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Oregon Federation News
February 2023

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

Printed 5 February 2023
President's Corner

Who wants to be President

President of the Oregon Federation of square and Round Dance Clubs, pretty cool right? Well, it can be if you commit to doing it. You can bang the gavel & call the meeting to order and the best thing yet is that you have the last say.

It goes without saying that the position of president is a leadership role. Providing that leadership relies on several things. Respect by the members of the organization, the willingness to listen to ideas and concepts that do not fit your personal perception of the situation. Then there is facilitating over meetings. Meetings are where changes to the organization are proposed and viewpoints to the proposal are heard. It is the president’s job to ensure all viewpoints offered are given the chance to be heard. The president gets to decide when the discussion has covered the viewpoints and then call for the vote. The hard part for the president is that they do not get to express how they feel about the issue, and they typically do not vote on the issue.

The president is there for advice when needed. That advice must be balanced against the Constitution, Bylaws, and Policies and Procedures that all the members have agreed to abide by. They need to ensure that the elected officials and Committees have what they need to accomplish the tasks that they have been given.

An effective president must use delegation when needed to help resolve the issues that come before the Executive committee. The trick to delegation is identifying a person with the skills and ability to provide a solution to the issue at hand. Fortunately, I have been blessed with several individuals that have offered their assistance.

Now for the fun part. The president gets to bestow awards and praise folks who have given a portion of their time to support and improve our dance community. This is what makes it worthwhile.

Sharing is caring,
Tim Keck
President

Editor's Note

I'm looking forward to seeing many of you at Mid-Winter Festival. The weather is going to be great.


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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.


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.

Welcome to January, the first month of 2023. We as a committee are all excited and preparing for your arrival to our festival in just a few short weeks. If you happen to read this before the 31st of December, please make your hotel reservation. Square dancer discounts at the hotels stop on the 1st of January so make sure you have your room. Another important date is the 8th. It's the last day to get the preregistration price tag, so save yourself some money and get those registrations in.

Now that we got all the important announcements out of the way let me introduce you to our two fabulous cuers that round out our amazing entertainment panel for you. First we have our round dance cuers, Deb and Tim Vogt from Las Vegas NV. They have been cuing for over 37 years. They delight the round dancers with lots of amazing dances from easy 2 all the way up to level 5/6. They primarily cue here in the west but are well traveled and if you get a chance to watch them at the showcase, they dance together amazingly! Next we have our clogging cuer Shane Gruber from Detroit, MI. Shane has been keeping cloggers on their toes for over 30 years. He has cued and performed across the entire world. He is truly a sight to behold and if you get a chance you should head over to the Comfort Suites hotel and watch him dance and teach.

We hope that you can come join us at what is shaping up to be a magical and enchanting festival. See you all in a square soon.


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:

February 1 -- Emerald Empire Council
February 7 -- Klamath Country Squares
February 26 -- Tualatin Valley 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
Henna Yauger
14915 SE Brookfield Dr
Oregon City, OR 97045
503-780-1912
doglady2001@rocketmail.com
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

The Tualatin Valley Council has chosen the February 2023 Oregon Round of the Month:

"Who Are You", Phase II Two-Step, choreographed by Casey & Sharon Parker, performed by Blake Shelton.

Download your cue sheet here.

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

Lessons starting in February and March

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.


McMinnville
Braids & Braves
McMinnville Grange
1700 Old Sheridan Rd.
Plus
Sunday, 6-7:30 p.m.
Contact: Jennie Ramer 971-237-4711
Newberg
Valley River Dancers
Chehalem Community Center
2nd & Howard Street
Two-step
12 week class on Monday evenings, 6:30-8:30 PM
Contact:
Silverton
Silver City Squares
Waldo Hills Community Club
1267 Cascade Highway
Waltz
Monday 7:00-9:00pm
Contact: Karyn Buchheit 503-873-5241
Salem
Salem Swingin' Stars
Salem Square Dance Center
3695 45th Av NE
Mainstream
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM (Starts February 8, 2023)
Contact: 503-385-5925
Salem
Salem Swingin' Stars
Salem Square Dance Center
3695 45th Av NE
Plus
Wednesdays, 8:00 PM (Starts February 8, 2023)
Contact: 503-884-0158
Aloha
Eager Beavers
Aloha Grange #773
3425 S.W. 185th Ave.
Plus
Mondays - 12 to 1:15pm
Contact: Leslie 503-746-3172, Karen 503-649-9487
Vancouver
Happy Hoppers
Washington Grange #82
7701 NE Ward Rd
Plus
Mondays, 6:30 PM starting Mar 6
Contact: Gil Shoemaker - 360-450-7029
Vancouver
Happy Hoppers
Washington Grange #82
7701 NE Ward Rd
Basic
Mondays, 7:30 PM starting Mar 6
Contact: Gil Shoemaker - 360-450-7029

