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Muster has been scheduled for 2014! It will be held on 20-22 June at the Akin farm: 23405 County Road 10 (East), Loretto, MN 55357 (on the south side of the road). Please email our Company Representative, David Vavreck, and let him know if you can attend or not.
It Is Time for Annual Dues Once Again. Clann Tartan uses a fiscal year of April through March, and for simplicity, all members' dues are for the same time period. 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.
Board Meeting: April 15, 2014 In attendance: Board members present: President: Marty Byers, Vice President: Karen Bastien, Treasurer: Bruce Yoder, Secretary: Betsy Bolton, Quartermaster: Mike McCarty I) Minutes: March minutes were approved. II) Reports: a) Vice President: No report. b) Treasurer: Our fiscal year has ended at about the point we had expected.The president had a question about the budgeted food levels vs. the actual food expenses. The treasurer would need some additional information to provide a very specific answer, but the cost has gone down because we are doing fewer shows each year. c) Secretary: No report. d) Quartermaster:The knives require a more extensive repair than just the rivets and wooden handles replaced. He will be doing the repairs before the Iowa show. This will require the purchase of Chicago screws, which was approved. e) Camp Rep: No report. f) Company Rep: No report. III) Guild Reports: a) Music: Continues to meet once a month. b) Dance: Working to meet twice a month, but this is determined by having enough people attending to make at least one full set of 4. c) Fiber: No report. d) Sword: No change, but new Newsletter write-up may be forthcoming. e) Historic Site: Nothing to report. Still snowed in. IV) Events: The newsletter should be updated to reflect that David is the primary contact person for RSVPs for events. “In an absence of a full time HCF, David Vavreck has volunteered to take on the duty of collecting event RSVPs. Please send your RSVPs for events to David.” a) Amana Ren Fest: May 24-26 b) Siege of Woodville: May 30 c) Muster: Bruce suggested friends of theirs who are landowners. Potential dates are in June. d) Scottish Fair & Highland Games: July 12. This event will be in a new location. e) Chippewa Ren Fest: August 23-24 (WIP) f) Irish Fair: August 8 to 10 (WIP) g) Stillwater, Bagpipes and Bonfires: has been contacted. Second Saturday in September h) Big Island: Oct 2-5. i) Mankato: Oct 8-11. V) Old Business: a) Muster: the muster committee needs meet and finalize a time/place. b) Return of Drill: This is work in progress. c) Trailer maintenance. d) The sale of a modern dutch oven. This was to be raised at the Members Meeting. VI) New Business: a) Some people are reporting that they are not getting emails from specific people. Most of these emails can be found on the archive through the website. b) A letter of introduction for new events: is there something like this on the site that we can review? c) “Official” Numbers for an Event: should we consider changing the number of people who must be able to attend an event in order to consider the event “official”? This number was mostly determined based on the idea of shows being camping shows. Is it worth revisiting based on the kind of show it is? Next Meeting: May 20, 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||651-334-1617||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|
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.
In an absence of a full time HCF, David Vavreck has volunteered to take on the duty of collecting event RSVPs. Please send your RSVPs for events to David at baethan1630 at yahoo dot com.
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 means that the board and staff have approved the event and we are committed to providing manpower to making the event happen. When an event is assigned this status 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.
Finished- This means that the event has completed successfully.
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||Finished|
|Feb 16, 2014||A Scottish Ramble||Finished|
|March 8, 2014||Fargo Celtic Festival||Cancelled|
|April 5, 2015||MN Tartan Day||Finished|
|May 24-26, 2014||Iowa Renaissance Festival||Finished|
|May 30, 2014||Siege of Woodville||Finished|
|June 20-22, 2014||Muster||Scheduled|
|July 12, 2014||Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games||Scheduled|
|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||Scheduled|
|October 8-11, 2014||Mankato History Festival||Scheduled|
|Bruce and Julie Yoder's Home
February Members' Meeting
4736 12th Ave S, Minneapolis 55407
Reasonably priced, accurate 17th century shoes, boots, and other leather items, are available from member Pegeen Rozeske. 218-491-5036
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The group has a policy for the reimbursement of fuel expenses for travel to shows and for payment for hauling the trailer to and from shows.
Personal reimbursement of fuel expenses: Members can request reimbursement for fuel for travel to and from shows. Everyone is eligible for this although the board requests that you only make the request if it is necessary. If everyone who attended a show also requested reimbursement, the total payout could exceed the stipend that the group received. The procedure is as follows: at the start of your journey, fill your tank and note the odometer reading on the receipt. Upon your return home after the event, fill your tank again and record your odometer reading again. This receipt along with any other fuel purchases made enroute represents the fuel used for the trip and the total is the amount to be reimbursed. Send the receipts along with your name and address to the Treasurer. Remember, please don't request reimbursement unless it is necessary, but it is better for you to attend and get reimbursed than for you to stay home because of financial considerations.
Payment policy for hauling the trailer: Because hauling the trailer or a substantial amount of gear can be hard on your vehicle and requires you to perform additional work for the company, we have a different payment policy for hauling. If you haul the trailer, the payment is $.48 per mile from the garage to the event and back to the garage. If you use your own vehicle to haul substantial company equipment from the garage to the event, the payment rate is $.24 per mile. Submit a request stating the number of miles you drove and send it to the group treasurer.
My address is usually in the map section of the newsletter, but for convenience, it is 4736 12th Ave S Minneapolis MN 55407
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.
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