Welcome to the Online Clann Tartan Newsletter for September 2009


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Announcements

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 7st, 2009, 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 not proxy ballots--this is to follow the Bylaws), 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? We will be electing a Captain, Head Camp Follower, and Staff. The Captain, like the Head Campfollower, reports directly to the CoS, and with the HCF is responsible for making sure that shows run smoothly--scheduling the demos, scheduling guard duty, making sure weapons and powder are on hand, and many other duties. The HCF works with the Captain to plan the camp and the activities, and plans meals and sees to it that the food is purchased and the meals cooked and kitchen cleaned up. 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 do I get nominated? There are a few ways:
• Have a friend of yours nominate you by sending information to Heidi Johnson, the Secretary, or to any other Board Member (e-mail addresses below) or to the Board as a whole (e-mail board@clanntartan.org)
• 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 have a question you didn't answer? Call, email or write, or show up at the meeting and ask - that's the best way! Please mark your calendars now for the November members' meeting and elections, Saturday, November 7, at the Yoder's house at noon. Even more important, please consider running for one of the open positions. Any of the incumbents will be happy to fill you in on what the position entails. We really need people who are able to put in some time and effort to keep our organization running. If you think that what we do is worthwhile or fun, please consider helping out!

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Upcoming events

We have two events each month in September, and October. Please let Julie know if you plan to attend.

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September 12, Scottish Heritage Festival, First Presbyterian Church, Hudson, WI http://fpchudson.com/ A day trip event. We will set up the evening before and can camp if we wish. Event hours are 11:00-5:00. Hudson is 30 miles east of Minneapolis.

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September 19-20, North East South Dakota Celtic Faire, Aberdeen, SD http://www.nesdcelticfaire.com/ A new event for us, this is a Highland Games event. We will plan to arrive Friday evening and set up camp. We have been given permission to leave early on Sunday afternoon so we can get home at a reasonable time. Aberdeen is about 275 miles west of Minneapolis -- yes, this is a long drive, but looks like it will be a fun event and they are paying us well. Remember, car pooling and gas reimbursement are possibilities.

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September 30-October 4, Big Island Rendezvous, Albert Lea MN http://www.bigislandfestivalandbbq.org/ We will again set up early, but the date has not yet been decided -- watch your email for the date. We are committed to 9 demo stations on Thursday and Friday. This is usually a very well attended event, so if you wish to use a Clann tent, let Julie know early! We have outdoor privs and can take showers at the school early in the mornings. Cars are not allowed on the grounds during the event, so if you plan to arrive late or leave early you will have to carry all your gear in or out on the shuttle busses, which run from the remote parking lot to the site during certain hours. Please also go to this page http://www.bigislandfestivalandbbq.org/participate.htm and click on Application/Information for Big Island Rendezvous and go to page two for the rules. Albert Lea is about 100 miles South of Minneapolis.

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October 8-10, Mankato History Fair, Mankato MN http://www.historyfest.com/sections/history.php This is a very fun event! We will set up Wednesday evening. Thursday and Friday are school days and Saturday is open to the public. We will tear down Saturday evening, but individuals can camp Saturday night if they wish, and return home on Sunday. Please note that we, as a group, are not doing the White Oak Rendezvous in Deer River this year. Clann Tartan individuals who wish to participate may camp for free, however.

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Gaffneyis Got Talent

When I first joined Gaffneyis, every year or so the newsletter came with a list of what different members make - clothing, leather goods, whatever.

We are putting together such a list of in-house talent. If you wish take advantage of this free advertising, please let David know that you want to be on the list, along with what you make or can help others make.

Thanks.

David
baethan1630@yahoo.com or 612-378-1973

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Road Trip

Clann has an on-again, off-again tradition of biennial major trips. Two years ago, the planned trip to Philadelphia got cancelled. But four years ago, ten members went to Philadelphia for a Seige of Stralsund reenactment. They participated with many other groups from up and down the east coast. The event was staged in Fort Mifflin, a French and Indian era fort that is walled similarly to a 17th c European town. The participants also took in some sightseeing in historic Philadelphia. In prior years the group has gone to Maryland and Virginia for other battle reenactments.

One proposal for a future trip was to head south to meet with a group from Texas. Lisa Gillstrom McCanna has the details on the Texas group. This is only one possibility, if you know of other likely events that should be considered, please get the details, including dates and location to staff. staff@clanntartan.org Staff needs to get any proposals so they can decide on feasibility and worth before bringing it to the board. The board then needs to decide on the financial aspect. Please get any ideas to staff as soon as possible, be sure to include as much pertinent information as is available.

