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Oregon Federation News
December 2022

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

Printed 1 December 2022
President's Corner

Keeping Your Club Healthy

Almost all of our clubs have begun dancing again. We have a new sense of what is normal. Old habits have been broken & new ones are being formed. We are all social beings, some more than others. I believe that the people who come to your dances want to socialize. Dancing is one way we can do that. It is your goal to see that it happens. All we need to do is hire exciting and interesting Callers and Cuers. That is the easy part.

We also need to administer our club, taking care of the details, establishing our goals and purpose, finding and keeping members, oh and taking care of the money to name a few. All of that is sometimes not so exciting, but it still needs to be done to keep our club healthy.

How do we make and keep our club healthy? Communication is one of the keys. Presidents, talk to your members. find out what strengths each of your members have. Use that information to help with club activities, pairing people to tasks that they will enjoy doing and can do well.

Do you have anyone who is great at sales? Is there someone who has good attention to detail? How about someone who is an accountant? Those people might be perfect for positions of Publicity, Secretary, and Treasurer. You also need to understand that some people may not fit any task. That is ok too.

Try to make the tasks that need to be accomplished a pleasant experience rather than a burden. We are all social beings, some more than others. Social interaction is the primary reason that we congregate to square and round dance. Part of that interaction is the praise & recognition of the people helping with the club’s administration; definitely do not forget that.

Is this a guarantee that your club will thrive and prosper? It may or may not be, but I certainly believe that it will help.

Sharing is caring.

Tim Keck
President

Editor's Note

And so, another year draws to a close. It's now been 8 years since we transitioned to an online OFN. Big thanks to the area editors, who have kept on contributing articles and photos, and to those who have dropped notes of encouragement.

I do need to think about how to make this process more easily usable by others, if I'm ever going to hand it off to someone else.. Right now, there's still an awful lot of "nerd intervention" required.


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Federation Events

Federation Meetings

The next Federation meeting will be hosted by the Emerald Empire Council, held at the Linn County Fairgrounds on January 29, 2023, in conjunction with Mid-Winter Festival.


Randall Award Nominees

We have three nominees for the Randall Award this year. Your council delegates will be casting their votes, and the winner will be announced at Mid-Winter Festival. Click here to read the biographies.


Youth Scholarships

The application form for the Federation scholarships for seniors in high school and freshmen in college has been updated for 2023. Be sure to remind your young people to apply: https://squaredance.gen.or.us/ScholarshipApp .


Mid-Winter

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

Can you believe it's December? It is hard to think that Mid Winter Festival will be here in just over a month. I just wanted to introduce you to our Featured Callers so you can be excited to meet them in January.

Justin Russell hails from Memphis, TN and has been calling for 18+ years. He currently is on the CALLERLAB Board of Directors and records with Royal Records. He loves to travel and has called in 20+ states and multiple countries. He just got back from a calling trip to Sweden and Denmark.

Steve Edlund hails from Surrey BC and has been calling for over 35+ years. Steve currently calls for 4 clubs and is a former PNTSDF Champion. He records with Elite Records. Steve has also called more than 35 states and 8+ countries. He is also a proud new grandpa to a beautiful baby girl, who we hope will be on a square dance floor in a few years.

These are 2 amazing callers who are going to keep the floor lively and moving. And if you still don't know what to get that special someone for a present, never fear cause Mid Winter ribbons make a great gift that everyone will love! Look forward to seeing everyone in a Square. Have a Happy and Safe holiday!


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 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.

The 74th National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Shreveport, Louisiana, June 25-28, 2025.


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:

December 1 -- Charlie Brown Squares
December 1 -- Wolf Pack
December 5 -- Red Rock Squares
December 17 -- Sunset Promenaders
December 27 -- Silver City Squares
December 28 -- Buckeroo

When & Where

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

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

Letters and Articles

Click on the title to see the article.

Available Callers & Cuers

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

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
Henna Yauger
14915 SE Brookfield Dr
Oregon City, OR 97045
503-780-1912
doglady2001@rocketmail.com

Cuers:

Cece & Sarge Glidewell
PO Box 1928
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
541-892-6646
541-892-2383
sargenceceg@outlook.com
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

The Rogue-Sis-Q Council has chosen the December 2022 Oregon Round of the Month:

"I'll Never Be Alone Again", Phase II+1 Two-Step (Rock the Bost), choreographed by Susan Healea, performed by Bobby Curtola.

Download your cue sheet here.

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

Lessons starting in December and January

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.


Salem
ReVuN'Q
Salem Square Dance Center
3695 45th Av NE
Other
Thursdays 7:30 pm
Contact: Marilyn Schmit, 503-508-0539
Hillsboro, Oregon
Sunset Promenaders
I.O.O.F. Hall
267 E. Main St.
Mainstream
Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Contact: 503 501 7771
Redmond
Red Rock Squares
Redmond Grange
707 SW Kalama
Mainstream
Sundays, 3-5:00 PM & Wednesdays, 5-6:30 PM
Contact: 509-953-3726
Vancouver
Happy Hoppers
Washington Grange #82
7701 NE Ward Rd
Plus
Mondays, 6:30 PM starting Jan 9
Contact: Gil Shoemaker - 360-450-7029
Vancouver
Happy Hoppers
Washington Grange #82
7701 NE Ward Rd
Basic
Mondays, 7:30 PM starting Jan 9
Contact: Gil Shoemaker - 360-450-7029
Grants Pass
Charlie Brown Squares
Josephine County Square Dance Hall
1451 Fairgrounds Rd
Mainstream
Tuesday 6:30pm starting 1/10/2023
Contact: Carla Simpkins 541-218-2539

