Hello to 2019, It’s a new year to start fresh. The theme this year is “Let’s Get Together” for Summer Festival”. Hope everyone starts this month and “Let’s Get Together” for Mid-Winter. I will be there to dance a little and visit a lot. It will be six weeks after me knee surgery, but I still plan to have fun. Don’t forget the after parties for Mid-Winter 2020 and Summer Festival 2019. The Federation festivals are so much fun with dancing and fellowship. Don’t forget to bring your new dancers and youth to each festival. Remember the youth can request festival scholarships for their ribbons. Contact the Youth Coordinator, Karyn Buchheit, for more information. Educational opportunities are offered at each festival, check out the program books and attend one with a friend or fellow dancer. Many of the clubs have new dancers graduating and new dance classes starting. Encourage your new graduate’s to angel the beginning classes. Gives the graduate dancer more floor time, additional learning, and a sense of accomplishment to help others. I encourage everyone to support the students, angel a class, and encourage everyone to attend dances. Expand outside the box of one club for your students. Multiple clubs around the state offer student level dances. Try going with the student to a dance at another club or council, this will demonstrate support for the new dancer. Remember to stay safe and have fun. See you at a dance soon.
September lessons are winding down, and Mid-Winter is just about history. Now we need to focus on showing our new graduates and club guests what a good time we have as square dancers.
December was a particular hard month for square dancers; we have a long list of obituaries this month. Take care of yourselves, please. We need all the dancers we can get!
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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.
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Oregon's Mid-Winter Festival 2019 will be held January 25, 26 and 27, 2019, at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany.
We hope you are planning to attend 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.
The 68th National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, June 26-29, 2019.
The pre-convention for the 69th National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Spokane, Washington, February 7-9, 2019. The dance on February 9 is free for those who have pre-registered for the convention, and is your first opportunity to get full registrations.
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:
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Eldon Stuart Bartlett was born May 22, 1922 in Webster, South Dakota, the son of the late Harry Bartlett and Vera (Hyde) Bartlett. As a very young boy, he moved with his family to Oregon, settling first in Newberg with Vera’s parents, Fred & Della Hyde, and then in the Forest Grove community, where he had resided since 1926.
He was a Veteran of World War II, having joined the United States Navy on September 18, 1942 in Forest Grove, Oregon. Eldon served for four years, until receiving his honorable discharge on February 4, 1946 at the rank of Water Tender 2nd Class. He received the American Area Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. His ship, the USS Robinson, a Fletcher Class destroyer, was in eight battles in the Pacific Theater during his service years.
Eldon was united in marriage to Anne Louise Shanafelt on September 7, 1947 at the Bartlett family home in Forest Grove, with Eldon’s grandfather, Pastor Burton H. Jones, officiating. (Their home is reputed to be built on a large log first used as foundation for the Indian School, originally in Forest Grove.) Following their marriage, they honeymooned on a motorcycle trip across Canada, much to the chagrin of the bride’s mother. They lived in Forest Grove in the same house, lovingly raising children, facing hardships and having fun family vacations ever since. In total, they held hands for seventy-two years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne, on March 29, 2016 in Forest Grove, after celebrating over sixty-eight years of marriage together.
In 1927, his father ran the Harry Bartlett Garage in downtown Forest Grove. In 1941, Harry and Eldon built the current shop on Forest Grove’s Main Street & 23rd Avenue, where Eldon worked from 1946 after he returned to land from WWII. Eldon purchased the shop, and added marine engine repair, renaming it Bartlett’s Auto and Marine in the 1970’s. His son Mike, purchased the business in 1989 renaming it Bartlett's Marine & Mower. Eldon officially retired in 1995. He was always willing to help Mike by going to buy parts or to “watch” the shop well into his 90s.
He had been a member of the Forest Grove Kiwanis Club, the Forest Grove Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. #2440 and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge in Hillsboro.
Eldon began square dancing with Anne in 1952, having been members of the Lads and Plaids, 4N8er’s and the Eager Beaver square dance clubs, and included their children in dancing. Eldon enjoyed performing in several plays at the Theatre In The Grove, his favorite playing the role of “Billis” in the South Pacific Musical which featured him dancing in a grass skirt, mop wig and a coconut bikini top!
