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Oregon Federation News
June 2019

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

Printed 18 June 2019
Editor's Note

As you hold your elections for next year's officers, remember to go enter that information in the Federation's membership web site, both to keep the state directory current, and so that we know how to contact you. Ballots for the constitutional amendment are on their way to your club secretary, and if the address isn't current, you might miss out on your opportunity to vote.

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Federation Events

Federation Meetings

The Federation's executive board met on May 5 at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center in Medford. The slate of officers for the 2019-20 square dance was announced:

A big thanks to all of these people who give of their time to help square dancing in Oregon.

The board approved an amendment to the Federation's constitution to include line dance clubs in the list of organizations eligible for Federation membership. This proposal will be sent to the clubs for ratification. Please return the ballots well ahead of the Summer Festival meeting..

The next meeting will be at the Summer Festival in Salem on July 21.


Summer Festival

See a full article about special events at the Summer Festival in the articles section.

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.


Mid-Winter

Oregon's Mid-Winter Festival 2020 will be held January 24, 25 and 26, 2020, at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany.


Other National Events

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.


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:

June 10 -- Spin Cycle Squares
June 15 -- Cascade Callers & Cuers Assoc
June 19 -- Hayshakers
June 25 -- Oaky Doaks

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

Click on the title to see the article.

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:

Janienne Alexander
11740 SW 68th Pkwy #250
Portland, OR 97223
503-358-2823
oregonsquaredance@gmail.com
Sandy Harris
3008 Del Rio SE
Albany, OR 97322
541-974-4978
sandy.harris@comcast.net
Chuck Simpkins
1135 Summit Lp
Grants Pass, OR 97527
541-218-4604
squarechuck@gmail.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
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

Cuers:

Sandy Harris
3008 Del Rio SE
Albany, OR 97322
541-974-4978
sandy.harris@comcast.net
Frances Herigstad
PO Box 928
Mulino, OR 97042
503-829-2455
flofran@molalla.net
Doug Hatch
5125 SE Tolman
Portland, OR 97206
503-805-1629
doughatch1@netzero.net
Rikki Lobato
2230 SW Webster Rd
Grants Pass, OR 97526
541-295-5270
uoducks4ever@gmail.com
Federation Links
Oregon Round of the Month

The South Coast Council has chosen the June 2019 Oregon Round of the Month: "Green Waves II", Phase II + 2 Waltz (Spin Turn and Side Corte), choreographed by Mary & Bob Townsend-Manning. It is available on Masters of Modern 7.
Download your cue sheet here.

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

Lessons starting in June and July

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.


June

Coos Bay
Saints-N-Aints
TBA
Call Ahead
Mainstream

Contact: Patrick Cox 541-510-1276
Coos Bay
Saints-N-Aints
TBA
Call Ahead
Waltz
Tuesday -Cherie; Thursday - Cathy
Contact: Cherie 541-510-1291; Cathy 541-290-7802
Hillsboro
Sunset Promenaders
I.O.O.F. Hall
267 E. Main St.
Foxtrot
Sundays 6:30 until 8:00 PM Ph IV
Contact: (503) 848-3841
Hillsboro
Sunset Promenaders
I.O.O.F. Hall
267 E. Main St.
Waltz
Sundays 4:00 until 6:00 PM Ph II
Contact: (503) 848-3841
Newberg
Valley River Dancers
Chehalem Community Center
2nd & Howard Street
Plus
Still Open - June 18; continues Tuesdays 6:30 - 8 PM
Contact: newbergdancers@gmail.com
Silverton
Silver City Squares
Waldo Hills Community Club
1267 Cascade Highway
Mainstream
Tuesdays, 7:00 pm
Contact: 503-873-5241
Tillamook
Wave Steppers
Elks Lodge
1907 3rd St
Mainstream
Wednesdays, 7:00 PM
Contact: 503-812-4050

July

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
June 1 (1st Sat)
Lebanon Square Circlers
ALLIANCE Strawberry Festival Dance
6:30pm Intermediate Pre-Rounds, 7:00pm Advanced, 7:30pm Pre-
Lebanon Senior Center, Lebanon
Caller: Dan Norbye
Cuer: Jackie Gale
View Flyer
June 2 (1st Sun)
Star Promenaders
Alzheimer's Association Benefit Dance
Open Mic - All proceeds donated to Alzheimer's Association
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Phil Ramey-MC - Callers From Floor
Cuer: Cuers From Floor
View Flyer
June 15 (3rd Sat)
Bachelor Beauts
Mainstream/Plus weekend with the Swingin
2-2:30pm call to the floor rounds, 2:30-5pm Mainstream/Plus/
Alpaca Country Estates, Terrebonne
Caller: Steve Noseck
Cuer: Allen Bigelow
View Flyer
June 15 (3rd Sat)
Charlie Brown Squares
Smiles & Sunshine Dance (3 Callers)
6pm Advanced 7pm Pre Rounds 730-10 Alternating MS & Plus Tip
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Charlie Robertson/Matt Worley/Don Wood
Cuer: Rikki Lobato & Marie Wood
View Flyer
June 16 (3rd Sun)
Country Cut-Ups
Father's Day Dance
1-2pm Plus, 2-5pm Mainstream
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Adam Christman
Cuer: Adam Christman
View Flyer
June 29 (5th Sat)
Tualatin Valley Council
Hahn Barn Dance
Potluck Picnic and Barn Dance
Hahn Barn, Banks
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Ken Pratt
View Flyer
July 13 (2nd Sat)
River City Dancers
Red, White, and Blue
7:00 Plus and rounds, 7:30 to 9:30 pm Mainstream
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
July 18 (3rd Thu)
Capitol Callers & Cuers Assoc
Summer Festival Trail's End Dance
7:30 Pre-rounds, 8 Mainstream, 10 Plus
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Chuck Simpkins
Cuer: Leonard Snodgrass
View Flyer
July 25 (4th Thu)
Star Promenaders
Diamond Lake Festival
Wed. callers from the floor, annual special dance
Caller: Ken Ritucci, Phil Ramey
Cuer: Chuck Weiss
View Flyer
July 26 (4th Fri)
Valley River Dancers
"Dance Under the Stars"
7:30-8 PrePlus; 8-10:30 Mainstream and Rounds
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Ken Pratt
View Flyer
August 8 (2nd Thu)
Central Oregon Council
Central Oregon Round Up Aug 8-10 2019
See Flyer
Sisters High School, Sisters
Caller: Mike Sikorsky
Cuer: Chuck & Sandy Weiss
View Flyer
August 10 (2nd Sat)
River City Dancers
Regular Dance
7:00 Plus and rounds, 7:30 to 9:30 pm Mainstream
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
September 14 (2nd Sat)
River City Dancers
Regular Dance
7:00 Plus and rounds, 7:30 to 9:30 pm Mainstream
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
September 27 (4th Fri)
Tri Squares
21st Anniversary Dance
7:30 PM Rounds; 7:45 PM Plus; 8 PM Mainstream, 4th tip Plus
Tigard Grange, Tigard
Caller: Adam Christman
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
View Flyer
October 6 (1st Sun)
Toe Draggers
Man Enough to Wear Pink - Fundraiser
Mainstream w/Rounds for Breast Cancer Research
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: KC Curtis, MC
Cuer: Bev Flint, MC
View Flyer
October 11 (2nd Fri)
R Square D
Octoberfest Weekend
7:30-8:00 Pre-Rounds; 8:00-10:00 MS & Plus w/Rounds
Rose Valley Grange, Kelso
Caller: Craig Abercrombie & Adam Christman
Cuer: Susan Healea
View Flyer
October 12 (2nd Sat)
River City Dancers
Regular Dance
7:00 Plus and rounds, 7:30 to 9:30 pm Mainstream
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
October 25 (4th Fri)
Hayshakers
Seaside Sashay Square Dance Festival
7:00 PM
Seaside Convention Center, Seaside
Caller: Craig Abercrombie and Adam Christman
Cuer: Debbbie Taylor
View Flyer