New Dancer Jamborees
December 2 (1st Fri)
Salem Swingin' Stars
New Dancer Dance
7:00-10:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Randy Lewis
View Flyer
December 3 (1st Sat)
Country Cut-Ups
River City Riders Benefit Dance
1:30PM - 3:00PM New Dancer Jamboree, Benefit Dance
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Jim Hattrick
View Flyer
December 4 (1st Sun)
Tri Squares
New Dancers Jamboree
Class level up to B45
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
View Flyer
December 9 (2nd Fri)
Charlie Brown Squares
SSD Dance
See Flyer
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Chuck Simpkins
Cuer: None
View Flyer
December 10 (2nd Sat)
River City Dancers
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
December 18 (3rd Sun)
Capitol Callers & Cuers Assoc
New Dancer Dance
New Dancer Dance
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Leonard Snodgrass, Caller MC
Cuer: N/A
View Flyer
December 23 (4th Fri)
Valley River Dancers
Christmas MS Dance
7:30 Pre-Plus, Mainstream with easy Rounds 8-10:30 PM
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Leonard Snodgrass
View Flyer
January 8 (2nd Sun)
Willamette Squares
New Dancer Dance
1:00 PM
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Bruce Lowther
Cuer: Judy Russell
January 13 (2nd Fri)
Silver City Squares
Regular Dance
7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Waldo Hills Community Club, Silverton
Caller: Ian Craig
Cuer: Mark McDonald
View Flyer

Special Dances
December 3 (1st Sat)
Charlie Brown Squares
Birthday Dance
6pm Advanced 7pm Pre Rounds 730pm Alt MS/Plus
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
View Flyer
December 31 (5th Sat)
Silver City Squares
New Year's Eve Dance & Youth Overnight P
regular dance followed by youth overnight party
Waldo Hills Community Club, Silverton
Caller: Ian Craig
Cuer: Julia Buchheit
View Flyer
December 31 (5th Sat)
Tualatin Valley Council
New Year's Eve Dance
Pre Rounds 7:00 pm, 7:30 Mainstream & Plus
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach & KC Curtis
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
April 29 (5th Sat)
Country Cut-Ups
Spring Fling
10:00 AM
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Andy Allemao
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
May 26 (4th Fri)
Charlie Brown Squares
Boatnik Square Dance Festival
See Flyer - 3 Day Event
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Joe Saltel
Cuer: Randy Preskitt
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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Pictures

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Single Trees held our Halloween contest at our dance Oct. 28. Mark Wheeler came as Elvis!

Eager Beavers Halloween Dance on October 31

Happy Hoppers who visited R Square D's Veteran's Day Dance


River City Riders at the 2022 USAWest Convention in San Diego

Cast A Shadows had Kris Jensen from Albuquerque, NM, calls for us on Oct. 30

Veterans that came to the R Square D Veteran's Day Dance

River City Riders at the R Square D Octoberfest, October 15

River City Riders at the Seaside Sashay, October 22
Councils & Clubs

Click a council name to go directly to that section.


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

December 22 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
Not holding regularly scheduled dances
Fort Union Grange, Island City
Cuer: Guest Cuers
Muddy Frogs
No club news received.

December 18 (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.

December 14 (2nd Wed)
Meeting
meet every 3 months--time and place vary
High Desert Dancers - Link
No club news received.

December 3 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-9:30 pm squares/alternate with rounds
Pine Forest Grange, Bend

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

December 17 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-9:30 pm squares/alternate with rounds
Pine Forest Grange, Bend

December 23 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-9:30 pm squares/alternate with rounds
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Kountry Rhythm Rockin Outlaws - Link
No club news received.

December 4 (1st Sun)
Regular Dance
3:00 - 6:30pm Every Sun / 6:00-7:30pm Every Wed
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Caller: Jim Steele
Cuer: Mark McDonald

December 7 (1st Wed)
Plus Workshop
6:00-7:30pm Every Wed Night
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Caller: Jim Steele

December 11 (2nd Sun)
Mainstream Workshop & Round Dance Lesson
3:00 - 6:30pm Every Sun
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Caller: Jim Steele
Cuer: Mark McDonald

December 14 (2nd Wed)
Country Christmas Party & Dance
6:30 - 8:30pm Bring Xmas snacks to share! We're providing
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Caller: Jim Steele
Cuer: Mark McDonald
View Flyer

December 18 (3rd Sun)
Mainstream Workshop & Round Dance Lesson
3:00 - 6:30pm Every Sun
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Caller: Jim Steele
Cuer: Mark McDonald

December 21 (3rd Wed)
Plus Workshop
6:00-7:30pm Every Wed Night
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Caller: Jim Steele

December 25 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark

December 28 (4th Wed)
Plus Workshop
6:00-7:30pm Every Wed Night
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Caller: Jim Steele

December 31 (5th Sat)
Kountry Rhythm Rockin' Outlaws - New Yea
Dinner- 6:00-7:00 / Pre-Rds 7:00-7:30pm / MS Dance 7:30-9:30
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Caller: Jim Steele
Cuer: Mark McDonald
View Flyer
Red Rock Squares - Link
No club news received.

December 2 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Guest Callers
Cuer: Guest Cuers

December 16 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Guest Callers
Cuer: Guest Cuers
Sagebrush Shufflers - Link
No club news received.

December 10 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
6:30-9:00 PM
Ochoco School Crossing Gym, Prineville
Caller: Guest callers
Cuer: Guest cuers

December 24 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
6:30-9:00 PM
Ochoco School Crossing Gym, Prineville
Caller: Guest callers
Cuer: Guest cuers
Sundown RidgeRiders - Link
No club news received.

