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Oregon Federation News
August 2022

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

Printed 7 August 2022
President's Corner

August brings the end of summer vacation, but in Oregon it usually means two more months of summer weather. Seems hard to believe that in a little over a month my term as President of the OFSRDC will come to an end. Been an interesting year as we have seen some clubs start dancing again, some decide to hold off and, at least two clubs have decided to fold. That is sad, but not unexpected given the difficulties negotiating this COVID virus. But, the good news is that a new club is starting up over in Central Oregon. Maybe that will signal a re-birth of this activity.

Another thing that will be a “shot in the arm” (pun intended) is classes starting in September. The time is NOW to be promoting your clubs and classes. USDA has a lot of good materials on promoting and marketing. You can get that information from their website at usda.org.

I try and stay upbeat and positive in this missive, but sometimes I just cannot. I was saddened to hear of the passing of Bob Stutevoss in June. He was in my caller’s class and really helped me when I got back into calling. Others we lost in June were Royal Greenman, Joyce Brown and Ray Jones. Royal and his wife, Sharon, were very involved in square dancing in the Emerald area. Joyce stepped up and learned to cue to keep round dancing going in the Bend area. She was fun to work with. And, Ray. What can I say about Ray?? He and his wife, Zola, were involved with the federation and Mid-Winter festival for many, many years. His dry sense of humor endeared him to me.

Have a good August and stay safe.

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

Let’s Start Dancing Again

George Hermann OFSRDC President 2021-2022

Editor's Note

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Federation Events

Federation Meetings

At its July 17 meeting, the Federation board passed two amendments to the By-Laws affecting our election procedures. The first changes all positions from one-year terms to two-year terms, and the second allows us to accept a slate of officers by acclamation when all positions are unopposed. These amendments must now be sent to the clubs for ratification.

The next Federation 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.


State Fair Dancing

We have been informed there will be square dancing at the state fair this year. Tentative schedule:

Please contact Marilyn Schmit for questions or info, 503-508-0539, or froggydancer@live.com.


Mid-Winter

Mid-Winter Festival 2023 is scheduled for January 27-29, 2023, at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany.


Summer Festival

There is currently no Summer Festival planned for 2023.


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 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:

August 21 -- R Square D
August 23 -- Portland 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.

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

Emerald Empire Council has chosen the august 2022 Oregon Round of the Month:

"Nickajack River", Phase II Two Step, choreographed by Tami Helms & Tim Keck, performed by River Road.

Download your cue sheet here.

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

Lessons starting in August and September

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.


Kelso
R Square D
Kelso Senior Center
106 NW 8th Ave.
Mainstream
Wednesday 7:30 PM
Contact: Chris Poole
Kelso
R Square D
Kelso Senior Center
106 NW 8th Ave.
Plus
Wednesday 6:30 PM
Contact: Chris Poole
Oregon City
Bachelor N Bachelorettes
Abernethy Grange
15745 S. Harley Ave.
Mainstream
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30
Contact: Glenn 503-829-3062 or Jim 503-233-0437
Boring
Country Cut-Ups
Boring Barn
13987 SE Richey Rd.
Mainstream
Thursday, 7:30 to 9:30pm
Contact: Robert Lumsden 503-791-7779
Roseburg
Dancing Friends
Buckeroo Barn
5051 NE Stephens St
Rhumba
Thursday, 6:30-8:00
Contact:
Aurora
Chaps & Petticoats
Maplewood Grange
25480 S. Hwy 99E
Mainstream
Sunday, September 11th 5-7pm (Free Lesson Night)
Contact: Vicki email: lbs@canby.com 503-263-6060
Beaverton
Tri Squares
Kinton Grange
19015 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Mainstream
Sundays, 3:30-5:30pm
Contact: dbrabham@mac.com
Beaverton
Tri Squares
Kinton Grange
19015 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Waltz
Sundays, 2:00 - 3:15
Contact: dbrabham@mac.com
Salem
Independence Wagon Wheelers
Salem Square Dance Center
3695 45th Av NE
Mainstream
Sundays at 6 PM starting 9/11/2022
Contact: Dave, 503-930-4550
Salem
ReVuN'Q
Salem Square Dance Center
3695 45th Av NE
Waltz
Sunday 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Contact: Marilyn Schmit, 503-508-0539
SalemOR,
ReVuN'Q
Salem Square Dance Center
3695 45th Av NE
Waltz
Sunday 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Contact: Marilyn Schmit, 503-508-0539
Vancouver
Happy Hoppers
Washington Grange #82
7701 NE Ward Rd
Plus
Mondays, 6:30 PM starting Sep 12
Contact: Gil Shoemaker - 360-450-7029
Vancouver
Happy Hoppers
Washington Grange #82
7701 NE Ward Rd
Basic
Mondays, 7:30 PM starting Sep 12
Contact: Gil Shoemaker - 360-450-7029
Aloha
Hoedowners
Aloha Grange #773
3425 S.W. 185th Ave.
Mainstream
Tuesdays Starting September 13, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Contact: 503-807-4305
Grants Pass
Charlie Brown Squares
Josephine County Square Dance Hall
1451 Fairgrounds Rd
Mainstream
Tuesday 6:30pm starting 9/13/2022
Contact: Carla Simpkins 541-218-2539
Bend
High Desert Dancers
Pine Forest Grange
63214 Boyd Acres Rd
Mainstream
6:30-8:30 pm Mondays & Thursdays
Contact: Kay Bithell, 541-382-7014
Grants Pass
Charlie Brown Squares
Josephine County Square Dance Hall
1451 Fairgrounds Rd
Plus
Thursdays starting 9/15/2022
Contact: Carla 541-218-2539
Aurora
Chaps & Petticoats
Maplewood Grange
25480 S. Hwy 99E
Mainstream
Sunday, September 18th 5-7pm (2nd Free Lesson Night)
Contact: Vicki email: lbs@canby.com 503-263-6060
Lebanon
Lebanon Square Circlers
IOOF Hall
20 East Ash Street
Two-step
Sundays, 4:30pm
Contact: Kaynor Heineck
Lebanon
Lebanon Square Circlers
IOOF Hall
20 East Ash Street
Mainstream
Sundays, 6:30pm
Contact: Kaynor Heineck
Albany, Or 97322
Timber Twirlers
IOOF Hall
738 SE 5th
Other
Tuesdays @ 7 to 8:45pm
Contact: Sandy 541-974-4978
Silverton
Silver City Squares
Waldo Hills Community Club
1267 Cascade Highway
Mainstream
Tuesday 7:00-9:00 pm
Contact: Karyn Buchheit 503-873-5241

