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Oregon Federation News
July 2019

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

Printed 16 July 2019
Editor's Note

As we dive into summer, many clubs will be going dark. Take some time to scan the Where & When before you drive a long distance to a dance.


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Federation Events

Federation Meetings

The next meeting of the Federation's executive board will be at the Summer Festival in Salem on July 21. The ballots on the proposed constitutional amendment will be tallied at that time.


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:

July 1 -- Blue Mountains Council
July 9 -- Rogue-Sis-Q Council
July 14 -- Beachcombers
July 18 -- Star Promenaders
July 23 -- Eager Beavers
July 23 -- Sagebrush Shufflers
July 24 -- Buzzin Bees
July 25 -- Umpqua Area Council

When & Where

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

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

Letters and Articles

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Obituaries

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:

Ian Craig
6100 NE 138th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98682
360-931-9134
ian@doplanner.com
Sandy Harris
3008 Del Rio SE
Albany, OR 97322
541-974-4978
sandy.harris@comcast.net
Kippen Parret
20640 Couples Ln
Bend, OR 97702
541-480-4535
neppik@yahoo.com
Anthony Egan
29863 S Molalla Ave
Molalla, OR 97083
415-368-2080
anthony.egan1@gmail.com
Don Hart
1847 N Teakwood Cir
Canby, OR 97013
503-501-7091
dhcaller@gmail.com
Chuck Simpkins
1135 Summit Lp
Grants Pass, OR 97527
541-218-4604
squarechuck@gmail.com

Cuers:

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 Tualatin Valley Council has chosen the July 2019 Oregon Round of the Month: "Codigo", Phase II Two-Step, choreographed by Ron & Georgine Woolcock, sung by George Strait. Download your cue sheet here.

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

Lessons starting in July and August

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.


August

Springfield
Spin Cycle Squares
Emerald Square Dance Center
2095 Yolanda Street
Advanced

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

Special Dances
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
September 15 (3rd Sun)
Bachelor N Bachelorettes
End of Summer, Picnic and Dance
Noon to 3:00
Trails End Park, Oregon City
Caller: Scott Zinser
View Flyer
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 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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Paul Swenson, founder of the Eager Beavers and OFSRDC Randall Award winner, was featured in the 2019 Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade in a float honoring his service in WWII.

Mike Kious called for the Single Trees and Whirl-A-Ways annual joint Mexican Fiesta Dance, May 11. Photographer Christine Beneda

A nice group at the River City Dancers anniversary dance, June 8


Silver Knights members with their trophies from the Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival in May
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.

July 25 (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.

July 21 (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.

July 8 (2nd Mon)
Meeting
meet every 2-3 months--time and place vary
Bachelor Beauts - Link
No club news received.

July 6 (1st Sat)
Dark--Happy Independence Day!
8:00 AM

July 20 (3rd Sat)
Dark--Headed to Summer Festival!
8:00 AM
Red Rock Squares - Link
No club news received.

July 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Guest Callers
Cuer: Guest Cuers

July 19 (3rd Fri)
Dark
7:00 PM
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Guest Callers
Cuer: Guest Cuers
Sagebrush Shufflers - Link
No club news received.

July 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00 PM
4-H Clover Bldg,, Prineville
Caller: Jim Steele
Cuer: Mark McDonald

July 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00 PM
4-H Clover Bldg,, Prineville
Caller: Roger Putzler
Cuer: TBA
Sundown Round Dance Club - Link
No club news received.

July 8 (2nd Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30-9:00 pm
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Cuer: Mark McDonald
Swinging Mountaineers Plus - Link
No club news received.

July 12 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Debbie Klug
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
View Flyer

July 26 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Roger Putzler
Cuer: Allen Bigelow

July 26 (4th Fri)

8:00 AM

Emerald Empire Council - Link
No council news received.

July 15 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Hall 'B'
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Boots & Sandals - Link
No club news received.

July 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7;30 plus; 8:00 mainstream
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Lennie Ludiker 4th Saturday
Cuer: Christina Corelli

July 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7;30 plus; 8:00 mainstream
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Lennie Ludiker 4th Saturday
Cuer: Christina Corelli
Cascade Callers & Cuers Assoc
Our next CCCA dance is June 29 at the Emerald Dance Center in Springfield. We'll have a meeting at 6:30. The dance will begin at 7:30 with Pre-Rounds. The square dance goes from 8:00 - 10:00. Please join us!

We are so sorry to inform you that one of our caller members, Larry DuPray (Wolf Pack) passed away recently. Larry had heart surgery and was feeling better and looking better as well. He was slated to go back to work (BLM) but didn't make it that first day back. One of the Wolf Pack members went to Larry's home and found him. A memorial picnic and gathering will be held at Island Park, the south shelter in Springfield on August 17 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M This was supposed to be our annual picnic, but the decision was made to honor Larry in the atmosphere of fun and camaraderie. Larry started the Wolf Pack back in 1998 on Valentine's Day. Because of his health he had not been able to call the past year or so. Sandy Harris and Lennie Ludiker have been calling. Christina remains cuer. Please attend if you are able. It is wheelchair accessible. My late husband, Kirby Goode, helped Larry with his calling when he first started. We miss them both. Sharon Greenman cued for the Wolf Pack as well and is sorely missed.

Our next scheduled dance is August 31 which is also my birthday. Which one you ask? Hmm.

That is also close to Labor Day, but I will let you know if we are going to dance.

