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The Federation's next executive board meeting will be on May 5 at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center in Medford. A proposal to modify the Federation's constitution to include line dance clubs in the list of organizations eligible for Federation membership was read at the January meeting and will be voted on in May. If it passes, the proposal will be sent to the clubs for ratification.
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.
You can view the festival schedule on the Festival web site here.
Oregon's Mid-Winter Festival 2020 will be held January 24, 25 and 26, 2020, at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany.
The 68th National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, June 26-29, 2019.
The 69th National Square Dance Convention® will be held in nearby Spokane, Washington, June 18-21, 2020.
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:
Download a complete list of the Federation club dances this month, all sorted by date and city.
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Summer Festival is only 3 short months away. If you haven’t bought your ribbons yet or made your hotel reservations, I hope you take a few minutes to take care of it this month. We are planning a great Summer Festival in Salem July 29-21, at Blanchet Catholic School and you won’t want to miss it.
Our weekend starts with a Trail’s End Dance on July 18th at the Salem Square Dance Center. We will have pre-rounds from 7:30-8 PM, followed by an open mic mainstream with rounds dance from 8-10 PM. From 10-10:30 PM we will have plus dancing. Our Caller MC is Chuck Simpkins (Rogue Sis-Q) with Cuer MC Leonard Snodgrass (Mid-Willamette Area). All callers and cuers are invited to participate in the fun. Prospective callers and cuers working with mentors are also invited as well as all of our callers and cuers who have received an OFSRDC grants to attend caller or cuer schools. To reserve your place on the program, please contact either Chuck or Leonard by May 31. Their contact information is listed on the flyer in the Special Dance section.
Summer Festival starts at 2 PM at the Blanchet Catholic School with three days of continuous dancing, including workshops and introduction to different dance levels. Check out the schedule that appears in this month’s OFN, or the OFSRDC’s Facebook and Summer Festival’s Facebook pages. We have a great line up of Oregon and Washington callers and cuers in addition to our featured caller Michael Kellogg and featured cuer MaryAnn Callahan.
During Summer Festival, we will have 3 open mic opportunities. Our first open mic will be a round dance session on Friday at 2 PM with cuer MCs Tami Helm (Portland Area) and Ken Pratt (Tualatin Valley Council) in the Round Dance Hall. Our second open mic will be on Saturday at 1 PM in the Mainstream Hall with Caller MC KC Curtis (TVC and PAC) and Cuer MC Dave Cooper (South Coast). Our third open mic will be on Sunday from 9-11 AM, also in the Mainstream Hall, with Caller MC Phil Ramey (Rogue Sis-Q) and Cuer MC Mark McDonald (Central Oregon).
There will be two tables for clubs and councils to display flyers. Due to limited space for tri-folds, we are going to try something new. Please send your flyers and the information you would normally have on a tri-fold to either Tim (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kathy (Kathy@4roberts.us). We are going to make use of technology and have video monitors displaying flyers and tri-fold information in a revolving slide show. If you are planning on sitting at a table with your tri-fold to sell ribbons, please let Kathy know by July 1st – we will have a few tables available.
The Blue Mountains Council will be sending letters to clubs and councils soon asking for donations for our basket raffle. If your area can donate a basket, we would appreciate it. The more baskets or donations we have, the more fun it is to participate in the raffle.
If you would like to make a Summer Festival outfit, we are using JoAnn’s novelty cotton print, “Multi-color Puzzle Pieces”, #15567845. You can combine the material with any solid color of your choice. A picture of the fabric will be on the OFSRDC and Summer Festival Facebook pages.
“Let’s Get Together in 2019” for a FUN Time.
Kathy Roberts, Summer Festival 2019 Co-Chairman
The River City Riders held a benefit dance for Sharon Driscoll on April 7. The Benefit for Sharon was a real "share your love" event; we were able to give her close to $1000! How sweet that was. The really nice thing is that at the club dance the night before, after I announced this dance, one of the dancers from WA came over and donated to her! Dancers are so in tune with helping each other! Thank you so much for being such awesome dancers and helpers....you can gallop!!
Our Callers: Jim Hattrick, Craig Abercrombie and Darrell Kalmbach were right on and made the day a really awesome place to be! Thank them when you see them, their time was for Sharon and the dance!
