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Oregon Federation News
November 2018

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

Printed 12 November 2018
Editor's Note

I appreciate the feedback I got from my note last month. Although there are some who would favor a change, it appears that the great majority are happy with the way things are. So, for now we will stay the course. Thanks to those who commented.


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Federation Events

Federation Meetings

The Federation's next executive board meeting will be on January 27 at the Holiday Inn Express in Albany in association with Mid-Winter Festival.

A complete list of the Randall Award nominees can be viewed by clicking here. All of our nominees have dedicated a big part of their lives to square and round dancing in Oregon, and all are deserving of kudos. Your Area Delegates are submitting their votes within the next month or so, and the winner will be announced in the opening ceremonies at Mid-Winter Festival.


Directory Corrections

The instant that a state directory is published, there are corrections that need to be made.


Mid-Winter

Oregon's Mid-Winter Festival 2019 will be held January 25, 26 and 27, 2019, at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany.


Summer Festival

Start planning on attending the 2019 Summer Festival, to be held at the Blanchet School in Salem on July 19-21, 2019. This festival is sponsored by the entire Federation Board.


Other National Events

The 68th National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, June 26-29, 2019.

The 68th NSDC is planning to have a "Wall of Honor" for Veterans and First Responders. If you have 5x7 photo of you or a family member in uniform, email it to or contact Connie Keener.


Corporation Renewal Status

All clubs in the Oregon Federation are required to maintain their status as non-profit corporations with the State of Oregon. The Secretary of State's office mails out a renewal notice about a month before your registration expires every year. The following clubs expire this month:

November 5 -- Sweet Home Squarenaders
November 6 -- Toe Draggers
November 7 -- Crook County Mavericks
November 8 -- Cast A Shadow
November 10 -- LaGrande Star Promenaders
November 14 -- Rosetown Ramblers
November 20 -- Sets In Order
November 25 -- Capitol Callers & Cuers Assoc
November 29 -- Mix N Mingle

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

You can download this list of callers and cuers who are available and ready to call or cue a dance for you.

Callers:

Those Guys (Kane & Egan)
29863 S Molalla Ave
Molalla, OR 97083
971-506-0277
lv2sqdnc@gmail.com
Anthony Egan
29863 S Molalla Ave
Molalla, OR 97083
415-368-2080
anthony.egan1@gmail.com
Kippen Parret
20640 Couples Ln
Bend, OR 97702
541-480-4535
neppik@yahoo.com
Ian Craig
6100 NE 138th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98682
360-931-9134
ian@doplanner.com
Don Hart
1847 N Teakwood Cir
Canby, OR 97013
503-501-7091
dhcaller@gmail.com
Chuck Simpkins
1135 Summit Lp
Grants Pass, OR 97527
541-218-4604
squarechuck@gmail.com

Cuers:

Frances Herigstad
PO Box 928
Mulino, OR 97042
503-829-2455
flofran@molalla.net
Rikki Lobato
2230 SW Webster Rd
Grants Pass, OR 97526
541-295-5270
uoducks4ever@gmail.com
Federation Links
Oregon Round of the Month

November's Oregon Round of the Month is "Ol' Macdonald", by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Phase II+1 Waltz (strolling vine), choreographed by Cathy and Fred Fisher. This was chosen by the Central Oregon Council. Download your cue sheet here.

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

Lessons starting in November and December

Everything in this section is taken from the state directory information. If you find that your class information is wrong, you can fix that by going to the directory information area and picking to the "Lessons" tab.


November

Milton-Freewater
Muddy Frogs
Milton-Freewater Comm Bldg
NE 5th and Ward
Mainstream
2:00 to 4:00
Contact: Merri Anne at 541-861-9055
Vancouver, WA
Happy Hoppers
WASHINGTON GRANGE #82
7701 NE WARD RD
Basic
Mondays, starting Nov 5 at 7:30 pm
Contact: 360-450-7029 Gil Shoemaker
Vancouver, WA
Happy Hoppers
WASHINGTON GRANGE #82
7701 NE WARD RD
Plus
Mondays, starting Nov 5 at 6:30 pm
Contact: 360-450-7029 Gil Shoemaker

December

Vancouver
Columbia River Dancers
Hazel Dell Grange
7509 NE Hazel Dell Ave.
Basic
Tuesdays: 7:00-8:00 pm YEAR ROUND
Contact: 360-263-2312 or 360-606-8849
Vancouver
Columbia River Dancers
Hazel Dell Grange
7509 NE Hazel Dell Ave.
Mainstream
Tuesdays: 8:00pm-9:00pm YEAR ROUND
Contact: 360-606-8849

Special Dances
November 9 (2nd Fri)
Silver City Squares
Ham Dinner Dance
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Waldo Hills Community Club, Silverton
Caller: Leonard Snodgrass
Cuer: Frances Herigstad
View Flyer
November 15 (3rd Thu)
Sunset Promenaders
Fourth Anniversary Plus Promenaders
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Ken Pratt
View Flyer
November 23 (4th Fri)
Valley River Dancers
Gospel Dance
7:30-8 PM Pre-Plus; 8-10:30 PM Mainstream w/Rounds
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Julie Stiers
View Flyer
November 24 (4th Sat)
Columbia River Dancers
Turkey Burn-Off Dance
7 PM plus, 8 PM Mainstream
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Julie Stiers
View Flyer
December 2 (1st Sun)
Country Cut-Ups
Jamboree
2:00PM - 4:30PM
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Julie Stiers
View Flyer
December 12 (2nd Wed)
Bachelor N Bachelorettes
New Dancer's Jamboree - B51
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
View Flyer
December 16 (3rd Sun)
Hoedowners
New Dancers Jamboree
All Singing Calls Basic + Ferris Wheel
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Randy Lewis
View Flyer
December 28 (4th Fri)
Valley River Dancers
New Dancer & Christmas Dance
Pre-Plus 7:30-8 PM; Mainstream 8-10:30 PM - bring wrapped $
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Julie Stiers
View Flyer
December 29 (5th Sat)
Silver City Squares
New Dancers Dance
New dancer dance and baked potato dinner
Waldo Hills Community Club, Silverton
Caller: Leonard Snodgrass
Cuer: Frances Herigstad
View Flyer
December 31 (5th Mon)
River City Dancers
Around the World in 80 Days - New Year's
Celebrate New Year's Eve by travelling around the world - ca
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Julie Stiers
View Flyer
December 31 (5th Mon)
Tualatin Valley Council
New Year's Eve Dance
9:00 PM to 12:15 AM
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Randy Lewis
View Flyer
December 31 (5th Mon)
Columbia River Dancers
Starry Night New Year's Eve Dance
8:30 Pre-rounds, Mainstream 9-12:15 with Plus tip
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: Front Porch Trio
Cuer: Front Porch Trio
View Flyer

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Pictures

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Single Trees sock hop with Jim Hattrick and Jackie Gale. An Elvis sighting was rumored.

Two squares attended the final dance for the Floordusters. Thanks for the memories!