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Pictures

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Hoedowners have "adopted" two 1 mile stretches of Washington County road. Here is the road cleanup crew starting out on May 11th. Not pictured but working were Clay McCaw, Curt Brehmer, & Doug Morgan. Pictured, left to right, Bart & Debra Welch, Wayne Dittsworth, Sally Duyck, Darlene Dittsworth, Chris Stover, Chet Wolter, Kelly McCaw, Sarah Richmond, and David Boultinghouse.


R Square D 66th Anniversary Dance, 92 dancers attending

A group of Valley River Dancers and friends once again followed their favorite caller, Randy Dibble, to the California State Convention in Imperial - two hours east of San Diego in the heart (and heat) of the desert. Can anyone say "groupies?"
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.

June 27 (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.

June 16 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
2 to 4 p.m.
Milton-Freewater Comm Bldg, Milton-Freewater
Caller: Guests
Cuer: Guests

Central Oregon Council - Link
No council news received.

June 10 (2nd Mon)
Meeting
meet every 2-3 months--time and place vary

June 24 (4th Mon)
Council Meeting
Meet every 2-3 months, Time and Place vary
Abby's Pizza, Redmond

June 29 (5th Sat)
SUMMER'S HERE 'COUNCIL DANCE'
Come Out to Support Your Council / Pre-Rds 7:00pm, Squares 7
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Mark McDonald
View Flyer
Bachelor Beauts - Link
No club news received.

June 1 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Rounds 7-7:30p, MS & Rounds 7:30-9:30, Plus 9:30-10
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Roger Putzler
Cuer: Carol Bro

June 15 (3rd Sat)
Mainstream/Plus weekend with the Swingin
2-2:30pm call to the floor rounds, 2:30-5pm Mainstream/Plus/
Alpaca Country Estates, Terrebonne
Caller: Steve Noseck
Cuer: Allen Bigelow
View Flyer
Red Rock Squares - Link
No club news received.

June 7 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Guest Callers
Cuer: Guest Cuers

June 21 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Guest Callers
Cuer: Guest Cuers
Sagebrush Shufflers - Link
No club news received.

June 8 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00 PM
4-H Clover Bldg,, Prineville
Caller: Jim Steele

June 22 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00 PM
4-H Clover Bldg,, Prineville
Caller: Jim Steele
Sundown Round Dance Club - Link
No club news received.

June 10 (2nd Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30-9:00 pm
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Cuer: Mark McDonald
Swinging Mountaineers Plus - Link
No club news received.

June 14 (2nd Fri)
Special Dance
see the attached flyer for the evening schedule
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Steve Noseck
Cuer: Mark McDonald
View Flyer

June 28 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Craig Abercrombie

Emerald Empire Council - Link
No council news received.

June 17 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Hall 'B'
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Boots & Sandals - Link
No club news received.

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

June 22 (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
No club news received.

June 29 (5th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM Pre Rounds, 8:00 PM Squares
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Cast A Shadow - Link
No club news received.
Misty Valley Cloggers
No club news received.

June 21 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Cuer: Lauri Weidenhaft
Single Trees - Link
No club news received.

June 14 (2nd Fri)
Reigning Cats and Dogs Benefit for Green
7:30 Plus; 8-10:30PM MS with rounds
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jackie Gale

June 28 (4th Fri)

7:30 Plus; 8-10:30PM MS with rounds
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Jackie Gale
Spin Cycle Squares - Link
No club news received.

June 2 (1st Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30-8:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

June 9 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30-8:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

June 16 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark

June 23 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30-8:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

June 30 (5th 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.

June 8 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

June 22 (4th Sat)
Pioneer Picnic Free Dance
6:00 PM
Pioneer Park Dance Hall , Brownsville
Caller: Jim Voll
Cuer: to be announced
Whirl-A-Ways - Link
No club news received.

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

June 15 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 plus 8-10:30 ms
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Mike Kious
Cuer: Christina Corelli
Wolf Pack - Link
No club news received.

June 1 (1st Sat)
School is out Dance
7:30 Plus / 8:00 Mainstream
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Sandy Harris
Cuer: Christina Corelli
View Flyer

June 22 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

Interstate Highlanders
No council news received.

June 15 (3rd Sat)
Meeting
6pm before the club dance Quarterly
Triad School Student Union, Klamath Falls
Klamath Country Squares
No club news received.

June 15 (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
No council news received.

June 17 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Dark
Braids & Braves - Link
In April, our club visited Albany Timber Twirlers and Willamette Squares. We know that visiting other clubs is essential to keep the recreation we love alive. For our April Dance, Dan Nordbye was our guest caller and we had lots of visitors!

At our May dance, the family of Jerry and Bonnie Jepson surprised them with a celebration of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Some of the group also square danced and we all enjoyed the celebration/

May was our last dance at Dayton Community Center because in June we'll be back dancing at the McMinnville Grange on Old Sheridan Road. We start at 7 pm. All visitors are warmly welcomed! We will be dark in July and August, but we are looking forward to a campout with the Toedraggers in July. Carmen


June 15 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 - 10:00 PM
McMinnville Grange, McMinnville
Caller: Leonard Snodgrass
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
Capitol Callers & Cuers Assoc - Link
No club news received.

June 16 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark
Cherry City Cloggers - Link
Cherry City Cloggers continue to work on polishing our demo dances for our upcoming demo season which will be starting this month. Our first one will be at World Beat at Riverfront Park on Sunday June 30 from 2:45-3:30 p.m. We also continue to dance and do demos each week all summer long. We have no dark times unless our Tuesday night happens to fall on a holiday.

Some of our members attended a workshop in Vancouver a month or so ago in Vancouver called "Clog Down". In the evening session they had a competition called "Clog Down". One song that the instructor had taught and practiced throughout the day was chosen for this competition. Each participant continued to dance that song until he/she made a mistake and was eliminated and only one dancer remained on the dance floor. I'm excited to say that our own instructor Staci Larson won that competition. Congratulations Staci!! Georganne


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

June 11 (2nd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

June 18 (3rd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

June 25 (4th Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Corvallis Squares - Link
Our Spring dances have been a lot of fun! Our last dance for this season will be June 8, and then we're dark till the second Saturday in September. We hope to have a few demo dances in the summer to get the word out about square dancing and how enjoyable it is!

