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Oregon Federation News
April 2021

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

Printed 14 April 2021
President's Corner

Well, I must say things are opening up with round dancing and from what I just heard, even a square dance this past weekend. Getting the vaccine should be a good thing, but it is your choice. Be cautious in planning for dances in your area and follow the guidelines for the CDC and for your venue.

I would like to see more club reports in the OFN. As we all know, there isn’t a lot to read because not much is going on. I want to point out a couple of special reports from the March issue, written by reporters from the Tualatin Valley Council. I have strived to write positive reports each month, and these two reports are way better than I could do. Please go back and reread them. They are from the Eager Beavers, written by Rachel Nettleton and the Hoedowners, written by Krystal Lass. This last one lists several good maxims to live by. Thanks for these good reports. They made me take notice since they are so positive in a time when we need positivity.

Let us all continue to hold club meetings and make plans to get started dancing. Our callers and cuers associations are getting ready for this and your club needs to do the same. That would be a good subject to report on to the OFN next month, so we know what is going on in your area and where to dance when we all get it started again. We are all in this together and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Swing Your Partner…………April Showers Bring May Flowers.

Gary Clark
Federation President

Editor's Note

We're starting to see some buzz about planning for re-opening. If your club decides to open up again, let me know, and I can "pre-populate" your clubs lists of dances for the next few months.


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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.

You may find the text of this article by Federation 2nd Vice President Tim Keck, and useful pages from the State of Oregon and from USDA, https://ofn.club/content/2021-04/Covid%20Guidelines%20(210325).pdf .


Federation Meetings

The next Federation meeting will be a Zoom teleconference on May 16, 2021, at 9:00 AM.


Summer Festival

There will be no Oregon Summer Festival in 2021. Washington's Summer Festival is scheduled for June 17-19, 2021, in Everett, WA.


Mid-Winter

Mid-Winter Festival 2022 is scheduled for January 28-30, 2022, at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany.


Other National Events

The Silver State Festival, a favorite of Oregon dancers, is having a virtual festival on Saturday, May 8, with all 2-couple dancing, using their regularly scheduled callers. Sounds like a fun idea. Here's the flyer. You can register for free at (https://tinyurl.com/SilverStateFestival2021).

The latest news about the National Square Dance Conventions® is located in the National Squares magazine, produced by the NEC. You can find the latest issue here: (http://nsdcnec.com/flipdocs/NatSqOnline/Natsq1120/index.html)

The 70th National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Jackson, Mississippi, June 23-26, 2021. They are still planning for this to happen.

The 71st National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Evansville, Indiana, June 22-25, 2022. Note that the 71st NSDC Pre-Convention, previously scheduled for March 10-13, 2021, has been canceled and will be held virtually.

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:

April 1 -- Interstate Highlanders
April 7 -- ReVuN'Q
April 23 -- Oak Hills Squares
April 23 -- Salem Swingin' Stars
April 25 -- Valley Squares
April 26 -- Independence Wagon Wheelers
April 27 -- Single Trees
April 29 -- Tri Squares
April 30 -- Chaps & Petticoats

When & Where

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

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

Obituaries

Available Callers & Cuers

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

Callers:

Ian Craig
19598 Goose Lake Dr NE
Aurora, OR 97003
503-858-8547
ian@doplanner.com
Mark Wheeler
6728 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97206
503-709-9651
wheeler4mj@gmail.com
Cece & Sarge Glidewell
PO Box 1928
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
541-892-6646
541-892-2383
sargenceceg@outlook.com
Henna Yauger
14915 SE Brookfield Dr
Oregon City, OR 97045
503-780-1912
doglady2001@rocketmail.com

Cuers:

Cece & Sarge Glidewell
PO Box 1928
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
541-892-6646
541-892-2383
sargenceceg@outlook.com
Rikki Lobato
2230 SW Webster Rd
Grants Pass, OR 97526
541-295-5270
rikkisrounds73@gmail.com
Federation Links
Oregon Round of the Month

The South Coast Council has chosen the April Round of the Month: "Knee deep", Phase II Two-Step, choreographed by Jim & Kathy Kline, music by Zac Brown Band.

By the way, there is an error on the cue sheet for the Classic ROM for March: the wait time at the beginning is 4 measures, not 2 measures as the cue sheet says.