Beary Potter is visiting the Oaky Doaks. Please come visit and hang with him at the Oaky Doaks


Dancing on the Capitol steps for Oregon's Bounty celebration, October 6

Dancing on the Capitol steps for Oregon's Bounty celebration, October 6
Councils & Clubs

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Blue Mountains Council
No council news received.
Elkhorn Swingers
No club news received.
LaGrande Star Promenaders
No club news received.

November 22 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
Not holding regularly scheduled dances
Fort Union Grange, Island City
Caller: Dale Counsell
Cuer: Guest Cuers
Muddy Frogs
No club news received.

November 18 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
2 to 4 p.m.
Milton-Freewater Comm Bldg, Milton-Freewater
Caller: Bill Reid
Cuer: Neva Reid

Central Oregon Council - Link
No council news received.

November 12 (2nd Mon)
Meeting
meet every 2-3 months--time and place vary
Bachelor Beauts - Link
No club news received.

November 3 (1st Sat)
It's Dance Local Night
Rounds 7-7:30p, MS & Rounds 7:30-9:30, Plus 9:30-10
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Central Oregon
Cuer: Central Oregon
View Flyer

November 17 (3rd Sat)
Free Square Dance Party
An hour of easy (beginning) square dancing followed by a tas
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Mark McDonald
View Flyer

November 17 (3rd Sat)
Double Down/Triple Up Weekend with the R
Rounds 7-7:30p, MS & Rounds 7:30-9:30, Plus 9:30-10
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Mark McDonald
View Flyer

November 17 (3rd Sat)
Morning Masters Class /Triple Up Weekend
A two-hr extended application workshop hosted by the Red Roc
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
View Flyer
Red Rock Squares - Link
No club news received.

November 2 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Int Rounds 7-7:30p, MS+ Squares & Rounds 7:30-10p
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Leonard Snodgrass
Cuer: Mark McDonald

November 16 (3rd Fri)
Double Down/Triple Up Weekend with the B
Int Rounds 7-7:30p, MS+ Squares & Rounds 7:30-10p
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Mark McDonald
View Flyer

November 17 (3rd Sat)
Morning Masters Class /Triple Up Weekend
A two-hr extended application workshop
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
View Flyer
Sagebrush Shufflers - Link
No club news received.

November 10 (2nd Sat)
Regular Mainstream Dance
Rounds, Mainstream & Plus Squares
4-H Clover Bldg,, Prineville
Caller: Jim Steele
Cuer: Dave Cooper

November 24 (4th Sat)

Dark
Sundown Round Dance Club - Link
No club news received.

November 12 (2nd Mon)
Thanksgiving
Intermediate Rounds 6:30-7p, Phase II, III, IV 7-9p
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Cuer: Mark McDonald
Swinging Mountaineers Plus - Link
No club news received.

November 9 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
Int Rounds 7-7:30p, Plus Squares & Rounds 7:30-10p
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Joyce Brown

November 23 (4th Fri)

Dark

Emerald Empire Council - Link
No council news received.

November 19 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Hall 'B'
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Boots & Sandals - Link
No club news received.

November 3 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7;30 plus; 8:00 mainstream
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Lennie Ludiker 4th Saturday
Cuer: Christina Corelli

November 24 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7;30 plus; 8:00 mainstream
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Lennie Ludiker 4th Saturday
Cuer: Christina Corelli
Cascade Callers & Cuers Assoc
Our next scheduled dance isn't until March 30, 2019 at the hall in Springfield. 7:30 - Pre-Rounds and 8:00 - 10:00 Square dance. Our callers and cuers will be doing the dance for you. Please come and join us for an evening of FUN! Write this date down on your 2019 calendars now.

The callers and cuers always have a meeting at 6:30 before each CCCA dance.

We had a small but very fun dance September 29.

Roger Putzler and Christina Corelli will be calling and cueing a New Year's Eve dance. 8:30 - Pre-Rounds with Christina and 9:00 - Midnight is Mainstream and Plus with Roger. We'll do a tip in 2019! Any callers or cuers present New Year Eve will be asked if they'd like to call and;/or cue. Sounds like a fun way to bring in 2019! Please bring a pie to share. The first time we did this there were over 30 pies. Needless to say we have pies for a few dancers after that! We’ll have a fruit and/or veggie tray as well. Come help us welcome 2019!

Keep on dancing, calling and cueing for FUN

Christina Corelli

Secretary - CCCA

Cast A Shadow
No club news received.
Misty Valley Cloggers
No club news received.

November 16 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Cuer: Lauri Weidenhaft
Single Trees - Link
We got our dance year off to a good start in September with a fun Sock Hop called by Jim Hattrick and cued by Jackie Gale. It is always a treat to see the pedal pushers and poodle skirts out on the floor. We even had Elvis (or was it the Fonz?) dance with us throughout the evening!

November 9 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 plus; 8-10:30 MS squares
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Jim Hattrick (2nd Fridays only)
Cuer: Jackie Gale

November 23 (4th Fri)
DARK
7:30 plus; 8-10:30 MS squares
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: n/a
Cuer: n/a
Spin Cycle Squares - Link
We have a very special dance November 17, a Saturday, with Kris Jensen from Albuquerque. Please see our flyer. Kris does an amazing job of calling all levels, and dancers have a great time. Kris will call Advanced from 3:00 - 4:30. Then we'll have one of our famous potlucks from 4:30 - 5:30. Then from 5:30 - 8:00 it'll be Mainstream and Plus. $7 for each session

We'll also have a Silent Auction. The Silent Auction is pretty amazing!

Please join us November 17 for a full day of FUN!. We'll be in Hall B. Please park in the back.

We continue to dance Sunday nights from 5:30 - 8:00 at all levels with our competent caller and teacher, Tim Matteson. We encourage dancers to come dance with us and get more floor time. Please call our president, David Lajoie at 541-520-7311 or Tim at 541-988-0399 to make sure we are dancing as we go dark once in a blue moon. We don't want to miss you. Our dances/classes are always casual. We always have a lot of food too. Come for a fun evening almost every Sunday!

We will be dark November 18.

Remember that our hall has a cushioned wood floor.

Happy Dancing,

Christina Corelli

Member-At-Large - Spin Cycle Squares


November 4 (1st Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30-8:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

November 11 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30-8:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

November 17 (3rd Sat)
Our November Dance Thingie and Silent Au
3:00 - 4:30 Advanced 4:30 - Potluck 5:30 - 9:00 - Mainst
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Kris Jensen from Albuquerque
View Flyer

November 18 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark

November 25 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30-8:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson
Sweet Home Squarenaders
No club news received.

November 10 (2nd Sat)
Thanksgiving Dinner Dance
7pm dinner-*pm-10;30pm Dance --every 3rd tip plus
Oak Heights School, Sweet Home
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jackie Gale
Whirl-A-Ways - Link
No club news received.

November 10 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 plus 8-10:30 ms
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Mike Kious
Cuer: Christina Corelli

November 17 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 plus 8-10:30 MS & Rounds
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Mike Kious
Cuer: Christina Corelli
Wolf Pack - Link
No club news received.