By the time this appears in the OFN, we will have had our May potluck and membership meeting, where the conversation was about officers for next year and plans for offering lessons in the fall. Our dance calendar is already set up and we’ll continue to dance on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month next year. Karen


June 8 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark Mid-June to September
First Congregational Church, Corvallis
Caller: Guest callers
Cuer: Guest cuers
View Flyer

June 22 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Golden Squares
No club news received.

June 3 (1st Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Quest Cuers

June 17 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Sherri Clark

June 29 (5th Sat)

A Dance
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Jim Steele
Cuer: None
Independence Wagon Wheelers - Link
We’re enjoying the start of another great year of dancing under the leadership of our new President Terry McCarty and Vice-President Eugene Ivy, who assumed the reins at our Transitional Board Meeting on May 4. We will continue 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. Come dance with us on the first and second Saturdays of each month at Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall. We will be dark in August. Dee and Bert Mackaman

June 1 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00PM
Polk County Fairgrounds, Arts & Craft Bl, Rickreall
Caller: George Hermann
Cuer: Patty Hermann

June 8 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00PM
Polk County Fairgrounds, Arts & Craft Bl, Rickreall
Caller: George Hermann
Cuer: Patty Hermann
Lebanon Square Circlers - Link
As usual, the Lebanon Square Circlers club is very busy. The last weekend in April, many of our members went to Camp Koinonia in Sweet Home. A great time was had by all and the weather was perfect. May 4 was our Cinco de Mayo dance with Charlotte Jeskey calling and Jackie Gale cueing. There were three squares on the floor and tacos were served at the break -- thanks to Bill Jeskey (the super chef).

IT'S STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL TIME! Events begin on Friday, May 31, with a Spaghetti Feed and then the Trails End dance with callers and cuers from the floor. On Saturday, June 1, the club participates in the Lebanon Strawberry Festival parade, dancing through town on the decorated float. A potluck at 5:30 PM will be followed by the big Festival dance with Dan Nordbye calling and Jackie Gale cueing. Strawberry shortcake, of course, will be served at the break time. Special features of our weekend will be a great Silent Auction, which is our annual fund raiser, an Experienced Clothing Sale, lots of prizes, and wonderful dancing. The weekend will conclude with an "All You Can Eat" breakfast on Sunday morning. RVs are welcome with dry camping. Don't miss this fantastic weekend! See you in a square! Marilyn York


June 1 (1st Sat)
ALLIANCE Strawberry Festival Dance
6:30pm Intermediate Pre-Rounds, 7:00pm Advanced, 7:30pm Pre-
Lebanon Senior Center, Lebanon
Caller: Dan Norbye
Cuer: Jackie Gale
View Flyer

June 15 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
ORDTA - Link
No club news received.
ReVuN'Q
The club continued on with slow two-step and cha lessons until the end of May. June finds a schedule change to dance from 6:30-8:30 p.m. through the end of August. That will give everyone time to enjoy some of the daylight and summer hours.

June 20 is our 43rd birthday dance with two hours of Phase 2-4 dancing. Cuers are still being worked on, so stay tuned to Facebook to find out who is cueing the dance. We will have a guest cuer on June 27 since Stephanie and Leonard will be at Circle 8 for a round dance workshop seminar. We are looking forward to dancing to new music when they return.

We are always open to visitors to dance and join in on our relaxed version of a club. If you have any questions, give me a call 503-508-0539. Marilyn Schmit


June 6 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
Floor time/various rhythms
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano/Leonard Snodgrass

June 13 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
Floor time/various rhythms
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano/Leonard Snodgrass

June 20 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
43rd Birthday Dance
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano/Leonard Snodgrass
View Flyer

June 27 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
Floor time/various rhythms
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Guest cuer David Vomocil
Salem Swingin' Stars
No club news received.

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

June 21 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden
Silver City Squares
Our last dance of the season was our May dance. We had a pasta smorgasbord dinner before the dance. Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the dinner and dance to Leonard Snodgrass and Judy Russell. Judy filled in for Frances and Floyd who were out of town.

There has been a lot of expressed interest so we will be trying to do summer lessons again this year. Thomas Buchheit will be our instructor for the summer.

Our youth will be running the concession stand at Summer Festival this July. This will be a fundraiser for competition so please check us out and buy a festival pin for 2020. We will be traveling to Auburn, Washington for the festival next year.

This year's teen festival went very well. We had a lot of fun throughout the Festival. Five of our youth led the National Anthem at the start of Saturday: Lucy David, Jasmine Mauro, Noah Rudolph, Phoebe Rudolph and Kailee Shields. We had successes and some goofs. We came home with a lot of trophies: Jasmine Mauro won 1st place in Pre-Teen Novice Cueing; Petrina Buchheit won Best Patter for Junior Calling and 3rd place Junior Calling; Yesenia Vallejo-Mourer won 2nd place Junior Calling; Julia Buchheit won 2nd place Junior Cueing; Petrina and Julia Buchheit won 2nd place Basic Rounds; Silver Dragons won 2nd place in Senior Squares. Both Julia and Thomas Buchheit helped out Wesburn Wranglers in their Intermediate Square when their callers were on the stage. We will have our trophies at Summer Festival so please stop by and take a look. Hope to see you at a dance soon! Petrina Buchheit


June 14 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Timber Twirlers - Link
No club news received.

June 7 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

June 21 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Willamette Squares
At the quarterly meeting of Willamette Squares, among the topics was a discussion of the future of our club. At our monthly dance, which was our Maypole dance, we wove in and out making a colorful pattern with the ribbons. We get better at it each year! We had a good turnout and a good time! Jodee Howard

June 22 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:15
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Sandy Harris
Cuer: Jackie Gale

Portland Area Council - Link
We hope you are all planning to come to the annual PAC potluck picnic on June 17, about 6:30. We’re at North Clackamas Park and everyone is welcome. We’ll be installing our new officers: President, Keith Miles; Secretary, Eileen Pettycrew; Treasurer, Jeff Knapp; State Delegate, Tami Helms; Alt Delegate, Betty Chipps.

June 17 (3rd Mon)
Annual Picnic
Pot Luck
North Clackamas Park, Milwaukie
Bachelor N Bachelorettes
Summer will soon be upon us. As a reminder, we try to dance all summer, but we don’t dance if the temperature reaches 90. Our twin air conditioners can’t keep up.

We’ve picked up a few members here and there – in spite of the fact I give my disclaimer that I wouldn’t join a club that would have a person like me as a member! Remember: to err is human, but it feels divine!

Come on over and find what we’re all about; come on over and sashay with us.

Lotta Fluff


June 5 (1st Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
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June 12 (2nd Wed)
---DANCE CANCELLED--- due to heat!!!!
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City

June 19 (3rd Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Mike Stout
Cuer: Tami Helms

June 26 (4th Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Julie Stiers
Buzzin Bees
No club news received.

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

June 15 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Chaps & Petticoats - Link
No club news received.

