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THANK YOU!

Mia and I would like to express our gratitude for all the support and assistance we received after my accident at Twig. It was wonderful how Clann rallied around, supported, and took care of us in this crisis. They gave me immediate first aid and counsel and ensured my safety and well-being. With me incapacitated, they comforted and supported Mia and helped her with teardown, packing, and getting us and our possessions safely home. We will always remember and be grateful for this.

Glenn

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The Staff has asked me to remind members that you must sign up IN ADVANCE for all events at which you are being fed. We ask that you make up your minds and notify the Head Camp Follower, julieyoder@juno.com, at least TEN DAYS before the start of an event if you expect to attend and eat. Failure to do so may compromise our ability to feed you . . .

Your staff thanks you.

Mia

A Note from the Chief of Staff, Rob Johnson

I thought I would add a little back ground to this.

The reason there is a 10 day cutoff is more than just an issue of having food for you. That is the time frame we have put in place to allow us to decide if we have enough members to fulfill our obligations to an event.

The cut off for it being an official Clann event is 6 people This minimum is not arbitrary but rather based on the needs of a typical day in camp. We need to be able to do demos, cook food, haul water, and keep a fire going. Anything less than 6 members trying to do that and life just becomes miserable. If we don't have 6 by ten days out then the event is not sponsored by Clann. This doesn't mean the Clann will not support members that are committed to going but it does mean that Clann will not pay for food or reimburse gas costs.

As you can see with only ten days we would be hard pressed to work out the logistics of this so lets avoid this and get those notices in to Julie.

I want to personally state that this is not to say that Staff doesn't understand that it is hard to commit to events when you don't know your work schedule. What we are asking is that when you know for sure what your will be let Julie know right away. If you don't know or their may be complications and the dead line is approaching let Julie know this. We can be a vary flexible group and do a lot with a small amount of people. We can do that much better if we know what it is we have to work with.

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Exciting news--

We are doing something different for July Camp Drill. Our excellent HCF, Julie Yoder, is graciously permitting us to dig firepit(s) in her back yard so we can have (ta-ta-ta-taaahhhh!):

COOKING DRILL!!!!

Renee Peterson has agreed to head up cooking classes, featuring, we hope, several more unusual dishes. Renee is a passionate period cook who has been woefully unable to attend many events while she's been in school; this should be a great treat.

Because this event involves PLANNING and SHOPPING, we must ask members to SIGN UP! Please make your intentions known NOT LATER THAN JULY 12th! Camp Drill is at noon on Saturday, July 22, and we need to figure number of dishes and quantities of food.

Please reply to me or to julieyoder@juno.com.

Your staff thanks you.

Mia

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BUSY TIME IN JULY

Colonel Gaffneyis Regiment has two events on the weekend of July 15 this year. The Minnesota Scottish Fair and Tactical are both on the same day. While nobody can be in two places at once, Clann will do its best to support both events.

Because we need to allocate resources appropriately, please let Julie (julieyoder@juno.com) know at once if you are planning to attend either event, so we can parcel out equipment appropriately.

Unfortunately, the trailer cannot be in two places at once, either, and the Trailer is required for the Scottish Fair. Any and all equipment that is destined for Tactical must be hauled by attendees.

Again, we need to plan ahead to make this work. Please call (or preferably email) Julie Yoder at 651-698-8375 or julieyoder@juno.com.

Your Staff thanks you.

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Minnesota Highland Games and Scottish Fair

/Wristbands/ are required for admission. The organizers of the MSF & HG are going to be very, very tough about admissions this year. Beginning /Friday/, you will require your wristbands to get into the grounds--no exceptions! Wristbands will be available from Julie at Dance, at her house any time (just call first), and at setup.

/Setup /will be Thursday evening after work; we want to get Corporate set up ahead of time, and people are welcome to set up their personal canvas if they are planning on camping Friday night.or Saturday night.

/Cast call/ will be at 8:30 Saturday morning; we open at 9:00. /Please be present for cast call!/ A lot of us are coming, and we all want to get to know each other and be clear on our roles.

Your staff thanks you!

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Clann Tartan is pleased to announce Colonel Gaffneis Official Sutlery!

Currently we offer tee shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, mugs, mouse pads, bumper stickers, bibs, infant creepers, steins and totes with a variety of designs.

The online store can be found at www.cafepress.com/clanntartan.

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Drill

Clann's monthly drill will be held on the third Saturday of the month, unless there is a scheduled Clann Event that weekend. For directions, Eric can be contacted at: 612-726-6364. No drill July 15th.
The time is NOON.


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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Board Minutes

Minutes of Clann Tartan Board Meeting on April 18, 2006

In attendance:  (Board) Cate Hesser, Mary McKinley, Sean McCanna,
Glenn McDavid, Herb Lindorff, Diana Steben, Bruce Yoder (Everybody!)

Staff: Julie Yoder, Maeve Kane
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Minutes of the March Meeting were accepted as corrected.


REPORTS
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VICE-PRESIDENT - New members:  Heidi and Scott Viar, Margaret
Kirkpatrick.  VP is working with Mia McDavid (staff) on welcoming the
new members.

