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Announcements

Quarterly Membership Meeting -- Schedule Change

Our quarterly membership meeting, for staff elections and other business, will take place at Corcoran Center on Saturday, November 3, at 10 AM. This is a change!. The reason for the change is simple: We have a paying event--an early St. Andrew's Day celebration--that evening. However, it is in Fargo and we have to allow sufficient time to drive there and and get set up.

It's coming up to that time of the year again!

That's right – the staff elections are right around the corner on Saturday, November 3th, 2007, so it's time now to start thinking about running if you're interested, and voting regardless. Some quick answers to questions you may have:

Who is eligible to vote? Anyone who is a paid member and is recognized by at least one member of the Staff and one member of the Board can vote. There will be absentee ballots, but they won't be anonymous – we need to verify you are a current member, so your name will have to be on it. Better still, attend the Quarterly members meeting and vote in person!

What am I voting for? Last year we elected a Chief of Staff – basically, as it was decided and last year's quarterly and members meeting, the CoS position is the top dog – the head honcho, who oversees all of the staff. It's mostly a coordinator position – make sure that things are done, and the work is divided equitably. Mia McDavid was elected to a two year term as CoS which will end in November 2008, so we will not be electing a CoS at this meeting. However, she would like to see someone join the Staff at this time with an eye to taking up the Chief of Staff position next year when her term expires. Please contact Mia McDavid; mia_mcdavid@comcast.net.

The next positions, which are up for election this time, are Captain and Head Campfollower – they report directly to the CoS, and are responsible for making sure that shows run smoothly – scheduling the demos, buying and making sure the food is prepared, and many other duties. The final positions are staff – they report directly to the Captain and HCF, and perform the duties assigned to them. We don't have a set number of these – it depends on who is interested.

How do I find out more information? There are a few ways – the manual is one of them, the best way is to talk to a current or former staff person and find out what is involved. All your staff members are listed in the newsletter.

How long is the position? Last year, the Chief of Staff was elected to a two year position. This year the HCF and Captain will be also be elected to two year positions this year. This is to ensure that we will always have continuity on the staff, which has been a problem in the past. The rest of the staff duration will be discussed at the meeting, so show up and vote!

The current Captain is in her last year of college and will not be active in Clann while she pursues her graduate studies. She is running for re-election, but can only server for one more year. If she is re-elected (as of Press Time she is running unopposed) we urgently need someone to join the staff as her lieutenant with an eye to running for Captain in a year. Please get in touch with Maeve Kane; mollmccaine@aol.com.

How do I get nominated? There are a few ways – have a friend of yours nominate you by sending information to Glenn McDavid, the Secretary, nominate yourself the same way, show up at the meeting and toss your ring into the hat, or don't show up have your friends nominate you… Just kidding – you have to agree to run to be voted in.

How much time is involved? There are monthly staff meetings of 1-2 hours duration, plus all the prep time getting ready for shows. With everyone helping, your time commitment can be smaller. The CoS, HCF, and Captain usually also attend the Board meetings monthly which are usually about 2 hours long. As always, everyone is welcome to attend the meetings!

What if I want to run for the Board? Those elections will be held in February at the Annual meeting – voting rules are the same. The Board positions are for two years, and are staggered. In February 2008, we will vote for President, Treasurer, Quartermaster, and Camp Representative. In February 2009, we will vote for a new Vice President, Secretary, and Company Representative. Again, if you're interested, attend the Board meetings, talk to those currently in the positions, and review your manual. Just for the record, I will not be running for President in 2008 - it's time for New Blood.

What if I have a question you didn't answer? Call, email or write, or show up at the meeting and ask - that's the best way!

Mary McKinley, President

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Wanted--One Contracts Representative

Must be personable, have very reliable phone and email service, be interested in keeping Clann Tartan financially solvent, and able to make Clann sound like the best, most interesting group any event organizer could want. Interest in penguin hunting a plus.

For the past several years, I have been Clann Tartan's official Contracts Representative. The contracts rep position isn't officially a part of either Staff or Board, or provided for in the bylaws, but it is an essential part of the workings of Clann the corporate organization--the contracts rep finds all the money that pays for our food, and tents, and gun powder, and cool toys. And we need a new one. Next fall, I will be moving away to attend graduate school where ever will let me in, and will no longer be able to fill the role of contracts rep.

