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Oregon Federation News
November 2020

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

Printed 22 November 2020
President's Corner

It’s a strange year to find myself President of the Federation. I expected to be traveling the State and enjoying all your club dances, festivals and potlucks and getting to meet all of you personally. Instead I’m “Living the Dream” in NE Montana doing what I like to do on my Brothers Ranch.

These are unprecedented times and as I pick up my pen, or computer, to greet you all, my thoughts are mostly what I have learned being in lockdown. My friends, life is precious and short. While dancing is the world to many of us, there are other things that are so important to and we can use this time to evaluate and change or tweak what we dare to align closer with our dreams.

We have been given a unique opportunity to stop and reflect, to slow down. To quiet our lives enough to be able to think about things that is important, while staying safe. What are those things for you? Your family? Most likely we need each other more than ever and in some more intimate ways, so don’t forget to be loving.

What about our friends? We need each other. We are going through some unprecedented times as we adapt to our new world, we need some social aspects, perhaps in a different way, but it’s a very needed thing to be available for each other. Depression and suicide are up and people need to be reminded of hope and better times.

Your country also needs you right now to stop and think what it really needs in leadership. Your country needs your thoughtful vote on who should be in leadership to guide us into a way of life that will bring about peace and tranquility and a world we want to leave to our children. The decisions we make today will shape our tomorrow, so stay encouraged and keep this in mind.

It may be difficult to focus on our jobs with all that is going on around us, but our employers need us when we are on to give to dedicate our best efforts. Sometimes it takes a little sweat to smooth out the rough spots. To accomplish all of this, we need God. He’s only a whisper away.

I encourage you to reach out to members of your club to check in with one another, to post positive social media on the Federation web site. Make others smile and don‘t lose hope. There are brighter days ahead, and we will be dusting off our boots, fluffing those petticoats and fastening our dancing shoes soon. Keep remembering how special it will be to swing your partner.

If you are excited about dancing again, you could ease into this now by engaging in some round dance lessons. It takes some time to learn dance gracefully, and since there is not a lot of other activities, you could learn some new rhythms. Get some exercise in the meantime.

Make each day GREAT and “Swing Your Partner”.

Editor's Note

Be sure to check the "Federation" section below for an important update about Mid-Winter Festival.

As we enter the holiday season, it can be hard to be thankful, with all the challenges we've faced this year. I once read a quote that said, "everything will work out in the end; if things aren't working out, then it's not the end!"

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Federation Events

Coronavirus Update

Most of our square dance organizations have canceled dances, classes, meetings, and special events in response to the rapid spread of the coronavirus. We'll try to let you know when things start to open again.

State Directory Corrections

Inevitably, as soon as the state directory is published, corrections have to be made. Here is the current list.

Federation Meetings

The next Federation meeting is scheduled to be held January 24 at Mid-Winter Festival. If that festival is canceled, other arrangements will be mad.


We are sad to report that we are going to have to officially cancel Mid Winter Festival 2021. We are unable to guarantee that Linn county will be in stage 3 by January. So, we will miss everyone but looking forward to seeing you in January, 2022.

Summer Festival

As of now, no Summer Festival is planned for 2021. Washington's Summer Festival is scheduled for June 17-19, 2021, in Everett, WA.

Other National Events

The 70th National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Jackson, Mississippi, June 23-26, 2021.

The 71st National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Evansville, Indiana, June 22-25, 2022.

The 72nd National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Mobile, Alabama, June 21-24, 2023.

The 73rd National Square Dance Convention has just been awarded to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for June of 2024.

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

Click on the title to see the article.


Available Callers & Cuers

You can download this list of callers and cuers who are available and ready to call or cue a dance for you.


Ian Craig
19598 Goose Lake Dr NE
Aurora, OR 97003
Mark Wheeler
6728 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97206
Cece & Sarge Glidewell
PO Box 1928
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Henna Yauger
14915 SE Brookfield Dr
Oregon City, OR 97045


Cece & Sarge Glidewell
PO Box 1928
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Joyce Hooper

Beaverton, OR 97005
Rikki Lobato
2230 SW Webster Rd
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Federation Links
Oregon Round of the Month

The Interstate Highlanders Council has chosen the October November Round of the Month: "Let's Dance", Phase II Two-Step, choreographed by the Vancouver Caller/Cuer Association, music by Daniel O'Donnell.

