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Oregon Federation News
January 2022

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

Printed 20 January 2022
President's Corner

Christmas season is past, gifts have all been exchanged, both with family and friends and back at the store for something else. Wrapping paper is all disposed of and decorations are coming down. Now we look forward to 2022. 2021 seemed to go by fast despite the mask mandates and other rules. Some clubs have been able to hold dances and classes is spite of the fact that masks are required. Face shields do make it easier for some folks to dance. I am glad to see that our square dancers are pushing through and doing the best they can to keep the activity humming.

Back in the spring, we thought we would be fully dancing by fall. In the fall, we thought we would be fully dancing by January. Now it looks like that may be pushed back even further. Not good news. BUT, some clubs are starting classes this month. Others are still being cautious. Please check the OFN to see who is dancing in your area and go and support those clubs.

Mid-Winter is still on the horizon. If you have not purchased your ribbons yet, please consider doing so. This festival needs our support now, more than ever. We must all do our part to support square dancing and……

Let’s Get Back to Dancing

George Hermann
OFSRDC President 2021-2022

Editor's Note

Here's hoping for a much better 2022 for us all. See you at Mid-Winter.


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Coronavirus Update

The coronavirus situation is very fluid. The state-wide indoor mask mandate is still in effect in Oregon. As always, it is up to each individual club and facility to decide what restrictions make them comfortable. Please honor their wishes.

https://ofn.club/content/2021-07/Covid%20Guidelines%20(210608).pdf .


Federation Meetings

The next Federation meeting will be at the Linn County Fairgrounds for Mid-Winter Festival, Sunday, January 30, 2022.


Mid-Winter

Mid-Winter Festival 2022 is scheduled for January 28-30, 2022, at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany. You can click here to download the Program Book.


Summer Festival

The 2022 Summer Festival will be hosted by the Interstate Highlanders and Rogue-Sis-Q Councils, and held at the Blanchet School in Salem, a nice central location. The dates are July 15-17, 2022. The featured caller and cuer are Pat Carnathan and Rikki Lobato. Don't forget to buy your Mid-Winter Ribbons so you can attend our pre-registration kickoff party on January 29, 2022, from 1 to 2 pm in the mainstream hall.


Federation Links


Other National Events

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 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® will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 26-29, 2024.


Other National Links


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:

January 3 -- Heads to the Center
January 16 -- Columbia River Dancers
January 21 -- Corvallis Squares
January 22 -- Cherry City Cloggers
January 25 -- Happy Hoppers

When & Where

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

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

Letters and Articles

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Obituaries

Available Callers & Cuers

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

Callers:

Ian Craig
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
Oregon Round of the Month

The Rogue Sis Q Council has chosen the January Round of the Month:

"All Kinds of Everything II", Phase II+2 Waltz (Hover and Whisk), choreographed by Stella & Peter Tennant, music by Dana.

[Download your cue sheet here] (https://www.roundalab.org/CuesheetsDL2/All%20Kinds%20Of%20Everything%20II%2C%20Tennant%2C%20S%26P_Waltz_2%2B2.pdf).

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

Lessons starting in January and February

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.


Roseburg
Timber 8's
Buckeroo Barn
5051 NE Stephens St
Plus
January workshops Sunday 2-4pm w/Phil Ramey, 1/2-1/23
Contact:
Roseburg
Timber 8's
Buckeroo Barn
5051 NE Stephens St
Plus
January workshops Sunday 2-4pm w/Phil Ramey, 1/2-1/23
Contact:
Vancouver
Columbia River Dancers
Manor Grange #1101
17901 NE 72nd Ave
Basic
Sundays 6 - 7 PM YEAR ROUND
Contact: Dale 360-606-8849
Vancouver
Columbia River Dancers
Manor Grange #1101
17901 NE 72nd Ave
Mainstream
Sundays 7 - 8 PM YEAR ROUND
Contact: Dale 360-606-8849
Medford
Star Promenaders
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center
3377 Table Rock Rd
Mainstream
Mondays 630-830 starting January 3, 2022
Contact: Frances @ 541-890-6237
Milwaukie
River City Dancers
Milwaukie Community Club
10666 SE 42nd Ave
Mainstream
Sunday, 5 to 7 pm
Contact: RCDPresident@gmail.com
Newberg
Valley River Dancers
Chehalem Community Center
2nd & Howard Street
Mainstream
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Contact: newbergdancers@gmail.com
Kelso
R Square D
Kelso Senior Center
106 NW 8th Ave.
Plus
Wednesday 6:30 PM
Contact: Chris Poole 360.425.6260
Kelso
R Square D
Kelso Senior Center
106 NW 8th Ave.
Mainstream
Wednesday 7:30 PM
Contact: Chris Poole 360.425.6260
Portland
Rosetown Ramblers
Brigeport United Church of Christ
621 NE 76th Ave.
Mainstream
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm starting Jan. 11, 2022
Contact: info@rosetownramblers.com
Grants Pass
Charlie Brown Squares
Josephine County Square Dance Hall
1451 Fairgrounds Rd
Mainstream
Tuesday 630pm starting 1/18/22
Contact: Carla 541-218-2539
Salem
Salem Swingin' Stars
Salem Square Dance Center
3695 45th Av NE
Mainstream
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM (Starts February 9, 2022)
Contact: 503-385-5925
Salem
Salem Swingin' Stars
Salem Square Dance Center
3695 45th Av NE
Plus
Wednesdays, 8:00 PM (Starts February 9, 2022)
Contact: 503-884-0158
Beaverton, OR
Eager Beavers
Aloha Grange
3425 SW 185th Ave
Plus
Start February 14 Monday - 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Contact: Karen 503 649-9487 Sally 503 645-2414

