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Oregon Federation News
November 2019

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

Printed 12 November 2019
President's Corner

Welcome to fall and to our main season of lessons!

As we go further into lesson season, we should take a look at how we are doing as a club and as “angels”. Angels are the wonderful people who volunteer their time to ensure that a class has the best possible learning experience. They provide the new class members with their first real look at the club. How angels behave and treat the new dancers, other angels, and visitors will affect class members' decisions whether or not to join our club.

Angels are also role models. No matter what the instructor and club try to communicate to the students concerning etiquette, attitudes, or styling, class members inevitably take their cues from what they see the angels doing. So it is important that angels be extra careful to provide good role models. Smile, be enthusiastic, and enjoy the dancing. Be friendly, courteous, and gentle. This is sometimes said than done, especially if it has been a long day. And, let's be honest, some of us have personal agendas, perhaps disagreements with club policies or less-than-cordial relations with specific club members that are out of place here and must be put aside.

Although most of us do the right things instinctively the majority of the time it can't hurt to reiterate certain points. The following advice for angels has been extracted from several sources, including articles in square dance publications and handouts prepared for other clubs.

ANGELS ARE NOT TEACHERS

So, as we go out to lessons and our new dancer dances let us make sure that we Square Up With Everyone -- not just a few friends. Seek out the weaker students/dancers and ask them to dance with you. Make sure that students are not sitting out because angels are dancing. Make sure that we as angels and experienced dancers are having fun and being encouraging – this will help make lessons and dances fun for our newer students and dancers.

Karyn Buchheit

Editor's Note

Many clubs are deep into their fall lessons by now. Let us know what you tried, what worked, and what didn't.

There are a couple of good articles this month, including part two of the series on dancer safety, and a note about music licensing. Both are worth your time to read.


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Federation Events

Federation Meetings

The next Federation meeting will be at Mid-Winter Festival, on January 26, 2020.


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 Eager Beavers and the Hoedowners.


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:

November 5 -- Sweet Home Squarenaders
November 6 -- Toe Draggers
November 7 -- Crook County Mavericks
November 8 -- Cast A Shadow
November 10 -- LaGrande Star Promenaders
November 14 -- Rosetown Ramblers
November 20 -- Sets In Order
November 25 -- Capitol Callers & Cuers Assoc
November 29 -- Mix N Mingle

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:

Daryl Clendenin
14421 SE Jupiter Ct
Milwakie, OR 97267
503-285-7431
daryl@clendenin.net
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
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
Mark Wheeler
6728 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97206
503-709-9651
wheeler4mj@gmail.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
rikkisrounds73@gmail.com
Federation Links
Oregon Round of the Month

The Emerald Empire Council has chosen the November 2019 Oregon Round of the Month: "Aspenglow", Phase II+2 Waltz (interrupted box and spin turn), choreographed by TJ & Bruce Chadd, by John Denver. Download your cue sheet here.

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

Lessons starting in November and December

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.


November

Milwaukie
River City Dancers
Milwaukie Community Club
10666 SE 42nd Ave
Mainstream
November 9th 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, Jamboree, November 3rd 6 to 8 PM lessons
Contact: Darrell & Erin Kalmbach 503-252-4853

December

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
November 1 (1st Fri)
Chaps & Petticoats
Regular Dance
7:30 PM
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Scott Zinser (1st Friday)
Cuer: Leonard Snodgrass
View Flyer
November 9 (2nd Sat)
River City Dancers
Veterans Day Jamboree
7:00 Plus and rounds, 7:30 to 9:30 pm B1 and Mainstream
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
December 1 (1st Sun)
Country Cut-Ups
New Dancer Jamboree
1:30pm - 4:00pm New Dancer Jamboree
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: None
View Flyer
December 6 (1st Fri)
Toe Draggers
New Dancer Jamboree, Winter Dreams
7:30 prerounds, 8:00 MS
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: KC Curtis
Cuer: Bev Flint
View Flyer
December 7 (1st Sat)
Charlie Brown Squares
52nd Birthday Dance
530pm Advanced 7pm Pre Rounds 730-10 MS/Plus
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Michael Haworth
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
View Flyer
December 7 (1st Sat)
Charlie Brown Squares
Caller/Cuer Seminar
National Caller Mike Haworth will be presenting
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: See Flyer for Info
View Flyer
December 31 (5th Tue)
Tualatin Valley Council
Dancing the Night Away (New Year's Eve)
9:00 to 12:15 Mainstream - Pre Plus 8:45
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
February 14 (2nd Fri)
Tri Squares
Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball
7:30 PM Rounds; 7:45 PM Plus; 8 PM Mainstream, 4th tip Plus
Tigard Grange, Tigard
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
View Flyer
April 19 (3rd Sun)
Eager Beavers
Eager Beavers 45th Anniversary Dance
1:00 - 1:45 Plus/rds 1:45 - 3:30 MAINSTREAM/rds
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: M.C. - Daryl Clendenin - Caller/Cuer
Cuer: Featuring Kalmbach, Hattrick, & Hooper
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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Single Trees Sock Hop on September 13, Jim Hattrick calling, Jackie Gale cuing. On stage are Jim, Melissa James, and Mark Wheeler.

The Toe Draggers took a mystery to visit the Hayshakers on October 18

Toe Draggers mystery trip to Astoria Oct 18, at the Rose River Inn where we overnighted

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.

November 28 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
Not holding regularly scheduled dances
Fort Union Grange, Island City
Cuer: Guest Cuers
Muddy Frogs
No club news received.

November 17 (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.

November 11 (2nd Mon)
Meeting
meet every 2-3 months--time and place vary
Bachelor Beauts - Link
No club news received.

November 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Rounds 7-7:30p, MS & Rounds 7:30-9:30, Plus 9:30-10
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: TBA
Cuer: Mark McDonald
View Flyer

November 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Rounds 7-7:30p, MS & Rounds 7:30-9:30, Plus 9:30-10
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Tom Klug
View Flyer
Red Rock Squares - Link
No club news received.

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

November 15 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Guest Callers
Cuer: Guest Cuers
Sagebrush Shufflers - Link
No club news received.

