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Oregon Federation News
June 2015

A publication of the Oregon Federation of Square and Round Dance Clubs

Printed 19 June 2015
Editor's Note

We have two articles for you this month. One describes the "Heaven Can Wait 5K" race coming up in Bend. The other is an article by Your Faithful Editor describing the process of collecting club information for the Federation's state directory. We see an awful lot of mistaken and outdated information in the directory information. Perhaps a bit of background information will help explain why we go through this process every year.

This month has seen the demise of several clubs in the state (Columbia Gorge Plus, Recycles, Squaws and Paws), but the addition of a new club in the TVC (Columbia River Dancers). Let's hope we can reverse that trend.

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Federation Events

Oregon's 2015 Summer Festival will be held at the Klamath County Fairgrounds in Klamath Falls, July 17 to 19, 2015.

Mid-Winter Festival 2016 will be rolling in January 29 to 31, 2016, in Albany, Oregon. It's not too early to nail down your hotel reservations. They go quickly. The festival web site will be up and running pretty quickly at www.midwinterfestival.com/.

When & Where

Download a complete list of the Federation club dances this month, all sorted by date and city.

Everything in the When & Where is extracted from the state directory information. If you find that your club information is wrong, you can fix that by going to the directory information area and fixing your data.

Letters and Articles

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Available Callers & Cuers

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Federation Links
Oregon Round of the Month

June's Oregon Round of the Month is "Moonshine II", phase II+2 two-step, choreographed by Yvonne & Daryl Clendenin. This was chosen by the Interstate Highlanders. Download your cue sheet here.

For more information on the Round of the Month, please contact .

Lessons starting in June and July

June

Tillamook
Wave Steppers
Elks Lodge
1907 3rd St
Mainstream
Wednesdays, 7:00 PM
Contact: 503-812-4050

Special Dances
June 5 (1st Fri)
Lebanon Square Circlers
Strawberry Festival
Mainstream and Rounds
Lebanon Senior Center, Lebanon
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
View Flyer
June 6 (1st Sat)
Lebanon Square Circlers
Strawberry Festival
Advanced, Inter. Rounds, Rounds, Mainstream, Plus
Lebanon Senior Center, Lebanon
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jackie Gale
View Flyer
June 13 (2nd Sat)
Umpqua Area Council
Buckaroo Roundup
10:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Scot Byars
Cuer: Erin Byars
View Flyer
June 18 (3rd Thu)
ReVuN'Q
39th Birthday/Retirement Recognition Dan
Retirement recognition for Ray & Virginia Walz
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Cheryl Manley, Cuer MC
View Flyer
August 6 (1st Thu)
Central Oregon Council
Central Oregon Round UP
August 6th, 7th & 8th
Sisters High School, Sisters
Caller: Charlie Fagen
Cuer: Debbie & Paul Taylor
View Flyer
September 12 (2nd Sat)
Toe Draggers
Are You Man Enough to Wear Pink, Dance f
Donation Dance for the Susan G. Komen Foundation
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: KC Curtis, MC
Cuer: Bev Flint, MC
View Flyer
October 3 (1st Sat)
R Square D
Octoberfest Weekend
German Dinner 6:00; Rounds 7:30; Dance 8:00 - 10:00
Rose Valley Grange, Kelso
Caller: Les Seeley
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
October 17 (3rd Sat)
Hayshakers
Seaside Sashay
10 AM to 10:30 PM
Seaside Convention Center, Seaside
Caller: Daryl Clendenin & Chuck Garner
Cuer: Debbie & Paul Taylor
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Pictures

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River City Riders dropped by the Park Forest Care Center on March 28

The Charlie Browns ready and waiting for the Merlin Parade to begin, where they won a trophy!

The April 2015 graduating mainstream class from the Charlie Brown Squares

Elizabeth, age 10, at the Buckeroo Birthday Dance

2015 mainstream graduating class from the Bachelor Beauts in Bend

Members and guests at the final dance of the Recycles on May 8


Chuck & Carla Simpkins at the Buckeroo Birthday Dance

Gary and Betty Hahn at the Sunset Promenaders "Rich Man Poor Man" dance

Katie Marie Swart is now the smallest member of the Sunset Promenaders

The Sunset Promenaders, April 2015

Redrock Squares graduated 7 from their 2015 mainstream class

IWW beach weekend. The theme was "dress as your favorite western character."

River City Dancers visiting the Toe Draggers on April 3

Norma & Stanley Craig will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 21
Councils & Clubs

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Blue Mountains Council
No council news received.
Muddy Frogs - Link
The Milton-Freewater Muddy Frogs will be dark in June. Due to Mother's Day, State meetings, a wedding, and our caller and cuer Bill & Neva Reid's coming move from The Dalles to Wallowa Lake, the jive/swing social ballroom classes will end on May 3 and resume October 3, when new square dance lessons will begin. Other than a special dance on July 4 in Yantis Park in Milton-Freewater, dancing, also in that park, on Sunday, August 16, a Blue Mountain Council meeting, barbeque, and dance, also in Yantis Park, on August 30, dancing on the float in the Walla Walla Fair Parade September 5, and a demo in downtown Walla Walla on September 19, the Frogs will be dark for the summer. Times will be announced later. The Muddy Frogs also help sponsor the Wallowa Mountain Rendezvous at Wallowa Lake the weekend of September 11-13, called and cued by Bill and Neva and Roger Putzler, so we won't be exactly twiddling our thumbs and renting out our dancing shoes!

Summer activities (times will be announced later):

For any questions, please call our intrepid Merri Anne at 541-861-9055.

Dance your feet off!

Barbara Walter

June 21 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
3:00 PM
Milton-Freewater Comm Bldg, Milton-Freewater
Caller: Bill Reid
Cuer: Neva Reid

Central Oregon Council
No council news received.
Bachelor Beauts - Link
The Bachelor Beauts have had a busy spring. Ron Bliven’s sense of humor and gentle teaching style gained us ten graduating new dancers. We are so glad to have them with us on the floor at our dances.

And speaking of dances, the April highlight had to be the club’s luau party. We filled up the grange with friends, food, and gobs of door prizes, and then danced the night away with guest caller Dan Preedy and cuer Ken Pratt. The decorations were fabulous, and the club members who helped make this special dance such a success deserve a big mahalo for all their work. In May we hosted the Oregon Federation state meeting, and we enjoyed visiting and dancing with friends from around the state during the evening’s dance.

Continuing as officers for the upcoming year are Paul Ostrom, President, Marial Gertz, Vice President, Layne Milowe, Secretary, and Lonnie Waak, Treasurer. We look forward to another fine year with this experienced team at the helm.

We’ll be dancing in June and August but dark in July. We’d love to have any dancers from around the state who are vacationing in Bend this summer join us. Casual dress is just fine if you don’t want to pack extra clothes. Information about our club and all the other area clubs is online at http://centraloregoncouncil.org.

