Welcome to the Online Clann Tartan Newsletter for February 2012


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Annual Meeting and Board Elections

We had our Annual Members' Meeting and Board elections on Saturday, February 4th at the home of Julie and Bruce Yoder. Marty Byers was elected President. Bruce Yoder was re-elected as Treasurer. Mary McKinley and Laura Swenson will share the position of Camp Rep.

Albert Lea Trade Fair

The Albert Lea/Big Island Trade Fair is the fair for us. It is indoors. It is warm. It has tables. Its has people who are curious. It has electricity. It is a two day fair that most of us have day tripped to and we can carpool. We do not need tents. We get multilingual patrons. Usually English and Spanish. Some of the kids have seen us in the fall and bring their parents to see us at this no cost to them event. It is the time for an event like this it is family friendly and has vendors we enjoy (This is where Anthea purchased her white rabbit hat and her carpet bag). There is room for dancing. We have made the nightly news with this show in the past. Big Island is one of our big shows, this is a part of that show. Last of all this is a show we do where we get to talk to people who are not always there to learn history. Some are there to shop at the mall. We can show those people that history can be outside of books. History can be games, crafts, weapons, strategy, and food. The Albert Lea History fair lets us talk to people we often miss. Please think about attending the Big Island Trade Fair on Febrauary 11th and 12th.

Please contact Anthea, the Head Camp Follower, if you are coming: anthea@winternet.com. Thanks.

Scottish Ramble

Come and enjoy a Scottish Ramble! Saturday, February 18, 9 to 5, and Sunday, February 19, noon to 5

Held at the Landmark Center in St. Paul, Ramble is another great recruitment opportunity for Clann, as we put on a variety of demonstrations and these folks have an interest in all things Scottish. We will march and dance—though not both at once. Bring your muskets and swords, musical instruments and handwork, and extra plaids to decorate the tables. Lunch both days is on Clann, so you'll want your own eating and drinking utensils as well. Your help with setup on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning and take-down on Sunday will be especially appreciated. The Web site is A Scottish Ramble - http://www.scottishramble.org/. Watch your e-mail for more details.

Fargo Celtic fair

Clann Tartan has been invited once again to fill a table at the Celtic Festival sponsored annually by the Fargo Park District at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead. The 2012 date is Saturday, March 17(!). As noted last year, it's an easy event: no tents, no pikes, and the show even provides us with hot lunches. But it is about 230 miles from the Twin Cities, so people often get a hotel room or stay with friends on Friday night. The Web site for the festival is Fargo Parks Celtic Fair,; you can view the physical location—which is worth a visit by itself—at Hjemkomstcenter. We’ll have more information in the March newsletter.



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I look forward to working with you!

Mary McKinley

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 March newsletter will be the 15th of February.



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:

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 1st Thursday 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.

FEBRUARY 2012

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

 
1
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
2
Music
7PM
Yoders' Home
3
 
4
Members' Meeting and
Board Elections

Yoders' Home
5
6
7
8
9
10 11
Big Island Trade Fair, Albert Lea, MN
 
12
Big Island Trade Fair, Albert Lea, MN
 
13 14
Dance
Saint Christopher's
15
 
16
 
17
Night at the Pub
7 PM at Merlin's Rest
3601 E. Lake St. Minneapolis
18
A Scottish Ramble - http://www.scottishramble.org/
 
19
A Scottish Ramble - http://www.scottishramble.org/
 
20
21
Board Meeting
7PM
Location TBA
22
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
23
24
25
26
27
28
Dance
Saint Christopher's
29
 

MARCH 2012

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
1
Music
7PM
Yoders' Home
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
12
13
Dance
St. Christopher's
14
 
15
16
Night at the Pub
(Tentative)
Location TBA
17
Fargo Celtic Festival
 
18
19
 
20
Board Meeting
7PM
Yoders' Home
21
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
26
27

Dance
St. Christopher's
28
29
30
31
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

DATE EVENT STATUS
Jan 1-2012 1st Footing Finished
Feb 11-12, 2012 Big Island Trade Fair, Albert Lea, MN Scheduled
Feb 18-19, 2012 A Scottish Ramble - http://www.scottishramble.org/ Scheduled
March 17, 2012 Fargo Celtic Festival www.fargoparks.com/se_celticfest.html Scheduled


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