New Dancer Jamborees
January 7 (1st Fri)
Charlie Brown Squares
Social Square Dance
Floor time for new graduates and experienced dancers
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Chuck Simpkins
Cuer: N/A
View Flyer
February 11 (2nd Fri)
Charlie Brown Squares
Social Square Dance
For Newly Graduated & Experienced Dancers
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Chuck Simpkins
Cuer: N/A
View Flyer
February 27 (4th Sun)
Columbia River Dancers
Beginner Dance & Clothing Sale
5-7 PM
Manor Grange #1101, Battleground
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
View Flyer
February 27 (4th Sun)
Columbia River Dancers
Beginner Dance & Clothing Sale
5-7 PM
Manor Grange #1101, Battleground
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
View Flyer

Special Dances
January 9 (2nd Sun)
Lebanon Square Circlers
Birthday Dance
Strawberry Shortcake
IOOF Hall, Lebanon
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Jackie Gale
View Flyer
February 2 (1st Wed)
Bachelor N Bachelorettes
Class Graduation/Groundhog Dance
Mainstream
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
February 26 (4th Sat)
Star Promenaders
Star Promenaders 65th Birthday Dan e
See Flyer
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Eric Henerlau
Cuer: MaryAnn Callahan
View Flyer
March 12 (2nd Sat)
Columbia River Dancers
Anniversary Dance
Plus 7-8, MS 8-10 PM
Manor Grange #1101, Battleground
Caller: Adam Christman
Cuer: Adam Christman
View Flyer
April 8 (2nd Fri)
Rogue-Sis-Q Council
Pear Blossom Square Dance Festival
www.pearblossomsquaredancefestival.com
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Mike Haworth
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
View Flyer
May 27 (4th Fri)
Charlie Brown Squares
Boatnik Square Dance Festival
SEE FLYER and www.charliebrownsquares.com
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Eric Henerlau
Cuer: Dan Drumheller
View Flyer
June 4 (1st Sat)
Lebanon Square Circlers
Strawberry Festival ALLIANCE Dance
Silent Auction, Experienced Clothing Sale
Lebanon Senior Center, Lebanon
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Jackie Gale
July 20 (3rd Wed)
Star Promenaders
49th Diamond Lake SD Festival
SEE FLYER
Diamond Lake, Diamond Lake
Caller: Don Wood (Phil Ramey)
Cuer: Marie Wood
View Flyer

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Darrell Kalmbach and KC Curtis call at the River City Dancers, December 18th

ReVuNQ held a Pre-Holiday dance on 12/23 with 14 in attendance. Nice evening of dancing various rhythms with a break for some sparkling cider for the New Year.

Councils & Clubs

Click a council name to go directly to that section.


Blue Mountains Council
No council 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 - Link
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
Merry Christmas and may 2022 bring good news and many blessiongs!

We did not have our October 30 dance because of COVID. We'll wait until it is safer. It does feel like the light may be finally showing at the end of the tunnel. We want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during the pandemic. It's hard, but we will make it and get back to dancing, calling and cueing.

Our next scheduled dance is now April 30, 2022. Surely, things will have slowed down by then. We're wanting everyone to be safe and feel safe.

Christina Corelli

Cast A Shadow - Link
Our club continues to hold off on gathering to dance. We haven’t danced since July. If the number of cases in our area drops down sufficiently, we hope to start up again in the new year. Please get on Fred Beisse’s email list if you want to be notified of a dance opportunity.

We normally dance on Sunday afternoons once or twice a month to recorded music which can be halted so we can review moves that break down squares. We often will have two squares in attendance and are easy going and encourage participation from one and all at the advanced level.

Gaynor Hinz

Club reporter

Misty Valley Cloggers
No club news received.
Single Trees - Link
Our November 26 dance was a great success considering how many people are staying home due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Lane County. We had two squares on the floor with Craig Abercrombie calling and cueing to some really great songs we all know and love. We actually had more guys out to dance than gals which is always a pleasant surprise for us gals. We also had a lot of round dancers on the floor which was equally nice to see. We all wish COVID would die down (it does not appear that it will ever go away) so we could dance without masks and see more people come out to join us. Meanwhile those of us who love to dance head north to dance to Randy Dibble in Salem (thnk you Salem Swingin’ Stars!) or south to Roseburg (Timber 8’s and Buckeroos, thank you!).