June 6 (1st Sat)
Dump Dance
7pm pre-rounds / 7:30pm square & round
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Kippen Parret
Cuer: Mark McDonald
June 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7pm pre-rounds / 7:30pm square & round
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Ron Blevin
Cuer: Carol Bro
Crook County Mavericks - Link
No club news received.
June 12 (2nd Fri)
Mitchell Campout
6:00 PM
Mitchell City Park, Mitchell
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Dave Cooper
View Flyer
June 15 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30-9:00 PM Phase II-IV
Clog House Redmond, Redmond
Cuer: Dave Cooper
Red Rock Squares - Link
No club news received.
June 5 (1st Fri)
Birthday Dance
7pm pre-rounds / 7:30pm square & round
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Dean Black
Cuer: Dave Cooper
Sagebrush Shufflers - Link
No club news received.
June 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
June 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Advance, Rounds, Squares
Powell Butte Community Center, Powell Butte
Caller: Jim Steele
Cuer: Carol Bro
Sundown Round Dance Club - Link
No club news received.
June 8 (2nd Mon)
BBQ & Hoedown
6:30-7 Intermediate Rounds, 7-9:00p Phase II-IV
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Cuer: Dave Cooper
Swinging Mountaineers Plus - Link
No club news received.
June 12 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
June 26 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
7pm pre-rounds / 7:30pm plus squares & rounds
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Ron Bliven
Cuer: Carol Bro

Emerald Empire Council
No council news received.
June 15 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
7:00 PM
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Cascade Callers & Cuer Assoc - Link
No club news received.
June 14 (2nd Sun)
Wildlife Safari Benefit Dance
Benefit dance for Wildlife Safari. Dancers get free admissio
Wildlife Safari, Winston
Caller: Jamboree
Cuer: Various
Danebo Circle 8 - Link
June 6 is a Beginner Dance called by Roger Putzler. We dance at the Emerald Dance Center at 2095 Yolanda in Springfield. Cushioned wood floor and air conditioning.

The beginner class has had as many as ten squares. It varies from 5 - 8 squares now. We do need more angels though and appreciate the ones who come Wednesday nights at 7:00. Jim Voll does a great job of teaching. It's just nice to see Jim and Joyce back into the swing of things.

A number of our members helped clean the dance hall recently. We didn't have enough folks to do the outside, but the inside looks very nice. Larry Hampton painted a beautiful new board for Danebo Circle 8 which was put up during the cleaning. It looks great from the outside of the hall since the windows were cleaned by David Lajoie and Kurt Jensen of Spin Cycle Squares. Leah Firth was up there helping install the new board as well. Leah is a Whirl-A-Way and learned rounds from Christina. All clubs were involved with the cleaning.

The hall purchased three new heaters to replace the antiquated ones. These are in the main hall and the kitchen. A wise and sound investment for the dancers.

We are dark in July.

Keep on dancing,

Christina Corelli

June 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 pre-rd 8-10:30 sq
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Roger Putzler
Cuer: Christina Corelli
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June 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 pre-rd 8-10:30 sq
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Kirby Goode
Cuer: Christina Corelli
Misty Valley Cloggers
No club news received.
June 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:00
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Cuer: Lauri Weidenhaft
Single Trees - Link
Single Trees, Springfield

Jim Voll called our April 10th Spring Bonnet Dance and prizes (potted geraniums) were awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place. There were some very creative hats there. Christina Corelli cued the round dancing.

Terry Halley called our April 24th dance and Christina cued again.

June 12th will be our Annual Reigning Cats and Dogs Dance, a benefit to support Greenhill Humane Society; Mike and Helen Halley on stage. Scott Zinser is scheduled to call and Christina to cue our June 26th dance.

Marguerite Zolman

June 12 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 plus; 8-10:30 squares
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Guest Callers
Cuer: Guest Cuers
June 26 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 plus; 8-10:30 squares
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Guest Callers
Cuer: Guest Cuers
Spin Cycle Squares - Link
Spin Cycle Squares, Springfield

We are dark May 24, Memorial Day. We are getting ready for the big recruitment dance, August 22nd, a Saturday. We usually dance on Sundays, but we'll be dark on August 23rd. The August 22nd dance is free to new dancers and is a welcome-to-square-dance fun day. We'll have a huge potluck for which we are famous. A more detailed schedule will be out next month. This is a great opportunity to bring people to witness just how much fun square dancing is. Christina Corelli will be on hand to cue a round or two and get folks involved in a line dance or mixer.

Spin Cycle Squares had a huge percentage of our club help clean the dance hall recently. We are so happy to be dancing there and we're happy to help. David Lajoie and Kurt Jensen were up on the scaffolding again this year to clean the upper windows and install the new Danebo Circle 8 signboard. Leah Firth climbed up there as well and helped. It's amazing how much light comes in when the windows are clean!

Come dance with us Sundays at 5:30. All levels. Tim Matteson, our caller and instructor, is so good about making sure dancers get floor time, no matter what level. We are so blessed! Please call David at 541-520-7311 or Tim at 541-988-0399 as there may be a slim chance we are not dancing.

If you want floor time, you've got it with us!

Christina Corelli

June 7 (1st Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30 MS Plus/7Advanced
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson
June 14 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30 MS Plus/7Advanced
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson
June 21 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30 MS Plus/7Advanced
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson
June 28 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30 MS Plus/7Advanced
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson
Sweet Home Squarenaders - Link
Sweet Home Squarenaders, Sweet Home

We recently returned from a wonderful weekend at Camp Koinonia! It was a bit damp outside, but we still enjoyed fellowship with friends, all kinds of games, square dancing with Jim Voll and Leonard Snodgrass, round dancing and work-shopping the Jive with Jackie Gale, learning Plus with Leonard, listening to the music of Jerry Parks and "crew," and other fun activities.

Our Wild, Wild West BBQ and Dance is May 9, and then our last regular dance is our Red, White and Blue Dance on June 13th. We will also hold a dance during the Brownsville Pioneer Picnic celebration on June 20 at 7:30 p.m. This dance will be held at a hall in the park and is free. Bruce Lowther and Judy will be our caller and cuer. Arrive early and enjoy Brownsville's delicious BBQ chicken dinner.

Sharon Arthur

June 13 (2nd Sat)
Red, White, and Blue Dance
7:30 PM
Oak Heights School, Sweet Home
Caller: Leonard Snodgrass
Cuer: Jackie Gale
June 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Whirl-A-Ways - Link

Whirl-A-Ways, Springfield

Coming up a very special dance on Sunday, June 7, featuring 'THE CREW;" callers Daryl Clendenin, Randy Dibble and Les Seeley, and cueing by Yvonne Clendenin. Times are 1:30 to 2 p.m. Pre-Rounds, and 2 to 4 p.m. Mainstream with every third tip Plus. Location: Emerald Square Dance Center, 2095 Yolanda Ave., Springfield. For more information call 541-953-3156. You-all come for a great afternoon of dancing!

Then on June 19 to 21 is our annual Summer Campout; again at Black Butte Resort at Camp Sherman near Sisters, Oregon. There are cabins besides the RV spaces and Whirl-A-Ways have held our campout at this scenic location many times for always a fun and enjoyable time of hiking exploring, visiting, games and, of course, delicious food.