November 9 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00 PM
Ochocco School Crossing Gym, Prineville
Caller: Jim Steele

November 23 (4th Sat)
DARK - Happy Thanksgiving!
7:00-10:00 PM
Ochocco School Crossing Gym, Prineville
Sundown Round Dance Club - Link
No club news received.

November 11 (2nd Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30-9:00 pm
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Cuer: Mark McDonald
Swinging Mountaineers Plus - Link
No club news received.

November 8 (2nd Fri)

7:00 PM
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Mark McDonald

November 22 (4th Fri)
Dark
Dark

Emerald Empire Council - Link
No council news received.

November 18 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
every two months-call for details
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Boots & Sandals - Link
No club news received.

November 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Travelling; contact us
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Lennie Ludiker 4th Saturday
Cuer: Christina Corelli

November 23 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Travelling; contact us
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Lennie Ludiker 4th Saturday
Cuer: Christina Corelli
Cascade Callers & Cuers Assoc
Our next scheduled dance is November 30 at the dance center in Springfield. The members of CCCA will call and cue a fun dance for you! 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. We will have a special guest coming to our CCCA meeting at 6:30, Richard Lane and his wife Lelie.

Keep on calling and cueing for fun,

Christina Corelli


November 30 (5th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM Pre Rounds, 8:00 PM Squares
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Cast A Shadow - Link
We had three dances in September, two of them called by live callers, Dan Nordbye and Kris Jensen from Albuquerque, NM We love having live callers especially ones who can call like these two can. Kris had to do double duty—she filled out the second square so seven of us did not have to sit out off and on for the two hour session. Dan did a bit of workshopping on some calls we were having trouble with. We won’t be seeing him again until next year, but Kris will be joining us on November 24, 2019. Prior to that, on Nov. 10 we will possibly have an advanced dance to recorded tips in Hall B at 2095 Yolanda Ave., Springfield. We often have two squares these days although sometimes we run short. Please check our website at CAS-SD.yolasite.com for our tentative schedule of dances. To be sure we are dancing on any given Sunday, be sure to call (541) 741-4149 to check.

Gaynor Hintz, Club Reporter


November 3 (1st Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please see website link
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

November 10 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please see website link
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

November 17 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please see website link
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

November 24 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please see website link
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Misty Valley Cloggers
No club news received.

November 15 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Emerald Dance Center , Springfield
Cuer: Lauri Weidenhaft
Single Trees - Link
We kicked off our new dance season with a Sock Hop called by Jim Hattrick and cued by Jackie Gale. Bill Gale was on hand but not allowed to dance yet. He is still wearing a neck brace and says he has good days as well as bad days. Joy Pitts, our treasurer, did a great job of decorating as always. She finds fun props and even had hung a plastic sheet showing people at a drive in restaurant with faces cut out so one could get one’s photo taken looking like a teenager again. Lots participated. There were many wearing over-sized white shirts with jeans rolled up, saddle shoes, tennis shoes and pony tails. A couple of us wore our poodle skirts. Jim brought along two of his protégées: Mark Wheeler and Melissa from Vancouver. Melissa is just starting to learn but did a great job considering how brand new she is. We love Mark’s calling andhis great singing voice. What a fun night that was and topped off by root beer floats provided by Joy Pitts. Yum! Great calling and harkening back to the 50’s! What a great combination.

On Sept. 27 we had Dan Nordbye calling and Jackie Gale cueing. What a fun dance but for many reasons we only had three squares on the floor. This was the last time we would have Dan calling for us this dance year. We don’t know exactly when we will be able to get him back. However, he will be calling in Mesa this winter if you want to fly down and dance to him! Otherwise, he will return in Oregon and be calling at various places north of here throughout the late spring and summer months. I understand he’ll be at nationals in Spokane too next June.

Hope to see you join us when you can.

Gaynor Hintz, Club Reporter


November 8 (2nd Fri)
Western Hoedown and Chili Feed
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

November 22 (4th Fri)
Western Hoedown and Cili Feed
7:30 plus; 8-10:30 MS squares with rounds; break at 9:15 fo
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Jackie Gale
Spin Cycle Squares - Link
November 23 is our NOVEMBER DANCE THINGIE with national caller, Kris Jensen from Albuquerque calling for us from 3:00 to 4:30 will be Advanced with a $7 charge for this session. We'll have our famous potluck from 4:30 to 5:30 and then a Mainstream/Plus e from 5:30 to 8:00 with a $7 charge for this session. This dance is NOT Sunday. This dance will be held on a Saturday. We'll have our awesome silent auction as well. There are always wonderful items on which to bid.

We will be dark November 24, a Sunday.

We dance almost every Sunday at the Emerald Dance Center in Springfield from 5:30 to 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 Matteson 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


November 3 (1st Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30-8:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

November 10 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30-8:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

November 17 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30-8:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

November 23 (4th Sat)
TBA
3:00 PM
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Kris Jensen

November 24 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark
Sweet Home Squarenaders
No club news received.

November 9 (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.

November 9 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 plus 7:30-10:00 ms
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Mike Kious
Cuer: Christina Corelli

November 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 plus 7:30-10:00 ms
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Mike Kious
Cuer: Christina Corelli
Wolf Pack - Link
Wolf Pack is still struggling to keep going as a club. We have had some very poorly attended dances and are looking for help from other clubs to come dance with us when you can. We had a Pirate Dance recently and our 4th Saturday caller Lennie Ludiker was gone hunting so Mark Wheeler stepped in to call. Thanks Mark.

We have several special theme dances coming up. Please join us when you can. Sandy Harris call's the first Saturday and Lennie Ludiker on 4th Saturdays with Christina Corelli cueing both dances.

Sandy Harris

Caller & Club Reporter


November 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 Plus / 8:00 Mainstream
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Sandy Harris
Cuer: Christina Corelli

November 23 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 Plus / 8:00 Mainstream
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Sandy Harris
Cuer: Christina Corelli

Interstate Highlanders
No council news received.

November 16 (3rd Sat)
Meeting
6pm before the club dance Quarterly
Triad School Student Union, Klamath Falls
Klamath Country Squares
No club news received.

November 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Triad School Student Union, Klamath Falls
Caller: Roy Morgan
Cuer: Sarge Glidewell

Mid-Willamette Council - Link
No council news received.