November 3 (1st Sat)
Veteran's Day Dance
7:30 Plus / 8:00 Mainstream
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Sandy Harris
Cuer: Christina Corelli
View Flyer

November 24 (4th Sat)
Dance Off the Turkey
7:30 Plus / 8:00 Mainstream
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Sandy Harris
Cuer: Christina Corelli
View Flyer

Interstate Highlanders
No council news received.

November 17 (3rd Sat)
Meeting
6pm before the club dance Quarterly
Triad School Student Union, Klamath Falls
Klamath Country Squares
No club news received.

November 17 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Triad School Student Union, Klamath Falls
Caller: Roy Morgan
Cuer: Sarge Glidewell

Mid-Willamette Council - Link
Thank you to all the club dancers who attended the Fall Festival on Sept. 29 at the Salem Square Dance Center. Although our numbers were few, a good time was had by all. Thank you, also, to the callers and cuers from the Area for giving us their time. Three squares were on the floor at all times with at least a square on the sidelines.

November 19 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Sept, Nov., Jan., Mar., May
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Braids & Braves - Link
The leaves are falling and we're back to dancing on the third Saturday of each month at Dayton's Palmer Creek Lodge. We had over two squares at our September dance. We're planning at least one visitation this month, too. Our October dance was Halloween themed and some came wearing a costume. We had a hallowonderful time!

Due to lack of participation, our lessons for this season were cancelled, but our cuer, Sandra Pinion, is continuing her Round Dance classes. Carmen


November 17 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 - 10:00 PM
Palmer Creek Lodge,Dayton Community Cent, Dayton
Caller: Leonard Snodgrass
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
Capitol Callers & Cuers Assoc - Link
No club news received.

November 18 (3rd Sun)
Meeting
September, November, February, May
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Delegate: N/A
Cherry City Cloggers - Link
No club news received.

November 6 (1st Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

November 13 (2nd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

November 20 (3rd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

November 27 (4th Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Corvallis Squares - Link
No club news received.

November 10 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

November 24 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Golden Squares
No club news received.

November 5 (1st Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Quest Cuers

November 19 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Quest Cuers
Independence Wagon Wheelers - Link
What an enthusiastic and fun Fall Mainstream Class this year! The Salem Hospital location is awesome, and we are grateful to Salem Hospital for allowing us to hold our classes there. George Hermann, our Club Caller and Mainstream Class Instructor, is well on his way to molding our talented and enthusiastic students into Square Dancers. You can tell by the expressions on the students’ faces that they are having a blast in the process.

At press time we are looking forward to spicing up our Saturday November 3 Dance with a Halloween theme. So put on your scariest costume (optional), come on out to the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall, and join in the fun.

Come dance with us on the first and second Saturdays at Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall and by all means don’t miss our upcoming special dances: November 3 Halloween Dance; December 8 Christmas Dance; March 9 IWW Birthday Dance; April 13 Easter dance. Hope to see you across a square! Dee and Bert Mackaman


November 3 (1st Sat)
HALLOWEEN DANCE
7:00-10:00PM
Polk County Fairgrounds, Arts & Craft Bl, Rickreall
Caller: George Hermann
Cuer: Patty Hermann
View Flyer
Lebanon Square Circlers - Link
No club news received.

November 3 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30pm Pre-Rounds, 8:00pm Mainstream, 10:15pm Plus
IOOF Hall, Lebanon
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Jackie Gale

November 17 (3rd Sat)
Veteran's Day Dance
7:30pm Pre-Rounds, 8:00pm Mainstream, 10:15pm Plus
IOOF Hall, Lebanon
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Jackie Gale
View Flyer
ORDTA - Link
No club news received.
ReVuN'Q
The new season of dancing is coming along just fine at our club. The new schedule seems to be working well and we have gone from six to eight couples to 11 couples in a few weeks. Hope they continue to attend and enjoy the sessions. At 6:30 p.m., we are working on Intro to Cha and the students are taking it all in and working on mastering the technique of 1, 2, cha, cha, cha. At 7:15, we work on some easy cha and fill in with a few phase 2 dances just to keep up the memory of the steps. Then at 7:45 we switch to West Coast Swing and have to remember the various steps to that rhythm. Whew!!! At 8:30, we let the higher level 4+ and easy 5 have a go at it for an hour. We are covering all levels and the dancers and members seem to be adjusting to the schedule and are allowing everyone to have their time.

Ken and Dianne Pratt are kind enough to come every other week with Stephanie Lozano and Leonard Snodgrass filling in the other week. Leonard is coming along well with learning how to cue and his timing is getting better with each time he gets on stage. Continued success, Leonard. Stephanie takes constant notes to work on her teaching skills and seems to be getting more comfortable with the educator status she has accepted in our club. Come and visit us to see the fun we can have each week.

We will be assisting Ken and Dianne as they host the New Year’s Eve dance at the Salem Square Dance Center. Details will follow soon. Marilyn Schmit


November 1 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
Lessons 6:30-7:20; Dance 7:30-8:20 & 8:30-9:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano

November 8 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
Lessons 6:30-7:20; Dance 7:30-8:20 & 8:30-9:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano

November 15 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
Lessons 6:30-7:20; Dance 7:30-8:20 & 8:30-9:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano

November 22 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
Lessons 6:30-7:20; Dance 7:30-8:20 & 8:30-9:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano

November 29 (5th Thu)
Regular Dance
Lessons 6:30-7:20; Dance 7:30-8:20 & 8:30-9:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano
Salem Swingin' Stars
No club news received.

November 2 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden

November 16 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden

November 30 (5th Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden
Silver City Squares
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our October dance. We had a lot of fun dancing to Leonard and Frances.

Our November dance is also our Ham Dinner. Please check out our flyer. Dinner is at 7:00 pm and is $4.00 per person in addition to regular dance. Come join us for a great dinner followed by great dancing!

We do have a couple of students this year for lessons. And all of them are youth who are also interested in competition. Speaking of competition - if you have youth in your club who are interested - have them contact Karyn Buchheit so we can get them included! See you in a square. Petrina Buchheit


November 9 (2nd Fri)
Ham Dinner Dance
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Waldo Hills Community Club, Silverton
Caller: Leonard Snodgrass
Cuer: Frances Herigstad
View Flyer
Timber Twirlers - Link
No club news received.

November 2 (1st Fri)
Feed the Hungry
7:30-10:00
IOOF Hall, Albany
Caller: Bruce Lowther
Cuer: Sandy Harris
View Flyer

November 16 (3rd Fri)
Blast From the Past
7:30-10:00
IOOF Hall, Albany
Caller: Bruce Lowther
Cuer: Sandy Harris
View Flyer
Willamette Squares
On their regularly scheduled dance night, Sept. 22 at the Salem Square Dance Center, Willamette Squares hosted the OREGON FEDERATION OF SQUARE AND ROUND DANCE CLUBS. It was well attended with enough people for five squares. Sandy Harris as caller and Jackie Gale as cuer shared the stage with a variety of guest callers and cuers. The food table was laden with an ample variety of choices. Much enthusiastic dancing took place.