Eldon excelled at finding new adventures: racquetball, scuba diving (he logged 80 feet at 80 years old), boating (all his kids learned to water ski), photography, rock hounding, and spending time at their cabin at Rockaway Beach, Oregon. As a younger man, Eldon raced motorcycles, and took week long motorcycle excursions with buddies. He loved watching and helping his son, Mike, race Hydroplanes, and was a rescue diver for the race teams. He always found ways for his children and grandchildren to have their own adventures, too.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Vera Bartlett, and a son, Roger Bartlett.
Survivors include his four children; Bruce Bartlett, of Portland, Oregon; Susie Bacon, of Portland, Oregon; Mike and Kim Bartlett, of Forest Grove, Oregon and Peggy and Jeff Hill, of Sherwood, Oregon; his sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Don Carver, of Lake Grove, Oregon and his brother-in-law and spouse, George and June Shanafelt, of Lacey, Washington.
Also surviving are his eight grandchildren, Lily Bartlett, Dan Bacon, Carolyn Bacon, Dan Mosher, Brian Bartlett, Katie Hill, Ryan Hill and Casey Hill, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family suggests that remembrances may be contributions to the Forest Grove Senior and Community Center, 2037 Douglas Street, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116, in his memory. He and Anne had many lunches and conversations at the FGSCC.
Celebration of Life
Saturday, February 23, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Forest Grove Senior Center
2037 Douglas Street
Forest Grove, ORUS
Barbara Ann Lewis passed away peacefully at her home on November 24, 2018. She was surrounded by the love of her children as she left this world. Barbara was born in Syracuse NY on January 28, 1939 to Harvey and Margaret Barnes.
On October 20, 1956 she married Frank Rolland Collum (Corky). The two of them had four children together. Cheryl Weimer, Jim Collum, Mike Collum, and Bambi Clark. She married R. Spencer Lewis on April 15, 2000. The two of them were married 17 years. Barbara was preceded in death by First Husband Frank (Corky) Collum, Second Husband R. Spencer Lewis, Son Jim Collum, and Granddaughter Megan Collum.
Barbara was a kind gentle soul who never met a stranger. She went out of her way to make everyone feel loved. Barbara and Corky owned and operated the Dairy Queen on Capitol Street in Salem from 1976 to 1992. Where she made lifelong friends. After the sale of the DQ, she worked and retired from Winco foods as a Deli Manager.
She had a passion for travel and was able to visit many wonderful destinations. She was an avid square dancer and belonged to The Independence Wagon Wheeler's. Barbara loved helping out with new dancers. She also enjoyed roller skating, volunteering at the Salem Hospital and feeling the sun on her face.
Barbara is survived by Her three children Cheryl (Troy) Weimer, Mike (Sonya) Collum, Bambi (Don) Clark as well as 3 step children Bonnie Sue Lewis, Linda (Skip) Holmes and Weston Lewis. She was blessed with 14 Grand Children and numerous Great grandchildren.
Barbara Ann Lewis will be remembered with a celebration of life at Rest Lawn. Services will be on January 19, 2019 at 2:00 in the afternoon. Come celebrate and share your memories of our beautiful Mother.
Lee Eggleston -- Dec. 10, 1934 - Jan. 4, 2019
Lee Eggleston, age 84, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center surrounded by his family.
Lee was born in Denton, Texas but spent most of his life in Oregon. He was married to Rita Delger until her death from cancer in 1993. He was then married to Phyllis Filmore until her death from cancer in 2000. He is survived by his wife, Jane; sons, Dennis and Todd (Janice); stepson, Gene Riedasch; grandchildren, Jake and Logan Riedasch; and sister, Jeanette Morris.
Lee was an active square dancers. He was a member of the Tigard Tri Squares, and Lee and Jane danced with many clubs in the Portland area.
Services for Lee will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Columbia River Foursquare Church in St. Helens. More info at www.FuitenRoseHoyt.com 503-357-2161.
Betty Mae Kester of Lebanon, member of the Lebanon Square Circlers, passed away on December 25, 2018, at the age of 92.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on January 21 at Huston Jost Funeral Home, 86 West Grant St. Lebanon, Oregon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Care of the Northwest, 2290 Commercial St., SE, Suite 108, Salem, OR 97302.
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February's Oregon Round of the Month is "Unchained Melody", from the Gold Star Balroom Watlz CD, Phase II+1 Waltz (Hover), choreographed by Mike and Michelle Seurer. This was chosen by the Mid-Willamette Area Council. Download your cue sheet here.