We have meetings and dances on the fifth Saturdays of each year. Our board remains the same as last year. Pat Cox - President, Jackie Gale, - Vice-President, Gail Jackson - Treasurer and Christina Corelli - Secretary.

Keep on calling and cueing for fun,

Christina Corelli

CCCA Secretary

Cast A Shadow - Link
We continue to dance on a couple of Sundays every month at the Emerald Square Dance Center. Now that Dan Nordbye has returned to Oregon for the summer months we get to dance to his fine calling once a month. We generally get at least two squares out for both a live caller and recorded tips but sometimes we will only have one square. Now that the snowbirds are back we hope to see a solid two squares attending our dances. To see our schedule please go to CAS-SD.yolasite.com. To make sure we are dancing on a given Sunday, please call (541) 741-4149. We dance in Hall B behind the square dance center. To get on the email notification list, contact Fred Beisse at (541) 683-2522.

Hope to see you soon,

Gaynor Hintz

Club reporter

Misty Valley Cloggers
No club news received.

July 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Single Trees - Link
In May our first dance was canceled as we combined with Whirl-A-Ways who dance on the second Saturdays to host the annual Mexican Fiesta Dance. This dance is always well attended with five squares at times on the floor. Mike Kious called and Christina Corelli cued that night. A fun night was had by all and of course the taco bar went over very well. There were visitors from Arizona and Washington State so that made it extra special. We were pleased to see Clara Fay Anderson back from Arizona and on her feet after a bout of pneumonia. We were also happy that Vonda Clayton was back dancing with us.

The 4th Friday saw Craig Abercrombie calling and Jackie Gale Cueing to a solid three squares at times. Craig did a great job calling and choosing fun music for us to dance to.

We are looking forward to our summer dances as we continue to dance throughout the summer 2nd and 4th Friday. Jim Hattrick calls our 2nd Friday dance and in July we have Lennie Ludiker and in August we have Terry Halley calling our 4th Friday dances. Jackie Gales cues all our club dances. If you are looking for some good dancing between the various festivals, please come join u at the Emerald Square Dance Center in Springfield.

Gaynor Hintz

Club Reporter


July 12 (2nd Fri)
Crazy T-Shirt/Watermelon Dance
7:30PM Plus; 8-10:30PM Mainstream with rounds
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jackie Gale

July 26 (4th Fri)
--
7:30PM plus; 8-10:30PM mainstream with rounds
Emerald Dance Center , Springfield
Caller: Lennie Ludiker
Cuer: Jackie Gale
Spin Cycle Squares - Link
Our board remains the same as last year. David Lajoie - President, Kurt Jensen - Vice-President, Lorna Mercer - Treasurer, Cheryl Hagey - Secretary and Christina Corelli - Member-at-Large. Thank you all for being willing to keep your offices.

We dance almost every Sunday at the Emerald Dance Center in Springfield. 5:30 - 8:00. We dance all levels. Our caller, Tim Matteson, will adjust the levels according to who shows up to come and dance. It's always FUN, and we always have a lot of FOOD! We encourage all square dancers to join us! The floor is cushioned and comfortable! We even have heat and air conditioning!

Please call Tim at 541-988-0399 or David at 541-520-7311 to make sure we are dancing. We are dark once in a blue moon, but we'd hate to miss you.

Keep on dancing,

Christina Corelli

Spin Cycle Squares

Member-At-Large


July 7 (1st Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30-8:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

July 14 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30-8:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

July 21 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30-8:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

July 28 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30-8:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson
Sweet Home Squarenaders
No club news received.

July 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30pm Plus; 8:00-10:30pm MS square dance
Oak Heights School, Sweet Home
Caller: Jim Voll
Cuer: Jackie Gale
Whirl-A-Ways - Link
No club news received.

July 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Wolf Pack - Link
No club news received.

July 6 (1st Sat)

7:30 Plus / 8:00 Mainstream

July 20 (3rd Sat)

7:30 Plus / 8:00 Mainstream
View Flyer

Interstate Highlanders
No council news received.

July 20 (3rd Sat)
Meeting
6pm before the club dance Quarterly
Triad School Student Union, Klamath Falls
Klamath Country Squares
No club news received.

July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

Mid-Willamette Council - Link
No council news received.

July 15 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Sept, Nov., Jan., Mar., May
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Braids & Braves - Link
Our UFO Days dance in May brought visitors from Toe Draggers, Wagon Wheelers, Timber Twirlers, Tualatin Timber Squares, Sunset Promenaders and Swinging Stars. Several people wore costumes. We had a special surprise for Jerry and Bonnie Jepson-their family surprised them by appearing at the dance and bringing a feast for all, including a cake celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary! Some of the family got an introduction to Square Dancing that night, too. We had four squares and lots of fun!

We went back dancing at the McMinnville Grange in June, but will be dark in July and August. Come and join us on the third Saturday in September. Carmen


July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Capitol Callers & Cuers Assoc - Link
No club news received.

July 18 (3rd Thu)
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 21 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark
Cherry City Cloggers - Link
No club news received.

July 2 (1st Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

July 9 (2nd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

July 16 (3rd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

July 23 (4th Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

July 30 (5th Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Corvallis Squares - Link
No club news received.

July 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Golden Squares
Golden Squares here! I hope you can all make it to our 5th Monday Pie Night on July 29. We always have plenty of homemade pies so you can have two pieces if you want.