November 18 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Sept, Nov., Jan., Mar., May
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Braids & Braves - Link
It was fun dancing at the McMinnville Grange again in September. We had nearly a square of guests from Willamette Squares, making the evening even more fun. We also had three of our Square Dance class students! Looks like a great start to another dancing season! Carmen

November 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 - 9:30 PM
McMinnville Grange, McMinnville
Caller: Leonard Snodgrass
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
View Flyer
Capitol Callers & Cuers Assoc - Link
No club news received.

November 17 (3rd Sun)
meeting
September, November, February, May
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: N/A
Cuer: N/A
Cherry City Cloggers - Link
The Cherry City Cloggers have had quite a busy start to Fall. In to our fifth week of lessons for beginning Cloggers, we have about 12 new attendees doing very well at learning to clog. It is great to see our club beginning to grow again.

We have about 17 cloggers that regularly come to our 4:00 class, which goes at a little slower pace than the intermediate class even though many in the 4:00 class are intermediate level dancers. In our intermediate class that meets at 6:30, we have around 15 that come on a regular basis with a few who drop in as time permits.

Two of our instructors, Staci and Glee, had an exciting adventure the first weekend in October. They flew to Canada and took part in the First Canadian National Clogging Convention.

The club was also asked to perform at the Oregon Bounty Celebration the first weekend in October. We had about 10 members who participated.

October was the month where our officers for 2020 were elected. They will fill their positions in January. Georganne


November 5 (1st Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

November 12 (2nd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

November 19 (3rd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

November 26 (4th Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Corvallis Squares - Link
It was fun to gather at our all-comers dance in September and introduce local folks to square and line dancing. We even had some kids join in. So our fall lessons are off to a good start with instructor Bruce Lowther. We’re partnering with Linn-Benton Community College again, to offer lessons in their lovely gym.

At the end of October we're looking forward to our traditional Halloween Dance and will enjoy the festivities. For November, our club is dark on the second Saturday only, in honor of Sweet Home Squarenaders' Turkey Dance. Happy Fall, everyone! Karen


November 9 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

November 23 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark Mid-June to September
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Corvallis
Caller: Jim Voll
Cuer: Judy Russell
Golden Squares
No club news received.

November 4 (1st Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Julie Stiers

November 18 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Julie Stiers
Independence Wagon Wheelers - Link
It’s good to be dancing at our club dance hall again at the Polk County Fairgrounds, after having been dark in August to make way for the Polk County Fair. We are excited about our new class of Mainstream students and welcome them to the square dance family. It’s always exciting to feel the enthusiasm of a new generation of dancers. We’ve had up to seven squares dancing at lessons – With 34 Mainstream students and terrific Angel participation. Well done to Membership Coordinators Dave O’Neill and Lee Ashwill! Our September “Favorite Sports Team” special dance highlighted ongoing good-natured rivalries. If truth be told, at IWW it doesn’t require a Favorite Sports Team special dance for us to hear a rousing “Go Ducks!” (or “Go …. !”) at the occasional opportune (and sometimes inopportune) moment. Come dance with us on the first and second Saturdays of each month at the Polk County Fairgrounds. Especially be sure that you mark your calendars for our special dances: December 14 Christmas Dance with Silent Auction; February 8 “Mix it up” Dance; March 8 (Sunday) IWW 60th Birthday Dance. Looking ahead: Mystery trip (date to be determined); Salvation Army bell ringing December 9 – 12 (at Macy’s); Annual Koast Krash April 24 – 26 (Yachats Inn. Theme: At the Hop).

Dee Mackaman, IWW Reporter


November 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00PM
Polk County Fairgrounds, Arts & Craft Bl, Rickreall
Caller: George Hermann
Cuer: Patty Hermann

November 9 (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.

November 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM
IOOF Hall, Lebanon
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Jackie Gale

November 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM
IOOF Hall, Lebanon
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Jackie Gale
ORDTA - Link
No club news received.
ReVuN'Q
By the time you read this, the club may be done with waltz review and into Cha review for a few weeks. The Rumba class is doing well and progressing nicely.

We are discussing the possibility of doing a showcase for Mid-Winter Showcase of Rounds. Just can’t decide on what kind of rhythm to do, at least at our last class it came out to a tie. Guess we will find out later.

There is always room for more on the dance floor, so come and join us for some dancing and fellowship. Marilyn Schmit


November 7 (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

November 14 (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

November 21 (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

November 28 (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
October has been a busy month for the Stars. We have seen the early retirement of our beloved Cuer Jeanine Norden for health reasons, we had our semi annual General meeting, and hosted two dances. Watch our Facebook posts to see who our guest cuers will be for the rest of 2019. There will be a rotation of cuers so it should be fun and interesting for all of the Round dancers.

Mainstream lessons are progressing nicely. The dancers have learned almost 50 calls!!! They will be more than ready for all of the New Dancers Dances.

November brings us three dances, our regular first and third Friday dances and a fifth Friday Plus dance on November 29. Our New Dancer Dance will be on December 20 with a Christmas theme and there will also be Resale Clothing at that dance. Mark your calendar for our New Year's Eve dance at the VFW Hall again this year. Randy Dibble will call and Jeanine Norden will cue the dance for us. Cost will be $8.00. See Ronda, Sheila, Terry or Lanie for ticket information. See you on the dance floor. Sheila Machado


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

November 15 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden

November 29 (5th Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden
Silver City Squares
We have started lessons and have two new students. Thomas is finishing up with his class the last half hour of lessons and his students are angeling for Leonard's class.

Thomas filled in as caller for our October dance since Leonard was out of town. He didn't have a lot of Halloween theme songs, but he did have a good variety.

Our ham dinner dance is November 8. Check out our flyer for more information. See you at a dance soon. Petrina Buchheit


November 8 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Waldo Hills Community Club, Silverton
Caller: Leonard Snodgrass
Cuer: Frances Herigstad
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Timber Twirlers - Link
We just had our annual Talk like a Pirate dance which is always great fun. We also have lots of fun dances on the Horizon on the first and third Fridays of the month. We do pre-rounds on the first Friday and pre-plus on the third Friday and try to throw in an easy line dance teach also.

