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Announcements

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 Board and Members Meeting, Nov. 3, 2007

Board Members Present: Mary McKinley, Bruce Yoder, Glenn McDavid, Marty Byers, 
Diana Steben, Cate Hesser, Sean McCanna

Staff Present: Mia McDavid, Julie Yoder, Laurie Ford, Betsy Bolton, Eric 
Ferguson

Other members Present: Michael McCarty, Laura Swenson, Hellen Ferguson, Sarah 
Shaftman, Lisa Gillstrom McCanna, Anthea Cross, John Debnam

The minutes of the October meeting were accepted as corrected.

REPORTS
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Vice-President: We had a good year.

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Treasurer: The year is looking better than expected. October was a good revenue 
month. In addition to Big Island and Mankato, we got paid for Winona 2006. There 
is also some Sutlery income. Right now revenue is about $750 ahead of expenses, 
but some of the latter have not yet been submitted. Also, $540 budgeted for 
company expenses has not yet been spent. Even so, we could be close to a break-
even year.

Food came in under budget.

Right now we have about $1300 in checking and $6000 in savings.

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Secretary: We renewed our contract with DotServant (our ISP) through Sept. 30, 
2008.

We are currently mailing about 20 hardcopy newsletters every month.

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Quartermaster: We did an equipment inventory for the October camp drill.  Some 
items went home with members for repairs--Sean needs a list.

There was some discussion of maintenance for the wooden tables and chairs.  Some 
of these need repairs, and all might need some kind of finish.  Various options 
were proposed.  We might do this in the Spring.  Staff will look into this for 
the April camp drill.

We also might want to put finish on the pike shafts.  Two of these have no 
heads.

Traces of rodents have been seen in the garage, but so far there has been no 
damage to our equipment.

The broken musket is now at John O'Duggan's for repairs.

We will trade our double bit axe for a splitting axe, which will be far more 
useful.

One bandolier needs a priming flask.

Some kind of Three-panel display would be very useful at events.

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Camp Rep:  No problems have been reported.

Company Rep:  No problems have been reported.

Music Guild:  Meeting 4th Mondays at Yoders.

Dance Guild:  Wednesday dance is moving back to Lake Hiawatha.  We have the room 
reserved through September 2008.  Our contact there is Ryan.

Fiber:  Mia has been doing a lot with dyes.  Laura Swenson's new arisaid will be 
waulked at Farmington.

Historic Site:  Some logs have been hewn.  It would be nice to get a large group 
up there for some work weekend.

Sword Guild:  Moving back to Corcoran.  Hopefully 2-3 times a month.  Members 
only, but we do have student memberships.

Garden Guild:  There is increased interest in this activity.  Some coordination 
with Staff about meal planning would be a natural development.

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Website update:  The cookbook has been converted to HTML, but it is Microsoft's 
version of the language.  John D. is trying to convert it to a more standard 
form.

The website conversion itself is very complicated, but he is making progress.  
The Secretary is well aware of the difficulty of this work, and appreciates the 
progress John has made.


UPCOMING EVENTS
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First footing:  Plans are underway.  New and old staff will work together on 
this.

Board Elections in February.  President, Treasurer, and Camp Rep are up for 
election.  Mary will not be running for another term as President.  Bruce will 
run for another term as Treasurer.

Pioneer Village in Wisconsin is interested in having us for a Scottish event.  
They have a camping area with showers.  We need to find a workable date, but we 
are going to pursue this.

The Baldwin (Wisconsin) School district wants us back, and they may be able to 
actually pay us something.  We will try for a Friday this time, and possibly a 
two day event going into Saturday.  Lisa Gillstrom McCanna will pursue this.

OLD BUSINESS
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We have reached a settlement with Don Chesney about the financial issues related 
to Clann's participation in the July Tactical.  We will pay $80 for 2007.  In 
future years we will pay $50 plus Don's membership fee.  

NEW BUSINESS
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We need a new Contracts negotiator since Maeve is going to graduate school.  
After some discussion Lisa Gillstrom McCanna agreed to accept this position.

We will hold a swap meet at the February General Meeting.  Laurie Ford will send 
out an announcement.


STAFF ELECTIONS
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Maeve Kane was reelected as Captain for a one-year term, since that is all she 
can serve.  Lisa Gillstrom McCanna was elected Head Camp Follower.  The other 
staff elected were Heidi Viar, Tony Rogers, Laura Swenson, Laurie Ford, Julie 
Yoder, Eric Ferguson, Betsy Bolton, and John Debnam.


