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Oregon Federation News
July 2022

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

Printed 5 July 2022
President's Corner

July is traditionally the month for picnics, barbecues, fireworks and celebrating our country’s independence. I thought that we could be back to some semblance of normal this year, but it looks like COVID is rearing its’ ugly head again. A few clubs (including mine) have had to cancel dances because of it. As if we hadn’t had enough bad luck these last two years.

By now the National Convention in Evansville is history and we are looking forward to two big festivals here in Oregon. I am talking about the summer festival in Salem the 15th through the 17th and the Diamond Lake festival the following weekend. Hopefully you are planning to attend either one or both!! We will have to see how this COVID thing affects the turnout.

I am still being optimistic that we can pick up in August and classes will be successful starting in September. I hope your clubs are aggressively promoting classes and working on bringing in new dancers. This is what we need to help build up our dancer base.

Hope to see you in a square soon and…..

Let’s Start Dancing Again

George Hermann
OFSRDC President 2021-2022

Editor's Note

As we move into summer and some clubs go dark, be sure to update your dance information so you don't get unexpected visitors. Hope to see you all at Summer Festival.


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Federation Events

Federation Meetings

The next Federation meeting will be held at Blanchet School on Sunday, July 17, in conjunction with Summer Festival.

The September state meeting will be hosted by the Portland Area Council, and will be held at the Maplewood Grange in Aurora on September 18. Click the image to fetch the flyer.


United We Dance – 2022 Summer Festival

SThe 2022 Summer Festival is just a couple weeks Away!!!! If you have not sent in your pre-registration…please do it soon. The festival committee has been working hard to make this a wonderful event but we need more dancers to make this event a success. Thank you to all the dancers who have already sent in your registration form.

Did you know there are two awards given to clubs at Summer Festival? They are the Chairman’s Trophy and Wood Award. The Chairman’s Trophy is given to the club with the highest percentage of its membership in attendance at Summer Festival. The Wood Award is presented to the club with the largest attendance at the Festival. The hosting area’s clubs are not eligible for these awards. As of this letter there are two clubs who appear to be in the lead. Get your club members together and send in your registrations soon! Don’t miss out on this fun filled event.

In addition to our featured caller, Pat Carnathan, and cuer, Rikki Lobato, are many callers and cuers from around the State and even California. See our website for a list of callers and cuers who are donating their time and talent for our favorite activity.

There will be mainstream, plus and advanced dancing as well as a round dance hall for your dancing pleasure July 15-17 at the Blanchett school in Salem.

Advanced Dancers: We Need You! The advanced hall will be open Friday evening and all-day Saturday but Sadly we only have 5 pre-registrants who mention dancing in the advanced hall. Please get your pre-registrations in so we can be sure to keep the callers, namely Craig Abercrombie, Pat Carnathan, Ian Craig, Randy Dibble, and Scott Zinser busy.

Several baskets and gift cards were donated for the silent auction. There are 4 wood flags available for raffle, see them in the dance halls and be sure to buy your tickets. There will be 50/50 available on Friday and Saturday for some lucky winner(s) to take home some cash.

Due to the high cost we will not publish a program book. However, the schedule will be posted at each hall and the daily schedule will be available at the registration desk in the front lobby.

See You in July!

Cece & Lorri


Mid-Winter

Mid-Winter Festival 2023 is scheduled for January 27-29, 2023, at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany. You can click here to download the Program Book.


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 2022 ICBDA Convention will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, July 6-9, 2022.

The 2022 USAWest Convention will be held in San Diego, California, August 17-20, 2022.

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

The 2023 USAWest Convention will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 26-29, 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:

July 1 -- Blue Mountains Council
July 9 -- Rogue-Sis-Q Council
July 14 -- Beachcombers
July 18 -- Star Promenaders
July 23 -- Eager Beavers
July 23 -- Sagebrush Shufflers
July 24 -- Buzzin Bees
July 25 -- Umpqua Area Council

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
Sandy Harris
TBD
Springfield, OR 97403
541-974-4978
sandy.harris@comcast.net
Cece & Sarge Glidewell
PO Box 1928
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
541-892-6646
541-892-2383
sargenceceg@outlook.com
Mark Wheeler
6728 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97206
503-709-9651
wheeler4mj@gmail.com

Cuers:

Cece & Sarge Glidewell
PO Box 1928
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
541-892-6646
541-892-2383
sargenceceg@outlook.com
Sandy Harris
TBD
Springfield, OR 97403
541-974-4978
sandy.harris@comcast.net
Rikki Lobato
2230 SW Webster Rd
Grants Pass, OR 97526
541-295-5270
rikkisrounds73@gmail.com
Oregon Round of the Month

South Coast Council has chosen the July 2022 Oregon Round of the Month:

"Hold On Forever II", Phase II Two Step, choreographed by Zena & Ernie Beaulieu, performed by Rob Thomas.

Download your cue sheet here.