New dancer classes have started and so far our ladies outnumber the men, so gents, if you would like to angel, come on over on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 at the Albany IOOF Hall and join us. Sandy


November 1 (1st Fri)
Hello Fall
7:30-10:00
IOOF Hall, Albany
Caller: Bruce Lowther
Cuer: Sandy Harris
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November 15 (3rd Fri)
Veterans Appreciation Dance
7:30-10:00
IOOF Hall, Albany
Caller: Bruce Lowther
Cuer: Sandy Harris
View Flyer
Willamette Squares
No club news received.

November 23 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:15
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Sandy Harris
Cuer: Jackie Gale
View Flyer

Portland Area Council - Link
We will not be having a 5th Friday dance this month. Enjoy the turkey weekend.

Have you noticed our web site has been updated?

Even though we just got through sponsoring the Summer festival, we’re going to sponsor the 2021 Summer Festival at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany. It’s not too late to volunteer to help.

Jim Schira


November 18 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
7:30
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Delegate: Jim Schira

November 29 (5th Fri)
Meeting
Dark
Bachelor N Bachelorettes - Link
We’ve seven people in our square class, which I understand is about average.

Our featured dances are Nov 13th, our Veteran’s day dance; and Nov 20th, our ever famous Pie Night and Turkey Raffle.

Rodney


November 6 (1st Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
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November 13 (2nd Wed)
Veterans Dance
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick

November 20 (3rd Wed)
Pie Night and Turkey Raffle
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Tami Helms

November 27 (4th Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Kris Jensen
Cuer: Tami Helms
Buzzin Bees
At our black light dance last month everyone wore white gloved hands flowing in the dark, was a lot of fun. Those waring white clothes had were dancing around with no legs. Very appropriate for Halloween.

November our first dance will be a regular dance and the 2nd dance will have a Red, White and blue themed dance. See you in a square The Bee


November 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 pre rounds 7:30 squares
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: K.C. Curtis
Cuer: Lonnie Sycks

November 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 pre rounds 7:30 squares
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: K.C. Curtis
Cuer: Lonnie Sycks
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Chaps & Petticoats - Link
Soon Thanksgiving will be here; what are you thankful for? WE are thankful for fun times with good friends - our Pirate Dance, on OCT 4th, was full of both. Four(+) squares danced to Mr. Pirate, Scott Zinser, and the Cuer was Tami Helms, who was dressed as an awesome Wench. Our judges: Egan, Sharon Driscoll and Jay awarded three prizes: Male, Scott Zinser, Female, Tami Helms and the Couple prize went to Bev (the pirate) and Mark, (the wench) with Country Cut-Ups. Two clubs took home visitation banners: Country Cut-Ups and Bachelor & Bachelorettes. Thanks to all in attendance - you made the theme such fun!

We have six strong students attending our Cha-Cha lessons taught by Connie Clark; four students are Chaps, thus we are growing our dance skills and decided to keep the Round lessons going. Our final number of Mainstream students has yet to be determined, due to vacations in progress: the number is likely 8-10. We appreciate our Angels very much which allows us a healthy two squares for MS instruction.

At our next dance, November 1st, Scott Zinser will open with Plus and we will have Leonard Snodgrass as our Cuer for the first time ... we hope you join us and make it lively dance.

Chaps & Petticoats will be DARK November 15th. We hope you save your energy for our "Turkey-Trot" New-Dancer JAMBOREE on November 24th from 4:00-7:30pm (with Turkey Dinner served at 5:30pm). Angels, please bring your students: Scott Zinser will call to the floor (max. level 36), Mark McDonald (& Bobbi) will Cue a round between tips and "experienced clothing" will also be sold.

Happy Feet,

Betty Chipps


November 1 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Scott Zinser (1st Friday)
Cuer: Leonard Snodgrass
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November 15 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

November 24 (4th Sun)
Turkey Trot New Dancer Dance
New Dancer Dance Turkey Dinner at Break
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Mark McDonald
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Country Cut-Ups - Link
Whew! October was a busy month! We celebrated the 59th anniversary of our club and the 100th anniversary of the Boring Barn. Still coming as of this writing is our annual Ham, Egg, and Pancake Breakfast and Bazaar, one of our biggest fundraisers to keep our old barn going. Then the Halloween Black Light Dance will be our last dance of the month.

November will be another exciting month, but not quite so hectic. We have a great mainstream class going with 27 students as of the 5th lesson. Over half are under 25 and they are quick learners. Our biggest challenge is getting enough angels here. We are getting a good response from our club, but he students still outnumber the angels. It is a great problem to have!

We will be dancing 1st, 4th, and 5th Saturdays this month. Come dance off some turkey and pie on November 30th to the calling and cueing of Craig Abercrombie. Rumor has it that we will be raffling off a turkey that night!

Several Cut-ups will be attending the Riverside County Dance Festival in Indio, CA, November 7-10th. We had so much fun last year that we are bringing even more people this year!

Beverly De La Bruere


November 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00pm Plus, 7:30-10:30 Mainstream (3rd Tip Plus)
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Julie Stiers
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November 23 (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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November 24 (4th Sun)
Round Dancing at the Barn
7pm-8:30pm Round Dancing Emphasizing Cha-Cha (Beginners)
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: None
Cuer: Tami Helms
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November 30 (5th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00pm-10:30pm Plus
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Craig Abercrombie
View Flyer
Happy Hoppers - Link
The Hoppers have been in their new location, the Washington Grange, for a

year now and it’s finally feeling like home. One of the greatest benefits of our new

location has been the number of individuals who have come to participate in our

lessons. Without any other square dance clubs near-by we have found that many

people living in the area are interested in taking lessons close to home. Our lesson year began in September with a combined total of about 32 students enrolled in either plus or basic and mainstream classes. The combination of some terrific Hopper angels and highly motivated and enthusiastic students make lesson nights a lot of fun.

About once a month throughout the dance year Hoppers have a dine-out where we get together at a local restaurant for dinner and fellowship. We have begun inviting our lesson people to this event as a way of encouraging them to feel included in our group and to get to know some of our members in a setting other than a dance. Not all students feel comfortable attending the dine-outs, but our members seem to enjoy the opportunity to spend time with fellow dancers and to get to know some of the students in a relaxed atmosphere.