AWARDS
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Herb Lindorff, by action of the Board, was made Corporal of the Camp.

The Chief of Staff gave the "The Ridgepole of the Camp" award to Ann Peters.

The Vice President's award for being generally helpful was given to Jerry 
Swenson.

The Head Campfollower gave the "Cast Iron Cookpot" award to Anthea Cross for 
2007.  It was awarded to Margaret Kirkpatrick last year.



Next Board Meeting:  December 18.


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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.

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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.

JANUARY 2008

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

 
1
FIRST FOOTING
Progressive dinner 
2
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
Staff Meeting 4PM
@ Yoder's Home  
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
 
 

FEBRUARY 2008

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

 
1
 
2
Board Elections
Membership meeting
Corcoran Park 
3
Staff Meeting 4PM
@ Yoder's Home  
4
 
5
 
6
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
Dance
Saint Christopher's
 
13
 
14
 
15
Night at the Pub 
16
Scottish Ramble
MN Landmark Center
St. PaulCompany Drill 
17
Scottish Ramble
MN Landmark Center
St. Paul 
18
 
19
 
20
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
21
 
22
 
23

Camp Drill 
24
 
25
Music@7PM Yoder's Home 
26
Dance
Saint Christopher's
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
 

Event Schedule for the 2008 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 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 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,
Lisa Gillstrom McCanna

DATE EVENT STATUS
1/1/2008 Airing of the Tartans
1st Footing
Scheduled
Feb 9-10 2008 Albert Lea Historical Faire Tentative
Feb 16-17 2008 A Scottish Ramble - http://www.scottishramble.org/ Scheduled
Apr 24-26 2008 Charles City Military History Days Tentative
May 2-3, 2008 Siege of Woodville, Woodville WI Pending
May 17 2008 MN Scottish Fair and HG - http://www.mnscottishfair.org/ Pending
June 14-15 2008 Olde World Renaissance Faire (Twig) http://www.owrenaissancefaire.com/ Tentative
Jun 20-22 2008 Col. Gaffneyis Muster Tentative
Jun 21 2008 Pioneer Village Tentative
July 11-13, 2008 Dun Gowan Tactical http://www.dungowan.com/ Tentative
Aug 1-3 2008 White Oak Rendezvous Deer River http://www.whiteoak.org/ Tentative
Oct 2-5 2008 Big Island Rendezvous http://www.bigislandfestival.org/ Tentative
Oct 9-11 2008 Mankato History Fest Tentative

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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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Event Maps and Notification

Augsburg Park- Airing of the Tartans, January 1st, 2008

NOON–1:00 Airing of the Tartan and Drills
Augsburg Park 70th and Nicollet - Richfield, MN

From the North, take the Portland Ave exit south from Crosstown/ Hwy62 to 70th. Turn right and go to Nicollet Ave.

From the South, take the Nicollet Ave exit North from 494 about 1/2 mile to 70th St

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1:30 Appetizers at Cate Hesser's
(651)917-2327
1239 Charles Ave - Saint Paul, MN

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3:30 Soup at Maeve Kane's
1755 Portland Ave, St Paul, MN 55104


Take Hamline S to Portland, crossing University and 94
Hamline meets Portland, take a right at Portland
Take Portland West past Snelling to Wheeler St.
It's a downstairs portion of a duplex, and people have to go in the front door to get to Maeve's door

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Main course at 6:00 at the Yoders' house
4736 12th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN

Take Snelling Ave S to 46th St./Ford Pkwy. W on Ford Pkwy./46th St
Follow ALL the way to 28th Ave. Make Left on 28th Ave (S)
Turn right on Minnehaha Pkwy. Follow Minnehaha Pkway West, crossing Cedar Ave
and go to 12th St. Make Right (N) on 12th st
Go up hill past 2 intersections
House is on WEST/even side of 12th Ave between 48th and 47th st.
OR
Directions:
Take 35W to 46th Street.
Go EAST on 46th to 13th Avenue.
Turn Right(south) on 13th. Go one block.
Turn Right (East) on 47th. Go One Block.
Turn Left (south) on 12th. Go south to 4736 12th Ave S.

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Dessert at 8:00 at the McDavids
651-490-1842
340 Brooks Ave
Roseville, MN

Directions: Take Highway 36 to Dale St. in Roseville.
Go north on Dale to County Rd. B2.
Go east on B2 to Western.
Go north again on Western to Brooks, which is 2 blocks down. The street sign may be obscured by a tree branch, but have faith!
Turn right on Brooks. 340 is about one block in, on the right. There are large white numbers on the garage.

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