to swap/trade/sell. This is a great time to recycle that bolt of wool you never got around to sewing, the jacket that doesn't quite fit, or the old iron pot that hasn't been out of the basement in 10 years. Find your stuph a good home.

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Board Elections

       "A Board is long, hard, and narrow. It is made of wood."--Arthur C. Clarke

....But it still needs people to server on it. The Board elections are coming up on Saturday, February 2, 2008, so it's time now to start thinking about running if you're interested, and voting regardless. Some quick answers to questions you may have:

Who is eligible to vote? Just like the Staff elections--Anyone who is a paid member and is recognized by at least one member of the Staff and one member of the Board can vote. There will be absentee ballots, but they won't be anonymous – we need to verify you are a current member, so your name will have to be on it. Better still, attend the Quarterly members meeting and vote in person!

What am I voting for?The Board positions are for two years, and are staggered. In February 2008, we will vote for President, Treasurer, and Camp Representative. In February 2009, we will vote for a new Vice President, Secretary, Quartermaster, and Company Representative. Again, if you're interested, attend the Board meetings, talk to those currently in the positions, and review your manual. Just for the record, Mary will not be running for President in 2008 - She believes it is time for New Blood.

How do I find out more information? There are a few ways – the manual is one of them, the best way is to talk to a current or former Board person and find out what is involved. All your Board members are listed in the newsletter.

How do I get nominated? There are a few ways – have a friend of yours nominate you by sending information to Glenn McDavid, the Secretary, nominate yourself the same way, show up at the meeting and toss your ring into the hat, or don't show up have your friends nominate you… Just kidding – you have to agree to run to be voted in.

How much time is involved? There are monthly Board meetings of 1-2 hours duration, plus additional time for the specific responsibilities of each position!

What if I have a question you didn't answer? Call, email or write, or show up at the meeting and ask - that's the best way!

Glenn McDavid, Secretary

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GAFFNEY'S SUTLER SEEKS WARES

Our sutler, Heidi Viar, is looking for items made by members to sell at her table. We hope that, by offering a variety of interesting wares, we can encourage the public to stop, peruse, and purchase. If you are interesting in selling your spinning, knit caps or stockings, beadwork, bonework, woodwork, we will display them, watch them, accept money for them, and accept a 10% cut for Clann.

You can either bring your goods to Heidi at events, or entrust them to her beforehand. We ask that items be small and not terribly fragile if Heidi is to transport them.

Thank you for your support of Clann Tartan.

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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@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 are NOT edited for spelling or grammar, but may be broken in multiple parts.

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Board Minutes

Clann Tartan Board Meeting.  October 16, 2007

Board Members Present:  Mary McKinley, Glenn McDavid, Bruce Yoder, Diana Steben, 
Sean McCanna

Board Members Absent:  Cate Hesser(excused), Marty Byers

Staff Members Present:  Mia McDavid, Maeve Kane

The minutes of the September meeting were accepted as corrected.

REPORTS

Vice President:  No Report

Treasurer:  No September expenses, but the Winona income from 2006 came in.  
Most of the Big Island Food Expenses have been paid.  October revenues are 
expected to exceed expenses.  Staff is not anticipating any large expenses for 
repairs, although one musket is at John O'Duggan's for repairs.  We currently 
have about $6000 in savings and about $1300 in checking.

The Treasurer also requested that he be given detailed attendance information 
about events so he can more accurately analyze our food costs.

Secretary:  We renewed our internet contract at Dotservant.com for another year.

Quartermaster:  Will inventory our equipment at the October camp drill.

Camp Rep:  The Board has received an e-mail expressing some concerns about how 
some Clann activities are currently conducted.  Bruce has replied with an 
explanation of these issues, and the Board is satisfied with his response.

Company Rep:  Absent, but reported that she has received no reports of problems 
beyond that discussed immediately above.

Music Guild:  Meeting 4th Mondays.  Kate Roberts has attended.  She and her
daughter recently joined Clann.

Dance Guild:  Julie will try to sign us up for Wednesdays at the Hiawatha Rec 
Center as soon as they are taking applications.

