Welcome to the Online Clann Tartan Newsletter for June 2011


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Announcements

THANKS FOR THE HAULING

The power of the Internet and of real-life networks brought us the services of Dave Gray, a friend of Bruce's, who volunteered to haul the trailer to and from Farmington for us. He and his wife own Gray's Leathers at 34th & Nicollet in south Minneapolis, but are closing the store in preparation for a move overseas. Please check out their Web site at http://www.graysleather.com.


THE FIRST OF THE NEW MINI-MUSTERS

As our faithful readers know, in February the membership approved a plan to gather three or four times a year, for half a day or a day at a time, so as to practice the military drills, tasks on the muster list, and other useful skills, and celebrate with a meal together. Now’s our chance! On Saturday, June 11, beginning at ten in the morning, we are all invited to one of the favorite spots of our Lieutenant’s family, Long Lake Regional Park in Ramsey County, for the first mini-muster of 2011.

Things that Go Boom, even of the antique sort, are not permitted in the county park system, but we’ll be able to march with pikes and drill with swords, and with dummy muskets if they’re ready in time. Pending instructors, we will be starting fires with flint and steel, reviewing general safety procedures, erecting and striking canvas, and (to continue the fire theme) splitting wood with an axe and creating charcloth. As a special feature, Marty plans to teach us how to make ink in seventeenth-century fashion.

The park lies northwest of Interstates 35W and 694, at Old Highway 8 and County Road 96. See http://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/parks/parks/LongLake.htm and the map in this newsletter. Rich suggests we meet at the parking lot by the pavilion on the northern end, #1 on the shelter location map off the Web site above.

What shall we bring?

Historical attire is encouraged but not required. We can also hold a clothing swap if there’s interest. Our newsletter editor has pointed us to Barley John's Brewpub post-muster. Questions? Contact staff. Come out and play!

ANNUAL DUES

Several active members have still not paid their dues for the current year. You know who you are, and so does our Treasurer. He will be contacting you personally.

Dues are $20 for adults and families, $10 for students. Payments can be given to Bruce Yoder, our Treasurer, at meetings, drills or events; mailed to the PO box, or mailed directly to him at 4736 12th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407.




ADVERTISEMENTS

Reasonably priced, accurate 17th century shoes, boots, and other leather items, are available from member Pegeen Rozeske. 320-493-6163

Want to quit smoking? Lose weight? Sleep better? Deal with other issues? Your good Auntie/Cousin Mairi is opening 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!

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 June newsletter will be the 15th of May.


Clann Tartan Staff Meeting, May 5, 2011

Present: Margaret Kirkpatrick, Glenn McDavid, Sarah Shaftman, Rich Mueller, 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

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.

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.

JUNE 2011

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

 
1
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7 8
 
9
 
10
 
11
Mini-muster
Long Lake Regional Park
Ramsey County
12
 
13
 
14
Dance
Saint Christopher's
15 16
Dun Gowan
Tactical
17
Dun Gowan
Tactical
Night at the Pub
7 PM at Merlin's Rest
3601 E. Lake St. Minneapolis
18
Dun Gowan
Tactical
19
Dun Gowan
Tactical
20
 
21
Board Meeting
7PM
Yoders' Home
22
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
Music
7PM
Yoders' Home
28
Dance
Saint Christopher's
29
 
30
 

 

JULY 2011

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
Dance
St. Christopher's
13
 
14
 
15
Night at the Pub
7 PM at Merlin's Rest
3601 E. Lake St. Minneapolis
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
Board Meeting
7PM
Yoders' Home
20
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center
21
 
22
 
23
Fort William
Thunder Bay
Canada
24
Fort William
Thunder Bay
Canada
25
 
26
Dance
St. Christopher's
27
 
28
 
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 1-2011 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 Scheduled
June 16-19 2011 Dun Gowan Tactical Scheduled
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

Mini-Muster, June 11, 2011


Dun Gowan Tactical, June 16-19, 2011

DIRECTIONS

From Duluth, Minnesota: Take US Highway 53 northwest out of town - take a right turn on the Ugstad Rd./Lavaque Rd. Bypass, and travel north about ten miles. Take a left turn on the Fish Lake Road, and travel west about 3/4 miles. At this point Dun Gowan is the only house on the right hand (north)side of the road.

From Mineapolis/St.Paul, MN: Travel north on Interstate 35 out of the Cities for about two hours or so. After you pass the Esko/ Thompson exit, but before you get to Duluth, take the Midway Road exit. Turn left on the Midway road, which will head you north. Continue north on the Midway Road for about 12 miles or so; crossing three stoplight intersections, and then you will come to a stop sign. Turn right there onto County Road 9, the Martin Road. Travel east on the Martin road for three miles and take a left turn onto the Lavaque Road. Travel north on the Lavaque Road, for about 7 1/2 miles until you come to the Fish Lake Road. Make a left turn there, and travel west about 3/4 miles. At this point Dun Gowan is the only house on the right hand (north) side of the road.

5261 Fish Lake Road. Large grey garage, small grey house.