[Download your cue sheet here] (https://www.roundalab.org/CuesheetsDL2/Let%27s%20Dance%2C%20VDCTA%20et%20al_Two%20Step_2.pdf).

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

Lessons starting in November and December

Please note that, due to the coronavirus, there will probably not be any square dance lessons this fall.

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.

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

All the Flyers

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Single Trees socially distant picnic in September

Spin Cycle Squares have been doing a socially-distanced gathering every Sunday at the Springfield Square Dance Center

The Eager Beavers had a socially distant meeting in the back yard

Spin Cycle Squares have been doing a socially-distanced gathering every Sunday at the Springfield Square Dance Center

Spin Cycle Squares have been doing a socially-distanced gathering every Sunday at the Springfield Square Dance Center

Single Trees socially distant picnic in September

Spin Cycle Squares have been doing a socially-distanced gathering every Sunday at the Springfield Square Dance Center
Councils & Clubs

Click a council name to go directly to that section.

Blue Mountains Council
No council news received.
Elkhorn Swingers
No club news received.
LaGrande Star Promenaders
No club news received.
Muddy Frogs
No club news received.

Central Oregon Council - Link
No council news received.
High Desert Dancers
No club news received.
Red Rock Squares - Link
No club news received.
Sagebrush Shufflers - Link
No club news received.
Sundown Round Dance Club - Link
No club news received.

Emerald Empire Council - Link
No council news received.
Boots & Sandals - Link
No club news received.
Cascade Callers & Cuers Assoc
Our next scheduled dance was supposed to be October 31, but with the coronavirus/COVID-19 still active and growing, especially in Lane County, there are no scheduled square and round dance activities through October.

We have heard that there will be no Buccaneers Plus or Mainstream or round dance classes for the remainder of 2020.

Buccaneers will not sponsor the New Year's Eve dance as previously scheduled.

We trust everyone is doing what they can to be safe and that everyone is well and healthy.

Our hall in Springfield was closed around March 9 and will remain closed until further notice.

You can never be too safe with this virus business.

Wishing you all good health,

Christina Corelli, Secretary

Cast A Shadow - Link
We are still not dancing and don’t anticipate being able to dance until the Governor lifts some of the restrictions on gatherings due to the pandemic which may not happen until most of the population has had a chance to get vaccinated. It could well be we’ll need some make up lessons to get back in stride! Most of us are champing at the bit to start up again but will continue to play it safe.

Hope everyone is doing likewise and looking forward to dancing once again in the new year--perhaps by next spring.

Gaynor Hintz

Club Reporter

Misty Valley Cloggers
No club news received.
Single Trees - Link
Like most of the clubs in Oregon we are not dancing but will again as soon as it is safe to do so. Since we were unable to muster much interest in a picnic this past July or August we decided to hold a simple get together at Suzanne Peterson’s country property where we could practice social distancing and wear masks or not as we pleased. Everyone brought their own lawn chair and snacks, and we sat in a large circle to chat and catch up with what one another have been doing. We had 22 members and guests, including the hosts, Suzanne and Renee and our club president and his wife, Larry and Carol Reetz.

Larry tells us they are moving into town on River Road in the month of October. They won’t have such a long commute to the hall for dances and meetings. We wish them well getting settled in.

There are a few pictures of our September get-together elsewhere in this issue.

One of our members is in rehab right now (Oct. 11) but will be out on the 14th. Marguerite Zolman suffered a mild stroke and has some weakness in her left side. We wish her well soon.

Stay healthy, everyone.

Gaynor Hintz

Club Reporter

Spin Cycle Squares - Link
We are continuing to rent the parking lot at the dance hall for a short visit on Sundays. We back our vehicles in a huge circle and either sit on our tailgates or bring a lawn chair. We can visit and see each other and maintain a safe distance. It works.

Tim Matteson's mom is not doing well. Tim is our caller. Our hope is for Tim's mom to regain health and strength soon.

Stay safe and healthy,

Christina Corelli


Sweet Home Squarenaders
No club news received.
Whirl-A-Ways - Link
No club news received.
Wolf Pack - Link
No club news received.

Interstate Highlanders
No council news received.
Klamath Country Squares
No club news received.

Mid-Willamette Council - Link
No council news received.
Braids & Braves
We continue to meet about every other month, both in person (with masks and social distancing) and virtually. This month we will be discussing Callerlab's 'Sustainable Square Dancing'. Hopefully other clubs are, too. It is in response to the complaints that classes take too long so people lose interest. Stay healthy, friends, until we meet again in a square.