River City Riders say: Pony Rocks to all!
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May's Round of the Month is "Return to Moon River", Phase II Waltz, choreographed by Shawn and Wendy Cavness. This was chosen by the Rogue-Sis-Q Area Council. Download your cue sheet here.
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Our next scheduled dance is June 29.
Keep on calling and cueing for fun!
We dance in Hall B at the Emerald Square Dance Center, 2095 Yolanda in Springfield approximately twice a month. Our schedule is erratic so best to check before driving over. For more information please see our schedule and other information on our website at CAS-SC.yolasite.com
We started off March with our St. Patrick’s Dance with a baked potato feed which always goes over well with our dancers and guests. Jim called that night but while we did not have a very good turnout, Jim Hattrick did make it fun as always. Our next dance with Scott Zinser was also not well attended but everyone enjoyed dancing to Scott and with each other. We were happy to see Bill Gale is back on the floor after some much time unable to participate fully. By the time you read this some of our snow birds will be back and we hope to see more squares on the floor.
In May we will be dark the 2nd Friday as we combine nights with the Whirl-A-Ways for our Mexican Fiesta Dance with taco bar. Mike Kious will be calling and Christina Corelli cueing. We always have a good turnout for this dance with two clubs hosting and often have a club or two visiting—who can resist a taco bar! Hope to see you there, Saturday, May 11 at the Emerald Square Dance Center at 2095 Yolanda in Springfield. For more information check our schedule on our website at singletrees.blogspot.com
We are gearing up for the demo season and will soon have our Demo List confirmed so that part of our weekly sessions will be devoted to polishing these dances. We recently did a demo for Cloverdale Elementary school. This was a fun time for all including the children as a short teach was presented and the children were encouraged to dance with us. We are in hopes that this kind of demo activity will motivate the younger generation to pursue the art of clogging. Georganne
We will be finishing up the month of April with another Koast Krash at Yachats Inn with a Hillbilly/HeeHaw theme. If it weren’t for the beautiful Pacific Ocean out the window, you might think that we had been transported to the HeeHaw stage in Nashville or to Appalachia of bygone day. We are expecting ingenious and creative costumes! We appreciate the organizers of this year’s Koast Krash, and are looking forward to the warm welcome and outstanding cooperation from the Yachats Inn management and staff.
It’s not too early to be encouraging friends, family, and co-workers to join us for Mainstream Lessons at Salem Hospital in September, coordinated by this year’s Good Scout and Membership Chair Dave (and Teresa) O’Neill. – details to follow in later OFN issues.
Come dance with us on the first and second Saturdays of each month at Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall. Dee and Bert Mackaman
April 6 was our Hippie Dance with Charlotte Jeskey calling and Jackie Gale cueing. Lots of fun costumes! Our Cinco de Mayo dance will be on May 4, and we'll be serving tacos at the break time.
Now it’s the countdown to Strawberry Festival the first week in June. Our activities begin on May 31 with the Trails End dance -- callers and cuers from the floor. There will be a Spaghetti Dinner on Friday night and potluck on Saturday night. We always have a float for the parade on Saturday morning. Than our Saturday Strawberry Festival Dance will feature Dan Nordbye calling and Jackie Gale cueing -- strawberry shortcake served at the break as usual. This fun weekend will include our super Silent Auction, an Experienced Clothing Sale, other prizes, and a Sunday morning breakfast. Don't miss all the fun! See you in a square! Marilyn York
We are happy to announce that we are switching to a summer schedule in June. We will be dancing from 6:30-8:30 p.m. until the end of August. We will throw in our birthday party in June also.
There will be a guest cuer for the last evening in June so Stephanie and Leonard can attend a cuers clinic at Circe 8 Ranch in Cle Elum. They should learn a lot and come back with all sorts of new things for us to learn and dance. Should be a fun summer.