'Z', Reporter

June 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 plus 8-10:30 ms
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Mike Kious
Cuer: Christina Corelli
June 27 (4th Sat)
Hawaiian--all singing calls
7:30 plus 8-10:30 ms
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Mike Kious
Cuer: Christina Corelli
Wolf Pack - Link
No club news received.
June 24 (4th Wed)
New Dancers Graduation
7:00 PM
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Lennie Ludiker
View Flyer

Interstate Highlanders
No council news received.
June 15 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
7:00 PM
Roosters Bar & Grill, Falls
Delegate: Doty DeGarmo
Klamath Country Squares - Link
No club news received.
June 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Triad School Student Union, Klamath Falls
Caller: Larry D. Sprout
Cuer: Sarge Glidewell

Mid-Willamette Council
No council news received.
Braids & Braves - Link
No club news received.
June 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 - 10:00 PM
McMinnville Grange, McMinnville
Caller: Leonard Snodgrass
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
View Flyer
Capitol Callers & Cuers Assoc - Link
No club news received.
June 21 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark
Cherry City Cloggers - Link
No club news received.
June 2 (1st Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:30pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Cheri Posedel
June 9 (2nd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:30pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Cheri Posedel
June 16 (3rd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:30pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Cheri Posedel
June 23 (4th Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:30pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Cheri Posedel
June 30 (5th Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:30pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Cheri Posedel
Corvallis Squares - Link
Our co-president, Deb Hackleman, wants to extend her thanks to all who have sent cards, called, or come by to see her following her accident on April 18. Recently when I visited her, she said she had heard from former caller Stu Taylor, who called for the Promenaders back in the day. Deb has an upbeat attitude and we all wish her a smooth and steady recovery.

Our spring dances have been a lot of fun, and it's been great to see several of our new dancers join in. We have a few demo dances planned for this summer to get the word out about square dancing and how enjoyable it is!

In June, we will have our members' annual summer kick-off potluck and talk about plans for the fall. We'll be holding mainstream lessons again, and are already talking it up with co-workers, neighbors, and friends! Karen

June 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Pre-rounds till 7:15, then every 3rd tip plus
First Congregational Church, Corvallis
Caller: Bruce Lowther
Cuer: Judy Russell
View Flyer
June 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Golden Squares - Link
No club news received.
June 1 (1st Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jackie Gale
June 15 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jackie Gale
June 29 (5th Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jackie Gale
Independence Wagon Wheelers - Link
No club news received.
June 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30-10:30PM
Polk County Fairgrounds, Arts & Craft Bl, Rickreall
Caller: George Hermann
Cuer: Ralph Lambert
June 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30-10:30PM
Polk County Fairgrounds, Arts & Craft Bl, Rickreall
Caller: George Hermann
Cuer: Ralph Lambert
Lebanon Square Circlers - Link
We are looking forward to the Strawberry Festival June 5-7 in Lebanon. Club activities include dance Friday night, parade Saturday morning and dance that night, and All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Sunday morning. Join us for any or all the activities.

A1 lessons will begin September 20 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Lebanon IOOF Hall. (From newsletter.)

June 5 (1st Fri)
Strawberry Festival
Mainstream and Rounds
Lebanon Senior Center, Lebanon
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
View Flyer
June 6 (1st Sat)
Strawberry Festival
Advanced, Inter. Rounds, Rounds, Mainstream, Plus
Lebanon Senior Center, Lebanon
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jackie Gale
View Flyer
June 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
ReVuN'Q - Link
As of April 30, our club changed the start time for dancing. Our new hours will be 6 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. for dancing, 7:30 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. for lessons, and 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for the die hards to dance more. The last set of times will depend on who is still around or how many go home after the lessons. Each week will be dependent on how many people are still there.

We are started Mambo lessons on May 7. By the time you read this, hopefully we are doing well and maneuvering around the floor in fine fashion.

The big event of this month is the club’s 39th birthday and the retirement recognition dance for Ray and Virginia Walz, who have given us many years of their time and instructions. We all dance better because we learned to dance intermediate rounds under their tutelage.

Ray and Virginia, from the club to you, THANK YOU! We appreciate the friendship we have with you and will remain that way. You are welcome any time to join us and dance instead of teach. Marilyn Schmit

June 4 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
Dance 6:30-7:20 & 8:30-9:30; Lessons 7:30-8:20
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Cheryl Manley
June 11 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
Dance 6:30-7:20 & 8:30-9:30; Lessons 7:30-8:20
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Cheryl Manley
June 18 (3rd Thu)
39th Birthday/Retirement Recognition Dan
Retirement recognition for Ray & Virginia Walz
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Cheryl Manley, Cuer MC
View Flyer
June 25 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
Dance 6:30-7:20 & 8:30-9:30; Lessons 7:30-8:20
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Guest Cuer
Rounds aRe Us
No club news received.
June 4 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
7 PM 4/5/6
Keizer/Salem Senior Center, Keizer
Cuer: David Vomocil
June 11 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
7 PM 4/5/6
Keizer/Salem Senior Center, Keizer
Cuer: David Vomocil
June 18 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
7 PM 4/5/6
Keizer/Salem Senior Center, Keizer
Cuer: David Vomocil
June 25 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
7 PM 4/5/6
Keizer/Salem Senior Center, Keizer
Cuer: David Vomocil
Salem Swingin' Stars - Link
No club news received.
June 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden
June 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Ken Pratt
Silver City Squares - Link
Our club sent 21 youth dancers up to Langley British Columbia, Canada on May 1 & 2. We had two squares competing in Junior Squares, two round dance couples and two callers. The Silver Dragons placed second in Junior Squares. We don’t know yet just where the Silver Knights placed we are waiting for them to post the scores so that mom can get it for us.

Our big surprise was that both of our round couples placed! Logan Williams and Audrey Meyerhofer tied for second place in Novice Rounds while Thomas Buchheit and Emily Meyerhofer took FIRST PLACE in Novice Rounds. Thomas and I don’t know where exactly we placed in calling competition. We have to wait for mom to get the scores. Thomas was up against 10 others in Junior Level Calling and I competed against four others in the Pre-Teen Level Calling. Our adult club members and mentors are all pleased and very proud of us. We all had lots of fun going up to the competition and seeing our friends from the other clubs again. Petrina Buchheit

June 12 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Timber Twirlers - Link
No club news received.
June 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Valley River Dancers - Link
A packed house welcomed Canadian caller Steve Edlund to the Valley River Dancers' stage in early May. Seven squares and double rings of round dancers filled the floor with international flair and fun. VRD also hosts the Mid-Willamette trophy banner dance on Friday, May 22.

Tuesday night plus and advanced lessons/workshops continue in June; drop-ins are welcome.

It's not too early to save the date for the annual Dance Under the Stars on Friday evening, July 24, during the Newberg Old Fashioned Festival. In the meantime please join us for our first-Friday plus and third-Friday mainstream dances. Perrin

June 12 (2nd Fri)
Plus Dance
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Julie Stiers
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June 26 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Julie Stiers
View Flyer
Willamette Squares - Link
In honor of May Day, Willamette Squares danced around the Maypole at their recent dance. The colorful streamers were extra long this year so it took extended dancing time weaving over/under to get the ribbons all woven into place around the Maypole. Delicious snacks and finger foods were served and dancers enjoyed dancing to a variety of musical selections. Jodee Howard
June 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:00
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Sandy Harris
Cuer: Jackie Gale
View Flyer

Portland Area Council
We congratulate our latest board members, President, Keith Miles; V-P, Anthony Egan; Secretary, Angie Clark; Treasurer, Cynthia Ekberg; State Delegate, Janet Bellcoff; and Alternate Delegate, Tami Helms. Each won by unanimous acclamation.