Another possibliity is a trip to St Augustine Florida in either January for a muster type event with a local reinactor group http://www.floridalivinghistory.org/ or in early March to participate in a battle reinactment of Searls raid. http://www.getaway4florida.com/events/calendar/moreinfo.php?Event_ID=23117 The reinactment is a brief Saturday afternoon event so we would have lots of time to study the rich historical past of the area. If this sound interesting and you want to consider going, please contact David Vavreck.

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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@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 October's newsletter will be the 15th of September.

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Board Minutes

Board Minutes
7-21-09
Present :
Board Members
Julie Yoder, Bruce Yoder, Heidi Johnson, David Vavreck, Betsy Bolton

I. Minutes
Approved at meeting

II. Reports
A. Vice President

Not present.
B. Treasurer
June revenue was $1050 from MSFHG in May and Twig in June. Show expenses were $216.94 and total overall expenses were $425.32. For the current fiscal year, expenses exceed revenue by $2,070.63, which is on track for June 30th. Cash on hand is $6,220.11. Still have not received payment for Ramble from last February, working with promoter to resolve.
C. Secretary
Has assembled a committee for the cookbook revision. Will begin meeting soon.
D. Quartermaster
Rotted leather on armor has been replaced. Received buckle catalog and passed it on to Mike. Our bandoliers need work - David and Mike are addressing this. Marty has the bucket we left behind at MSHFG as well as the large cast iron pot. John O’Duggan straightened our bent tent stakes and uprights. We need to order some 69 ball or lead/lead-free pewter for molds. Trooper 4 is missing.
E. Camp Rep
None.
F. Company Rep
Not present - no report.

III. Guild Reports
Sword Guild - a place has been found to practice once equipment arrives. David requested the purchase of a book on highland swordsmanship. The request was approved
Tactical went well. We need to fell four more trees to have all the timber for the first house. The next work weekend will probably be in August, and then the last one of the season in October.

IV. Events
A. Drill

July drill will be on 7/25.
B. Perham
No updates.
C. Renaissance Festival
Laura has volunteered her van for storage overnight.
D. Aberdeen
Julie will call Sean about transportation.
E. Hudson
No updates.
F Big Island
We are responsible for nine demos this year.
G. Mankato
No news.
H. Melton Bridge
Mia will send Russ a birthday card.

V. Old Business
A. Garage

We have been having security problems. The owner has declined to renew our lease, which expires in mid-September. Bruce is continuing to keep an eye out for other possibilities. We will be contacting our members in Baldwin regarding possible use of a pole barn.
B. Web site
No news.
C. Newsletter
Doing better.
D. Minutes getting out
Needs improvement.

VI. New business
A. Keith’s offer
Keith Chesney has offered to trade a large cast iron skillet for a Clann membership. The board approved the trade.
B. Library
Julie will contact Sarah regarding updating the inventory. Betsy will ask her roommate if she would be interested in cataloging. We should add a notice to the newsletter informing members that Clann has a library.
David has acquired a copy of the Articles of Militarie Discipline.
David also has a copy of James Kuehl’s coat pattern and will make copies for the library.
C. Affordability
Betsy brought up the issue of whether or not everyone can afford dues. Betsy and Anthea will discuss an announcement to be placed in the newsletter asking anyone with financial difficulties to contact their camp or company rep.

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STAFF MINUTES

August Staff Meeting Minutes

Meeting was held Monday, August 3, at Mia McDavid's house. Present were Mia McDavid, Betsy Bolton, Margaret Kirkpatrick, Laura Swenson, and Julie Yoder

Perham -- Julie will gather R.s.v.p.s and plan meals. Mia will act as HCF. Betsy will captain. Laura will haul trailer.

Hudson -- Laura will check with Joe's mom about using their pole barn to store the trailer. If we may, Laura will put the trailer there after Perham and haul it to Hudson. Set up will be Saturday evening, and the show is Sunday until about 4:00. Julie will HCF, Betsy will captain.

Aberdeen -- Julie will check with Sean about their participation, in light of promises made when we contracted the show. Mia can haul, using Laura's van. We will encourage some of the Baldwin boys to attend; maybe they can drive themselves. Julie and Mia volunteered to be responsible adults if necessary.

Melton's Bridge -- ask Mary to take point on this one. We have already received invitation, and do not need HCF. WE will need minimal equipment.

Big Island -- Jaimie has volunteered to cook the lamb(p.s. Jaime is now on the DL, Marty will pinch hit.). Mia will contact Barb Everson about getting one. Mia will contact Perry about set up date -- can we do it on the prior Saturday? If not, we will have to try to get people down in the afternoon on Wednesday to do it.