[Download your cue sheet here] (https://www.roundalab.org/CuesheetsDL2/Knee%20Deep%2C%20Kline%2C%20J%26K_Two%20Step_2.pdf).

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




All the Flyers

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Pictures

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Gary and Norma Sohn received their Randall Award from past president Karen Buchheit at tonight's MWA council meeting. Courtesy Marilyn Schmit

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.
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.
Cascade Callers & Cuers Assoc
No club news received.
Cast A Shadow - Link
No club news received.
Misty Valley Cloggers
No club news received.
Single Trees - Link
No club news received.
Spin Cycle Squares - Link
No club news received.
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
No club news received.
Capitol Callers & Cuers Assoc - Link
No club news received.
Cherry City Cloggers - Link
No club news received.
Corvallis Squares - Link
No club news received.
Golden Squares
No club news received.
Independence Wagon Wheelers - Link
At a recent board meeting (the first in-person one since last summer), we discussed when we could safely start dancing. It was decided that we want more guidelines before we start. Another meeting will be held in July to make final plans. Since our hall isn't available in August, it is most likely we will start up in September. A decision will also be made in July about if, when and where we will hold lessons. (It has been so long, we all may have to take lessons!)

IWW is 61 years old this year and we would have celebrated in March. Perhaps we will have a mid-year party! LaVerne

Lebanon Square Circlers - Link
No club news received.
ORDTA - Link
No club news received.
ReVuN'Q
Even though we did not dance in February, we did get good news at the end of February that the dance hall was going to reopen in March. I sent out an email to the round dancers that they needed to get their dancing shoes on and get their feet used to wearing them. We are scheduled to start on March 11, with some review and then possibly resume the Bolero lessons that we had to stop in mid-stream. Have not heard back from Randy as to what he wants to do. So stay tuned for an update on what was decided. We have several that are anxious to get back to the dance hall and get their dance on!

We survived the ice storm, some without electricity for a few days, and some without internet afterwards. I have been without internet for two weeks now. I have to use my cell phone as a hot spot in order to have internet. I am not a happy camper.

Hope that some of you are back dancing in some capacity during the spring season. Marilyn Schmit

Salem Swingin' Stars
No club news received.
Silver City Squares
No club news received.

April 9 (2nd Fri)

7:30 PM
Waldo Hills Community Club, Silverton
Caller: Ian Craig
Cuer: Julie Stiers
View Flyer
Timber Twirlers - Link
No club news received.
Willamette Squares
No club news received.

Portland Area Council - Link
We’re investigating the possibility of having a 5th Friday round dance in April, and there’s a good chance it will be held. Watch for a flyer in this month’s OFN.

We are also revising our stipends for callers and cuers at our council dances. The clubs are free to pay whatever they wish, but our council wishes to pay each caller and cuer 50% of the door, no caps, and a minimum of $75 each. So on a $6 dance the caller and cuer would each get $1.50 for each dancer, no caps. Our council believes this more realistically reflects caller/cuer expenses and efforts, and also acknowledges that both caller and cuer contribute equally to the enjoyment of the dance. Hopefully, callers and cuers will have equal time on stage, since they will be paid the same amount. Hopefully, too, our member clubs will likewise pay both caller and cuer fairly – to PAC standards. Door donations may need to increase, but dancing is still a bargain.

Council elections have resulted in recycling the 2019-20 officers for another year. Thanks to all.


April 30 (5th Fri)
5th Friday Dance
Round Dance
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
Bachelor N Bachelorettes - Link
Our club will not be dancing until late this year or into next year. Meanwhile, we are aware that many dancers will not be coming back, and we are considering the new SSD program the callers would like us to implement.
Buzzin Bees
No club news received.
Chaps & Petticoats - Link
You’ve heard the saying “no news is good news? Well, we still long to hear “back to normal,” in all aspects!

It was a year ago, March 6, 2020, when Chaps and Petticoats had a dance night. Scott Zinser called and Stephanie Lozano was our Cuer, for the first time. On March 9th COVID-19 restrictions began, influencing the “Stay home - stay safe.” mandates. The Club met, outside with masks on, on July 5th, for a Club potluck - super fun it was too: a warm day, a picnic on the bank of the Willamette River and all members that could turned out (we were still thinking, this too shall pass). A Christmas potluck was held at a members home on December 13th - only seven members were present: (less than half of our club): two members already had COVID immunity and the other five of us were happy to be a part of the herd - masks off.