This month’s club to fold is the Recycles. It befuddles us on why that club folded. It would be easy to deduce that dancers don’t like a plus and mixed rounds club; however, the biggest club in our council follows the same format and does very well. And it would be easy to deduce that dancers won’t dance any night but Saturday; however, one of our clubs has danced Wednesdays for 50 years, and is also doing well. Informal discussions continue on cause and effect. It does seem apparent, however, that there are not enough dancers left to support all our clubs. Clubs will need to change with the times to attract new dancers and retain the old. Hopefully, those changes will not conflict.

Jim Schira

June 15 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
7:30
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Bachelor N Bachelorettes - Link
Our new officers: President, Mike Wagner; V-P, Sue Burns; Secretary, Patricia Neils; Treasurer, Cynthia Ekberg; Council Delegates, Jim Schira and Mary Theirl.

It’s going to really hurt, to see our former President and Queen Bee go out to the Great Bookkeeping Pasture, but we’ll assign a couple drones to keep her company. She helped us immensely, as she did the Recycles.

May 29th is your BIG CHANCE to again enjoy the calling of the incomparable Jim Steele. Many long-time dancers still remember him calling as a teenager and how he could call at breakneck speed. Of course, we want more, nowadays, than fast calls. His calling last year at the Juniper Jubilee showed he still comes up with cleaver combinations.

June 17th will be our Christmas in June Dance. C’mon out to request all your favorite Christmas music.

Flory Flounce

June 3 (1st Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Les Seeley
Cuer: Tami Helms
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June 10 (2nd Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Chuck Garner
Cuer: Tami Helms
June 17 (3rd Wed)
Christmas in June
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Tami Helms
June 24 (4th Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Mike Stout
Cuer: Julie Stout
Buzzin Bees - Link
Greetings from the Buzzin Bees. Woo hoo! Summer is here. As we are ramping up for summer activities; our club is ramping down for the summer. We have our officers elected, our last dance planned.

Our final dance is set for 6/6/15. We have a BBQ planned for before the dance and all are welcome. We will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, have lots of salads and chips. We will eat at 6:30, pre-rounds at 7:30 and squares at 8pm.

We held elections last month and our officers for the next year are President Dennis and Julie Woods, Vice president Elmer and Betty Toops, Treasurer Bruce Prenguber, and Secretary Holly Grissom. I want to thank our outgoing secretary Barbra Meisenheimer for all her hard work as secretary, visitation planner , flier maker, and great idea person. She is an enthusiastic dancer and great fun.

We did a demonstration dance at Mallard Landing Assisted living in Battleground, WA. We had good resident turn out and they really enjoyed 2 of our special dancers, our youngsters. We went for pizza after the demonstration. We will have a club picnic in July for planning the next year.

Bill Lundin has announced that he has accepted a position with the Lions and will be doing a lot of traveling on weekends so he plans to step down as club caller at the end of the year so the search is on. Bill isn't retiring from calling altogether and he will still be a member of the club.

We wish you a happy and safe summer.

Debbie Broers

June 6 (1st Sat)
Summerfest
7:30 pre rounds 8:00 main stream
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: Bill Lundin
Cuer: Debbie Combs
June 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 pre rounds 8:00
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: Bill Lundin
Cuer: Debbie Combs
Chaps & Petticoats - Link
No club news received.
June 5 (1st Fri)
Hippie Dance
7:30 PM
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Scott Zinser (1st Friday)
Cuer: Debbie Combs (1st Friday)
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June 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: George Hermann
Cuer: Ray Waltz
Columbia Gorge Plus - Link
No club news received.
June 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
8pm to 10pm
Rockford Grange, Hood River
Caller: invited
Cuer: invited
Country Cut-Ups - Link
Summer has finally come, and with it sunshine, strawberries, and Summer Festival. It is a time to dress casual, and occasionally dance outside. The Cut-Ups dance all year long in the Boring Barn on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturdays.

Richard Lane called at the boring Barn on May 2, to over five squares of dancers. His daughter was visiting and this is the first time she had heard him call a square dance. A lot of the Vancouver folks came over to support him. It was a lot of fun for everyone.

It is sad to see that more clubs have folded, mostly recently the Recycles and the Squaws and Paws. It is important that each of us support our own club, and the activity of square dancing in general. We need to be more creative in retaining students and keeping the activity fun for all ages. So get out there and dance, and speak up with any inspiration you come up with.

Beverly De La Bruere

June 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 pre rounds --- mainstream 7:30-10:30(3rd tip Plus)
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Doug Hatch
View Flyer
June 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM, Plus, 7:30PM to 10:30PM Mainstream(3rd tip Plus)
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano
View Flyer
Floordusters - Link
No club news received.
June 1 (1st Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 PM
South Clackamas Community Church, Canby
Caller: Tim Kane
June 8 (2nd Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 PM
South Clackamas Community Church, Canby
Caller: Tim Kane
June 15 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 PM
South Clackamas Community Church, Canby
Caller: Tim Kane
June 22 (4th Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 PM
South Clackamas Community Church, Canby
Caller: Tim Kane
June 29 (5th Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 PM
South Clackamas Community Church, Canby
Caller: Tim Kane
Happy Hoppers - Link
We are sad to note the passing of Brenda Martinez, on April 14th. Brenda left us too early, at the age of 55, due to the ravages of a syndrome called calciphylaxis. She and her husband, Jim, recently served the Happy Hoppers as club presidents. Our hearts go out to Jim and the rest of Brenda's circle of family and friends in this time of loss. Many of us joined Jim in a gathering on April 18th at the Hazel Dell Grange to share thoughts and memories of Brenda.

Our weekly square dance lessons are now on summer vacation. We are proud of the fact that during this past school year (September 2014 through April 2015) we welcomed 91 new dancers, plus a group of 13 one-time dancers. The Happy Hoppers work hard to make our education program a comfortable environment for newcomers. Lessons will pick up again on Monday, September 14th.

As usual, we will hold two club dances in June, on the first and third Saturday evening, at the Clark County Square Dance Center. Rounds start at 7:30 and Squares (at the Plus level) start at 8:00.

While our club caller, Jim Hattrick, is off dealing with his medical situation, we have been lucky to have various callers and cuers from the community coming in to take care of us. On June 6, Les Seeley will be calling and Molly Combs will be cueing. On June 20, for our annual "Strawberry Shortcake" dance, Richard Lane will be calling and Molly Combs will be cueing. The "Strawberry Shortcake" dance is always a fun time, so you don't want to miss that one.

In July and August our club dance schedule goes "dark", allowing the Happy Hoppers to disperse to points unknown, spreading the joy. We'll start up again in September.

The highpoint of the summer season, our annual club picnic will take place on Sunday, August 2, at Don and Joanne Oja's farm.