December 1 (1st Thu)
Holiday Party & Round Dance
Holiday Party & Round Dance - 7:00 - 9:00pm with Holiday Sna
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Cuer: Mark McDonald
View Flyer

Emerald Empire Council - Link
No council news received.

December 5 (1st Mon)
Meeting
every two months-call for details
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

December 12 (2nd Mon)
Meeting
every two months-call for details
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

December 19 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
every two months-call for details
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

December 26 (4th Mon)
Meeting
every two months-call for details
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Cascade Callers & Cuers Assoc
We are back to calling, cueing and teaching squares and rounds. It's been a LONG two years, and we've all managed to get through it! Whew! We are finding that dances are being canceled due to the lack of dancers though. That's disappointing, but some dancers are still gun-shy when it comes to COVID, or out of practice or have found other things to do to occur their time. We hope, in time, that dancers will once again be attending dances and classes.

Roger Putzler is teaching square dancing Tuesday evenings. It started with seven squares and has firmly settled into five which is not bad. Everyone is having a great time including Jake Westra, Christina Corelli's new husband. He was surprised how much fun it was and is sticking with it. It is a lot of fun, and nobody knows what anybody else does for a living. We are all there for one thing, FUN!

The Fifth Saturdays in 2023 include April 29, July 29, September 30, and December 30. December 31 of this year is a Fifth Saturday, and Roger Putzler and Christina Corelli will be doing a Buccaneers dance so dancers can come and dance and bring it the new year when it hits Chicago, Illinois where Roger grew up. That means we'll start Pre-Rounds at 7:30 and Squares from 8:00 - 10:00. At 10:00 we'll bring in the new year with the fine people of Chicago. Then we can go home and bring in the new year at midnight with family and other loved ones. We'll miss the crazy traffic as well.

We are continuing to stay safe with our members being vaccinated, etc. We continue having hand sanitizers available as well and individually wrapped snacks. Our water fountain has been turned back on, but we some opt to bring their own water.

Welcome back to calling, cueing, teaching and dancing! Continue being safe everyone!

Keep on calling and cueing!

Christina Corelli


December 31 (5th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM Pre Rounds, 8:00 PM Squares
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Cast A Shadow - Link
We had two dances in October, each one of which was just shy of two squares. The last dance on Oct. 30 featured caller Kris Jensen from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Kris is an excellent caller, and it was such a pleasure to dance to a live caller who could see what was happening on the floor and address it to keep us all dancing. We hope she comes back this way soon. We were happy to see Kaynor Heineck join us again after her foot operation laid her low for six months or so. There is a group photo in the photo section of those who attended the Oct. 30 dance.

In both November and December two dances have been tentatively scheduled, on the second and fourth Sundays. We dance from 1:30 to 3:30 in Hal B at the Emerald Square Dance Center. Please check our schedule at cas-sq.yolasite.com but always call before driving in from out of town if you are not on the email list and don’t get the word as to whether we are dancing or not.

Tea and coffee are always available and at times snacks are furnished by dancers. We are always happy to see visitors and would love to have two squares dancing on the floor again. As no lessons are available in our area, it is doubtful that we will see two squares again but one never knows who might move into the area. Fingers crossed! Call Fred Beisse at 458-221-3564 or Gaynor Hintz (541) 741-4149 for further information.

Happy dancing, everyone, and a wonderful New Year,

Gaynor Hintz


December 4 (1st Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please see website link
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

December 11 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please see website link
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

December 18 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please see website link
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

December 25 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please see website link
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Misty Valley Cloggers
No club news received.

December 16 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:00
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Cuer: Lauri Weidenhaft
Single Trees - Link
In October we held our annual Halloween Dance on the 4th Friday, Oct 28 with Mark Wheeler calling and Jackie Gale cueing. Jim Hattrick, our club caller, was unable to come down to call for us so he sent his protégée in his place. Mark did a fine job of calling for us, and we were happy to have him with us again. There were some fun costumes as well as elaborate ones, especially that worn by Melba Walker, a new member who danced with us some 30 years ago. She won best costume (see photo in photo section). We were happy to have visitors from Roseburg, Lebanon and Corvallis there. We hope our dance on Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving, will see Jim Hattrick able to join us. We will be dark in December and January because OF Christmas and Mid-Winter Festival.

Keep on dancing and please come join us if you’ll be in the area.

Gaynor Hintz


December 23 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 pre-rouunds, 7:45 Plus tip; 8-10:00 MS w/3rd tip plus
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Jim Hattrick (4th Fridays)
Cuer: Jackie Gale
Spin Cycle Squares - Link
We had a very special Halloween Dance with the fabulous caller from Albuquerque, Kris Jensen , on October 30. Costumes were optional but also a lot of fun! Kris had an authentic looking red chili pepper on her head along with her chili t-shirt. Other dancers showed up in costume too. Always FUN!

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 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

Member-At-Large


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

December 11 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance
4:00-6:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

December 18 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
4:00-6:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

December 25 (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.

December 10 (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

December 24 (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
It's been a long two years for Whirl-A-Ways! We are happy to be back dancing at the hall in Springfield! We dance the second and third Saturdays. Mike Kious, our caller was in a car accident a number of weeks back and is still recuperating. His truck was totaled. Mike was rear-ended while stopped at a light. You just never know!

Mike's grandpa, George Hermann, called the October 15 dance. Mike learned how to call from George. They are both incredibly gifted, and we are so blessed to have them both on our stage calling. Christina's got a number of dancers up for rounds and knows people's favorite rhythm and/or dance.

K.C. Curtis did our annual Veteran's Day dance November 12. Veterans were given a free dance and a big thank you from everyone. We are so blessed and wanted our Veterans to know that we appreciate them.

We pray Mike is back with us for November 19.