New Dancer Jamborees
November 20 (3rd Sun)
Lebanon Square Circlers
New Dancers Dance
2:00 PM
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Jackie Gale
View Flyer
November 20 (3rd Sun)
Chaps & Petticoats
Turkey Trot Dance
4:30 PM
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Dave Cooper

Special Dances
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
Les Schwab Tire Center, Newberg
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
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 In Dance
7:30 PM
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Julie Stiers
View Flyer
September 23 (4th Fri)
Tri Squares
Anniversary Dance
7:00 Pre-rounds; 7:15 Pre-plus; 7:30-9:30 MS
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
View Flyer
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
January 8 (2nd Sun)
Lebanon Square Circlers
Birthday Dance
7:30 PM
IOOF Hall, Lebanon
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Jackie Gale
View Flyer
June 3 (1st Sat)
Lebanon Square Circlers
Strawberry Festival
Free Spaghetti Feed and Strawberry Shortcake
Lebanon Senior Center, Lebanon
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Jackie Gale

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Eager Beavers Plus Dance, July 4

Eager Beavers Plus Dance, July 4

Councils & Clubs

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

August 25 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
Not holding regularly scheduled dances
Fort Union Grange, Island City
Cuer: Guest Cuers
Muddy Frogs
No club news received.

August 21 (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.

August 10 (2nd Wed)
Meeting
meet every 3 months--time and place vary
High Desert Dancers - Link
No club news received.

August 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-9:30 pm squares/alternate with rounds
Pine Forest Grange, Bend

August 12 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-9:30 pm squares/alternate with rounds
Pine Forest Grange, Bend

August 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-9:30 pm squares/alternate with rounds
Pine Forest Grange, Bend

August 26 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-9:30 pm squares/alternate with rounds
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Kountry Rhythm Rockin Outlaws
No club news received.

August 7 (1st Sun)
Kountry Rhythm Rockin' Outlaws - Round D
Watermelon Dance- Round Dancing Afternoon w/Potluck 2-4:30pm
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Cuer: Dave Cooper

August 14 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance - TBD
Dark

August 28 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance - TBD
Dark
Red Rock Squares - Link
No club news received.

August 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Guest Callers
Cuer: Guest Cuers

August 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Guest Callers
Cuer: Guest Cuers
Sagebrush Shufflers - Link
No club news received.

August 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
6:30-9:30 PM
Ochoco School Crossing Gym, Prineville
Caller: Guest callers
Cuer: Guest cuers

August 27 (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.

August 8 (2nd Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30-9:00 pm
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Cuer: Mark McDonald

Emerald Empire Council - Link
No council news received.

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

August 8 (2nd Mon)
Meeting
every two months-call for details
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

August 15 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
every two months-call for details
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

August 22 (4th Mon)
Meeting
every two months-call for details
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

August 29 (5th 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 on July 30, 2022 which is 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!  It's casual dress for this time of year. We are at 2095 Yolanda in Springfield. Take Highway 126 to Mohawk Exit.  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!

We were so sorry to lose a former CCCA member.  Royal Greenman who called for Wagon Wheelers and Diamond Circulators passed away in June.  Royal's late wife, Sharon Greenman, cued for a number of clubs.  Sharon passed away in 2019.  We also learned that Bob Stutevoss, formerly of the Portland area, passed away in Arizona.  He and Jan have been down south for some time now.  And, a cuer from Bend, Joyce Brown, also passed away.  We want to remember these wonderful folks and keep their families in our thoughts and prayers.

Kirby Goode's ashes were scattered on The Metolius River at the Whirl-A-Ways camp out.  Kirby loved square dancing, teaching square dancing and fly fishing on the Metolius.  Christina thanks the Whirl-A-Ways members who knew and loved Kirby who accompanied her and her fiancé, Jake Westra, to one of the bridges on the Metolius.  It was a beautiful and memorable experience.

 

Christina Corelli

Cast A Shadow - Link
We continue to dance two a month in Hall B at the Emerald Square Dance Center here in Springfield from 1:30 to 3:30PM. We aim for the second and 4th Sundays of each month, but sometimes that has to change. If you want to come dance with us to recorded music, it is best to check the website at cas-sd.yolasite.com first for the tentative schedule, and then if you are not on Fred Beisse’s email list for survey and final notification, please call Fred at 458-221-3564 to find out if we are dancing for sure.

Please come join us.