We continue to dance once a month since we started back up last May. We normally have from 2 to 4 squares in attendance and on the floor. We have enjoyed dancing to Scott Zinser, George Hermann, Jim Hattrick, Terry Halley, Craig Abercrombie, and Darrell Kalmbach this year and hope to see more of them in 2022.

At this point we are not sure if we will have a dance in January so our next scheduled dance will be Feb. 25, 2022 with Jim Hattrick calling and possibly cueing our 58th Birthday Dance. If we have a dance in January it would be on the third Friday if the hall is available or perhaps the 3rd Saturday if our sister club Whirl-A-Ways decided to continue holding off on having dances. If we don’t see you at one of our dances, we hope to see you at either the New Year’s Eve dance at our Springfield hall which starts with pre-rounds at 7:30 and then mainstream with plus tips from 8-10PM. Masks or shields are required as well as vaccinations. Hand sanitizer will be provided. And of course the 4th weekend in January will see our annual Mid-winter Festival happening at the Albany Linn County Fairgrounds.

See you soon.

Gaynor Hintz

Spin Cycle Squares - Link
Spin Cycle Squares is meeting socially at the hall albeit being socially distant. We meet Sundays from 4 - 6 at the square dance center at 2095 Yolanda in Springfield. Our dances are always casual dress. Right now we are not doing shared food. Dancers please bring your own water. Vaccinated dancers please and thank you. Call president David Lajoie at 541-520-7311 to make sure we are meeting and/or DANCING! And hopefully, by the time you are reading this we are back to dancing! Our caller, Tim Matteson, makes sure the level is spot on for the floor. Fun to be had by all!

Thank you! Come and join us! We meet almost every Sunday whether we are dancing or not! Merry Christmas!

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
Our club is planning on dancing the third Saturday in January at the McMinnville Grange from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Masks will be required and hand sanitizer will be available. We are looking forward to greeting old and new friends.
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
The club has been dancing since June. We started lessons in September and have about 10 students that were invited to the Christmas dance on December 11. That dance is our annual silent auction and Christmas Dance. We raised $284 and a little over 30 cans of decaf coffee for Windsor House. The houses are homes for brain damaged persons who are learning to get back into society. Without our donations, they only get one cup of coffee a day. Now they can have more.

The club will continue with lessons and workshops into January and the students will be ready to join in the fun at Mid-Winter in Albany.

Marilyn Schmit


January 1 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Lebanon Square Circlers - Link
No club news received.

January 9 (2nd Sun)
Birthday Dance
Strawberry Shortcake
IOOF Hall, Lebanon
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Jackie Gale
View Flyer
ORDTA - Link
No club news received.
ReVuN'Q
When this was written, it was warm outside and I was thinking about putting up Christmas lights. But when it is published, it will be shortly before Christmas and before the New Year arrives.

The club took three weeks off in November to allow our cuer and three others time to recover from an outbreak of covid in our area. All had been fully vaccinated and are feeling much better by now. We resumed dancing on December 2 with review to see how much we had forgotten in the three weeks we had not been on the dance floor.

We have a pre-holiday dance on December 23, to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s early since we are not hosting a dance on December 31.

We are hoping that your holidays were bountiful with lots of food, friends and most importantly, family. Did you get everything on your Christmas list? Marilyn Schmit

Salem Swingin' Stars
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!  May we all have a better 2022 than the last two years.

December found us dancing on three Fridays. Our 5th Friday dance is our New Year's Eve dance. We look forward to seeing more dancers as time goes on. Please support the clubs you can and let's remember we are all in this together.

Get your ribbons for Mid-Winter and we will see you in a square. Sheila Machado


January 21 (3rd Fri)
Regular dance
7:00 PM
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Randy Lewis
Silver City Squares
Changes, changes, changes.

Announcing our new club caller and cuer: Ian Craig and Julie Stiers. We are happy to include them in our club.

Starting in January 2022, we will be adding a second dance a month. This will be on either the fourth or fifth Saturday. We will have our second Friday dance, skip a weekend, and then have our Saturday dance. Please pay attention to flyers for details and to make sure we are dancing. Our Saturday dance in January will be cancelled due to Mid-Winter Festival. Also starting in January 2022, our dances will go until 11:00 pm.

We are hoping that we will know for sure this month if the Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival is happening this year. If it doesn't, we will be trying to arrange something with the Washington clubs. We will be selling raffle tickets at Mid-Winter to fundraise for our youth teams (2-3 squares possible this year). We might also have Teen Festival pins for sale - please stop by the youth table in the Mainstream Hall to see us.

