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Oregon Federation News
September 2019

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

Printed 16 September 2019
Editor's Note

September represents the start of a new square dance "year", and many clubs will be starting up lessons. Be sure to let us know in your club news if you have tried something new for gaining and retaining students. We can all use more ideas.


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Federation Events

Federation Meetings

At the Summer Festival state meeting, the ballots were counted, and the constitutional amendment was approved, which means line dance clubs are now eligible for membership in the Federation as well as square, round, contra clubs, and caller and cuer organizations.

The September state meeting will be held September 7 and 8 at the Maplewood Grange in Aurora. All are welcome to join the dance Saturday night. Click the thumbnail to see the flyer. The second flyer includes a list of hotels and motels near the Aurora area.


State Fair

This flyer lists the time of the dancing sessions at the Oregon State Fair. Please contact Marilyn Schmit at 503-508-0539 to sign up for one or more of the sessions.


Mid-Winter

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


Summer Festival

We hope you are planning to attend the 2020 Summer Festival, to be held at the Seaside Convention Center in Seaside on August 21-23, 2020. This festival is sponsored by the entire Tualatin Valley Council.


Other National Events

The 69th National Square Dance Convention® will be held in nearby Spokane, Washington, June 18-21, 2020. The 70th National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Jackson, Mississippi, June 23-26, 2021.


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:

September 2 -- Tumbleweeds
September 3 -- Wave Steppers
September 11 -- Hoedowners
September 15 -- Willamette Squares
September 19 -- Braids & Braves
September 21 -- Mid-Willamette Council
September 23 -- Lebanon Square Circlers
September 23 -- Valley River Dancers

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.

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:

Daryl Clendenin
14421 SE Jupiter Ct
Milwakie, OR 97267
503-285-7431
daryl@clendenin.net
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
Mark Wheeler
6728 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97206
503-709-9651
wheeler4mj@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
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 Blue Mountains Council has chosen the September 2019 Oregon Round of the Month: "Moulin Rouge", Phase II waltz, choreographed by Lloyd & Ruth McKenrick, by the Arthur Miller Orchestra. Download your cue sheet here.

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

Lessons starting in September and October

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.


September

Albany
Timber Twirlers
IOOF Hall
738 SE 5th
Mainstream
Tuesdays, starting the 24th at 7pm
Contact: Judy 503-991-2161
Aloha
Hoedowners
Aloha Grange #773
3425 S.W. 185th Ave.
Mainstream
Tuesdays Starting September 10, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Contact: 503-647-2012
Astoria
Hayshakers
Pacific Grange
90475 Hwy 101/Cullaby Lake
Mainstream
Sunday 3:00 p.m.
Contact: 5033258207
Aurora
Chaps & Petticoats
Maplewood Grange
25480 S. Hwy 99E
Mainstream
Sunday, 9/15/19 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Vicki email: lbs@canby.com 503-263-6060
Aurora
Chaps & Petticoats
Maplewood Grange
25480 S. Hwy 99E
Cha
Sunday, 9/15/19 at 4:00 - 5:30pm
Contact: Betty email: chippsbetty@gmail.com
Beaverton
Toe Draggers
Kinton Grange
19015 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Mainstream
Saturdays, starting September 22, 10:00 AM
Contact: 503-538-2263
Beaverton
Toe Draggers
Kinton Grange
19015 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Mainstream
Wednesdays, starting September 18, 7:00 PM
Contact: 503-538-2263
Beaverton, OR
Oak Hills Squares
Oak Hills Community Center
2085 NW 153rd Avenue
B51
Monday 6:30 starting September 9th
Contact: Lane Clem 503 530 0905 lwclem@frontier.c
Bend
Bachelor Beauts
Pine Forest Grange
63214 Boyd Acres Rd
Mainstream
Thur/Sun, 6:00---8:00 pm, September 26-November 14
Contact: Kay Bithell, 541-382-7014
Bend
Sundown Round Dance Club
Pine Forest Grange
63214 Boyd Acres Rd
Two-step
Sundays, 4:30 PM
Contact: 541-4209368
Boring
Country Cut-Ups
Boring Barn
13987 SE Richey Rd.
Mainstream
Thursdays, 7:30 PM Starting 9/12/19
Contact: 503-502-8478
Boring
Country Cut-Ups
Boring Barn
13987 SE Richey Rd.
Cha
8th, Sunday evenings, 7:00 to 8:30 PM for 14 weeks
Contact: Young Lumsden(503)791-7779
Grants Pass
Charlie Brown Squares
Josephine County Square Dance Hall
1451 Fairgrounds Rd
Plus
Tuesdays Starting Sept 10th 8pm
Contact: Carla @ 541-218-2539
Grants Pass
Charlie Brown Squares
Josephine County Square Dance Hall
1451 Fairgrounds Rd
Mainstream
Thursdays 630pm Starting Sept 5th
Contact: Carla @ 541-218-2539
Hillsboro
Sunset Promenaders
I.O.O.F. Hall
267 E. Main St.
Plus
Sunday Sept. 22, 2 - 4 pm
Contact: 5038483841
Hillsboro
Sunset Promenaders
I.O.O.F. Hall
267 E. Main St.
Two-step
Sunday Sept. 22nd, 4-6 PM
Contact: 5038483841
Klamath Falls
Klamath Country Squares
Triad School Student Union
2450 Summers Ln.
Mainstream
Thursdays, 7:00 PM
Contact: 541-892-2383
Lebanon
Lebanon Square Circlers
IOOF Hall
20 East Ash Street
Two-step
Sundays starting September 15th, 5:00pm
Contact: 541-401-9780
Lebanon
Lebanon Square Circlers
IOOF Hall
20 East Ash Street
Mainstream
Sundays starting September 15th, 6:30pm
Contact: 541-401-9780
McMinnville
Braids & Braves
McMinnville Grange
1700 Old Sheridan Rd.
Mainstream
Wednesday 6:30pm
Contact: Don 503-474-7503
Medford
Star Promenaders
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center
3377 Table Rock Rd
Mainstream
Thursdays Starting Sept 12 630 to 830
Contact: Frances 541-890-6327
Medford
Star Promenaders
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center
3377 Table Rock Rd
Plus
Mondays starting Sept 9th 630 to 830pm $5
Contact: Contact Frances 541-890-6327
Milwaukie
Oaky Doaks
Oak Grove Community Club
14496 SE Cedar Ave
Mainstream
Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 pm
Contact: Keith Miles
Milwaukie
River City Dancers
Milwaukie Community Club
10666 SE 42nd Ave
Basic
Sundays beginning September 8, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Contact: Darrell & Erin Kalmbach 503-252-4853
Newberg
Valley River Dancers
Chehalem Community Center
2nd & Howard Street
Mainstream
Begin Sept 3 or 10; Continue Tuesdays 6:30 - 8 PM
Contact: newbergdancers@gmail.com
Oregon City
Bachelor N Bachelorettes
Abernethy Grange
15745 S. Harley Ave.
Mainstream
Wednesdays 6:30
Contact: 503-829-8529
Port Orford
Crook County Mavericks
Beachcombers Cove
43452 Nicholson Dr
Intermediate
Sunday
Contact: Dave Cooper 541-771-1706 or email cooper
Prineville
Sagebrush Shufflers
Clover Building
498 SE Lynn Blvd
Mainstream
Sept 24 every Sunday and Thursday 6:30-8 pm
Contact: Sharon Schaedler 541-420-1014
Roseburg
Buckeroo
Buckeroo Barn
5051 NE Stephens St
Mainstream
September 9, 2019 Mondays, 6:00 PM
Contact: buckeroomembershiplessons@gmail.com
Roseburg
Timber 8's
Buckeroo Barn
5051 NE Stephens St
Plus
Thursdays 7-9pm with Richard Lane, starts 9/12
Contact: RoseburgSquareDance.com/lessons
Salem
Independence Wagon Wheelers
Salem Hospital,Bldg D,Rooms D2-1 & D2-2
939 Oak Street SE
Mainstream
Starting Sunday September 8th 6-8pm
Contact: Dave 503-930-4550;Lee 503-393-9320
Salem
Salem Swingin' Stars
Salem Square Dance Center
3695 45th Av NE
Mainstream
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM (Starts Sept. 11, 2019)
Contact: 503-385-5925
Salem, OR
ReVuN'Q
Salem Square Dance Center
3695 45th Av NE
Rounds
Thursday, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Marilyn Schmit 503-508-0539
Silverton
Silver City Squares
Waldo Hills Community Club
1267 Cascade Highway
Mainstream
Tuesdays, 7:00 PM
Contact: 503-873-5241
Springfield
Single Trees
Emerald Square Dance Center
2095 Yolanda Street
Mainstream
TBA
Contact:
Springfield
Spin Cycle Squares
Emerald Square Dance Center
2095 Yolanda Street
Mainstream
Sunday
Contact: Tim Matteson
Springfield, Oregon
Misty Valley Cloggers
Emerald Dance Center
2095 Yolanda St.
Other
Tuesdays 7pm
Contact: Lauri Weidenhaft
Tigard
Tri Squares
Tigard Grange
13770 SW Pacific Hwy.
Two-step
Sundays, 2:00 - 3:15pm (first day Sept. 22)
Contact: Trisquares.Info@gmail.com
Tigard
Tri Squares
Tigard Grange
13770 SW Pacific Hwy.
B51
Sundays: 3:30P-5:30P; Moves 1-51; starts 9/22/2019
Contact: TriSquares.Info@gmail.com
Vancouver, WA
Buzzin Bees
Hazel Dell Grange
7509 NE Hazel Dell Ave.
Mainstream
Sunday, 9/15/18 @ 5:00 PM
Contact: Carol Zelmer 360-695-1467
Vancouver, WA
Happy Hoppers
WASHINGTON GRANGE #82
7701 NE WARD RD
Basic
Mondays, starting Sep 9 at 7:30 pm
Contact: 360-450-7029 Gil Shoemaker
Vancouver, WA
Happy Hoppers
WASHINGTON GRANGE #82
7701 NE WARD RD
Plus
Mondays, starting Sep 9 at 6:30 pm
Contact: 360-450-7029 Gil Shoemaker
Yreka
Circle-N-Square
TBA
Call Ahead
Basic
Monday, 7:00 pm
Contact: Marcia Eblen, 530-859-0920