During the month of October many Hopper members will be found at the R Square D’s Octoberfest and at the Seaside Sashay in Seaside, Oregon. We always look forward to both of these events. We’ll also have our own Harvest Day dance on October 19 th featuring all pumpkin desserts. Yum! Then, it’s on to November and a lot of great dance opportunities at clubs in the area to work off all the wonderful food we will all be eating during the holidays. Additionally,

we will begin collecting toys for our annual toy drive at our November 16 th dance. In the middle of December all the toys and gifts we have collected will be given to The Children’s Center, a nonprofit serving children and families.

Jean Tolstrup


November 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 TO 9:45
WASHINGTON GRANGE #82, VANCOUVER
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick

November 16 (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.

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

November 14 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

November 21 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

November 28 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club
Oaky Doaks - Link
No club news received.

November 2 (1st Sat)
Horsing Around Benefit Dance
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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November 16 (3rd Sat)
Turkey Time 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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River City Dancers - Link
River City Dancers are once again mourning the death of a beloved member. It is with great sadness that we report the loss of Richard George who died on Tuesday September 24. He, with his wife Caroline, were our former treasurer couple. Richard was a joy to be around and is greatly missed.

Our students are doing well at lessons and we will be having a new dancer jamboree at our first dance in November on November 9. We will also be honoring our veterans at this dance with the presentation of the “Quilts of Honor” to those who have served in military service. We will also be having an” experienced clothing” sale at that time. Hope you will come join us and bring your students.

We dance every second and third Saturday at Milwaukie Community Center at 42nd and Jackson in Milwaukie. Darrell Kalmbach and Tami Helms are our caller and cuer and we love having company. Come dance with us.


November 9 (2nd Sat)
Veterans Day Jamboree
7:00 Plus and rounds, 7:30 to 9:30 pm B1 and Mainstream
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
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November 16 (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
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Rosetown Ramblers - Link
No club news received.

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

November 1 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Yvonne Clendenin
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November 8 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick

November 15 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Yvonne Clendenin

November 22 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Craig Abercrombie

November 29 (5th Fri)
Regular Dance
11:00-2:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, Milwaukie
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Yvonne Clendenin

Rogue-Sis-Q Council
Rogue Sis Q Council is quiet right now, no council dances until our Pajamara Dance on December 10th with Richard Lane calling and Rikki Lobato cueing.

It will be an exciting dance where we get to wear our favorite pajamas. See the flyer for times for advanced, pre-rounds, and mainstream.

All dancers are requested to support the Charlie Browns Birthday dance the first Saturday in December.

We hope to see you at the Charlie Brown Birthday in December, and then our Pajama Party in January.

See you in a Round or Square,

Lorri


November 5 (1st Tue)
Meeting
4:30pm on even numbered months
Round Table Pizza, Medford
Charlie Brown Squares - Link
The new classes are going well on Thursdays; with lots of enthusiasm and fun. The students celebrated their 1st plateau on Oct 10th.

We could use some Angels - especially men (or those that dance left handed).

We have a small group of dancers doing the Mainstream Workshop & Plus class - but everyone has fun.

We were dark for the Circle N Square birthday dance - and what a GREAT time!!!! The hall was hoppin' - thanks to Eric Henerlau & Rikki Lobato!! Congrats on 65 years!!

Our October dance was small - but everyone had a great time with Chuck & Sarge - and there were many donations for Coats For Kids as well as the Rogue Valley Humane Society - thank you to everyone that donated!! We were dark for the 3rd Saturday dance for the Potato Festival - and I am sure everyone had a good time that attended.

November will be full of fun dancing~~November 2nd is our annual treat of dancing to J Domis - as well as Bob Dingman. J is always a favorite of the dancers. If you've never danced to him, be sure and join us on Nov 2nd. 7pm Pre Rounds & MS & Plus 730-10pm. November 16th we will have National Caller Mike Sikorsky!!! He is a great caller - if you've never danced -please join us (and get a preview of Diamond Lake, when he is the featured Caller!!). Mark McDonald from Bend area will be doing rounds - so it promises to be a great event!!! Advanced starts at 530pm. Pre Rounds at 7pm and Alternating MS/Plus from 730-10pm. $12 for the evening if you dance Advanced; $10 if you don't dance Advanced. Don't miss either of these great dances in November!!

Our birthday dance is fast approaching as well!!! Going to be a great evening of fun with Mike Haworth & Rikki Lobato!!!! Look for the flyer!!

Safe travels to all the local dances & festivals!

See you in a Square!


November 2 (1st Sat)
Pumpkin Palooza
7pm Pre Rounds 730-10pm MS/Plus
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: J Domis
Cuer: Bob Dingman
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November 16 (3rd Sat)
Harvest Moon Dance
530pm Advanced 7pm Pre Rounds 730-10 Alt MS/Plus
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Mike Sikorsky
Cuer: Mark McDonald
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Circle-N-Square - Link
Greetings from Yreka

Thank you doesn't seem to be adequate for the success and support we got for our 65th birthday dance, but until I think of another wau to say it, THANK YOU TO ALL. Our featured Caller and Cuer put on a great program. Keeping everyone moving, thinking, and having a great time. Also a big thanks to the decorating committee, the hall looked inviting and great! The raffle of the custom necklace was also a success, Ron Hayes, our club's past prez won the necklace. FYI the lost money was claimed and returned. We are making plans for next year, I have contacted callers about calling our 66th birthday, as well as our annual Gold Diggers. I will keep you updated when I get confirmations. On a different note, I was asked, and Sherrie too, (not sure about other members) if we were going to hold next year's birthday dance in Medford in cooperation with the R.V. Rendezvous. Simply put NO. In my simple mind this would be the equivalent to holding the annual Diamond Lake Fest at Crater Lake, or Boatnik at Roseburg. I want to thank Phil and the Star Promenaders for inviting me up to call, I am looking forward to calling again in November. Elaine has agreed to cue rounds for us weather providing. But if the weather is bad or questionable we may not offer rounds. As always we welcome all dancers to join us at any time. Thank you again for your continued support.

See you on the floor!