We are having our pajama dance on the first Monday in August. Julie Stiers is our cuer on the first and fifth Mondays and Sherri Clark cues on the third Monday. We could really use some visitors. We have a great dance hall with air conditioning. Please keep us in mind this summer. Golden Squares will be dark on August 19. Teija Danskey


July 1 (1st Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Julie Stiers

July 15 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Sherri Clark

July 29 (5th Mon)
PIE NIGHT
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Julie Stiers
Independence Wagon Wheelers - Link
Summer dancing continues in full swing. Our IWW first Saturday dance on July 6 at the Polk County Fairgrounds will be a Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Dance. Dress in your red, white, and blue finery and come help us celebrate the joy of square dancing and the birthday of our wonderful United States.

Then continue to dance with us at the Fairgrounds on the first and second Saturdays of each month (except we are dark in August). We are looking forward to gathering with dancers from neighboring clubs at Blanchet Catholic School in Salem July 19, 20, and 21 for Summer Festival.

During July, IWW will collect cans of decaffeinated coffee to contribute to Windsor House, an annual service project for the club. Then August 8-10 we will brave the summer heat to staff the admission gates at the Polk County Fair, our annual club fund-raising project.

Encourage friends, family, and work associates to join us for mainstream lessons at Salem Hospital beginning in September. Keep dancing! Dee and Bert Mackaman


July 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00PM
Polk County Fairgrounds, Arts & Craft Bl, Rickreall
Caller: George Hermann
Cuer: Patty Hermann

July 13 (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
No club news received.

July 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30pm Pre-Rounds, 8:00pm Mainstream, 10:15pm Plus
IOOF Hall, Lebanon
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Jackie Gale

July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30pm Pre-Rounds, 8:00pm Mainstream, 10:15pm Plus
IOOF Hall, Lebanon
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Jackie Gale
ORDTA - Link
No club news received.
ReVuN'Q
The club is in summer dance mode now, dancing for two hours each Thursday and only taking a few minutes to work a step that still proves to be troublesome.

June was our 43rd birthday on the 20th and we had birthday cake and ice cream with multiple toppings. It was fun to see what the dancers brought for selections.

David Vomocil will be cueing our June 27 evening of dancing since Stephanie and Leonard will be at Circle 8, learning all sorts of stuff with John and Karen Herr as clinicians. We will gain from what they bring back.

We finished cha and slow two-step lessons and will be putting our heads together in late July or early August to see what is on the minds of the dancers for September lessons. Stay tuned for more news on that. Marilyn Schmit


July 4 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
Waltz lessons 6:30;floor time 7:15; Cha 7:45; Phase 4-5 8:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano

July 11 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
Waltz lessons 6:30;floor time 7:15; Cha 7:45; Phase 4-5 8:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano

July 18 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
Waltz lessons 6:30;floor time 7:15; Cha 7:45; Phase 4-5 8:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano

July 25 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
Waltz lessons 6:30;floor time 7:15; Cha 7:45; Phase 4-5 8:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano
Salem Swingin' Stars
Happy Summer Greetings from the Salem Swingin' Stars. We dance ALL summer long in our air conditioned hall, so please come join the fun.

By the time you read this we will have had two demo dances as well as our regular dances in June. The World Beat Festival has invited us back to dance on Sunday June 30 at 12:00 pm. Location is Salem Waterfront Park. If you are in the area, come on over to join in.

We will be DARK on July 1 as we will all be at Blanchet School for Summer Festival. We will see you on the dance Floor. Sheila Machado


July 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden

July 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Silver City Squares
No club news received.

July 12 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Timber Twirlers - Link
No club news received.

July 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Willamette Squares
No club news received.

July 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:15
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Sandy Harris
Cuer: Jackie Gale

Portland Area Council - Link
Plans are being made for the state dance in September. Finalized plans will be presented then. The RV’s will be hosted at the Maplewood Grange in Aurora.

July 15 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Dark
Bachelor N Bachelorettes
Just a reminder that as a club policy, we dance each Wednesday that the temperature is higher than 32 or lower than 90.

Our big summer project is that we are going to have a “Get Tim and Kathy Roberts Here Dance”. Why Tim and Kathy? They are the closest proximal Federation officer to our club at the Abernethy Grange; yet no one can recall just when they last visited our club. I guess the first thing we do is to ask any readers if they know how to get the Roberts to come to our dance?

Wouldn’t it be great to get them here for (maybe) our Christmas in July Dance on July 31? I’ve talked to our President about a reception line. I wanted to be in the front of the line, but President said, “No because your dues are in arrears.”

We’re all aflutter with the thought of them coming, maybe July 31. Our parking valet (Parker Parkit) says he won’t even insist on a tip to park their car. Club chef (Cal Amari) says he will create something special and unforgettable. Club decorator (Dorcas Décor) says she’s ready for even a surprise visit. Music Directors KC Curtis and Tami Helms will also be ready July 31. Or maybe Tim and Kathy will make a surprise visit this Wednesday?


July 3 (1st Wed)
4th of July Dance
4th of July Dance!
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer

July 10 (2nd Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
View Flyer

July 17 (3rd Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Julie Stiers

July 24 (4th Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Tami Helms

July 31 (5th Wed)
Christmas In July
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: KC Curtis
Cuer: Tami Helms
Buzzin Bees
Greetings from the Buzzin' Bees. We had our last dance of the season on June 1st and we are dark for the summer because we are not blessed with an air conditioned hall. We had a club meeting before our last dance and have a great plan for themed dances in the next dance year.

