Welcome to the Online Clann Tartan Newsletter for July 2012


Board and Staff Minutes Staff & Board Directory Guilds
Calendar of Events Maps Announcements
 Event Schedule Event Maps and Notification
   
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

FORT WILLIAM

Colonel Gaffneyis is visiting Fort William again, as part of their Celtic festival.

The Fort William staff treated us wonderfully well the last two years and have invited us to return on July 21-22, 2012.  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 or the year before will tell you YES.

We'll meet in early July to plan the logistics.  Watch your e-mail for time and place.

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 at 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.  See Travel Information, with 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.


Board and Staff Minutes

Clann Tartan Board Meeting, May 15, 2012

Present were Bruce, Mary, Karen, Mia, David, Laura, and Anthea.

Vice President will take edits from David for new flyer; Mia says she 
has edits and will forward them. 

Mary can either print a proof or print all the trifolds and would like 
to be reimbursed for ink in this case.

Our goal for flyers is CONvergence so we can have them on the freebie table.

Treasurer; we had two expenses for April.  We have joined the Living 
History Association and gotten our insurance.

Secretary had no report.

Quartermaster has started kiddie muskets.  We have lots of match.

Reps:  Laura has passed on an issue to Anthea.  Company Rep will give a 
presentation on things we can say in camp to the public.

Anthea cannot provide a site for Sword Drill.  Looks like it will be at Elizabeth's.

The Quartermaster has been directed to obtain a Muster site.

Mia is to find out about the Irish Fair.  We discussed how to present 
ourselves to appeal to this event.

Mia is to follow up with Woodville about the rest of our money.

We thought it would be good to start sending thank you notes to events.  
Mia will be in charge of this.

Anthea can get us a recommendation from the Woodville history teacher if we are talking to another school.

Mia is to ask Lisa about the Bagpipes and Bonfires event planned by All Saint's Episcopal Stillwater.

Mia is to email Perry about contract for Big Island.

Mia is to find out particulars for Mankato.

Old Business:  Musket and accoutrements have arrived from John!

New Business:

We discussed Thank You notes.  We are going to ask the Seward Co-op 
about Samhain and Mayday.  Dues and Events:  Anthea will publish a list 
of attendees before events and keep a list of who actually shows up so 
we know who needs to pay their dues.

We want to put the whole issue of Dues on the agenda for the next 
Members' meeting which will be on August 4th at Yoders; time noon.

Next meeting Tuesday June 19th at Mary's office; seven pm.


Clann Tartan Staff Meeting, June 14, 2012

I.  Fort William.  We'll combine the July 12 staff meeting with a logistics planning meeting.
(Calls have since gone out on the members' email list.)

II.  Equipment

A.  Trailer

Marty, who hauled it for both the Siege of Woodville and the fair in Farmington, says it
travels well.  (His adapter needed replacing; that was the reason the lights weren't
working properly.)  He has yet to finish making new straps for one side.

B.  Canvas

Many repairs noted at Farmington in 2011 were noted again in 2012.  Twin City Tent
and Awning (just north of University, a little east of 280) and Thrifty Outfitters
(above Midwest Mountaineering in Cedar-Riv) can handle these.  There will be about
two months without events between Fort William and Hudson.  

Ropes should be matched to the tents.  Marty will haul the trailer to his property
and we'll take measurements, tentatively at the August staff meeting.  Besides
replacing all the ropes, we should replace the sliders with hardwood dowels, painted
so as to identify the corresponding tent.  

C.  Maintenance and Repair Kit

Revisions were made to the list.  Before we buy anything, we should take a good look
at the contents of the modern toolbox.  

Marty will check with Jamie about sources of beeswax.

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:

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 orthodoxdruid@gmail.com), with days of the week and times that work for you. I will then get back to you.


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, except that there will be no meeting on July 5.

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

Because the Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Center is closed, Dance Guild will not meet on Wednesdays during the summer.

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. You may have heard of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Think of this as St. Christopher's-in-the-Cloverleaf :-)>

For more information call:

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 2012

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
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NO DANCE!
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NO MUSIC!
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Dance
St. Christopher's
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Board Meeting
7PM
Mary McKinley's office
1053 Grand Avenue, Suite 104
St. Paul.
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Fort William Celtic Festival setup
Thunder Bay, ON
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Fort William Celtic Festival
Thunder Bay, ON
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Fort William Celtic Festival
Thunder Bay, ON
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Dance
St. Christopher's
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AUGUST 2012

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
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Music
7PM
Yoders' Home
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Members' Meeting
noon
Yoders' Home
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Dance
St. Christopher's
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Board Meeting
7PM
Mary McKinley's office
1053 Grand Avenue, Suite 104
St. Paul.
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Dance
St. Christopher's
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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 1-2012 1st Footing Finished
Feb 11-12, 2012 Big Island Trade Fair, Albert Lea, MN Finished
Feb 18-19, 2012 A Scottish Ramble - http://www.scottishramble.org/ Finished
March 17, 2012 Fargo Celtic Festival www.fargoparks.com/se_celticfest.html Finished
March 31, 2012 MN Tartan Day http://www.mntartanday.org/2801.html Finished
May 4, 2012 Siege of Woodville Finished
May 19, 2012 Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games Finished
June 14-17, 2012 DunGowan Tactical Finished
July 21-22, 2012 Fort William Celtic Festival
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Scheduled
September 22, 2012 Scottish Heritage Festival
First Presbyterian Church
Hudson, WI
Tentative
October 4-7, 2012 Big Island Festival
Albert Lea, MN
Tentative
October 10-13, 2012 Mankato History Festival
Mankato, MN
Tentative
Note extra day


Maps

1st and 3rd Wednesday Dance
Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Center
2701 E 44th St., Minneapolis
2nd and 4th Tuesday Dance
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 2300 Hamline Ave. N., Roseville, MN 55113
Map to Bruce and Julie Yoder's Home
Music Meetings

4736 12th Ave S, Minneapolis 55407

Event Maps and Directions

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.