Mankato -- We will haul the trailer from BI to Jack's, and try to get people to come Wednesday afternoon for set up.

We will try to move our gear from the garage on Saturday, August 29 if we have a place to put it. (Renaissance Festival, previously scheduled for that date, has been canceled.) Only other possible dates are August 22 and September 5.

Sutlery -- Since we do not currently have a sutler, staff has decided we will return the consigned games to McGregor and return goods consigned by members to that member. However, we should continue to work on the cookbook, since Pigasus is eager to buy them. Sutlery is currently at Lisa's.

We discussed fund raisers, both what we have done in the past and what might be doable for us now. Would it be possible to have a booth at a farmers' market and sell baked goods? Betsy will check with her mom about regulations.

Submitted by Julie Yoder

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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 Julie Yoder 612-825-4519 julieyoder@juno.com 2/08-2/10
Vice President Mike Eastling 763-439-9084 & 763-218-0556 Kentairi@gmail.com 2-09 thru 2-11 
Secretary Heidi Johnson 612-600-4768  kassia1213@yahoo.com  2-09 thru 2-11 
Treasurer Bruce Yoder 612-825-4519 bruceyoder@juno.com 2/08 - 2/10
Quarter Master David Vavreck 612.378.1973 baethan1630@yahoo.com 2-09 thru 2-11 
Camp Rep. Betsy Bolton 612-619-6406 basil80@hotmail.com 2/08-2/10
Company Rep. Anthea Cross 763-257-7038   2-09 thru 2-11 

Staff

Chief of Staff Mia McDavid 651-490-1842 mia_mcdavid@comcast.net   
Assistant Chief of Staff Lisa Gilstrom 612-986-8511 anstice_demalkuth@yahoo.com  
Captain Betsy Bolton 612-619-6406 basil80@hotmail.com   
Lieutenant Sean McCanna 952-926-1279 macbaird@lycos.com  
Corporal David Vavreck 612.378.1973 baethan1630@yahoo.com  
Corporal Bryce Eno (715)410-5347 riescenu-golanodel@Hotmail.com  
Corporal Mike Eastling 763-439-9084 & 763-218-0556 Kentairi@gmail.com  
Head Camp Follower Julie Yoder 612-825-4519 julieyoder@juno.com  
Assistant HCF Laura Swenson 715-684-4221 mommyco@baldwin-telecom.net  
Goodwife Ann Peters 612-333-0605 AnnEdyth@aol.com  
Goodwife Margaret Kirkpatrick 612-722-6485 mlkirkpatric@earthlink.net  
Goodwife Anthea Cross 763-257-7038    

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Guilds

Sword Guild:

Meeting and time TBA

Contact:
David Vavreck
baethan1630@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@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

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@juno.com.

Gaffneyis Glee Club

Good People
We are in the process of forming a more advanced song gathering. The focus will be on catches, rounds, and freeman's songs. These types of part songs were tremendously popular across class lines in our period.

Please contact your music chair, me, to express your interest, and to let me know what evenings would work best for you. And if you can host.

I am thinking maybe twice a month, but you can vote on that, too.

I will set it up for the day(s) with the most votes.

And if you have a better name for it than Gaffneyis Glee Club, I am all ears. It does have a nice ring to it, though.

David Vavreck
612-378-1973
baethan1630@yahoo.com

Gaffneyis Recorder Consort

We hereby announce that Gaffneyis recorder consort has started meeting again, the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month.

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@yahoo.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.

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!

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@juno.com.

Fiber Guild

Those who would like instruction, inspiration, or just to come out and play are welcome at the Jen O'Rourke's on the Second Sunday of the month at 2:00 PM, provided there is no conflict with other Clann events. Call Jen (651-238-5427 ), 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@yahoo.com for further information, or to volunteer to help.

Drill

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

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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.

SEPTEMBER 2009

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

 
1

 
2
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
3
Recorder consort 
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5
 
6
 
7
 
8
Dance
Saint Christopher's
 
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12
Scottish Day at Hudson Presbyterian Church 
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Fiber Guild
@ Jen O'Rourke's
2:00PM 
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15
BOARD MEETING
7PM @ Yoder's Home 
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Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
17
Recorder consort 
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Night at the Pub 
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Northeast South Dakota Celtic Fair, Aberdeen SD 
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Northeast South Dakota Celtic Fair, Aberdeen SD 
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22
Dance
Saint Christopher's
 
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25
 
26
Drill 
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28
Music@7PM Yoder's Home 


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OCTOBER 2009

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
 
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Big Island
Rendezvous
http://www.bigisland
festival.org/
 