We have had 13 youth students in our Mainstream class (3-4 squares at lessons). Our plan is to graduate them just before Mid-Winter. Julia Buchheit has been teaching a 2-step class and has 10 students. Our Plus class has 6 students. We really thank all our angels for helping at all of the classes. Petrina Buchheit


January 14 (2nd Fri)
regular dance
8:00 AM
Waldo Hills Community Club, Silverton
Caller: Ian Craig
Cuer: Julie Stiers
View Flyer
Timber Twirlers - Link
Albany Timber Twirlers will begin dancing again in January on the first and fourth Fridays. Hopefully you can come and join us. Bruce Lowther is the caller and Sandy Harris is the cuer. We miss everybody. We will be following the state protocols for mask requirements but bring your own bottle of water or something to drink. No food to share unless it us commercially prepared. Other than that, we will dance and have a good time. Sandy Harris

January 7 (1st Fri)
welcome back dance
7:30 PM
IOOF Hall, Albany
Caller: BRUCE LOWTHER
Cuer: SANDY HARRIS
View Flyer

January 7 (1st Fri)
WELCOME BACK
MAINSTREAM FLOOR LEVEL DANCE
IOOF Hall, Albany
Caller: BRUCE LOWTHER
Cuer: SANDY HARRIS
View Flyer

January 21 (3rd Fri)
WARM UP FOR MID-WINTER
7:30 PM
IOOF Hall, Albany
Caller: BRUCE LOWTHER
Cuer: SANDY HARRIS
View Flyer
Willamette Squares
Willamette Squares regular square dance occurs every fourth Saturday. Unfortunately this year it falls on Christmas Day so we will be going dark that day. Merry Christmas to all on December 25!

In January 2022 we will resume our dances on the fourth Saturday as usual. The Salem Square Dance Center where we regularly meet requires that everyone wear a mask or face covering.

Our longtime caller, Sandy Harris, has announced she will be retiring. We all appreciate her support, expertise, and enthusiasm over the years.

A Happy, Healthy New Year to everyone!  We look forward to dancing with you all next year on the fourth Saturday of each month! Jodee Howard


Portland Area Council - Link
The council does not meet in December.

Jim

Bachelor N Bachelorettes - Link
Our biggest news is that starting January, we will reduce our dance nights to the 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays. This will be the first change to our dance schedule in the 57 years of our club. (We no longer have the attendance or volunteers to dance every week.) For the immediate time being we’ll have a lot of fun, including our Pre-New Year’s Eve dance on December 29th.

Our Pre-New Year’s Eve dance will be primarily for new dancers, and features B-48 moves, and a plus tip at the end so there’s fun for everyone.

To be honest, there are probably too many clubs for the number of dancers we have, and the sooner a club starts to dance again, the more likely they will still be in business five years from now. We want to be one of the clubs still dancing in five years, which is why we started dancing last June; after all, one can’t grow a dance club by not dancing.

Jim


January 5 (1st Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer

January 19 (3rd Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
Buzzin Bees
No club news received.
Chaps & Petticoats - Link
There were two visitations encouraged by Portland Area Council’s President, Robert Lumsden, in the month of December - both were both full of energy and enjoyed very much. On December 4, 2021 PAC clubs visited Country Cut-Ups - as one walked inside, the floor was pink and black (PAC attire) and red Christmas colors dancing to Darrell Kalmbach and Tami Helms. What a site with four squares on the floor at times.

A visitation to Bachelor and Bachelorettes was December 8th - Dan Nordbye kept the squares moving (laughing) and enjoying ourselves. Julie Stiers cued to a busy floor of rounders. Both visitations helped the clubs financially - which was the goal. Look to dancepac.org calendar for future visitations planned.

Chaps and Petticoats met on December 6th and chose to cancel lesson plans and 3rd-Sunday dances, for now. Please continue to join us at our first and third Friday 'regular' dances.

Happy New Year everyone … Chaps will see you at Mid-Winter.

Happy Feet

Betty Chipps


January 7 (1st Fri)
Dance
7:30 PM
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Julie Stiers

January 21 (3rd Fri)
Dance
7:30 PM
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Leonard Snodgrass
Cuer: Connie Clark
Country Cut-Ups - Link
No club news received.

January 1 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

January 22 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00 PM M/S Dance; 7:00-7:30 Plus, Masks Required
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Julie Stiers
View Flyer
Happy Hoppers - Link
No club news received.

January 15 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 to 9:30
Washington Grange #82, Vancouver
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
View Flyer
Heads to the Center - Link
No club news received.
Oaky Doaks - Link
No club news received.

January 13 (2nd Thu)
Oaky Doaks General Membership Meeting
Semi-Annual general club membership meeting
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove

January 13 (2nd Thu)
Oaky Doaks General Membership Meeting
Semi-Annual general club membership meeting
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove

January 15 (3rd Sat)
Oaky Doaks Third Saturday Dance
7:00 pm Pre-Rounds / 7:30 - 9:30 Square & Round Dances
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
River City Dancers - Link
We hope everyone had a happy holiday season and that the new year brings good health, happiness and more square dancing

We had our usual two dances in December plus a game night social between Christmas and New Years for our members.

We enter the new year with our club dances scheduled every second and third Saturday. They are from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Face masks are still required or full face shields that cover the entire face.