Marc Kahn

June 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 to 10:30 PM
Clark County Square Dance Center, Vancouver
Caller: Les Seeley
Cuer: Molly Combs
June 20 (3rd Sat)
Strawberry Shortcake
7:30 to 10:30 PM
Clark County Square Dance Center, Vancouver
Caller: Richard Lane
Cuer: Molly Combs
View Flyer
Heads to the Center - Link
No club news received.
June 4 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
June 11 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
June 18 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
June 25 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Oaky Doaks - Link
A warm thank you to all the guests who helped us celebrate our 55th Anniversary! Hope you had fun dancing with ‘Elvis’! Thank you to Scott Coon for coming from Seattle and giving us a matinee performance of Elvis hits, and then an evening of dancing to Elvis’ songs. We enjoyed providing a big spread of Cinco de Mayo foods in between for a leisurely sit down supper together with our many friends who came along to share the fun and celebrate with us.

Our Picnic Dance on the 6th of June marks the beginning of our casual dress for the summer months; don’t forget the Oak Grove Community Hall is air conditioned. And we will be ‘Springing into Summer’ by changing up the weather!

We’ll continue offering Intermediate Rounds from 7:00-7:20 pm. From 7:20-7:40 pm we will alternate a Square Dance workshop (1st Saturday) and a Round Dance workshop (3rd Saturday) followed by Easy Rounds from 7:40-8:00 pm. These changes will enable all dancers to add to their dance moves repertoire in a gentle fashion. Look forward to seeing and dancing with you! Remember! We’re NOT dark all summer! And we’re a cool place to be on hot summer nights.

Hope to see many of you at the PAC picnic on June 16 (6:00 pm at the North Clackamas Park!)

~Elysa Foxman

June 6 (1st Sat)
Picnic Dance
8:00 Mainstream
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Helen Halley
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June 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
8:00 Mainstream
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Helen Halley
Recycles - Link
Well, the suspense is over and "the other shoe has dropped". Our club has now closed its doors.

The Recycles' final Plus dance on May 8th was attended by our many faithful guests and six of our seven members. A special treat for the evening was the presence of our past callers Dick Click (and Ruth H.) and Darrell (and Erin) Kalmbach, who both called tips.

The Recycles was formed 20 years ago when the Mainstream clubs Circul-8-N Singles and Fun Lovers combined and held dances for singles and couples, first at the Frog Pond Grange and then in Tualatin at the Winona Grange. After 11 years, the energies of the dwindling membership began to wane and they were going to close the club.

In 2006 another small group decided to revitalize the Recycles and it became a Plus club. Our membership remained small-but-dedicated---and determined to try our best to continue providing an enjoyable evening of dance. We have lasted almost 9 years because of lots of hard work by our members and officers---but especially because our excellent callers, Darrell Kalmbach and Scott Zinser, and our cuer, Jeanine Norden, created such good fun for all!

Special recognition goes to past members Paul and Dianne Cap who organized a fundraiser for us, our Secretary, Sue Shoemaker, who created all of our charming flyers and was our Portland Area Council representative, and Ferrous Steinka of the Hoedowners who was our website's Master. Ted Olinger (and Sally Knigge) faithfully opened our hall early and Don Green also arrived early to help.

And of course, many thanks to all of our officers who have served so faithfully and well: Richard Smith, President; Harriet Livingston and Tom Dymowski, Vice Presidents; Sue Shoemaker, Secretary; and Cynthia Ekberg, Treasurer.

Cynthia

June 12 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
River City Dancers - Link
Our Mystery Trip was definitely an adventure. A scavenger hunt, dinner in the Portland Ala Carts Food Vendors and wrapping up the evening with the Squaws and Paws for their last dance. What a great evening and even the weather co-operated.

We will celebrate our 25th Anniversary on June 20th. Twenty five years ago the Barn Owls and Rose City Squares merged and became River City Dancers. Les Seeley as caller and Tami Helms as cuer have been the hub of our wheel and we do love them.

We recently lost two past members that were instrumental in the success of our club.

Dick Palan and his wife Jeanette were originally Rose City Squares. They were members of the teams from each club that worked to form a smooth transition. They were the second President of the club. They also lived near the dance hall and were the caretakers of the building. Dick recently passed away.

Kathy Buczkowski and her husband Buzz were originally Barn Owls. Kathy served several terms as Secretary. Around the early 2000's they retired to their home in Gleneden Beach. They continued to square and round dance and joined the Toledo 49ers. Kathy was active at many festivals and both National Conventions in Portland in the Sewing Clinics. Kathy also recently passed away.

On the brighter side, we look forward to fun activities this summer, as well as great dancing. Come join us.

Gail Domine (and Gimpy Al)

June 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
6:45 Plus, 7:15 pre-rounds, 7:30 to 10:30 pm Mainstream
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Les & Paula Seeley
Cuer: Tami Helms
June 20 (3rd Sat)
25th Anniversary Dance
6:45 Plus, 7:15 pre-rounds, 7:30 to 10:30 pm Mainstream
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Les & Paula Seeley
Cuer: Tami Helms
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June 28 (4th Sun)
Special John Denver Tribute Concert
$15 at door, $12.50 pre-purchase. Help us maintain our dance
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Fundraising event - not a dane
Cuer: Includes concert and bake sale
View Flyer
Rosetown Ramblers - Link
On May 2, the Ramblers enjoyed a Cinco de Mayo themed potluck at the Milwaukie Grange. We then graduated 12 fabulous and dedicated Mainstream students and proceeded to tear up the dance floor with Chuck Garner’s up-tempo calling. Chuck taught our Mainstream class last fall, so it was great to welcome him back. We also received a visit from our current instructor, Mark Wheeler, and his wife, Enid. Mark delighted us with a singing call in his inimitable style. We topped off the evening with graduation cake honoring our 2015 class: Rainbow Knockout!

We neglected last month to report on the most recent recipient of our Rambler Extraordinaire award: Brian Arnzen. For many years, Brian has tracked all our members’ birthdays and made birthday cards for presentation at our monthly dances. Brian’s tireless efforts have enhanced the camaraderie and friendships in our club, and we really appreciate him!

We will continue with weekly dances on Wednesday nights at the Ankeny St. Studio at SE 9th and Ankeny in Southeast Portland. We will have Mainstream workshop nights on May 6 and 13 and Mainstream/Plus dancing on May 20 and 27. All are welcome to join us from 7-9 pm. We especially welcome solo dancers!

We’ll be dancing at the Milwaukie Grange on Saturday, June 6, alternating Mainstream and Plus tips from 7-9:30. Don Wood will be calling. Our theme will be Rainbow Pride—all are encouraged to wear rainbow colors!

We will be dark in July. HOWEVER, we will be having an ice cream social and free taste of square dancing on Saturday, August 1 at the Ankeny St. Studio. All are welcome. Mark your calendars and keep an eye out for details in next month’s OFN.

Finally, early warning that our September dance at the Milwaukie Grange will move to the second Saturday, that is September 12, to avoid conflicting with Labor Day weekend. We hope that some of our friends who normally dance elsewhere on first Saturdays will be able to join us as a result of this date change!

SYIAS!

June 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: Don Wood
Silver Stars - Link
The Silver Stars have elected officers for the fiscal year beginning June 1. They are: President-Colleen and Jeff Relyea, Vice President--Dennis and Lawanna Marsh, Secretary--Janet and Roy Bellcoff, Treasurer-Teresa and Mark Hutchins, Council Delegate--Teresa and Scott Hill, Delegate at large--Tonya Sinclair. Thank you to these dedicated members for volunteering their time and efforts.

During June we will have Chuck Garner calling our 2nd Saturday dance and Darrell Kalmbach will call the 4th Saturday dance. Dorothy Loader will cue both dances.