New Dancer Jamborees
February 18 (3rd Sat)
Happy Hoppers
New Dancer Dance
7:30 PM - Called to the level of the dancers on the floor
Washington Grange #82, Vancouver
Caller: Jim Hattrick
View Flyer

Special Dances
February 8 (2nd Wed)
Bachelor N Bachelorettes
Henna's Belated Birthday Dance
Mainstream
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Henna Yauger
Cuer: No Rounds
View Flyer
February 12 (2nd Sun)
Country Cut-Ups
Danny & Carol Willliamson Anniversary Da
2-4pm, Free Dance, Williamson Anniversary Celebration
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
View Flyer
February 24 (4th Fri)
Tri Squares
Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball
7:00-7:15 pre-round; 7:15-7:45 plus; MS 8-9:30
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: Terry Halley and K.C. Curtis
Cuer: Sandra Pinion and Julie Stiers
View Flyer
February 25 (4th Sat)
Silver City Squares
Youth Fundraiser
Youth fundraiser dance, silent auction/basket raffle, cash r
Waldo Hills Community Club, Silverton
Caller: Ian Craig
Cuer: Julie Stiers
View Flyer
March 18 (3rd Sat)
Sunset Promenaders
Irish Fling
Pre-Rounds 7 - 7:30 pm, Mainstream and Rounds 7:30 - 9:30
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
April 17 (3rd Mon)
Eager Beavers
Anniversary Plus Dance
1:00 to 3:00 Plus & Ph II/III Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Jim Hattrick MC - Caller/Cuer
Cuer: Also - Darrell Kalmbach & Jeanine Norden
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
October 14 (2nd Sat)
R Square D
Fall Festival
7:30-8:00 Pre-Rounds; 8:00-10:00 Mainstream & Rounds
Kelso Senior Center, Kelso
Caller: Craig Abercrombie & Adam Christmas
Cuer: Susan Healea
View Flyer

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Pictures

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Swingin Stars' New Years Eve Eve dance

Eager Beavers Christmas Dance

Eager Beavers at the TVC New Year's Eve Dance

Swingin Stars New Dancer Dance

John Semm's 75th Birthday Party Dance at the Hillsboro IOOF Hall

Councils & Clubs

Click a council name to go directly to that section.


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

Central Oregon Council - Link
No council news received.
High Desert Dancers - Link
No club news received.
Kountry Rhythm Rockin Outlaws - Link
No club news received.

February 14 (2nd Tue)
Valentine Party & Dance
Pre-Rounds 6:30-7:00pm and Dancing MS w/Plus Tips & Rounds 7
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Caller: Jim Steele
Cuer: Mark McDonald
View Flyer
Red Rock Squares - Link
No club news received.
Sagebrush Shufflers - Link
No club news received.
Sundown RidgeRiders - Link
No club news received.

February 2 (1st Thu)
Sundown RidgeRiders Round Dance Night
6:30 - 7:00pm - Intermediate Rounds/ 7:00 - 9:00pm Round dan
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Cuer: Mark McDonald

February 16 (3rd Thu)
Sundown RidgeRiders Round Dance Night
Intermediate Rounds - 6:30pm /Round Dancing - 7:00 - 9:00pm
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Cuer: Mark McDonald

Emerald Empire Council - Link
No council news received.
Cascade Callers & Cuers Assoc
We call and cue the Fifth Saturdays during the year. Our next dances will be April 29, July 29, and September 30. Our dances start with pre-rounds at 7:00 and mainstream from 7:30 - 9:30.