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The New Year's Eve dance was a successful entering into 2019 affair. One dancer shy of nine squares. It was good to see Jim Voll who had a wonderful time visiting and dancing. Sandy Harris did two guest tips calling and cueing. She was dressed in black with glittering bling. Fun! We had dancers from up north and down south and everywhere in between. There were pies and lots of other goodies as well. Happy New Year 2019 to all!
Keep on dancing, calling and cueing for FUN
At the end of the month many Single Trees attended New Year’s Eve dance at the Emerald Square Dance Center where Roger Putzler and Christina Corelli offered the dance at only $2.50 per person (harkening back to the 80’s). It was lovely to see a group from Corvallis Squares as well as some from Sweet Home Squarenaders and Roseburg’s Timber 8’s. There were as many as nine squares of dancers in attendance with seven squares on the floor at times. What a fun night of dancing with poppers and sparkling cider to celebrate the advent of 2019.
We’re all looking forward to Mid-Winter Festival which will be over by the time you are reading this.
Come join us Sunday evenings for FUN, fellowship, dancing and FOOD. We do have lots of food. And, it's warm in our hall which has a cushioned wood floor.
We are dark January 27 - Mid-Winter.
Wolf Pack has their 21st birthday dance coming soon see flyer for more details.
Thanks to all who have hosted the New Dancers’ dances. It’s encouraging to see new dancers joining the ranks.
We're looking forward to our club’s coast trip March 8-9 at Gleneden Beach Community Club and all are welcome! We're dancing there both Friday and Saturday nights. Karen
Come dance with us on the first and second Saturdays of each month at Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall. Especially be sure to come to our special March 9 IWW Birthday Dance and April 13 Easter Dance. Dee and Bert Mackaman
Best wishes to all for 2019 as we begin another year of dancing. Our Lebanon first dance of the year was on January 5, a Mardi Gras dance with lots of costumes, beads, and fun. There were four squares on the floor. Dee
Our hearts were saddened recently as Joyce Voll, cuer for our club for many years, passed away. A memorial was held for her on January 13 with dancing following.
Many of our club members will be attending Mid Winter Festival the end of January. Our dance on February 2 will be a regular dance with Charlotte calling and Jackie Cueing. Our dance on February 16 will be a Sweetheart dance. We are always glad to have visitors. See you in a square! Marilyn York
Several of our dancers attended Ken Pratt’s New Year’s Eve dance. I heard there were 17 couples in attendance. That is great news and hope they had a good time.
Soon it will be time to put names to paper to see if anyone is interested in running for office and wanting to join our club. There are all sorts of possibilities available. Let us know what you think.
We will be going dark January 24 for the Trails-In Dance for Mid-Winter. Hope to see you there to dance to Scot and Erin Byars, from California. It should be a great dance to get prepared for the long weekend of dancing and socialization. Marilyn Schmit
At our January dance, we implemented a price change in our door fees. The adult price is now $5.00; the youth price remains the same at $3.00 and the family rate is now $15.00.
Mom (Karyn Buchheit) is looking for volunteers for the Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival. There are a lot of jobs for her to fill and she does prefer using more volunteers with shorter shifts to allow the volunteers time to watch the competitions. Please contact her if you are interested. See you at a dance soon. Petrina Buchheit
Our January dance on our regular dance night will be dark due to the Midwinter festival. However, our new dancer dance took place Sunday afternoon, January 6, at the Salem Square dance Center. As always it was a fun dance! John, our president, has become a snowbird and will be headed to Yuma, Arizona soon after our new dancer dance and returning mid April. In the meantime, our vice president, Kevin, will fill in.
Willamette Squares members are thinking of Lee Ashwill following his surgery and wishing him well.
Our club will be back on track in February of the New Year and we look forward to lots of dancing in 2019! Jodee
Our square class is ready to graduate, and we’re happy to proclaim we have the smartest graduates in the entire council. They are approaching mainstream level.
If you join the B&B’s now, for a mere $15 per year, you will get an additional three months membership at no charge. Such a deal.
Because our club is doing well enough financially, we are going to include our 5th Saturday Plus dances as part of our yearly dues for the first half of 2019. If all goes well, this will be extended. At only $60 per year, per person, membership in the Country Cut-Ups is a really good deal. You only have to attend 10 of our 27 dances scheduled this year to break even!