TREASURER -- Our payment from Ramble missed the fiscal year cutoff
(3/31) but was carried over to the new year.

Our checking account balance has been over $7000 for the last year.
Accordingly, we bought a $5000 one year CD to earn interest on some of
our funds,  If we do have to make an early withdrawal, the penalty would
decrease the interest by one half.

Bruce is preparing an article on mileage and gas reimbursement, which
will appear in the May Newsletter

SECRETARY -- Despite the move to an on-line newsletter, we still have to
mail out nearly 30 hard copies.  This is a noticeable burden on the
Secretary.

We have some prospect (Doug Yoder) of getting help on the web site.

QUARTERMASTER -- The trailer is being repaired.  It will be ready by
Saturday, April 22, to be loaded for Charles City.  Basically it is in
good shape.

COMPANY REP, CAMP REP -- Generally everybody is fine.  One member wore an
out-of-period garment at a recent event.  The Camp Rep and the
Quartermaster will deal with it.

DANCE GUILD -- Doing well.  Lots of new members, but we need more men.

DANCE MUSIC GUILD -- Looking for vocalists.  We have lyrics for many of
our tunes.

SWORD GUILD, FIBER GUILD, HISTORIC SITE, MUSIC GUILD -- No reports

UPCOMING EVENTS
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Charles City  (April 28-30)

Muster (May 12-14)

Twig (June 9-11)

Dun Gowan Tactical, Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games (both on
the weekend of July 15)

Deer River (Aug. 4-6)

Des Moines Ren Faire (Sept. 8-10)

The usual October events.

Our calendar is about the same as in 2005, but we have added Des
Moines.

Members must be current in their dues to attend an event, including
Charles City.

Maeve has written an article on rules for members at events.  This has
been sent to all members on the e-mail list and will also be in the May
Newsletter.

NEW BUSINESS
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Muster issues:  The quizzes for the 2nd and 3rd levels need to be
revised.   The president directed the muster committee to revise them
ASAP, preferably before the next muster.  The muster committee consists
of the VP, Quartermaster, and Chief of Staff.  It's also good to include the
Head Campfollower and Captain.  Maeve has also volunteered for this
committee.

4th level muster:  Marty's 4th level needs to be scheduled, and the
appropriate Board/Committee formed.  There is some concern that the
current stated requirements for 4th level are too vague.  It might be
good to have a syllabus to spell these out.  At the same time we need to
have some flexibility to ensure that we are not revising the
requirements too often as circumstances change.

Night at the Pub:  Friday, April 21.  Lake Street Garage, Minneapolis.

Next Meeting:  Noon on Saturday, May 6, at Corcoran (combined Board and
Members Meeting).

Meeting adjourned.

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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 Cate Hesser -651-917-2327   -bear@cybervalkyrie.com 
Secretary Glenn McDavid 651-490-1842 gmcdavid@comcast.net
Treasurer Bruce Yoder 651-698-8375 bruceyoder@juno.com
Quarter Master Herb Lindorff 612-827-4440 deeptinker@hotmail.com
Camp Rep. Diana Steben 612-728-1189 Rillaspins@aol.com
Company Rep. Sean McCanna  952-926-1279   macbaird@lycos.com  

Staff

Chief of Staff Rob Johnson 612.702.4274  roguerpj@mn.rr.com
Head Campfollower Julie Yoder 651.698.8375 julieyoder@juno.com
Captain Marty Byers 651.483.1173 twolodge@yahoo.com
Henchman Eric Ferguson 612.726.6364 eric@celticfringe.net
Henchman David Vavreck 612-378-1973 baethan1630@yahoo.com
Henchwoman Mia McDavid 651-490-1842 mia_mcdavid@comcast.net 
Henchwoman Maeve Kane 952.461.4666 mollmccaine@aol.com 
Henchwoman Betsy Bolton 612-359-1089  basil80@hotmail.com 

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Guilds

Sword Guild:

The Sword Guild is currently meeting at the Byers' house at 2821 Churchill Ave in Roseville. We have ample room to work about and not worry about getting too close to one another. We meet at 7:00, on the 3rd Thursday of the month (in July, it will be on the 20th). If interested, contact Marty Byers, 651-483-1173 / 651-261-5815 / twolodge@yahoo.com. I would be happy to bring new people into the Guild and hope that our numbers will soon swell.
P.S. Don't worry if you do not have a sword yet, some are available for classes.

Marty L. Byers
twolodge@yahoo.com
651-483-1173



Dance

1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Lake Hiawatha Community Center at 2701 E 44th St in Minneapolis.
Because there are one-way streets in the area, you must approach from the east on 44th St. Questions? call Mary at 651-699-6853 or Julie at 651-698-8375

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 651-698-8375

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 (651-730-5437 ) 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.

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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.