We will be dark the months of July and August, while we utilize the weekend events, other clubs dances and have social activities within our club.

We will resume dancing on September 12.

Have a fun and safe summer and happy dancing to all.

June 13 (2nd Sat)
Strawberry Dance
7:00 Plus 8:00 - 10 PM Mainstream
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: Chuck Garner
Cuer: Dorothy Lowder
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June 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 Plus 8:00 - 10 PM Mainstream
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Dorothy Lowder
View Flyer
Tumbleweeds - Link
The tumbleweeds have been very busy so far this year, as we dance 4 times a month and dance on the 5th Fridays it keeps us moving to the beat and having lots of fun.

Our elections are over and Doris Schnelle is our president, Carol Zellmer Vice President, Lela Harper treasure, Jerrie Rismoen Secretary and Verna France PAC delegate.

Our new board had their first meeting of their term and planning much more fun for the rest of the year. Our first dance in May brought us almost 5 squares.

May 8th is our mother's Day dance our theme is vintage attire.

June is shaping up to be a fun month with June 12th Elvis dance and some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in honor of Elvis as his favorite sandwich.

June 19th is our Father's Day dance with cake and ice cream. Come join in on the fun.

Jerrie Rismoen

June 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Les Seeley 1st, 3rd & 5th Friday
Cuer: Doug Hatch
View Flyer
June 12 (2nd Fri)
Elvis Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
June 19 (3rd Fri)
Father's Day
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Les Seeley 1st, 3rd & 5th Friday
Cuer: Tami Helms 1st,, 3rd & 5th Friday
June 26 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer

Rogue-Sis-Q Council
No council news received.
June 1 (1st Mon)
Meeting
4:30 PM
Elmers Restaurant, Medford
Delegate: Lorri McIntosh
Charlie Brown Squares - Link
No club news received.
June 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30pm to 10:30pm
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Denny Lantz
Cuer: Guest cuers
June 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30pm to 10:30pm
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Denny Lantz
Cuer: Guest cuers
Circle-N-Square - Link
No club news received.
June 20 (3rd Sat)
Gold Diggers Dance
7:30 PM
Greenhorn Grange, Yreka
Caller: Denny Lantz
Cuer: Bob Dingman
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Lantz's Dantzers - Link
No club news received.
June 12 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30-10:30
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Denny Lantz
Cuer: Mary Nutt
June 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30-10:30
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Denny Lantz
Cuer: Mary Nutt
Star Promenaders - Link
No club news received.
June 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
8:00 PM
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Wayne Weaver
Cuer: Bob Dingman
June 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
8:00 PM
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Wayne Weaver
Cuer: Bob Dingman
June 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
8:00 PM
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Wayne Weaver
Cuer: Bob Dingman

South Coast Council
No council news received.
Beachcombers - Link
No club news received.
June 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
3 PM - 6 PM
Beachcombers Cove, Port Orford
Caller: KC Curtis
Cuer: Guest Cuers
Saints-N-Aints - Link
No club news received.
June 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00
First United Methodist Church, Coos Bay
Caller: Sherm Welch
Cuer: Donna Hiserote
June 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00
First United Methodist Church, Coos Bay
Caller: Sherm Welch
Cuer: Donna Hiserote
Sets In Order - Link
No club news received.
June 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Coquille Community Building, Coquille
Caller: Coleeta Quigley
Cuer: Denise Harris

Tualatin Valley Council
If you are reading this in May, you still have time to plan on attending the 5th Saturday TVC dance on May 30th. The dance will be held at the IOOF Hall in Hillsboro. The scheduled caller was to be Jim Hattrick but due to health issues, will not be able to do the dance. Our Council Caller Advisor, Daryl Clendenin will be the Caller MC and Tami Helms will be the Cuer MC. Callers and cuers will be invited to participate from the floor. The dance will begin at 7:30 with pre-rounds followed at 8:00 with a mainstream dance interspersed with plus and intermediate rounds. There will be an open break from 8:30 to 10:30.

The Council has elected officers for the upcoming year with President, Gary Clark; Vice-President, Dale Brabham; Treasurer, Lane Clem; and Secretary, Tom Sminia, all continuing their roles from last year. Thank you for your dedication. Our Council delegates are doing a fantastic job in bringing their clubs concerns to the Council as well as taking the Councils information to their clubs.

After the fifth Saturday dance, the next TVC event will be our annual Hahn Barn Dance on August 29th. There will be a potluck picnic by the lake at 6:30 PM preceding the dance on the barn. There will more details in future editions of the OFN.

Ferrous Steinka

June 22 (4th Mon)
Meeting
7:00
Spaghetti Factory , Hillsboro
Delegate: Gary Clark
Columbia River Dancers - Link
Columbia River Dancers has been very busy just getting established as a new Mainstream club in Washington and Oregon. We were pleased to be voted in to the Evergreen Council. We have turned in our paperwork and fees for application to the Oregon Federation as well. It has been a lot of hard work, but the fun and laughter we have had at our dances and lessons make it worth it.

We dance the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month, and will continue dancing throughout the summer thanks to the wonderful air-conditioning at the Clark County Family YMCA where we hold both our dances and lessons. However, we may go dark in August as many of us will be participating in the “Ride to Helena” and USA West, as our Caller and his wife, Richard & Leslye Lane, are the President couple of this festival. With other Vancouver clubs dark this summer, we will also take the opportunity to visit our Oregon neighbors in both the Portland Area Council and the Tualatin Valley Council. This will help the new dancers get more floor time as well as help us advertise our new club.

We are fortunate to have Richard Lane as our Caller and Cuer. A former national Caller, he calls a very energetic and entertaining dance. He sings well and his timing is impeccable.

We started lessons in January and will continue to hold lessons every Wednesday evening while we have a class. Some students are from other area clubs and are attending our lessons to review what they’ve learned. Also, a number of Happy Hoppers students recently joined our lessons as the Hoppers ended their lessons before these students were able to take Mainstream (they had completed B-51). We think it is important to keep these dancers on the dance floor, as we may lose them over the summer if we don’t. We don’t care whose club they join, or even whether they join a club; we are focused on keeping them dancing with the goal of growing our favorite leisure activity and avoiding its further decline.

While every dance is special to us, we currently do not have any dance “events” planned at this time. However, we will soon be starting plans for our first Anniversary Dance, which will probably be held early next year.

More information on our club can be found at www.ColumbiaRiverDancers.com and on FaceBook, at www.facebook.com/columbiariverdancers.

June 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7 PM plus, 8 PM Mainstream
Clark County YMCA, Vancouver
Caller: Richard Lane
Cuer: Richard Lane
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June 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7 PM plus, 8 PM Mainstream
Clark County YMCA, Vancouver
Caller: Richard Lane
Cuer: Richard Lane
Eager Beavers - Link
April has been busy for us. On the first Monday we elected new officers, approved a revised constitution, and approved a donation to SummerFest. New officers are Sally Duyck as Chief Dam Builder, Marie Clem as Assistant Dam Builder, Leslie Tallman as Thumper, Mike Duyck as Gnawer, and Nan Overall as TVC representative. We all appreciate their service to the club. These volunteers step in to help year after year and we all owe them our appreciation and thanks.