If you start your spring cleaning, think about donating things you no longer use to our annual Barn Sale coming up in April. We are accepting donations now. We appreciate your donations, and especially your purchases!
Come dance the most fun club in the area! (I might be a little prejudiced!)
Beverly De La Bruere
February will be another active month for us. Happy Hoppers is more than just a square dance club. Throughout the year our members contribute both time and material goods to our community. For example, in December we collect gift items for children being served at the non-profit Children’s Center. February is our annual food drive for the North Clark County Food Bank. During both dances in February we collect canned goods which are delivered to the food bank at the end of the month. Members and guests are invited to help us fill our food boxes with non-perishable food items. We’re hoping to make this year a “banner year” and surpass the number of pounds of food we have collected in the past.
Another activity that will resume in February is our-dine out night. The cooks in the family really love this night for they do not have to plan a meal. Instead they get to gather with friends at a restaurant for a great night out. Each month we go to different restaurant. We have tried American, Italian, Asian, Chinese, German, and Mexican. Some of the restaurants have become favorites for our members. Each time a drawing is held, and some lucky member gets their dinner paid for by the club.
As we look ahead, we will be planning our anniversary dance which will happen in the spring. This year our club will be 60 years old. A lot of changes have taken place during those years, but one thing that never changes is the fun and comradeship square dancers share as members of this wonderful community.
We began the new year with a New Years Eve dance in our hall. Dan Nordbye called and Julie Stiers cued. We held a New Dancers dance January 13 with a “experienced clothing” sale . Our club visitation that month is to Mid-Winter Festival.
Future dates to remember are Saturday February 11 which is our Valentines Dance. And March 9 which is our 50’s dance.
We look forward to seeing and dancing with you all in 2019. Come see us.
Happy dancing in 2019
Here is our upcoming caller schedule:
February 9: Anne Uebelacker
March 9: Dark
April 13: Richard Lane
May 11: Ian Craig (Mainstream Graduation Dance)
June 8: Don Wood
July and August: Dark.
We welcome all dancers!
The “Pajamarama” on Jan 11th was well attended. Everyone had a good time dancing to Phil Ramey and other local callers. Elaine Funk did her usual great job of cueing for the round dancers present. This will become an annual “New Dancer” dance. The Callers & Cuers “Winter Jambroee” will be February 10th. The council is also thinking about sponsoring a few more “New Dancer” dances for the students. They need all the help they can get, as we all did at this stage of our learning. Stay tuned for more updates about these dances.
By now, the clubs should be aware of the Federation Meeting to be held in Rogue Sis-Q Council on May 4th & 5th. The Saturday meeting will be held in the Park where Phil & Roberta Claudson live. The evening meal will be a crock pot Potluck. Your club delegates have sign up sheets for dishes and other things to bring. The last time the Federation met in our area, we had a crock pot Potluck and it was a huge success. Let’s make this a repeat performance, so people will know Southern Oregon is a fun place to go.
Be sure to support your club and the clubs in your Council. Your help and support is very important to the future of our activity.
The next Council meeting will be February 5, 2019 at Round Table Pizza in Poplar Square.
Lois & Lorri
Our January dances were a lot of fun, including Amateur nite with 3 newbie callers who tried their hand at calling. Good job! Our dance on the 19th has guest caller Ian Craig and we will report on that dance next month.
February brings some great dances and lots of fun. February 2nd is our Super Bowl Dance with our annual Chili CookOff. Chuck Simpkins and Rikki Lobato will be calling and cueing. February 16th we have guest caller Roger Putzler calling our Sweetheart Dance and Rikki Lobato will be cueing. Roger is lots of fun. Both dances start at 7 with pre rounds and are Mainstream dances with Plus tips.
Boatnik is fast approaching and we are so excited to welcome Joe Saltel and TJ Chadd as our wonderful talent!!! It's going to be an awesome party.
Many Charlie's are excited to head to Albany for Midwinter!! Always a great time with many memories made!!!
Safe travels and see you in a square!
We held our first new dancer class Jan.7th and had 4 new dancers. What a great way to start the new year.
We want to say a big THANK YOU to the Oregon Federation for sending us our portion of the profits from Summer Fest.
As we venture into the new year, once again, we say thank you to our outgoing officers, and all the best to our incoming ones.