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Big Island
Rendezvous
http://www.bigisland
festival.org/
 
3
Big Island
Rendezvous
http://www.bigisland
festival.org/
 
4
Big Island
Rendezvous
http://www.bigisland
festival.org/
 
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6
 
7
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
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Mankato History Fest  
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Mankato History Fest  
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Mankato History Fest  
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Fiber Guild
@ Jen O'Rourke's
2:00PM
 
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13
Dance
Saint Christopher's 
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15
Recorder consort 
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Night at the Pub 
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20
Board Meeting
Tuesday, 7:00
at Yoders' 
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Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
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Drill 
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Music@7PM Yoder's Home 
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Dance
Saint 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 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,
Lisa Gillstrom McCanna

DATE EVENT STATUS
Jan 1/2009 Airing of the Tartans
1st Footing
Finished
Feb 14-15/2009 Albert Lea Historical Faire Finished
Feb 14-15/2009 A Scottish Ramble - http://www.scottishramble.org/ Finished
Mar 4 14/2009 Fargo Parks Celtic Festival, Moorhead MN Finished
April 4th 2009 Tartan Day, MN State Capitol, St. Paul Finished
April or May 2009 Charles City Military Hist. Days Cancelled
April 24th-26th 2009 Muster at Jack McGowan's Finished
May 1-2 2009 Siege of Woodville Finished
May 9 2009 MN Scottish Fair and HG - http://www.mnscottishfair.org/ Finished
May 16-17 2009 Dun Gowan Immersion weekend Finished
May 23-25 2009 second annual Johndezvous Finished
June 13-14 2009 Olde World Renaissance Faire (Twig) http://www.owrenaissancefaire.com/ Finished
June 19-21 2009 Dun Gowan Immersion Weekend Finished
July 17-19 2009 Dun Gowan Tactical http://www.dungowan.com/ Finished
July 31 thru Aug 2 2009 White Oak Rendezvous, Deer River MN Cancelled
Aug 15-16 2009 Perham Heritage Festival, Perham MN Finished
Aug 29-30 2009 MN Renaissance Festival Cancelled
Sep 12 2009 Scottish Day at Hudson Presbyterian Church Scheduled
Sep 19-20 2009 Northeast South Dakota Celtic Fair, Aberdeen SD Scheduled
Oct 1-4 2009 Big Island Rendezvous, Albert Lea MN Scheduled
Oct 8-10 2009 Mankato History Fair, Mankato MN Scheduled

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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 
 
Jen O'Rourke
Host for Fiber Guild

1638 Arlington Ave Saint Paul, MN 55106 

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Event Maps and Notification

Scottish Day at Hudson Presbyterian Church Sep 12 2009

http://fpchudson.com/ A day trip event. We will set up the evening before and can camp if we wish. Event hours are 11:00-5:00. Hudson is 30 miles east of Minneapolis.

DIRECTIONS FROM ST PAUL: 94W to exit 2 Hudson WI exit- top of ramp go left (North) on Carmichael road- go 1 mile to stop light at VIne street- take a left onto Vine to First Presbyterian Church on the right hand side of vine street- (just before the church is a blinking stop sign- we are the first drive way past the sign) white church

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Northeast South Dakota Celtic Fair, Aberdeen SD Sep 19-20 2009

Official Address of the Brown Co. Fairgrounds is: 400 24th Ave NW, Aberdeen, SD Google gives good directions, here's the location, just type in your address to get directions from your house, or where you wish to start from.

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September 30-October 4, Big Island Rendezvous, Albert Lea MN

We are committed to 9 demo stations on Thursday and Friday. This is usually a very well attended event, so if you wish to use a Clann tent, let Julie know early! We have outdoor privs and can take showers at the school early in the mornings. Cars are not allowed on the grounds during the event, so if you plan to arrive late or leave early you will have to carry all your gear in or out on the shuttle busses, which run from the remote parking lot to the site during certain hours. Please also go to this page http://www.bigislandfestivalandbbq.org/participate.htm and click on Application/Information for Big Island Rendezvous and go to page two for the rules. Albert Lea is about 100 miles South of Minneapolis.

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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    October 8-10, Mankato History Fair, Mankato MN

    This is a smaller, lower-key event, but always pleasant and charming. We will set up on the evening of Wednesday, October 8th. The 9th and 10th 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

    The McGowan Farm is located off of Highway 33 South from Highway 90 in Mankato.
    Turn South on Highway 33 and follow to Hawkeye/Old Shamrock Lane and follow until the road ends.

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