June 7 (1st Fri)

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

June 21 (3rd Fri)
50's 60's Dance
7:30 PreRounds, 8:00 Mainstream
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
Country Cut-Ups - Link
June will bring lots of dancing at the Barn! We will dance 1st, 4th, and 5th Saturdays. In addition, we will be hosting Dan Nordbye on Monday nights for the High Energy Mainstream dances from 7-9 PM. Check the flyer for the schedule. On Father’s Day, we will be hosting a special dance with Adam Christman calling and cueing. Look for our flyer for the details. The 5th Saturday dance will be all plus and Craig Abercrombie will be calling and cueing for that.

June may bring some outdoor dance floor weather, too. Come and dance under the stars on hot summer nights and feel the gentle outdoor breezes to cool you off.

Want to diversify your dance skills? Come join us for line dance lessons with Lynn Wunische on Wednesday afternoon 2:30 PM or Thursdays at 6:00 PM. Or learn more by coming for both!

The Cut-Ups are great dancers and lots of fun, so take the drive out into the countryside and join us at the Boring Barn!


June 1 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00pm Plus, 7:30-10:30 Mainstream (3rd Tip Plus)
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
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June 3 (1st Mon)
High Energy Mainstream Dance
7:00 - 9:00PM High Energy Mainstream Dance
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: None
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June 10 (2nd Mon)
High Energy Mainstream Dance
7:00 - 9:00PM High Energy Mainstream Dance
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: None
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June 16 (3rd Sun)
Father's Day Dance
1-2pm Plus, 2-5pm Mainstream
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Adam Christman
Cuer: Adam Christman
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June 22 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 plus --- mainstream 7:30-10:30
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Lonnie Sycks
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June 29 (5th Sat)
5th Saturday Dance
7:00pm-10:30pm Plus
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Craig Abercrombie
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Happy Hoppers - Link
From sorting food for a local food bank to dining out together at a Mexican restaurant to celebrating our 60th anniversary the Hoppers have had a busy and fun filled several weeks.

For many years the Hoppers have helped sort donated food at a local food bank, FISH of Vancouver. In mid-April about 20 of our members spent three hours sorting approximately 5000 pounds of food into appropriate categories. The space we work in is a little tight, but being accomplished square dancers, we know how to dance around each other as we sort and move the donated food into boxes based on food categories such as fruit, soup, vegetables, etc. There is always much teasing, laughter, and fellowship as we work together to help our neighbors in need.

The next week over 20 of our members gathered together so share a meal at a local Mexican restaurant. During the regular dance year we try to dine together about once a month. We usually go to a number of different restaurants featuring American as well as foods from different ethnicities. We will have our final dine-out in June at an Italian restaurant.

Our first dance in May was our anniversary dance. Since it was on May 4th, the theme was “May the Fourth Be with You.” It was great fun since several people came dressed as Star Wars characters. The decorations reflected the Star Wars theme. An Ewok could be found hiding in the vegetation wrapped around a tree trunk. Darth Vader stood guard over the Ewok Treats. The “Refueling Station” sported items such as Wookie Wraps, Vader Veggies and Chewbacca Chips, to name a few. Of course, the captain of the ship for the night, Jim Hattrick, did an amazing job of calling and cueing the dance!

To accommodate an amazing group of students, the club has decided to extend our lesson season through June. We will not be taking new students, but anyone wishing to practice their skills in plus can attend sessions every Monday night from 6:30 to 7:30. Mainstream people will be practicing, reviewing and learning mainstream calls from 7:30 to 9:00. Additionally, since we have an air conditioned hall the club will not go completely dark this summer. We hope to maintain the enthusiasm of our students by offering two dances. The first will be July 20th and the second is scheduled for August 17th. To provide experience for our new mainstream dancers the format will be plus from 7:30 to 8:00 and mainstream from 8:00 to 9:30. We are excited to be able to use the hall during the summer months and to provide an opportunity for everyone to have a cool place to dance.

Finally, if you are a strawberry shortcake lover, you won’t want to miss our June 15th dance. It’s the strawberry shortcake dance. We always have plenty of fresh strawberries, shortcakes, and whipped cream as well as great dancing and fellowship with all our friends. Come join us, we’d love to have you dance with us.

Jean Tolstrup


June 1 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 TO 9:45
WASHINGTON GRANGE #82, VANCOUVER
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick

June 15 (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.

June 6 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

June 13 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

June 20 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

June 27 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club
Oaky Doaks - Link
No club news received.

June 1 (1st Sat)
Mis-Match Dance
7:00 Pre-Rounds, 7:30- 9:30 Mainstream
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Caller: Don Hart
Cuer: Mark McDonald
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June 15 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 Pre-Rounds, 7:30- 9:30 Mainstream
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Caller: Don Hart
Cuer: Sherri Clark
River City Dancers - Link
In May our club enjoyed a visitation to Sunset Promenaders for their Cinco De Mayo dance. It was a fun celebration and we enjoyed feasting on Mexican snacks at break time. We enjoy attending club visitations and also hosting visitations from other clubs that come to visit us. Please give us a call if you are bringing a visitation so we can role out the “red carpet” to greet you. We love visitors.

We are celebrating our club anniversary at our dance on June 8. We invite all dancers to come help us celebrate. Darrell Kalmbach and Tami Helm (our caller and cuer) will add to your dancing pleasure . We have our second monthly dance the following Saturday on June 15. Both dances are located at Milwaukie Community Center at 42nd and Jackson in Milwaukie Oregon.

Our club will be going dark on our second dance in July on Saturday July 20 to attend summer festival. You can still dance with us though if you come to summer festival. Look for us. We will be there in our blue and white club outfits


June 8 (2nd Sat)
RCD 29th Anniversary Dance
7:00 Plus and rounds, 7:30 to 9:30 pm Mainstream
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
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June 15 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 Plus and rounds, 7:30 to 9:30 pm Mainstream
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
Rosetown Ramblers - Link
No club news received.

June 8 (2nd Sat)
Last dance before summer break!
Alternating Mainstream and Plus tips from 7:30 to 9:30
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Caller: Don Wood
Tumbleweeds
The very best news we have is that our VP Ken Schrock is home after hip surgery and doing very well. He might even be able to come to our dance this week. We are all cheering you on Ken and wish you well.

We have a change in our schedule and find we have to be DARK on July 5. Please make that change. Also in the last part of July we are looking forward to celebrating our Anniversary.

We want to welcome present and former senior (meaning older) square dancers to our dances. We have a great dance hall with air conditioning, wonderful callers ,and a potluck lunch after. It is great exercise, social and fun.. We love our seniors so please come help us stay strong.

NC


June 7 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Yvonne Clendenin

June 14 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick

June 21 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Yvonne Clendenin

June 28 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick

Rogue-Sis-Q Council
Hi Everyone

On May 4th & 5th, the State Federation Meeting was in our council. The “Crock Pot” Potluck was held at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center on Table Rock Rd. There were lots of good words and “Thank You’s” from those who attended about the food. There was certainly plenty and, as usual, this Council did a bang-up job of preparing it. We sure do have a bunch of “Top Notch” cooks in Southern Oregon. Way to go, Gang!! The May 5th meetings was held at the Square Dance Center on Sunday.