We have voted for Federation officers and re-elected the current club officers, so we are set for a while again. Always nice to get some business taken care of and then continue with the fun of dancing to favorites afterwards. Marilyn Schmit
Our teams are heavily into practice through April as competition is May 3rd & 4th! We will be at Silverton High School for competition this year. The competition moves back to Washington next year. The Silver Dragons will dance at Senior Level and the Silver Knights at Junior Level. We have two Junior Level Callers, one Pre-Teen Novice Level and one Novice Level caller. We also have one couple dancing Basic Level rounds and one Junior Level cuer. So please come support us - there is a lot to watch. See you at a dance soon. Petrina Buchheit
May 19, we are co-hosting an Alzheimer’s benefit dance at the Oak Grove Community Club. This will be quite a large dance, with basket raffles and baked goods. See our flyer in the “Special Dances” section of this magazine.
June 1st, the Cut-Ups and Hoppers will be in the Starlight Parade. Come on down and watch, or see it on television.
We’ll also have a new council Secretary, Eileen Pettycrew starting at our annual pot-luck picnic June 17th, North Clackamas Park. You’ll be there, right? You are all invited. Come about 6:PM at North Clackamas Park.
We have 2 dances planned for May. We dance on the first and third Saturdays at the Hazel Dell Grange. Pre-rounds /pre plus at 7pm with Mainstream at 7:30. Every third tip is plus. See you on the floor!
We graduated our students, February 17th, and they “roasted” their instructor, Scott Zinser, by dressing him as an Outlaw and putting him in jail, where he called a tip. We initiated our four students, each tip - they danced with balloons (between their legs), bean bags (at top their heads) and then Scott gave them a test … everyone passed!
Thank you to all who attended our “Go Hog Wild” BBQ dinner and dance, March 15th.. We had seven squares+ and approximately 20 dinner only guests. We owe a BIG thank you to our member, Tim Kane; he raised, butchered and barbequed the pig & turkey, then called the dance along with his partner Sue Harrel. Tom Klug, from Central OR, was our Cuer and Deb, his wife, called a MS tip as did Terry Halley. We are blessed for such a contribution to our Club!
The next day, March 16th, Chaps had a square of dancers turn out at River City Dancers. It was a packed floor with Darrell Kalmbach calling/Helms cueing AND we took back our C&P club banner home...yahoo!
It was great to see four squares at the Portland Area Council (PAC) dance on March 29th were Don Hart, a caller retread, was introduced and Lonnie Sycks cued a “Western Theme” (complete with jail). Oh and Beary Potter (traveling mascot) and Bearniece (partner) were presented their diapered “baby” bear...this was a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ and fun dance!
Dancers from the N, S, E and West attended our HIPPIE dance on April 5th - it was well-attended. At break we awarded three (3) costumes prizes: Female was a new dancer, Marlis, of Cut-Ups; Male was Robert Lumsden (Cut-Ups) and dance-Couple prize went to Jim Schira and Mary Theirl...thank you judges, Dan and Parren and the Ickes (from Central OR!
Bachelor and Bachelorettes (B & B’s) 54th Anniversary dance on April 10th was a hoot - Dan Nordbye and Tami Helms were caller/cuer - dancers filled the floor. Former B & B Callers and Cuers were honored and pictures taken.
Chaps and Petticoats will be DARK on May 3rd to support the Pacific NW Teen Sq.Dance Festival (PNTSDF) competitions held at Silverton High School and cheer on our Silverton youth in their Caller, Cuer, Round and Square challenges with other clubs from Canada and Washington. The dancing is MAY 3rd and the competitions occur May 4th - hope you bought your teen badge, for just $2, to get in the door for this event - who knows when the PNTSDF will be in Oregon again.
We hope you get to enjoy the sunshine soon and join us for our next two dances:
Friday, May 17th we’ll honor those who served this country, with Putzler and Pratt as Caller and Cuer, please do join us in our Parade of Flags at this dance.
Friday, June 7th will be Scott Zinser. calling and Dave Cooper, cueing as we just “Let the Fun Begin.”
As the weather warms up, we look forward to using our outdoor dance floor. Our Pirate themed play and dance helped pay off the expenses of the outdoor dancing area, so thanks to all who came out and supported it and risked their lives to hang out where pirates are known to lurk.
May will bring our annual Mystery Trip. Young and Robert are cooking up another great experience for us. If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, call Young and reserve your seat, as the bus takes off on May 11th, whether you are on it or not! We had the privilege of hosting a Mystery Trip dance group from Lebanon on the 5th Saturday in March. What a fun dance that was! Large dances have a higher energy and George Hermann did a great job of calling that one.