What the contracts rep does can be divided into five phases: Research, Contact, Negotiation, Contract, and Cleanup. In the Research phase, new shows are identified as possible events that might be willing to pay Clann to perform. Sometimes the Research phase is easy, because some events will contact us, and other times, it involves asking at rendezvous, renaissance festivals, traders, and other reenactors or looking online to find events which seem like would be a good fit for Clann.

After shows are identified, the most important part of the Contact phase is the pitch to a new show. The contracts rep contacts the show organizer by phone or email, and tries to make Clann sound like the best, most entertaining, most educational group that could possibly fit all of the event's needs without promising too much. Once contact is established, and the event sounds interested, things move into the Negotiation phase, in which the contracts rep convinces the event organizer to pay the highest possible price for Clann's wonderful services, without pushing things so high that the event doesn't feel like they got their money's worth in the end, or giving such a good bargain that it's not worth it for Clann. Details like how many school days demonstration stations are necessary, when and where to shoot guns and mortars, or how many scheduled drills and dances are expected are generally worked out in this phrase as well.

The easiest part of of the contracts rep's job is actually the title role--the Contract phase. Clann Tartan uses a standard form contract with relevant details like name, location, date and hours of show changed to fit the event. Two copies of the contract are signed by a member of Staff, mailed to the event organizer, signed by them, and one copy sent back to the contracts rep and kept on file, in case it is needed for future reference or the Cleanup phase.

Cleanup phase can be anything or everything. It can be as simple as being handed the check by the event organizer at the end of the show, or as messy and complicated as asking that an event organizer honor their contract and pay up. Generally, though, it is the former rather than the latter.

All of this usually takes less than an hour a month, on average. There are some heavy periods--what has worked well for me in the past has been to do all the contracts for April-June in December and January, do all the contracts for August-September in May, and the contracts for October in July or August. The hardest part is sometimes getting event organizers to answer phone calls or emails (one event organizer, known for his penguin like walk, is particularly bad about returning emails--hence the penguin hunt). Many of Clann's shows remain the same from year to year, and the biggest concern with those shows is to make sure that the agreed on fee continues to cover cost and make it worth Clann's while to participate in that show. Attendance at board meetings, and communication with the Board and Staff (so they know how much money we're making and when shows are) is also an important part of the job. And I cannot stress enough how important a reliable internet and phone connection is. Being intermittently incommunicado can play havoc if an event organizer or staff have an important question about the planning of the event.

Ideally, anyone interested in being the next Contracts Rep should contact myself and or the board in the next few months so that I can include the next contracts rep in the next cycle of contracts, coming up in December-January. I'd like very much to do the next cycle of contracts together, so that whoever takes the job after me can learn the forms, the etiquette and the fees generally expected rather than being thrown in without any training.

Your soon-to-be-former Contracts Rep,

Maeve Kane

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Tactical Considerations

Every year Clann participates in a Tactical event at our Historic Site on Don Chesney's land near Duluth. This is an opportunity to actually act out military situations, complete with (blank) mortar and musket fire. It's a fun and challenging event for all involved, and is a chance for members of Gaffney's to actually acquire "combat experience".

However, the Board is concerned about the current cost structure of Tactical. Don charges a head fee for the use of his land and facilities (privies). In addition, Clann, as always, buys groceries for all of its members and reimburses members for haulage. Further, it is not uncommon for people to join Clann at the event for the express purpose of eating and having their head fees paid, with no intention at all of participating in any other Clann events.

Clann makes no money at all at this event. If somebody eats at budgeted rates and we cover a head fee of $10 per person, we are out $25.75 just in groceries and fees, without reference to haulage and wear and tear on the equipment.

Tactical is a valued event and we want to continue to participate, but we need to figure out a different way to do this; Clann can't afford the outlay. Please plan to attend the Members' meeting to discuss this issue.