We will be offering square dance lessons for both new and returning dancers each Sunday from 5-7 P.M., beginning January 9. The lessons are for singles, couples, and adolescents 12 years old and up. Adolescents must be accompanied by an adult. Our caller Darrell Kalmbach is the instructor. Lessons will be at the Milwaukie community Center at 10666 SE 42nd Ave in Milwaukie, 42nd and Jackson) . This is also the location of our club dances.

Here is to a great New year of square dancing,

Carol Mendenhall


January 8 (2nd Sat)
Second Saturday Dance
7:00 Plus & Pre-Rounds. 7:30 - 9:30 Mainstream & Rounds
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer

January 15 (3rd Sat)
Second Saturday Dance
7:00 Plus & Pre-Rounds. 7:30 - 9:30 Mainstream & Rounds
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
Rosetown Ramblers - Link
No club news received.

Rogue-Sis-Q Council
No council news received.
Charlie Brown Squares - Link
December was a month filled with wonderful dances and lots of smiles. We had a fantastic birthday dance, with Pat Carnathan calling and Rikki cueing. We had a consistent 5 squares for Mainstream and 4 for Plus; with 2 squares of Advanced dancers. The round dance floor was full, and it was a great dance. Our Ugly Christmas Sweater dance was also lots of fun with Roger Putzler and Rikki filling the hall with great Christmas Music. A great group of square and round dancers enjoyed themselves. Roger and Linda Putzler are always such a delight to see down here in the Rogue Valley. Our hall hosted the Caller/Cuer dance on the 12th, and it was a great time. 5 callers and 4 cuers shared their talents and encouraged the newer dancers with lots of smiles and fun; especially during the Purple Heart tips...LOL

Our Tuesday SSD class should be graduating in early January; the class is small, but everyone has a good time. New SSD classes should be starting on January 18th, and we hope to get more dancers to participate. We also hope to have SSD dances on the 2nd Friday each month; with dates TBD when there is a Festival or another event happening that same nite.

Thursdays continue with a Mainstream Workshop and Plus class/workshop.

Our next dance will be January 15th. This is our Jack Frost Dance AND Amateur nite. If you've ever wanted to give calling/cueing a try come on down and you can try it with a great group of fun dancers who will encourage you!! It's always a fun time! Chuck and Rikki will be calling/cueing/mc'ing.

We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and may 2022 be the best year possible. We would love to see you in a square and look forward to seeing you soon!


January 7 (1st Fri)
Social Square Dance
Floor time for new graduates and experienced dancers
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Chuck Simpkins
Cuer: N/A
View Flyer

January 15 (3rd Sat)
Jack Frost & Amateur Nite
Pre Rounds 7pm/Alternating Plus/Mainstream 730pm
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Chuck Simpkins
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
View Flyer
Circle-N-Square
Greetings from Yreka.

As we get close to year's end, we want to wish all of our square dance friends a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We hope that next year will be the best you have ever had.

This past year we had our ups and downs, personally and as a club. Like many, we were on hold due to the pandemic and everything associated with it. We had hopes of starting a new dancer class and using the SSD program, but again due to the restrictions of the pandemic locally, statewide, nationally and dancers who were reluctant to get out socially we were not able to start classes. While we {Sherrie & I} have had our Covid vaccine, the booster, also our Flu, and Pneumonia shots we understand and respect people who choose to not get any of them and choose to not come out and dance and socialize. We were able to have our "Pepsi Booth" at the county fair, this is always a lot of work but also a lot of fun. Once again we want to thank all of the people who braved the heat and volunteered to help make it a success. We also want to thank Elaine for agreeing to be our council rep. She kept us informed on what is happening with the council and other necessary news. She has agreed to be our rep again next year. It has also been an extra treat to visit with and share memories with her since we've known each other for over 50 years. Sherrie and I only attended two dances this past year, and they were both fantastic, it was great to get out and kick up our heels and connect with friends. On another note because we only attended two dances, {mainly due to my work schedules} I have not called in almost two years, so when I get back into it, I will be like many dancers and will need to take it slow. As we look forward to next year, we hope to try new dancer classes again. We are also planning to have party nights and dances, ALL of these at least for a while, will be SSD, Mainstream, and some Plus, and NO Advanced. {Unless we have a guest caller} We don't have a start date yet. As always this will hinge on the Karuk Tribe and their restrictions and requirements. As I said in my last post once we start getting into the full swing of dancing all of our dances will probably be held at the Karuk Wellness Center. Once again, a big thank you to everyone who helped at the fair and Elaine for all she does for us. We want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Year.

Hope to see you soon please stay healthy and safe. Take care of yourself and those close to you. Remember that life is a precious gift.

Dean & Sherrie

Star Promenaders - Link
No club news received.

January 8 (2nd Sat)
Salt & Pepper Dance
Pre Rounds 7pm MS/Plus Tips 730-930
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Phil Ramey
Cuer: TBD
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January 22 (4th Sat)
The Holidays Are Over Dance
EZ Adv 6-7 Pre Rounds 7-730 730-930 MS/Plus
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Phil Ramey & Janet Geiger
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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 November TVC meeting was held via Zoom. We discussed the five upcoming 2022 Council dances, 3 fifth Saturdays, NYE and the annual Hahn Barn Dance. No firm information on themes at this time. Date for the Hahn Barn Dance has not been determined. It was voted to not require vaccinations at the 2021 NYE dance. We will continue the Zoom meetings through at least December. The search for a new venue for our in person meetings is ongoing.