Dean


November 15 (3rd Fri)
New Dancers
7:30 PM
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Dean Black
Star Promenaders - Link
We are all looking forward to Diamond Lake Festival in 2020. We will have a real "TRIFECTA" and a bonus with three callers of National Status. We will have Mike Sikorsky, Michael Kellogg and Mike Haworth, with the bonus of Rikki Lobato as the featured cuer.

The next "Game Night" will tentatively be November 8th, with a them of "Mexican" for the potluck to celebrate the game most of us play. Come out and join us. If you don't play Mexican Train, there is usually a game of cribbage going on.

Phil Ramey started a new "Plus" class on Monday, September 9th from 630-830pm. There were two squares turned out to either learn plus or brush up. This class is going very well. Everyone has a great time.

On November 13-15th, there will be "Experienced Square Dance Clothing" for sale at the hall. Come on down and find something you absolutely cannot live without.

On November 15, there will be another "Back to Basics" Dance. Dean Black will be the caller.

Then on November 21, put your appetite on and come join the Stars Class for a Thanksgiving Potluck. Check out the flyer to see the designations for what food to bring. Come on out and do like the rest of us, and eat too much. Then on November 23rd is the club Thanksgiving Dance.

Bow to your partner, your corner too

See you in a square!


November 9 (2nd Sat)
Veteran's Dance
pre-rounds 7:00 MS/Plus 730-930pm
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Phil Ramey
Cuer: Bob Dingman
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November 15 (3rd Fri)
Back To Basics
HOSTED by Dean & Sherrie Black
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Dean Black
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November 21 (3rd Thu)
Class Thanksgiving Potluck/Dance
See Flyer
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Phil
View Flyer

November 23 (4th Sat)
Thanksgiving Dance
pre-rounds 7:00
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Phil Ramey
Cuer: Bob Dingman
View Flyer

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

November 23 (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.

November 8 (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.

November 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00
Harmony Methodist Church, Coos Bay
Caller: Sherm Welch
Cuer: Cathy Houston and Cherie Cox

November 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00
Harmony Methodist Church, Coos Bay
Caller: Sherm Welch
Cuer: Cherie Cox & Cathy Houston
Sets In Order - Link
No club news received.

November 9 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Coquille Community Building, Coquille
Caller: Coleeta Quigley
Cuer: Denise Harris

Tualatin Valley Council - Link
As the Council is encouraging all dancers to attend the anniversary dances of member clubs, we are off to a running start this year. Some are going dark to attend another club! The month of September had three anniversary dances; the Wavesteppers, Toedraggers, and TriSquares. I only have information from the latter two dances.

On Friday, September 20th the Kinton Grange was rocking with 97 dancers. The Toe Draggers 44th Berry Good Anniversary dance was indeed very good! KC Curtis and Roger Putzler called and Bev Flint cued a great dance. Eleven of the fourteen TVC clubs were in attendance.

Also on a Friday, September 27th, the TriSquares held their 21st Anniversary dance at the Tigard Grange. Several of the old timers mentioned that the Grange had not had that many dancers in a long, long time. That number was 108, over 13 squares, with 8 dancing pre-plus! Guest national caller Adam Christman suggested that the dancers checkerboard their squares, a concept new to some. Sandra Pinion cued the rounds for the evening.

Our next Council event is a fifth Saturday Dance, held at the Aloha Grange on November 30th. This dance will feature Mike and Julie Stout calling and 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 our brand new club to the TVC, the Oak Hills Squares.

Since the OFN is published mid month, you may still have time to plan on the Mix 'N Mingle anniversary dance on October 19th. See their flyer for format information. They are dancing Mainstream for this dance with Randy Dibble calling and Sherri Clark cueing.

Ferrous Steinka


November 25 (4th Mon)
Meeting
7:00
Old Spaghetti Factory, Hillsboro

November 30 (5th Sat)
TVC Fifth Saturday Dance
7 to 9:30 Mainstream w/ every 3rd tip plus
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Mike Stout
Cuer: Julie Stout
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Columbia River Dancers - Link
November. Holy cow where did the year go? Seems like yesterday when we were hosting the New Year's eve Dance. Well, we were dark the last week in September as the Cloggers took over the Hazel Dell Grange as they do every year. Heard it was a real floor pounder. Our November 12th dance will be in honor of Veteran's Day. We will have Mark Wheeler calling and Julie Stiers Cueing.

As Thanksgiving is late this year our 4th Saturday Dance is before we eat that big turkey dinner so it we will not have our usual Turkey Burn-off dance but we plan to have a great time with our outstanding club caller, Jim Hattrick. We will have plus from 7-8 and mainstream from 8-?. It will be a good time to stop and relax before jumping again into the Christmas shopping. We look forward to seeing you in a square. Also, just to remind some clubs it might be a time to come get your banner back.

Nick Johnson


November 9 (2nd Sat)
Veteran's Day Dance
7 PM plus, 8 PM Mainstream
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: Mike Stout
Cuer: Susan Healea
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November 23 (4th Sat)
Harvest Party
7 PM plus, 8 PM Mainstream
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: Jim Hattrick 4th Saturdays
Cuer: Jim Hattrick 4th Saturdays
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Eager Beavers - Link
It seemed a quiet September with days flying faster than children with trick or treat bags running to the next house to stock up on enough treats to last until Thanksgiving.

We enjoyed visitations to both Toe Draggers and Tri-Squares in September. The second half of the dances we donned our green vests advertising Summer Festival 2020 in Seaside.

Time to visit a new club, the Oak Hills Squares, who are co-hosting the next TVC dance on November 30th at Aloha Grange, 185th and TV Highway. Pre-rounds start at 7:30, Mainstream and rounds at 8:00, with every 3rd tip Plus.

Plan ahead for the New Year’s Dance with a black, red, silver color theme in case you needed an excuse for a new outfit. We and the Sunset Promenaders are hosting this dance with some help from TVC. When you are planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas do not forget to include a night of great dancing to welcome in the New Year.

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 Beaverton. Please check for up to date information at www.EagerBeavers.info.

Rachel Nettleton


November 4 (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

November 11 (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
View Flyer

November 18 (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

November 25 (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
Hayshakers - Link
Our next dance is on the 3rd Friday of November (the 15th) with Mark Wheeler calling.

The 5th Friday dance falls on the day after Thanksgiving... Check our website HayShakers.org as the time gets closer to see whether or not we have a dance on November 29th.