Gaynor Hintz


August 7 (1st Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please see website link
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

August 14 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please see website link
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

August 21 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please see website link
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

August 28 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please see website link
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Misty Valley Cloggers
No club news received.

August 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:00
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Cuer: Lauri Weidenhaft
Single Trees - Link
Our club had its usual 4th Friday dance on June 24 with Jim Hattrick calling. This dance was our annual Reigning Cats and Dogs Dance, a benefit for Greenhill Humane Society. We raised $250.00 between our dances and the club to donate to Greenhill.

Jim did a great job of calling and cueing. Jackie Gale was under the weather and unable to join us that evening. The three squares plus in attendance had a grand time and Jim did too!

We are not dancing in July but will have our club picnic on the 10th at our member, Suzanne Peterson’s country property. We hope to see more visitors from out of town as well as more local dancers come join us on August 26 with Jim Hattrick calling and Jackie Gale cueing. This will be our Hawaiian Luau Dance so feel free to wear your leis and Hawaiian shirts and muumuus or just come casual for summer. If it’s hot, we’ll get the A/C going!

I’d like to give a shout out to our visitors who regularly dance with us from Woodburn, Corvallis, Salem, Cottage Grove and Roseburg. We appreciate their willingness to drive so far. Of course, we must give credit to Jim Hattrick for drawing them in.

Gaynor Hintz


August 26 (4th Fri)
Hawaiian Luau Dance
7:30 PRE-ROUNDS, 7:45 plus tip; 8-10PM MS w/every 3rd tip pl
Caller: K.C. Curtis
Cuer: Jackie Gale
Spin Cycle Squares - Link
We dance every Sunday from 4 - 6 at the dance center in Springfield on Yolanda.  Tim Matteson 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 individually wrapped snacks on hand.   We invite you all to join us!  We're a fun bunch--that's for sure. All dances are casual.

  

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

Christina Corelli


August 7 (1st Sun)
Regular Dance
4:00-6:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

August 14 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance
4:00-6:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

August 21 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
4:00-6:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

August 28 (4th 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.

August 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
September 10, 2022.- June 17, 2023 6:30- 9:00pm
Oak Heights School, Sweet Home
Caller: Jim Voll
Cuer: Jackie Gale

August 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
September 10, 2022.- June 17, 2023 6:30- 9:00pm
Oak Heights School, Sweet Home
Caller: Jim Voll
Cuer: Jackie Gale
Whirl-A-Ways - Link
A lot has happened during the last several months so I will try and catch you all up.

Our caller is Mike Kious who is just getting better and better.  He's so at home and in control on the stage with his microphone.  He watches the squares carefully and makes adjustment if need be.  We're so lucky. His wife, Camille, comes with him and sometimes does a singing call with Mike.  All in the family!

Our cuer is Christina Corelli who has been cueing and teaching rounds for some time.  Her late husband, Kirby Goode, taught rounds with her.  He was the caller for Danebo Circle Eight.  Now, she teaches rounds by herself but has a right-hand man helping her - Ron Gates.  Thanks so much Ron!

   

Whirl-A-Ways just had their summer camp out at Camp Sherman and what FUN!  Potlucks, barbeques, soup and salad night, games, hikes, Tai Chi, you name it!  A number of the Whirl-A-Ways members who knew and loved Kirby Goode went with Christina and her fiancé, Jake Westra, to one of the bridges on the Metolius to scatter Kirby's ashes.  Kirby loved the dancers and loved fly fishing on the Metolius. That was a meaningful and beautiful experience.  Christine Beneda was in charge of the camp out and did a marvelous job!  Thank you Christine!

   

We want to thank Michael Burt who was our president for the past several years.  Ya dun good, Michael!  It was a challenging time with the pandemic and all, and Michael did a great job keeping us all in the loop and on the same page.  Todd Jensen has graciously volunteered to be our president and has already taken care of things.  Thanks Todd.

   

We look forward to our summer picnic out at John and Carolyn Pape's in August.  Thanks for hosting once again John and Carolyn.

   

We remember Sue (Rundall) Nelson with much love.  Sue and Terry danced for a number of years up north and with clubs in our area and now Whirl-A-Ways.  Sue battled cancer and MS for a number of years. She trained their dog, Kona, and was able to attend a number of dog shows.  Terry married Leah Firth this past year.  He thought he'd never find love again after Sue's passing.  Leah and Terry are a perfect match and at the right time!  We are thrilled for them.  Another Whirl-A-Ways member, Jan Bolton, officiated their wedding in Arizona.  Wow!

   

We remember with much fondness, Ray Jones, who passed away recently.  Ray and Zola were Randall Award recipients in 2017.  They were honored for all of their work at every level of square dancing from the local and club level to area and state level and national level as well.  They worked on the 43rd National Convention held in Portland, Oregon in 1994 and the 54th in 2005.   Ray and Zola were tireless workers, and we are all so sad for Zola's loss and ours as well.  Ray was a dynamo who listened well and spoke with honesty and clarity about what was going on.  He knew what was going on at every level and how best to keep things going smoothly.  Ray and Zola were Mid-Winter chairs back in 1988.  "Our Fiesta's Great in 88!" We miss Ray so much and keep Zola in our hearts and prayers along with her daughter, Julie and her family.  Julie danced with the Emerald Teens.

There are so many members willing to take on tasks for our club.  That makes me proud!  Thank you one and all!