That sums up the 2020 year for Chaps and Petticoats, and sadly, we have no dancing news to report, thus far in 2021. The good news is: under moderate-risk COVID regulations, our venue, the Maplewood Grange, has opened to small-number meetings, in 2021 - so there is hope.

‘Lessons for all’ will be the theme when our hall re-opens.

Betty Chipps

Country Cut-Ups - Link
The Country Cut-Ups are going to continue having round dances in April. April 3rd and April 24th. Julie Stiers is cuing on the 3rd and Tami Helms on the 24th. We are hopeful now that the covid vaccines are becoming more widespread that we will be to add square dancing sometime soon.

April 3 (1st Sat)
Round Dance
Round Dance
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: None
Cuer: Julie Stiers
View Flyer

April 24 (4th Sat)
Round Dance
Round Dance
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: None
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
Happy Hoppers - Link
Hello out there in Square Dance Land! We are all so excited to see the trend that is now taking place. If we can all just keep doing what we've been doing for a little longer and not let our guard down too soon. We've passed along the news about the B'n'B's opening (sometime soon) for round and line dances. So they may be seeing some folks from the HH's. Here in Washington, we are waiting to see how the governor will treat our social dancing. I've talked to many folks who have had at least one vaccine (moi included). Everyone is looking forward to more social gatherings and HUGS!! News from our last board meeting: we have waived the 21-22 membership fees and will reinstate those who let their membership lapse; we will have our yearly picnic in August if this trend continues. An update on Jim Hattrick, our most awesome caller. He has been attending the Let's Keep Hoppin' meetings on zoom and looks really chipper. He is scheduled to go in for surgery at OHSU on the 30th of this month and it is expected that he will be in there just one day. As Judy Hattrick said, they are going to blast some stones in his liver and remove a tube that has been in place since November. Yay! We will all be thinking of him. And last but not least, Liza and Tom Halpenny continue to contribute hugely to our mental and physical health with Let's Keep Hoppin' on Monday nights.

Liza is an inspiring teacher of line dances and folk dances; we laugh at silly jokes, keep up on each other's well-being, dance to Jim's recordings of square dances for one couple and also Buddy Weaver's recordings, and just generally have a very fun hour. And their generosity extends to one and all---just send Tom a note asking for the zoom invitation.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet Linebarger

Heads to the Center - Link
No club news received.
Oaky Doaks - Link
No club news received.
River City Dancers - Link
It has now been a year since we last danced in our hall. We are all missing dancing and the wonderful fellowship that goes with it. No one could have guessed we could go this long without dancing. We are all anxiously waiting for the day we can safely gather again. Our county and city have guidelines that must be met before that will be possible. Safety is also our priority.

While it has not been possible for us to gather in person yet, we have begun having Zoom meetings to keep in touch and check in with one another.

We send best wishes for good health to all of you and hope we will be dancing together soon.

Carol Mendenhall

Rosetown Ramblers - Link
No club news received.
Tumbleweeds - Link
No club news received.

Rogue-Sis-Q Council
No council news received.
Charlie Brown Squares - Link
The Charlie's are still dark and looking forward to when we can dance!! We miss everyone!!

Sadly we've cancelled all April & May dances and events.

The Boatnik Committee has decided that it would be best to cancel this year's Festival for Memorial Weekend 2021. This was not an easy decision and we were so looking forward to having Jet Roberts and Rey (Sherry) Garza as our featured talent. We hope to get them for another Festival.

All we can say is that 2022 is going to be a heck of a party with Eric Henerlau & Dan (Allison) Drumheller.

We look forward to dancing as soon as we can and hope everyone is staying safe.

See you on the dance floor.