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


New Dancer Jamborees
July 8 (2nd Fri)
High Desert Dancers
Regular Dance - geared to new lessons gr
7:00-9:30 pm squares/alternate with rounds
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Ron Bell-Roemer & Debbie Klug
Cuer: Tom Klug
July 14 (2nd Thu)
High Desert Dancers
practice dance for new lessons grads - a
$5 door fee
Caller: Ron Bell-Roemer
Cuer: N/A
November 20 (3rd Sun)
Chaps & Petticoats
Turkey Trot Dance
4:30 PM
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Dave Cooper

Special Dances
July 3 (1st Sun)
Beachcombers
69th Anniversary Weekend
Activities All Day
Beachcombers Cove, Port Orford
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Dave Cooper
View Flyer
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
July 22 (4th Fri)
Valley River Dancers
Dance Under the Stars!
7:30-8 PrePlus, 8-10 Mainstream with Rounds, 10-10:30 Plus/A
Tennis Courts (Outside), Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Leonard Snodgrass
View Flyer
August 21 (3rd Sun)
Tualatin Valley Council
Hahn Barn Dance
Picnic at 3pm dance 4:30 - 7:00
Hahn Barn, Banks
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
September 2 (1st Fri)
Beachcombers
Battle Rock Weekend
Events all weekend -- check the flyer
Beachcombers Cove, Port Orford
Caller: KC Curtis
Cuer: Dave Cooper
View Flyer
September 16 (3rd Fri)
Chaps & Petticoats
Trail's End Dance
7:30 PM
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Julie Stiers
October 7 (1st Fri)
Kountry Rhythm Rockin Outlaws
Country Fever Dance/Campout Weekend
Begins Oct 7 - 5pm Dinner - Dance begins 6:30pm w/Pre-Rds
Powell Butte Community Center, Powell Butte
Caller: Jet Roberts (MC - Jim Steele)
Cuer: Dave Cooper
View Flyer
October 14 (2nd Fri)
R Square D
Octoberfest Weekend
7:30-8:00 Pre-Rounds; 8:00-10:00 Mainstream & Rounds
Catlin Grange, Kelso
Caller: Craig Abercrombie & Adam Christmas
Cuer: Susan Healea
View Flyer
October 15 (3rd Sat)
R Square D
Octoberfest Weekend
7:30-8:00 Pre-Rounds; 8:00-10:00 Mainstream & Rounds
Catlin Grange, Kelso
Caller: Craig Abercrombie & Adam Christmas
Cuer: Susan Healea
View Flyer
October 21 (3rd Fri)
Sunset Promenaders
Seaside Sashay 10/21-22
Hayshakers/Sunset Promenaders Present
Seaside Convention Center, Seaside
Caller: Steve Noseck & Randy Dibble
Cuer: Debbie Taylor
View Flyer

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Pictures

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Salem Swingin' Stars Mainstream class graduation

River City Dancers 32nd Anniversary Dance June 11 with 5 squares


Keith Miles designed and made this beautiful new banner for the Rosetown Ramblers. We’ll be dark in July and August, but now is a great time to plan your club’s visitation for the fall to see if you can take home one of these beauties!

While not as colorful as in the past, we still enjoyed dancing to Mike Kious and Christina Corelli

Whirl-A-Ways and Single Trees joined forces yet again to put on our Mexican Fiesta Dance with taco bar

Eager Beavers Memorial Day Dance May 30th, Jim Hattrick calling and cueing.
Councils & Clubs

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Blue Mountains Council
No council news received.
LaGrande Star Promenaders
No club news received.

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

July 17 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
2 to 4 p.m.
Milton-Freewater Comm Bldg, Milton-Freewater
Caller: Guests
Cuer: Guests

Central Oregon Council - Link
No council news received.

July 11 (2nd Mon)
Meeting
meet every 3 months--time and place vary
High Desert Dancers - Link
No club news received.

July 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 8 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance - geared to new lessons gr
7:00-9:30 pm squares/alternate with rounds
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Ron Bell-Roemer & Debbie Klug
Cuer: Tom Klug

July 14 (2nd Thu)
practice dance for new lessons grads - a
$5 door fee
Caller: Ron Bell-Roemer
Cuer: N/A

July 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 22 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Kountry Rhythm Rockin Outlaws
No club news received.

July 10 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 24 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark
Red Rock Squares - Link
No club news received.

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

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

July 9 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
6:30-9:30 PM
Ochoco School Crossing Gym, Prineville
Caller: Guest callers
Cuer: Guest cuers

July 23 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
6:30-9:30 PM
Ochoco School Crossing Gym, Prineville
Caller: Guest callers
Cuer: Guest cuers
Sundown Round Dance Club - Link
No club news received.

July 11 (2nd Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30-9:00 pm
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Cuer: Mark McDonald

Emerald Empire Council - Link
No council news received.

July 4 (1st Mon)
Meeting
every two months-call for details
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

July 11 (2nd Mon)
Meeting
every two months-call for details
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

July 18 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
every two months-call for details
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

July 25 (4th Mon)
Meeting
every two months-call for details
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Cascade Callers & Cuers Assoc
We look forward to our next Fifth Saturday Dance and invite you to join us. That's July 30, 2022--not too long from now. We have a cushioned wood floor and air conditioning so we will all be comfy and have a grand time! We are at 2095 Yolanda in Springfield. You can take Highway 126 to Mohawk Exit then turn north at the exit. This becomes 19th and will be residential which confuses some. Turn right on Yolanda and Voila! The hall will be on your right!

Christina Corelli


July 30 (5th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM Pre Rounds, 8:00 PM Squares
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Cast A Shadow - Link
We held two dances in May with one square of dancers each time. Our fearless leader Fred as always chose some good basic advanced recordings for us to dance to as we all feel we are still brushing up and honing our skills after so many months of inactivity. Please come join us if you are in the vicinity. Door charge is $5.00 per person and we dance in Hall B of the Emerald Square Dance Center from 1:30 to 3:30PM at least two Sundays a month. Please call fred before you come out to make sure we are dancing unless you have gotten the “go ahead”email from him during the week. His number is 458-221-3564. Our website is cas-sd.yolasite.com.

