Welcome to the Online Clann Tartan Newsletter for November 2010


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Announcements

Members' Meeting and Staff elections

We will have our quarterly Members' Meeting and Staff elections on Saturday, November 6th. It will be at 2:00 PM at the Lake Hiawatha Community Center; this is the same location as Wednesday Dance; it's in the newsletter.

We will be electing a new Chief of Staff. This person is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Captain, the Head Camp Follower, and the people under them. It is a two-year position.

We will also be electing an Assistant Chief of Staff, a Lieutenant, and various and sundry Corporals and Goodfolks. These are annual positions. The Captain and Head Camp Follower are not up for re-election until next year.

Thank you very much.

Mia McDavid
Chief of Staff

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Coming once again!

Airin' of the Tartans and first Footing on Jan 1, 2011. Watch this space for details once they are finalized by our newly elected staff.

If you wish to offer your house for one of the courses for the progressive dinner, please send an email to staff at clanntartan.org.

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Goodbye to Cindy

Our excellent harper, Cindy Schaufenbuel, has informed the Captain that she will be following her husband to the southern province of Texas as her husband has signed on with a different regiment. Cindy and her family will be missed even though it is thought that the new regiment is in the Imperial camp.

Cindy has also resigned as Clann secretary and the board has appointed Mia McDavid to fill the remainder of her term through February 2011

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

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Discover the Manual

A lot of valuable information is in the current Clann Tartan Manual.

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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 are NOT edited for spelling or grammar, but may be broken in multiple parts.

Deadline for articles to go in December's newsletter will be the 15th of November.

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Board Minutes

Clann Tartan Board Meeting
Tuesday September 15, 2010

Present were Anthea, Margaret, Bruce, Julie, Karen and Mia.

The July and August minutes were both approved as corrected.

Vice President: no report.

Treasurer's August report: No revenues except dues. We had the expenses for muster. Our cash flow is as expected for this time of year.

We clarified that Marty, besides hauling the trailer back from Duluth, hauled a great deal of gear up to Muster that had come in from Canada. He will get reimbursed for haulage in both directions.

The Treasurer produced a profitability report for shows to date; this will be very helpful.

Russ Melton is not having his party this year so we do not have that gig.

The Regiment is deeply sorry that Cindy Schaufenbuel, our Secretary, is moving to Austin, Texas. The Board has appointed Mia McDavid to serve out the remainder of the secretary's term.

The secretary will forward the announcement about the members' meeting to the newsletter.

Quartermaster's report, in absentia: The cook's fly is fixed and all repairs are paid for.

Camp rep not present.

Company rep no report.

Music Guild will be at the O'Rourkes.

Cindy has the Clann music library, Margaret will house those materials with the rest of the library in her house.

The chief of staff is to clarify drill and loading arrangements.

Staff had yet to clarify the trailer haulage after Big Island and for Mankato. This has now been figured out.

Staff is to put out an announcement for apprentice lamb cooks.

The Yoders have regimental equipment in their garage; staff will retrieve this for loading.

The new secretary will be working on the newsletter and the roster.

Staff needs to discuss First Footing.

No other business; the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Mia McDavid
Secretary, Clann Tartan

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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 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 2/10-2/11 
Secretary Mia McDavid 651-490-1842 mia_mcdavid at comcast dot net  2-09 thru 2-11  
Treasurer Bruce Yoder 612-825-4519 bruceyoder at juno dot com 2/10-2/12
Quarter Master David Vavreck 612.378.1973 baethan1630 at yahoo dot com 2-09 thru 2-11 
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 Cross 763-257-7038 anthea at winternet dot com  2-09 thru 2-11 

Staff

Chief of Staff Mia McDavid 651-490-1842 mia_mcdavid at comcast dot net   
Assistant Chief of Staff vacant      
Captain David Vavreck 612.378.1973 baethan1630 at yahoo dot com  
Lieutenant vacant      
Corporal Eric Ferguson {612}726-6364 eric at celticfringe dot com  
Corporal Mike McCarty 651-497-5324  mccarty149 at gmail dot com   
Corporal Rich Mueller 952-217-2622   dragon_musk at yahoo dot com   
Corporal Betsy's handsome cousin 612-619-6406 basil80 at hotmail 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 Betsy Bolton 612-619-6406 basil80 at hotmail dot com   
Goodwife Sarah Shaftman  612-371-4425  smuzikant at visi 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

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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 612-378-1973 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.