We want to extend an invitation to everyone and hope you will attend our Valentine Dance February 16th.
Even though it is two months away, just a reminder we are hosting the council dance in March. I may be stepping out of line here, but I would like to give the dance a theme. How about we make the dance an Easter dance? and to add a twist, let's make it an "Easter Bonnet" dance. So while I may be authorized to do so, I say dust off, or create a new Easter Bonnet! Now men put on your best Top Hat, Cowboy Hat, or you guessed it create one. This is an idea I hope everyone will go along with. There will be a special prize for the best Bonnet, and Hat.
Hope to see you on the floor
The last “Game Night” was January 18th. What a lot of fun we had. 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. The next one should be in a couple of months; stay tuned for updates.
Wednesdays with Wayne are over until April, when he and Debbie get back from their travels. In its place, Phil will be doing a Mainstream/Plus Workshop to give everyone who feels a little shaky about some moves, a chance to come out and practice. There were 2 squares plus on the first night. Phil says he may even attempt to throw in a little bit of Advanced, not to worry, it will be easy Advanced. Come on out and enjoy a fun evening and maybe learn something.
Don’t forget the Stars’ Birthday Dance is on February 23, 2019 and the caller, Ed Kremers from Magalia, CA, will not be able to be the caller. His home was in Magalia, CA and it was lost in the Camp Fire. We were able to find another caller for the dance. Richard Lane will come down from Roseburg to do the dance for us. The cuer will be Elaine Funk. It should be a great evening. We will bring Ed back to call for us when he lets us know he is ready to do so.
Star thru, square thru
See you in a Square
Since the OFN is published mid month, you still have time to consider attending the annual TVC Presidents Meeting & Potluck honoring current and past club Presidents. It will be held at the IOOF Hall, 267 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123 on January 28th with the potluck dinner starting at 6:00 and meeting at 7:00. All TVC club Presidents & dancers are invited to join us. The TVC wishes to thank all the presidents of the TVC Clubs for volunteering their time and efforts into this activity we all love. Also, at this meeting the TVC President, Mike St Clair, will announce the recipient of the Tualatin Valley Council “Recognition Award” for outstanding service and special contribution to the square dance community within the TVC geographical area.
Our next Council event is the Spring Fling Dance, held at the Hillsboro IOOF Hall on March 30th. This dance will feature Randy Dibble calling with Jeanine Norden cueing. The dance begins with pre-rounds at 7:30 followed by Mainstream with rounds at 8:00. Every third tip will be Plus. This dance is co-hosted by the Mix N' Mingle.
Our second dance is on the 23rd with Jim Hattrick doing the calling and cueing. This has no theme as we will have come through the Burn-off, Christmas Dance, New Year's eve and the winter festival. But what great dances they were.
We had such a great time at the New Year's Eve dance that the CRDs are planning to host another one this year. We believe that we will have the Front Porch Trio (Adam could not make it this year). Stay tuned for further developments.
Remember that we dance plus from 7 to 8 and mainstream from 8 to quitting time. Our goal is to make sure everyone gets to dance so singles are always welcome.
December was a short month since we did not dance on holidays of Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. Our faithful members and visitors showed up with enthusiasm to extract as much fun as possible for the first three dances of the month.
We ended December and began January by joining Sunset Promenaders to host the TVC New Years Eve Dance at IOOF Hall in Hillsboro. Mike St Clair, TVC president, welcomed a crowd of well dressed dancers in black and silver, lace and leather, classy petticoats and tiered skirts who mingled on the floor dancing with caller Darrell Kalmbach and cuer Randy Lewis. When they were not dancing they were in the break room feasting on meat balls, chicken, pulled pork, grapes, assorted vegetables, dips, cheeses, crackers, and every kind of dessert. To make it all special some great volunteers decorated the hall and break room creating a beautiful and festive candy for the eyes. After we all greeted the New Year with hugs and song Darrell called the first tip of the new year. We all agreed it was a great evening.
February has several holidays so you have the opportunity to be creative in what you wear to the dances. Groundhog Day on the 2nd, Valentines Day on the 14th, Presidents Day on the 19th, and even the Chinese New Year on the 16th occur this month. Groundhog Day will take a LOT of creativity.