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Big Island and Mankato History Fair coming in October

Big Island Rendezvous, October 4-7

Big Island Rendezvous is the crown of our show year, and it will be especially exciting this year as this is is the 20th anniversary encampment. It is a large rendezvous with historical re-enactors from our period through early America and all the way to the Civil War. There are always wonderful re-enactors and craftspersons, including blacksmiths, flint knappers, and beadmakers. The vendors are also a paradise; though many of the wares are targeted towards the 18th century, leather and fur are always in period, as are basics like firestarting kits and other everyday items. More information on the show is at http://www.bigislandfestival.org/

The 4th and 5th are school days, and the weekend is public. We need enough of us during the school days to run about six demos simultaneously. Organization and scheduling is tight, so even those who don't feel ready to give demonstrations are needed to act as traffic cops and prepare meals. We put on presentations of roughly 20 minutes on some aspect of 17th century Scottish life. On the weekend, we normally have some scheduled presentations like dance and drill, and we may be asked to participate in other event activities, such as the parade. Saturday night is usually a big party near the main stage.

We are allowed to set up the weekend before the event; please check Staff announcements for Corporate setup time. As we did the year before last, we have the prime real estate right inside the gate; we will be the first group that people see!

For a fee you will be able to park at the private residence on the road to the park entrance. Free participant parking is available at Snyder field (not the athletic field, but a lot on the North side of the high school.). Shuttles run from the parking area to the park on a regular schedule. Shuttles run to shower facilities at high school. Showers are free for show participants. Personal vehicles are prohibited from event grounds during show hours.

Location
Big Island Rendezvous is located in Albert Lea, MN - just off Interstate 35 about 98 miles south of the Twin Cities.

Drive Time
Allow about 2 hours from the Twin Cities.

Directions
# From Minneapolis or Saint Paul, take I35 South to I90 in Albert Lea.
# Take I90 West to the 90 west take exit 157 (one mile)
# Turn Left and head South on Bridge Avenue to Hammer Road (about 1 mile).
# Turn Right and head East on Hammer Road to the park entrance.
# You will be able to drive on-site before and after show hours. Our camp will be located inside the park area.

See a very delectable Notes From the Camp, to be happening at Big Island!

Mankato History Fair, October 11-13

This is a smaller, lower-key event, but always pleasant and charming. We will set up on the evening of Wednesday, October 10th. The 11th and 12th are school days. It’s unstructured, which means groups come when they come and may be together or breaking into smaller groups, with no set amount of time for presentations. Friday night is always a pot luck among all the groups participating.

Saturday is a public day. We are allowed to remain in camp Saturday night and leave Sunday. Clann equipment will be packed after closing Saturday. Mankato is within day-trip range, but vehicles have to removed before opening.

Directions
From the Twin Cities, follow 169 through Mankato.
Left at the Hillcrest Health Care Center ( if you go past the flashing lights at Co Road 68 you've gone too far);
Left onto Shamrock Lane, which is the second left after crossing the Blue Earth River;
follow this to its end (Jack McGowan's on the map)

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GAFFNEY'S SUTLER SEEKS WARES

Our sutler, Heidi Viar, is looking for items made by members to sell at her table. We hope that, by offering a variety of interesting wares, we can encourage the public to stop, peruse, and purchase. If you are interesting in selling your spinning, knit caps or stockings, beadwork, bonework, woodwork, we will display them, watch them, accept money for them, and accept a 10% cut for Clann.

You can either bring your goods to Heidi at events, or entrust them to her beforehand. We ask that items be small and not terribly fragile if Heidi is to transport them.

Thank you for your support of Clann Tartan.

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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@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.

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Notes from the Camp

Greetings fellow foodies! I have a proposition for you concerning Big Island's Saturday evening eating. I thought it would be great fun to have a dinner in style, ala Madge Lorwin's "Dining with Shakespeare".

Here is the opportunity to showcase the group's food skills and here is my proposition: Marty said he would do the lamb as that is tradition, but it's going to be a little small this year. So, to make up for a smallish lamb, how about we have a period pot luck dinner and show off our skills? We will need all kinds of dishes ranging from vegetarian main dishes, to vegetarian side dishes, main dishes, sweets, salads, soups, sides and dried bits of goodness. Don't forget the sauces and chutneys. I have faith in you!

How I would like to do this: Those wanting to participate need to contact Renee Petersen at least 2 weeks before the show with the recipe. Only period recipes, please. If you don't have one and still want to give this a go, I have many. Simply tell me what you are wanting to make. Remember, notify Renee 2 weeks before the show so staff can plan to fill in what's needed. More announcements about this will be forthcoming, like numbers of attendees and individuals with gear or fires they can share for cooking on site.