With Mainstream lessons completed, we will hold Mainstream workshops throughout November and December to polish new Hayshakers skills so that they can go out and dance with any Mainstream Club and do so successfully.

Craig Holt


November 15 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
All year around starting at 7:00 p.m.
Pacific Grange, Warrenton
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Guest

November 29 (5th Fri)
Regular Dance
All year around starting at 7:00 p.m.
Pacific Grange, Warrenton
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Guest
Hoedowners - Link
On September 10th we began our fall Mainstream lessons. The attendance was good and has continued to climb each week. We have new and experienced dancers. Bravo! Daryl is a remarkable instructor and has everyone squared up and dancing. Lessons continue so come join us and brush up.

September disappeared in my rain spattered rear view mirror which made our Farmer’s Market Dance on the 14th all the more enjoyable. Those endless fall afternoons with the golden autumn sunshine disappeared into the low, wet clouds of early winter but we were lucky and enjoyed the last of the summer’s fruits and veggies. We celebrated, feasted and danced. Hope you joined us.

We had two fun filled visitations in September to the Toe Draggers and Tri-Squares for their anniversary dances. Out came our bright green vests advertising Summer Festival 2020 in Seaside.

Sept 28th was our Callers Choice Dance. Daryl does like to remind us that every song is caller’s choice.

Shiver me timbers and batten down the hatches! The Hoedowners will be having their Pirates Booty Dance on November 9th. There will be treasure.

November 23rd is the famous Turkey Toss Dance. Everyone gets a chance to toss a bag of beans and take home a turkey.

Krystal Laas


November 9 (2nd Sat)
Pirates Booty
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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November 23 (4th Sat)
Annual Turkey Toss
7:00-8:00 Plus/Interm. Round;8:00-10:00 Mainstream
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Randy Lewis
View Flyer
Mix N Mingle - Link
As always, we will be dark the first Saturday in November.

We are making plans for our usual Canned Food Dance for Christmas. We hope that you will join us in stocking up on things for those in need.

Patty Bonney


November 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Pre-Rounds 7:30; Squares 8-10:30
Winona Grange, Tualatin
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden

November 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Pre-Rounds 7:30; Squares 8-10:30
Winona Grange, Tualatin
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden
Oak Hills Squares
Fall typically means square dance lessons start; not wanting to be an exception we began new dancer’s lessons on September 9th, and are excited to welcome our new students.

Oak Hills Squares provided a demo dance at the Cedar Hills Farmer’s market on September 14th, with an enthusiastic audience amid the produce.

Seven members of our club visited Toedraggers anniversary dance on September 20th for some good experience dancing to other callers. This was the first exposure some of our new dancers had to a larger dance, and they were pleasantly surprised.

We are welcoming Renee Ruud as our caller on the third and fifth Monday beginning October 21st. Lane Clem will continue to call and cue on the first, second and fourth weeks.

On November 4th we will have a Guy Fawkes Dance as an alternative to a Halloween theme, in celebration of our British members. No fireworks will be set off during the dance, but masks may be in evidence! Photos of the festivities will be posted with our next report.

We have an exciting announcement! On April 1, 2019, a guy and a gal met at our class; in September, they (Mark and Dee), announced they were getting married on October 5th! Our caller, Lane Clem, taught a beginning dance lesson to those who attended the wedding reception. How fun!

We also celebrated them after the September 30th class, with cake, balloons, party lights, and many good wishes.

Please join TVC’s newest club on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30. The first hour will be the lesson for new dancers (we always welcome angels), and mainstream dancing with phase two rounds will follow for the second hour. Square dancing attire is encouraged, but optional on the first Monday of every month, when the dance is all singing calls.

Let’s keep on dancing!

Marie Clem


November 4 (1st Mon)
Regular Dance
If no classes, then from 6:30
Oak Hills Community Center Gym, Beaverton
Caller: Lane Clem

November 11 (2nd Mon)
Regular Dance
If no classes, then from 6:30
Oak Hills Community Center Gym, Beaverton
Caller: Lane Clem

November 18 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
If no classes, then from 6:30
Oak Hills Community Center Gym, Beaverton
Caller: Lane Clem

November 25 (4th Mon)
Regular Dance
If no classes, then from 6:30
Oak Hills Community Center Gym, Beaverton
Caller: Lane Clem
R Square D - Link
In September our dances returned to our normal schedule. Thank you to all who join us and make our dance floor full. Even as Autumn is upon us, we have been pleased to have air conditioning on those end of summer warm nights. September we ease from casual attire of the summer with our crazy tee shirt dance...I must go shopping for next year, where DO they find those shirts?

You know, all clubs not just dancing, are having a struggle with membership. As R Square D prepared for our annual campout in Skamokawa I realized the connection. As a club we were gathering together as friends, we didn't dance or conduct business (ok, just a little business) the club is/was a social connection. As times change clubs do not have the same significance in our social lives as they once did. I think it is really important to understand this as we structure our dancing in the future.

Speaking of future, Vets! Come dance for free on our November 8th dance. R Square D would like to honor you. It was a precious moment last year when all the Vets came forward for a picture. Makes me thankful.

Speaking of thankful, November 23rd will be our Thanksgiving dance.

And thank you to all of you who read this column. I hope to see you in a square. Dance info: 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. Our dances are $6 donation.

See you in a square,

Annie Tietze


November 8 (2nd Fri)
Honor Our Vets (Veterans get in free!)
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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November 23 (4th Sat)
Thanksgiving 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 November dance schedule is:

• Saturday, November 2nd, Mainstream Dance with Mike and Ken calling and cueing.

• Thursday, November 7th, 5th Anniversary Plus Dance with Darrell Kalmbach, and Ken Pratt calling and cueing.

• Saturday, November 16th, Mike Stout calling and Ken cueing. Mainstream Dance with a theme of Thanksgiving.

• Thursday, November 21st, Plus Dance with Darrell and Ken calling and cueing.

• Then on November 30th there is a TVC 5th Saturday Dance with Mike and Julie Stout calling and cueing at the Aloha Grange at 185 and TV Highway.