In June, we are looking forward to another great dance on Father’s Day. Adam Christman will be calling that for us this year and he is a great caller! That will be on a Sunday, June 16th, from 1-5 PM. Look for the flyer in the OFN.
Dan Nordbye will be doing some high energy mainstream dances this year at the Boring Barn on Monday nights from 7-9 PM. Look for our flyer with the dates for those events.
Looking for some different dance skills? Our club will be offering line dance lessons taught by Lynn Wunische. She will offer them on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday evenings to see what time works out the best. Or maybe we will have two groups going!
Come on out! It is never boring at the Boring Barn!
Beverly De La Bruere
An interesting thing about Hoppers is that many of our members belong to multiple clubs. When we’re out dancing, they may be wearing a badge from one of their other clubs or a more “generic” badge with just their name. Nevertheless, they are great supporters of our club as well as the other clubs and activities where they are members. We are grateful to have such enthusiastic dancers as members of our club.
Plans are well under way for our 60th anniversary dance, May 4th. Since the date falls on the fourth of May, some of our members thought it might be clever to have some fun with the name of the month, May, and the number 4. They came up with the theme, “May the Fourth Be with You,” a play on the Star Wars saying, “May the force be with you.” So the dance will have a Star Wars theme. Perhaps it’s a bit funky, but it’s sure to be a lot of fun. We hope to see you there.
River City Dancers have visitations to other clubs every month. If your club is not active in attending visitations, we encourage you to do so. This is a “ win win “ situation for both clubs by increasing revenue , increasing dance attendance, and introducing some dancers to new callers and new locations Come see us. We love having visitors.
Sunday April 7 our River City Riders held a fundraiser dance in our hall for Sharon Driscoll which we supported and attended. We also had our fabulous 50’s dance April 13.
Our dances in May will be our regular dances the second and third Saturday at Milwaukie Community Center 42nd and Jackson in Milwaukie.
President: Jeff Knapp
Secretary: Tiffany Naemura
Treasurer: Tara O’Neil
Member at large: Jim Pettycrew
Member at large: Tony Doxtater.
We are looking forward to our Graduation Dance on Saturday, May 11, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Oak Grove Community Hall. Professor Ian Craig will be calling. Our theme is Mad Plaid Grad—dazzle us with your weirdest and wildest plaid combinations. We will have assorted hijinks to celebrate our Mainstream class’s graduation.
We’ll wind up our Spring Session with Don Wood calling on June 8, also from 7:30 to 9:30 at Oak Grove.
We’re dark in July and August but will return with a vengeance on September 14 with Kris Jensen (Albuquerque) calling.
We welcome all dancers—especially solo dancers and anyone interested in all-position dancing!
We have plenty of free and easy parking so come and meet old and new friends in a very nice air-conditioned building.
Don’t forget~On May 4 and 5, the State Federation Meeting is in our Council. The May 4 Officer/Delegate Meeting will be held at 2385 Table Rock Rd. The “Crock Pot” Potluck will be held from 5:45 to 6:30 at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center on Table Rock Rd. The May 5th Meeting will be at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center at 9:00am on Sunday. The clubs in the Council have sign up sheets for the crock pot dinners and other foods needed for the Potluck. Check with your representative and sign up or if you have a favorite crock pot meal, bring it along. There is never too much food. We will need main dishes, side dishes, salads and desserts.
There is a Council dance on May 31, 2019 at the Josephine County Square Dance Center.
The next Council meeting will be June 4, 2019 at Round Table Pizza in Poplar Square.
Lois & Lorri
We were dark April 6th to join the Buckeroo's in Roseburg for their Birthday Dance!! What a wonderful time and a great event!! Charlie Robertson is a fabulous caller who had us rocking all nite! Rikki Lobato cued rounds to a full floor of dancers - which was wonderful to see!!! Our April 20th dance will be after this report - and we are hoping for a great turnout and for some community involvement. The dance is at Noon due to events in the evening at the Fairgrounds. Chuck Simpkins is calling and Bob Dingman is cueing!
Due to the Federation Meeting and Dance happening in Medford - we are dark for the May 4th dance. Hoping to visit and dance with lots of out of area delegates and officers - should be fun.