October

Kelso, WA
R Square D
Kelso Senior Center
106 NW 8th Ave.
Plus
Wednesday, 7-9 PM
Contact: 360.749.3964 (Dick)
Milwaukie
River City Dancers
Milwaukie Community Club
10666 SE 42nd Ave
Rounds
Sundays beginning October 13, 3:30 PM
Contact: Cathy Betzer 503-730-8282
Springfield
Single Trees
Emerald Square Dance Center
2095 Yolanda Street
Plus
TBA
Contact: Roger Putzler
Springfield
Whirl-A-Ways
Emerald Square Dance Center
2095 Yolanda Street
Mainstream
Tuesdays, 7:00 PM
Contact: 541-343-7323
Springfield
Wolf Pack
Emerald Dance Center
2095 Yolands
Mainstream
Tuesdays, 7:00 PM
Contact: Roger Putzler 541-343-7323
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
September 1 (1st Sun)
Beachcombers
Battlerock Weekend
Friday and Saturday evening, Sunday casual
Beachcombers Cove, Port Orford
Caller: K. C. Curtis
Cuer: Dave Cooper
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 21 (3rd Sat)
Circle-N-Square
65th Birthday Dance
6pm Advanced 730 Pre Rounds Square 8-1030
Evergreen Elementary School, Yreka
Caller: Eric Henerlau
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
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 5 (1st Sat)
Sunset Promenaders
Ann. Mainstream Dance, Ham Dinner 6:00
6:30-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Mike Stout
Cuer: Ken Pratt
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
December 31 (5th Tue)
Tualatin Valley Council
Dancing the Night Away (New Year's Eve)
9:00 to 12:15 Mainstream with every third Tip Plus
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Sherri Clark
View Flyer
December 31 (5th Tue)
Columbia River Dancers
Starry Night New Year's Eve Dance
8:30 Pre-rounds, Mainstream 9-12:15 with Plus tips
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: Jim Hattrick, Adam Christman & Craig Abe
Cuer: Jim Hattrick, Adam Christman & Craig Abe
View Flyer
January 19 (3rd Sun)
Lebanon Square Circlers
ALLIANCE 71st Birthday Dance
2:00 PM
IOOF Hall, Lebanon
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey; Jim Voll
Cuer: Jackie Gale
View Flyer
May 22 (4th Fri)
Charlie Brown Squares
Boatnik Square Dance Festival
3 Days of Dancing & Fun!!! 5/22 to 5/24 plus Jet Boat Ride
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Bronc Wise
Cuer: Peter Gomez
View Flyer
June 6 (1st Sat)
Lebanon Square Circlers
ALLIANCE Strawberry Festival Dance
6:30 PM
Lebanon Senior Center, Lebanon
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Jackie Gale
View Flyer

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Pictures

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River City Dancers had a visitation from the Bachelors and Bachelorettes on July 13

River City Dancers had a visitation from the Columbia River Dancers on July 13

IWW demo dance at Dallas Retirement Village, August 20. Ron & Neta Minten, granddaughter Emma, Marilyn Schmit, Bob & Ronda Whaley, Bonnie Ivy, George Hermann, caller; Joanne Risewick, Chuck & Sandy Eddings, Dee Mackaman, Carol Lockwood, Bert Mackaman, Ron Lockwood, Dave & Teresa O'Neill


An attractive group from the Hoedowners Roaring 20s dance, August 10
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.

September 26 (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.

September 15 (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.

September 9 (2nd Mon)
Council Meeting
Meet every 2-3 months, Time and Place vary
Abby's Pizza, Bend
Bachelor Beauts - Link
No club news received.

September 7 (1st Sat)
Double Down/Triple Up Weekend with the R
Beginner Square Dance Party 6-7 pm, Rounds 7-7:30p, MS & Rou
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Julie Stiers
View Flyer

September 21 (3rd Sat)
Supporting Our Community with the Pine F
Beginner Square Dance Party 6-7 pm, Rounds 7-7:30p, MS & Rou
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Ken Pratt
View Flyer
Red Rock Squares - Link
No club news received.

September 6 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Guest Callers
Cuer: Guest Cuers

September 20 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Guest Callers
Cuer: Guest Cuers
Sagebrush Shufflers - Link
No club news received.

September 14 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00 PM
Ochocco School Crossing Gym, Prineville
Caller: Jim Steele

September 28 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00 PM
Ochocco School Crossing Gym, Prineville
Caller: Jim Steele
Sundown Round Dance Club - Link
No club news received.

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

September 13 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Steve Murphy

September 27 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick

Emerald Empire Council - Link
No council news received.

September 16 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Hall 'B'
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Boots & Sandals - Link
No club news received.
Cascade Callers & Cuers Assoc
Our meetings and dances are held on the fifth Saturdays which is about 4 times a year. We will NOT be having a dance August 31 as that is Labor Day weekend. We wish everyone a safe Labor Day and look forward to classes with new folks.

Our last dance was June 29, and I wish to thank Cherie and Pat Cox for presiding over the meeting, taking ,minutes and calling and cueing along with other CCCA members present. I was able to attend Sydnee Preedy's wedding outside of Everett, Washington that same day. Sydnee's dad is the national caller, Dan Preedy.

Our next scheduled dance will be November 30 at the dance center in Springfield. The floor in our hall is cushioned and so nice to dance on. We also have new ElectroVoice speakers purchased from Dan Nordbye. The speakers work well.