Fiber Guild:  Mia is working on a large project for Laura S.  There was no 
waulking at Big Island or Mankato--our chantrix was sick.

Historic Site:  Work continues there.  The financial issues coming out of 
Tactical have been resolved by agreeing on a flat fee for Clann's participation.  
In the course of that discussion the Board agreed that the six person minimum 
attendance for an event to count as official does not applied to unpaid events 
such as Tactical.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Staff Elections:  No candidates for HCF have been put forward.  We also need a 
new Contract's Rep. and the Captain (if reelected--she is currently running 
unopposed) would like to have a Lieutenant to take over next fall.

Fargo:  The event is on, details are being negotiated.

First Footing:  Planning has begun.

Board Elections:  Saturday, February 2, 2008.

Woodville (WI) School wants us to come back next spring.  We will try to 
schedule it for Friday to make it easier for members to attend.  There is the 
possibility of some payment this time.

NEW BUSINESS

Bruce proposed an amendment to our contract with Maeve about the paper dolls to 
settle our claims and obligations.  This is agreeable to Maeve and we will go 
ahead with it.

A former member rejoined at Big Island.  After some discussion the Board decided 
his membership was not in Clann's best interests and decided to refund his 
payment.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.  Next meeting will be with the membership, 
Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 AM at Corcoran.


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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@clanntartan.org

Board Members

President Mary McKinley 651-699-6853 mairi2@juno.com 2/06 - 2/08
Vice President Marty Byers 651-483-1173 / 651-261-5815. orthodoxdruid@gmail.com 2/07 - 2/09
Secretary Glenn McDavid 651-490-1842 gmcdavid@comcast.net 2/06 - 2/08
Treasurer Bruce Yoder 612-825-4519 bruceyoder@juno.com 2/07 - 2/09
Quarter Master Sean McCanna 952-926-1279 macbaird@lycos.com 2/07 - 2/09
Camp Rep. Diana Steben 612-728-1189 Rillaspins@aol.com 2/06 - 2/08
Company Rep.   Cate Hesser 612-803-8432   bear@cybervalkyrie.com  2/07 - 2/09 

Staff

Chief of Staff Mia McDavid 651-490-1842 mia_mcdavid@comcast.net  11/06 - 11/08 
Head Campfollower Lisa Gilstrom 612-986-8511 anstice_demalkuth@yahoo.com 11/07 - 11/09 
Captain Maeve Kane 651-696-7498 or 952-461-4666 mollmccaine@aol.com  11/07 - 11/09 
Henchman Eric Ferguson 612.726.6364 eric@celticfringe.net 11/07 - 11/08 
Henchwoman Laura Swenson 715-684-4221 mommyco@baldwin-telecom.net 11/07 - 11/08 
Henchman Tony Rogers 339-331-0085  anthony.j.rogers@gmail.com 11/07 - 11/08 
Henchman John Debnam 952-492-5536 Mage_ironwolf@yahoo.com 11/07 - 11/08 
Henchwoman Julie Yoder 612-825-4519 Julieyoder@juno.com 11/07 - 11/08 
Henchwoman Heidi Viar 715-379-9055 Mapleaf11@yahoo.com 11/07 - 11/08 
Henchwoman Betsy Bolton 763-561-4368 basil80@hotmail.com 11/07 - 11/08 
Henchwoman Laurie Ford 952-924-9128 laurie.ford@gmail.com 11/07 - 11/08 

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Guilds

Sword Guild:

Meeting and time TBA

Contact:
Marty L. Byers
orthodoxdruid@gmail.com
651-483-1173



MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!

At the request of the multitudes, Gaffneyis is holding music meetings again.

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 4th Monday of each month.

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

To contact your Music Chair, call David at 612-378-1973 or email to baethan1630@yahoo.com

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

David

Dance

1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Dance will meet at Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Center, 2701 E 44th St Minneapolis.

It is at the corner of 27th Av S and E 44th Street. Both streets are one way. That block of 44th between 28th and 27th Avenues is one way westbound and that block of 27th Av between 44th and 43rd Streets is one way northbound. You must enter turning west onto 44th St from 28th Av and exit from 27th Av onto 43rd St.