Our summer plans include a club picnic at K.C. & Linda's house on 7/28. Linda and KC will provide the meat and club members should bring salads and desserts.

We plan to resume dancing on September 21st at the Hazel Dell Grange with KC Curtis as our caller and Lonnie Sykes as our cuer. Lessons will start Sunday 9/15 and we are discussing starting at 4pm.

The Bees hope you have a great summer.

Debbie Broers


July 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Chaps & Petticoats - Link
No club news received.

July 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Country Cut-Ups - Link
Everyone is invited to join us on July 6th for our annual picnic and dance. We will start with a picnic lunch with sausage dogs, beans, and side salads, and desserts at 5:00 PM. There will be games and some line dancing, then introduction to square dancing for our guests. The dance will start at 7:00 PM with plus for the first half hour. Jim Hattrick will be calling and cueing. This is open to the public, so invite your friends and relatives. Weather permitting, we will be outside on the outdoor dance floor. The dance is $6 and the dinner is $4. Celebrate summer with us!

Dan Nordbye will be calling High Energy Monday Mainstream dances throughout the summer, so check the flyer for the dates. Don’t miss a chance to dance to this great caller. He challenges our dance skills while keeping it fun. 7 to 9 PM every Monday in July!

Always fun to dance with the Country Cut-Ups! Come join us on 1st and 4th Saturdays, and on 5th Saturdays, if you dance plus level.

Beverly De La Bruere


July 1 (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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July 6 (1st Sat)
Picnic and Regular Dance
5pm Picnic,6pm Line Dancing,6:30pm Intro to Squares, 7pm Reg
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
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July 8 (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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July 15 (3rd 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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July 22 (4th 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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July 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00pm Plus, 7:30-10:30 Mainstream (3rd Tip Plus)
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Tami Helms
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July 29 (5th 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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Happy Hoppers - Link
It’s hard to believe, but another dance year is almost over for the Hoppers! Or, is it really over? Normally the Hoppers go dark for the summer. However, this year the club will hold two summer dances: one on July 20th and one on August 17th. We now have an air conditioned hall, and we have an excited group of new dancers. To encourage them to keep their new skills by dancing through the summer we are planning two special dances at the mainstream level rather than our club’s plus level. Plus will be offered from 7:30 to 8:00 and mainstream from 8:00 to 9:30. We are hopeful that in addition to providing all new mainstream dancers a place to practice their skills, it will also offer an opportunity for all square dancers to have a place to dance during the summer.

In addition to providing square dance opportunities, we are trying to engage our students with Hopper activities. For instance, we have invited them to our monthly dine-outs, and have been pleased to find some of them attending. August will provide another opportunity for our new dancers to participate in a club activity when we get together for our club picnic at Don and Joanne Oja’s farm. It is always a well-attended event in a perfect setting for getting together with friends. By engaging students in club activities, we hope to encourage them to feel a part of our group thereby developing a desire to continue dancing and to become club members once their lessons are over.

Finally, if you were at Portland’s Starlight Parade on June 1st, you may have noticed the float sponsored by the Happy Hoppers and the Country Cut-Ups. Some of our new members participated that night and had a great time. At lessons the following Monday night there was a good amount of storytelling and laughter about the time they spent at the parade. Even though it was a normal Hopper dance night, some of our members chose to promote square dancing by decorating the float, dancing on the float, and in general having a great time letting parade observers know that square dancers know how to have fun. Special thanks to Danny Williamson who drove the truck pulling the float, Mark Wheeler who did a great Elvis act while calling, and all the Hoppers and Country Cut-Ups who gave up a dance night to make sure there was a square dance presence at the Starlight Parade.

Jean Tolstrup


July 20 (3rd Sat)
Pizza Dance
Pizza from 6:30 to 7:30
WASHINGTON GRANGE #82, VANCOUVER
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
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Heads to the Center - Link
No club news received.

July 4 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

July 11 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

July 18 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

July 25 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club
Oaky Doaks - Link
No club news received.

July 6 (1st Sat)
Welcome New Caller/America the Beautiful
7:00 Pre-Rounds, 7:30- 9:30 Mainstream
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Caller: Don Hart
Cuer: Sherri Clark
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July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
River City Dancers - Link
River City Dancers dance all year long, every second and third Saturday . Having said that, July we are making an exception. We will be having our usual dance on Saturday July 13, but will be dark on our second dance July 20 to attend Summer festival in Salem.

The rest of the summer and all year, we will be dancing every second and third Saturday at Milwaukie Community Center. Our hall is air conditioned for your comfort. Come visit us. We welcome everyone and love visitors.


July 13 (2nd Sat)
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
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July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Rosetown Ramblers - Link
The Ramblers prepared for our summer hiatus with a mind-blowing barn burner at our June 8 dance, called by the dazzling Don Wood from Olympia. With the assistance of a set from the scintillating Silver City Squares, a range of raucous Ramblers raised the roof and raked the rafters at the Oak Grove Community Center. The Ramblers customary enthusiasm, combined with the youthful exuberance of our visitors, made a truly memorable occasion. We also welcomed dancers from Chaps & Petticoats and Valley River Dancers. If you’re looking for a good dancing time, you can’t go wrong with the Ramblers.