With this important event behind us, we are looking forward to our 24th birthday dance which will be Halloween themed, costumes encouraged but optional. The regular Saturday night dance will be dark but The Birthday Dance will be held Sunday afternoon October 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the SSDC. It never fails that we have an enjoyable time at all our dances.

Willamette Squares are foregoing their traditional fall lessons to support the Wagon Wheeler’s effort in offering Sunday evening classes at the Salem Hospital.

Looking forward to seeing you in a square. Jodee Howard


November 24 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:15
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Sandy Harris
Cuer: Jackie Gale

Portland Area Council - Link
The State Federation meeting (and state dance) of September, 2019, will be at the Maplewood Grange in Aurora. Details later.

Vice-President Egan is working on passports for new dancer’s jamborees, similar to the passport program that the TVC council has had for many years.

The PAC and TVC will be co-hosting an Alzheimer’s Benefit Dance May 19, 2019. Details later.


November 19 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
7:30
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove

November 30 (5th Fri)
Dance
7:30
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Caller: Ian Craig
Cuer: Doug Hatch
View Flyer
Bachelor N Bachelorettes - Link
Wasn’t that a great article that the Editor of the OFN wrote last month? Well, I never actually read it, but I heard it was a great article!

Our class is going great and it seems to make a difference in having classes just before our regular dance. At least there are plenty of angels there, who would otherwise just be sitting around.

We’ve got some really choice dances coming up. Check out the When and Where section.

Prudy Prunit is still eyeing the big tree in our parking lot, wanting to chop it down. It bombards all the cars underneath with all sorts of debris. On the other hand, the only cars parking beneath it belong to the club officers so the general membership is fine with it, not to mention the Grange Beautification Committee. Update: At our general meeting, our board awarded Prudy the contract to chop down the tree, all voting “aye” except club florist Gerry Geranium. The tree will be gone very soon.

Petula Petticoat


November 7 (1st Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Tami Helms
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November 14 (2nd Wed)
Veterans Dance
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick

November 21 (3rd Wed)
Pie Night and Turkey Raffle
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Tami Helms

November 28 (4th Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Kris Jensen
Cuer: Tami Helms
Buzzin Bees
The Bee's are happy to announce that Lonnie Sycks has agreed to be our club cuer. he will be doing Pre Rounds on the 1st Saturday of the month and KC will be doing pre plus on the 3rd Saturday . We all enjoyed our black light dance in October. November our Theme will be Red, White and Blue celebrating Veterans day. We are starting Plus Lessons on Nov. 4th at 4pm come learn or brush up we will be having a good time.

The Buzzin' Bees are saddened by the sudden unexpected loss of our Dear Friend and Family member Evelyn Kinder.

Evelyn always had a smile for everyone who came to our dance and you could find her at the door and greeting people most every dance night. She was one of the reasons that the Bees have such great door prizes. We will all miss Evelyn greatly.


November 3 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 pre rounds 7:30 squares
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: K.C. Curtis
Cuer: Guest

November 17 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 pre rounds 7:30 squares
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: K.C. Curtis
Cuer: Guest
Chaps & Petticoats - Link
No club news received.

November 2 (1st Fri)

7:30 Pre Plus 8:00-10 Mainstream
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Scott Zinser (1st Friday)
Cuer: Frances Herrigstad

November 16 (3rd Fri)

7:30 PreRounds, 8:00 Mainstream
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Dave Cooper

November 18 (3rd Sun)
Turkey Trot New Dancer Dance
New Dancer Dance Full Turkey Dinner at Break time
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Mark McDonald
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Country Cut-Ups - Link
Thankfulness is always fitting for the month in which we officially have Thanksgiving. We are thankful for having such a great club to work with! We are thankful to be in an area with many great callers and cuers! We are thankful for getting our leaky roof fixed on the Boring Barn! An extra big thanks goes to Marc De La Bruere, Robert Lumsden, and Dan Ragland for their work on the new roof.

Several Cut-Ups will be attending the Rivco Square and Round Dance Festival in Indio, CA, November 8-11th. Hopefully, they will have a warmer climate, an escape from the rain, and some hot dancing!

We have a great mainstream class going with Scott Zinser and will be hosting a new dancer Jamboree on Dec. 2nd. Come and bring your club’s new dancers and students.

We will be gearing up for Christmas. Traditionally, the Cut-Ups get together and decorate a tree and the Barn for the Holidays. We will enjoy our club Christmas Party on Dec. 15th. We will also be hosting a fifth Saturday dance in December, to plan to come to our all plus level dance with Jim Hattrick. We will not be holding a New Year’s Eve Dance this year.

Beverly De La Bruere


November 3 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00pm Plus, 7:30-10:30 Mainstream (3rd Tip Plus)
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Julie Stiers
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November 24 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00pm Plus, 7:30-10:30 Mainstream (3rd Tip Plus)
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Doug Hatch
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Floordusters
The Floordusters have held their final dance and are dissolving.
Happy Hoppers - Link
Surprise! After many years of going dark for our first dance in November, the Hoppers are actually dancing November 3rd . Now that we are in a new hall, our dance night does not interfere with the Royal Romp. So, if you like plus and don’t plan to attend the Royal Romp, why not join us at our new home, the Washington Grange, for a night of plus dancing with our great caller, Jim Hattrick?

November will be our second month of holding dances at the Washington grange. We are adjusting to our new surroundings and adapting to doing some things a bit differently. However, we still have the same friendly club members, a great caller, and wonderful guests who come to visit our club and dance with us. You can’t beat that combination.

Due in part to our move to a new location and our ability to let people know we are settled in and ready to share our love of dance with our students, lessons are off to a bit of a slow start. This year our club is holding eight week lesson sessions, so, hopefully the next session will see a larger group of students joining our class. We are planning a gently used clothing resale for our students and any other interested square dancers during our lesson time on Monday, November 12th. There is always a large selection of clothes which we sell for amazing low

prices. Our hope is to provide very affordable clothes for our new dancers and anyone else wishing to add to their dance wardrobe. If you have been to one of our sales, you know what a great selection we have. It’s actually a lot of fun to find some of the treasures just waiting to be taken home as your next perfect square dance outfit. We hope to see you at our sale or at one of our next dances.

Jean Tolstrup


November 3 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 TO 9:45
WASHINGTON GRANGE #82, VANCOUVER
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
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November 12 (2nd Mon)
Clothing Sale Extravaganza!
6:00 PM during the square dance lessons
WASHINGTON GRANGE #82, VANCOUVER
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November 17 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 TO 9:45
WASHINGTON GRANGE #82, VANCOUVER
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
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Heads to the Center - Link
No club news received.

November 1 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

November 8 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

November 15 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

November 22 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

November 29 (5th Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club
Oaky Doaks - Link
No club news received.