Keep on calling and cueing for fun,

Christina Corelli

Cast A Shadow - Link
We danced to Dan Nordbye in July, and some of us attended Summer Festival up in Salem Friday and Saturday for the advanced dancing being offered there. We really enjoyed the session with Dan Nordbye and will be expecting to have him one more time September 8 1:30 TO 3:30pm before he heads back to Mesa for part of he winter. We enjoy our recorded sessions as well but could not muster a square for the one scheduled in July. We sure like seeing our friends from north of us come join us on the dance floor. It’s a bit of a stretch we know for those in the Medford area to come. But all are welcome. Just be sure to check the website to be sure we are holding a dance on any given Sunday. Also be aware we dance in Hall B behind the square dance center at 2095 Yolanda in Springfield.

Website: CAS-SD.yolasite.com

Gaynor Hintz

Club Reporter


September 1 (1st Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please call
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

September 8 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please call
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

September 15 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please call
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

September 22 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please call
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

September 29 (5th Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please call
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Misty Valley Cloggers
No club news received.

September 20 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Single Trees - Link
We danced on July 12 and July 26. We did not go dark for Diamond Lake as we have in the past. Both of our dances were fun with Jim Hattrick calling the first and Lennie Ludiker calling the second one and Jackie Gale cueing at both. Our 2nd Friday dance had a theme—Crazy T-Shirt and Watermelon Dance. We had quite a few crazy T-shirts on the floor. We all enjoy being able to dress casually during these hot summer months. Even with air-conditioning wearing square dance attire is just too hot!

In September we get our new dance year off to a great start with Jim Hattrick calling the 2nd Friday and Dan Nordbye the 4th Friday. Jackie Gale will be cueing both our dances. In September we will start our new dance format: 7:30 plus, 8-10:00PM mainstream wit no formal break. Open grazing will be allowed after 8PM and announcements and split the pot will be done at 10PM. We will also start charging $6.00 per person at the door. This will be in keeping with our neighbors to the north and to help offset our lower income. Our Sept. 13th dance will have a theme—Sock Hop!—so if you would like to wear your 50’s outfits including but not limited to white over-sized shirts or skinny white T-shirts and jeans, poodle skirts and saddle shoes or loafers, please do so.

Please come join us. We always have a great time square and round dancing and welcoming new people as well as old friends.

On a side note the clubs here in the Eugene-Springfield area will be supporting the efforts of Roger Putzler to teach new dancers the mainstream calls here at the Emerald Square Dance Center starting Tuesday, October 1st from 7PM to 8:30PM. He plans to have a plus class immediately following the mainstream class. Angels and new dancers pay $5.00 for one class or both per night. Please invite anyone interested to come join these lessons and learn from a great teacher.

Gaynor Hintz

Club Reporter


September 13 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance - Sock Hop
7:30 plus; 8-10:00 MS squares with rounds; no break
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Jim Hattrick (2nd Fridays only)
Cuer: Jackie Gale

September 27 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 plus; 8-10:00 MS squares with rounds; no break
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Jackie Gale
Spin Cycle Squares - Link
I am so sorry to let you know that we lost one of our dancers recently. Joe Grivel and his husband, Fred Wilson, were long time dancers with Spin Cycle Squares. Joe had bravely battled cancer for quite a while. Joe had even come to take care of Kirby while Kirby was on hospice, and I had an appointment to attend. Joe was caring, compassionate, kind and silently strong. Our thoughts and hearts are with Fred. Joe is missed by all of us. He made a difference and our hearts are full with fond memories.

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


September 1 (1st Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark

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

September 15 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30-8:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

September 22 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30-8:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

September 29 (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.

September 14 (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.

September 14 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 plus 7:30 -10:00 mainstream and rounds
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Mike Kious
Cuer: Christina Corelli

September 21 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 plus 7:30 -10:00 mainstream and rounds
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Mike Kious
Cuer: Christina Corelli
Wolf Pack - Link
No club news received.

September 7 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 Plus / 8:00 Mainstream
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Sandy Harris
Cuer: Christina Corelli

September 28 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 Plus / 8:00 Mainstream
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Lennie Ludicker
Cuer: Christina Corelli

Interstate Highlanders
No council news received.

September 21 (3rd Sat)
Meeting
6pm before the club dance Quarterly
Triad School Student Union, Klamath Falls
Klamath Country Squares
No club news received.

September 21 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance-Brown Cow
7:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Triad School Student Union, Klamath Falls
Caller: Cece Glidewell
Cuer: Sarge Glidewell
View Flyer

Mid-Willamette Council - Link
The clubs are looking forward to the MWA Fall Festival to be held in Woodburn at The Estates Auditorium on September 29. Each MWA club will contribute pies to share and ice cream will also be available.

September 16 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Sept, Nov., Jan., Mar., May
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

September 29 (5th Sun)
Ice Cream & ?????
Fall Fesival Council Dance
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble, caller MC
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano/Leonard Snodgrass, cuer
View Flyer
Braids & Braves - Link
No club news received.

September 21 (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.

September 15 (3rd Sun)
Meeting
September, November, February, May
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Delegate: N/A
Cherry City Cloggers - Link
Cherry City Cloggers have had a wonderful Demo season with dancing at World Beat, The Salem Art Fair, Marion County Fair, Silverton Art Festival and The State Fair. After wrapping up a successful demo season, we will move into starting our beginner lessons which will begin on September 10 at 5:45 p.m. Those wishing to participate could come as early as 5:30 to complete the registration process and purchase taps for his/her shoes. The class is open to anyone 8 years and up who have a desire to learn clog dancing and have a fun time every Tuesday evening. Children do need to be accompanied by a parent. Pre-registration fee will be $50 per person for the class that will end just before Christmas. Registration if paid at the door will be $60. Those desiring to participate can register online at cherrycitycloggers.com. Come and enjoy! No partner needed. Georganne

September 3 (1st Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

September 10 (2nd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

September 17 (3rd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

September 24 (4th Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Corvallis Squares - Link
Corvallis Squares mainstream lessons

Thursdays Oct. 3 - Dec. 13, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis 97330

Cost: $79

Instructor: Bruce Lowther

Our club is planning a potluck and meeting in August, to reconnect and gear up for the fall. We look forward to kicking off the dance season on Sept. 14! We decided our first dance of the year will be an introductory open-invitation dance. Charlotte Jeskey and Sandy Harris have agreed to call squares and line dances appropriate for all-comers. Feel free to invite folks!

Our mainstream lessons will be on Thursday evenings, starting October 3, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m., through December 13. We’re once again offering lessons through Linn-Benton Community College, with Bruce Lowther as our wonderful instructor. We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor this fall! Karen


September 14 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark Mid-June to September
First Congregational Church, Corvallis
Caller: Guest callers
Cuer: Guest cuers

September 28 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark Mid-June to September
First Congregational Church, Corvallis
Caller: Guest callers
Cuer: Guest cuers
Golden Squares
No club news received.

September 2 (1st Mon)
Regular Dance
Dark

September 16 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Sherri Clark

September 30 (5th Mon)
Pie Night
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Julie Stiers
Independence Wagon Wheelers - Link
No club news received.

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

September 14 (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
After our wonderful Strawberry Festival, some of our club members attended the Pioneer Picnic in Brownsville. Many of our members are taking fun vacations.

We have some special dances on our regular dance night so our new dancers can keep dancing. Jim Voll is calling for these dances. We hope you are having a great summer! Marilyn York


September 7 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

September 21 (3rd Sat)
Root Beer Back to School Dance
7:30pm Pre-Rounds, 8:00pm Mainstream, 10:00pm Plus
IOOF Hall, Lebanon
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Jackie Gale
ORDTA - Link
No club news received.
ReVuN'Q
We had a good birthday dance and had some ice cream left so we brought some root beer and finished the ice cream off with floats. Not a bad idea, either.