Tax Day received some recognition at our Rich Man Poor Man Dance thanks to planning by Karen and Ferrous Steinka. The Poor Man was awarded a can of beans and a plastic pearl necklace.

We celebrated our Anniversary Dance with a well attended mainstream dance at the IOOF Hall in Hillsboro and a chicken dinner with all the fixings afterwards. Marie and Lane Clem did a beautiful job as chairman and deserve our thanks. The dance was also a special time to say a big thank you to Karen and Ferrous Steinka for continued outstanding support of the club and for consistently promoting square dancing in the community. They richly deserved receiving this year’s "Swenson Award".

Speaking of wonderful times, our annual beach trip will be September 16th - 18th in Garibaldi. Square dancers have special rates at the Garibaldi Inn. Other dancers are invited to join us. We have a variety of activities planned and there will be plenty of food. We do like to eat. For more information on activities and space call Nan at 503-291-1966.

Our plus class graduated nine new plus dancers on April 8th. Please welcome these new dancers to your dances. Remember how we needed lots of practice in the beginning.

All plus dancers are invited to dance with us on Monday afternoons, Rounds 1:00 - 1:30; Plus 1:30 - 3:15 p.m., at the Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 NW Cornell Road in Beaverton. This hall is air-conditioned which makes dancing a pleasure during the summer. NOTE change of location: June 22nd, we dance in air conditioned comfort at the Aloha Grange at 185th and TV Highway. Please check for up to date information at www.eagerbeavers.info.

Rachel Nettleton

June 1 (1st Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 Ph3 - 1:15 Ph2 - 1:30 to 3:15 Plus
Sunset Presbyterian Church, Portland
Caller: George Clark
Cuer: George Clark
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June 8 (2nd Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 Ph2 - 1:15 Ph3 - 1:30 to 3:15 Plus
Sunset Presbyterian Church, Portland
Caller: George Clark
Cuer: George Clark
June 15 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 Ph2 - 1:15 Ph3 - 1:30 to 3:15 Plus
Sunset Presbyterian Church, Portland
Caller: George Clark
Cuer: George Clark
June 22 (4th Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 Ph3 - 1:15 Ph2 - 1:30 to 3:15 Plus
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Yvonne Clendenin
June 29 (5th Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 Ph2 - 1:15 Ph3 - 1:30 to 3:15 Plus
Sunset Presbyterian Church, Portland
Caller: George Clark
Cuer: George Clark
Hayshakers - Link
No club news received.
June 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Our Christmas dinner/dance
Pacific Grange, Warrenton
Caller: Guest
Cuer: Guest
Hoedowners - Link
When I was a kid, my mother always said that thunder was the sound of the circus wagons crossing over a bridge. Anyone hear thunder on April 11th when we held our “Under the Big Top” Dance? The orange and white tent in the ballroom set the tone, while strong men, clowns, Spanish ladies, and lion tamers graced the floor. There was popcorn and peanuts, hot dogs and circus cookies! We heard a bit of calliope music while we danced. The only thing missing was aerialist, maybe next year.

Our Denim Dance is always a favorite as everyone has a bit of denim to wear. For some of us it’s a uniform. The evening was relaxedhmmmm as in relaxed fit jeans. Who didn’t undo the top button after the baked potato bar? It was an enormous hit; more than a dozen toppings and deserts too. Everyone ate hardy and lingered after the dance; just what we love to see.

As for June, we’re looking forward to our Strawberries and Cream Dance on the 13th. Fresh Oregon strawberries will be served and celebrated.

On the 27th, we’re holding our first Dad’s BBQ Dance. Can you guess what we’ll be serving? Join us to celebrate all the Dads in our lives.

Krystal Laas

June 13 (2nd Sat)
Strawberries & Cream
Strawberries, Shortcake & Cream
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Yvonne Clendenin
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June 27 (4th Sat)
Dad's BBQ Dance
Backyard BBQ Foods
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Yvonne Clendenin
View Flyer
Mix N Mingle - Link
GOING CASUAL STARTS EARLY THIS YEAR! That's right. Work began Wednesday, April 22, on new restrooms at Winona Grange. For four to six weeks we will have PortaPotties, which don't mix well with petticoats. Check our website, www.mixandminglesquares.org, for updates on the work in progress. We hope to celebrate the completion with our annual Red, White, and Blue dance, strawberries, homemade vanilla ice cream, and blueberries on June 20. Stay tuned!

Patty Bonney

June 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Higher level Rounds 7 pm; Pre-Rounds 7:30; Squares 8-10:30
Winona Grange, Tualatin
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Cheryl Manley
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June 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Higher level Rounds 7 pm; Pre-Rounds 7:30; Squares 8-10:30
Winona Grange, Tualatin
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden
View Flyer
R Square D - Link
Rain, Rain go away... All the dancers want to play. R Square D started off the month of April celebrating 62 years of fellowship and dancing. Visitors from Happy Hoppers, Fairway Village, Ruff and Ruffles and Cougar Squares joined us in the celebration. We are gearing up for a Cowboy hats and boots Western Dance on the 25th.

R Square D thanks Dick and Sandy Sims for hosting the monthly meeting, lots of good discussion was had. Thank You Toni Carroll for stepping up and taking over as lead for our yearly Oktoberfest Celebration.

We are looking forward to a visitation on June 6th to Cougar Squares Anniversary Dance. The club will be hosting an M & M dance on Wednesday June 10th, casual wear and on the 24th of July we will all be eating Strawberries at our Strawberry Dance. July finds us having a freedom Dance on the 8th with root beer floats and the 22nd is our Denim Dance. The warmth of August finds us enjoying a Hawaiian Dance on the 12th and our yearly back to school dance for the children on the 26th.

For more information about the R Square D club please visit our website at www.r-square-d.info or friend us on Facebook. Caller- Craig Abercrombie, Cuer- Lonnie Sycks.

Hope to see you on the dance floor, enjoy your summer.

Marie Geisler

June 10 (2nd Wed)
M&M Dance (Casual)
7:00 Plus; 7:30-9:30 MS w/Rounds
Kelso Senior Center, Kelso
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Lonnie Sycks
June 12 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
June 24 (4th Wed)
Strawberry Dance (Casual)
7:00 Plus; 7:30-9:30 MS w/Rounds
Kelso Senior Center, Kelso
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Lonnie Sycks
June 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Sunset Promenaders - Link
Come visit our club this month, we are having a Pie Night on June 20th which is always a good dance to come to. Mike Stout and Ken Pratt, our Caller and Cuer, will be putting on a lively friendly dance for your pleasure.

We now have 11-new dancers in our club; just graduated from class and hopefully will come dance with us regularly. All of our students have joined our club and we had potluck dinner after their graduation to welcome them; they are a really nice group of people; the future of our club. On the sad side, the Club is also having at least four couples that are leaving the club; one moving to Aurora, another to Bend, etc.

We had a visitation to the Toe Draggers this month with over a square going, and it was a fun dance, the Toes are really friendly dancers.

Our Plus dances on 1st and 3rd Thursdays are really fun with Darrell Kalmbach calling and Ken Pratt cueing. If you Plus dancers come to the dance we are sure you will enjoy it; give it a try. We start at 7:00 and dance until 9:30 at the Hillsboro Odd Fellows Hall, 267 E. Main St.