Hope you can join us on the dance floor soon,

Gaynor Hintz


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

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

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

July 24 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please see website link
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

July 31 (5th Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please see website link
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Misty Valley Cloggers
No club news received.

July 15 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Single Trees - Link
We had one dance in May, held jointly with our sister club the Whirl-A-Ways on May 14, a Saturday night, their regular dance night. It was our annual Mexican Fiesta Dance with a taco bar before the dance started. We all brought th e makings of tacos and Gaynor grilled the different tortillas so they were nicely toasted and warm. Whirl-A-Ways provided lots of chicken and Larry and Gaynor brought hamburger seasoned with taco sauce. There was all the usual toppings supplied by various members from both clubs.

Mike Kious called and Christina Corelli cued. No masks were required but thee were lots of bottles of hand sanitizer available. It was so much fun to dance with our friends and some dancers we had not seen for a couple of years. We hope to keep everyone dancing and see more come out to join in on the fun.

Single Trees will continue to dance the 4th Fridays of the month with our next dance being on June 24 with Jim Hattrick and Jackie Gale. We will not dance in July because of Diamond Lake weekend but will definitely hold a dance the last Friday in August although we still do not know who that caller will be. Jackie will be cueing of course.

Please join us for a fun night of dancing from 7:30 to 10:00 at the Emerald Square Dance Center in Springfield.

Keep on dancing, everyone.

Gaynor Hintz


July 22 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Spin Cycle Squares - Link
We are back to dancing! We dance every Sunday from 4 - 6. Tim is a great caller and will call whatever level we can muster. We've had a few fairly new dancers who are having a great time. We have hand sanitizers on the tables and please bring your own water. We invite you all to join us! We're a fun bunch and have been gathering during the pandemic being masked and socially distanced just to visit and see each others' faces! Now, masks are optional at our dances.

Please call our president, David, at 541-520-7311 to make sure we are, indeed, dancing. Once in a blue moon we are dark.

Christina Corelli


July 3 (1st Sun)
Regular Dance
4:00-6:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

July 10 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance
4:00-6:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

July 17 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
4:00-6:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

July 24 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
4:00-6:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

July 31 (5th Sun)
Regular Dance
4:00-6:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson
Sweet Home Squarenaders
No club news received.

July 9 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30pm Plus; 8:00-10:30pm MS square dance
Oak Heights School, Sweet Home
Caller: Jim Voll
Cuer: Jackie Gale

July 23 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30pm Plus; 8:00-10:30pm MS square dance
Oak Heights School, Sweet Home
Caller: Jim Voll
Cuer: Jackie Gale
Whirl-A-Ways - Link
No club news received.

July 9 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Wolf Pack - Link
In May, we were unable to hold most of our dances due to lack of participation.

We plan on dancing during the summer if we can get enough people for a square. We're taking 5 dancers through the SSD program, and we'll be having a dance on June 25th with our new dancers hopefully attending. We would love to have you join us and welcome our new dancers into this activity. We start with pre-rounds at 7 and then social square dancing at 7:30. Hope to see you there.

Sandy


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

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

Interstate Highlanders
No council news received.

July 30 (5th Sat)
Meeting
6pm before the dance Quarterly
Triad School Student Union, Klamath Falls
Klamath Country Squares
No club news received.

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

Mid-Willamette Council - Link
No council news received.

July 18 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Dark
Braids & Braves
No club news received.

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

July 17 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark
Cherry City Cloggers - Link
No club news received.

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

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

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

July 26 (4th Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Corvallis Squares - Link
The Corvallis Square Dancers are taking the summer off from hosting dances. We hope to start lessons in September at the Social Square Dance level, taught by caller Sandy Harris. That same month we hope to start hosting our regular dances again. We wish everyone a good summer!

Karen


July 9 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 23 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Golden Squares
No club news received.

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

July 18 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Julie Stiers
Independence Wagon Wheelers - Link
We have not danced yet for the month of June, but our first dance has been moved to the Salem Square Dance Center because Polk County Fairgrounds has been rented out. Same for the first dance in July.

We had a board meeting in May and made a few decisions for future events and elections. A good meeting overall.

We will have a celebration of life for Ralph Lambert on June 11 at 3:30 pm at Polk County Fairgrounds in the Arts and Crafts building. Hope it is well attended to honor him.

Patty Hermann has retired and Molly Fairly has been hired as our new club caller. Her mom and dad, Debbie and Mike Combs, have trained her well. She is a good addition to our club.

Jim O’Brien


July 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00PM
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: George Hermann
Cuer: Molly Fairly

July 9 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00PM
Polk County Fairgrounds, Arts & Craft Bl, Rickreall
Caller: George Hermann
Cuer: Patty Hermann
Lebanon Square Circlers - Link
No club news received.

July 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30pm Pre-Rounds, 8:00pm Mainstream, 10:15pm Plus
IOOF Hall, Lebanon
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Jackie Gale

July 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30pm Pre-Rounds, 8:00pm Mainstream, 10:15pm Plus
IOOF Hall, Lebanon
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Jackie Gale
ORDTA - Link
We have not had a meeting since Mid-Winter and we will be meeting on July 16 at 9 am in the round dance hall at Summer Festival in Salem. Dues are due for some members and they can be mailed to Connie Clark or paid at the meeting. We will also hear from the featured cuer, Rikki Lobato, for some ideas on cueing, lessons, or other things she wishes to share with the membership.