You will have to wait, however, until September 14 for your next opportunity to join the fun. We are dark in July and August. After our summer break, our fall dances will feature:

September 14: Kris Jensen

October 12: Richard Lane

November 9: Diana Wedel

December 14: Ian Craig.

We dance at the Oak Grove Community Center from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. We alternate Mainstream and Plus tips. We don’t round dance. Every dancer is welcome at the Ramblers.

If you can possibly make it to the summer festival, you will be richly rewarded by the fabulous callers scheduled to appear. Featured caller Michael Kellogg has called for our club several times, and he is a master of the craft. We hope to see you in Salem in July.

Jeff Knapp, President


July 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Tumbleweeds
No club news received.

July 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 12 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
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July 19 (3rd Fri)
Anniversary Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Yvonne Clendenin
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July 26 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick

Rogue-Sis-Q Council
Rogue Sis Q Council has had the election of officers and the council officers are:

President: Roberta Claudson

Vice President: Phil Claudson

Treasurer: Debbie Cretton

Secretary: Lorri McIntosh

State Delegate: Garrett (Blake) Smith

The clubs are moving along with finishing classes. Charlie Browns are having a fast track class that should be complete in July.

The council is sponsoring a Benefit Challenge weekend in August: Raise the Roof for Beachcombers. Star Promenaders are donating the dance hall for the weekend, the callers and cuers are volunteering their time, and the council will be putting on a fantastic dance with dancing in the water. All proceeds will go to the Beachcombers to help put a new roof on their dance hall.

July 12 is the Youth dance for ALL ages will be July 12, 6-8pm at Fruitdale Grange in Grants Pass. If an experienced dancer brings a non-dancer, both get in free.

Respectfully,

Lorri Jo McIntosh

Rogue Sis Q Council Secretary


July 2 (1st Tue)
Meeting
4:30pm on even numbered months
Round Table Pizza, Medford

July 12 (2nd Fri)
Youth Dance
6:00 PM
Fruitdale Grange, Grants Pass
Caller: Dean Black
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July 12 (2nd Fri)
Youth dance
6:30 PM
Fruitdale Grange, Grants Pass
Caller: Dean Black

July 12 (2nd Fri)
Youth dance
6:30 PM
Fruitdale Grange, Grants Pass
Caller: Dean Black
Charlie Brown Squares - Link
The January Class graduated June 18th!! What an energetic and wonderful group of dancers!!! We are excited to welcome them into the dance community – and look forward to having them join the club. Our Square Dance 101 on Thursdays Is going great and we consistently have 4 squares of dancers learning and angeling!

We will start Mainstream FunShops at 630pm on June 25th. Plus FunShops will follow at 8pm. These will go thru July. See the flyer!

Our June dances were lots of fun. June 1st we welcomed guest caller Michael Kious. He called a wonderful dance; though low in numbers, it was high in FUN! Rikki did the rounds and it was a great evening. Delicious Strawberry Shortcake rounded out the night! June 15th was an absolutely amazing night!! 3 national callers (Don Wood(WA), Charlie Robertson(OK) & Matt Worley(VA)) rocked the hall all nite starting with Advanced. They were absolutely fabulous. There were a lot of local dancers that didn’t attend the dance; and boy did they miss out!!! We had 5 great squares of fun and the boys were just fabulous. Rikki cued – and it was great to see a lot of round dancers on the floor. We had guests from as far away as New Hampshire join us!!! Such fun! Thank you to Buckeroo’s for going dark to attend the dance as well as Circle N Square. Several Charlie’s followed the callers up to Roseburg & Springfield and got to enjoy Ray & Nicolas Brendzy join the 3 other callers, as well as Marie Wood on rounds.

July 6th brings guest caller Darrell Kalmbach from Portland for squares and Sarge Glidewell on rounds. This is our Dance Explosion and should be a great nite of fun. 7pm Pre Rounds and 730 for Mainstream w/Plus tips. July 20th is Summer Festival weekend, but for those that won’t be attending, we have a Mainstream/Plus dance with Chuck Simpkins & Elaine Funk. Kick up your heels & put your best foot forward and just dance. See flyers for both dances!

We are still coming down from an absolutely AMAZING Boatnik Festival with Joe Saltel & TJ Chadd - what a great weekend!!! We are planning for another great event in 2020 with Bronc Wise & Peter Gomez. Ribbons are available!!!

Stay cool and enjoy all that dancing offers!!!


July 6 (1st Sat)
Dance Explosion
7pm Pre Rounds Mainstream/Plus 730-10pm
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Sarge Glidewell
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July 20 (3rd Sat)
Best Foot Forward-Kick Up Your Heels
7pm Pre Rounds Mainstream/Plus 730-10pm
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Chuck Simpkins
Cuer: Elaine Funk
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Circle-N-Square - Link
Greetings from Yreka.

As always there are so many people to thank, but on the heels of Memorial Day and the 75th anniversary of D-Day, I don't think I can ever say enough thanks to all of the men and women who serve in our military that make this the greatest country in the world.

Let me say a big thank you to every one that attended our Armed Forces dance. I had a great time dancing and calling and working on a few Advanced calls. As always it's a different feel calling and dancing at the same time.

By the time you read this we will have held our Gold Diggers Dance. So a belated thank you to every one who attended. We look forward to our Birthday dance with Eric and Rikki. I hope you have all circled Sept 21 on your calendars. Look for fliers with the location and a special prize.