Circle-N-Square
Hello everyone,

Not much news to report as far as dancing goes. Like most clubs we are still in a holding pattern due to the pandemic. Our major problem is finding

a place to hold dances or classes. We have hopes of starting mid September. The Karuk wellness center seems to be our best option for any type of dancing.in the past the Karuk Tribe was very accommodating and we hope they will be again. We found out that our county fair is back on schedule, to be held in August. This is a great time for us to have our "Pepsi Booth" at the fair. It is a big fundraiser for the club and is a great opportunity to promote upcoming classes. Sherrie and I have been attending Zoom meetings hosted by Daryl Clendenin and attended by callers, dancers, and I think officers of clubs from Oregon. The purpose of these meetings is to try and find new ways to promote square dancing and try to find new ways to re populate this great activity. Suggestions are always welcome, don't be afraid to try something on your own even if it's getting a name and number of a new or even someone thinking of getting back into dancing. I believe the more advertising we can get out there the better! During these meetings there has been a lot of discussion about a revised dance program called SSD ( Social Square Dancing) maybe you have heard of it? It is a shorter lesson plan for new dancers and a possible way to get more dancers in the activity quicker and more often. I am excited and looking forward to trying this out.

We certainly miss seeing everyone and hope to get back together soon.

Stay safe and healthy! And if you can " Get shot"

Dean & Sherrie.

Star Promenaders - Link
Due to the covid threat, the Stars decided to move their birthday dance from February 27th to April 24th. The caller and cuer are subject to change. More will be known about that at a later date. Currently scheduled are Jim Steele & Rikki Lobato.

April 24 (4th Sat)
Birthday Dance
A1/A2 630pm Pre Rounds 730pm MS w/Plus 8 to 10pm
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Jim Steele
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
View Flyer

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
The second TVC meeting in February via Zoom had 21 participants. There were fewer problems encountered by those connecting this time, quite a change from last month. I guess practice makes perfect. As the meeting began, president Mike St.Clair welcomed two new delegates from the TriSquares, Ursula Kuhn and Carol Roos.

Most of the clubs reported no activity. Some are staying connected by newsletters and virtual meetings. The Hoedowners plan to begin their round dances as soon as the Grange is available. The Valley River Dancers hope to have their Dancing Under the Stars on the 4th Saturday in July. More on that at future meetings.

An ongoing discussion continued regarding the future of our dancing. The consensus is that we probably will not be dancing until summer, at best. We discussed the Callerlab square dance program, Social Square Dancing, consisting of 50 moves for Basics and Mainstream. The dance format may be different in the future but most are in agreement that no plans will be firmed up until we are closer to beginning our activity.

The last discussion had to do with electing Council officers for the upcoming year. Mike suggested that considering very low activity last year that the current officers, if willing and volunteers notwithstanding, continue in their respective positions. The TVC By Laws will be consulted to see if this is allowed. If required, there will be a motion to suspend any rule that disallows the continuation at a future meeting. A motion may then be made for continuation.

Ferrous Steinka

Columbia River Dancers - Link
So here is the deal. We missed this year's anniversary dance. It would have been our sixth. No twice baked potatoes or Costco cake. But did that deter our vice president, Melissa James? No way. She booked Adam Christman for our seventh annual dance on March 12th of 2022. Mark it down now in your calendar. There will be dancing soon. Get your vaccine and stay healthy!

Nick Johnson

Eager Beavers - Link
It is with great regret I am announcing this is my last report for the Eager Beavers. At the end of March I am moving to Corvallis to be closer to my youngest daughter who is supposed to keep me out of trouble. I am not sure she is up to the task. Things change and sooner or later either you make a change in your life or fate makes a change for you. Thanks to all of you who have let me know they actually read and enjoy my writing. I do not think of myself as a writer or reporter. I try to put words down on paper that I would say to you if I actually talked to you. This is something I think most people can do.

Please keep up your support of your club because you want it to be there for you when we are given the green light to get dancing again. There are some wonderful dancers who are doing virtual events to keep others active. Many thanks to all of them. Also thank those officers who keep in touch with their members and send out their newsletters on a regular basis. Don’t forget those callers who miss you as much as you miss them.

In the meantime sign up for your Covid-19 vaccination as soon as you are eligible. Sometimes it takes a little work but more sites are coming available.

I am sad to say good bye to all the wonderful people I have met square dancing here but at the same time I am looking forward to finding new friends when dancing begins again in Corvallis. Thanks to everyone who have given such good times in my life.

Also, check for our start date at www.EagerBeavers.info.