November 3 (1st Sat)
Wild Wild West Horses Benefit Dance
7:00 Pre-Rounds, 7:30- 9:30 Mainstream
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Caller: Janienne Alexander
Cuer: Doug Hatch
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November 17 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 Pre-Rounds, 7:30- 9:30 Mainstream
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Julie Stiers
River City Dancers - Link
Our square dance lessons began on Sunday September 16 and continue at 5:30 PM each Sunday. We have a good class and our students are progressing nicely under the excellent instruction of our caller Darrell Kalmbach.

We continue to have visitations to other mainstream clubs each month. Our last visitation was to Tri Squares anniversary dance. We brought two squares and we were the visiting club with the most members in attendance. It was a fun dance. Our next visitation will be to the Seaside Sashay on Saturday October 27. Look for us in our blue and white club outfits and come join us in a square.

We dance every second and third Saturday at Milwaukie Community Center at SE 42nd and Jackson. Our October 20th dance will be our Halloween dance. Costumes are encouraged but not required. All dancers are always welcome at our dances and we love visitors. Come dance with us.


November 10 (2nd Sat)
Veteran's Day Dance---Quilts of Valor
7:00 Plus and pre-rounds, 7:30 to 9:30 pm Mainstream, 9:30 Q
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
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November 17 (3rd Sat)
Mainstream Dance
7:00 Plus and pre-rounds, 7:30 to 9:30 pm Mainstream
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Tami Helms
Rosetown Ramblers - Link
No club news received.

November 10 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Alternate Mainstream and Plus, 7:30 to 9:30
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Tumbleweeds
No club news received.

November 2 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Tami Helms 1st,, 3rd & 5th Friday

November 9 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Tami Helms 1st,, 3rd & 5th Friday

November 16 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Tami Helms 1st,, 3rd & 5th Friday

November 23 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Tami Helms 1st,, 3rd & 5th Friday

November 30 (5th Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Tami Helms 1st,, 3rd & 5th Friday

Rogue-Sis-Q Council
Hi Everyone,

Again, don't forget the "Game Basket" to benefit the next "Young at Heart" Dance. This dance will be next July. The precise date and place is yet to be decided. If you have any games or puzzles to donate to this basket, let Lorri or Lois know. All proceeds will go to the "Young at Heart" or Youth Dance. Lorri will have this basket at all the dances she attends, so you can purchase raffle tickets.

With the demise of the Rogue Squares, the Rogue Sis-Q Council has taken sponsorhip of the "Pajamarama" on January 11, 2019. This will become an annual "New Dancer" dance. The Callers & Cuers sponsor "New Dancer" dances in December and February, so this should be an excellent fit and give the newbies one more arena to practice their newly learned skill.

Don't forget, there is a 5th Friday Council Dance on November 30th at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center on Table Rock Road in Medford. There will be Advanced from 6:30 to 7:30, Pre-Rounds from 7:30 to 8:00 and Mainstream/Plus from 8:00 to 10:30ish. The caller is Lawrence Johnstone and the Cuer is Rikki Lobato. Please plan to attend because this will be a very good dance.

The next Council meeting will be December 4, 2018 at Round Table Pizza in Poplar Square.

Lois & Lorri


November 30 (5th Fri)
Council Dance
630-730 Advanced; pre-rounds 7:30 MS/Plus 8-1030pm
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Lawrence Johnstone
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
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Charlie Brown Squares - Link
The Charlie's are enjoying having a great group of about 8 new students for their Beginner class on Thursdays. The group is very enthusiastic and seem to be really enjoying themselves. They recently celebrated their first plateau!! The Tuesday Plus class is going well with several new dancers and a new couple who recently relocated. So happy to have everyone join us!! Advanced class/workshop is on hold while a couple of our dancers are vacationing on the East Coast and we should be starting back up mid-November!

We had 1 dance in October - and everyone had a fabulous time! Sarge & Chuck were the cuer and caller and there were a lot of smiles and happy feet!!

We were dark for Potato Festival in Klamath Falls; and hope that Charlie dancers were able to head over the mountain to enjoy a great time!! There is a potluck prior to pre rounds!!! Check out the flyer for more info.

November dances are going to be fun!!!! We have J Domis & Bob Dingman on 11/3 for a Mainstream/Plus Dance - 730 pre rounds. It's always a treat to have J call for us!!! November 17th we will welcome Mike Sikorsky for a special dance!! 6pm Advanced and 730 pre rounds with Cathy Houston from the coast - will be fun to welcome them both!!! Check out flyer for more info!

Our 51st birthday dance is fast approaching on 12/1 - we are so excited to welcome Michael Kellogg & MaryAnn Callahan!!! We will have early advanced as well as MS & Plus tips and rounds!! Flyers will be out soon!! Mark your calendar now to come and visit. Charlie's always put on a party - and this year will be no exception!!!

We look forward to dancing with lots of our friends soon!!

See you in a square!


November 3 (1st Sat)
Share The Bounty Dance
Pre Rounds 730 8-1030 MS w/Plus Tips & Rounds 630 Potluck
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: J Domis
Cuer: Bob Dingman
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November 17 (3rd Sat)
Fall Fling Dance
6-730 Advanced 730 Pre Rounds 8-1030 MS & Plus w/Rounds
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Mike Sikorsky
Cuer: Cathy Houston
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Circle-N-Square - Link
No club news received.

November 17 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Rounds at 7pm Squares at 8pm
Greenhorn Guild, Yreka
Caller: Dean Black
Rogue Squares
Well, it seems that the Rogue Squares find themselves between a rock and that proverbial hard place. Well, maybe not.

On September 22, the club members (6 of the 7 existing members) had a meeting and voted to dissolve the club. There just hasn't been the support and participation necessary to maintain a club the way it was meant to be.

As of October 11, 2018, the Rogue Squares was officially absorbed into the Star Promenaders Square Dance Club.

The Pajamarama will be sponsored by the Rogue Sis-Q Council and remain a "New Dancer" dance.

We will see you all in a square somplace, we are sure.

Take care and God Bless all of you who DID come out to support us.

Carl & Lois Muck, Bonnie & Relfe Patterson, Debbie Cretton, Frances Ramey, & Elaine Funk

Star Promenaders - Link
Another "Amateur Night" is in the history books. There weren't any prospective cuers on hand, but there were three prospective callers. All did a good job. Since our regular caller was elk hunting, we had a "guest" caller as MC. You may remember him, his name is Wayne Weaver. His lovely wife was in the audience. Thanks Wayne for the help.

Classes are going well. They got off to a slow start, but are going strong now. We even have a couple of dancers who are former dancers and are refreshing the activity.

We will start a Plus class on Monday, October 22nd. Come on out from 6:30 to 8:30 for the class to refresh or learn. We have a great time. Phil is a lot of fun.

Our "Game Night" in October was great fun. The potluck was "An Old-Fashioned Potluck" theme. There was some good food. Of course, you and I know, that potlucks are always "good food." Square dancers are some pretty darn good cooks. At lest on game night, we don't have to try to get out and dance after we eat. The sound of dominoes on the tables will not allow anyone but the deaf to take a nap after eating.