 

Christina Corelli


August 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

August 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 plus 7:30-10:00 ms
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Michael Kious
Cuer: Christina Corelli
Wolf Pack - Link
Our next dance is scheduled for Aug. 6th; we still have not been able to get much attendance so have had to cancel all scheduled dances so far.  Hope August will be better. We plan on starting another Social Square Dance class Aug. 20. Let people know, please.

Sandy


August 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 Plus / 8:00 Mainstream
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Sandy Harris
Cuer: Christina Corelli

August 27 (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.
Klamath Country Squares
No club news received.

August 20 (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.

August 15 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Sept, Nov., Jan., Mar., May
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Braids & Braves
Club members and families met on June 11 at the home of Jennie and Nate Ramer for a BBQ potluck and meeting. So much fun was had by all that another BBQ may be held the first part of August.

Many of the members attended the Summer Festival July 15-17 and had a great time reconnecting with old friends and meeting new friends.

Our club campout is scheduled for August 30 to September 1 at Champoeg Park. A potluck will be held the evening of August 31.

New dancers’ lessons will be started on September 11 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. with Leonard Snodgrass at the McMinnville Grange. Sept. 17 will be our first dance for the new season at the Grange with Leonard calling and Sandra Pinion cuing.

Norma


August 20 (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.

August 21 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark
Cherry City Cloggers - Link
The Cherry City Cloggers have been so excited to finally once again be able to do public demonstrations. Our demos are our main way of recruiting people who are interested in learning to clog. By the time this article goes to print, we will have performed at World Beat, Marion County Fair, and the Salem Art Festival.  We hope to have several interested people by fall. Whether or not we have a beginner class in the fall, however, is going to depend on whether we are able to recruit an instructor as well. If anyone reading this is a clogger and would be interested in instructing or knows of someone who would be, please contact Maryellen Ramseyer at ramseyer_mary@hotmail.com.  We hope to be starting our beginner class in September.

In the meantime, if there is anyone who has already taken lessons and is looking for a place to clog, we would love to have you join us. We still offer three class sessions:

one at 4:00 p.m. class, a 5:30 p.m. class of beginners and the intermediate/advanced class that starts at 6:30.  We'd love to see you there!

Georganne Pfnister


August 2 (1st Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

August 9 (2nd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

August 16 (3rd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

August 23 (4th Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

August 30 (5th Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Corvallis Squares - Link
No club news received.

August 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:pm pre-rounds; 7:15 Mainstream, every 3rd tip plus
First Congregational Church, Corvallis
Caller: Guest callers
Cuer: Guest cuers

August 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:pm pre-rounds; 7:15 Mainstream, every 3rd tip plus
First Congregational Church, Corvallis
Caller: Guest callers
Cuer: Guest cuers
Golden Squares
Golden Squares still does not have access to their venue   I'll let you know when we can dance.

Teija


August 1 (1st Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble

August 15 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble

August 29 (5th Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
Independence Wagon Wheelers - Link
The club went dark for the second dance in June due to illnesses. The first dance in July was at the Salem Square Dance Center with George Hermann calling and Leonard Snodgrass as a guest cuer. Molly Fairly had previous commitments.

We are dark in August due to the Polk County Fair taking over the fairgrounds the first two weeks of August to set up for the fair, host the fair and then take everything down and put away.

We will have our annual meeting in August to certify our elections, make some future dance plans, get dues paid, and get the club membership booklet prepared.

Lessons will start in September 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Salem Square Dance Center.

Marilyn


August 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00PM
Polk County Fairgrounds, Arts & Craft Bl, Rickreall
Caller: George Hermann
Cuer: Molly Fairly

August 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00PM
Polk County Fairgrounds, Arts & Craft Bl, Rickreall
Caller: George Hermann
Cuer: Molly Fairly
Lebanon Square Circlers - Link
No club news received.

August 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

August 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
ORDTA - Link
No club news received.
ReVuN'Q
The club was dark the last three Thursdays in June so some members could travel, and it was also a financial decision to go dark during that time.

We started out on July 7 with a regular session and on July 14 we hosted the Trails In dance for Summer Festival. A great way to start off the Festival weekend.

As time goes by, we will start talking about fall lessons worked around Randy’s hip surgery in October. Stay tuned for more details as more plans are made.

Marilyn


August 4 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
Schedule 7-9:00 p.m.
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Randy Lewis

August 11 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
Schedule 7-9:00 p.m.
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Randy Lewis

August 18 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
Schedule 7-9:00 p.m.
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Randy Lewis

August 25 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
Schedule 7-9:00 p.m.
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Randy Lewis
Salem Swingin' Stars
It's finally starting to feel like summer. Our hall is air conditioned so please come join us for our 5th Friday Plus Dance July 29. August 5 and 19 are our Regular first and third Friday Dances.

We all had a great time at Summer Festival right here in town. Thanks to all who assisted in any way with set-up and tear down.

Our new dancers have enjoyed getting floor time and increasing their skills. Thank you all for the warm welcome to the five youth dancers that have joined our club as well as the five adult dancers.

Randy Dibble's Plus Workshop continues Wednesday evenings throughout the summer from 6:30-8:30 p.m. $8.00 per dancer. See you on the dance floor.

Sheila Machado


August 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Randy Lewis

August 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Randy Lewis
Silver City Squares
We danced on our trailer at the Mt. Angel 4th of July Parade. We had enough for a square and some to switch in and out.

There is still a chance to dance with us this summer! We have been averaging two squares at our dances this summer, and so far, our hall has stayed comfortable - windows, doors open and fans going. If the upstairs gets too warm, we can dance downstairs where it is cooler.