The club is still doing some summer review of just dancing and slowly getting ready for lessons that start on September 12. With September on the horizon, our dance times will change back to the full three hours for our variety of dancers.

6:30-7:15 Review of previously learned rhythms

7:15-7:45 Dancing/floor time for dancers

7:45-8:30 Rumba lessons

8:30-9:30 Phase 4+ and higher dancing

Spread the news and share and we hope to see you soon at our hall. Marilyn Schmi


September 5 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
Ph 3 6:30pm;floor time 7:15; Phase 3-4 7:45; Ph 4 8:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano

September 12 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
Ph 3 6:30pm;floor time 7:15; Phase 3-4 7:45; Ph 4 8:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano
View Flyer

September 19 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
Ph 3 6:30pm;floor time 7:15; Phase 3-4 7:45; Ph 4 8:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano

September 26 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
Ph 3 6:30pm;floor time 7:15; Phase 3-4 7:45; Ph 4 8:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano
Salem Swingin' Stars
Happy September. It is hard to believe that summer is almost over. Fall is gearing up to be loads of fun with the Corn & Cluck dance on September 20.

Mainstream Lessons will begin on Wednesday September 11 at 6:30 pm at the Salem Square Dance Center. Bring a friend to try this wonderful activity.

We will be dancing on October 4 and October 18. See you all on the dance floor. Sheila Machado


September 6 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden

September 20 (3rd Fri)
Corn & Cluck Dance
7:00-10:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden
View Flyer
Silver City Squares
We did the Homer Davenport Days parade the first Saturday in August. We had a few more dancers than we did in July, which made it easier to switch out when someone got tired. It also allowed us to hand out lesson flyers.

Thomas has been teaching lessons this summer with two students. We have usually had just enough angels to have one square. He should finish in time for regular lessons and then they can angel Leonard's class with us.

We will be back dancing in September! Watch for our dance flyer. Petrina Buchheit


September 13 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Waldo Hills Community Club, Silverton
Caller: Leonard Snodgrass
Cuer: Frances Herigstad
Timber Twirlers - Link
No club news received.

September 6 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

September 20 (3rd Fri)
Welcome Back!
7:30-10:00
IOOF Hall, Albany
Caller: Bruce Lowther
Cuer: Sandy Harris
View Flyer
Willamette Squares
Willamette Squares has been enjoying its summer themed dances. We always enjoy our time together dancing, visiting, and sampling the delicious dishes every one brings to share. We hope to be able to offer square and round dance lessons in September. We wish everyone an enjoyable remainder of the summer as we dance our way toward fall! Jodee Howard

September 28 (4th Sat)
Oktoberfest
7:30 - 10:15
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Sandy Harris
Cuer: Jackie Gale
View Flyer

Portland Area Council - Link
Portland Area Council invites you to our 5th-Friday dance on AUGUST 30th featuring Caller/Cuer: Daryl Clendenin and Sherri Clark. The evening opens, at the Oak Grove Community Center, with Pre-Rounds at 7:30pm, MS at 8:00pm and PLUS every 3rd Tip. We look forward to seeing you!

Have you met the Oregon Federation Officers that were announced at the May 2019 State Meeting?

The State Officers, Ten (10) Councils Representatives and other State Committee Chairs (a total of 33 members) meet four (4) times a year to communicate business and keep the Oregon Federation of Square and Round Dance Clubs (OFSRDC) functional.

Save the date of Saturday, SEPTEMBER 7th (potluck/dance) and Sunday (Meeting), SEPTEMBER 8th, 2019 - you will get the chance to meet, have dinner and dance with possibly all 33 of these members and many other dancers from the 10 Councils throughout Oregon. That’s when the Portland-Area Council (PAC) will host the Oregon Federation State events at the Maplewood Grange in Aurora, Oregon (off I-5, Exit 278) … see Flyer for times and RV dry-camping information.

It truly is an entire weekend of events. Why? Preceding the State events, on Friday, September 6th, will be a “Trails End Dance” held at Maplewood Grange and hosted by the Chaps and Petticoats. The Caller and Cuer, for the entire weekend, will be Scott Zinser and Dave Cooper, respectively.

Hosting will be a lot of work for the Portland-Area Council (PAC) - we truly need all PAC Clubs to help make the September 7th-8th events come together smoothly and show our State Federation officials an enjoyable time and our expression of gratitude! Our work starts with the Potluck provided by PAC on Saturday - so please contact your Club Representative and ask how you can help.

Oh, remember there are two dance evenings: Sept. 6th and Sept.7th. IF you have never attended a State Meeting, come Sunday, Sept. 8th (begins 9:00AM) - all are welcome to attend.

Betty Chipps

PAC State Delegate

Bachelor N Bachelorettes
For all those keeping track, Darrell Kalmbach’s birthday was on our August 7 dance, when he was calling for our club. Keep that in mind for next year. The River City Dancers also paid us a visitation that night. (They are big on supporting their club caller and cuer.)

Our BIGGEST offering (in a long time) is our Picnic and Dance, Sept 15th . (See flyer in “Special Dances”). This is an inter-club picnic and dance. It’s billed as being at the Trails End Park in Oregon City; however, the Oregon City Parks Department assures me there is no such park. The proper name is the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center at 1726 Washington St., in Oregon City. Keep this in mind if asking the locals for directions or locating on a map. Or, just ask the locals where the big covered wagons are. Also, note this is a PICNIC, not the usual potluck. Whatever food you bring is all yours. Don’t forget your drinks, tables, seating and comfy shoes, as you will be eating and dancing on grass (unless we move to the covered area).

To be honest, this event is going to be the type where we have no idea of who might come, or clubs that will be represented. One thing we do know is that this picnic venue is going to cost the club a bundle! Donations will happily be accepted to defray costs. As of this moment, the dancing will be squares only, and Scott Zinser will be donating his time. There is the possibility of some rounds.

Rodney


September 4 (1st Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer

September 11 (2nd Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick

September 15 (3rd Sun)
End of Summer, Picnic and Dance
Noon to 3:00
Trails End Park, Oregon City
Caller: Scott Zinser
View Flyer

September 18 (3rd Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: George Hermann
Cuer: Tami Helms

September 25 (4th Wed)
Oktoberfest Dance
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Julie Stiers
Buzzin Bees
No club news received.

September 7 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

September 21 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 pre rounds 7:30 squares
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: K.C. Curtis
Cuer: Guest
Chaps & Petticoats - Link
It doesn’t feel like summer should be over, yet lessons are just around the corner.

While Summer Festival was in full swing at the Blanchet School in Salem, the Chaps and Petticoats were working hard at their annual lesson fundraiser/food booth: serving Elephant Ears and Specialty Drinks at the Hubbard Hop Festival July 20th. We heard about the fun times in Salem - I was hoping to be the winner of the “We-Are-One” Council Quilt, though only in my dreams. The Chaps were successful however, our profits were higher this year than any other year. Much thanks to our fundraiser organizers: Vicki, the Sanfords, and the Femrites and our many returning customers.

Several of us Chaps will be having a dancing-in-the-surf Labor Day weekend (August 30-Sept. 2nd) on the coast at Port Orford enjoying the Beachcomber’s hospitality and literally helping them “raise the roof” of their building after coastal storms created their havoc. A uniqueness to this facility is the plywood windows which get braced open to let the air in during the dancing - all weekend long.

It truly is a friendship and fellowship weekend which begins with Friday’s BBQ and dance, and activities throughout Saturday include: Surf Dance at 10am, the Men’s pie-baking contest at 2pm, potlucks shared at 6pm and the Men’s pies are enjoyed with Ice Cream. Come Sunday a sit-down breakfast is served, the chili/soup/chowder cookoff is 6pm, and oh-the-dancing is all weekend long! You just have to experience it yourself and dance till you drop!