The next "Game Night" is yet to be decided. We are leaning toward January, but it isn't for sure. We will keep you posted. What a lot of fun we have. Some Friday night when we are having "Game Night" come out and join us. It is a "Hoot." If you don't play Mexican Train, there is usually a game of cribbage going on or if there is some other "Game" you would like to play, let us know. We are open to most any table game.

Wayne's Advances class began on October 10 with a couple of newer dancers. There were also some "refreshing" dancers. The class is from 6 to 7:30pm. The workshop is from 730 to 8:30pm or so.

Quite a few Stars will be present at the Potato Festival in Klamath Falls. I know a great time will be had by all!! Thanks to Denny Fullerton and her crew for putting on a great party.

Square thru 3, no 4, no 5 - oh heck, see you next month!


November 10 (2nd Sat)
Honor Veterans Dance
730 Pre Rounds 8-10 MS w/Plus
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Phil Ramey
Cuer: Bob Dingman
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November 24 (4th Sat)
Give Thanks Dance
730 Pre Rounds 8-10 EZ Plus w/3rd Tip MS
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Phil Ramey
Cuer: Bob Dingman
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South Coast Council
No council news received.
Beachcombers - Link
No club news received.

November 24 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
3 PM to 6 PM Oct-June DarkJuly & August
Beachcombers Cove, Port Orford
Caller: Guest Callers
Cuer: Cathy Houston
Crook County Mavericks
No club news received.

November 9 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-9:00 PM Phase II-IV
Beachcombers Cove, Port Orford
Cuer: Dave Cooper
Saints-N-Aints - Link
No club news received.

November 3 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00
Harmony Methodist Church, Coos Bay
Caller: Sherm Welch
Cuer: Cathy Houston and Cherie Cox

November 17 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00
Harmony Methodist Church, Coos Bay
Caller: Sherm Welch
Cuer: Cherie Cox and Cathy Houston
Sets In Order - Link
No club news received.

November 10 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Coquille Community Building, Coquille
Caller: Coleeta Quigley
Cuer: Denise Harris

Tualatin Valley Council - Link
As the Council is encouraging all dancers to attend the anniversary dances of member clubs, we are off to a running start this year. Some are going dark to attend another club! The month of September had three anniversary dances; the Wavesteppers, Toedraggers, and TriSquares. I only have information from the latter two dances.

On Friday, September 21st the Kinton Grange was rocking with 109 dancers. The Toe Draggers 43rd Berry Good Anniversary dance was indeed very good! KC Curtis, Darrell Kalmbach, and George Hermann called a great dance. Bev Flint and Patty Hermann cued. Eleven of the thirteen TVC clubs were in attendance.

Also on a Friday, September 28th, the TriSquares held their 20th Anniversary dance at the Tigard Grange. Several of the old timers mentioned that the Grange had not had that many dancers in a long, long time. That number was 132, over 16 squares. Guest national caller Adam Christman suggested that the dancers checkerboard their squares, a concept new to some. Sandra Pinion cued the rounds for the evening.

Since the OFN is published mid month, you may still have time to plan on the Mix 'N Mingle anniversary dance on October 20th. See their flyer for format information. They are dancing Mainstream for this dance.

Ferrous Steinka


November 26 (4th Mon)
TVC Meeting
5:45 Dinner, 7:00 meeting
Old Spaghetti Factory, Hillsboro
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Columbia River Dancers - Link
Turkey, football, shopping for Christmas and our annual Turkey Burnoff. Yes, it is that time of the year. Before we celebrate Thanksgiving comes our celebration of Veteran's Day. On November 10th Mike and Julie Stout will call and cue. It is always fun and exciting to have them with us.

Then comes turkey and football. The following Saturday means it is time to get off the couch, tighten up the shoes and get to dancing off some of the potatoes and gravy with Dan Nordbye and Julie Stiers. It is always a great way to start the holiday season.

As usual, our dances are plus from 7-8 and mainstream the rest of the evening. Our dances are at the Hazel Dell Grange.

The Columbia River Dancers were saddened to hear of the passing of our good friend Dorothy Lowder at the end of September. She loved to cue and loved to teach. When she taught she always wanted you to do the moves correctly. I ask that you take some time to remember her in your prayers. As you think of Dorothy please also keep Hoyt in your heart as well as he adjusts his life in this difficult time.

Nick Johnson


November 10 (2nd Sat)
Veteran's Day Dance
7 PM plus, 8 PM Mainstream
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: Mike Stout
Cuer: Julie Stout
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November 24 (4th Sat)
Turkey Burn-Off Dance
7 PM plus, 8 PM Mainstream
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Julie Stiers
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Eager Beavers - Link
November may be my favorite month and Thanksgiving my favorite holiday. Election Day is not a holiday but it should be. You cannot complain about the politicians if you do not get out and vote for people who will support the issues you care about. Do not listen to what they promise but at what they have done in the past. But you know that already.

We will be recognizing veterans on Monday, November 12th, for their service here and abroad. Amazingly we have a few WWII veterans in our club! They are the tough ones.

Nineteen Eager Beavers attended the Toe Draggers 43rd Anniversary Dance plus ice-cream social September 21st. Three callers and two cuers provided the one hundred nine dancers a variety of Plus, Mainstream, and Rounds so everyone had plenty of exercise. They needed it because Toe Dragger bakers are awesome and with ice-cream we all took some extra baggage home. Thanks for a great dance.

So you can truly enjoy that delicious Thanksgiving dinner you have to train for it. Do twice as much dancing as you did last month so you can afford another helping.

Reminder that Daylight Savings Times changes to Standard Time November 4th. It is set your clock back (fall back) day. You would not want to arrive too early unless food is being served.

Even if you work on Mondays, you can join us once in a while; we dance every Monday, even on holidays except Christmas and New Years. Our three great callers (Jim Hattrick, Daryl Clendenin, and Darrell Kalmbach) keep us on our toes as each week, always seeming to have some new twist to keep our minds sharp. We dance from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 NW Cornell Road in Beaverton. Please check for up to date information at www.eagerbeavers.info or OFN website: http://ofn.club

Rachel Nettleton


November 5 (1st Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 - 1:15 Ph3, - 1:15 to 3:00 Plus & Ph II Rounds
Sunset Presbyterian Church, Beaverton
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Daryl Clendenin
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November 12 (2nd Mon)
Veteran's Day Dance
1:00 - 1:15 Ph3, - 1:15 to 3:00 Plus & Ph II Rounds
Sunset Presbyterian Church, Beaverton
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Joyce Hooper
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November 19 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 - 1:15 Ph3, - 1:15 to 3:00 Plus & Ph II Rounds
Sunset Presbyterian Church, Beaverton
Caller: Jim Hattrick Caller/Cuer
Cuer: Jim Hattrick

November 26 (4th Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 - 1:15 Ph3, - 1:15 to 3:00 Plus & Ph II Rounds
Sunset Presbyterian Church, Beaverton
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Joyce Hooper
Hayshakers - Link
No club news received.