The beginning of a new year can sometimes mean the beginning of a new you. Did you make resolutions to make changes in your life? Is it still a work in progress? I have heard the act of trying is as important as succeeding. I am not sure this is true, but I know I keep trying with varying degrees of success. Good luck to you.
We dance every Monday afternoon, even on holidays except Christmas and New Years. Our callers keep us on our toes each week, always seeming to have some new twist to keep our minds sharp. During lessons our schedule is 12:00 - 1:15 class, then 1:15 - 3:00 pm plus and rounds at the Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 NW Cornell Road in Beaverton.
The Hayshakers went dark on December 21st since it was so close to Christmas. On New Year’s Eve we joined the Columbia River Dancers again for their Starry Night Dance complete with amazing desserts and fireworks!
As of this writing, more visitations are planned: the Happy Hoppers Plus dancing on the 5th of January [much easier to find the Washington Grange this time] and R-Squre-D’s Snowflake Frolic Dance in Kelso on Friday January 11th. A Hayshaker dance is planned for Friday, January 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the Pacific Grange on Hwy. 101 between Seaside and Astoria.
Our February dance will be held on the 15th.
The generosity extended to our Dancers in Toy Land dance on December 8th. This special dance was also in recognition of Yvonne Clendenin’s retirement as our club cuer. Dancers were encouraged to bring toys and gifts for needy kids and there was a wonderful pile at evening’s end. A lovely retirement cake and refreshments were served. Chet Wolter won the Spin It to Win It game.
On December 16th, the Hoedowners sponsored a New Dancer Jamboree. Daryl was pleased to have Terry Halley and Darrell Kalmbach join him on stage as guest callers and speaking of guests we had a crowd. Dancers from Tri-Squares, Sunset Promenaders, Valley Squares, Toe Draggers, Chaps and Petticoats, Hayshakers, Oak Hill Squares and Frontier Squares of Webster Texas attended with a group of independents. Are experienced dancers known to break down squares? Of course they are! It’s part of learning and it makes for a fun afternoon for beginners to the experienced.
December 22nd, with Christmas just three days away, Hoedowners held a Sounds of Christmas Dance. An evening of singing calls. It’s the perfect time of the year for those singing calls as everyone likes to sing along with Christmas music. There was a Christmas angel flitting about and as the evening progressed her golden glow only became all the brighter. We were very excited to have Yvonne Clendenin be our guest cuer. I’ll be darned if Yvonne didn’t take home cash in the Spin It to Win It game. Before our “thank you” circle dispersed, we stopped to sing Silent Night and wish a Merry Christmas to one and all.
Hearts are aflutter as February approaches. We’re planning a Roaring Twenties Dance on February 9th. We’ll have fringe a’ flying; gangsters, flappers, silent screen stars, and Gatsby are all welcome.
February 23rd will be the Hoedowners 69th Anniversary Dance. We’ll be having our famous Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner with all the fixin’s. We’ve done it 68 times before so we’ve got this. You don’t want to miss this one!!
As always, we gathered in a circle to sing Silent Night to close the dance. We left with warm feelings, the perfect way to say farewell to 2018.
We hope that you will join us for every dance in 2019.
On a sad note 2 of our precious members recently passed away: Joy Westervelt and Glenn Faires, they will be missed.
February 8th will be our Valentine's dance, we will be a little ahead of the day for sweethearts but we will be lovin' the dancing (smiley/wink). Fourth Saturday dance is in honor of President's Day.
Please remember that our dances are now ending at 9:30pm. 7-8 Plus and advanced rounds, 8-9:30pm Mainstream with rounds. 106 NW 8th, Kelso/Longview intersection on Ocean Beach Hwy, in the hall at the water park.
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.
Our February dances schedule is:
• Saturday, February 2nd “Mardi Gras” theme for our Mainstream Dance with Mike Stout and Ken Pratt calling and cueing.
• Thursday, February 7th Plus Dance with Darrell Kalmbach and Ken Pratt calling and cueing.
• Saturday, February 16th, Valentine theme with Mike and Ken.
• Thursday, February 21st, Plus Dance.
Our Club wants to thank all the dancers that visit us, we appreciate you coming to our dances and hope you all have enjoyed yourselves.