Marilyn Schmit, Secretary

ReVuN'Q
The club has been dancing from 7 to 9 pm for the month of May and for the rest of the summer or at least until Randy has had his hip surgery. June we are going dark from June 16 to the 30th while some members attend the national square dance convention in Evansville Indiana. Our attendance has been lower than normal, so a break while some are gone is a good financial decision. We will resume dancing on July 7 and host the Trails End dance for Summer Festival on July 14. Hope you will come and join us for some fun before the Festival starts the next day. Come to Salem and have some fun with friends.

Marilyn Schmit


July 7 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
Schedule 7-9:00 p.m.
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Randy Lewis

July 14 (2nd Thu)
Summer Festival Trails End
Schedule 7:30-10:00 p.m.
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Randy Lewis, MC Host
View Flyer

July 21 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
Schedule 7-9:00 p.m.
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Randy Lewis

July 28 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
Schedule 7-9:00 p.m.
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Randy Lewis
Salem Swingin' Stars
Congratulations to our thirteen new dancers! Five of them are YOUTH!

We graduated 13 students from our Mainstream Lessons on June 1, and we had a great time at our Potluck and graduation festivities. The new dancers were all invited to come to our dance on that Friday and also to join us for our visitation to Independence Wagon Wheelers on Saturday June 2. Our next set of Mainstream Lessons will begin the second Wednesday in September.

Randy Dibble will continue with a Plus Workshop on Wednesday's from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. through the summer months. We dance all summer long except that we will go DARK for July 15. We hope to see you all at Blanchet for Summer Festival. There will be a 5th Friday Plus dance on July 29.

Sheila


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

July 15 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 29 (5th Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Randy Lewis
Silver City Squares
We graduated 25 dancers on May 3 with 21 of those being youth dancers. So, we will be dancing through the summer!!! With all our new graduates, we decided to go ahead and stay dancing. If the weather is too hot for us to be upstairs, then we will move downstairs and dance in our basement. 

We will also be having waltz lessons during the summer. Julia Buchheit has agreed to do these on Tuesday nights. We are hoping that our turnout for lessons equals the number who indicated interest when we asked. Lessons will be 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. starting June 21. There will be one mainstream tip and then line dancing around 8:30 pm.

There is quite a bit planned for summer - two parades, concession stand at summer festival, and whatever else we can come up with.

Petrina Buchheit


July 8 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Waldo Hills Community Club, Silverton
Caller: Bruce Lowther
Cuer: Judy Russell
View Flyer

July 23 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Waldo Hills Community Club, Silverton
Caller: Thomas Buchheit
Cuer: Mark McDonald
View Flyer

July 30 (5th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Timber Twirlers - Link
We are through dancing for the season as our Hall does not have air conditioning. We will start up again in late September or October. Thank you to those who did come to our couple of dances we had when the covid quarantine was lifted, and we hope to have you all with us again in September.

Sandy


July 1 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 15 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Willamette Squares
Willamette Squares enjoyed its May dance, Briskets & Burgers. In addition to our own caller and cuer, we were pleased to have several guest callers and cuers. Along with juicy tender cuts of brisket, we got to sample handmade cheese that our caller and cuer, Bruce & Judy, crafted and brought back from their recent trip to Switzerland. For the additional cruises they have planned, we wonder what they might be bringing back to share from the next excursion!

We are encouraged to report that some of our club members who are undergoing health challenges seem to be holding their own or improving.

We are looking forward to our June dance, the 4th Saturday at 7:00 PM at the Salem Square Dance Center. The theme is Baseball, so come wearing your favorite team’s jersey and/or cap and run the bases or hit home runs in every square in which you dance! ⚾️

Jodee


July 23 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 - 9:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Bruce Lowther
Cuer: Judy Russell

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

July 18 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Dark

July 29 (5th Fri)
Fun in the Sun
casual dress encouraged
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
Bachelor N Bachelorettes - Link
Our June dances aren’t over yet, but we will be enjoying comfortable dancing on our 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday dances. June 29th will be Scott Zinser, one of the finest square dance teachers in the northwest!

Jim


July 6 (1st Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:00 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Tami Helms
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July 20 (3rd Wed)
Christmas in July
7:30 - 10:00 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Tami Helms
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Buzzin Bees
The Buzzin’ Bees' last regular dance before the summer break was held the first Saturday in June. The Bees have decided to dance this summer on Saturday July 2nd and August 20th. Both the dances and potluck will be held at the Bellcoff farm located in Brush Prairie, Wa (11308 NE 149th Ave, Call Roy Bellcoff for directions 360-892-2908). Bring your favorite dish for the potluck. The dance will be casual.

We are looking forward to seeing lots of our friends.

It is with sadness we report the passing of long time Buzzin’ Bee member Pam Williams.  She went to be with her Lord and will be truly missed. 


July 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
mainstream
Messiah Lutheran Church, Vancouver
Caller: K.C. Curtis
Cuer: Guest

July 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
mainstream
Messiah Lutheran Church, Vancouver
Caller: K.C. Curtis
Cuer: Guest
Chaps & Petticoats - Link
No club news received.

July 1 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 15 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Country Cut-Ups - Link
No club news received.