There will be a Council Dance on May 31, 2019 in Grants Pass at the Josephine County Square Dance Center. Caller is Chuck Simpkins and cuer is Bob Dingman.

The next Council meeting will be June 4th, 2019 at Round Table Pizza in Poplar Square.

Note: New Council Officers: President: Roberta Claudson Vice President: Phil Claudson

Secretary: Lorri McIntosh Treasurer: Debbie Cretton and State Delegate: Blake Smith

Lois & Lorri


June 4 (1st Tue)
Meeting
4:30pm on even numbered months
Round Table Pizza, Medford
Charlie Brown Squares - Link
The January class celebrated their 3rd plateau on May 14th. What an energetic and fun group. Lots of youth and youth-like dancers!!! Our Funshops will end on Thursday 5/16. We will not have any classes on 5/23 as we will be decorating for Boatnik Festival. Square Dance 101 will begin on 5/30 – this is an opportunity to get new dancers thru the Basics and hopefully build excitement for September classes!!!

As mentioned above – Boatnik is coming!!!! Memorial Weekend – May 24-26!!! This is a don’t miss event with the fabulous Joe Saltel & TJ(Bruce) Chadd!! We have so much fun and definitely enjoy the party every year. We hope to see lots of friends!!!

June dances will be on June 1st with Mike Kious & Rikki Lobato – 7pm Pre Rounds and 730-10pm for Squares (Mainstream w/3rd Tip Plus). June 15th is a very special dance with 3 (YES-3) National Callers joining us!! We have Don Wood, Charlie Robertson & Matt Worley taking the stage – as well as cuers Rikki Lobato & Marie Wood!! Going to be a fabulous nite of fun – Advanced starts at 6pm – come on down and join the 1st stop of the wagon train to the WA State Festival!! The Charlie’s are also looking forward to The Buckeroo RoundUp in Roseburg with Hunter Keller & Randy Lewis, as well as Diamond Lake Festival in July with Ken Ritucci & Chuck Weiss!!!

Our birthday dance Dec 7th is set with caller Michael Haworth & cuer Rikki Lobato – put it on your schedule now – going to be a fabulous time!!

We have new officers – we want to thank Louse Voss for her 2 years as President – much appreciated!!! Our new officers include: President: Carla Simpkins Co 1st Vp’s Rikki Lobato & Jeanne Lobato 2nd VP Teresa Durham Secretary Michele Dunavant and Treasurer Armon Strack. Please welcome your new board & thank the members of the outgoing board when you see them!!

Happy Dancing!


June 1 (1st Sat)
Strawberry Fields Forever Dance
7pm Pre Rounds 730-10 Mainstream w/Plus Tips
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Michael Kious
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
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June 15 (3rd Sat)
Smiles & Sunshine Dance (3 Callers)
6pm Advanced 7pm Pre Rounds 730-10 Alternating MS & Plus Tip
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Charlie Robertson/Matt Worley/Don Wood
Cuer: Rikki Lobato & Marie Wood
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Circle-N-Square - Link
We are gearing up for our Gold Diggers dance with Lawrence Johnstone calling and Sarge N Cece cuing rounds. As a reminder the dance will be June 22 (4th Saturday) and held at Evergreen Elementary School. Please look for fliers. Also look for tickets for the custom necklace you do not have to be present to win. We will draw the winning ticket at the dance. I want to thank the visitors that attended our April dance, it always nice to see friends and catch up. Our Easter Bonnet theme was lots of fun and everyone got into the spirit. As usual our dances may be small but our fellowship is large. As a club we have a lot things on our plate, after Gold Diggers we will begin gearing up for our major fund raiser. Each year we have a booth at the county fair. We are always looking for volunteers to help. If you would like to volunteer or want more info, feel free to contact us. After the fair we begin prepping for our Birthday dance with Eric Henerlau. and Rikki Lobato There will be another special drawing at this dance too. So as you can see we are still very active.

We welcome any and all dancers.

Hope to see you on the floor.


June 22 (4th Sat)
Gold Diggers Dance
Advanced 6-7:30pm, 7:30-8 Rounds, 8-10:30 Mainstream/Plus
Evergreen Elementary School, Yreka
Caller: Lawrence Johnstone
Cuer: Sarge Glidewell
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Star Promenaders - Link
The “Game Night” on May 10th was a great time. If you don’t play Mexican Train, there is usually a game of cribbage or let us know if there is some other game you would like to play. The next “Game Night” will most likely be in July – possibly on July 5th. Stay tuned.

Don’t forget – On Sunday, June 2nd, the Stars are sponsoring a benefit dance for Alzheimer’s research. The time will be 2 to 5pm. Please come out to support this very worthy cause. Help us find a cure, or at least a way to slow this terrible disease down. I am sure we all know someone who has been affected by this monster. Come on down and help! The Stars are donating the hall and the callers and cuers from the area are going to donate their time also.

Phil Ramey is having a “Back to Basics” on the 3rd Friday of each month, with the exception of July. This is due to Summer Festival and Diamond Lake. We will pick it back up in August and go from there.

Elections are over and the only change to the Stars roster is President. Mary Moody decided to step down after 4 years and give someone else a chance. Phil Claudson is our “#One” now.

Preparations for Diamond Lake Festival are coming along nicely. Everything seems to be on schedule. Get your ribbons for a great time.

See you in a square!


June 2 (1st Sun)
Alzheimer's Association Benefit Dance
Open Mic - All proceeds donated to Alzheimer's Association
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Phil Ramey-MC - Callers From Floor
Cuer: Cuers From Floor
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June 8 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

June 22 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

South Coast Council
No council news received.
Beachcombers - Link
No club news received.

June 22 (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.

June 14 (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.

June 1 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00
Harmony Methodist Church, Coos Bay
Caller: Sherm Welch
Cuer: Donna Hiserote

June 15 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00
Harmony Methodist Church, Coos Bay
Caller: Sherm Welch
Cuer: Cathy Houston and Cherie Cox
Sets In Order - Link
No club news received.

June 8 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Coquille Community Building, Coquille
Caller: Coleeta Quigley
Cuer: Denise Harris

Tualatin Valley Council - Link
The next Council event will be our annual Hahn Farm Potluck and Barn Dance on the fifth Saturday, June 29th. Potluck by the lake begins at 6:00 followed by dancing in the barn from 6:45 to 9:00 PM. This year our caller is Scott Zinser with Ken Pratt cueing. Pre-rounds at 6:45, Mainstream and level II Rounds at 7:00 with every third tip Plus and intermediate rounds. See the flyer below for directions. If the temperatures are too high a cancellation notice will be posted to the Federation Facebook page.

Ferrous Steinka


June 24 (4th Mon)
Meeting
7:00
Old Spaghetti Factory, Hillsboro

June 29 (5th Sat)
Hahn Barn Dance
Potluck Picnic and Barn Dance
Hahn Barn, Banks
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Ken Pratt
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Columbia River Dancers - Link
At our annual meeting in April The Columbia River Dancers decided that we will go dark at our dances in July and August. We will, however, continue with our lessons. Without air conditioning the grange was just too hot too often last year. We also found that when the temperatures go up dance attendance goes down.