Rachel Nettleton


April 5 (1st Mon)

Eager Beavers Well Wishes
Aloha Grange, Aloha
Caller: Hattrick, Clendenin & Kalmbach
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Hayshakers - Link
The Hayshakers are giving serious consideration to dancing SSD-50 when we meet next (date unknown). We are also considering eliminating round dancing and the occasional PLUS tip.

Craig Holt

Hoedowners - Link
February where did you go? Four weeks, 28 days and it is gone! What have the Hoedowners been doing? We have been searching for vaccine appointments (Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson and Johnson) and pondering our future. Hey, Hoedowners we do have one. The board has been scratching their collective heads, making estimates, planning, watching, debating, and waiting for some breakout information. The Aloha Grange building can now host larger groups so keep your eye on your email.

Our future: Jubilation! We are planning our first dances of the year March 13th and 27th. We are delighted to announce it will be rounds with our cuer, Randy Lewis. A review or lessons will be at 6 pm. A variety of music will play from 7-9 pm. Please come with a partner to comply with covid19 restrictions. Masks and social distancing required.

We are planning a campout June 3-6 at the Silver Cove Resort. Cabins, RV parking and day tripping too. It will be our big social event of the spring and our first social event in over a year. We are beside ourselves we are so excited!!

Which of the following activities sounds good to you after a year of a pandemic?

Dancing - Dining - Card playing - Baseball - Painting - Firesides - Games - Laughing

They are all on our planning calendar. Watch this space next month for more detailed information. We plan on hosting more dance fun and safe events this year.

Krystal Laas

Mix N Mingle - Link
Winter is behind us and Spring has sprung! Enjoy the sunshine, the flowers and the often unexpected “April Showers”. Other than, “I wonder when we’ll be dancing again”, our big question is - - - - - What kind of M&M’s are they going to come out with THIS Easter??

Lindie Noonan

Oak Hills Squares - Link
Oak Hills Squares is still having a 90-minute zoom call every two weeks while we wait impatiently for the okay to meet again. Fifteen members participated during the call last Monday evening. It is always interesting to catch up on what everyone is doing, and an informal agenda has developed: wearing clothes with a seasonal theme like Valentine Day, a review and recommendation of movies people have watched; a show and tell of craft projects in progress, and a word of the day shared by anyone who wants to do it. Some recent words: scurryfunge, which means to hastily tidy a house; snudge – to cheat especially in competition; and zygoma – the cheek bone (kiss my zygoma). Some folks are meeting to hike the West Side trail, and there was some talk of trying to organize a game night with social distancing and masks. Members are discussing whether to immediately begin classes when we can meet again, or whether to have a couple of months with just the club members – it’s fun to plan a future with dancing in it!

Marie Clem

R Square D - Link
Many of you have danced with R Square D at the Kelso Senior Center. The main area has a wood floor large enough for (tight) 8 squares. The kitchen is adjacent and easy for serving in the main room.

If a club participates on the board of the Center there is a break on the rental fee. Woohoo!! Thank you Vic Roberts, President, Dick Sims, Treasurer, Sandy Sims and John Poole for your part on the board. They help stretch our club finances.

But the real reason I am telling you this is to tell of the big project some of our members, primarily John Poole, Vic Roberts and Dick Sims have taken on during this pandemic: There is a second floor to the building with 4 small rooms and 2 large unfinished rooms (unusable) at each end of the building. These guys, primarily orchestrated by John Poole, have insulated, installed drywall, lighting, painted, added flooring, stairway access carpeted, and handrails installed. The rooms are near completion. When life seems to be at a standstill there are people out there doing significant things like this.

Kudos to R Square D people who have contributed to this project.

Annie Tietze

Sunset Promenaders - Link
No club news received.
Toe Draggers - Link
The Toe’s are keeping in touch on Zoom, and it is nice to see everyone’s face. Most are doing well, but there is an underlying vibe saying WE WANT TO GET BACK TO DANCING AND SOCIALISING. With present info it looks promising for that to happen.

At the next meeting we will be talking about (SSD) Social Square Dancing. It’s been successful in Chicago, and it’s being investigated in Oregon now. Lets hope it is a way to get back to some form of dancing.