Questions? call Mary at 651-699-6853 or Julie at 612-825-4519

2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Saint Christopher's Episcopal Church, 2300 N Hamline Ave. in St. Paul.

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.
The Dance Guild gathers weekly from 7PM-9PM to learn and practice historic Scottish country dances.
For more information call:

Mary at 651-699-6853 or Julie at 612-825-4519

It's a great place to meet people!

Garden Guild

This group is for people who love to garden and who have some plots or space to grow veggies for Clann events. Last year, the Guild contributed fresh and frozen greens, carrots, fruit, and other goodies to various events. Over the winter, we will plan to meet and determine who already has what growing, and what can be planted for next year. Contact: Laurie Ford 952-924-9128

Other Guilds

Want to learn about wool spinning, weaving, or dying? Diana Steben (651-489-2881) and Kali Pederson (651-385-9006 ) organize the Fiber Guild.

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 July. We are finishing the fort and beginning the construction of a village this year. Contact David Vavreck at 612-378-1973 or baethan1630@yahoo.com for further information, or to volunteer to help.

DUN GOWAN WORK WEEKENDS

Dun Gowan is our ongoing permanant historic site project located at Don Chesney's farm in Fredenburg (near Duluth).

We have work weekends where we will continue working on the first house in the village, which we started last year.

No construction experience is neccessary. Just bring your enthusiasm.

Contact Don Chesney (218-721-4501 or DLChsny@aol.com) or David Vavreck (612-378-1973 or baethan1630@yahoo.com) for further details.

Drill





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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@clanntartan.org.

DECEMBER 2007

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
Dance
Saint Christopher's
 
12
  
13
 
14
 
15
Company Drill 
16
 
17
 
18
Board Meeting
7:00 at Yoders 
19
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
20
 
21
Night at the Pub 
22

 
23
 
24
HELLEN TURNS
36!!!!!!!!
YAY!!! 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 

 

JANUARY 2008

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

 
1
FIRST FOOTING
Progressive dinner 
2
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
Dance
Saint Christopher's
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
17
 
18
Night at the Pub 
19
Company Drill 
20
 
21
 
22
Dance
Saint Christopher's
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26

Camp Drill 
27
 
28
Music@7PM Yoder's Home 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 

Event Schedule for the 2007 Season:

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 Maeve 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 wether 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 Julie 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 me regarding this matter

Thanks,
Maeve Kane.

DATE EVENT STATUS
1/1/2007 Airing of the Tartans
1st Footing
Finished
Feb 10-11 2007 Scottish Ramble Finished
Apr 28-29 2007 Charles City Military History Days http://ccmhd.org/ Finished
May 3rd, 2007 Siege of Woodville, Woodville WI Finished
May 19 2007 MN Scottish Fair and HG - http://www.mnscottishfair.org/ Finished
June 9-10 2007 Olde World Renaissance Faire (Twig) http://www.owrenaissancefaire.com/ Finished
Jun 23-24 2007 Col. Gaffneyis Muster Finished
July 12-14, 2007 Dun Gowan Tactical www.dungowan.com Finished
Aug 3-5 2007 White Oak Rendezvous Deer River www.whiteoak.org Finished
August 18-19 2007 Perham Pioneer Festival Finished
Oct 4-7 2007 Big Island Rendezvous http://www.bigislandfestival.org Finished
Oct 11-13 2007 Mankato History Fest Finished
Nov. 3rd 2007 Fargo-St. Andrews Day Celebration, leave after Board Meeting/Elections Finished

EVENT SCHEDULE FOR 2008

DATE EVENT STATUS
1/1/2008 Airing of the Tartans
1st Footing
Scheduled

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Maps

Map to 1st and 3rd Wednesday Dance
Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Center
2701 E 44th St., Minneapolis 
Map to St. Paul location St. Christopher's- Dance
 
Map to /Quarterly/Annual Meetings
Corcoran Neighborhood Center,
3334 20th Av South, Minneapolis, MN 
Map to Marty & Judy Byers home
2821 Churchill, Roseville MN  
 
Map to Bruce and Julie Yoder's Home
Music and Board & Staff Meetings

4736 12th Ave S, Minneapolis
 

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