As summer approaches we may have an opportunity to dance thru the summer and work with the Karuk Indian tribe.

I want to welcome Debbie back. I also want to say a couple special thank yous! A great big thank you to Bogey for all the shirts! I'm sure I could dance every night for a month and not wear the same shirt, so again thank you! I also want to thank Phil and the Star Promenaders for inviting me to call for them.

Hope to see you on the floor

Dean


July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Star Promenaders - Link
The next “Game Night” will be on August 9th. There is a lot going on in the month of July! The theme will be “Sandwich Fixins”. Come out and join us! If you don’t play Mexican Train, there is usually a game of cribbage going on, or if there is some other game you would like to play, let us know. We are open to most any table game. We always have a potluck with a theme.

On Sunday, June 2nd, the Stars sponsored a benefit dance for Alzheimer’s research. I am sure we all know someone who has been affected by this monter. The Stars donated the hall and the callers and cuer from the area donated their time also. Thanks to all who came out to support this event. The chairman of the event revealed to me that she was hoping for around $200 – well, she missed the mark. We actually collected $507 for Alzheimer’s Research!!

Phil Ramey will pick back up the “Back to Basics dance in August.

There were quite a few “Stars” in attendance at the Buckeroo RoundUp. We brought home the award for the most members present from one club!

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

Circle Left then Circle Right!

See you in a square


July 13 (2nd Sat)
Celebrate Our Freedom
pre-rounds 7:00 MS w/Plus 730-930
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Phil Ramey
Cuer: Bob Dingman
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July 25 (4th Thu)
Diamond Lake Festival
Wed. callers from the floor, annual special dance
Caller: Ken Ritucci, Phil Ramey
Cuer: Chuck Weiss
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South Coast Council
No council news received.
Beachcombers - Link
No club news received.

July 27 (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.

July 12 (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.

July 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00
Caller: Local Callers and Cuers
Cuer: Cathy Houston and Cherie Cox

July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Sets In Order - Link
No club news received.

July 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Coquille Community Building, Coquille
Caller: Coleeta Quigley
Cuer: Denise Harris

Tualatin Valley Council - Link
Since the OFN is published mid month, you may still have time to attend the TVC 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.

Our next Council event is a fifth Saturday Dance, held at the Aloha Grange on August 31st. This dance will feature Daryl Clendenin calling with Connie Clark cueing. The dance begins with pre-rounds at 7:30 followed by Mainstream with rounds at 8:00. Every third tip will be Plus. This dance is co-hosted by the Valley Squares.

Ferrous Steinka


July 22 (4th Mon)
Meeting
7:00
Old Spaghetti Factory, Hillsboro
Columbia River Dancers - Link
It will be a mixed bag for the Columbia River Dancers this summer (July and August). The club has decided to go dark for Saturday night dances BUT, will be having lessons on Tuesday evenings.

We will have new dancers at 7 PM and mainstream lessons at 8:30. So, if you would like to keep current on your mainstream or know those who would like to learn, the Hazel Dell Grange is the place to be this summer. Our caller, Jim Hattrick, will also be reviewing round dancing beginning at 5:30.

The only thing that will interfere with the above schedule is when the temperature gets above 90 at 5:30. It is then that the Grange is just too warm to dance.

The Columbia River dancers would like to throw out a big “Thank You” to all of those dancers who have supported us this year. So, instead of holding dances the club has decided we will be returning the favor and visiting clubs who have supported us. We will be looking to not only get our banners back but hope to add to our collection.

See you in a square soon. Have a great summer!

Nick Johnson


July 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Eager Beavers - Link
Our Plus classes finished the end of May. Remember how nervous you were when you first attended a different club. Be supportive of these new and enthusiastic dancers.

We want to thank our club and everyone that helped with baskets and attended to make the Alzheimer’s benefit dance a great success. There were 79 signed-in dancers and a grand total of $1,529 was raised for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Our newly elected officers are busy learning their new duties and planning for the next year’s events. Other volunteers are needed for the little jobs that take a few hours or more depending on the job at hand. As my grandmother used to say, “Many hands make light work.” For the good of the order lend a helping hand.

Get ready for Summer Festival in Salem July 19th - 21st. You will meet old friends, make new friends, and enjoy a mini vacation. Go find that someone in your club who would be thrilled to sell you ribbons. Next it will be our turn, along with Hoedowners to put in the work for Summer Festival 2020 in Seaside, OR.

Have a safe and sane July Forth celebration and observance. After all it is Independence Day when we should reflect on how we started and how we have changed over time.

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 p.m. - 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


July 1 (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
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July 8 (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

July 15 (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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July 22 (4th Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 - 1:15 Ph3, - 1:15 to 3:00 Plus & Ph II Rounds
Sunset Presbyterian Church, Beaverton
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Joyce Hooper

July 29 (5th 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
Hayshakers - Link
The Hayshakers are happy to report that 66 dancers had a great time dancing for three hours straight at our 67th Anniversary Dance on May 17th.

Upcoming dances: Mark Wheeler will call squares on the 3rd Friday in July and Jim Hattrick will call squares and cue rounds on the 3rd Friday in August. The Hayshakers enjoy dancing — no themes necessary.