Since the OFN is published around the 20th of December, you still have time to plan on the TVC's annual New Years Eve dance at the Hillsboro IOOF Hall. This dance features Darrell Kalmbach & KC Curtis calling with Tami Helms & Julie Stiers cueing. Beginning with rounds at 7:00 the dance will continue with squares at 7:30 until 10pm. Every third tip will be plus with a celebration break at 9pm coincident with New York time. Masks and/or face shields are required.

The next Council event in January will be our annual TVC Presidents Meeting & Potluck to honor current and past club Presidents. It will be held at the IOOF Hall, 267 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123 on January 31st. The evening will begin at 6:00 with a meeting at 7:00. All TVC club Presidents & dancers are invited to join us. The TVC wishes to thank all the presidents of the TVC Clubs for volunteering their time and efforts into this activity we all love. Also at this meeting the presentation of the Tualatin Valley Council “2021 Recognition Award” for outstanding service and special contribution to the square dance community within the TVC geographical area.

A message form TVC President, Mike St.Clair: "It's the beginning of a New Year and things are looking a lot better. By now we will have had our first TVC dance, the first one in two years, Yahoo!! We will be working on further dances and will have more info coming. The one thing that I really want to make happen this year is our TVC Recognition Award so put that on your calendar. This is to honor a person or persons that have gone above and beyond for square and round dance clubs. We will follow the current mandate from the Governor. This means if masks are required that is what we will do. At this time we are not going to require proof of vaccination. We missed out on this award in 2020 so I have contacted the board of midwinter and got an ok to present that award at midwinter. Please help me make this a significant event on both occasions. Those honored have worked hard to ensure that we can have fun and dance with our friends. Hope to see you on the dance floor."

Ferrous Steinka


January 31 (5th Mon)
TVC Appreciation Meeting
Award the newest TVC Award Winner
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Columbia River Dancers - Link
We will be holding a dance on New Year’s Eve with the Back Porch Duo featuring Adam Christman and Jim Hattrick. The dance begins at 9pm and continues until 2022.

Vaccinations are not required but mask wearing will be. Face shields only without a mask on underneath are illegal at events in Washington state.

Jan and I want to wish everyone the Happiest of New Years and look forward to seeing you in a square soon.

Nick Johnson


January 7 (1st Fri)
50's Sock Hop Dance
Plus 7-8, MS 8-10 PM
Manor Grange #1101, Battleground
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
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January 21 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Plus 7-8, MS 8-10 PM
Manor Grange #1101, Battleground
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
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Eager Beavers - Link
In November we celebrated Veterans Day and honored our special group of guys that served our country bravely. Thank you all for your service. On that same day Craig Abercrombie joined Jim Hattrick on stage for great calling and cueing.

We have five dance days in January at Aloha Grange. Come enjoy our great callers any Monday for a fun afternoon of dancing and fellowship. On that note, Daryl Clendenin has resigned as one of our callers. We have appreciated very much his time with our club, and he will be missed. Daryl is looking to stay closer to his home. He is the caller for Oaky Doaks at the Oak Grove Community Center. Thank you Daryl for your years with Eager Beavers. We send our love and best wishes to you and Yvonne.

The new year will bring lessons. Monday February 14th we start our afternoon Plus square dance lessons, noon to 1:15 pm. Come to learn and/or refresh. Our regular Plus dance will be from 1:15 - 3:00 pm immediately after lessons.

We continue to require face masks or shields, along with proof of vaccination, to ensure the safety of our members and guests.

Happy New Year Friends! Be well be safe. Please check for up to date information at www.EagerBeavers.info.

Karen Steinka


January 3 (1st Mon)
Happy New Year
1:00 - 3:00 pm Refresher Plus & Rounds
Aloha Grange, Aloha
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
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January 10 (2nd Mon)
January Dance
1:00 - 3:00 pm Refresher Plus & Rounds
Aloha Grange, Aloha
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Jeanine Norden
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January 17 (3rd Mon)
January Dance
1:00 to 3:00 Refresher Plus & Ph II/III Rounds
Aloha Grange, Aloha
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
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January 24 (4th Mon)
January Dance
1:00 to 3:00 Refresher Plus & Ph II/III Rounds
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Jeanine Norden
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January 31 (5th Mon)
January Dance
1:00 to 3:00 Refresher Plus & Ph II/III Rounds
Aloha Grange, Aloha
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
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Hayshakers - Link
The Hayshakers will NOT be dancing in January, 2022. We look forward to dancing in the future.

