Welcome to the Online Clann Tartan Newsletter for December 2011


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Staff Election Results

Clann Tartan welcomes and congratulates the new Staff:

Captain:Marty Byers
Lieutenant:Rich Mueller
HCF:Anthea Potter
Assistant HCF:Betsy Bolton

Other staff acclaimed at the Members' Meeting were Mike McCarty, Judy Byers, Glenn McDavid, John Debnam, and Ann Peters.

We welcome you and thank you.

Thanks also to outgoing senior staff: Captain David Vavreck and HCF Margaret Kirkpatrick. Thank you both very much for a job well done!

Mia McDavid
Secretary
Clann Tartan

First Footing

Plans for First Footing (Clann Tartan's annual progressive dinner celebrating New Year's Day) are still being refined at press time and will be announced via e-mail.



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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 January newsletter will be the 15th of December.


Staff Minutes

Clann Tartan Staff Meeting, November 10, 2011

Present: Marty Byers, Betsy Bolton, Mike McCarty, Anthea Potter, Glenn McDavid, Sarah Shaftman, Rich Mueller

  1. Upcoming events

    • First Footing

      The airing of the tartans has been very poorly attended the last couple years. We may skip it this time and just have the progressive dinner. Furthermore, we might reduce that to just three courses: Combined soup and appetizers, then have the main course and dessert. Less travel time, more time at each house. Marty may be able to host that first course, or one of the two first courses if we get enough hosts for all four. Anthea will contact Margaret about the location of the paper goods. We will start publicizing the event.

    • Scottish Ramble

      We have been informed that the organizers would like us to come up with something new for this year. Two ideas:

      1. Live-steel sword demo on the stage.
      2. "Dry waulking"— Waulking songs and beating the cloth around the table, but for logistical reasons it will have to be dry. No hot water tub.
      3. Sarah will propose these to the Board to see if they are worth pursuing. [Postscript: She did and it was deemed that they are.]

    • Albert Lea Trade Fair

      We may do more with this if we are unable to get a contract with Ramble. John Debnam's laptop slide show would be a nice attraction. We need to be sure we have electric power. Anthea will write an article about this event for the newsletter.

  2. Equipment

    • Need an inventory. Marty will pick a date or dates and call for volunteers.

      • How much rope do we have?
      • How many pike heads to we have?
      • How much gunpowder do we have in each grade? The powder is currently at the Yoders'. Marty will check with Bruce.
      • We need more leather grommets for the tents.
      • Where are the new kiddy pikes?
      • One of the mortars is missing. WTF???
    • Maintenance tasks
      • Marty will clean the armor.
      • Glenn will de-rust and clean the pikes heads, working with Anthea and Mike as schedules permit.
      • Rich and Marty will oil the leather
      • Need a way to secure the door flaps of the Cook's tent. Rare-Earth Magnets?!
      • Need to repair/replace the hinges on the stake boxes.
  3. Camp planning

    • Anthea and Marty will work out general rules for laying out our camp. Everything will be built aroung the Cook's Fly. There will be a diagram on clipboard for camp setup.

    • We need to make more camp furniture, in one form or another. However, the consensus of the staff is that members should bring more of their own furniture, rather than expecting the regiment to provide it. We need the corporate tables and benches for the tavern and the kitchen.
  4. Budget

    • How much do we need to put in the budget for Tactical?

    • We need to put together Gaffneyis on-site cleaning and repair kit. In addition to what was on Sarah's list we should have

      • Neatsfoot oil
      • Aviation shears
      • A sailor's palm
      • A suitable box to contain all this stuff

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 Julie Yoder 612-825-4519 julieyoder at juno dot com 2/10 - 2/12
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 2/10 - 2/12
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 2/10 - 2/12
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:

Meeting and time TBA

Contact:
David Vavreck
baethan1630 at yahoo.com
612-378-1973



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 4th Monday of each month.

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

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 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.

For more information call:

Mary at 651-699-6853 or 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.

DECEMBER 2011

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

 
1
2
Music
7PM
Yoders' Home
3
 
4
5
6
8
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
9
9
10
11
12 13
Dance
Saint Christopher's
14
 
15
 
16
Night at the Pub
7 PM at Merlin's Rest
3601 E. Lake St. Minneapolis
17
18
19
20
Board Meeting
7PM
Yoders' Home
21
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
22
23
 
24
25
26
27
Dance
Saint Christopher's
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 

JANUARY 2012

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
1
First Footing
2
 
3
 
4Dance
Lake Hiawatha
5
Music
7PM
Yoders' Home
6
 
7
 
8
9
10
Dance
St. Christopher's
11
 
12
13
 
14
 
15
16
 
17
Board Meeting
7PM
Yoders' Home
18
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
19
 
20
Night at the Pub
7 PM at Merlin's Rest
3601 E. Lake St. Minneapolis
21
 
22
23
24

Dance
St. Christopher's
25
26
27
28
29
30 31

 

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

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DATE EVENT STATUS
Jan 1-2011 Airing of the Tartans
1st Footing
Finished
Feb 12-13, 2011 Big Island Trade Fair, Albert Lea, MN Finished
Feb 19-20, 2011 A Scottish Ramble - http://www.scottishramble.org/ Finished
March 12, 2011 Fargo Celtic Festival www.fargoparks.com/se_celticfest.html Finished
April 10, 2011 Tartan Day, MN State Capitol, St. Paul Finished
April 29, 2011 Siege of Woodville, Woodville WI Finished
May 14, 2011 MN Scottish Fair and HG - http://www.mnscottishfair.org/ Finished
May 27-30 2011 Johndezvous Finished
June 11, 2011 Mini-muster, Long Lake Regional Park, Ramsey County Finished
June 16-19 2011 Dun Gowan Tactical Finished
July 23-24, 2011 Fort William Celtic Fair, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada Finished
September 10, 2011 Scottish Heritage Festival, First Presbyterian Church, Hudson, Wisconsin Finished
Sep 29-Oct 2, 2011 Big Island Rendezvous, Albert Lea MN Finished
Oct 6-8, 2011 Mankato History Fair, Mankato MN Finished
Jan 1-2012 1st Footing Pending
Feb 11-12, 2012 Big Island Trade Fair, Albert Lea, MN Tentative
Feb 18-19, 2011 A Scottish Ramble - http://www.scottishramble.org/ Tentative
March 17, 2012 Fargo Celtic Festival www.fargoparks.com/se_celticfest.html Pending


Maps

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 Bruce and Julie Yoder's Home
Music and Board Meetings

4736 12th Ave S, Minneapolis 55407