Julia is partway through waltz lessons and has 15 students. She is planning to be finished by the first week of September.

We have started planning for square lessons in September and are hoping for a good turnout again. Several parents and family of our youth have indicated that they will come.

Petrina Buchheit


August 12 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Waldo Hills Community Club, Silverton
Caller: Ian Craig
Cuer: Julie Stiers

August 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Waldo Hills Community Club, Silverton
Caller: Ian Craig
Cuer: Julie Stiers
Timber Twirlers - Link
We are dark until September as we do not have air-conditioning at are dance venue.

Hope to see a lot of dancers attending all dances when things start up again in Sept. Our activity definitely needs everyone to help regain some momentum after our long enforced shut down. Everyone enjoy your summer.

Sandy


August 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30-10:00
IOOF Hall, Albany
Caller: Bruce Lowther
Cuer: Sandy Harris

August 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30-10:00
IOOF Hall, Albany
Caller: Bruce Lowther
Cuer: Sandy Harris
Willamette Squares
Willamette Squares offers an apology for the late cancellation of their June dance. It was cancelled due to many illnesses and health related problems. However, we are back on track for July, and our regular dance, same time, same station, will take place.

We hope to see many of our fellow square dancers at Summer Festival. By being held at Blanchet in Salem, it will be close by for Willamette Valley residents to attend.

John and Doris recently enjoyed a week’s road trip equally divided between Reno, Nevada and Arcata, California. Bruce and Judy are still cruisin’ here and there. We can’t keep track of them! We look forward to seeing you all in a square!

Jodee Howard


August 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 - 9:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Bruce Lowther
Cuer: Judy Russell
View Flyer

Portland Area Council - Link
We’ll have our fifth Friday dance July 29th, Milwaukie Community Center. See our flier in the July issue.

August 15 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Monday meeting, 5th Friday dance
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Bachelor N Bachelorettes - Link
July 7: We were elated to give out our first banner since the pandemic. The Columbia River Dancers gave us one of our four squares that night. Many clubs go dark over the summer, but not us.

We plan to have a representation at Summer Festival.

Jim


August 3 (1st Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:00
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer

August 17 (3rd Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:00
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer

August 31 (5th Wed)
Back to School
7:30 - 10:00
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
Buzzin Bees
The Buzzin’ Bees had a great dance and picnic early in July and will have another one in August.  I hope you can all come.  It is so nice to dance outside and the Bellcoff is a beautiful place.  The Bees are dark this summer until our potluck/dance in August. It will be at the Bellcoff Residence (11308 NE 149th St. Brush Prairie, WA) with a potluck before starting at 5:30pm. Dancing goes from 7-9 pm.  Hope to see everyone there and have a safe and fun summer.

August 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
mainstream
Messiah Lutheran Church, Vancouver
Caller: K.C. Curtis
Cuer: Guest

August 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
mainstream
Messiah Lutheran Church, Vancouver
Caller: K.C. Curtis
Cuer: Guest
Chaps & Petticoats - Link
Four Chaps & Petticoats dancers attended the Breast-Cancer Benefit at Columbia River Dancers on June 5th.  All had GREAT fun dancing and enjoyed fun activities:  four Callers, three Cuers, Quilt Raffled, wonderful foods/desserts Silent Auction (competition was fierce) and Split-the-Pot Raffle.  More than $3K was earned for the Benefit - made Melissa James very happy to celebrate her Birthday with such memories.

The Toe Draggers held their LAST Dance (ever) on June 17th, very sad, but WOW…what a well-attended, full-of-excitement dance!  The Chaps and Petticoats went DARK to attend (there were eight of us) and we’re sure glad we didn’t miss it - at one point eight squares were on the floor (plus many more attendees sitting out).  We saw dancers we had not seen in ages, and some we never met before.  There were two Split-the-Pot Raffles and after announcements, a spiral, dual-circle was formed to say goodnight.  Job WELL-DONE everyone, we’ll see you in a square!

Our “food-booth” fundraiser plans fell through this year.  Thus we decided to promote Maplewood Grange and the Chaps & Petticoats by jointly opening the Grange on Sunday nights in August to community groups (by reservation only).  The objective is to meet more people in our community, introduce our Grange and broaden our horizons to other happenings in our community.   

Did you enjoy the Summer Festival weekend?  At the time of this OFN publication, Chaps and Petticoats are also looking forward to more summer activities - will we see you on:  July 22 at “Dancing under the Stars” in Newberg (6th/Howard) Tennis Courts (scuffed shoes OK), July 29 at Milwaukie Community Center for the PAC 5th-Friday Dance (jointly sponsored by RCD), and August 17th (5-6pm) Chaps performs at the Clackamas County Fair, Main Stage.  On August 21 the Hahn Barn starts with potluck at 3:00pm (at the pond) and dancing at the Barn after (watch the temperature).

Come September the Chaps and Petticoats will host, at Maplewood Grange, two FREE Introductory MS Lesson nights from 5-7pm on:  September 11 and September 18.  Our Dance nights will remain the first and third Fridays each month beginning September 16th with a 'Trails-In' Dance night which precedes the State Federation SAT/SUN, July 17-18 Meetings & Dance (find the Flyer on page-front of the OFN).

Happy Feet, 

Betty Chipps


August 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

August 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Country Cut-Ups - Link
No club news received.

August 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Plus 7:00-7:30 Mainstream 7:30-10:00
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Craig Abercrombie
View Flyer

August 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Plus 7:00-7:30 Mainstream 7:30-10:00
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Julie Stiers
View Flyer
Happy Hoppers - Link
No club news received.