JULY 2006

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
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2
Staff Meeting—Yoders' 1:00 
3
 
4

 
5
Dance
Lake Hiawatha Community Center 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
Dance
Saint Christopher's 
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Deadline to sign up for the Cooking Drill
at the Yoder's, July 22 
13
Setup for Dun Gowan Tactical  
14
Dun Gowan Tactical 
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Setup for MN Scottish Fair and Highland Games
Evening @ Dakota County Fairgrounds.
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MN Scottish Fair and Highland Games
http://www.mnscottishfair.org/
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Dun Gowan Tactical 
16
Dun Gowan Tactical  
17
 
18
Board Mtg—Yoders' 7:00 
19
Dance
Lake Hiawatha Community Center 
20
Sword Drill
7PM at the Home of Marty and Judy Byers
Call Marty 651.483.1173
twolodge@yahoo.com
 
21
Night at the Pub
Lake Street Garage, Minneapolis 
22
CAMP DRILL
12NOON
BRUCE & JULIE YODER'S Home
Cooking Drill! 
23
 
24
 
25
Dance
Saint Christopher's 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 

 

AUGUST 2006

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
  1 
2
Dance
Lake Hiawatha Community Center 
3 
4 
5
Deer River Rendezvous/White Oak
www.whiteoak.org
This event is pending. 
6
Deer River Rendezvous/White Oak
www.whiteoak.org
This event is pending. 
7
 
8
Dance
Saint Christopher's
 
9 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15  16
Dance
Lake Hiawatha Community Center 
 
17
Sword Drill
7PM at the Home of Marty and Judy Byers
Call Marty 651.483.1173
twolodge@yahoo.com
 
 
18
Night at the Pub 
19
Company Drill
VA Centre park off of 54th st.
in Minneapolis. 
20
 
21
 
22
Dance
Saint Christopher's 
 
23 24 25
 
26
CAMP DRILL
10AM to 4PM
Please call a staff
member for location 
27
 
28
 
29 30
 
31
 

 

Event Schedule for the 2006 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,
Rob Johnson.

DATE EVENT STATUS
1/1/2006 Airing of the Tartans
1st Footing
Finished
1/28/2006 Grand Day Parade Finished
2/4/2006 Torchlight Parade Finished
2/18-19/2006 Scottish Ramble Finished
4/28-30/2006 Charles City Military History Days Finished
6/3-5/2006 Wisconsin Renaissance Fair (This fair runs all weekends in June) www.wirenfaire.com Finished
6/10-12/2006 Wisconsin Renaissance Fair (This fair runs all weekends in June) www.wirenfaire.com Finished
6/10-11/2006 Olde World Renaissance Faire (Twig) http://www.owrenaissancefaire.com/ Finished
6/17-19/2006 Wisconsin Renaissance Fair (This fair runs all weekends in June) www.wirenfaire.com Finished
6/24-26/2006 Wisconsin Renaissance Fair (This fair runs all weekends in June) www.wirenfaire.com Finished
7/15/2006 MN Scottish Fair and Highland Games http://www.mnscottishfair.org/ Scheduled
7/14- 7/16/2006 Dun Gowan Tactical Scheduled
8/5-6/2005 Deer River Rendezvous/White Oak www.whiteoak.org Scheduled
9/9/2006-9/10/2006 MN Renaissance Festival (This fair runs weekends typically we only do one of them) Tentative
9/2-4/2006 Wisconsin Scottish Highland Games http://www.wisconsinscottish.org/ Cancelled
9/9-9/10 2006 Des Moines Renaissance Fair Scheduled
10/5-6/2006 Big Island Rendezvous (education days) Scheduled
10/7-8/2006 Big Island Rendezvous (public days) Scheduled
10/12-14/2006 Mankato History Fest Scheduled
10/17-22/2006 Big Muddy River Rendezvous Scheduled

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Maps

 
Map to Board Meetings
Bruce and Julie Yoder's Home 
Map to St. Paul location St. Christopher's- Dance
Map to Board/Quarterly/Annual Meetings
Corcoran Neighborhood Center,
3334 20th Av South, Minneapolis, MN 
Map to Lake Hiawatha Community Center
2701 E 44th St in Minneapolis

1st & 3rd Wednesdays dance location
Helleand Building
Map to Marty & Judy Byers home
Location for for Sword Drill

2821 Churchill, Roseville MN 

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Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games - Dakota County fairgrounds, Farmington, MN, July 15th 2006

Mark your calendars! Saturday, July 15, Clann will be participating in the Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games. Here's the website: http://mnscottishfair.org.
We can camp Friday and Saturday nights, although the fair is at the Dakota County fairgrounds in Farmington, only about a half-hour drive from the center of the cities, so it's also very easy to day-trip. There are flush toilets and showers on the grounds and lots of free parking. This was a really great event last year, and this year promises to be even better!
R.s.v.p. as soon as possible to julieyoder@juno.com or call 651-698-8375. Remember, if you don't R.s.v.p., you don't eat!
If you would like to reserve a tent, email the quartermaster at deeptinker@yahoo.com.
If you would like more information about any event, call Julie at 651-698-8375 and I'll try to get you answers.

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Dun Gowan Tactical July 13th(setup)14, 15 and 16th 2006--Fredenburg MN

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 I am 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 I am the only house on the right hand (north) side of the road.
5261 Fish Lake Road. Large grey garage, small grey house.

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