The Chaps and Petticoats will open their new dance season (which precedes the State Meeting) with a Trail’s End Dance on September 6th (see our Flyer) - we welcome all dancers from the ten (10) Councils throughout Oregon. The Maplewood Grange field will be open to RV dry-campers beginning Sept. 6th.

Are you ready to meet the Federation executive board September 7th? The Portland Area Council (PAC) will host the State Dance and Meeting at the Maplewood Grange in Aurora September 7-8. PAC looks forward to serving a potluck feast Saturday at 5:45-6:45pm, followed by Rounds at 7pm and Mainstream (with Plus too) at 7:15-10:15pm (see STATE Flyer for the weekend schedule). The featured Caller/Cuer for the weekend will be Scott Zinser and Dave Cooper. The Federation executive board meeting is Sunday, September 8th (begins 9:00am) - all are welcome to attend.

Chaps and Petticoats will offer two (2) lessons starting September 15th (see our lesson Flyers): Cha-Cha with Instructor Connie Clark (4:00-5:30pm) and Mainstream (6-8pm) taught by Scott Zinser. Our Sept. 15th and Sept. 22nd Mainstream lessons are introductory and free, so bring a friend - and as always, we appreciate our Angels help - Angels dance for free.

Our third Friday dance, September 20th, is a special evening for the Chaps and Petticoats. Our Caller will be Ian Craig and we showcase our local youth Cuer, Julia Buchheit - come cheer her on!

Happy Feet!

Betty Chipps


September 6 (1st Fri)
Trails End Dance to State Fed. Meetings
Open w/Rounds, 8-10pm Mainstream
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Scott Zinser (1st Friday)
Cuer: Dave Cooper (guest)
View Flyer

September 20 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Ian Craig
Cuer: Julia Buchheit (Youth Cuer)
Country Cut-Ups - Link
Back to school time means back to lessons for square dancers. Our mainstream lesson taught by Scott Zinser will start on September 12th and run from 7:30 to 9:30 PM every Thursday. But there are other learning opportunities at the Barn as well. Tami Helms will be teaching Cha Cha lessons starting September 8th on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Lynn Wunische will continue to teach line dancing on Thursdays at 6: 00 to 7:00 PM, so you can make Thursdays a double header!

Don’t forget to save the date for our annual Ham, Egg, and Pancake Breakfast and Bazaar! It is Sunday, October 20th from 8 AM to 1 PM. Not only will we have all you can eat for $6.00, but we have some pretty clever crafters. Do some early Christmas shopping at our bazaar. Maybe you will win a raffle, if you buy some tickets!


September 7 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00pm Plus, 7:30-10:30 Mainstream (3rd Tip Plus)
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer

September 9 (2nd Mon)
High Energy Mainstream Dance
7:00 - 9:00PM High Energy Mainstream Dance
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: None
View Flyer

September 22 (4th Sun)
Free Open Mic Dance
2-4pm; Mainstream, Line Dancing, Rounds Open Mic
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Open Mic to Anyone
Cuer: Open Mic to Anyone
View Flyer

September 28 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00pm Plus, 7:30-10:30 Mainstream (3rd Tip Plus)
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano
View Flyer
Happy Hoppers - Link
It’s been a great summer for Hoppers. So far we have had two fun filled and well attended activities: the Pizza Dance in July and the annual picnic in August. If you were at the Pizza Dance, you know that everyone enjoyed the pizza, visiting with friends, and a great dance. By the time this is published we all will have had one more chance to dance together at our second summer dance on August 17th. The goal was to encourage our students to keep dancing through the summer, so the dances were primarily mainstream level. Since we now have an air-conditioned building, it seemed a perfect opportunity to maintain our contact and friendship with the terrific people we have met in our classes and to learn whether or not our new location was suitable for summer dances. So far the experience has been positive. Perhaps we will decide to host summer dances next year.

August 4th over sixty dancers gathered for our club picnic at Joanne and Don Oja’s farm. Their farm is the perfect location for this event. This year was especially fun as we were treated to a table side magic show put on by our own magician, John Kaleta. People are still trying to figure out how he got the 8 ball out of the playing card box!

Saturday, September 7th, will be the first dance in our regular dance season. We will resume our normal format with rounds at 7:30 to 8:00, plus dancing from 8:00 to 9:45, and a break with snacks following the dance.

Our lesson schedule will also resume in September. The first lesson night is scheduled for September 9th. Plus lessons will be from 6:30 to 7:30, basic from 7:30 to 9:00 and mainstream 9:00 to 9:30. We had a lot of fun with the great people in our lesson groups last year, and we are hoping for a repeat performance.

Jean Tolstrup


September 7 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 TO 9:45
WASHINGTON GRANGE #82, VANCOUVER
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
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September 21 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 TO 9:45
WASHINGTON GRANGE #82, VANCOUVER
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
View Flyer
Heads to the Center - Link
No club news received.

September 5 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

September 12 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

September 19 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

September 26 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club
Oaky Doaks - Link
No club news received.

September 7 (1st Sat)
Back To School Dance
7:00 Pre-Rounds, 7:30- 9:30 Mainstream
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Caller: Don Hart
Cuer: Julie Stiers
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September 21 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 Pre-Rounds, 7:30- 9:30 Mainstream
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Caller: Don Hart
Cuer: Julie Stiers
River City Dancers - Link
It is with great sadness that we report of the recent and sudden death of our dear member Bert Labedz. She is loved and sorely missed.

As we have mentioned in previous articles, our club does visitations to other clubs every month. We strongly believe this is how we support each other and bring more dancers to the dance floor. We now have a nice collection of banners from other clubs and recently have enjoyed having clubs visit us to retrieve their banners. At our first dance in July , we had 97 dancers. This was the result of having a visitation from Columbia River Dancers, B n B as well as guests from other clubs. We have been informed that we are expecting two more clubs to visit us in August. If your club is not actively doing visitations, we encourage you to do so.

In August we visited Country Cut Ups and enjoyed dancing on their outdoor dance floor under the stars. Then the next week, we surprised our caller Darrell Kalmbach who was calling on his birthday at BNB with a SECRET surprise visitation. B n B knew we were coming and helped us keep it a secret .Thank you B nB and Country Cut Ups for such great hospitality.

On September 7 we will be having a visitation to Maplewood Grange in Aurora to attend the State organizational meeting , dinner and dance on September 7. Then the next day, Sunday September 8, lessons for new and beginner dancers begin. That will be from 6-8 PM at our hall ( Milwaukie Community Center) and we are offering the first 8 lessons free.

We will also be having our usual two club dances each month on the second and third Saturday at Milwaukie Community Center at 42nd and Jackson Street in Milwaukie. We love having visitors and everyone is welcome.

Carol Mendenhal


September 14 (2nd Sat)
Dress Like a Disney Character
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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September 21 (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
View Flyer
Rosetown Ramblers - Link
No club news received.

September 14 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Alternate Mainstream and Plus, 7:30 to 9:30
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Tumbleweeds
No club news received.

September 6 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Guest callers
Cuer: Guest cuers

September 13 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick

September 20 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick

September 27 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Yvonne Clendenin

Rogue-Sis-Q Council
The youth dance in July went well with Dean Black, from Yreka, calling at Fruitdale Grange in Grants Pass. Several people showed up and had a great time dancing and enjoying some boiled peanuts that Lorri McIntosh brought back from Georgia after attending the National Square Dance Festival.