A number of the Whirl-A-Ways members have been attending Tuesday night square dance lessons, encouraging the newbies and brushing up on their own dancing skills. It's amazing what we managed to “forge”' in two years. Jake Westra is still attending lessons and doing a great job. Learning to make mistakes is part of learning as a lot of us angels are experiencing as well! Fun!

Happy dancing!

Christina Corelli


December 10 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 plus 7:30-10:00 ms
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Mike Kious
Cuer: Christina Corelli

December 17 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 plus 7:30-10:00 ms
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Mike Kious
Cuer: Christina Corelli
Wolf Pack - Link
No club news received.

Interstate Highlanders
No council news received.

December 31 (5th Sat)
Meeting
6pm before the dance Quarterly
Triad School Student Union, Klamath Falls
Klamath Country Squares
No club news received.

December 17 (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.

December 19 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Sept, Nov., Jan., Mar., May
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Braids & Braves
We are looking forward to our December New Dancer’s Dance. A Used Clothing Sale will also be available. This will be on the third Saturday of December at the McMinnville Grange from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Happy Holidays to you all. Norma

December 17 (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.

December 18 (3rd Sun)
New Dancer Dance
New Dancer Dance
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Leonard Snodgrass, Caller MC
Cuer: N/A
View Flyer
Cherry City Cloggers - Link
The Cherry City Cloggers are well into our beginner’s class at this point and many of our veteran cloggers have now returned. We have thirty-five active members in two different classes that clog with us every Tuesday. 

We were thrilled to have seventeen people in our Beginner Class which started on Sept 20. Since then, two have dropped out; one due to moving for the winter and the other due to personal reasons. The other fifteen are doing well. Those fifteen should be graduating just before the Christmas holidays and we look forward to many of them returning in January. 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all the Clubs an incredibly Happy Holiday Season! Georganne Pfnister


December 6 (1st Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

December 13 (2nd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

December 20 (3rd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

December 27 (4th Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Corvallis Squares - Link
Fall lessons are going well for the first Corvallis Squares class in a few years! Taught at the SSD level by wonderful Sandy Harris, the students are hoping to attend some of the new dancers' dances to hone their skills.

We had two dances in October, including our Halloween dance, where some super creative costumes were featured! We were dark in November, but we are planning a holiday dance the second Saturday of December with Craig Abercrombie calling and cueing. It will be a treat to gather again. Happy Holidays to all! Karen


December 10 (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

December 24 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Golden Squares
No club news received.

December 5 (1st Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble

December 19 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
Independence Wagon Wheelers - Link
The club was dark for the first Saturday of October to join other clubs in dancing at the final club dance for the Oaky Doaks. There was a carpool of members who attended, including George Hermann, our club caller, who used to be their club caller for many years, and our current President couple, Eugene & Bonnie Ivy, long time members of the club.

Our second Saturday dance was about three squares of dancers working on keeping up with the moves and music from George. Our first November dance was at the Fairgrounds and the second Saturday dance was at the Salem Square Dance Center since the Fairgrounds was rented out.

Our new dancer dance is December 10 from 7-10 p.m. It is also our Silent Auction and Christmas dance. We hope you will come and support the many new students that are taking lessons this season. They are doing well and can use the encouragement from all of us regular dancers. There are twenty-two students in the class at IWW.

Marilyn Schmit for Terry McCarty


December 3 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00PM
Polk County Fairgrounds, Arts & Craft Bl, Rickreall
Caller: George Hermann
Cuer: Molly Fairly

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

December 3 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30pm Pre-Rounds, 8:00pm Mainstream, 10:15pm Plus
IOOF Hall, Lebanon
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Jackie Gale

December 17 (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
No club news received.
ReVuN'Q
The club will start Tango lessons on the first Thursday in December. Randy Lewis is healing well from his September hip replacement and is looking for some new students to take the class. Look for a flyer in this issue of the OFN.

We are hosting a New Year’s Eve dance at the Salem Dance Center with Randy and David Vomocil sharing the cueing duties. It should be a good evening of various rhythms and phases of rounds. Hope you will come and join us. Look for a flyer for this dance in this issue.

Marilyn Schmit


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

December 8 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
Schedule 7-9:00 p.m.
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Randy Lewis

December 15 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
Schedule 7-9:00 p.m.
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Randy Lewis

December 22 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
Schedule 7-9:00 p.m.
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Randy Lewis

December 29 (5th Thu)
Regular Dance
Schedule 7-9:00 p.m.
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Randy Lewis

December 31 (5th Sat)
New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve Phase 3-4-5
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Randy Lewis & David Vomocil
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Salem Swingin' Stars
It is the official time of year to give thanks. We are grateful for all the dancers that support not only our dances, but dances throughout the state. 

It was nice to be together at the Seaside Sashay. There were 20 Stars that attended. Loads of fun.

We are sorry that we had to cancel our November 4 dance due to illness. Our November 18 Dance will be our Thankful & Grateful Dance with Randy Dibble calling and our own Sherri Milling cueing.

December 2 is our New Dancer Dance including a Resale Clothing Area, December 16 is our Christmas Dance, and December 30 is our New Year's Eve Eve Dance. Come join us as we ring in 2023 a bit early. We are getting dressed up and will toast the New Year.

Check our Face Book page for all the latest news. Dances are posted on the Thursday prior to the dance.

See you on the dance floor. Happy Thanksgiving.

Sheila Machado


December 2 (1st Fri)
New Dancer Dance
7:00-10:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Randy Lewis
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December 16 (3rd Fri)
Christmas Dance
7:00-10:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Randy Lewis
View Flyer

December 30 (5th Fri)
New Year's Eve Eve
7:00-10:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Randy Lewis
View Flyer
Silver City Squares
We have had a busy fall season. We have both mainstream and 2-step lessons going on. Mainstream has an average of forty students at class each week and eight or nine squares on the floor. 2-step has about fifteen students.