There are a few simple rules:

1.Recipes and ingredients must be period correct for us. Bring copies, folks will want to know what you did.
2.Gear & fires: have your own if you can. If you don't have any personal gear or access to gear and a fire, let me know as soon as possible. Corporate kitchen gear and fires will be already in use. Gear includes: pots, pans, serving things, knives & other tools.
3.Ingredients: bring your own. There is a pretty good grocery close to site for common things. If you require anything special from a co-op or gourmet store, bring that from home. Watch the numbers of members coming so you know how much to make. Everyone should be able to have a TASTE of what you made.
4.If you want to make something at home and bring a finished product to the table, great! Like pies, chutney, condiments, fruit and vegetable preserves, cakes, dried bits of goodness, sweets.
5.There will be a need for after feast cleanup. All of the cooking staff would be delighted for lots of help in this department! I would even go so far as to bribe a clean up staff with say, donuts for Sunday breakfast. Or something equally tasty and solely theirs. Maybe just a big vat of tummy tea as I presume we will all eat ourselves into sedation.

I am looking forward to this feast!

Happy eating all!

Renee Petersen

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Board Minutes

Clann Tartan Board Meeting, August 21, 2007

Board Members Present:  Mary McKinley, Glenn McDavid, Bruce Yoder, 
Diana Steben, Cate Hesser, Marty Byers

Staff Members Present:  Julie Yoder, Mia McDavid, Maeve Kane, Eric
Ferguson

Other Members Present:  Hellen Ferguson

Minutes of the July meeting were accepted as corrected.

REPORTS
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VP: Still working on recruiting.  We need more members.

TREASURER:  Not much happened financially in July.  The August report
will reflect the income from two paying shows.  The Sutlery made several
sales at Perham.

The Scottish Ramble (from February, in the previous fiscal year) finally
paid.

We have no shows in September, so that should be a quiet month.  In
October we can expect income from Big Island and Mankato.

SECRETARY:  Implementation of the new website is taking longer than the
Developer (John Debnam) expected.  The Secretary is not surprised.  The
practical consequence is that we will need to renew our contract with
Dotservant.com.  However, since we will not be paying John's ISP, the
net financial impact is minimal.

QUARTERMASTER: The QM was absent, but some issues in his department were
discussed:

The lights on the trailer failed again during the Perham trip.

Because of the weather we brought wet canvas back from Perham.  It is
now drying in a Roseville yard.  [Update: The canvas did dry, and has
been returned to the garage.]

We have a problem with tent lumber. The iron pins in some of the tent
uprights were replaced by lag bolt, which, being threaded, are less
prone to fall out.  Unfortunately two of those bolts broke at Perham.
Staff is planning repairs and considering alternatives to the lag bolts.

CAMP REP:  Nothing new, i.e. things are fine.
COMPANY REP:  Nothing new, i.e. things are fine.

MUSIC: Meeting 4th Mondays at the Yoders'.

DANCE: Still waiting to hear about the Hiawatha site for Wednesdays.
St. Christopher's Church in Roseville, the Tuesday site, will be
unavailable on September 11 because of local elections.

FIBER:  Mia will not be able to complete a weaving project in time for
waulking at Big Island.  However, Maeve has some commercial wool that
can be used there instead.

SWORD:  September practise at Marty's.  October sword sessions will be
at Big Island and Mankato.

UPCOMING EVENTS
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Setup for Big Island will be on Sunday, September 30.

October--Big Island and Mankato are contracted.

We received an inquiry about an event in White Bear Lake on October 6.
This will be difficult since that is the weekend of Big Island.

We also have a possible event in Fargo on November 3.  We are looking
into this.


OLD BUSINESS
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We will be need a new Contract Representative.  Maeve will write a job
description and we will post it in the Newsletter.

The Newsletter will also have information about the upcoming staff
elections.