Raise the Roof for Beachcombers benefit dance went exceptionally well. Malcom, from Port Orford Beachcombers, came over in support of the dance to help put a new roof on the Beachcombers dance hall. Rogue Sis Q callers and cuers volunteered their time, the Star Promenaders donated the hall for the entire weekend, and big raffle baskets were available for dancers to buy tickets and win. We even had Grant Self, one of the men from Stars, bake a Granny Smith apple pie and a fresh blackberry pie, and each pie was raffled off to the highest bidder, kinda like they do in Port Orford. Dancing in sprinklers, instead of the surf at Battle Rock, felt refreshing with the hot August weather. Each dancer who danced in the sprinklers received a dangle for their efforts and support. The final hurrah for the weekend was Sunday morning breakfast with all you could eat pancakes, bacon and eggs. Many stayed after breakfast to play train, dominoes and rummicubes, waiting for the Rogue Valley Callers and Cuers Hot August Hoedown on Sunday afternoon. The new officers worked together to have a successful weekend. The council’s final accounting for the benefit dance? We sent $816.00 in funds collected from the Raise the roof weekend to Beachcombers to help with the new roof.

Respectfully submitted

Lorri McIntosh

Secretary for Rogue Sis Q council


September 3 (1st Tue)
Meeting
4:30pm on even numbered months
Round Table Pizza, Medford
Charlie Brown Squares - Link
The Charlie’s have been dark for the month of August, however we have been busy with other dances and preparing for new classes starting in September!! We danced at the Josephine County Fair 2x and had a booth at the fair to promote dancing. Lots of fun, as always!

A big change for the club – the club voted to hire Chuck Simpkins as our club caller. He will be calling 50-60% of our dances, as well as continuing to be our instructor. We will still have guest callers throughout the year; but wish to congratulate and thank Chuck for agreeing to be our club caller.

Classes start soon!! Tuesday will be a Mainstream FunShop from 630-8pm. A new Plus class will follow from 8-9:30pm. September 3rd will be a “Bust The Rust” Dance/Workshop to get ready for classes and will be both Mainstream and Plus dancing, called by Chuck. Mainstream FunShops and Plus classes will continue every Tuesday. On Thursday, September 5th, we will welcome new students and angels for our beginner classes! The 1st 3 classes(5th, 12th & 19th) are open to new dancers and the dancers 1st class is free; and $6 for each class after that. Classes start at 6:30pm. As always, we welcome and encourage angels to come help the new dancers, which only improves their skills as well!

We will only have 1 dance in September. On September 7th, Phil Ramey will call and Sarge Glidewell will cue our “Dance For Smiles.” Should be lots of fun and a chance to get back into the swing of things. Pre Rounds are at 7pm. MS/Plus squares start at 730 and we dance until 10pm. We are dark on September 21st to help Circle N Square celebrate their 65th birthday in Yreka!! What a great dance it will be with Eric Henerlau calling!! Rikki Lobato will be cueing rounds; and the dance kicks off with Advanced from 6-730pm. Pre Rounds at 730pm and squares start at 8pm. See you there!!! I hope that the Charlie’s who are attending the wonderful Rogue Valley Rendezvous in Medford will be sure and take Saturday nite to drive down to Yreka and support one of our councils’ clubs! Going to be a great weekend all-around!

We are also busy planning for our birthday dance on Dec 7th – with Michael Haworth and Rikki Lobato – will be a great time. Another treat this year is the chance to dance to Mike Sikorsky in November. Look for flyers!!

Wow, for a “dark” month – there was sure a lot to do and get ready for!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone in a square soon!!


September 7 (1st Sat)
Dancing For Smiles
7pm Pre Rounds 730-10pm MS/Plus
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Phil Ramey
Cuer: Sarge Glidewell
View Flyer

September 21 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Circle-N-Square - Link
Our county fair is now over. Our "Pepsi Booth" was staffed and another year is on the books. A big thank you to all of the volunteers who braved the heat, wind, rain, lightning, and power outages. Thank you to Phillip and Roberta for coming down and donating their time in the booth.

We took a short break after the fair from our Square Dance 101 class but will resume next week. We currently have two squares and hope to increase that number when we open up to new dancers on Sept. 9, & 16. The wheels keep turning in preparation for our Birthday dance Sept 21. I know it will be lots of fun. As always, we want to invite everyone to come out and dance. With the conflict of another dance being held at the RVSDC with three national callers, I personally hope dancers will support our club as we are part of the Rogue Siskiyou council, and support it whenever possible. I understand wanting to dance to the "Top Dogs" but I certainly view Eric as a "Top Dog". As a reminder, we have another special necklace that we are raffling off, we also have a few other special custom door prizes for attendees. Look for fliers for more info.

Hope to see you on the floor!


September 21 (3rd Sat)
65th Birthday Dance
6pm Advanced 730 Pre Rounds Square 8-1030
Evergreen Elementary School, Yreka
Caller: Eric Henerlau
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
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Star Promenaders - Link
Well, Diamond Lake Festival is in the records books. The weather was good and not too many mosquitoes, at least as long as there was a breeze blowing.

The next “Game Night” will be on September 13th. There was a lot going on in the months of July and August, so we postponed it until September. The theme will be “Sandwich Fixins.” Come out and join us. It is a “Hoot.”

The Stars “Club Picnic” will be on September 8th. Wayne & Debbi Weaver have extended an invitation to all for the use of their home for this event. Thank you, Wayne & Debbi!

Phil Ramey will start a new “Plus” class on Monday, September 9th from 6:30-8:30pm.

Classes are going to start on Thursday, September 12. Remember – The Frist 5 lessons are “Free.”

Eight Chain Thru

See You in a square!


September 8 (2nd Sun)
Club Picnic
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September 13 (2nd Fri)
Game Night
See Flyer
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
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September 14 (2nd Sat)
Back To School Dance
pre-rounds 7:00 MS/Plus 730-930
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Phil Ramey
Cuer: Bob Dingman
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September 28 (4th Sat)
Autumn Has Begun Dance
Advanced 630-730 Pre rounds 730 Plus/MS 8-10
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Dean Black
Cuer: Bob Dingman
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South Coast Council
No council news received.
Beachcombers - Link
No club news received.

September 1 (1st Sun)
Battlerock Weekend
Friday and Saturday evening, Sunday casual
Beachcombers Cove, Port Orford
Caller: K. C. Curtis
Cuer: Dave Cooper
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September 28 (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.

September 13 (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.

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

September 21 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00
Harmony Methodist Church, Coos Bay
Caller: Sherm Welch
Cuer: Cherie Cox and Cathy Houston
Sets In Order - Link
No club news received.

September 14 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Coquille Community Building, Coquille
Caller: Coleeta Quigley
Cuer: Denise Harris

Tualatin Valley Council - Link
The Oregon Federation has certified a new club to our Council, the Oak Hills Squares. They dance at the Oak Hills Recreation Center with club caller Lane Clem. See report below. The TVC now boasts 14 member square dance clubs, the largest Council in the State!

Since the OFN is published mid month, you may still have time to attend the TVC 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


September 23 (4th Mon)
Meeting
7:00
Old Spaghetti Factory, Hillsboro
Columbia River Dancers - Link
The Columbia River Dancers, while being dark this summer, were very active. We went hunting for those elusive banners we gave to clubs that we nice enough to visit us. Not only did we get banners back we visited clubs and they gave us theirs.

Now as the weather gets cool enough to dance again at the Hazel Dell Grange we will help a school get started with our Back to School dance on September 14th. We are encouraging dancers to bring some school supplies. Renee Ruud will be our guest caller that evening. Come join us for a great evening of fun.

Just because we did not dance on a Saturday does not mean we gave up on lessons. New dancers continued to learn at our Tuesday night lessons. We start a new class on the first Monday of each month with Jim Hattrick as our instructor. Beginners at 7 PM and mainstream about 8:30.

The annual Cloggers get together will mean we will be DARK on the 28th. We probably will be heading out looking for another banner, so look for us that night.

Nick Johnson


September 14 (2nd Sat)
Back to School Dance & Clothing Sale
Dark

September 28 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Eager Beavers - Link
July came and went too quickly. What happened? I may have missed it because of the naps on those hot July afternoons.