We will be back to Saturday nite dancing on May 18th with the always fun George & Patty Hermann for our America The Beautiful Dance. 7pm Pre Rounds and 730-10 Mainstream/Plus.
We are hosting the Council Dance on May 31st with Chuck Simpkins and Bob Dingman. The next nite - June 1st - will have guest caller Michael Kious from Gresham and Rikki Lobato cueing. We will have Strawberry Shortcake available and should be a great weekend of dancing!!!
Mark June 15th on your calendar - what a wonderful event this will be!!! 3 National Callers and 2 cuers will rock the Charlie's dance!!! Special guests Don Wood (WA), Matt Worley (VA) and Charlie Robertson (OK) will be calling and Marie Wood (WA) and Rikki Lobato will be cueing throughout the nite. 6pm for Advanced; 7pm Pre Rounds and Alternating MS/Plus!!!! Don't miss it!!!!
May also has our Boatnik Festival Memorial Weekend!!! This weekend is always a party and we have so much fun. We have a great event planned - please join us!!! This year is the wonderful Joe Saltel calling and TJ(Bruce) Chadd cueing rounds!!!! You don't want to miss this wonderful annual event!!
We will be having a vote at our club meeting on April 19th for new officers who will take office in May. I will share that info in the next report!! We are so thankful for all who have served on the board and those that are willing to hold an office. We can't do it without you!!! Please be sure and thank your new and past officers when you see them!!!
Til Next Time - Happy Dancing!!
By the time you read this we will have hosted the council dance. I want to say a big thank you every one who attended and made the dance a success. It's count down time for us. A little over two months until Gold Diggers with Lawrence Johnstone The dance format will be Mainstream, Plus and Advanced. Sarge & Cici Glidewell will be cuing the rounds for us. If you have attended dances with our featured caller and cuer you know you will be in for a great time We have a new update about the dance. Some of you may remember in the past we raffled off a custom necklace, You may have one. Great news! we will be raffling off another. Look for it being displayed at our upcoming dances and maybe at a few other dances. Tickets will be $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. You do not have to be present to win. We hope to hold Gold Diggers and our birthday dance at Evergreen Elementary School but this has not ben finalized yet. feel free call myself, Sherrie, or our president Marcia if you want or need more info. Also remember Gold Diggers will be on 4th Saturday this year June 22. Hope you will attend.
Hope to see you on the floor.
Wayne is back and will be doing Advanced classes and workshops until they head South again in the fall. If he is not able to do a Wednesday, Phil will do his Wednesday, MS/Plus Workshop. Either way, Wednesdays are great fun.
On May 11, the Stars will “Honor Our Mom’s.” Dean Black will call Advanced from 630-730 and MS/Plus after Bob does pre-rounds at 730pm. Should be great time.
The Annual BBQ Bash at Mary Moody’s is scheduled for May 27th. It is always a fun time. After so many high energy events – such as Pear Blossom, Buckeroo Roundup & Boatnik – everyone is running on the auxillary tank. This picnic is an excellent way to “unwind” and catch your breath for the next one – Diamond Lake.
Preparations for Diamond Lake are coming along nicely. Everything seems to be on schedule. Get your ribbons for a great time.
Spin Chain & Exchange The Gears
See you in a square!
On May 19th a dance sponsored by Tualatin Valley Council & Portland Area Council will be held to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. All proceeds will go directly to them. The Oak Grove Community Club is donating the hall and Caller MC Dan Nordbye with Cuer MC Julie Stiers are donating their time. Alzheimer’s Association Benefit Dance May 19, 2019 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., Oak Grove Community Center, 14496 SE Cedar Avenue, Portland, OR. Donations are welcome and tax deductible.
Our regular caller, Jim Hattrick, had a slight setback with some health problems in March and Darrell Kalmbach stepped in to help us with our lessons. So a big thank you shout-out to him. Jim seems unstoppable and was back with us for our regular dance on the 23rd.
On May 11th, Craig Abercrombie will be calling and Julie Stiers will cue for us. On the 25th Jim will be calling our Memorial Day dance. The weather should be nice and we look forward to having two great dances.
While we plan to be dark over the summer, the club will be discussing where we will be visiting instead. So, our club will be out and about. Get your banners ready!
