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In addition to general board items that will be brought to the membership at the meeting, the following items were sent to me for consideration before the members meeting on Saturday, November 2 at 11 am.
Please remember, at this meeting, we will be electing several important rolls within our organization,
including the captain (Marty has indicated a willingness to run again), head camp follower (Anthea will not
accept a nomination to nor will she run again) and junior staff. We will also be electing a new camp representative
for the board and will be looking for additional volunteers to assist with board tasks including but not limited to
the newsletter, website, event contacts and sunshine committee.
Thank you all very much and I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming meeting.
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Items must be received by the 15th of each month to be considered for inclusion for the upcoming months issue. Mailed submissions will not be returned unless requested. All pertinent submissions will be considered as space permits. All research articles must reference at least three sources. Submissions may be broken in multiple parts.
Deadline for articles to go in the December newsletter will be November 15.
In attendance: Board members present: President: Marty Byers, Vice President: Karen Bastien, Secretary: Betsy Bolton, Treasurer: Bruce Yoder, Quartermaster: Mike McCarty, Camp Rep: Laura Swenson. Also in attendance: Contract Rep: Mia McDavid I) Minutes: Approved as amended. II) Reports: a) Vice President: No report. b) Treasurer: Presented at the Members’ Meeting. c) Secretary: Need to do Welcome Cards still. Roster updates need to be verified. November meeting is set for Yoders’. Time is set at 11 am. Also needs to be updated in the CT calendar. Members’ Meeting should at least be reported, but technical meeting minutes were not required. d) Quartermaster: An inventory was completed. Tent 5 is missing as unaccounted for. Marty also has 4 practice swords in his possession. The tensioners and ropes for the tents were also wound wet and need to be bleached and dried. The inventory was just the equipment at the garage--not the library. The wooden buckets have been sealed with beeswax and pine pitch. A discussion about the library was raised--the Monroe hardcover book is missing. There was a copy that was paperback. Some sections of the library are housed with Yoders, most is with Margaret. The question of a tracking system was raised by the secretary. She will price out the amount it would cost for the low-tech version (although it would be easier if she had an idea of how many items were housed there). Adding book reviews from members of library items would be nice for the newsletter. Wash basin has been made useable and returned to storage. e) Camp Rep: There is an issue that she is working to address. f) Company Rep: No report (not present). III) Guild Reports: a) Music: Meeting the first Wednesday in September. No meeting in October because of Big Island. b) Dance: Waiting to hear about the space in the church. The price for rental of the space is a bit high given normal turnout numbers. Outside is another option. c) Fiber: Nothing to report d) Sword: Nothing to report. Most interest is at events. Looking to get skits ready earlier for Ramble and Farmington. e) Historic Site: They are under a heat advisory. There are some work weekends coming up still, too. IV) Events: a) Big Island: We are a go for five stations. b) Mankato: Also still on. c) Tactical: The idea that the show was boycotted was raised. Marty and Don had a conversation at Muster, discussed membership numbers and the next date was set for June 21, 2014. d) Irish Fair: Was discussed. V) Old Business: a) Flag Silk: no change b) Cauldron: The copper cauldron had the price for tinning doubled. The vendor will be going to Turkey and will attempt to get one that has been retinned in Turkey before she comes back. c) Muster committee needs to meet to update the quizzes. d) Group gunpowder purchases: There may be a rule against ordering for a group. There was a statement to that effect at the end of the release. Do they have information on their website (FAQ?) about purchases by something like shooting clubs. VI) New Business: Next Meeting: September 17, 2013 at 7 pm.
In attendance: Board members present: President: Marty Byers, Vice President: Karen Bastien, Secretary: Betsy Bolton, Treasurer: Bruce Yoder, Quartermaster: Mike McCarty, Camp Rep: Laura Swenson, Company Rep: David Vavreck. I) Minutes: Not presented—the secretary will send them out via email for approval within 48 hours of this meeting. II) Reports: a) Vice President: No report. b) Treasurer: Reviewed the transactions for the month of August. Still waiting for some pieces of income. Also reviewed the cost of the year’s insurance. c) Secretary: Nothing to report. d) Quartermaster: Has the ash to do the tillers for the hail shot. The musket with the loose serpentine will be repaired, likely with phosphor bronze washer-shims; may still need to be replaced. e) Camp Rep: Resigned from the Board effective at the end of the day. f) Company Rep: No report. III) Guild Reports: a) Dance: The church is done with their repairs, so dance can return there. b) Music: Did not meet in September and will not meet in October. c) Fiber: Nothing to report d) Sword: Nothing to report. No one has expressed interest in it. e) Historic Site: Nothing to report. October work weekend is dependent on weather. IV) Events: a) Big Island: Staff is on top of this. b) Mankato: Staff is on top of this. V) Old Business: a) Flag Silk: no change b) Muster committee: no change c) Missing Library Book: no change d) Ropes: Quartermaster is on top of them, they have been dried and is waiting to soak the tensioners in linseed oil to reseal them. VI) New Business: a) September newsletter: set to go out shortly. Next Meeting: October 15, 2013 at 7 pm.