For those of you that have not been to one of our dances; we are located in downtown Hillsboro at the Odd Fellows Hall, 267 E. Main Street. There is plenty of parking either on the street or in the bank parking lot across the street. Our hall is air-conditioned, nice dance hall with wood floor, and nice dining area next to the dance hall. Our dances start at 7:00 with intermediate rounds, then at 7:30 to 9:30 the square dance. Come and dance with us so we can become better friends. If you need more information call 503-848-3841.
Tom & Janice Sminia
The Toes are giving you 2 chances to take your special sweetheart dancing. We are sure “Everythings coming up Roses” for our 1st dance of the month on February 1st, 7:30 pre-rounds. Then on February 15th, is our regular dance, 7:30 pre-plus.
Our beautiful quilt that we’ve been working on to benefit cancer research, is almost complete and will be making an appearance soon.
Don’t be a stranger, come dance with the Toe’s.
On January 6th our lessons continued on Sunday afternoons, with Sherri Clark cueing Waltz at 2:00 and Terry Halley calling B52-B68 at 3:30. Angels are most welcome to attend.
In February: On Saturday the 9th we’ll dance to the theme of “Hearts and Flowers,” and on Friday the 22nd we’ll have our annual anchor dance, “The Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball”. Terry Halley and K.C.Curtis will do the calling with Sandra Pinion cueing. As always, there will be prizes for the best masks. All our dances begin with Rounds at 7:30 followed by Plus at 7:45, Mainstream at 8:00 (fourth tip Plus) and refreshments at 10 pm. Grab your costume and come join us!
Beginner Square Dance lessons are starting on Wednesday, January 9th. These will be held every week, on Wednesdays, at the Winona Grange in Tualatin, up to April, 7 to 9 p.m. After every lesson, refreshments will be served. If you know of anyone who wishes to learn how to square dance and join in on the fun, please come to these lessons. If you bring a friend, you will get a buy one and get one free discount! A note: If we do not get enough students, or any students at these lessons, we may turn them into club dances instead. In that case, they will be on every second and fourth Wednesday nights of each month. We will let everybody know if this happens.
See you in a square.
We are dark for our usual 4th Friday Mainstream dance in January for Mid-Winter Festival.
In February, we dance Plus on the 2nd Friday (February 8th) with Ken and Dianne Pratt cueing intermediate rounds and caller at this writing still to be determined. Prior to starting Plus at 8 pm (and going to 10:30 pm), we are continuing our round dance workshop beginning at 6:30 pm, followed by pre-rounds that start at 7:30 pm. We have members away on the Dibble Cruise so check just to be safe the when and where and social media for any update on this dance. General admission to the dance alone is $6 donation, and the workshop and pre-rounds alone is $6. The charge for attending both the workshop and dance is $10. The workshop focus is on Cha Cha and will move to Rumba at a future workshop.
Our 4th Friday (February 22nd) Mainstream Dance is our Birthday Dance. This dance is called by Randy Dibble and will be cued by Sherri Clark. This will be Sherri’s first dance as our new 4th Friday cuer. This dance has pre-Plus beginning at 7:30 pm with Mainstream and rounds until 10:30 pm. Come out for some fun dancing and a little birthday cake and help us celebrate our 14th.
Mainstream lessons begin again with Randy Dibble teaching Tuesdays at 6:30 pm at the Chehalem Community Center (south entrance) beginning February 19th. Singles and youth welcome. The first 2 lessons are free and thereafter $6. There is a discount for families/youth.
Our February 16th dance theme is “Sweetheart Dance” with Craig Abercrombie calling, Connie Clark cueing. Lets rev up the dance in red and chocolate! These will be very fun dances, hope you can join us!
Our classes started Jan 15th, but at this writing date I can't give any update, our reports are due a month prior. Come Angel if you can, the more dancers the better for the students.
And save the date, April 6th for Valley Squares 70th Anniversary Dance with “The Crew” calling and Connie Clark cueing. 70 years! Celebrate Big!
See you in a square, Yellowrock,
Questions? Call 541 672 0964
Our New Dancer Dance is this month. It is the perfect time to brush up on all the calls before you head to Albany for the Mid-Winter Party. This dance will be held on January 13th, at 2:00 pm. The Umpqua Area Council is putting on this dance. If you are in the area, please join us at the barn for an afternoon of fun!
We welcomed in the New Year with a great dance. Everyone, including our new dancers, enjoyed a festive celebration. Spending time with people you enjoy and dancing in the New Year is one of the best ways to spend New Year’s Eve!