November 16 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
6:00 PM
Pacific Grange, Warrenton
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Guest

November 30 (5th Fri)
Regular Dance
6:00 PM
Pacific Grange, Warrenton
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Guest
Hoedowners - Link
On September 8th we observed the end of summer with our Back to School Sock Hop. Does anyone remember why sock hops were popular? They originated in the 40’s when dances were held in gyms across America and the hard-soled shoes of the time scuffed the varnish on the floors. With the advent of tennis shoes and softer soles, the need to protect the hardwoods vanished. At our sock hop we attempted to “polish” the ballroom floor with every sort of footwear. A big shout out to Lewis Klein who was visiting from the Frontier Squares of Webster, Texas.

On Friday, September 21st,a group of Hoedowners ventured to the Kinton Grange for the Toe Draggers 43rd Very Berry Anniversary dance. Almost 14 squares, 109 folks, danced to the lively calling of KC Curtis and Darrell Kalmbach. With almost two squares in attendance, the Hoedowners brought home one of our banners.

The following day we held our Farmer’s Market Dance celebrating the plentiful produce we enjoy here in Oregon. It’s a celebration of the harvest, farmers and their labors, and the bounty of gardens. This year our dance was hopped up by an unscheduled guest. It was Barley, the mascot of the Hillsboro Hops minor league baseball team. The Hoedowners enjoy their annual summer party at a Hops game but it came as a total surprise when Barley decided to join us and try square dancing. I must say Barley is a natural. The after-dance buffet was excellent as usual; apples, pears, corn baked items and no barley.

On September 28th we enjoyed a visitation to the TriSquares in Tigard for their 20th Anniversary. Several of us started at Busters for some barbeque before the dance. We had over two squares at the Tigard Grange packed with 132 folks, over 16 squares. Adam Christman, guest caller for the night, had us dancing checkerboard which for some was new. Once again, the Hoedowners retrieved one of our banners.

Looking ahead, November 10th will be our 11th annual Turkey Toss Dance. I have no idea who proposed this dance all those years ago but it is always a winner. (Editors note: It was Mary T. Withers who came up with the idea and name.) You can be a winner too by joining us in a bean bag toss for a turkey for you table. We’ve tried to figure a way to toss turkeys without damaging the floor or straining backs but haven’t come up with anything yet. Don’t miss out!

We’ll be holding a Soup Dance on Saturday November 24th. November always seems like soup weather and the buffet table will have soups of all kinds. I think I may be headed to some local restaurants for a bit of “souper” inspiration. I promise the unusual.

Krystal Laas


November 10 (2nd Sat)
11th Annual Turkey Toss
7:00-8:00 Plus/Interm. Round;8:00-10:00 Mainstream
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Randy Lewis
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November 24 (4th Sat)
Soup Night
7:00-8:00 Plus/Interm. Round;8:00-10:00 Mainstream
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Randy Lewis
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Mix N Mingle - Link
It's November! And what does November mean? It tells us that we will go dark November 3rd because of Royal Romp. That makes it a good night to catch the Royal Romp or to visit another square dance club.

We will be back November 17th, welcoming you to another fun dance called by Randy Dibble and cued by Jeanine Norden. It's also time to think about the Canned Food Dance December 15th. Stock up early to be prepared. It's handy that there is a barrel at the grange to hold all items until time for distribution. If you will be elsewhere December 15th, we will be happy to have your food items early or late (or both.)

Patty Bonney


November 3 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

November 17 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Pre-Rounds 7:30; Squares 8-10:30
Winona Grange, Tualatin
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden
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R Square D - Link
We began our regular dance schedule in September, 2nd Friday and 4th Saturday, changing from our summer schedule on Wednesdays.

Getting petticoats fluffed and outfits matched is part of our regular dance season, our serious attire consideration. This is something I hear regarding "modern square dancing". Some new dancers are not interested in our traditional dance attire which, in truth, is much more folksy than modern. As we are trying to entice new dancers, we might begin the conversation among ourselves and see if we can begin a shift toward more modern. What would it be?

On November 9th we will honor our Veterans with free admission. Speaking of attire, there should be lots of red, white and blue.

The Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 24th, we will try to balance calories from our Thanksgiving feast and exercise. Thank you, Craig, for always keeping us moving briskly.

R Square D dances at 106 NW 8th, Kelso/Longview WA. Our website www.r-square-d.info is a great way to keep track of our club and events or friend us on Facebook. Our caller is Craig Abercrombie and our cuer is Lonnie Sycks, 7-8 Plus and advanced rounds, 8-10 Mainstream with rounds. Our website will have Octoberfest events highlighted... look to see if there is a picture of you.

Annie Tietze


November 9 (2nd Fri)
Honor Our Heroes (Veterans get in free)
7:00-8:00 Plus; 8:00-10:00 MS w/Rounds
Kelso Senior Center, Kelso
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Lonnie Sycks
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November 24 (4th Sat)
Turkey Trot
7:00-8:00 Plus; 8:00-10:00 MS w/Rounds
Kelso Senior Center, Kelso
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Lonnie Sycks
Sunset Promenaders - Link
Mainstream dances in November are on 3rd with a theme to honor our veterans, and November 17th with a Thanksgiving theme. We do have a lot to be thankful for when you consider all the weather problems we have seen in the news this year.

Our dance schedule is 7:00 to 7:30 Intermediate Rounds and 7:30 to 9:30 Mainstream Square dance with a Plus tip at the end. Mike Stout is our caller, and Ken Pratt our cuer.

Our three Plus dances in November are the 1st, 15th, 29th with Darrell Kalmbach calling and Ken Pratt cueing. Dance times are same as our mainstream dances; 7:00 to 7:30 intermediate rounds, 7:30 to 9:30 plus dance.

If you have not been to our hall before we have good parking on the street or at the bank parking lot across the street. Our hall has a nice wood floor, a separate dining room, air-conditioning, great callers and cuer, and friendly people who like to see visitors. We are located in the Odd Fellows Hall, 267 E. Main St. in downtown Hillsboro.

In November and December, we are having a food drive for the less fortunate in our neighborhood, we appreciate all non-perishable food choose to donate. Thanks.

Tom & Janice Sminia


November 1 (1st Thu)
Plus Dance
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Ken Pratt
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November 3 (1st Sat)
Mainstream Dance
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Mike Stout (Mainstream 1st & 3rd Satur
Cuer: Ken Pratt
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November 15 (3rd Thu)
Fourth Anniversary Plus Promenaders
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Ken Pratt
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November 17 (3rd Sat)
Mainstream Dance
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Mike Stout (Mainstream 1st & 3rd Satur
Cuer: Ken Pratt

November 29 (5th Thu)
Plus Dance
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Ken Pratt
Toe Draggers - Link
Our Anniversary dance was so much fun, with the help of many visitors! We counted 109 dancers with a few clubs taking home banners.

On September 28th the Toe’s had the 2nd largest attendance at the Tri-Squares Anniversary dance. That just goes to show that Square and Round dancing is very much alive and kicking in Oregon!

Our dance on November 2nd is a regular fun dance, with Bev cueing pre-rounds at 7:30. Then on November 16th we will have the Harvest Dance with KC calling pre-plus at 7:30. Both of these dances are a canned food drive, so feel free to bring along a can or two for those less fortunate.