August 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

August 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Heads to the Center - Link
No club news received.

August 4 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

August 11 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

August 18 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

August 25 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club
Oaky Doaks - Link
July 15 dance was cancelled for summer festival.  I just checked and confirmed with our pres, Keith Miles, that Oaky Doaks have no future dances planned.  As I know more, I will let you know.

Teresa Morgan


August 6 (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

August 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
River City Dancers - Link
Many of our club members attended the Toe Draggers last dance. We were sorry to hear that it was their last dance, but pleased to see the good turnout. Please keep supporting your square dance community, as this is the only way to keep our favorite pastime going. Many clubs are struggling. 

Last month, even in the 90 plus degree heat, our hall at Milwaukie Community club stayed at a constant 72 degrees. We were surprised and pleased that our air conditioner is working so well and our hall was very comfortable. 

Many clubs are going dark during the summer but River City Dancers continue to dance twice each month. We have changed our dance nights to second and fourth Saturdays now and everyone is welcome to join us. We love visitors.

Our club will be hosting the PAC dance on the fifth Friday night July 29. It will be at our hall at Milwaukie Community Club at 42nd and Jackson in Milwaukie. Darrell Kalmbach will be calling and Tami Helms cuer. Please come join us. It should be a fun evening.

Carol Mendenhall


August 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 Plus & Pre-Rounds, 7:30 to 9:30 pm Mainstream & Rounds
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer

August 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 Plus & Pre-Rounds, 7:30 to 9:30 pm Mainstream & Rounds
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Sherri Millings
View Flyer
Rosetown Ramblers - Link
No club news received.

August 13 (2nd Sat)
afa
Dark

Rogue-Sis-Q Council
Our next dance is July 29th with Chuck Simpkins and Rikki Lobato. The dance will be in Grants Pass. We would like thank everyone for coming to Summer Festival and also thank Interstate Highlanders for co-hosting the Festival. Those that didn’t attend missed a great time. Thank you all who helped the committee. We could not have done it without you.

We hope to see everyone out dancing soon!


August 2 (1st Tue)
Meeting
4:30pm on even numbered months
Round Table Pizza, Medford
Charlie Brown Squares - Link
e will be dark soon for the Fair. During the month of August we shut down our hall for the fair. We will host the Council Dance on Friday July 29th; and on the 30th we have a Charlie Dance with Chuck & Elaine.

We will start new classes on September 13th; and look forward to dancing this summer at other clubs and/or events.

Happy Dancing!


August 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

August 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Circle-N-Square
No club news received.

August 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
6:30 -9:30
Evergreen Elementary School, Yreka
Caller: Dean Black
Cuer: Elaine Funk

August 12 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
6:30 -9:30
Evergreen Elementary School, Yreka
Caller: Dean Black
Cuer: Elaine Funk

August 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
6:30 -9:30
Evergreen Elementary School, Yreka
Caller: Dean Black
Cuer: Elaine Funk

August 26 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
6:30 -9:30
Evergreen Elementary School, Yreka
Caller: Dean Black
Cuer: Elaine Funk
Star Promenaders - Link
No club news received.

August 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Pre-rounds 7:00, Squares 7:30
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Phil Ramey
Cuer: Bob Dingman

August 27 (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.

August 27 (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.

August 12 (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.

August 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00
Shop, Coos Bay
Caller: Sherm Welch
Cuer: Cathy Houston

August 20 (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.

August 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Coquille Community Building, Coquille
Caller: Bob Houston
Cuer: Denise Harris

Tualatin Valley Council - Link
The June TVC meeting was held via Zoom with 25 attendees. Zoom will remain the meeting method for the remainder of the year. New president, Ursula Kuhn was unable to officiate as she was busy vacationing in Barbados, so vice president Linda and K.C. Curtis officiated. The TVC Directory for 2022-2023 is in the process of being edited and printed. We will need to know how many to print so clubs will be asked to provide the number of copies they wish to have.

Since the OFN is published about the 20th of the month, you still have time to plan on attending the 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.

Ferrous Steinka


August 21 (3rd Sun)
Hahn Barn Dance
Picnic at 3pm dance 4:30 - 7:00
Hahn Barn, Banks
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
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August 22 (4th Mon)
Meeting
7:00
Columbia River Dancers - Link
The Columbia River Dancers will be dark for dances in July and August. BUT, we will continue to hold classes on Sundays during the summer. We will do round dance level 2 lessons from 5-6 PM (currently 2-step). Beginning square dance lessons will be from 6-7:30 or so depending on how fast skills are acquired. The goal is to have a beginners dance the last Sunday of each month. Since our classes have been around two squares this has been possible so far.

The only reason we would cancel class is when it is too hot. While our current grange has proven to be cooler than our old grange we have made the decision that if the outdoor temperature will be 90 degrees at 5 PM classes will be canceled.

Lastly, even though we will be dark it does not mean will not be dancing. We recognize that at this time in square dance history we all survive together or sink together. My wife and l will be visiting and dancing and we encourage each member of every club to do the same.

Nick Johnson


August 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

August 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

August 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Plus 7-8, MS 8-10 PM
Manor Grange #1101, Battleground
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
Eager Beavers - Link
Eager Beavers danced in air-conditioned comfort at the Aloha Grange every Monday in June, with Jim Hattrick calling and cueing on June 6th and 20th and Darrel Kalmbach calling on the 13th and 27th. Jeanine Norden cued for us on June 13th and Connie Clark filled in on June 27th.