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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@clanntartan.org

Board Members

President Mary McKinley 651-699-6853 mairi2@juno.com
Vice President Marty Byers 651-483-1173 / 651-261-5815. orthodoxdruid@gmail.com
Secretary Glenn McDavid 651-490-1842 gmcdavid@comcast.net
Treasurer Bruce Yoder 612-825-4519 bruceyoder@juno.com
Quarter Master Sean McCanna 952-926-1279 macbaird@lycos.com
Camp Rep. Diana Steben 612-728-1189 Rillaspins@aol.com
Company Rep.   Cate Hesser 612-803-8432   bear@cybervalkyrie.com 

Staff

Chief of Staff Mia McDavid 651-490-1842 mia_mcdavid@comcast.net 
Head Campfollower Betsy Bolton / Renee Petersen 763-561-4368 Betsy /
952-895-5487 Renee
basil80@hotmail.com / mydogharpo@juno.com
Captain Maeve Kane 651-696-7498 or 952-461-4666 mollmccaine@aol.com 
Henchman Eric Ferguson 612.726.6364 eric@celticfringe.net
Henchman David Vavreck 612-378-1973 baethan1630@yahoo.com
Henchman Tony Rogers   anthony.j.rogers@gmail.com
Henchman Glenn McDavid 651-490-1842 gmcdavid@comcast.net
Henchwoman Julie Yoder 612-825-4519 Julieyoder@juno.com
Henchwoman Heidi Vair 715-379-9055 Mapleaf11@yahoo.com
Henchwoman Laurie Ford 952-924-9128 laurie.ford@gmail.com

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Guilds

Sword Guild:

Meeting and time TBA

Contact:
Marty L. Byers
orthodoxdruid@gmail.com
651-483-1173



MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!

At the request of the multitudes, Gaffneyis is holding music meetings again.

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 (October meeting is on the 22nd.)

To contact the Yoders, call 612-825-4519 or email to Julieyoder@juno.com.

To contact your Music Chair, call David at 612-378-1973 or email to baethan1630@yahoo.com

Thanks, and I look forward to making some noise with y'all!

David

Dance

1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Dance will meet at.... BRUCE & JULIE'S YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Located at 4736 12th Av S, Minneapolis, 55407 :-D

Questions? call Mary at 651-699-6853 or Julie at 612-825-4519

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!

Other Guilds

Want to learn about wool spinning, weaving, or dying? Diana Steben (651-489-2881) and Kali Pederson (651-385-9006 ) organize the Fiber Guild.

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@yahoo.com for further information, or to volunteer to help.

DUN GOWAN WORK WEEKENDS

October 27 & 28

Dun Gowan is our ongoing permanant historic site project located at Don Chesney's farm in Fredenburg (near Duluth).

We have a couple upcoming work weekends where we will continue working on the first house in the village, which we started last year.

No construction experience is neccessary. Just bring your enthusiasm.

Contact Don Chesney (218-721-4501 or DLChsny@aol.com) or David Vavreck (612-378-1973 or baethan1630@yahoo.com) for further details.

Drill



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Captains Corner

There is a very fashionable phrase in higher education, called 'decentralization of knowledge.' The concept is to empower a larger portion of of the people. But blah blah blah, what does that mean for Clann? Basically, that Clann should be a self reproducing organism and that the right hand should know what the left hand is doing.

The basis, the draw, the beauty of our organization, is that we are self taught and self propelled. We don't need advanced degrees in history because so much of what we portray and share with the public can be learned through our own research or from other members. For many of us, that is the special attraction of Clann Tartan, and the thing that makes it so different and more engaging than 'regular academic history.'

However, the very self-taught nature of our group is exactly what can make things so difficult for newer--or older--members who want to learn new things. When one member carries the group's reserve of knowledge on dance calls, or music, or patterns, or cleaning guns, or what have you, it is very easy to lose that knowledge. If that member, who always did that certain essential thing no one else knew how to do leaves the group, or is ill, or can't attend an event, the organization as a whole suffers and someone else has to reinvent the wheel--or reinvent how to clean, talk about or maintain the wheel.

The best way to prevent this is to teach other members--to sew, to research, to clean, to lead. And writing down that wonderful recipe, that boring maintenance thing, that really great pattern and sharing it with others makes sure it will be remembered and taught to members who haven't even joined Clann yet. In Clann Tartan's 20th year, we need to renew our commitment that will keep the organization strong for another 20 years by continuing the tradition of teaching ourselves and each other. Share what you know with people you haven't even met yet by writing down how to do that awesome, wonderful, boring, insignificant, amazing, fascinating thing that makes Clann so different from 'regular academic history.' Submit articles to the newsletter.

Your Captain,

Maeve Kane

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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@clanntartan.org.