July 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00PM Mainstream Dance; 7:00-7:30 Plus
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Craig Abercrombie
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July 23 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00PM Mainstream Dance; 7:00-7:30 Plus
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Julie Stiers
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July 30 (5th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00PM Plus Dance
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Roger Putzler
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
Happy Hoppers - Link
No club news received.

July 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Heads to the Center - Link
No club news received.

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

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

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

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

July 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 Pre-Rounds, 7:30- 9:30 Mainstream
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Julie Stiers

July 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 Pre-Rounds, 7:30- 9:30 Mainstream
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Julie Stiers
River City Dancers - Link
On June 11, River City Dancers celebrated 32 years of dancing and look forward to many more.

Beginning June 25, our dance schedule will be changed to second and fourth Saturday each month. Please see our flyers for dance details.  We dance all summer and hope that you will come join us. Our hall is air conditioned for your summer comfort.

Our club will have a clothing resale shop at summer festival this year. Please come check it out for great bargains July 15 and 16 in Salem. 

Happy dancing,

Carol Mendenhall


July 9 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM Plus & Pre-Rounds; 7:30-9:30 PM Mainstream & Rounds
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Julie Stiers
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July 23 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM Plus & Pre-Rounds; 7:30-9:30 PM Mainstream & Rounds
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
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Rosetown Ramblers - Link
The Ramblers closed out our 2021-22 dance season with our annual Pride dance at the Oak Grove Community Center on June 12. Rainbows and lollipops were seen in profusion--but, alas, no sunshine. Still, Don Wood's calling brightened up the dance hall, as three squares tapped their toes and twirled their belles and beaus. Don's been calling our Pride dance for something like 20 years now, and we really appreciate his support for our club.

We'll be dark in July and August and look forward to having our monthly dances resume on September 10. Keep your eyes peeled for information on callers and dance format. Hopefully, we will be back to a closer semblance of normal by then.

As you plan your club's fall visitations, keep in mind our snazzy new club banners that Keith Miles designed and produced for us. You'll definitely want to see if you can earn one of these for your trophy case.

We'd like to thank all the Portland area clubs and dancers who supported us during this tricky COVID period by attending our dances. We especially want to call out Happy Hoppers, Country Cut-ups, Tri-Squares, Oaky Doaks, and Chaps and Petticoats. We also want to acknowledge the hard work that PAC President Robert Lumsden has done to promote visitations and mutual support for our clubs. It's a tough time for our favorite pastime, but whining won't pay the bills! Let's dance!

SYIAS!

Jeff Knapp


July 9 (2nd Sat)
Dark
Dark

Rogue-Sis-Q Council
Our next council dance is Friday July 29th in Grants Pass with Chuck and Rikki.

We want to thank all the outgoing and incoming council officers and look forward to co-hosting Summer Festival!!

Be sure and get your ribbons for what is sure to be a great time!!

Lots of dancing in the Rogue Valley and beyond!!

Happy dancing!


July 5 (1st Tue)
Meeting
4:30pm on even numbered months
Round Table Pizza, Medford

July 29 (5th Fri)
Summer Fun
6:30 PM
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Chuck Simpkins
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
View Flyer
Charlie Brown Squares - Link
Classes are going great and we look forward to graduation for the next group of dancers before we go dark for the month of August. We have one dance scheduled in July on the 30th as we will be dark for the 4th of July weekend and also dark for Summer Festival.

We had a wonderful Boatnik Festival and hope you will mark your calendar next year for our festival with Joe Saltel and Randy Preskitt!! Memorial weekend is always a fun time in Grants Pass!!

We hope to see many of you here in GP as we love visitors!

Happy dancing!


July 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 30 (5th Sat)
Watermelon Crawl Dance
7pm PreRounds/730pm MS/Plus Tips
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Chuck Simpkins
Cuer: Elaine Funk
Circle-N-Square
No club news received.

July 15 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Star Promenaders - Link
No club news received.

July 9 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Phil Ramey
Cuer: Bob Dingman

July 20 (3rd Wed)
49th Diamond Lake SD Festival
SEE FLYER
Diamond Lake, Diamond Lake
Caller: Don Wood (Phil Ramey)
Cuer: Marie Wood
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July 23 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Pre-rounds 7:00, Squares 7:30
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Phil Ramey
Cuer: Bob Dingman

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

July 2 (1st Sat)
69th Anniversary Weekend
Picnic 6 PM, Dance 7 PM
Beachcombers Cove, Port Orford
Caller: Mark McDonald
Cuer: Dave Cooper
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July 3 (1st Sun)
69th Anniversary Weekend
Activities All Day
Beachcombers Cove, Port Orford
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Dave Cooper
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July 23 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
3 PM to 6 PM
Beachcombers Cove, Port Orford
Caller: Dave Cooper
Cuer: Cathy Houston
Crook County Mavericks
No club news received.

July 8 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-9:00 PM Phase II-IV
Beachcombers Cove, Port Orford
Cuer: Dave Cooper
Saints-N-Aints - Link
No club news received.

July 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00
Shop, Coos Bay
Caller: Sherm Welch
Cuer: Cathy Houston

July 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00
Shop, Coos Bay
Caller: Sherm Welch
Cuer: Cathy Houston
Sets In Order - Link
No club news received.

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

Tualatin Valley Council - Link
The May TVC meeting was held via Zoom with 27 attendees including George Herman, President of the Oregon Federation. Zoom will remain the meeting method at least through June. New TVC officers are President - Ursula Kuhn, Vice President - Linda and K.C. Curtis, Secretary - Andis Garuts, and Treasurer - Tammy LeBlanc. Although she had not officially assumed the position of President, Ursula presided over her first TVC meeting. The length of the meeting was unusually long for a Zoom meeting, almost two hours.