We have a slate of club officers:

President -Tom & Diana Gray

Vice President - Cathy Houston

Treasure - Dan Watson

Secretary - Kathy Degman

TVC Delegate - Linda Curtis

Stay well and we’ll see each other soon

Kathy Degman

Tri Squares - Link
We continue to have monthly board meetings over Zoom and to discuss when and how we will begin dancing again. Most likely we'll begin with workshop-type afternoon dances limited to our club-members only, to bring us up to speed before scheduling any regular dances. Also, use the Zoom meetings for all members to keep up with each other's news. And of course our monthly newsletter "The Tattler" has been emailed regularly to everyone throughout this whole pandemic.

In March over Zoom we had our annual General Meeting to present the names of members running for board positions, and in April we'll hold elections by email, which worked very well last year. Everyone is so anxious to dance again as soon as it's safe, and we like the idea of dancing to the 50 most-used steps a lot -- but board members are not fond of the potential name of "Social Square Dancing". We hope that the now-overused word "social" is dropped and that a different name is chosen.

Gloria Davis

Valley River Dancers - Link
Valley River Dancers had a club meeting on February 12, 2021. We discussed the hopeful possibility of receiving Covid-19 vaccine immunizations soon. With that in mind we are hoping to be able to start dancing again in May or June at the Community Center or outside including our special July dance "Dancing under the Stars". So we feel like things are looking up for our square dance community.

Judy Zimmerman

Valley Squares - Link
At last, Spring is here. Hope everyone is well and either has had their Covid vaccine or has it scheduled.

I have been attending Daryl Clendenin's zoom meeting every other Tuesday at 7 pm. Pretty much we are discussing the following: When can we start? (no one knows yet); How will we start, that's another of the big questions; What level will we have our classes and dances, another big question; and Suggest having year round lessons to increase our clubs membership.

I am suggesting that our TVC Club President's have a zoom meeting and discuss this, then take any suggestions back to their Boards and perhaps members as well. We all need to be on the same page to continue square dancing and keep it alive. Don't know when the Club President's zoom discussions will happen or if it will have happened by the time you read this. We also all need to be on the same page as far as our regular dances are concerned. Whichever way we go, we need to be consistent. If we teach our new members the SSD-50 then we need to dance the SSD-50. We have some time yet and hopefully some great discussions. It's a new dawn, let's make sure square dancing is still here for us to enjoy in whatever format we choose.

As far as Plus and beyond is concerned, if we go the SSD-50 route Plus dances will not be changed, but Plus lessons will need to include the calls that were dropped from Basics and Mainstream. All levels above Plus will not have to adjust. Let's hope by our next report all this will be settled. Take a deep breath, enjoy the sunshine, do your Spring planting and hope to get back to square dancing soon.

Carolene Siebert

Wave Steppers - Link
No club news received.

Umpqua Area Council - Link
No council news received.
Buckeroo - Link
Well...there is lots going on in beautiful southern Oregon! We have begun to have some dances and are excited to be out on the dance floor again. We are requiring that people wear masks and that they bring their own snack as we are not sharing food right now. The Buckeroo Barn is encouraging everyone to get their vaccine, and as encouragement, if you bring your vaccine card you will be admitted to one dance free. If we can get to 90% of our dancers vaccinated, we will be able to lift the mask requirement.

We dance the first and third Saturdays from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. These are updated times and have recently changed, so please make note. We are also starting a “no experience” dance from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm on our regular dance nights. Come join the fun and help introduce square dancing to a whole new group of dancers!

Our Birthday Dance is coming up on the first Saturday in April. Come join the celebration and help us remember all the good times over the years. We also have our special Buckeroo Round-Up weekend scheduled for June 11th-13th. This year we will welcome Dan Nordbye as our caller and Julie Stiers as our cuer. It is always a highlight of our year and helps us raise money to support our beloved barn.

Happy dancing,

Robin

Dancing Friends - Link
Well, here’s the current situation with Dancing Friends Round Dance Club. Douglas County was elevated to Extreme Risk status mid-March. This put the kibosh on the dancing we had planned and remains in effect until at least March 25 when risk status is re-evaluated. We are hoping for good health for everyone and will happily resume dancing when it is safer to do so. Our email is: luvrounddancing@gmail.com We wish everyone good health and happy dancing!


April 2 (1st Fri)
Round Dance Party
Phase 4-5 from 6-6:50, Phase 2, 3, 4 rotated from 7-9
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer
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