Capitol Callers & Cuers Assoc - Link
No club news received.
Cherry City Cloggers - Link
There is still not much going on with the Cherry City Cloggers. Anyone clogging is doing so by going to YouTube and getting instruction there.

Mary Ellen, our President, did a remarkable job of putting together a newsletter for us all. She had members send her pictures of things they had been doing during the past few months to maintain their sanity, along with a short explanation of the pictures. It was really great catching up on what others had been doing as well as a great way to bring us all together in a time where we can't be together physically. Well done Mary Ellen!


Corvallis Squares - Link
No club news received.
Golden Squares
No club news received.
Independence Wagon Wheelers - Link
Several IWW members participated in a “noodle” dance recently. The dancers each held ½ a pool noodle so they were able to keep a distance from each other and there was no touching. It was held outdoors and limited to two squares. The reports were that it was a lot of fun.

Some members are working on setting up line dancing lessons. They will be able to keep socially distant but still participate in a fun activity. The big advantage to line dancing is you don’t need a partner. I did it years ago and really enjoyed it.


Editor’s note: Sounds like fun!

Lebanon Square Circlers - Link
No club news received.
ORDTA - Link
No club news received.
Our club continues to do well on Thursdays with the new Bolero lessons. We started with about 7.5 couples and we are now up to about 10 couples per week. We are growing in attendance and the friendship is wonderful to watch.

We are talking about a special dance sometime in November but are waiting for more input from the dancers for a date and time. Stay tuned for information and a flyer with the necessary details.

We will need to start negotiations with our cuer to see where we stand as of January 1. We would like to have him continue past that date but will wait to see what the status of his program in the Beaverton/Hillsboro area is and if he wishes to continue with our club.

Thanksgiving is around the corner and we give grateful thanks to the dancers who are supporting our club and continue to come and dance with us weekly.

Marilyn Schmit

November 7 (1st Sat)
Pre-Holiday Round Dance Afternoon
Pre-Holiday afternoon dance
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Randy Lewis
View Flyer
Salem Swingin' Stars
No club news received.
Silver City Squares
As a club, we got lucky in September. All of our club members came through the fire evacuations safely and all of our homes survived. There is nothing else to report for this month.

Petrina Buchheit

Timber Twirlers - Link
No club news received.
Willamette Squares
I am sorry but I do not have anything to report. I guess the news for Willamette Squares is that we are currently not dancing due to the pandemic.

Jodee Howard

Portland Area Council - Link
No council news received, but take a look at all the great things our Happy Hoppers are doing!


Bachelor N Bachelorettes - Link
Many of our clubs have not met in several months. I suppose we all have provisions to keep our clubs going. In our case, the committee heads simply conduct the club business with our best judgement. (It’s amazing how fast decisions can be made by not waiting to consult a board, snicker.)

We’ve suspended dues as we don’t have the nerve to ask members for dues to a dance club that doesn’t dance. No dues also saves a lot of time and paperwork.


Buzzin Bees
No club news received.
Chaps & Petticoats - Link
No club news received.
Country Cut-Ups - Link
Country Cut-Ups, as all the other clubs in the area, have canceled all of their square dances through the end of December. Our round dance lessons and line dance lessons are continuing.

Ron Rasmussen

November 7 (1st Sat)
Round Dance
Round Dance
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: none
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
Happy Hoppers - Link
Hello from Hopper-Land! We hope everyone is weathering this extended bout of isolation. We are all doing our best to stay positive and connected. Our next board meeting will be Wednesday November 11 at 7pm via Zoom. It will be the first meeting since the summer. Not sure what we have to discuss but it will be good to see faces and reconnect with the board. Tom and Liza Halpenny have been doing a really great service by putting on zoom meetings every Monday evening. During those meetings we've had the pleasure of dancing to Jim Hattrick's recordings of squares for one couple. Also, Tom and Liza continue to teach some line dances and folk dances which get us all moving and usually laughing as well. It's now tradition for folks to bring a joke or two to the meeting. Groans abound but it's all in good fun. Some of us asked if Jim would record some round dance cues and he agreed. So, we have more to look forward to. Jim has also been sitting in on the zoom meetings to see how things are going. Thank you, Jim!

So, as always, stay safe but stay active and we'll meet again some day!