The next TVC event will be a fifth Saturday dance July 30th, It will be held at the IOOF Hall in Hillsboro form 7pm to 10pm, mainstream with every third tip plus. Featured caller for this event is Scott Zinser with Connie Clark cueing. Square dance attire is admired but not required, casual wear is fine.

The TVC's annual Hahn Barn Dance will be held on the afternoon of Sunday, August 21 at the Hahn Farm near Banks. The Potluck Picnic will be slightly different this year. It is suggested that you bring your own meal and a dessert to share. It begins at 3 pm near the pond below the Barn before the dance. Round dancing, cued by Tami Helms begins at 4:30 followed by Darrell Kalmbach calling squares from 5 to 7pm. Mainstream with every third tip plus.

The Council has lost one of our long standing member clubs, the Toe Draggers, has decided to close its doors. See their report below.

Ferrous Steinka


July 25 (4th Mon)
Meeting
7:00

July 30 (5th Sat)
Hot in the Summertime
TVC Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Connie Clark
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Columbia River Dancers - Link
Well, the hotter weather is suppose to be with us again this summer. Even though we are at new digs at the Manor Grange, there is no air conditioning. We have made the decision to go dark for our dances on the first and third Friday nights in July and August.

We will continue to have round dance lessons on Sundays at 5 PM and Lessons from 6 to 8. This is our way of testing out the conditions of the hall this year. If the hall is too hot it is easier to contact our members than to let the whole world know we can not dance. If you are interested in learning to round dance please let the club know.

Nick Johnson


July 1 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 15 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Eager Beavers - Link
We were delighted to have 18 guests attend our Memorial Day Dance featuring Jim Hattrick as our caller and cuer. We learned a couple of new moves as we danced around our squares in red, white and blue.

We will wear those colors again for our dance on the 4th of July. Jim will call and cue for that dance as well as on July 18th, and our team of Darrell Kalmbach calling and Jeanine Norden cueing will lead us on July 11th and 25th.

Eager Beavers dance Plus and Rounds every Monday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00. Most of our dancers are vaccinated. Currently we are not requiring proof of vaccination and masks are optional. Aloha Grange has AC. For current information, please see our website at http://EagerBeavers.info.

Alice Hendricks


July 4 (1st Mon)
Independence Day Dance
1:00 to 3:00 Plus & Ph II/III Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Jim Hattrick Caller/Cuer 1st & 3rd Monda
Cuer: Jim Hattrick Cuer
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July 11 (2nd Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 to 3:00 Plus & Ph II/III Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach 2nd & 4th Monday
Cuer: Jeanine Norden

July 18 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 to 3:00 Plus & Ph II/III Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Jim Hattrick Caller/Cuer 1st & 3rd Monda
Cuer: Jim Hattrick Caller/Cuer 1st & 3rd Monda

July 25 (4th Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 to 3:00 Plus & Ph II/III Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach 2nd & 4th Monday
Cuer: Jeanine Norden
Hayshakers - Link
Hayshakers square dance lessons continue every Sunday from 5 until 7 p.m. with Mark Wheeler instructing in the Pacific Grange, 90475 Highway 101 in Warrenton near the Cullably Lake turnoff. The first 1½ hours are lessons, then Mainstream for the last ½ hour. The 4th Sunday will be a floor level dance for the entire 2 hours.

For more information visit hayshakers.org or email info@hayshakers.org

Craig Holt


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

July 29 (5th Fri)
Regular Dance
All year around starting at 7:00 p.m.
Pacific Grange, Warrenton
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Guest
Hoedowners - Link
Here we are in May, thank goodness! Are you still wearing long sleeves? I am. It’s the kind of spring where its best to keep moving to keep the cool, damp weather at bay. Now this got me to thinking about that timeless children’s game, Mother May I? Does anyone ask if they “may” do something anymore? In grade school Mr. Simpson would not respond if you asked, "can I go to the library?”. He would say, “I don’t know, can you?” It took a couple of weeks for the class to figure out we were supposed to say, “May I go to the library?” Turns out “may” is asking for permission while “can” is having the ability to do something. It was a hard-won lesson in grammar that only a few still observe. I think the children’s game Mother May I was an attempt to teach kids to ask permission using the correct grammar.

May I tell you about the Hoedowners’ dances this past month? On May 14th Dan Nordbye and Randy Lewis were calling the shots or should I say steps? I can feel the dancers settling in and dancing like we used to. May 28th was our second dance of the month and on Memorial Day weekend.

There were plenty of dancers in town and our attendance numbers continue to climb. Thank Goodness! Who was sending us around the dance floor? Darrell Kalmbach was the caller and Randy Lewis was our cuer. Aren’t we lucky?

The round lessons are on break but will resume Tuesday, July 5th when we’ll be refreshing basic waltz, cha-cha, rumba (the rhythm, not the vacuum) and two step. Come and join us for a brush up.

Please join us for our regularly scheduled dances in July. On the 11th Scott Zinser will be calling with Connie Clark cueing and on June 23rd we’ll welcome K. C. Curtis and Randy Lewis.

Krystal Laas


July 9 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-9:30 Mainstream/Plus/Interm. Round
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Connie Clark
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July 23 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-9:30 Mainstream/ Plus/Intermediate Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: K.C. Curtis
Cuer: Randy Lewis
View Flyer
Mix N Mingle - Link
M&M’s are dark for summer break but will be back dancing again on September 17th.