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Our Plus classes are continuing and the students are doing quite well. We have already welcomed three new members to our club. If you have square dance outfits you no longer want there are new and some old dancers who would love to have them. I was reminded of this when I was asked where to find a silver and a gold petticoat. Take your unwanted outfits to the next trade or sale event. You may find something you want. I really need to get that extra stuff out of my closet!
Find a way to celebrate Holidays in May. You can wear an outfit that reminds you of the day or give flowers to a friend to enjoy. Several clubs have special dances with a May holiday as a theme such as Cinco de Mayo, Mothers Day, or Memorial Day.
Plan ahead to support your local clubs and for some good dancing. The Hayshakers Anniversary Dance is May 17th at the Pacific Grange: TVC/PAC Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s, Oak Grove Community Club, May 19th.
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 16th of March found the Hoedowners holding their annual club meeting in the Aloha Grange dining room. It was a potluck and as usual the food was great. Valley Squares were invited to attend and then Hoedowners went upstairs and held visitation to the Valley Square Dance.
One week later on the 23rd of March, we had our March Madness Dance to celebrate the American tradition of competitive college basketball. Everyone was encouraged to wear their favorite team gear. It was particularly exciting since the Oregon Ducks were still playing. As it often happens now a day, March Madness is not over until April so the final results are still unknown. I hope your bracket was a success. We had a wonderful crowd and thanks to all who joined us. A special shout out to members from the new Oak Hills Square Dance Club.
Looking ahead, on May 11th, just seis dias after de cinco de mayo, we will have our Fiesta Dance featuring a Nacho's & Taco Bar after the dance. On May 25th we do an early observation of Memorial Day with our patriotic themed Red, White & Blue Dance.
The hall was well-filled with enthusiastic dancers. We so enjoyed seeing people that we hadn't seen for years, as well as all those that we see often, and we always welcome new acquaintances. One friend even told me that he enjoys reading these columns. What a morale booster!
We were impressed with the bounteous pot luck. Afterwards cleaning up took only a short time.
On our 66th anniversary celebration at our 4th Saturday dance we had 92 dancers in attendance to celebrate with us. A special thanks to the folks from TVC who encourage dancers to get out to the member anniversary dances as well as our friends up north who are always so good to support us, the Cougar Squares. Happy Hoppers from the south of us along with independents, clubs from the coast, and from the east side of Oregon created a packed floor and double circle rounds. It was fabulous! Jean Turner, a member for 65 years, helped at the door and danced! Our caller, Craig Abercrombie and our Cuer, Lonnie Sykes create such a bubbly atmosphere, all around the room people are laughing and having fun. Thank you, Craig and Lonnie.
Plus dancers! Beginning April 10 through May 22, PLUS WORKSHOP/LESSONS on Wednesday evenings 7 - 9. There will be dancing for everyone. The cost will be $2.50 per person. We hope you will enjoy this opportunity. Thank you Craig.
Our first dance on May 10th is our Fiesta de Mayo dance. Wear your colorful south of the border attire. We might have chips and the dancing will be spicy. How's that for an intriguing invite? Our Second dance in May will fall on Memorial Day weekend so we will be dark. But please, try to make our dances in June when we begin our summer schedule dancing on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.
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. Craig Abercrombie calling and Lonnie Sycks cueing. Our website www.r-square-d.info is a great way to keep track of our club and events or friend us on Facebook.
• Thursday May 2ndPlus Dance with Darrell Kalmbach and Julie Stout calling and cueing.
• Saturday May 4thMainstream Dance with the theme of Memorial Day. Mike Stout calling and Julie Stout cueing.
• Sunday May 12th Graduation of square dance class from 4:00 until 6:00 pm.
• Thursday May 16th Plus dance with Darrell calling and Ken Pratt cueing.
• Saturday May 18th Mainstream Dance with Mike Stout and Ken Pratt calling and cueing with a “Roaring 20’s” theme.
• Thursday May 30th Plus Dance with Darrell, and Ken.
For those of you who have not been to one of our dances; we are located in downtown Hillsboro at 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 dance hall is a wood floor, and dining area adjacent. 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
Stop “horsing” around, it’s time to get your Kentucky Derby Hat ready for the Toe’s “Fillies & Lillies” dance on May 3rd. It’s sure to be a foot stomping good time! May 17th will be a regular dance.