Craig Holt

Hoedowners - Link
November is really the kick-off of the holiday season. I generally start by opening my recipe box. Yes, I still have a box of dog eared, stained recipe cards. I have not always attributed the recipes to the friends, relatives or magazines that shared the information. I wish I had. A few I know for certain but, who remembers who first brought that fabulous cheese bread to the softball picnics? Some of the relative recipes are for dishes I don’t make but can’t bear to part with the card like Aunt Eunice’s Zucchini Pickles. Do I have any recipes from my Norwegian Grandmother Julia? No, she died when my mom was eight, but I do have the Lutefisk and Lefse recipes that my mom collected, recreating her childhood. My grandfather was a great bread maker but never followed a recipe just “knew” when the dough was right. These days, “almost” homemade food is readily available, but my granddaughters wait for our Dough Dogs the day we get a Christmas tree, cake donuts on Labor Day weekend, and brightly colored, hand formed popcorn balls on Christmas Eve. It’s all about revisiting treasured memories and creating new ones.

Now, I have great memories of past Hoedowner dances. Who can forget Sally Duyck, wearing a leotard, swinging from the rafters at our Circus Dance or Sally, at one of our Western Dances, sitting on the back of an upright piano in her dance hall outfit while Donnie Laas pounded out boogie woogie tunes? We’ve had memorable anniversary and pirate dances, dressed in pajamas and black and white, revisited the 60’s and our school days and had a great time doing it. We’ve found that crazy produces fun, excitement and those all-important memories. I’m excited for 2022!

The new memories we’re making: on November 11th, we had our annual Turkey Toss Dance. Have you ever tossed a frozen turkey? Of course not, but the bean bags of a corn hole game substitute perfectly! We sent lots of frozen fowl home with lucky dancers and one with our caller, K.C. Curtis. Connie Clark was our cuer that evening with Terry Halley and Beth being our guest caller and cuer. On the 27th of November, we danced to Daryl Kalmbach and Connie Clark. We had anticipated keeping dancers posted on the Civil War, pardon me, rivalry game scores throughout the evening. Lo and behold the game was played in the afternoon and was over before the dance began. Ducks won 38 to 29. Accuracy counts, even if it’s just one point.

As I look ahead, I’m peering into 2022. What do I see? I see dancing on January 8th with Scott Zinser and Randy Dibble. On January 23rd we’re counting on our cuer, Randy Lewis, being fully recovered from Covid 19 and cueing both dances. Of course, the red ribbons for Mid-Winter, January 28-29 are appearing on badges, and we have room reservations in Albany so we’re ready to go. Hope to see you there.

Krystal Laas

Mix N Mingle - Link
Hooray! We’re finally back dancing at Winona with Randy and Jeanine and so very happy to be open again!

We do require Proof of Vaccination and Masks since those requirements were the “will of the majority” in the survey we sent out. Please keep checking our website for any new updates.

Lindie Noonan

Oak Hills Squares - Link
The Oak Hills Squares club is dancing to Mark Wheeler’s calls every Monday in the Oak Hills Community Center. We have enough members and guests to keep only one square working from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at a review level of main stream. We will change format January 17th to include a main stream class time from 6:30 pm to 7:20 pm. We hope to have new people to join us to learn and become friends. After class we will continue the dance.

We have been contacted by Tri Squares to visit our club on January 10th. This would be an excellent time to visit us if you would like to see our facility in what could be our largest dance in possibly two years.

We are a “vaccination required” club to protect those we dance with. For information contact Linda Kitchin, (503)757-5716. See our website, http://oakhillsquares.com/.

Mike Duyck

R Square D - Link
R Square D will begin lessons on Wednesday, January 12th, with Plus from 6:30 to 7:30 PM and a beginner’s class from 7:30 to 9:00. The first night will be free.

We will also resume hosting dances in January! Our first dance, “Back in the Saddle Again”, will be Friday, January 14th. Plus dancing from 7:00 to 8:00 PM and Mainstream from 8:00 to 9:30. Craig Abercrombie is our caller and Susan Healea will cue. Our second January dance will be on the 22nd with Craig calling and Susan cueing.

As per Washington State mandate, face masks are required (no face shields) but we do not require proof of vaccination.

We dance the second Friday and fourth Saturday of each month until summer, but will be dark on the fourth Saturday in April and May. In June, July and August we will dance the second and fourth Wednesdays and then resume the regular schedule in September. All dances and lessons are held at Kelso Senior Center in Kelso, WA.

Come join us for a fun evening!

Chris Poole


January 14 (2nd Fri)
Back in the Saddle Again
7:00-8:00 Plus; 8:00-9:30 MS w/Rounds
Kelso Senior Center, Kelso
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Susan Healea
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January 22 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-8:00 Plus; 8:00-9:30 MS w/Rounds
Kelso Senior Center, Kelso
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Susan Healea
Sunset Promenaders - Link
Sunset Promenaders are continuing to dance mainstream on the first & third Saturdays with Promenaders Plus on the first, third, & fifth Thursdays of the month.

We require dancers to wear masks or face shields and must be vaccinated to attend. We are going to revisit the vaccination requirement at our next club meeting. We are averaging two to three squares per dance and hope this will pick up after the first of the year.