Lindie Noonan


July 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Oak Hills Squares - Link
The Oak Hills squares continue to meet every Monday at the gym in the Oak Hills neighborhood.

Lessons are from 6.30-7.30 and mainstream dancing is from 7.30-8.30pm.

We currently have 9 people taking lessons and they are progressing nicely and more importantly having fun. Our goal is to get them ready for a dance near the end of June where we can all go as a club and really introduce them to the world of Square Dancing. It is very exciting to have some new members and see our club growing.

Our caller is Mark Wheeler, who is doing an amazing job teaching our new members; adapting and evolving the lessons to make it fun and entertaining.

Over the summer we will be contacting our members each week to find out if we will have a square for the Monday dance. If we do, we will dance, if not, we will go dark that week. If you would like to join us, then contact Linda: linda@kitchinonline.com to find out if we will be dancing that week. We would love to have some visitors from other clubs.

On that note however, we do remain a fully vaccinated club and wearing of masks is optional.

Linda Kitchin


July 4 (1st Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 PM
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton

July 11 (2nd Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 PM
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton

July 18 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 PM
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton

July 25 (4th Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 PM
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton
R Square D - Link
R Square D finished lessons recently and welcomed six students into the club. We will not hold classes again until September.

Our Fiesta de Mayo Dance on May 13th was fun and we enjoyed taco soup at the break. George Hermann filled in for Patty as our cuer and he was also seen onstage calling with Craig.

Our summer schedule continues with “Crazy T-Shirt Dance” on July 13th and ice cream sundaes will be served at the break. Craig Abercrombie is calling and Susan Healea will cue this dance. Wear your favorite t-shirt! July 27th is our “Hawaiian Dance” with Craig as our caller and Patty Hermann cueing rounds that night. We will serve banana splits after the dance.

Our summer dances are casual and our hall is air conditioned, so join us for fun dancing! Plus dancing and intermediate rounds from 7-8 PM and mainstream with phase II rounds from 8-9:30. Hope to see you in a square!

Chris Poole


July 13 (2nd Wed)
Crazy T-Shirt Dance
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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July 27 (4th Wed)
Hawaiian Dance (w/Banana Splits!)
7:00-8:00 Plus; 8:00-9:30 MS w/Rounds
Kelso Senior Center, Kelso
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Patty Hermann
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Sunset Promenaders - Link
Sunset Promenaders and Promenaders Plus are still alive and well. Our main stream dancers are dancing 1st and 3rd Saturdays at Odd Fellows Hall 7pm till 9:30 With Mike and Julie Stout doing the honors. Our Plus Dancers are dancing on the 1st and 3rd and 5th Thursday of the month, with Darrell & Erin and Tami & Tim doing the honors. Dances start at 7pm and end 9:30. We are doing cookies at our Mainstream dances but nothing at our plus dance yet.

We have new officers in command; Judy Schnase is our President, Ed Mickelson is Vice President, Dianne Pratt is Secretary, and Lalani Radford is Treasurer. I just want to thank those that have stepped up to help run this club, and Also want to thank Ferrous for keeping everyone informed on our clubs in the TVC.

I Hope everyone is doing well.

Mike St.Clair


July 2 (1st Sat)
Mainstream Dance
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Mike Stout (Mainstream 1st & 3rd Sat.)
Cuer: Julie Stout (1st, and 3rd Saturdays M/S)
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July 7 (1st Thu)
Plus Dance
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Plus Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
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July 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 21 (3rd Thu)
Plus Dance
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Plus Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
Toe Draggers - Link
After 46 years of dancing the Toe Draggers voted to fold. At this writing, their last dance is scheduled to be on June 17th with K.C. Curtis and Darrell Kalmbach calling and Tami Helms cueing. This is to be a free event with refreshments served.

The Toe Draggers had their beginnings from two square dance classes at the Rock Creek Campus of the Portland Community College in the mid 1970’s with Carl Decker as instructor. The classes decided to form a club one night after a class while sitting in a restaurant, visiting. They decided they needed a club name, club colors, club outfits and club badges with significant meaning to represent their group and future members of the club.

The "Toe Draggers" name was chosen because most of the group at that time thought they had "two left feet". They decide on black and blue for club colors of outfits because of the bruises they had to endure while the "two left feet" dancers learned to square dance. Each person could choose their own style of outfit to represent one’s own personality. Club badges were selected in the shape and color of a bruised foot. Thus, the club was as "one" in colors, but "different" in each outfit to represent the many personalities and talents of the club.

They needed four full squares of dancers to become members of the Portland Area Council of Square Dancers, but because of their size of just under two squares, they were accepted as associate members of the Council. Their first home was at the Capital Hill Dance Club on SW 17th and Marigold in Portland in 1976. They moved to the Kinton Grange Hall in 1980 and later became members of the Tualatin Valley Council.

The "Toes" will be missed....

Ferrous Steinka


July 1 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 15 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Tri Squares - Link
Our club got back into the swing of things in May, holding Sunday afternoon “refresher” dances for Mainstream and Round dancing, at the Tigard Grange, open to all dancers and requiring masks. (Unfortunately my husband caught Covid on Mother’s Day from our little granddaughter, so we missed out on the refreshers.) Also in May some of our club members made a visitation to the Toe Draggers at the Kinton Grange and reported a wonderful time.

