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Good friends,Congratulations to Elizabeth Erickson on her election to Camp Rep--welcome to the Board! Additionally, congratulations to Marty Byers and Bruce Yoder on their successful re-election campaigns! We are still in search of a Head Camp Follower. As of now, the position will be filled on a per event basis. If you are interested in filling this role (either at an event or as the HCF for the run of the season) please let the staff know.
Reasonably priced, accurate 17th century shoes, boots, and other leather items, are available from member Pegeen Rozeske. 218-491-5036
Want to quit smoking? Lose weight? Sleep better? Deal with other issues? Your good Auntie/Cousin Mairi has opened her hypnotism clinic! For more information or to schedule a session, contact me at Mairi2 at juno dot com, or via cell at 651-307-2977.
I look forward to working with you!
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 February 15.
Board Meeting: December 17, 2013 In attendance: President: Marty Byers, Vice President: Karen Bastien, Treasurer: Bruce Yoder, Secretary: Betsy Bolton, Quartermaster: Mike McCarty, Company Rep: David Vavreck. I) Minutes: There was no November meeting. II) Reports: a) Vice President: No report. b) Treasurer: Gave financial report. There was no income in November. In December, outstanding income was deposited. c) Secretary: We have transitioned to a different newsletter team. d) Quartermaster: Requested what equipment was needed for first footing. e) Camp Rep: Position vacant. f) Company Rep: The issue from Big Island resolved itself. g) Contracts: Dates were provided for events. III) Guild Reports: a) Music: No meeting in December. They expect an increase in membership attendance in January. b) Dance: No dance on December 24, but practice has occurred for the last 3 biweekly scheduled meetings. c) Fiber: Nothing to report d) Sword: No report e) Historic Site: Nothing to report--except for lots of snow. IV) Events: a) Big Island Trade Fair: February 8 and 9. b) Scottish Ramble: February 16. c) Fargo-Moorehead: d) Tartan Day: early April e) Siege of Woodville: May--potentially May 23 or 30. Board preference is May 30. f) Scottish Fair & Highland Games: July 12. May be closer in 2014. g) Ft. William: in July. Jason was contacted but was out for extended vacation. h) Big Island: Oct 2-5. i) Mankato: Oct 8-11. j) Other shows: MN Irish Fair to pursue. Bagpipes and Bonfires to pursue. Aberdeen to pursue--or ask Staff about interest levels? Perham--has this become a shooting-only event? V) Old Business: a) Members’ Meeting: February 1 at 11 am. The HCF situation will be raised again. VI) New Business: a) Who is up for election in February? President, Treasurer, Camp Rep. Marty and Bruce are both running again. b) We received a thank you card from Pegeen--this should be noted in the January newsletter. Next Meeting: January 21, 2014 at 7 pm
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
|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||2/13 - 2/15|
|Secretary||Betsy Bolton||612-619-6406||basil80 at hotmail dot com||2/13 - 2/15|
|Treasurer||Bruce Yoder||612-825-4519||bruceyoder at juno dot com||2/12 - 2/14|
|Quartermaster||Mike McCarty||651-497-5324||mccartym149 at gmail dot com||2/13 - 2/15|
|Camp Rep.||Elizabeth Erickson||651-437-2262||elizabeth dot erickson at icloud dot com||2/14 - 2/16|
|Company Rep.||David Vavreck||612-353-1237||baethan1630 at yahoo dot com||2/13 - 2/15|
Board meetings are currently held at:
737 Pelham Boulevard
St Paul, MN 55114
The doors lock at 7 pm on Tuesdays so members who are interested in attending the meeting should contact Karen Bastien.
|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|
|Corporal||David Vavreck||612-353-1237||baethan1630 at yahoo dot com|
|Head Camp Follower||vacant|
|Goodwife||Ann Peters||612-333-0605||annedyth at aol dot com|
|Goodwife||Laura Swenson||651-204-1778 (home) or 715-497-9792 (mobile)||mommyco at baldwin-telecom dot net|
|Goodwife||Margaret KirkPatrick||612-722-6485||mlkirkpatrick at usiwireless 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org), with days of the week and times that work for you. I will then get back to you.
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!
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.
The Dance Guild gathers twice a month from 7PM-9PM to learn and practice historic Scottish country dances.
Dance will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 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 :-)>
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.
It is currently under quite a bit of snow but we endeavor to have regular work weekends throughout the summer months.
Contact David Vavreck at 612-353-1237 or baethan1630 at yahoo dot com for further information, or to volunteer to help.
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.
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
|Jan 1-2014||1st Footing||Finished|
|Feb 8-9, 2014||Big Island Trade Fair, Albert Lea, MN||Pending|
|Feb 16, 2014||A Scottish Ramble - http://www.scottishramble.org/||Pending|
|March 8, 2014||Fargo Celtic Festival http://www.fargoparks.com/events/celtic-festival/||Pending|
|TBA||MN Tartan Day||Pending|
|May 30, 2014||Siege of Woodville||Pending|
|June 21, 2014||Tactical||Pending|
|July 12, 2014||Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games||Pending|
|Cancelled||Fort William - Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada||Cancelled|
|August 8-10, 2014||Irish Fair||Tentative|
|September 13, 2014||Bagpipes and Bonfires||Tentative|
|October 2-5, 2014||Big Island Rendezvous||Pending|
|October 8-11, 2014||Mankato History Festival||Pending|
|Bruce and Julie Yoder's Home
February Members' Meeting
4736 12th Ave S, Minneapolis 55407