Submitted by Janet Linebarger

Heads to the Center - Link
No club news received.
Oaky Doaks - Link
No club news received.
River City Dancers - Link
We hope everyone is staying safe and well. We are all in this together and look forward to the day that it will be safe for us to be square dancing and socializing once again.

Here at River City Dancers, our board meets virtually on Zoom. Our club also is holding social get together chats on Zoom twice a month just to check on one another.

Until we can meet again in a square, stay well, keep your hopes up and your dancing shoes ready.

Carol Mendenhall

Rosetown Ramblers - Link
No club news received.

November 14 (2nd Sat)
Pop Star Patter
Alternating Mainstream and Plus, 7:30 to 9:30
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Caller: Darren Gallina

November 14 (2nd Sat)
Pop Star Patter
Alternating Mainstream and Plus, 7:30 to 9:30
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Caller: Darren Gallina
Tumbleweeds - Link
No club news received.

Rogue-Sis-Q Council
As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, we are hopeful to proceed forward with our activities. The numbers have been low down here, so we might be able to start slowly dancing with a few squares at a time. Round dance lessons start up at the Star Promenaders Hall in October. They will be following the guidelines for COVID-19 regulations.

The council has cancelled our October 30th, 5th Friday dance, but we hope to have the PajamaRama Dance in January. We look forward to seeing everyone dance in their pajamas. COVID-19 has affected our activity but not our spirits. We have begun having our club and council meetings again. Star Promenaders had a small but fun dance using all the COVID-19 requirements of social distancing, contact information, and good hand hygiene. Dancing with 2 foot pool noodles may be a challenge, but it was a challenge that several dancers wanted to conquer. We had 2 squares of square dancers come together and dust up our dancing skills, and the caller, Phil Ramey, was kind enough to keep it basic for the first dance since March. Everyone kept their social distancing, wearing face masks or face shields, hand washing stations used by all, noodles disinfected between tips, bring your own treats and drinks, and enjoy the fellowship. Each couple received the same color noodles(green, yellow, blue, lime, orange, tan, etc) and squared up. Each noodle was disinfected before they could be used again. All COVID regulations were looked up, researched, and followed.

Pear Blossom for 2021 is still planning to go ahead with the festival the 2nd weekend in April. We will keep you updated with any changes. Please plan to attend. Boatnik is also planning a wonderful festival Memorial Weekend in May.

Lorri McIntosh

Secretary, Rogue Sis Q Council

Charlie Brown Squares - Link
The Charlie Brown Squares are still waiting to get back to dancing ---we are really missing everyone!!!! We are extremely sad that we've had to cancel so many wonderful events; and they just keep coming. We have cancelled all events thru the end of 2020 - this includes our Birthday Dance in December that was scheduled with Randy Dibble. We've got him back on the schedule in 2022; as next year (2021) we have the wonderful Pat Carnathan already scheduled for our birthday dance!! Hoping that 2021 can get back to "normal" as we have so many wonderful dances scheduled!!! This includes an entire weekend with Mike Seastrom in Oct 2021~~see flyer!! The Boatnik Festival is going to be a great time Memorial Weekend with the wonderful Jet Roberts & Rey (Sherry) Garza!!

We hope everyone is doing well and that we will see you soon and/or when we can get back to dancing!!

November 7 (1st Sat)
Dancing Thru The Decades

November 21 (3rd Sat)
Rumble In The Jungle
Not much to report. We hope to resume dancing in January. We hope everyone will be happy and healthy during the upcoming holiday seasons. Please stay safe and remember to exercise your rights to vote.
Star Promenaders - Link
Well, it seems some of the clubs around are venturing into dancing - modified of course. The Star Promenaders are going to attempt a "Peaceful Demonstration" in November. If we have a dance, we are limited to the number of people who can attend. If we demonstrate, the attendance is unlimited - GO figure.

Plans are moving ahead for 2021 Diamond Lake. They aren't moving very fast, but they are coming along. The featured caller and cuer are Ray Brendzy and his family and Christina Corelli. Should be a great combination.

Come on out and join us.

See you in a square

South Coast Council
No council news received.
Beachcombers - Link
No club news received.
Crook County Mavericks
No club news received.
Saints-N-Aints - Link
No club news received.
Sets In Order - Link
No club news received.