In July Tri Squares will be dark, due to lack of air conditioning. But our board members continue to meet and to plan for the fall with great anticipation! We will see you then and most likely before at some visitations.

Gloria Davis


July 3 (1st Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 8 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 10 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 17 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 22 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 24 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 31 (5th Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark
Valley River Dancers - Link
The Valley River Dancers dance Plus on 2nd Fridays beginning with Pre-Rounds at 7:30 p.m., and Mainstream on 4th Fridays beginning with pre-Plus at 7:30 p.m., in Newberg at the Chehalem Community Center, 501 Second St. Randy Dibble is our Caller, Leonard Snodgrass is our Cuer.

Judy Zimmerman has been our OFN Reporter for the past couple of years and has done a sensational job of keeping you informed on what is happening with the Valley River Dancers. Thanks so much Judy!

Our Beginning Waltz lessons, taught by Leonard Snodgrass on Tuesdays at 6:30-8 p.m. at the Chehalem Community Center continue. If you have completed beginning waltz classes before and want to come for a refresher you are welcome to join us wherever we are in the program. We have plenty of room. Cost is $6. If you have not gone through phase II waltz lessons previously, however, the class is closed at this point.

Our Advanced workshop continues on Tuesday evenings at the Chehalem Community Center, 8-9:30 p.m., called by Randy Dibble. The workshop is open to all dancers who dance ‘A,’ cost is $8.

During the month of July we have our special dance we want to invite you to attend. We call it “Dancing Under the Stars” and this annual semi-casual gala happens on our 4th Friday dance night. We move our venue outside to the tennis courts just south of Chehalem Community Center on 6th and Howard Streets. On stage will be Darrell Kalmbach calling Mainstream with a half hour of Pre-Plus beginning at 7:30 p.m., and Leonard Snodgrass cueing a mix of intermediates and easy rounds. Ground tires are sprinkled on the concrete to make it easier to dance on, so we recommend you wear tennis shoes or shoes you don’t mind getting dirty. We have a flyer posted, and ask you please watch for a possible update on venue. C’mon out to Newberg July 22nd for this lively outdoor dance.

Our 5th Saturday Advanced dance, July 30th, is cancelled.

We do not go dark in the summer, so come join us for some fun dancing. We seem to have a few more male dancers than some other clubs I’ve noticed, so if you do not have a partner, not to worry, please come!

Since we are working on our website and it's not yet resolved, for Information contact Steve Zimmerman by email at: popofcdbm@gmail.com

Josie Rosenburg


July 8 (2nd Fri)
Regular Plus Dance
7:30-8 PreRounds, 8-10 Plus with Rounds, 10-10:30 Advanced
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Leonard Snodgrass

July 22 (4th Fri)
Dance Under the Stars!
7:30-8 PrePlus, 8-10 Mainstream with Rounds, 10-10:30 Plus/A
Tennis Courts (Outside), Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Leonard Snodgrass
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July 30 (5th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Valley Squares - Link
The Valley Squares celebrated our 73rd Anniversary on May 21st! We had attendance of over seven squares of dancers, both guests and members. Our energetic caller was Craig Abercrombie, and the rounds were cued by Connie Clark. There were two club visitations, from the Sunset Promenaders and the Oak Hills Squares; both clubs received banners. The Sunset Promenaders went dark to attend our dance, a tradition for many years as we dance on the same night. Both visiting clubs brought their callers, Mark Wheeler and Mike Stout, and both did a guest tip each. The Promenaders cuer, Julie Stout, also did a couple of rounds, and, at the end of the dance, Mark and Craig did a duet together. Plenty of fun at this event. Thank you all for joining us in our celebration.

Come join us for our July 16th Red, White & Blue dance and let's have fun together.

Carolene Siebert


July 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Wave Steppers - Link
Dancing will resume Tuesday, July 5th at the Elks Lodge, 1907 3rd St. Tillamook 97141. The dance will be from 5:30 to 7:30 upstairs in the Lodge. Mainstream with Lane Clem calling. See website, http://wavesteppers.org/, for map.

Bob Allen


July 5 (1st Tue)
Mainstream Dance
1907 3rd St. Upstairs
Elks Lodge, Tillamook
Caller: Lane Clem
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July 9 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

Umpqua Area Council - Link
No council news received.

July 8 (2nd Fri)
Happy Days Sock Hop Graffiti Dance
Jive Lesson, Rounds/Squares 7pm
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Phil Ramey
Cuer: Neil Koozer
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July 9 (2nd Sat)
Happy Days Sock Hop Graffiti Dance
Squares/Rounds
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Phil Ramey
Cuer: Neil Koozer
View Flyer
Buckeroo - Link
No club news received.

July 2 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
PLUS 6:00, Mainstream 6:30 Every 3rd tip PLUS
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Neil Koozer

July 16 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
PLUS 6:00, Mainstream 6:30 Every 3rd tip PLUS
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Neil Koozer
Dancing Friends - Link
No club news received.

July 19 (3rd Tue)
Regular Dance
Ph 2-3
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer
Timber 8's - Link
No club news received.

July 8 (2nd Fri)
Happy Days Sock Hop Graffiti Dance
Jive lesson, Rounds/Squares (see flyer for details)
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Phil Ramey
Cuer: Neil Koozer

July 9 (2nd Sat)
Happy Days Sock Hop Graffiti Dance
Rounds/Squares (see flyer for details)
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Phil Ramey
Cuer: Neil Koozer

July 23 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
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