OCTOBER 2007

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

 
1
 
2
 
3
Dance
at Yoders 
4
BIG ISLAND 'VOUS
School Days 
5
BIG ISLAND 'VOUS
School Days 
6
BIG ISLAND 'VOUS 
7
BIG ISLAND 'VOUS 
8
 
9
Dance
Saint Christopher's 
10
 
11
Mankato History Fest 
12
Mankato History Fest 
13
Mankato History Fest 
14
 
15
 
16
Board Meeting
7:00 at Yoders 
17
Dance
at Yoders  
18
 
19
Night at the Pub 
20
Company Drill 
21
 
22
Music
7PM @
Yoder's home 
23
Dance
Saint Christopher's 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
Dun Gowan Work Weekend/
Camp Drill 
28
Dun Gowan Work Weekend 
29
 
30
 
31
 

 

NOVEMBER 2007

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

 
1
 
2
 
3
Annual Meeting & Elections
Corcoran Park Hall
Minneapolis
10 AM! 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
Dance
at Yoders 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
Dance
Saint Christopher's
/Board Meeting
7:00 at Yoders 
14
  
15
 
16
Night at the Pub 
17
Company Drill 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
Dance
at Yoders 
22
 
23
 
24

Camp Drill 
25
 
26
Music
7PM @
Yoder's home 
27
Dance
Saint Christopher's 
28
 
29
 
30
 

 

Event Schedule for the 2007 Season:

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 Maeve 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 wether 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 Julie 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 me regarding this matter

Thanks,
Maeve Kane.

DATE EVENT STATUS
1/1/2007 Airing of the Tartans
1st Footing
Finished
Feb 10-11 2007 Scottish Ramble Finished
Apr 28-29 2007 Charles City Military History Days http://ccmhd.org/ Finished
May 3rd, 2007 Siege of Woodville, Woodville WI Finished
May 19 2007 MN Scottish Fair and HG - http://www.mnscottishfair.org/ Finished
June 9-10 2007 Olde World Renaissance Faire (Twig) http://www.owrenaissancefaire.com/ Finished
Jun 23-24 2007 Col. Gaffneyis Muster Finished
July 12-14, 2007 Dun Gowan Tactical www.dungowan.com Finished
Aug 3-5 2007 White Oak Rendezvous Deer River www.whiteoak.org Finished
August 18-19 2007 Perham Pioneer Festival Finished
Sept 1-2 2007 WI Scottish Fair and HG Finished
Sept 8-9 2007 Des Moines Ren Faire Finished
Oct 4-7 2007 Big Island Rendezvous http://www.bigislandfestival.org Scheduled
Oct 11-13 2007 Mankato History Fest Scheduled
Oct 17-21 2007 Big Muddy River Rendezvous Cancelled

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Maps

Map to Board Meetings
&1st and 3rd Wednesday Dance

Bruce and Julie Yoder's Home
4736 12th Av S, Minneapolis, 55407 
Map to St. Paul location St. Christopher's- Dance
 
Map to /Quarterly/Annual Meetings
Corcoran Neighborhood Center,
3334 20th Av South, Minneapolis, MN 
Map to Marty & Judy Byers home
2821 Churchill, Roseville MN  

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Big Island Albert Lea, MN October 4-7, 2007

Location
Big Island Rendevous is located in Albert Lea, MN - just off Interstate 35 about 98 miles south of the Twin Cities.
Drive Time
Allow about 2 hours from the Twin Cities.
Directions
  • From Minneapolis or Saint Paul, take I35 South to I90 in Albert Lea.
  • Take I90 West to the 90 west take exit 157 (one mile)
  • Turn Left and head South on Bridge Avenue to Hammer Road (about 1 mile).
  • Turn Right and head East on Hammer Road to the park entrance.
  • You will be able to drive on-site before and after show hours. Our camp will be located inside the park area.
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    Mankato History Festival Mankato MN Oct 11-13 2007

    Hwy 169 into Mankato;
    Left at the Hillcrest Health Care Center ( if you go past the flashing lights at Co Road 68 you've gone too far);
    Left onto Shamrock Lane;
    follow this to it's end (Jack McGowan's on the map)

     


    Board Minutes Staff & Board Directory Guilds
    Calendar of Events Maps Announcements
       Event Schedule for the 2007 Season  Event Maps and Notification
     Drill  Captain's Corner  Notes from the Camp
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