Craig Holt


July 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
6:00 PM
Pacific Grange, Warrenton
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Guest
Hoedowners - Link
It was an amazing May for the Hoedowners, such variety. On Wednesday, May 8th a group of Hoedowners met for dinner then enjoyed the movie True Grit with John Wayne on the big screen at a Beaverton theater. No better way to refresh one’s western roots and music than to spend two hours watching that movie unfold. Rooster Cogburn was the hero, as we all expected, with the quintessential example of western bravery and swagger we’ve come to associate with the character.

May 11th saw Hoedowners walking the streets of Aloha doing our semi-annual road clean up. It was a brilliant lovely day, a fun loving bunch and we left Aloha better for it. There is something about a reflective vest and a debris picker upper that makes for a bit of hilarity and a great time.

The 11th was also our Fiesta Dance; fun decorations (thanks, Debbie) and a fabulous taco bar. It was the first opportunity for Daryl to use the new Aloha Grange speakers. I later saw someone (Daryl) taking a siesta. Don’t know if the two are related. No one took home the cash from the Spin the Wheel but the Taco Bar was a big winner. A multitude of choices for the do it yourselfer; corn or flour tortillas, soft or crispy, beef or pork, cheddar or Mexican cheese, hot sauce or just the medium. It was a fabulous and popular menu.

May 25th was our Red, White and Blue Dance in observance of the Memorial Day weekend. Mike and Sally decorated. Thanks to all our guests for making this annual evening a success.

We received news that Yvonne Clendenin had fallen and hurt her shoulder and Pat Wolter is having foot problems. We all wish them well.

The Hoedowners’ commitment to improving the Aloha Grange ballroom has been amazing. In the past six weeks this small group has completed a number of improvements including, exterior lighting, new colors, etc. It should be wrapped up by the end of June and we’re going to blow you away.

Looking ahead to July, YIKES! We’ll welcome the hotter weather with a Hawaiian Luau Dance on July 13th; floral shirts, sandals, flowers in the hair. I look forward to it and the Aloha Grange’s air conditioning will keep those tropical breezes blowing.

On July 27th we’ll do a trip to the soda fountain for our Root Beer Float Dance. The question always is; which goes in the glass first, the ice cream or root beer? Come and find out what we think is the best method.

Krystal Laas


July 13 (2nd Sat)
Hawaiian Luau
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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July 27 (4th Sat)
Root Beer Floats Dance
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
Mix 'n Mingle will have no dances in July, since the first Saturday is too close to Independence Day, and the third Saturday will be Summer Festival.

Patty Bonney


July 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Oak Hills Squares
No club news received.
R Square D - Link
May was a one dance month due to Memorial Day holiday but it was a busy club month. We finished our Plus workshops, and the attendees were so eager that we decided to continue in the fall. Watch for that announcement.

Did you see us on KGW TV, with Rod Hill? 5 couples were available at 6:30 am to go to the Red Leaf Coffee Shop for a demo. It was fun and several dancers had people comment to them that they had seen the spot on TV! Memorial Day weekend was the 50th anniversary for Ron and Lynn Waliezer. It is such an honor to celebrate this fun couple's long term marriage.

May is when our new president couple begins. Outgoing Vic Roberts and Toni Carroll were recognized and appreciated with flowers as was secretary Chris Poole and Treasurer Pat Faires by our incoming President couple Dick and Sandy Sims. These offices are the foundation of our clubs, many behind the scenes hours and for the most part unrecognized efforts keep our club successful. Thank you to each of those willing to serve.

July 24th will be a 2:30-3:30 demo at the Cowlitz County fair called by Jim Raupp. Jim will also call our Hawaiian theme dance that evening.

Our summer dances are ice cream themed treats and casual attire, air conditioned hall...great fun ahead for our summer dances. See you there.

Summer news and info will be on our website: www.r-square-d.info 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


July 10 (2nd Wed)
Stars & Stripes Forever (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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July 24 (4th Wed)
Hawaiian Dance (Casual/Hawaiian)
7:00-8:00 Plus; 8:00-9:30 MS w/Rounds
Kelso Senior Center, Kelso
Caller: Jim Raupp
Cuer: Lonnie Sycks
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Sunset Promenaders - Link
Our July dance schedule is:

• Thursday July 4th Club is DARK. There will be no dance because of the holiday.

• Saturday July 6th Mainstream Dance with the theme of “Independence’s Day”, Mike and Ken calling and cueing.

• Thursday July 18th Plus Dance with Darrell Kalmbach, and Ken Pratt calling and cueing.

• Saturday 20th Club is DARK (no dance) because of the Summer Festival in Salem.

We have some new officers this year, our President is now Clay McCaw, Vice-President are Tom and Janice Sminia, Secretary is Melanie LeBlanc, and Treasurer Candy St. Clair. Thank you to Gary Clark, now Past-President, and Ginny Mickelson Past-Secretary for their service the last years. Other changes include Dan Browning new TVC Delegate, Tammy LeBlanc TVC Sunshine chairman.

We hope you have a great summer and hope you come visit us, too.

Our dances start at 7:00 with intermediate rounds, then at 7:30 to 9:30 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


July 4 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 6 (1st Sat)
Mainstream Dance-Independence 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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July 18 (3rd Thu)
Plus Dance
6:30-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Ken Pratt
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July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Toe Draggers - Link
“It’s a Grand Ol’ Flag” Indeed!

The Toe’s have been busy with many places to dance and visit. May 19th a few of us danced at the Oak Grove Community Center to support the Alzheimer’s Association. Some great baskets were won by the Toe’s and a few yummy cookies too. On May 26th we had our annual Progressive Dinner. This year the theme was a murder mystery and we had 3 houses to visit and play out the scenes. It was a lot of laughs, as some of our amateur actors and others tried to solve this crime.