Tualatin Valley Council - Link
Well, here it is a few months into my 12th year as TVC Editor for the OFN and I find that I have virtually nothing to say! Many of my reporters are in the same boat but several are finding something to report. For that I want to express my profound thanks. We are in a difficult time for our square dance activity and it does not appear that it will end soon.

For a "blast from the past", here is an excerpt of the TVC report from November 2009....

Thank you to the Coast Swingers for serving as hosts for the State Meeting Dinner and Dance at Garibaldi. It was a huge success, having over 100 people in attendance. The Officer/Delegate meeting was held on Saturday afternoon. The Coast Swinger’s had a dance that evening and the State meeting was held on Sunday. All of this activity and it proceeded without a hitch. The Coast Swinger's did an absolutely fantastic job.

Another past highlight was our annual Hahn Barn Dance. Sunny skies and warm breezes greeted the dancers as they arrived to mingle and enjoy the potluck before the dance. Donna Byars and Vivian Fairburn greeted and signed in about 11 squares who danced to the calling & cueing of Harold Kleve and George Clark. Congratulations to the Sunset Promenaders, who won the “Most In Attendance” TVC Banner.

Previous Oregon State Goodwill Ambassador (2007), Genevieve Churchill, will turn 98 on November 22nd! Genevieve, an active member of multiple clubs, can be found dancing Monday's with the Eager Beavers as well as other clubs in the area.

The report ended with a reminder of the upcoming TVC’s New Year’s Eve Dance held at the IOOF Hall in Hillsboro. The Caller was to be Bob Ewing and Cuer, Connie Clark. The cost was $12.00 per person, which included a pre-dance dinner and dancing until after midnight.

Remember when we danced until or after midnight?

Ferrous Steinka

Columbia River Dancers - Link
No club news received.
Eager Beavers - Link
2020 has taught us we can endure and grow if we examine some of emotional mine (mind?) fields to remove the fuses that set off an emotional explosion. It has been a tense year. We can’t really tune out the world as it has a way of getting our attention and then some. Dancing has been my way of calming the nerves and removing the cares of the day. We all need the physical and mental exercise that dancing demands and we miss the social interactions that we as human demand.

Our political season becomes more bizarre by the day but do not throw up your hands saying “They are all the same!”. They are not. Just think of ten people you know and you realize they have qualities you admire and some you do not but mostly accept them as they are. When it comes to choosing people to represent you and your values you have to know what you value most. Then you have to look at their actions in the past not at the promises for the future. Promises are not worth the hot air they generate. I wish you all to find peace with your inner conflicts.

I watched an old travel movie made by my husband’s uncle sometime in the early thirties I think. I saw how sugar cane was harvested in Hawaii and an undeveloped Fiji. I was shocked to see how much all has changed in the last eighty years. Cruise ships did not need a half-mile dock. A passenger plane did not need a mile long runway.

I keep waiting to hear the cry, “We can dance!”. However, I am not holding my breath as I did enough of that just getting through all the smoke to my mailbox. As I write this the rain has come and we can breathe again. I am so so thankful for the rain.

Remember to be thankful at Thanksgiving. Count your blessings and ignore your irritants for the day. I know, it is a dirty job but someone has to set and example. 2020 is nearly gone and 2021 will be a great year.

I want to thank all those people who are helping us remember how to dance with your videos. Good Job! Keep checking for our start date at www.EagerBeavers.info.

Rachel Nettleton

November 23 (4th Mon)
Happy Thanksgiving
8:00 AM
Caller: Hattrick, Clendenin & Kalmbach
View Flyer
Hayshakers - Link
The Hayshakers are dreaming about dancing again someday. In the meanwhile we’re studying Taminations.

We like Scoot Back and want to do it from a Quarter Tag position where all 8 of us are trailers ending in a Three-quarter Tag position.

Some Hayshakers dance Plus and enjoy Following Our Neighbors modeled on Scoot Back where everyone turns three-quarters instead one-half. Right-hand waves become left-hand waves, so we frequently Spread to make right-hand waves again since left-hand waves are difficult.

Craig Holt

Hoedowners - Link
This month’s Hoedowner report will be brief. If nothing else, these past few months with the pandemic have taught me is to expect the unexpected. I wish I were reporting on our annual fall Dinner Out when the Hoedowners typically get together for a nice evening out, catch up on everyone’s summer adventures and prepare for fall lessons. I wish I were telling you all about our new students and how quickly they were learning.