Our Saturday dances are performed by Mike and Julie Stout and our Thursday dances are Darrell & Erin Kalmbach and Tami Helms &Tim Keck. Tami and Tim are also hosting Intermediate round dance lessons on Sundays at Odd fellow Hall at 3:30pm.

We are going to start square dance Lessons on the 16th of January. These will be mainstream and Mike and Julie Stout will teach them from 4pm till 6pm at our hall. We will be requiring masks or face shields and not sure at this point if we will require vaccinations. TBA. Also we are going to have phase two round dance lessons after the first of the year. Tami Helms and Tim Keck will be teaching.

If you are interested in either of these lessons let us know so we can get Idea of numbers. If you have someone who wants to take the square dance or round dance lesson and your club is not yet started we are more than happy to get them started. We need to get people on the floor. They do not have to be Sunset Promenaders to take our lessons. So if we can work together maybe we can get more interest. Contact for lessons. Joyce Clark 503-310-0272, Mike St.Clair 503-812-0553, Tom and Janice Sminia 503-501-7771.

Thank You...

Mike St.Clair

Toe Draggers - Link
Greetings from the Toe Draggers! We have had a lively 3 dances this year, averaging 2 squares a dance. Thank you, Sunset Promenaders, & Valley Squares for your attendance at our 1st Christmas dance.

Toes had a very merry time decorating the hall for Christmas, and 14 of us went for pizza afterward. Time spent with friends is even more precious now.

Several of us are looking forward to the Tualatin Valley Council New Years Eve dance at the IOOF Hall in Hillsboro.

Please join us on January 21st for our “Alice in Wonderland” theme dance. Our own Kathy Roberts has gone “Mad Hatter” with the fabulous decorations! It is rumored costumes will be encouraged, so watch the OFN for the club flyer on that.

We dance at the Kinton Grange with KC Curtis (Linda) calling, and Connie Clark cueing our first dance of the month.

Kathy Degman


January 7 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Pre-rounds 7:30 pm
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: K.C. Curtis
Cuer: Connie Clark
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January 21 (3rd Fri)
Alice in Wonderland Dance
Mainstream Review 7:30 pm
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: KC Curtis
Cuer: Tami Helms
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Tri Squares - Link
After months of not dancing, our board came up with a new idea tonight, to try to get the show back on the road, so-to-speak. Beginning in January we will temporarily be a "visitation club" and go to other clubs to dance. It will be made clear to our members regarding the rules of each club we visit -- whether they require masks or vaccinations. Because right now, after taking a poll of our members, opinions were all over the place regarding dancing at our own club just yet. Our new visitations chairman, Ursula, will arrange two dance visitations per month for those people who wish to start dancing again. Details of this new plan will be publicized to our members through email and our monthly newsletter, "The Tattler".

Gloria Davis


January 14 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM Rounds; 7:45 PM Plus; 8 PM Mainstream, 4th tip Plus
Tigard Grange, Tigard
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
Valley River Dancers - Link
Valley River Dancers will return to dancing in January with our 2nd Friday dance on January 14th at the Newberg Community Center. Pre-Rounds at 7:30 pm with Leonard Snodgrass and Plus level Square Dancing at 8:00 pm with Randy Dibble. Masks are required. Proof of vaccination required.

There will be no 4th Friday Mainstream Dance in January due to Mid-Winter Festival.

We will begin mainstream lessons on the 2nd Tuesday of January beginning at 6:30 pm at the Newberg Community Center followed by Advanced lessons at 8:00 pm. Randy Dibble will be our instructor.

Judy Zimmerman


January 14 (2nd Fri)
Get Back into the Swing of Things!
7:30-8 Rounds, 8:00 - 10 MS (review or to the floor)
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Leonard Snodgrass
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Valley Squares - Link
Oh my, what a year 2021 has been. And now we face a new variant. Please get vaccinated and wear a mask. We would all like to keep dancing.

Come join us at our January 15, 2022 dance, 7-9 pm at the Aloha Grange. We dance at the level of the dancers attending, Mainstream and Plus. Let's just have fun!

Our classes start January 11, 7-9 pm at Aloha Grange. Right now, I am staying positive that we will have them.

See you in a square,

Carolene Siebert

Wave Steppers - Link
Our regular dances are suspended until further notice. We do not always have enough students for the Tuesday lessons. For up to date information see: www.wavesteppers.org.

Bob Allen


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

January 15 (3rd Sat)
New Year’s Resolution Dance
PreRounds 6pm Mainstream and Plus 630-9pm
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Neil Koozer
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Dancing Friends - Link
No club news received.

January 21 (3rd Fri)
Round Dance Party Phase 2-4
7:00 PM
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer
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Timber 8's - Link
No club news received.

January 8 (2nd Sat)
Plus dance
7:00 PM
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: KC Curtis
Cuer: Neil Koozer
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January 22 (4th Sat)
Plus dance
7:00 PM
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Neil Koozer
Cuer: Roger Putzler
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