Gaffneyis Recorder Consort

We hereby announce that Gaffneyis recorder consort has started meeting again, the FIRST AND THIRD MONDAY of each month at 7:00 PM.

The first Monday meeting is at Margaret Kirkpatrick's home, 2636 17th Ave S, Minneapolis and the third Monday meeting is also at Margaret Kirkpatrick's home.

We have seven members already, and are working on a bit more refined style of music than we do in our regular music meetings.

Contact your music chair (David) if you are interested in joining up.

baethan1630 at yahoo dot com or 612-378-1973

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.

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!

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 are welcome at the McDavid's on the Second Sunday of the month at 2:00 PM, provided there is no conflict with other Clann events. Call Diana Steben (651-489-2881), and Mia McDavid (651-490-1842) for more information about Fiber Guild activities, including wool spinning, weaving, and dying. Cloth, clothing and sewing as well as things like tatting, lace, knitting and embroidery will also be discussed and worked on. Feel free to bring your projects!
Please RSVP 24 hours or more in advance, to allow for planning, thanks!

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 July. We are finishing the fort and beginning the construction of a village this year. Contact David Vavreck at 612-378-1973 or baethan1630 at yahoo dot com for further information, or to volunteer to help.

Drill

12NOON
Drill location is Minnehaha parkway green, 12th Av S at Minnehaha Parkway.



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.

NOVEMBER 2010

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

 
1
Recorder consort
2636 17th Ave So. Minneapolis 
2
 
3
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
4
 
5
 
6
MEMBERS MEETING/
Staff elections
2:00 PM at the
Lake Hiawatha Community Center 
7
 
8
 
9
Dance
Saint Christopher's 
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11
 
12
 
13
 
14
Fiber Guild
@ Glenn and Mia's
2:00PM 
15
Recorder consort
2636 17th Ave So. Minneapolis/
Deadline for articles
for December's newsletter 
16
 
17
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
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19
Night at the Pub
7 PM at Merlin's Rest
3601 E. Lake St. Minneapolis 
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21
 
22
Music
7PM at
Yoder's home 
23
Dance
Saint Christopher's 
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25
 
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27
Drill 
28
 
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DECEMBER 2010

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

 
1
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
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5
 
6
Recorder consort 
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9
If you can read this
CALL me :-D
 
10
 
11
 
12
Fiber guild
@ Glenn and Mia's
2:00PM 
13
 
14
Dance
Saint Christopher's 
15
Deadline for articles
for January's newsletter 
16
 
17
Night at the Pub
7 PM@ Merlin's Rest
3601 E. Lake St. Minneapolis 
18
 
19
 
20
Recorder consort 
21
Board Meeting
7:00 at Yoders 
22
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
Music
7PM @
Yoder's home 
28
Dance
Saint Christopher's 
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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 1-2010 Airing of the Tartans
1st Footing
Finished
Feb 13-14, 2010 A Scottish Ramble - http://www.scottishramble.org/ Finished
Feb 13-14, 2010 Big Island Trade Fair, Albert Lea, MN Finished
March 13, 2010 Fargo Celtic Festival www.fargoparks.com/se_celticfest.html Finished
May 7-8, 2010 Siege of Woodville, Woodville WI Finished
May 22, 2010 MN Scottish Fair and HG - http://www.mnscottishfair.org/ Finished
Jun 12-13, 2010 Olde World Renaissance Faire (Twig) http://www.owrenaissancefaire.com/ Cancelled
July 17-18, 2010 Fort William Rendezvous, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada Finished
July 16-18, 2010 DunGowan Tactical Finished
Aug 6-8, 2010 White Oak Rendezvous http://www.whiteoak.org Cancelled
Aug 14-15, 2010 Perham Heritage Festival http://www.historymuseumeot.com Cancelled
Sept 11, 2010 Scottish Heritage Festival, First Presbyterian Church, Hudson WI Finished
Sep 18-19, 2010 NESD Celtic Faire, Aberdeen SD www.nesdcelticfaire.com Cancelled
Sep 30-Oct 3, 2010 Big Island Rendezvous, Albert Lea MN Finished
Oct 7-9, 2010 Mankato History Fair, Mankato MN Finished

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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 & Staff Meetings

4736 12th Ave S, Minneapolis 55407
Map to Glenn & Mia's home
Hosts for staff meetings

340 Brooks Ave Roseville, MN 
 
Map to Glenn & Mia's home
Host for Fiber Guild

340 Brooks Ave Roseville, MN 

Event Maps and Notification