In October, the club pitched in and helped Waldo Hills Community Club with a clean-up/workday. Dusting, sweeping, mowing, and taking care of some downed branches. A lot of hands make it go faster.

Our ham dinner dance this year was a lot of fun. A good dinner and lots of fun dancing to Ian Craig and Julia Buchheit. Ian Craig and Julie Stiers did an excellent job at our Saturday dance in November.

Look for our flyer for our New Year's Eve dance! This will be a regular dance up until 10:00 pm, then it turns into an overnight party for the youth!

Petrina Buchheit


December 9 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Waldo Hills Community Club, Silverton
Caller: Ian Craig
Cuer: Mark McDonald
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December 24 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

December 31 (5th Sat)
New Year's Eve Dance & Youth Overnight P
regular dance followed by youth overnight party
Waldo Hills Community Club, Silverton
Caller: Ian Craig
Cuer: Julia Buchheit
View Flyer
Timber Twirlers - Link
No club news received.

December 2 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

December 4 (1st Sun)
New Dancer Dance
Basic Level Dance
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Bruce Lowther
Cuer: Sandy Harris
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December 16 (3rd Fri)
Christmas
7:30-10:00
IOOF Hall, Albany
Caller: Bruce Lowther
Cuer: Sandy Harris
View Flyer
Willamette Squares
No club news received.

December 24 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

Portland Area Council - Link
We will have our annual holiday dinner, 7:PM December 19th at the Spaghetti Factory in Clackamas. We do this every December, in lieu of an actual meeting. All people in the PAC have been invited.

December 19 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Dark
Bachelor N Bachelorettes - Link
We’re getting ready for our Turkey Raffle on Nov. 16, and our Christmas dance Dec 21st, with national caller Dan Nordby. It might be a cool winter, but we’ll stay warm dancing.

Jim


December 7 (1st Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:00 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer

December 21 (3rd Wed)
Happy Holidays/Basket Raffle
7:30 - 10:00 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
Buzzin Bees
The Bees are going dark until January 7th because of members traveling for the holidays.  They will return in January starting the 7th and will be dancing the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from then on at a new time at 6pm!  We will still be dancing at Messiah Lutheran Church.

December 3 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

December 17 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Chaps & Petticoats - Link
No club news received.

December 2 (1st Fri)
N/A
7:30 PM
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Leonard Snodgrass

December 16 (3rd Fri)
Christmas Dance
7:30 PM
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Roger Putzler
Cuer: Julie Stiers
Country Cut-Ups - Link
December is always busy with the holidays! The Cut-Ups will be hosting the River City Riders Benefit Dance and New Dancer Dance on December 3rd at 1:30 to 3:30PM. Come join us and brings all your students!

That night our Club has our first Saturday dance with Darrell Kalmbach and Tami Helms, calling and cueing. We will be dark on the 4th Saturday, which is Christmas Eve. We will also be dark on the 5th Saturday, New Year’s Eve.

For the Country Cut-Ups members, there will be a Christmas Party and gift exchange on Sunday, December 11th at 5:00 PM at the Barn.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Bev De La Bruere


December 3 (1st Sat)
River City Riders Benefit Dance
1:30PM - 3:00PM New Dancer Jamboree, Benefit Dance
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Jim Hattrick
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December 3 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Plus 7:00-7:30 Mainstream 7:30-10:00
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer

December 24 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

December 31 (5th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Happy Hoppers - Link
No club news received.

December 3 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

December 17 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 TO 9:30
Washington Grange #82, Vancouver
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
Heads to the Center - Link
No club news received.

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

December 8 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

December 15 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

December 22 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

December 29 (5th Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club
River City Dancers - Link
Several of our members attended the Seaside Sashay last month and enjoyed the festivities over the weekend.

We continue to hold both square and round dance lessons on Sunday evenings. Our students are doing well and will graduate December 18. They will be ready to dance at Mid-Winter.

Our dances are every second and fourth Saturday of the month and all are welcome to join us. 

We River City Dancers wish you all a happy holiday season. 

Carol Mendenhall


December 10 (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

December 24 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Rosetown Ramblers - Link
No club news received.

December 10 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Alternating Social Square Dance and Plus tips
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove

Rogue-Sis-Q Council
Our next meeting is scheduled for December 6th. January 13th we will have our Pajamara dance with Chuck and Rikki; this dance is geared toward the new dancers. We wish everyone a wonderful and happy holiday season and hope you will consider joining us in Southern Oregon over the next year!

Happy Dancing!


December 6 (1st Tue)
Meeting
4:30pm on even numbered months
Round Table Pizza, Medford
Charlie Brown Squares - Link
The Charlie's had a couple of fun dances in November with Roger Putzler, Sarge Glidewell, and Chuck Simpkins & Elaine Funk. We always appreciate our callers and cuers time and talent!!

Classes are going well and our SSD class should graduate around mid-December! The class size is now at about 6 students, but everyone is having fun!! Thursdays are still for Mainstream and Plus workshops, so we would love for you to join us. Tuesdays are now 6-8 pm and Thursdays start from 6 to 9 pm.

We have an SSD dance on Dec 9th with Chuck. This is for SSD class as well as experienced dancers.

December 3rd is our 55th birthday dance!! We have the pleasure of welcoming Randy Dibble as our caller - always make for a great dance!! Advanced will be at 6pm. Rikki will do pre-rounds at 7pm and regular MS/Plus dancing from 730 to 10pm. Please come help us celebrate!!! December 17th is our "Chocolate Covered Anything" Dance with Chuck and Bob Dingman.