Our Mainstream and Plus dances start at 6:30 to 7:30 with Intermediate Rounds, then at 7:30 to 9:30 is Square Dancing. Our dances are at the Hillsboro Odd Fellows Hall, 267 E. Main St. Additional parking across the street at Heritage Bank. If you have never danced with us we have the best dance hall and dining facilities in the area. Our hall is located downtown at 3rd and Main St. upstairs.

Come and dance with us so we can become either new friends or better friends.

If you need more information call: 503-805-5867Tom & Janice Sminia or Gary & Joyce Clark 503-647-5742.

Tom & Janice Sminia


November 2 (1st Sat)
Mainstream Dance
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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November 7 (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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November 16 (3rd Sat)
Mainstream Dance
6:30-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Mike Stout
Cuer: Ken Pratt
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November 21 (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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Toe Draggers - Link
The Toe’s enjoyed our 44th Anniversary dance so much, and it was due in a very large part to all 97 of our wonderful square dance friends that came to celebrate with us! Thank You, we so appreciated it!

Our lessons are progressing on Wednesday evenings at 7:00. We have 8-10 students who all seem to be having a good time. All Angels are welcome to bring a student a join us in the fun.

November 1st is our “Fall Festival” dance. Please bring canned food donations. November 15th will be a regular dance.

Please join us as caller KC Curtis calls and Bev Flint cues. See you soon.

Kathy Degman


November 1 (1st Fri)
Fall Festival
7:30 prerounds, 8:00 MS
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: KC Curtis
Cuer: Bev Flint
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November 15 (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 September Tri Squares had two free Mainstream lessons. 22 students came to the first one and 19 to the second. Eleven signed up and eight more said they would the next week. So we have great hopes for our lessons this year. We owe a lot to the wonderful advertising provided for us by the Tigard Library who kindly posted our information on their website newsletter. We also have eight students signed up for our Two-Step lessons. Lessons are at the Tigard Grange on Sundays, at 2:00 for Two-Step and 3:30 for Mainstream, with our caller Terry Halley and our Cuer Sandra Pinion.

Also in September some of our members helped our Grange by participating in a work party to clean up and paint part of the Grange, all for just a free lunch.

We had a great time visiting the Toe Draggers for their anniversary dance.

Then the following week we had our own 21st anniversary dance with 108 people on the floor. Wow, eight squares of PrePlus dancers! Many thanks to all who came and to all who served, too.

Upcoming on Sunday November 3rd we’re having a New Dancer Jamboree, at 3:30. And please remember, we’ve changed our dance nights to 2nd and 4th Fridays now, with a “Homecoming” dance on November 8th and “Grateful Harvest” on November 22nd.

See you on Fridays from now on!

Gloria Davis


November 3 (1st Sun)
Jamboree Class Level up to B31
Level B31 from 3:30 to 5:30, one round dance between every t
Tigard Grange, Tigard
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
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November 8 (2nd Fri)
Homecoming for all past members of TriSq
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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November 22 (4th Fri)
Grateful Harvest Pie Party
7:30 PM Rounds; 7:45 PM Plus; 8 PM Mainstream, 4th tip Plus
Tigard Grange, Tigard
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
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Tualatin Timber Squares - Link
The Tualatin Timber Squares have decided to go dark through January so that our members can angel at the Toe Draggers Mainstream lessons on Wednesday nights. We will resume our regular 2nd and 4th Wednesday night dances at the Winona Grange in February. Until that time, we will see you either at the Toe Draggers or around in a square.

Andis Garuts

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. We've been able to bring our questions and dance figure struggles to the pros and have them help us smooth out our bumps. Come put your dance shoes on and work out some kinks with us!

Our Mainstream November 22nd dance features our annual gospel dance. Randy Dibble has an amazing voice and these inspirational songs are especially awesome. Come on out for a fun evening and then join us at Abby's Pizza in Newberg after the dance for complimentary sodas.

Josie Rosenbury


November 8 (2nd Fri)
Plus Dance and Rounds Workshop
6:30 Rounds Workshop, 7:30 PreRounds, 8:00 Plus
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Ken Pratt
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November 22 (4th Fri)
Gospel Dance (Mainstream and Pre-Plus)
7:30-10:30 PM
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Sherri Clark
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November 30 (5th Sat)
Advanced Dance
7:00 - 9:30 PM
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
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Valley Squares - Link
Our November 16th dance theme is "Thankful" celebrating Thanksgiving with Craig Abercrombie calling and Connie Clark cueing. We dance 7-8:30 pm Mainstream or floor level, announcements at 8:30 pm then 8:30 pm to end of dance is Plus. Sometimes we stop at 9:30 pm, sometimes we go longer. It just depends on our dancers choice.

Carolene Siebert


November 16 (3rd Sat)
Thankful for Square Dancing
MS/rounds 7 to 8:30 pm. Plus/rounds 8:30 to 9:30-ish pm
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Connie Clark
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Wave Steppers - Link
Wave Steppers are now dark for the winter months. We will resume dancing in March of 2020 at the Garibaldi City Hall, 107 sixth St. (at Acacia) downtown, Garibaldi Oregon.

November 9 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Garibaldi City Hall, Garibaldi
Caller: Don Hart
Cuer: Gwen Kiel

Umpqua Area Council - Link
No council news received.
Buckeroo - Link
No club news received.

November 2 (1st Sat)

PLUS 7:00, Mainstream 7:30 Every 3rd tip PLUS
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Roger Putzler
Cuer: Cathy Houston

November 16 (3rd Sat)
Harvest Dinner Dance
PLUS 7:00, Mainstream 7:30 Every 3rd tip PLUS
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Neil Koozer

November 30 (5th Sat)
Regular 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.

November 5 (1st Tue)
Regular Dance
Dancing & Instructions in phase 2-3 known rhythms.
Buckaroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer

November 12 (2nd Tue)
Regular Dance
Dancing & Instructions in phase 2-3 known rhythms.
Buckaroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer

November 19 (3rd Tue)
Regular Dance
Dancing & Instructions in phase 2-3 known rhythms.
Buckaroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer

November 26 (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.

November 9 (2nd Sat)
Plus Dance
2nd & 4th Saturday 7:30-10pm plus squares, pre-rounds 7pm
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Neil Koozer
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November 23 (4th Sat)
Plus 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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