Because we are dark does not mean the CRD’s will not be dancing. We have club banners out there in the square dance world so will be planning on visitations to get them back. We want to repay all of those clubs who have been faithful and attend our dances. This is the way it should be, so look for us.

As many local clubs besides ours goes dark the club did decide to continue with lessons on Tuesday nights. The area has many newer, and lots of older, dancers who want to continue learning or honing their skills so it was decided that we could help by keeping our lessons going. Who else can hone skills like our caller, Jim Hattrick. Plan on coming to lessons on Tuesday nights unless it is 90 degrees at 5 PM. Jim will call to the level of the floor and there will lots of angels to help. Newer dancers at 7 PM and mainstream and up about 8:30.

Our June 8th dance will feature Mike and Julie Stout calling and cueing. Our June 22nd dance will have a patriotic theme so wear the red, white and blue. Jim will be doing the calling and cueing.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Nick Johnson


June 8 (2nd Sat)
Hawaiian Dance
7 PM plus, 8 PM Mainstream
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: Mike Stout
Cuer: Julie Stout
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June 22 (4th Sat)
Hawaiian Dance
7 PM plus, 8 PM Mainstream
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: Jim Hattrick 4th Saturdays
Cuer: Jim Hattrick 4th Saturdays
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Eager Beavers - Link
Our slate of officers were elected in April. We thank the following people who step up to keep the club functioning: Sally and Mike Dyke - Presidents; Karen and Ferrous Steinka -Vice Presidents; Joanne Switzer - Treasurer; Secretary - Marguerite Morin; TVC delegates - Leslie Tallman and John Semm. Be sure to thank them and consider volunteering for one of the many jobs that keep your club at its best.

I found out it depends on who is counting the number of dancers at our Anniversary Dance. It was either eighty five or ninety three from two reliable sources. The Hoedowners and the Sunset Promenaders took home banners. Everyone enjoyed the “crock pot bonanza during the open break. Direct quote heard from a guy who keeps his comments understated and to the point, “Pretty good dance”.

Our Plus classes are almost finished and we have certainly enjoyed newcomers who are adding to the fun of square dancing. I hope they enjoyed us. Welcome these new plus dancers at your club.

June is the time to smell the flowers and mow the grass, enjoy the long warm days, outside picnics, pick the strawberries, pull the weeds, and wish it would rain again as you water your flowers. Father’s Day seems to be the forgotten holiday but what do you do for Father’s Day? Flowers? Cake? Candy? I do not think Dad can resist strawberry shortcake. It is the month of multiple graduations and weddings. Also, the beginning of Summer with the longest day of the year June 21st.

NOTE: We will be dancing at the Aloha Grange Monday June 24th.

Plan ahead to support your local clubs and for some good dancing. New Dancers’ MS Jamboree, Valley Squares at Aloha Grange, June 4th: TVC Hahn Barn, Picnic and Dance Potluck starts at 6:00, June 29th; Summer Festival in Salem - July 19th-21st;

We dance on most holidays. Even if you have a job, you can join us once in a while. Our three callers keep us on our toes as each week one seems to have some new twist to keep our minds sharp. All plus dancers are invited to dance with us on Monday afternoons, 1:00 - 3:00, at the Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 NW Cornell Road in Portland. Please check for up to date information at www.EagerBeavers.info.

Rachel Nettleton


June 3 (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 - Caller/Cuer

June 10 (2nd 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

June 17 (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
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June 24 (4th Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 - 1:15 Ph3, - 1:15 to 3:00 Plus & Ph II Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Joyce Hooper
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Hayshakers - Link
Too hot to dance in the Valley during the summer months? The Hayshakers will be dancing 3rd Fridays in June and July. Check our website hayshakers.org which is always up to date.

Sylvia Davis is now back on the Hayshakers Board of Directors as Vice-President.

Plan to attend the Seaside Sashay which will take place on Friday & Saturday, October 25 & 26.

Craig Holt


June 21 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
6:00 PM
Pacific Grange, Warrenton
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Guest
Hoedowners - Link
April was just a whirlwind of activity for the Hoedowners. We raced into the month with our annual Hoedowner Beach Trip and what a weekend of memories! On Friday we began our “Who Am I” game and after many clues and guesses Heidi Petrowsky shouted out his name and won the Captain America mug. Later we all lunched at the newly restored Times Theater and retired across the street to hold our 2nd Annual Miniature Golf Tourney. Chris Stover won while last year’s winner Doug Morgan ascribed her win to his able coaching; ha, ha.

Saturday morning started off with a wonderful breakfast prepared by Kathy Christie and Larry Seimer and everyone was off on the Seaside Scavenger Hunt. Where is that green clock? It was Petrowskys again who took home the prize! Saturday afternoon there was plenty of time for sand dollar and driftwood art and crafts which culminated in the evening’s Art Show. You must see the pictures; whales, horses and bears etc. Duane won for best performance while playing Humm…ble. We watched the Oregon women’s basketball team play, assembled a puzzle each day, shopped, walked, beach combed, blinged, ate and ate and generally had a wonderful relaxed weekend with dear friends.

The Best Circus Dance on Earth was held April 13th and ladies, just as I predicted last month, Hugh Jackman did not appear but plenty of other handsome and talented circus lovers did. Don’t you love the smell of popcorn and hot dogs? Debbie Olson always delights us with her decorations.

On Friday night, Karen Steinka suggested a spontaneous visitation to the Sunset Promenaders Pirate Dance on the 20th. The word got out and twenty-one Hoedowners attempted a bit of piracy and took back a banner. We’re sending kudos to the Hoedowners who came in costume; Curt, Shannon, Kylie and Elle Brehmer, Mike and Sally Duyck, and Clay and Kelly McCaw.

The Hoedowner Wild, Wild West dance was on the 27th of April. It was a rootin’, tootin’ evening with a Darlene Ditsworth’s horse on stage, cowboy boots everywhere and the smell of sulphur in the air. It’s those darn caps guns. Of course Daryl found plenty of great western music for the dancers. There was a bit of a kerfuffle when two armed and masked bandits broke into the ballroom with the split the pot bucket in hand. It was just a bit of friendly intimidation.

A number of Hoedowners have been spending their Wednesdays working on the Aloha Grange’s ballroom window trim after the windows were replaced last summer; caulking, filling, scraping, sanding, oh my! The continuing ballroom transformation is underway.

Looking ahead June 8th is our Strawberry Fields Forever Dance. We’ll be celebrating the unmatchable Oregon strawberries and hoping that the strawberry fields in Washington County will always be planted and provide this sumptuous crop.

On June 22nd we’ll be holding our first, ever Night at the Movies Dance. This is your chance to come as Jack Sparrow, the Mummy, Princess Leia or a taxi driver; any character from any movie. Please surprise us!!