Looking ahead to 2023 dances; we have a great lineup of callers and cuers and hope you will consider coming down for a visit!

We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season full of fun, family, friendship and of course - DANCING!

See you on the dance floor!


December 3 (1st Sat)
Birthday Dance
6pm Advanced 7pm Pre Rounds 730pm Alt MS/Plus
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
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December 9 (2nd Fri)
SSD Dance
See Flyer
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Chuck Simpkins
Cuer: None
View Flyer

December 17 (3rd Sat)
Chocolate Covered Anything Dance
6pm A-1/7pm PreRounds/730-10pm Alternating Plus/MS
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Chuck Simpkins
Cuer: Bob Dingman
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Circle-N-Square
No club news received.

December 2 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Star Promenaders - Link
No club news received.

December 10 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Pre-rounds 7:00, Squares 7:30
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Phil Ramey
Cuer: Bob Dingman

December 24 (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.

December 24 (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.

December 9 (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.

December 3 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00
Shop, Coos Bay
Caller: Sherm Welch
Cuer: Cathy Houston

December 17 (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.

December 10 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Coquille Community Building, Coquille
Caller: Bob Houston
Cuer: Denise Harris

Tualatin Valley Council - Link
The TVC monthly Zoom meeting on October 24th was officiated by TVC President Ursula Kuhn. There were 25 participants discussing past and upcoming dances, the President’s Potluck and Meeting, and whether or not to hold a meeting close to Thanksgiving. It was decided to not have a November meeting. Two TVC clubs sponsored October festivals and were well attended with 235 dancers at Seaside Sashay. TVC 5th Saturday dance on the 29th with Jim Hattrick calling/cueing had over nine squares attending with seven dancing at one time.

The next TVC dance will be New Year’s Eve at the IOOF Hall in Hillsboro featuring Darrell Kalmbach & KC Curtis calling with Tami Helms cueing. Pre-rounds begin 7pm, Mainstream from 7:30 to 10:00 with New Years celebration at 9pm, midnight on the east coast. Every 3rd tip Plus.

The President’s Potluck and Meeting will be in person on January 23, 2023, at the Hillsboro IOOF Hall. This annual meeting is held to honor current and past club Presidents of the TVC clubs. All TVC club Presidents & dancers are invited to join us. The TVC wishes to thank the presidents of the TVC Clubs for volunteering their time and efforts into this activity we love. Also, at this meeting the TVC President, Ursula Kuhn, will announce the recipient of the Tualatin Valley Council “Recognition Award” for outstanding service and special contribution to the square dance community within the TVC geographical area.

Ferrous Steinka


December 26 (4th Mon)
Meeting
7:00

December 31 (5th Sat)
New Year's Eve Dance
Pre Rounds 7:00 pm, 7:30 Mainstream & Plus
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach & KC Curtis
Cuer: Tami Helms
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Columbia River Dancers - Link
CRD will have a dances on December 2nd and 16th at the Manor Grange, 17901 NE 72nd Ave., Battle Ground, WA with Jim Hattrick calling and cueing. The dances are from 7-8 for Plus and 8-9:30 Mainstream.

We are working to get a new location for the Columbia River Dancers Web site.

Our lessons are held on Sundays. Rounds: 5:00 p.m., floor level Waltz, then 2-step starting at a later date. No lessons are held on holidays or holiday weekends.

The Front Porch Trio (Jim Hattrick, Craig Abercrombie and Adam Christman) will call at the New Year’s Eve Party (hosted by the CRD) on December 31.

Shirley Hoisington & Nick Johnson (from Spain)


December 2 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
7 PM plus, 8 PM Mainstream
Manor Grange #1101, Battleground
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick

December 16 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7 PM plus, 8 PM Mainstream
Manor Grange #1101, Battleground
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick

December 31 (5th Sat)
New Years Eve
Front Porch Trio
Manor Grange #1101, Battleground
Caller: Jim Hattrick, Craig Abercrombie, Adam Ch
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
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Eager Beavers - Link
We were very happy to welcome Jim Hattrick back on stage in October, calling three dances including our Halloween Dance on the 31st. Several of our members attended the Seaside Sashay, where they experienced the joy of having a large number of squares on the dance floor.

Take a break from your holiday preparations by joining us in December when we will have Jim Hattrick calling and cueing on the 5th and 19th, and Darrell Kalmbach calling with Jeanine Norden cueing on the 12th. Our scheduled dance on the 26th has been cancelled due to proximity to Christmas.

We dance Plus with Phase II and III Rounds every Monday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00, including holidays. Most of our dancers are vaccinated. If you are not feeling well, please join us when you are better. For current information, please see our website at http://EagerBeavers.info. (see link above)

Alice Hendricks


December 5 (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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December 12 (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
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December 19 (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 5th Mon

December 26 (4th Mon)
No Dance
No Dance the day after Christmas
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Hayshakers - Link
The Hayshakers continue square dancing for 2 hours the 4th Sunday of every month with Mainstream lessons the first 1½ hours of the remaining Sundays. PLUS lessons now round out the remaining ½ hour of our 2 hour lesson sessions.

Craig Holt


December 25 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
All year around starting at 5:00 p.m.
Pacific Grange, Warrenton
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Guest
Hoedowners - Link
What a transformative October it was! Weeks of warm, 80-degree weather and then BOOM, the rains returned! I guess it was mother nature telling us although we loved the lingering fall days, sometimes it’s best to get back on track which is exactly what the Hoedowners have been up to.

We had Scott Zinser calling on October 8th for our Pirate’s Booty dance. Randy Lewis is back waltzing and two stepping dancers around the dance floor and making a miraculous recovery from his surgery.