Tom & Janice Sminia

June 4 (1st Thu)
Plus Dance
7:00 PM
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Ken Pratt
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June 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Mike Stout
Cuer: Ken Pratt
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June 18 (3rd Thu)
Plus Dance
7:00 PM
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Ken Pratt
June 20 (3rd Sat)
Fathers Day Dance
7:30 PM
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Mike Stout
Cuer: Ken Pratt
Toe Draggers - Link
Scandinavian Square Dancing. That’s what we did with KC Curtis in the month of April, as Bev Flint added flair and fun with her great cueing. Thanks to the River City Dancers for bringing a large visitation from Milwaukie. We had an energy filled dance hall with new and old friends.

Our May dances had a Mexican travel theme. I have never seen so many sombreros in a dance hall like that before. The taco feed at our 2nd dance was a great success. Those dinners before dances give us great energy to dance the night away.

The Tri Squares gave us a special evening of dancing, laughing and making new friends on our May visitation.

We are looking forward to traveling to Madagascar this month. Hope you get to come to the dance in the Rainforest on June 19th. Watch out for those strange animals lurking in amongst the trees.

The Damons did an outstanding job for our Mystery trip on June 6th, never a dull moment for us.

We welcome our new officers this month and are looking forward to a new year of square and round dancing opportunities.

See you in a square.

Pat Olson

June 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance in Madagascar
7:30 preround, 8:00 MS
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: KC Curtis
Cuer: Bev Flint
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June 19 (3rd Fri)
Dancing in the Rainforest
7:30 preround, 8:00 MS
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: KC Curtis
Cuer: Bev Flint
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Tri Squares - Link
The Tri-Squares are happily staying busy as we transition this next year. In late April we had our annual board meeting. During the meeting new officers were elected and past officers were recognized for their hard work and dedication. A special thank you goes to our past president Linda Ray-Keeney for the positive, progressive changes to Tri-Squares. Our annual board meeting also consisted of honoring six founding members of Tri-Squares.

Tri-Squares recently enjoyed a visitation from the Toe Draggers. They brought a total of 16 dancers and took home two banners. The “Toes” brought their club caller K.C. Curtis and Cuer Bev Flint which made for a very exciting dance. Thank you Toe Draggers for bringing a positive energy to our Fiesta Dance.

Our next dance will be on June 6th. We encourage all to join us on our "Blue Danube Cruise". The ship will leave port at 7:30 PM starting with 15 minutes of pre-rounds and 15 minutes of plus. At 8PM we will start mainstream with every fourth tip plus. We will end the dance with light refreshments.

We look forward to dancing with all of our friends, new and old this June!

Leslie Woodland

June 6 (1st Sat)
Blue Danube Cruise Dance
7:30 PM to 10 PM
Tigard Grange, Tigard
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
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June 19 (3rd Fri)
Stars & Stripes - a.k.a. Trophy Dance
7:30 to 10:00 PM
Tigard Grange, Tigard
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
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Valley Squares - Link
Please join us for our annual Strawberry Dance June 6th and our regular club dance June 20th.

If you want to put polishing touches on your Mainstream Dancing, we are offering a MS Workshop at 7 Tuesday nights throughout June. Chuck Garner is instructing. First class is June 2 and costs $6.

Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate our 66th Anniversary. We hope the next year brings new people into dancing and strengthens one of the oldest clubs in the metropolitan area.

We had a great crowd at our first dance in April - lots of Sunset Promenaders brought energy and fun to the floor.

Patt Hawthorne

June 2 (1st Tue)
Mainstream Workshop
Every Tuesday in June, 7:00-9:00pm, $6 Adults, $3 Youth/VS M
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Chuck Garner
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June 6 (1st Sat)
STRAWBERRY DANCE
7:00 Plus, 8:00 Mainstream,
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Chuck Garner
Cuer: Connie Clark
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June 20 (3rd Sat)
Summer Solstice Dance
7:00 Plus, 8:00 Mainstream,
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Chuck Garner
Cuer: Connie Clark
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Wave Steppers - Link
One change in the Wave Steppers’ 2015 dance schedule—the club’s September 12 dance will be called by Daryl Kalmbach, with line dance coach Gwen Kiel. September is the club’s anniversary; according to old (and sometimes sketchy) records, there’s been a square dance club in Garibaldi going back to the early 1900s.

Saturday, June 13 is the club’s famous Elvis Dance, with caller Mark Wheeler as Elvis, and round dancing with cuer Connie Clark.

The Wave Steppers will hold a Patriotic Dance on Saturday, July 11, with George Clark calling and Cueing. Our Hawaiian Dance Saturday, August 8, will feature Harvey Hunsucker as caller and cuer.

Club caller Joe Wrabek will call the Wave Steppers’ Fall Dance October 10, with Gwen Kiel conducting line dancing.

The Wave Steppers’ square dance classes, taught by club caller Joe Wrabek, continue every Wednesday evening at the Tillamook Elks Lodge, 1907 Third St. in downtown Tillamook. The classes are free.

All the club’s dances are held the second Saturday of the month, on the Dance Floor at Garibaldi City Hall, 107 6th St. (one block off US 101). The Garibaldi Inn and Suites, located half a block away, offers discounts for dancers spending the night.

Joe Wrabek

June 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Elvis Dance
Garibaldi City Hall, Garibaldi
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Connie Clark
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Umpqua Area Council
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June 1 (1st Mon)
Meeting
4:30 PM
Garden Valley Mini Mart, Roseburg
Delegate: Frank Schuchard
June 12 (2nd Fri)
Buckaroo Roundup
7:00 to 10:30
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Scot Byars
Cuer: Erin Byars
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June 13 (2nd Sat)
Buckaroo Roundup
10:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Scot Byars
Cuer: Erin Byars
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June 14 (2nd Sun)
Buckaroo Roundup
10:30 AM
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Scot Byars
Cuer: Erin Byars
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Buckeroo - Link
We began the month of May with our Mexican Fiesta celebrating Dos de Mayo. The May 16th dance found many of our dancers sporting red, white and blue as we recognized our Armed Forces. So that our members can attend the Summer Festival and the Diamond Lake Festival the Buckeroos will be going dark both of our July dances.

The annual elections were held the first Saturday in May and the following officers were elected:

President -Doris Koozer, Vice President-Ray Blessing, Treasurer-Robert Reynolds, and Secretary-David Harman. Three new Chairperson Heads were appointed as well and we welcome them to the Board. Mary Upthagrove will be taking over the Special Dances, Bruce and Laura Knotts together will serve as the Membership chairperson, Jim Irwin will serve as the Lesson Coordinator and Robin Faltersack will be helping with Publicity. A round of congrats and thank you’s go out to our Buckeroo Board who volunteer so much time to make the club run smoothly. August will be here soon and we hope to see you in your square dance attire on the dance floor with us at the Douglas County Fair.

Happy Dancing,

Rita Schuchard

June 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
June 12 (2nd Fri)
Annual Buckeroo Round Up
June 12-June 14th - See the Flyer
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Scot Byars
Cuer: Erin Byars
June 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Timber 8's - Link
We will be dark this summer. Have a fabulous summer dancing at the festivals and visiting other Clubs to dance. See you in the fall!
June 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
June 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

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