Our caller is KC Curtis (Linda) & our cuer is Bev Flint (Harlan) They both do an excellent job, and make all our dances extra fun! Come out and see us soon.
Happy Easter one and all!
In May we are looking forward to the scenic drive out to Boring to visit the Country Cut-Ups where our own Terry Halley will be calling the dance.
Also in May we have two dances scheduled at Tri Squares in Tigard: on Saturday May 11th “Fiesta Time”, and on Friday May 24th “Stars and Stripes” with Terry calling and Sandra Pinion cuing. PreRounds are at 7:30, Plus tip at 7:45, Mainstream 8-10, with 4th tip Plus. Break at 10:00. Please come and visit.
Our dances in May are on the 8th and on the 22nd.
A reminder: if we have less than a square at any of our dances, we may end the dance early or cancel the dance.
Our club continues to be a fun place where friends gather, have some food and practice moves they want to work on before the weekend dances. Lots of belly laughs to go around. We would love to have you come join us!
See you around in a square.
A Cha Cha/Ph III Waltz workshop continues preceding our 2nd Friday dance, led by Ken and Dianne Pratt, beginning at 6:30 pm. This has been a perfect opportunity for us to brush up and polish our round dance technique and style. Come join us for the workshop and then stay for the Plus dance and intermediate rounds.
Ian Craig called our Plus dance in March as Randy Dibble calls in Kennewick annually this weekend. Some of our members and regular attendees followed Randy there to dance, but we still had 2 squares for this dance. Ian had some interesting patter for us.
We had a great time on a club visitation outing to the Columbia River Dancers for their anniversary dance in March. We all enjoyed Adam Christman’s calling, and the Hazel Dell Grange is such a nice hall. Melissa James has visited our club a number of times this past year and we are even more aware now of how far she drives to come dance with us! We are so appreciative of her friendship with our club.
Our March 5th Saturday ‘A’ Dance in Woodburn (March 30th) was dark as our caller, Randy Dibble, called the TVC Spring Fling Dance, and we had a club visitation to the dance in Hillsboro. There was a good turnout, and this was a fun dance. Randy did an excellent job calling, imho.
We held our 2019-2020 club office elections recently. Our outgoing president, Steve Zimmerman, has worked hard to support the club these past two years. He and his wife Judy have faithfully been to our dance hall whenever the doors are open--dances and lessons--to set up, bringing their now famous brownies and are often the last to leave when all the clean up is finished. On behalf of all the members, we recognize and appreciate Steve for all he's done in support of our club. Dan Damon was elected as the incumbent and will be taking office in May. He has already expressed some fresh ideas, and we look forward to working with Dan to plan more fun for this coming year. The other current officers were re-elected for another year to finish 2 year terms: Vice President: Teija Danskey; Secretary: Josie Rosenbury; Treasurer: Judy Zimmerman; Delegate: Josie Rosenbury. Perrin Damon creates our club flyers.
Our May Mainstream Dance (4th Friday, May 24th) has all the ingredients of a party—It’s on the beginning day of Memorial weekend, it’s also apparently National Salsa Month, so to be festive we will be sure to have plenty of chips and salsa available for open break, we introduce Dan Damon as our new president at this dance, PLUS we have Randy Dibble as our caller, and he’s sure to keep us awake! ha! (You are smiling because you know it's true.)
Our 3rd Saturday, May 18th dance theme is "Armed Forces Day" (which is May 18th), with Craig Abercrombie calling and Connie Clark cueing. Were you in the services? Wear your uniform or show your ID and get in free.
On March 23rd Valley Squares visited R Square D's 66th Anniversary Dance. What a great time we had. It is so much fun to dance to a full floor.
Don will continue teaching our classes on Wednesdays. Spring is coming and beach trips are really fun and Dancing on Saturday Nights at the City Hall in Garibaldi make the trip HUGE......!!!!
"Come on Out" ....."Swing and Whirl".........
Dancing Mainstream and some Line Dancing.
For more information, call: Don Hart @ 503-501-7091 or Bob Allen @ 503-322-3819.