We were dark for our 2nd dance of the month so we could head west for the Seaside Sashay. It was their 20thAnniversary! That festival is always so much fun and Hoedowners don’t like missing any fun. Lots of lovely prizes, great decorations and Steve Noseck and Randy Dibble calling while Debbie Taylor was the featured cuer. Sixteen Hoedowners dined together Saturday night at our favorite restaurant, Finn’s. Oh, and don’t forget the post party at Laas’ beach house. There was something about jalapenos and limes in a bottle?

December is just around the corner. I hope you join us for our Dancers in Toyland dance on the 10th with Scott Zinser calling and Randy Lewis cueing. We’ll be dark on the 24th because it will be Christmas Eve!

Hoedowners would like to send their best wishes to Ferrous Steinka who so faithfully reminds us to get our report in each month. He’s hurt his back and we’re praying for a quick recovery.

Krystal Laas


December 10 (2nd Sat)
Dancers In Toyland
7:00-9:30 Mainstream with Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Randy Lewis
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December 24 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-9:30 Mainstream with Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Cuer: Randy Lewis
Mix N Mingle - Link
M&M’s are dark December 3rd but up and running on December 17th for our Christmas Dance with Randy and Jeanine. At the end we’ll join hands and sing Silent Night together - always a special moment. We may be small but we are a square dance family. Sadly, one will be missing from our circle this year as charter member Patty Bonney has passed away just after her 92nd birthday. We love you Cookie Patty. You’ll always be in our hearts.

Lindie Noonan


December 3 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

December 17 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Pre-Rounds 7:30; Squares 8-10:30
Winona Grange, Tualatin
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden
Oak Hills Squares - Link
The Oak Hills Squares currently have 7 students taking lessons. They are doing great and progressing at quite the pace.

November 12th we will be doing a demo and introduction lesson in Lake Oswego.

We plan to visit some clubs over the holiday period and welcome any other dancers to come visit us.

We meet at the Oak Hills gym on Monday evenings. Our lessons are 6.30-7.30 and then we dance mainstream until 8.30pm. The amazing Mark Wheeler is our caller.

Linda Kitchin


December 5 (1st Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 to 8:30
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton
Caller: Mark Wheeler

December 12 (2nd Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 to 8:30
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton
Caller: Mark Wheeler

December 19 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 to 8:30
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton
Caller: Mark Wheeler

December 26 (4th Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 to 8:30
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton
Caller: Mark Wheeler
R Square D - Link
Our recent Octoberfest was well attended and great fun for all. Craig Abercrombie, Adam Christman and Susan Healea were top-notch, as always, and the dancers thoroughly enjoyed their time at Catlin Grange. The German dinner was delicious and we were entertained by River City Riders just before the Saturday evening dance. Many thanks to all who helped make this a fun festival, including those who traveled quite a distance to support us. Ursula was even spotted helping with cleanup in the kitchen Saturday night!

R Square D has only one dance in December and that’s our annual Toy Dance on Friday, December 9th, at Kelso Senior Center. Craig Abercrombie is calling and Susan Healea is cueing the dance. New, unwrapped toys will be accepted and later donated to our local Salvation Army. We will be dark on December 24th.

Our plus and mainstream classes are expected to wrap up on December 14th and the club will soon make a decision about starting new lessons in January.

After a two-year absence, we will have a club Christmas party on Monday, December 12th, with a pot luck and gift exchange. This always promises to be great fun!

We wish everyone a blessed, safe Christmas and Happy New Year!

Chris Poole


December 9 (2nd Fri)
Toy 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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December 24 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Sunset Promenaders - Link
October 1st was our 37th anniversary dance party with lasagna before the dance. We had a nice turn out of about 6 squares and lots of people came early to enjoy dinner together. The Seaside Sashay Square dance festival

was held over the weekend of October 21st. The Sunset Promenader's co-hosted the dance. There were 220 dancers in attendance, and it was a great time.

In December we'll have a mainstream dance on December 3rd with guest caller KC Curtis and guest cuer Sherri Milling. On December 17th we'll have a mainstream dance with guest caller Darrell Kalmbach and guest cuer Tami Helms. On December 31st the TVC's New Year's Eve mainstream Dance will be at our IOOF Hall with Darrell Kalmbach calling and Tami Helms cuing. The dance will go until 10:00 pm and at 9:00 pm the new year will be celebrated with the east coast. Should be a great time .. please join us!

Thursday December 2nd, 15th and 29th are all Plus dance nights with Darrell Kalmbach calling and Tami Helms cueing.

We will have a new dancer class beginning on Sunday January 8th at 2:00 with Darrell Kalmbach calling. Everyone is welcome ... new dancers and angels too!

Terri Browning


December 1 (1st Thu)
Thursday Plus Dance
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
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December 3 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: KC Curtis
Cuer: Sheri Milling
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December 15 (3rd Thu)
Thursday Plus Dance
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms

December 17 (3rd Sat)
Christmas Dance
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms

December 29 (5th Thu)
Thursday Plus Dance
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
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Tri Squares - Link
Our lessons continued in October with 13 Mainstream students and ten for Waltz. On two of the Sundays our new grange at Kinton was already booked up but fortunately one of our students, Greg Moravan, connected us to another venue at the Twin Oaks Air Park on River Road, only three miles west and for free! And although we could schedule only one dance in October, it was the Halloween dance and so much fun! Plus we visited the Hoedowners in Aloha, too.