Krystal Laas


June 8 (2nd Sat)
Strawberries & Cream Dance
7:00-8:00 Plus/Interm. Round;8:00-10:00 Mainstream
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Julie Stiers
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June 22 (4th Sat)
Night at the Movies
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
April elections brought these results: President, Lindie Noonan, Vice President, Robin Faltersack, Secretary Rick Faltersack, Treasurer, and Pat Young, Member-at-large.

Regular readers of this column will notice that the Naven name does not appear for the first time in years. Dick and Sue have been invaluable members for many years. Each has served as officers time and time again. Dick set up our website and designed our posters. He has also been the liaison with the Winona Grange. As a member of the grange, he has been responsible for many improvements. After so many years of dedicated and invaluable service, they are stepping back a little. We hope to see them on the dance floor as often as possible. We thank them for all that they have gone for the clubs, and I personally thank them for all the times they have provided transportation for me to and from the dances.

Patty Bonney


June 1 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Pre-Rounds 7:30; Squares 8-10:30
Winona Grange, Tualatin
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden

June 15 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Pre-Rounds 7:30; Squares 8-10:30
Winona Grange, Tualatin
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden
R Square D - Link
Our April showers dance was a bit quiet. I should take that back. Our dancers never have fun quietly. It was just quiet-er since there were fewer squares. It was really quiet on April 27th dance as we were dark in support of Salty Sashayers and Yakima Sashay.

We have had great response for the Plus workshop on Wednesday evenings. I just wanna say "it takes a community" and we really appreciate and enjoy the interaction we have from so many of you. As the square dance world changes around us we are drawing together all the more. It is wonderful to have friends like you.

Remember what happens in June, summertime? We go to a different dance schedule. Times are the same but we dance on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.

Summertime starts our ice cream-for-treats. On the 12th it will be strawberries and ice cream, on the 26th it will be ice cream floats for the Out to the Ballgame theme. What will Craig and Lonnie bring us for dancing? Come and see. Summer dances are casual so when your day winds down come dance with us. Summer news and info will be on our website, www.r-square-d.info. June begins summer dance schedule: 2nd and 4th Wednesday. Dance times: 7pm - 8pm Plus with advanced rounds, 8pm - 9:30pm Mainstream with rounds. 106 NW 8th Ave, Kelso, WA 98626 by the Rotary spray park at the intersection of Hwy 4 and W Main, Kelso/Longview.

Happy summer to all,

Annie Tietze


June 12 (2nd Wed)
Strawberries & Ice Cream Dance (Casual)
7:00-8:00 Plus; 8:00-9:30 MS w/Rounds
Kelso Senior Center, Kelso
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Lonnie Sycks
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June 26 (4th Wed)
Take Me Out To The Ballgame (Casual)
7:00-8:00 Plus; 8:00-9:30 MS w/Rounds
Kelso Senior Center, Kelso
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Lonnie Sycks
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Sunset Promenaders - Link
Our May dances schedule is:

• Saturday June 1st Mainstream Dance with “Father’s Day” theme. Mike Stout calling and Ken Pratt cueing.

• Thursday June 6th Plus dance with Darrell Kalmbach calling and Ken Pratt cueing.

• Saturday June 15th Mainstream Dance with Mike and Julie Stout calling and cueing with a “Flag Day” theme.

• Thursday June 20th 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


June 1 (1st Sat)
Mainstream Dance - Father's Day theme
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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June 6 (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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June 15 (3rd Sat)
Mainstream Dance - Flag Day theme
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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June 20 (3rd 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
June weddings and June dances, lots of fun things to do this month.

Toe’s had a hoppin’ good time at our last dance in April.

The Ham dinner and bazaar fund raiser our grange put on was a mild success. With the help of our square dance friends and the Scholls community’s generous donations, we will be able to keep the building alive and healthy. Thank you all so much!

Our next fun fund raiser is the Kinton Grange annual Rummage Sale, Friday and Saturday June 14th & 15th, 9:00am-3:00pm. Tons of Treasures and a Plant sale too.

We are looking forward to the June 7th dance, it will be “Rocking thru the Ages” all singing calls with music from the 50’s to the 80’s. It should be a rockin’ good time, so come on over to the Kinton Grange and Rock ON!!

We hope to see you all real soon.

Kathy Degman


June 7 (1st Fri)
Rock Thru the Ages & Ice Cream Social
7:30 prerounds, 8:00 MS
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: KC Curtis
Cuer: Bev Flint
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June 21 (3rd Fri)
JoAnne Mission Trip Fundraiser Dance
7:30 preplus, 8:00 MS
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach and Janienne Alexander
Cuer: Bev Flint and Sherri Clark
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Tri Squares - Link
In April we visited the Valley Squares for their 70th anniversary dance, and we had our annual general meeting and election of officers.

Our new officers for May 2019 - April 2020 are: President Dale Brabham, Vice President Alice Hendricks, Secretary Gloria Davis, Treasurer Edith Prouty, Dance Coordinator Lynnea Loveberg, TVC Delegate #1 Judy Groom, and TVC Delegate #2 Deb Mandeville.

In June we look forward to our last two dances of this dance-year, June 8th “Summer Dreamin” and June 28th “Berry Best Ice Cream Special”, both with our caller Terry Halley and cuer Sandra Pinion. We also plan to visit the Chaps and Petticoats for their June 21st “50’s-60’s Dance.”

Gloria Davis


June 8 (2nd Sat)
Summer Dreamin'
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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June 28 (4th Fri)
Berry Best Ice Cream Social
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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Tualatin Timber Squares - Link
Wow! We had a PARTY at our 3rd Anniversary on April 24! Although the number of dancers there was relatively small (almost 3 squares), the energy levels were high. Club Caller Janienne Alexander and Club Cuer Sherri Clark kept all of us on our toes and dancing all night. We had visitors from the Toe Draggers, Valley Squares, Sunset Promenaders, Hoedowners, Wavesteppers, and a few more areas. After the dance, we all enjoyed a Nacho Bar, along with a special Anniversary Cake and ice cream downstairs. We all had a GREAT time!!!

Our dances in June are on the 12th and on the 26th. A reminder: if we have less than a square at any of our dances, we may end the dance early or cancel the dance.

Also, summer is coming, and, if the temperature on the day of the dance reaches 90 degrees or above, we may cancel the dance. If this happens, we will let everyone know.

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.

Andis Garuts


June 12 (2nd Wed)
Regular Dance
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Winona Grange, Tualatin
Caller: Janienne Alexander
Cuer: Sherri Clark

June 26 (4th Wed)
Regular Dance
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Winona Grange, Tualatin
Caller: Janienne Alexander
Cuer: Sherri Clark
Valley River Dancers - Link
The Valley River Dancers dance Plus on 2nd Fridays, and Mainstream on 4th Fridays in Newberg at the Chehalem Community Center, located on the corner of 2nd and Howard Streets. We dance ‘A’ on 5th Saturdays at the Woodburn Senior Estates Community Club. Randy Dibble is our Caller. Ken Pratt cues 2nd Friday; Sherri Clark cues 4th Friday. https://www.valleyriverdancers.org

A Cha Cha/Ph III Waltz workshop continues preceding our 2nd Friday dance, led by Ken and Dianne Pratt, beginning at 6:30 pm. Come work on your round dancing moves with us.