On July 5th the Toe’s will host “An American Celebration” dance with Hot dogs and Polish sausage dinner @ 6:30. This will be followed by Betsy Ross (AKA) Bev Flint cueing, and Yankee Doodle Dandy (AKA) KC Curtis calling.

Toe’s will be dark July 19th, as many of us will be attending Summer Festival in Salem.

See you there in a square.

Kathy Degman


July 5 (1st Fri)
American Celebration and 630 BBQ
7:30 prerounds, 8:00 MS
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: KC Curtis
Cuer: Bev Flint
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July 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 preplus, 8:00 MS
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: KC Curtis
Cuer: Bev Flint
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Tri Squares - Link
In May we drove out to visit the Country Cut-Ups in the beautiful countryside near Mt. Hood. Also all our members were encouraged to visit the Pacific Northwest Teen Festival and the Alzheimer's Benefit Dance.

Although we’re dark in July and August, we’ve planned two visitation each month. In July they will be to the Bachelor & Bachelorettes on Wednesday the 10th, and then to the Valley River Dancers on Friday the 26th for their “Under the Stars” dance which has made itself a part of Newberg’s Old Fashioned Days Festival.

Gloria Davis


July 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 26 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Tualatin Timber Squares - Link
During our last two dances in May, our caller tried out a few new songs, including one that was suggested by one of our frequent guests. Our cuer also did some new songs as well. Love the variety.

Our dances in July are on the 10th and the 24th. And, as usual, we will be serving refreshments downstairs right after every dance.

Summer will be in full swing in July, and so a reminder: if the temperature on the day of the dance reaches 90 degrees or above, we may cancel the dance. We will let everyone know when this happens.

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


July 10 (2nd Wed)
Regular Dance
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Winona Grange, Tualatin
Caller: Janienne Alexander
Cuer: Sherri Clark

July 24 (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 round dance 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 congratulate the three new mainstream students who just completed graduation from Randy Dibble’s class, and we look forward to seeing these energetic new dancers across a square.

It’s finally time for our outdoor dance, “Dance Under the Stars!” (Look for our flyer.) This special dance will be held Friday, July 26th in the tennis courts next to the Old Fashioned Festival carnival on 6th and Howard Streets in Newberg. On stage will be Randy Dibble calling Mainstream with a half hour of Pre-Plus beginning at 7:30 p.m., and Ken Pratt cueing a mix of intermediates and easy rounds. 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. Bring your sweetheart and dance the night away with us under the stars.

Saturday morning, July 27th, the Valley River Dancers will participate in the Newberg festival parade with Randy Dibble calling. The theme for the 2019 Old Fashioned Days is “Dancing in the Streets, ” and we are going to do just that!!

We do not go dark in the summer, so come join us for some fun dancing. We are blessed with an abundance of male dancers—more so than other clubs I’ve noticed, so if you don’t have a partner, not to worry, please come!

Josie Rosenbury


July 12 (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
View Flyer

July 26 (4th Fri)
"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
Valley Squares - Link
Summer's here, dress casual, keep cool (we have air conditioning). Our July 6th dance theme will be "T-shirt Dance", come join us and wear your favorite T-shirt. Our July 20th dance we will be DARK for Summer Festival, hope to see you there.

We had a very fun dance on May 18th, B&B's had an official visitation to us, they retrieved a banner. Thank you B&B. Hope to see more clubs visiting this Summer.

Yellowrock!

Carolene Siebert


July 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Mainstream With Plus on the hour
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Connie Clark

July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Mainstream With Plus on the hour
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Connie Clark
Wave Steppers - Link
WaveSteppers are having a dance on July 13th, it will be a Crazy hat dance.

While we continue regular Wednesday classes In Tillamook at the elks lodge downtown, lessons be dark on June 19th. Will begin again June 26th. Our class is going well and all attending are having lots of fun.

Don Hart


July 13 (2nd Sat)
Crazy Hat Dance
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Garibaldi City Hall, Garibaldi
Caller: Don Hart
Cuer: Gwen Kiel
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Umpqua Area Council - Link
The Council recently had elections for new board members. They will assume their newly elected positions September 1st. We are currently continuing discussions with the Douglas County Fair Board to firm up plans for dancing at the Fair this summer.

Rita Schuchard


July 1 (1st Mon)
Meeting
July 29, 2019 Last Monday
Buckaroo Barn, Roseburg
Buckeroo - Link
June was filled with prep for our annual Buckeroo Round Up. We had Hunter Keller call and Randy Lewis cue for us. We spent three full days dancing and enjoying the company of friends from around the area. Planning has already begun for the 2020 Round Up! Mark your calendar now and plan to join us as we welcome Michael Kellogg to the barn.

Happy dancing,

Robin P. Faltersack


July 6 (1st Sat)
RED/WHITE/BLUE PATRIOTIC DANCE
PLUS 7:00, Mainstream 7:30 Every 3rd tip PLUS
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Julie Stiers

July 13 (2nd Sat)
Cancer Benefit/ welcome new club caller
help a member with cancer pay travel expenses.
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Neil Koozer
Dancing Friends - Link
No club news received.

July 2 (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

July 9 (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

July 16 (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

July 23 (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

July 30 (5th 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.

July 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark


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