The executive committee has decided to upgrade our December 4th lesson into a New Dancers Jamboree. So, please join us for our "B45 Jamboree!" on Sunday the 4th, from 3:30 - 5:30, with our caller Terry Halley and cuer Sandra Pinion. Also our two Friday dances are: December 9th, "Rat Pack Reflections" (music of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin) and December 23rd , "Sounds of the Seasons". We begin earlier this year: 7:00 Plus and PreRounds; 7:30 Mainstream and Rounds (with 4th tip Plus); 9:30 break at the end. (Masks are optional -- please check our website for any masking updates.) And of course we're having our annual Christmas party December 11th at the Royal Panda in Tualatin... Will we play that White Elephant game again? I hope so!

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Gloria Davis


December 4 (1st Sun)
New Dancers Jamboree
Class level up to B45
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
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December 9 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 Plus, 7:15 Pre-Rounds, 7:30-9:30 MS & Rounds, Plus 4th
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Sandra Pinion

December 23 (4th Fri)
Sounds of the Season - Christmas Dance
7:00 Pre-rounds; 7:15 Pre-plus; 7:30-9:30 MS
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
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Valley River Dancers - Link
Some of our club members were able to get away to the Seaside Sashay where our caller, Randy Dibble was featured. This annual weekend at the beach is always a fun festival, but most of the time the weekend falls on a Friday that we dance and so it has been difficult for us to attend the festival. Some of what we love about this Seaside festival is getting to dance at the turnaround and enjoy the beach, Debbie Taylor's cueing and great callers, and those scrumptious Pig 'N Pancake breakfasts! The weather was spotty with some rain, but we lucked out during dance times and some of us managed to make it around town and get all our stamps in the scavenger hunt (Passport Promenade) by the deadline, and our club cuer, Leonard Snodgrass, won the big $50 gift certificate prize! This festival has so many fun door prizes you don't see at other festivals. Leonard has a long list of Seaside stores where he can redeem that gift certificate and he has until the first weekend in December to make it back.

On Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8 p.m. Mainstream lessons, taught by Randy Dibble continue, as well as our Advanced lessons from 8-9:30 p.m.

On Monday evenings our Round Dance program, taught by Leonard Snodgrass, continues currently with Phase III Waltz taught from 6:30-8 p.m. and also beginning Cha Cha, 8-9 p.m. If you've had these rhythms before but need to review, we have room for you to come join us. Cost is $8 for one class and $12 if you take both. Both programs are scheduled to continue into the new year.

Valley River Dancers will have their Mainstream Gospel dance on 4th Friday, November 25th. Here is the twist--it's the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, so come to the dance wearing Black!

In December we look forward to our 4th Friday Mainstream dance (December 23rd) which is both our Christmas gift exchange and also our New Beginner dance. This is a fun night you won't want to miss. Bring your new dancers and a wrapped gift for each person (valued at $5) for the game that will be played. Looking ahead to next month, our 2nd Friday Plus dance in January will be our Wintery White Out dance. Come join us on Friday, January 13th wearing white.

Josie Rosenbury


December 9 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30-10:30 PM
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Leonard Snodgrass

December 23 (4th Fri)
Christmas MS Dance
7:30 Pre-Plus, Mainstream with easy Rounds 8-10:30 PM
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Leonard Snodgrass
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Valley Squares - Link
Valley Squares First Friday dance on October 7th was quite successful. Thank you to all the guest dancers who joined us to make it such fun. Third Saturday, October 15th was also great. We all had FUN!

December our First Friday dance will be on December 2nd and our Third Saturday dance will be December 17th, both 7 - 9:30 pm, every third Tip Plus. Hope to see you in a square.

Carolene Siebert


December 2 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
MS & Plus every 3rd tip with Rounds, 7-9:30 pm
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Connie Clark
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December 17 (3rd Sat)
Let's be Merry
MS & Plus every 3rd tip with Rounds, 7-9:30 pm
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Connie Clark
Wave Steppers - Link
We normally go dark for the Thanksgiving through New Years holidays as many of our members are traveling or are having relatives visiting. Since our membership is small we need almost all of them present to have a dance. This, in addition to our caller having January commitments, we will be dark through January, resuming on February 7th. For up to date information see: www.wavesteppers.org. (see above link)

Bob Allen


December 6 (1st Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00 - 6:00
Elks Lodge, Tillamook
Caller: Lane Clem
Cuer: Lane Clem

December 13 (2nd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00 - 6:00
Elks Lodge, Tillamook
Caller: Lane Clem
Cuer: Lane Clem

December 20 (3rd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00 - 6:00
Elks Lodge, Tillamook
Caller: Lane Clem
Cuer: Lane Clem

December 27 (4th Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00 - 6:00
Elks Lodge, Tillamook
Caller: Lane Clem
Cuer: Lane Clem

Umpqua Area Council - Link
No council news received.

December 14 (2nd Wed)
Meeting
meet every other month
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Buckeroo - Link
No club news received.

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

December 17 (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.

December 1 (1st Thu)
Beginner Rumba Lessons
6:30 PM
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg

December 6 (1st Tue)
Round Dance Workshop Phase 3-4
6:30 PM
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg

December 8 (2nd Thu)
Beginner Rumba Lessons
6:30 PM
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg

December 13 (2nd Tue)
Round Dance Workshop Phase 3-4
6:30 PM
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg

December 15 (3rd Thu)
Beginner Rumba Lessons
6:30 PM
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg

December 20 (3rd Tue)
Round Dance Workshop Phase 3-4
6:30 PM
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg

December 22 (4th Thu)
Beginner Rumba Lessons
6:30 PM
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg

December 27 (4th Tue)
Round Dance Workshop Phase 3-4
6:30 PM
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg

December 29 (5th Thu)
Beginner Rumba Lessons
6:30 PM
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Timber 8's - Link
No club news received.

December 10 (2nd Sat)
Plus Dance
2nd or 4th Sat, 7pm prerounds, 730-10pm plus
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Guest Caller
Cuer: Neil Koozer
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December 24 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
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