How about having Christmas in July? Santa did not come down the chimney and deliver presents but Jim Hattrick made up for it by wearing a jacket with all the decorations you see on Christmas cards. The air conditioning seemed to be struggling so the cool winter time music helped us think cool. Most joined in the festivities by wearing holiday themed outfit. We even tried something new for us - dancing in a hexagon instead of a square. Most of us caught on pretty well and I might even try it again because it does work your brain.

NOTICE : On Labor Day, September 2nd, we will be dancing at the Aloha Grange located at SW 185th and TV Highway. Cookie Day meeting will be Monday, September 9th, at Sunset Presbyterian Church. If you are going to the State Fair on Labor Day look for Mainstream dancing exhibit.

All are encouraged to attend Anniversary Dances to keep the spirit of Square Dancing alive and well. This month Wave Steppers celebrates September 14th, on the 21st Toe Draggers, and the Tri Squares on the 27th. They will appreciate your support.

Speaking of new clubs there is one to visit on Monday evenings in Oak Hills located off Hwy. 26 at Cornell Rd. They have joined the TVC/ Plan to visit the Oak Hills Squares and welcome the new kids on the block.

Planning the TVC New Year’s Dance is underway by the hosts, Eager Beavers and Sunset Promenaders. The colors this year are black, silver, and red so you can start thinking about which party outfit you will wear.

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


September 2 (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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September 9 (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
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September 16 (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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September 23 (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
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September 30 (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
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Hayshakers - Link
The Hayshakers will have a square dance with Mark Wheeler calling on the 3rd Friday of September, the 20th.

We hope to see you at the Seaside Sashay coming up in October.

Square dance lessons continue with new dancers accepted on Sunday the 1st of September. Our website is always up to date.

Craig Holt


September 20 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
6:00 PM
Pacific Grange, Warrenton
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Guest
Hoedowners - Link
"Summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language” Henry James. Those words were a total inspiration for the Hoedowners in July this year. On July 13th we held our Hawaiian Luau dance with Daryl Clendenin on the mic calling and Julie Stiers cueing. We also had Dan Nordbye take the stage as a guest caller. The Sunset Promenaders were out in force with almost two squares.

Then on the 27th we held our annual Root Beer Float Dance. They tasted as cool and refreshing as all those soda fountain floats of our youths. We were all charmed when Melissa James called a tip. We hope to hear more from her. The Columbia River Dancers claimed a banner while seven other clubs had members who joined us.

On July 30th we joined the boys of summer when we attended our annual Hoedowner Hops baseball game. Which do we enjoy more; the sound of a baseball meeting a bat or the great buffet the Hops serve? We rooted for the home team, who won, we sang Take Me Out to the Ballgame during the 7th inning stretch and took lots of pictures with Barley the Hop’s mascot. It was the quintessential, All American, evening.

So what lies ahead? On September 10th we begin our fall mainstream lessons; 7 pm, at the Aloha Grange.

On September 14th we’ll have our Farmer’s Market Dance and on September 28th our Caller’s Choice Dance. Please join us.

Krystal Laas


September 14 (2nd Sat)
Farmers Market 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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September 28 (4th Sat)
Callers Choice 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
M 'n M's were dark in July for Independence Day and the Summer Festival. We will also be dark for the first Saturday in September, the 7th. Please join us on September 21st and enjoy a spirited dance with Randy Dibble and Jeanine Norden providing her beautiful rounds.

Patty Bonney


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

September 21 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Pre-Rounds 7:30; Squares 8-10:30
Winona Grange, Tualatin
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden
Oak Hills Squares
Oak Hills Squares Club dances every Monday night at the Oak Hills Recreation Center on NW 153rd and NW Oak Hills Dr. from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Dress is casual except on the first Monday of the month, when square dance attire is encouraged. Lane Clem is our caller and cuer. Our dances are currently at class level. This class is scheduled to finish by mid-August, and a new class will begin on September 9th. Then the schedule will be class from 6:30 to 7:30, and regular dance from 7:30 to 8:30.

We are excited to have been accepted by the TVC, and by the Oregon Federation.

We had a demo dance in the neighborhood as part of the festivities on the Fourth of July, dancing beside the pool. We will also be doing a demo dance at the Cedar Mill Farmer’s Market on September 14th from 9:30 to 10:30 am, in the Safeway parking lot at Murray Rd. and Cornell Rd.

Come visit us any Monday night.

Marie Clem

R Square D - Link
R Square D has had wonderful Summer dances. We have been pleased with our air conditioning, having mostly 4 squares on the floor, it helps to keep all those bodies cool. As Craig played on summer vacation, we enjoyed Jim Raupp calling and the Cougar Squares attending our second July dance. We invited Jim, Paula, and the Cougars to join the R Square D at the Chinese Gardens for dinner before the dance. We filled the back room they have for groups. Isn't that like the gatherings of the "old days"? We were lucky everyone was still able to dance (or perhaps needed to) after such a loaded spread of food.

It has been such a fun dance summer! But, with the long days drawing to a close we go back to regular dance days for September. REMEMBER, Second Friday, Fourth Saturday. Wait a minute! I don't mean that the fun dancing stops, oh no, just different days.

As you are planning ahead please make sure our Octoberfest weekend is on your calendar, October 11th and 12th at Rose Valley Grange. A rocking good time with Adam Christman and Craig Ambercrombie. Please see the flyer for all the particulars.

Our schedule is: 7pm - 8pm Plus with advanced rounds, 8pm - 9:30pm Mainstream with rounds. Location: 106 NW 8th Ave, Kelso, WA 98626 by the Rotary spray park at the intersection of Hwy 4 and W Main, Kelso/Longview. Our dances are $6 donation.

See you in a square,

Annie Tietze


September 13 (2nd Fri)
Crazy T-Shirt Dance
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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September 28 (4th Sat)
Dance! Dance! Dance!
7:00-8:00 Plus; 8:00-9:30 MS w/Rounds
Kelso Senior Center, Kelso
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Lonnie Sycks
Sunset Promenaders - Link
Our September dance schedule is:

· Thursday, September 5th, Plus Dance with Darrell Kalmbach, and Ken Pratt calling and cueing.

· Saturday, September 7th, Mainstream Dance with the theme of “Back to school”, Mike Stout and Ken calling and cueing.

· Thursday, September 19th, Plus Dance with Darrell Kalmbach, and Ken Pratt calling and cueing.

· Saturday, September 21st, Guest Caller Dan Nordbye, and Ken cueing.

Starting on Sunday, September 22nd, Darrell Kalmbach will be teaching Plus Square Dance lessons from 2:00 to 4:00. Also, there will be 2-Step Round Dance lessons from 4:00 to 6:00 with Ken and Dianne instructing. The lessons are at the Hillsboro Odd Fellow Hall located at 267 E. Main St.

Our Mainstream and Plus dances start at 6:30 to 7:30 with Intermediate Rounds, then at 7:30 to 9:30 Square Dance.

Our 34th Sunset Promenaders Anniversary Dance is October 5th, including a full Ham Dinner before the dance, starting at 6:00 sharp. Callers will be Mike Stout and Darrell Kalmbach with cuers Ken Pratt and Julie Stout. So come to our anniversary dance hungry, have a great meal, dance to your hearts content, and leave happy you came.

Come and dance with us so we can become better friends. If you need more information call 503-805-5867.

Tom & Janice Sminia


September 5 (1st 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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September 7 (1st Sat)
Mainstream Dance - Back to School
6:30-7:30 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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September 19 (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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September 21 (3rd Sat)
Mainstream Dance -
6:30-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Randy Lewis
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Toe Draggers - Link
The Toe Draggers have had a busy and fun summer. Our summer camp-out was at Vernonia City Park, where one of our prominent couples had a shot gun wedding! (with deacon brother KC officiating!) What a Hoot!