We have been fortunate to have visitors from the Columbia River Dancers, Hoedowners, Sunset Promenaders, TriSquares, and Valley Squares. We have been having dances with three of four squares dancing! Thank you visitors!

In August our club is looking forward to being able to hold our annual picnic after a two-year hiatus due to Covid. Although everyone is bringing their own picnic food, we will have shared desserts and our traditional fun games on the park lawn.

There are five Mondays in August, so there are lots of opportunities to come dance with us from 1:00 to 3:00. We dance Plus with Phase II and III Rounds. We do not require proof of vaccination and masks are optional, but we ask that you stay home if you have been exposed to Covid or are not feeling well.

Alice Hendricks


August 1 (1st Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 to 3:00 Plus & Ph II/III Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Jim Hattrick Caller/Cuer 1st 3rd 5th Mon
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August 8 (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
View Flyer

August 15 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 to 3:00 Refresher Plus & Ph II/III Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Jim Hattrick Caller/Cuer 1st 3rd 5th Mon

August 22 (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

August 29 (5th Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 to 3:00 Plus & Ph II/III Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Jim Hattrick Caller/Cuer 1st 3rd 5th Mon
Hayshakers - Link
No club news received.

August 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
All year around starting at 7:00 p.m.
Pacific Grange, Warrenton
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Guest
Hoedowners - Link
June swept by in a flash. It’s always a month of graduations, dance recitals and the beginning of vacation and reunion season. There has been a lot of talk about where the summer vacations will lead us, out of town or around the block? Hoedowners are hoping that your plans are fun and exciting.

On June 11th we had Scott Zinser on stage calling and Randy Lewis cueing. On June 25th it was Randy Dibble calling and Randy Lewis cuing.

Please join us for our regularly scheduled dances in August. On the 13th we’ll have Craig Abercrombie and Randy Lewis in the house and on August 27th we’ll welcome Randy Dibble and Connie Clark.

Oh, and for heaven’s sake let’s not forget the Hahn Barn Dance on August 21st. The format has changed a bit; bring your own meal and a dessert to share, starts at 3 pm, dancing 4:30-7pm.

Krystal Laas


August 13 (2nd Sat)
Here's The Scoop
7:00-9:30 Mainstream with Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Craig Ambercrombie
Cuer: Randy Lewis
View Flyer

August 27 (4th Sat)
Roaring Good Time
7:00-9:30 Mainstream with Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Connie Clark
View Flyer
Mix N Mingle - Link
M&M’s are enjoying the summer break but looking forward to opening back up again on Saturday, Sept 17. Hope you are doing the same!

Lindie Noonan


August 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

August 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Oak Hills Squares - Link
Oak Hills Squares will be dancing over the summer.

We will be contacting our members each week and if we have enough for a square we will dance.

If you would like to come along and join us, please contact Linda Kitchin; linda@kitchinonline.com, to find out if we will be dancing on any given Monday.

Our hall at the Oak Hills gym on NW 153rd is air conditioned and we will be dancing from 6.30-8.30pm. We will be dancing mainstream.

It would be fantastic to have some visitors. Be aware however, we do remain a fully vaccinated club and wearing of masks is optional.

Linda Kitchin


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

August 8 (2nd Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 PM
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton

August 15 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 PM
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton

August 22 (4th Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 PM
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton

August 29 (5th Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 PM
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton
R Square D - Link
R Square D had two fun dances in June and we enjoyed ice cream at each one! Thank you to George & Patty Hermann who called and cued the June 22nd dance!

August 10th is our “Back to School” dance, with Craig Abercrombie calling and Susan Healea cueing. We will collect supplies and donate them to a local school, as we have done for many years. Root beer floats will be served at the break.

“Summer’s Last Hurrah” will be Wednesday, August 24th, and we will serve ice cream sundaes after the dance. Craig will call and cue this dance.

Members are looking forward to our August club meeting that will be held at Pat Faires’ home on Mayfield Lake. We will BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs and pot luck the other food. It’s always a fun day!

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.

Chris Poole


August 10 (2nd Wed)
Back to School (w/Root Beer Floats!)
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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August 24 (4th Wed)
Summer's Last Hurrah (Ice Cream Sundaes)
7:00-8:00 Plus; 8:00-9:30 MS w/Rounds
Kelso Senior Center, Kelso
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Craig Abercrombie
View Flyer
Sunset Promenaders - Link
The new Sunset Promenaders Delegates to the TVC are Tom & Janice Sminia. We thank Floyd Wolf and Judy Schnase for their service for last year.

The club is continuing to have both Mainstream and Plus dances and that includes during the summer as the hall has good air conditioning.

Our Plus dances attendance have been smaller than before the Pandemic but hopefully will increase with time. We are thankful for a lot of visitors, we really appreciate them, thank you.

Our Mainstream dances are about three squares and we have not had many visitors. We also are not getting all our members to the dances either, some of our pre-Covid-19 members have not even paid their dues. All of this said we are not having enough income to break even; lucky we have a good reserve to fill in. We did not have a good set of lessons this year, so we need to get out and get some more people interested in square dancing. We are going to add a Plus tip into our dance schedules again.

At both our Plus and Mainstream dances, the club is now having a social time with finger food and coffee after the dances. This is to hopefully get more dancers to the dances and help improve communication between the members. We are also going to organize visitations to other clubs to see if we socialize with them and hopefully get more visitors to our dances. We really do appreciate visitors.