Instead I’m telling you what I’ve learned in the last month; staying home for Covid-19 is has been a depressing experience but staying home and staying in because thousands of acres of Oregon and the entire west coast are burning was unexpectedly depressing. The bonfire smell we enjoy on the beach or on a camping trip wasn’t as pleasant when it filled our homes. The smoke made for great sunsets but eventually we couldn’t see the house across the street. Our eyes were burning, and throats were scratchy, but the tragedy was being played out elsewhere where homes, business, neighborhoods, and entire towns burned. If the folks in Detroit, Phoenix and other cities and neighborhoods can regroup and start again, we can too and I will stop complaining, and count my blessings.

The Aloha Grange is going to sponsor another family this year for Christmas just like they always do so keep that in mind. I don’t know when we’ll square up next, but I’ll be waiting to see you across the square, smiling back at me.

Krystal Laas

Mix N Mingle - Link
November is here and the M&M’s are turning 36. This year, unfortunately, we won’t be wishing ourselves a happy birthday by dancing in a festive hall decorated with puffy handmade M&M pillows (thanks, Mom), or having a contest to see who can guess how many M&M’s are in the jars, or dancing our hearts out to our dynamic duo Randy & Jeanine.

We can, however, take time to reflect on our history and remember how we got to where we are today. We can think about all the great club callers, club cuers and numerous “guests” who graced our stage over the years. We can remember all the good times dancing together, the fun club activities that were organized and the great lifelong friends that have been made. We can, even in this pandemic, celebrate! Although we aren't a new young club anymore and we don't have the 80+ membership that we did on that long ago November 3rd night, we, who remain dedicated to the M&M’s, are still here after 36 years. We have a great home at the Winona Grange, and we are part of a wonderful square dance family.

And of then course, we can always have cake...., and if you have a piece of cake (or favorite dessert) sometime this month, you can consider yourself celebrating with us! After all, it is a birthday and you can never go wrong with cake.

We will keep you updated on calendar changes thru this OFN report as well as our website: www.mixandminglesquares.org

Lindie Noonan

Oak Hills Squares - Link
No club news received.
R Square D - Link
Holiday season 2020 will be memorable. How resilient, how hopeful and kind,, how considerate and compassionate, and how we include and care for others will be the legacy of our own choosing. R Square D wishes blessings for all our dancing friends and peace for your hearts this holiday season 2020.

Most sincerely,

Annie Tietze

November 13 (2nd Fri)
Honor Our Vets (Veterans get in free!)

November 28 (4th Sat)
Pajama Dance
Sunset Promenaders - Link
The Promenaders had their yearly campout planned for the Lincoln City area on the second weekend. Clay & Kelly McCaw found some openings in Castle Rock Washington at the Toutle Resort RV Park. They met with Donna Evers, a past Promenader who now lives and dances in Rainer area. Judy Schnase and Floyd Wolf showed up for a day. The traditional taco lunch was served, trails were explored and a game of farkle with outdoor dice ensued.

We will be having a remote club meeting at our regular meeting time on to discuss if there will be any November functions.

Thank you,

Dan Browning

Toe Draggers - Link
No club news received.
Tri Squares - Link
Our club is still having board meetings, bimonthly on Zoom, and it is nice to check in with each other. This last meeting was only 30 minutes because there's so little business. But we did come up with an idea, to reach out to all club members and have a monthly virtual square dance chat, so to speak. That is, to gather together on Zoom, and then break into small groups on Zoom (apparently you can do this) and then scramble the groups up again, so you can chat with different people. Kind of like different squares in a square dance? Maybe? Anyway, we're giving it a try! We will probably give these chatty get-togethers a monthly theme to go with holidays, like our dances did. Hope the rest of you stay safe and stay social, the best you can - and exercise!

Gloria Davis

Valley River Dancers - Link
While square dancing is still suspended for Valley River Dancers, our Cuer, Leonard Snodgrass has been teaching Waltz round dance lessons so that our new members have been able to learn and recently started cha-cha lessons following the waltz classes. Due to the COVID19 restrictions these lessons are limited to couples only and the number of couples in order to maintain safe distancing.

It is good to keep connections and we look forward to returning to dances when it is safe.

Judy Zimmerman

Valley Squares - Link
No club news received.
Wave Steppers - Link
No club news received.

Umpqua Area Council - Link
No council news received.
Buckeroo - Link
No club news received.
Dancing Friends - Link
No club news received.
Timber 8's - Link
No club news received.

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