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FORT WILLIAM

In 2010, we were invited to Fort William, Ontario, an important fur trade site which Colonel Gaffneyis had last visited in the early 1990s, and which many people remembered fondly.  Tactical was already scheduled for that weekend, leaving a double handful of the remaining Clannfolk to pack up our gear and travel to Thunder Bay.  We set up on Friday night, July 16, and spent a very interesting Saturday at the Great Canadian Rendezvous as an outpost of 1630s Scotland in Canada of 1815.

The Fort William staff treated us wonderfully well and have invited us to return on July 23-24, 2011, this time as part of a Celtic Fair.  Not all of the Celtic Fair is about historic reenactment, but Fort William itself is steeped in history, the site is extensive and well supported, and the folk peopling the fort do first-person interpretation.  Our Head Campfollower has already sent out calls and passport reminders.  If you are wondering whether it's worth the drive, I think everyone who went last year will tell you YES.  And if you have time, you can take in the fur trade circa 1790s on the U.S. side at Grand Portage (http://www.nps.gov/grpo/index.htm).

We'll meet at the Yoders' on Wednesday, July 6, at 7 p.m., to plan the logistics.  The trailer will make the trip north only if many more people sign up to go; otherwise, we'll parcel out the regiment's gear among private vehicles, so if you are attending, please have your household represented at the planning meeting.  There is more information on the festival here, or just start at Fort William's main Web site (http://fwhp.ca/index.php), and follow the link from festivals and events on the right-hand side of the page to the Celtic Fair.  The visit us link on the left-hand side of the page includes a map to the Fort from the Twin Cities.  Join us!.




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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 August newsletter will be the 15th of July.


Clann Tartan Board Meeting, March 15, 2011

Present were Karen, Bruce, Mia, Julie.

Vice President:  We discussed recruiting.  Karen is going to follow up
with various recruiting possibilities.

Treasurer:  Bruce reports that we made $5.00 in February.  The check is
in the mail for Ramble.

Mia is to Email John about the state of the musket.  We need it back.

Julie asked Bruce to publish the budget in the newsletter.

Minutes for the Feb. member meeting were approved as given.

Drills will finish as scheduled and then we will break for the summer.

We need a newsletter article for Woodville and need to finalize the
schedule; there will be no Saturday presence.

Staff needs to work on Mayday if we are going to do it.  Can Renee help?

Respectfully submitted...

Clann Tartan Board Meeting, April 18, 2011

Present were Karen, Bruce, David, Mia, Julie, and Margaret

There were no old minutes.

Karen is working on business cards with Pendra and expects to have them
this week.

Bruce reports the end of the fiscal year with a very small deficit.

We need to have the trailer inspected.  Mia to ask Herb.

Bruce has looked at living history magazines for us to put ads in and
thinks Smoke and Fire is the best one.  He is also looking at a new
source for insurance.

The Cannon is a high-liability item and requires *written* safety protocols.

Secretary, no reports.  No minutes.

Quartermaster thanks Glenn McDavid very much for putting guards on the
practice swords.  Says acquisition of muskets and kiddie pikes is moving
along.

Reps had no report.

Music is very quiet.

Drill is at Margaret's this Saturday.  Margaret is to call Eric to ask
if he can speak on character development.

Bruce has donated the book The Burgermeister's Daughter to the library.

Ask Jacob if he has a boom box for Woodville.

David is working on inviting guests to Johndezvous; we need to figure
out policy for this.

Mia needs to email Deer River and get with the church in Hudson about a
contract.

Respectfully submitted...

Clann Tartan Staff Meeting, June 2, 2011

Present: Margaret Kirkpatrick, Glenn McDavid, Sarah Shaftman, Rich Mueller, Laura Swenson, David Vavreck


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 David Vavreck 612-353-1237 baethan1630 at yahoo dot com  
Lieutenant Rich Mueller (651) 583-4264   dragon_musk at yahoo dot com   
Corporal Eric Ferguson {612}726-6364 eric at celticfringe dot com  
Head Camp Follower Margaret Kirkpatrick 612-722-6485 mlkirkpatrick at usiwireless dot com  
Assistant HCF Anthea Cross 763-257-7038  anthea at winternet dot com    
Goodwife Ann Peters 612-333-0605 AnnEdyth at aol dot com  
Goodwife Glenn McDavid 651-490-1842 gmcdavid at comcast dot net  

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

Our usual site, the Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Center in Minneapolis, closes early during the summer. We plan to resume Wednesday dance there this fall.

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.

JULY 2011

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

 
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Dance
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Night at the Pub
7 PM at Merlin's Rest
3601 E. Lake St. Minneapolis
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Board Meeting
7PM
Yoders' Home
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Fort William
Thunder Bay
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AUGUST 2011

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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 1-2011 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 Tentative
Sep 29-Oct 2, 2011 Big Island Rendezvous, Albert Lea MN Scheduled
Oct 6-8, 2011 Mankato History Fair, Mankato MN 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
Map to Margaret's Home
Host for staff meetings

2636 17th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 


Event Maps and Notification

Fort William, July 23-24, 2011

Please see the Fort William Travel information page (http://www.fwhp.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=62&Itemid=158). Note especially the page on Border Crossing.