We visited the Braves and Braids in April and took home a banner. The Sunset Promenaders visited our April Mainstream Dance which was called by Mike Stout, their club caller, and his wife Julie did a couple of tips cueing intermediates. We had a lot of fun dancing with them, and they took home one of our banners.

Our June Mainstream Dance (4th Friday, June 21st) is traditionally our Berry Dance. We are so blessed to have Stan and Teija Danskey as members of our club from the Woodburn area. They furnish the berries every year for our scrumptious dessert. Come enjoy the evening dancing with us, have some dessert, and be sure and meet the Danskeys. They are super neat people.

Our next 5th Saturday Advanced dance is scheduled for June 29th at Woodburn Estates; Randy Dibble calling.

Our special outdoor dance this summer, “Dance Under the Stars,” is coming right up! This dance is held on the 4th Friday in July, (July 26th) outside in the tennis courts next to the Old Fashioned Festival carnival on 6th and Howard Streets in Newberg. Randy Dibble calling, Ken Pratt cueing. (See our flyer.) Ground tires are spread on the concrete to make it easier to dance on, but don’t wear your best dancing shoes this time. The Valley River Dancers got involved with the Old Fashioned Festival years ago. It’s a darling small town festival in Newberg with everything you want in a weekend—breakfast in the park, carnival rides with food and handicraft vendors, car show, live entertainment, awesome fireworks, even an old-fashioned hymn sing-a-long in the park, (and lots more)—a traditional square dance is right in line with the many activities. I love it that Valley River Dancers are part of this event and so thankful for all the efforts of others that made it possible years ago for us to be able to participate in this adorable festival. Hope you will mark your calendar and come out to Newberg for a special night.

Saturday morning, July 27th, we plan to get gussied up to square dance in the annual Newberg festival parade. One of our new members, Tom (Sheila) Deuber, has an awesome new truck we broke in for him on a club visitation to Vancouver (6 passengers) awhile back that will pull a trailer of dancers very nicely. Tom took it so well when his truck was volunteered. It is pretty cool that the theme for Newberg’s 2019 Old Fashioned Days is “Dancing in the Streets.” We are going to do just that!!

Josie Rosenbury


June 14 (2nd Fri)
Plus Dance
7:30 - 8 Intermediate Prerounds; 8-10:30 Plus; 'A' Tip @ end
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Ken Pratt
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June 28 (4th Fri)
Berry Dance
7:30-8 PrePlus; 8-10:30 Mainstream and Rounds
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Sherri Clark
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June 29 (5th Sat)
Advanced Dance
7:00 - 9:00 PM
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Jim Steele
Valley Squares - Link
Our Anniversary dance on April 20th was a great success. There were 94 dancers in attendance. Thank you everyone for helping us celebrate 70 years.

Valley Squares June 1st dance is "June Bug Boogie" with Scott Zinser calling and Connie Clark cueing. Come join us for a lively dance.

Our students will be graduating on June 11th. I will miss having classes, they are so much fun.

Our June 15th dance is our "Strawberry Dance" where we have the new board take over. Craig Abercrombie is calling and Connie Clark cueing. Come enjoy strawberries and cream and shortcake and maybe ice cream. We all look forward to the strawberry dance. What Fun! Yum!

Our dance schedule will be 7 to 8:30 pm, Mainstream at class level until graduation, then full Mainstream, 8:30 to 9;30-ish pm, Plus. We include the "ish" as we don't know when we will stop, all dancers help make that decision.

See you in a square. Yellowrock!

Carolene Siebert


June 1 (1st Sat)
June Bug Boogie
Mainstream 7 to 8:30 - Plus 8:30 to 9:30 all with Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Connie Clark
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June 15 (3rd Sat)
Strawberry Dance
7 to 8:30 Mainstream - 8:30 to 9:00 Plus, all with Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Connie Clark
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Wave Steppers - Link
No club news received.

June 8 (2nd Sat)
Summer Fling
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Garibaldi City Hall, Garibaldi
Caller: Bruce Lowther
Cuer: Gwen Kiel, Line Dance
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Umpqua Area Council - Link
No council news received.

June 3 (1st Mon)
Meeting
June 24, 2019
Buckaroo Barn, Roseburg
Buckeroo - Link
Spring at the barn has found us busy cleaning and preparing for our annual Buckeroo Round Up. The theme this year will be the rodeo and we are busy decorating the barn and getting ready to host dancers from all over Oregon. We have some changes this year that we are excited about. There will be contests, meals, and LOTS more dancing. Check out our flyer and plan now to join the fun!

Lessons and workshops are moving forward and going well for us. Our current group of students are moving along quite well and we are looking forward to seeing them out on the dance floor.

Remember that we are only a short drive on I5 from both Portland and Medford. We would love to see you at the barn!

Keep dancing,

Robin P. Faltersack


June 1 (1st Sat)
Battle of the Callers
Pre-Rounds 7 PM, Mainstream 7:30
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Bob Houston,Patrick&Cherie Cox,Misha Cas
Cuer: Cathy Houston
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June 7 (1st Fri)
45th Buckeroo Round-Up
Friday starts at 7 PM with Pre Rounds, 8 PM Mainstream 3rd t
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Hunter Keller
Cuer: Randy Lewis
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June 8 (2nd Sat)
45th Buckeroo Round-Up Easy Mainstream
Easy Mainstream Dance without Rounds
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Phil Ramey

June 8 (2nd Sat)
45th Buckeroo Round-Up
Pre-Rounds 7 PM, Mainstream 8 PM with 3rd tip PLUS, After Pa
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Hunter Keller
Cuer: Randy Lewis
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June 8 (2nd Sat)
45th Buckeroo Round-Up Workshops
Round Workshop 10 AM, Square Workshop 1 PM
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Hunter Keller
Cuer: Randy Lewis
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June 9 (2nd Sun)
Wildlife Safari Benefit Dance
10 AM-12 PM Featured caller and cuer, 1-4 PM Jamboree caller
Wildlife Safari, Winston
Caller: Hunter Keller, Jamboree Callers
Cuer: Randy Lewis, Jamboree Cuers
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June 15 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
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June 16 (3rd Sun)
Wagon Train
Pot luck lunch than dance from 1-3 PM
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Charlie Robertson Don Wood and Matt Worl
Cuer: Marie Wood
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Dancing Friends - Link
No club news received.

June 4 (1st Tue)
Round Dance 6-7pm ph 3-4+, 7-9pm ph 2-3
Dancing & instructions in known rhythms.
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer

June 11 (2nd Tue)
Round Dance 6-7pm ph 3-4+, 7-9pm ph 2-3
Dancing & instructions in known rhythms.
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer

June 18 (3rd Tue)
Round Dance 6-7pm ph 3-4+, 7-9pm ph 2-3
Dancing & instructions in known rhythms.
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer

June 25 (4th Tue)
Round Dance 6-7pm ph 3-4+, 7-9pm ph 2-3
Dancing & instructions in known rhythms.
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer
Timber 8's - Link
No club news received.

June 8 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

June 22 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
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