The Promenaders had 11 members at the Last Toe Draggers dance, it was fun, very loud and crowded like some of our dances in the past. There were about 90 dancers in the Kinton Grange with K.C. Curtis, Darrell Kalmbach, Terry Halley, and George Hermann calling, with Tami Helms, Sandra Pinion, and Connie Clark cueing.

Tom & Janice Sminia


August 4 (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

August 6 (1st Sat)
Mainstream Dance
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Mainstream Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Mike Stout (Mainstream 1st & 3rd Sat.)
Cuer: Julie Stout
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August 18 (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

August 20 (3rd Sat)
Mainstream Dance
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Mainstream Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Mike Stout (Mainstream 1st & 3rd Sat.)
Cuer: Julie Stout
Tri Squares - Link
Tri Squares is moving! Big changes ahead for us, because after many decades in Tigard we have signed a new contract with the Kinton Grange! So now you will find us on Scholls Ferry Road (near the intersection with Roy Rogers Road.) But -- not until fall because we're dark until September.

In July we kept our dancing shoes on by visiting the River City Dancers and the Valley River Dancers, "Under the Stars". (Well... tennis shoes for the "Stars" dance because of the sandy outdoor tennis court!),

In September (at Kinton) we'll begin Sunday afternoon lessons again - please check our OFN and website flyers for dates. Also in September our first two dances will be with our caller Terry Halley and cuer Sandra Pinion: on September 9th "Aloha! Welcome to Our New Home!" and on September 23rd our anniversary dance "Celebrate Good Times!" Please come celebrate our new home with us!

Gloria Davis

Valley River Dancers - Link
Our June dances both had two squares attending. All dancers present were also Plus dancers so Randy Dibble called Plus at our Mainstream dance, and after 10 p.m. there was an Advanced tip. Leonard Snodgrass, our cuer and round dance instructor, cued several tips just especially for our beginning Waltz class so the students could get some floor time. It was a lot of fun to see the students out on the floor smiling and actually dancing!

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, come for refresher lessons. We are just past the half way point so it’s a good time to jump in. Cost is $6.

Our Advanced workshop continues on Tuesday evenings at the Chehalem Community Center, 8-9:30 p.m., called by Randy Dibble. Cost is $8.

As of this submission we have not yet had our “Dance Under the Stars” special dance, July 22nd. 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 rounds. Instead of dancing at the tennis courts we will be squaring up at the Newberg Les Schwab parking lot, 110 Sitka Avenue.

Another reminder that our 5th Saturday Advanced dance, July 30th, is cancelled.

We will be dancing in August on the 2nd and 4th Fridays—come and dance with us!

We are planning for Mainstream lessons Tuesday evenings beginning September 13th. Cost and times determined soon.

Josie Rosenbury


August 12 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30-10:30 PM
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Leonard Snodgrass

August 26 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30-10:30 PM
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Leonard Snodgrass
Valley Squares - Link
Our June 18th dance was a lot of fun with two squares. Our new Members are making our dances and visitations a lot of fun for everyone. A majority of our members attended the Toe Draggers last dance on June 17th. So sad to see them close. The dance was lots of fun and had a very crowded floor. Thank you Toe's for all your years of square dancing, we will miss you.

Our August 20th dance will be Summer Casual, if you want. We invite you to join us and help make our dance more fun, the more the merrier for everyone. Mark Wheeler will be our caller and Connie Clark our cuer. 7 to 9:30 pm, Mainstream with every third tip Plus. Air conditioned.

Take care and Dance, Dance, Dance,

Carolene Siebert


August 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
MS & Plus every 3rd tip with Rounds, 7-9:30 pm
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Connie Clark
Wave Steppers - Link
Big changes! We are dancing again. Our new club caller is Lane Clem and Terry Halley has been filling in when Lane is busy elsewhere. Our radio advertising to find dancers or students for lessons may have helped. The dances are held weekly on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Elks Lodge in Tillamook. We are using the hall upstairs. It is a good idea to call before you make the trip to see if we have enough folks for a square. For up to date information see: www.wavesteppers.org.

Bob Allen


August 2 (1st Tue)
Regular Dance
Upstairs
Elks Lodge, Tillamook
Caller: Lane Clem
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August 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Garibaldi City Hall, Garibaldi
Caller: Don Hart
Cuer: Connie Clark

Umpqua Area Council - Link
No council news received.

August 11 (2nd Thu)
Douglas County Fair Promotional Dance
Rounds and Squares, free admittance if wearing dance attire
Douglas County Fair, Roseburg
Caller: Phil -Billy Ramey
Cuer: Neil Koozer
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August 12 (2nd Fri)
Douglas County Fair Dance Promotional
Rounds and Squares, free admittance if wearing dance attire
Douglas County Fair, Roseburg
Caller: Phil-Billy Ramey
Cuer: Neil Koozer
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August 13 (2nd Sat)
Douglas County Fair Dance Promotional
Rounds and Squares, free admittance if wearing dance attire
Douglas County Fair, Roseburg
Caller: Phil-Billy Ramey
Cuer: Neil Koozer
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Buckeroo - Link
No club news received.

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

August 20 (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.

August 16 (3rd Tue)
Round Dance Party
Phase 2-4 Round Dance Party, Casual
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer
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Timber 8's - Link
No club news received.

August 13 (2nd Sat)
Dance at Douglas County Fair Aug 11-13
6:30 prerounds, 7-9 MS, every 3rd tip plus
Caller: Phil Billy
Cuer: Neil Koozer
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August 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
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