If you need to contact someone associated with Clann Tartan, here is where you find out how. If you are unsure who to contact, you can always email us at: info at clanntartan dot org
|President||Marty Byers||651-261-5815||orthodoxdruid at gmail dot com||2/12 - 2/14|
|Vice President||Karen Bastien||651-399-3505||kybastien at gmail dot com||2/13 - 2/15|
|Secretary||Betsy Bolton||612-619-6406||basil80 at hotmail dot com||2/13 - 2/15|
|Treasurer||Bruce Yoder||612-825-4519||bruceyoder at juno dot com||2/12 - 2/14|
|Quartermaster||Mike McCarty||651-497-5324||mccartym149 at gmail dot com||2/13 - 2/15|
|Camp Rep.||Laura Swenson||651-204-1778 or on my cell at 715-497-9792||mommyco at baldwin-telecom dot net||2/12 - 2/14|
|Company Rep.||David Vavreck||612-353-1237||baethan1630 at yahoo dot com||2/13 - 2/15|
Board meetings are currently held at:
737 Pelham Boulevard
St Paul, MN 55114
The doors lock at 7 pm on Tuesdays so members who are interested in attending the meeting should contact Karen.
|Chief of Staff||Sarah Shaftman||612-371-4425||smuzikant at visi dot com|
|Assistant Chief of Staff||vacant|
|Captain||Marty Byers||651-261-5815||orthodoxdruid at gmail dot com|
|Lieutenant||Rich Mueller||(651) 583-4264||dragon_musk at yahoo dot com|
|Head Camp Follower||Anthea Potter||763-257-7038||anthea at winternet dot com|
|Assistant HCF||Betsy Bolton||612-619-6406||basil80 at hotmail dot com|
|Other Staff||Ann Peters||612-333-0605||AnnEdyth at aol dot com|
|Other Staff||Glenn McDavid||651-490-1842||gmcdavid at comcast dot net|
|Other Staff||Judy Byers||651-261-3933|
|Other Staff||John Debnam||952-492-5536||mage_ironwolf at yahoo dot com|
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
Come out and learn the ways of Highland defense.
Join the Sword Guild and feel the raw power of the sword.
If you are interested, contact Marty Byers (Email email@example.com), with days of the week and times that work for you. I will then get back to you.
We will sing and play music of many styles and places from our period. Bring your voice and/or your instrument(s). Neither need be period correct.
The Yoders have graciously offered to host music once a month. We will meet at their house at 4736 12th Ave S, Minneapolis, from 7 - 9pm the 1st Thursday of each month.
To contact the Yoders, call 612-825-4519 or email to Julieyoder at juno dot com.
To contact your Music Chair, call David at 612-353-1237 or email to baethan1630 at yahoo dot com
Thanks, and I look forward to making some noise with y'all!
We have a yahoo groups email list for the guild that we use for reminders about the meetings and topical discussions. If you want to be on the email list, request an invitation to join from Bruce at bruceyoder at juno dot com.
Clann Tartan has our own historic site near Duluth MN. Dun Gowan is an ongoing project, which is the site of Gaffneyis Annual Tactical in June. We are finishing the fort and beginning the construction of a village this year. The work weekends for this year will be May 18 & 19 (weather permitting), June 1 and 2, June 29 and 30, September 7 and 8 with October 19 and 20 being our last weekend to work (weather permitting).Contact David Vavreck at 612-353-1237 or baethan1630 at yahoo dot com for further information, or to volunteer to help.
Be sure to contact your staff if you plan on attending a show event. Try to give at least a ten day notice when possible. This allows proper planning for the feeding of our members, and in some cases is required by event organizers to allow entry as a participant.
You can call any of the staff members listed, or send an email to staff at clanntartan.org.
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
|Jan 1-2012||1st Footing||Finished|
|Feb 9-10, 20123||Big Island Trade Fair, Albert Lea, MN||Finished|
|Feb 16-17, 2013||A Scottish Ramble - http://www.scottishramble.org/||Finished|
|March 9, 2013||Fargo Celtic Festival http://www.fargoparks.com/events/celtic-festival/||Finished|
|April 6, 2013||MN Tartan Day||Finished|
|April 27-28, 2013||Muster - Jack McGowan's, Mankato||Finished|
|May 4, 2013||Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games||Finished|
|May 24, 2013||Siege of Woodville||Finished|
|June 13-16, 2013||Tactical - Dun Gowan, Duluth||Finished|
|July 19-21, 2013||Fort William - Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada||Finished|
|August 9-11, 2013||Irish Fair, St. Paul||Cancelled|
|October 3-6, 2013||Big Island Rendezvous||Finished|
|October 9-12, 2013||Mankato History Festival||Finished|
|Bruce and Julie Yoder's Home
November Members' Meeting
4736 12th Ave S, Minneapolis 55407