August 2nd, we had 2 ½ squares in attendance for our Beach Blanket Bingo dance, and we even played a game of bingo at break.

Well it’s that time… This year our square dance lessons will take place 2 days a week. Starting Wednesday September 18th from 7:00-9:00pm, and then again on Saturday September 21st from 10:00-12:00 noon. We plan on giving this schedule a trial run for 2-3 weeks and then reevaluate our progress.

September 20th the Toe’s will be celebrating 44yrs together!

Please come visit us soon, we miss You!

Kathy Degman


September 6 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 prerounds or preplus, 8:00 MS
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: KC Curtis
Cuer: Bev Flint
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September 20 (3rd Fri)
44th Anniversary Dance
7:30 preplus, 8:00 MS
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: KC Curtis and Roger Putzler
Cuer: Bev Flint
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Tri Squares - Link
Even though Tri Squares were dark in July and August, our preplanned four summer visitations to other clubs went very well and kept us dancing. We visited the Bachelor ‘N Bachelorettes, Valley River’s “Under the Stars” Dance, Sunset Promenaders, and as I write this, we’ll visit the Hoedowners at the end of August. We are so thankful for all their air conditioning, some provided by Mother Nature.

In September please mark your calendar to attend our 21st anniversary dance, "Celebrate Good Times!" on Friday the 27th. It should be lots of fun with our cuer Sandra Pinion and special guest, national caller Adam Christman joining us!

Also on Sunday afternoons starting September 22nd we begin our lessons: Two-Step at 2:00 with Sandra Pinion, and Mainstream-B51 at 3:30 with Terry Halley, at the Tigard Grange. Please join us!

Gloria Davis


September 14 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
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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September 27 (4th Fri)
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
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Tualatin Timber Squares - Link
On July 10th we were Dark because our caller, Janienne, was on vacation. I hear that she had a really great time.

We had nearly two squares at our July 24th dance. We all had a great time.

Some of us attended the Summer Festival in Salem. Janienne called for one hour that Saturday morning, and then again for another hour at the Mid Winter Festival Promo Party. She got us through some figures that many of us have not danced in a long time, or hardly at all. It was great to do something different for a change.

Our next scheduled dances are on September 11th and 25th. As always, 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


September 11 (2nd Wed)
Regular Dance
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Winona Grange, Tualatin
Caller: Janienne Alexander
Cuer: Sherri Clark

September 25 (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

Dance Under the Stars last month at the tennis courts as part of the Old Fashioned Festival was a fun evening with great weather. The Newberg Old Fashioned Festival Queen’s Court made an appearance and Randy Dibble spread royalty around into several of the seven squares dancing so we could show the gals what we do. There were some big smiles and everyone had a great time. The next morning the Valley River Dancers dazzled the town’s people by dancing in the Festival parade to upbeat singing calls by Randy Dibble. The parade theme was “Dancing in the Streets,” and that’s exactly what we did!

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. Scott Zinser will be guest calling the Plus dance.

Our Mainstream September 27th dance will feature a black light, so come glow in the dark and have some Friday evening fun dancing with us. Square dancers are invited to Abby's Pizza after the dance to enjoy complimentary sodas.

Mainstream lessons begin Tuesday, September 3rd 6:30-8 p.m. at the Chehalem Community Center. Cost is $68 for the 12-week course taught by Randy Dibble. An ‘A’ workshop continues from 8-9:30 p.m. Cost $6.

Josie Rosenbury


September 13 (2nd Fri)
Plus Dance
7:30-10:30 PM
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Ken Pratt

September 27 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance - Black Light
7:30-10:30 PM
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Sherri Clark
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Valley Squares - Link
Valley Squares will now have only one dance each month, the 3rd Saturday.

We had only one dance for July, the 1st Saturday, July 6th. We were dark for Summer Festival on the 3rd Saturday. We had a good time dancing July 6th. Scott and Connie made the evening very lively.

September 21st dance theme will be "Color Me Autumn" with Scott Zinser calling, Connie Clark cueing. 7:00-8:30 pm Mainstream or floor level, 8:30-9:30-ish pm Plus.

Come and join the fun!

Carolene Siebert


September 21 (3rd Sat)
Color Me Autumn
Plus/Rnds 7 to 8 pm. Mnstrm/Rnds 8 - 9:30 pm
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Connie Clark
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Wave Steppers - Link
Wave Steppers will celebrate our Anniversary on September 14th with Mark Wheeler calling and Connie Clark cueing.

We are having regular club classes/workshops on every Wednesday night from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Elks Lodge in Tillamook.

Don Hart


September 14 (2nd Sat)
Anniversary Dance
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Garibaldi City Hall, Garibaldi
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Connie Clark
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Umpqua Area Council - Link
Despite one night of rain we had four other nights of great dancing at the center stage at the Douglas County Fair. Congratulations to the most recent folks elected to the board of the Umpqua Area Council. A special thank you needs to go out to these folks for stepping up and volunteering to run for an office and serve as a Board Member. They will begin their terms September 1st.

The following folks were elected:

Lois Muck, President

Carmen Dowsett, Vice President

David Harman, Secretary

Carolyn Skinner, Treasurer

Gabriel Smith was appointed to be the UAC delegate.

Thanks to these dedicated club members and others who volunteer to serve in ways that help their Clubs and Council.

Rita and Frank Schuchard


September 23 (4th Mon)
Meeting
May 28 ( Memorial Day conflict on 4th Monday)
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Buckeroo - Link
The heat has not slowed us down here at the Buckeroo Barn! Our new cooling system has been put it to use this summer!

Our first dance of the month was our Annual Ladies Night Out Dance. We had Janienne Alexander down from Tualatin to call for us, and Rickie Labato cued for the round dancers. We had a large turnout and everyone had a great time!

We also danced at the Douglas County Fair this month. Douglas County Fair allows us to hold dances every night at the fair. Past members of the Buckeroo Barn have built a nice wooden dance floor that we continue to use. We are part of the entertainment so we are asked to wear square dance attire, but it is structured as a dance not an exhibition. It is so much fun to dance under the stars and be part of such a fun community event. We are very happy that the Umpqua Area Council continues to sponsor this event each year.

We had our Back to School Barn Sale in August. We do several fundraisers throughout the year to help us raise money for the upkeep of the barn. We had a large selection of great items, so if you need treasures watch for our next sale!

Remember… we are just a short drive south from the Portland area, so plan to join us in the near future. We dance the first and third Saturdays and always enjoy having visitors. We have members of all ages and are a family friendly club.

Happy dancing,

Robin P. Faltersack


September 7 (1st Sat)
Back to School Dance
PLUS 7:00, Mainstream 7:30 Every 3rd tip PLUS
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Neil Koozer

September 21 (3rd Sat)
Welcome Fall Dance
PLUS 7:00, Mainstream 7:30 Every 3rd tip PLUS
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Neil Koozer
Dancing Friends - Link
No club news received.

September 3 (1st Tue)
Regular Dance
Dancing & Instructions in phase 2-3 known rhythms.
Buckaroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer

September 10 (2nd Tue)
Regular Dance
Dancing & Instructions in phase 2-3 known rhythms.
Buckaroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer

September 17 (3rd Tue)
Round Dance Beginning Jive & Waltz Class
Instructions in beginning phase 2-3 Jive and Waltz
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer
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September 22 (4th Sun)
Round Dance Intermediate Waltz & FoxTrot
instructions in Intermediate Phases 3-4 Waltz and Fox Trot
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer
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September 24 (4th Tue)
Regular Dance
Dancing & Instructions in phase 2-3 known rhythms.
Buckaroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer
Timber 8's - Link
No club news received.

September 14 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

September 28 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
2nd & 4th Saturday 7:30-10pm plus squares, pre-rounds 7pm
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Richard Lane
Cuer: Neil Koozer
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