Kathy Degman


November 2 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 prerounds, 8:00 MS
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: KC Curtis
Cuer: Bev Flint
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November 16 (3rd Fri)
Fall Harvest Dance
7:30 preplus, 8:00 MS
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: KC Curtis
Cuer: Bev Flint
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Tri Squares - Link
In September it was good to be back in our own dance hall, the Tigard Grange, starting off with a “Luau Dance” saying goodbye to summer. We finished the month with a tremendous “20th Anniversary Dance” with national caller, Adam Christman, which 132 people attended! Ten Plus squares! Also in September we began B-51 and Waltz lessons with Terry Halley and Sherri Clark. Sixteen students signed up for Waltz, and five so far for B-51.

On Saturday November 10th we'll have lots of pie at the "Grateful Harvest Pie Party", and on Friday the 23rd (the day after Thanksgiving) we'll be dark.

Gloria Davis


November 4 (1st Sun)
New Dancer Jamboree
To class level B30+ with one round dance between tips
Tigard Grange, Tigard
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Sherri Clark
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November 10 (2nd Sat)
Grateful Harvest Pie Party
7:30 PM Rounds; 7:45 PM Plus; 8 PM Mainstream, 4th tip Plus
Tigard Grange, Tigard
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
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November 23 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Tualatin Timber Squares - Link
No club news received.

November 14 (2nd Wed)
Regular Dance
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Winona Grange, Tualatin
Caller: Janienne Alexander
Cuer: Sherri Clark
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November 28 (4th Wed)
Regular Dance
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Winona Grange, Tualatin
Caller: Janienne Alexander
Cuer: Sherri Clark
Valley River Dancers - Link
Mainstream lessons, taught by our caller Randy Dibble, are going well with four energetic couples. Immediately following MS lessons is an “A” workshop, from 8-9:30 p.m., $6.

Our 50’s dance in September was great fun despite some of our regular members away.

Several of our members attended the successful Toe Draggers’ Anniversary Dance, and we had a square and stole a banner from the Sunset Promenaders at their amazing Anniversary Dance. We are planning a visitation to the M&M's later this month for their MS Anniversary Dance.

Our October Mainstream Dance is a regular dance, October 26th, called by Randy Dibble and cued by Julie Stiers. Come out to Newberg for a fun evening of dancing together. Several members will be attending the Seaside Sashay this weekend.

Friday, November 23rd, is our Gospel Dance. Dan Nordbye will be the guest caller and Julie Stiers will be cueing. This has been an annual favorite for many, and we sure hope you will come out and dance with us!

Josie Rosenbury


November 9 (2nd Fri)
Plus Dance
7:30-8 PM Advanced & Pre-Rounds; 8-10:30 PM Plus with Rounds
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Randy Lewis
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November 23 (4th Fri)
Gospel Dance
7:30-8 PM Pre-Plus; 8-10:30 PM Mainstream w/Rounds
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Julie Stiers
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Valley Squares - Link
September 1st was our “Back to School” dance, members and guests donated school supplies. September 15th was “Jailhouse Rock”. They were both fun dances.

Valley Squares visited both the Toe Draggers and Tri-Squares Anniversary Dances, September 21st and 28th. It's always great fun and lots of energy to dance to a crowded floor and to visit with everyone.

November 3rd will be our Tailgate Party dance with Hot Dogs, Chili and Cheese before the dance. Scott Zinser will be calling and Connie Clark cueing. On November 17th we will have a Veterans Day dance with Renee Ruud calling and Connie cueing. Check our flyers, web site and Facebook for details.

Carolene Siebert


November 3 (1st Sat)
Tailgate Party
Mainstream With Plus on the hour
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Connie Clark
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November 17 (3rd Sat)
Veterans Day Dance
Mainstream With Plus on the hour
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Renee Ruud
Cuer: Connie Clark
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Wave Steppers - Link
No club news received.

November 10 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 - 9:30 pm
Garibaldi City Hall, Garibaldi
Caller: Joe Wrabek
Cuer: Connie Clark

Umpqua Area Council - Link
Calling all round and square dancers! We will be walking in the Douglas County Veterans Day parade again this year on Sunday, November 11th and we would love to have other dancers join us on the parade route. It is about a 45 minute walk. We will meet on Fowler Street behind the old library again this year about 10:30 am. We wear square dance attire if possible and most of us wear something red, white and blue. If you do not have red, white or blue square dance attire join us in whatever square dance attire you have. If this will be your first year of walking in the parade with us, make sure you wear comfy shoes. There is a slight incline at the beginning of the parade route (hardly worth mentioning) but after that the walk is totally flat. We hope to have a super great turn out for the parade this year to show our support for the veterans who have or are serving our country. All square and round dancers are invited to walk with us in the parade. See the flyer at the Barn or in the OFN for more info.

Please call if you have any questions.

Frank Schuchard


November 5 (1st Mon)
Meeting
Meeting date and place TBA
Garden Valley Mini Mart, Roseburg

November 11 (2nd Sun)
Veterans Day Parade
Meet behind the Courthouse on Fowler Street
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Buckeroo - Link
Summer has come and gone and we are enjoying the bight fall weather here in the Umpqua Valley! The Buckeroo Barn is busy with many things going on throughout the week. Come join us sometime soon!

Our mainstream class just finished their third week of classes. We have 23 first time students along with a few “reboot” students. They are moving right along and doing a fabulous job. We will welcome them to our Harvest Dinner and Dance on November 17th. Mark Wheeler will be coming from Portland to call the dance for us.

We are getting ready for our 2nd Annual Buckeroo Crafting Bazaar. It will be held on Friday, December 7th from 10-6, and on Saturday, December 8th from 8-4. There will be all kinds of great holiday gifts for all of your loved ones. Mark your calendar and plan now to spend the weekend shopping at the barn!

We are only a short drive down Interstate 5 and we love visitors! Think about joining us on the dance floor sometime soon!

Happy dancing,

Robin Faltersack


November 3 (1st Sat)
Favorite Soup Dance
Rounds and Plus 7:00, Mainstream 7:30 Every 3rd tip PLUS
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Renee Ruud
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November 17 (3rd Sat)
Peace/Harvest Dinner Dance
Rounds and Plus 7:00, Mainstream 7:30 Every 3rd tip PLUS
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Neil Koozer
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Dancing Friends - Link
No club news received.

November 6 (1st Tue)
Regular Dance
Dancing & instructions in West Coast Swing & Beginning Waltz
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer

November 13 (2nd Tue)
Regular Dance
Dancing & instructions in West Coast Swing & Beginning Waltz
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer

November 20 (3rd Tue)
Regular Dance
Dancing & instructions in West Coast Swing & Beginning Waltz
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer

November 27 (4th Tue)
Regular Dance
Dancing & instructions in West Coast Swing & Beginning Waltz
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer
Timber 8's - Link
No club news received.

November 10 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
2nd & 4th Saturday 7:30-10pm plus squares, pre-rounds 7pm
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Dale Roberson
Cuer: Neil Koozer
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November 24 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
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