The Buccaneers club with Roger Putzler and Christina Corelli had five squares for New Years Eve. The admission for this dance as rolled back to the 1980's at $2.50 per dancer! The dance ended at 10:00 so dancers had a chance to celebrate midnight with family and friends and get home before the traffic hit after midnight. It was a fun dance, and we rang in the new year for New York and Chicago where Roger was born and raised. A toast with sparking cider at the end is now a tradition.

Roger Putzler is teaching mainstream and plus on Tuesday nights. There are about five squares for beginners which is a positive note these days. Christina's new husband, Jake Westra, is learning mainstream from Roger and enjoying it. A number of new dancers have ribbons for Mid-Winter!

Our president, Pat Cox from the coast provide equipment for our Fifth Saturday dances and is always early to set up Thanks Pat! You and Cherie are appreciated!

Christina Corelli

Secretary and Cuer

CCCA

Cast A Shadow - Link
We continue to dance in Hall B at the Emerald Square Dance Center at 20th and Yolanda in Springfield. Hall B is located at the back of the building. Please use the double doors to enter. We dance normally two Sunday afternoons a month from 1:30 to 3:30PM, often the 2nd and 4th Sundays depending on what is happening. Since everyone lives busy lives there are times when we cannot dance because there are not enough people available for even one square so be sure to call Fred Beisse at 458-221-3564 to make sure we are dancing on any given Sunday. You can check our website at cas-sd.yolasite.com to see our tentative schedule. We hope to be dancing on Feb. 12 and 26th. If you are in the area, we would love for you to join us. The dress code is casual always. Coffee and tea are available and sometimes delicious snacks.

We dance to recorded music, but there are times when Kris Jensen comes in from New Mexico and will stop by and call for us. If Mid-Winter isn’t over by the time you get to read this, please come join in the fun! Hope to see you on the dance floor at the Emerald Square Dance Center.

Gaynor Hintz


February 12 (2nd Sun)
no theme casual dress
1:30 to 3:30PM

February 26 (4th Sun)
no theme; casual dress
1:30 to 3:30PM
Misty Valley Cloggers
No club news received.
Single Trees - Link
In December our club along with our sister club, the Whirl-A-Ways sponsored a Christmas dance which I already reported had five squares in attendance with many gathering before the dance to partake in a Christmas potluck. We enjoyed the camaraderie and good food and later the dancing to Mike Kious’ calling. It was so nice to see a square of dancers from Roseburg join us that evening.

Our next dance will be held Feb. 24, the 4th Friday, and will be our 59th Birthday Dance. Come join Jim Hattrick, Jackie Gale and us to celebrate this occasion by dancing and kicking up our heels. Dances start at 7:30 with Plus, 7:45 15 minutes of pre-rounds and from 8 to 10 mainstream. We do not take a formal break at this time though that may change. We continue to dance at the Emerald Square Dance Center at 2095 Yolanda St. in Springfield. If you have any questions, please contact our president Larry Reetz, (541) 913-6238, or Gaynor Hintz, (541) 741-4149.

Gaynor Hintz


February 24 (4th Fri)
59th Birthday Dance
7:30 pm PRE-ROUNDS, 7:45 pLUS, 8-10 Mainstream with round da
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jackie Gale
Spin Cycle Squares - Link
We had a dance January 1 and the 29th. The three in between were dark. The hall is also rented to kids' dance groups and the Eugene Opera. All wonderful musical events, and we don't mind giving up a few weeks once a year for them. The hall makes quite a bit of money which helps with expenses.

We are looking forward to our regular Sunday dances from 4 - 6 each Sunday with our caller, Tim Matteson. Everyone is welcome. All our dances are casual. Tim calls all levels and helps beginners out too by giving them floor time to figure out their latest moves.

So, please join us. It would be wise to call our president, David Lajoie at 541-520-7311 to make sure we are dancing. We shouldn't have any dark Sundays starting in February, but one never knows. We dance in Hall A at the Emerald Dance Center, 2095 Yolanda in Springfield. The floor is cushioned, and we have heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer.

Christina Corelli

Member-at-Large

Spin Cycle Squares

Sweet Home Squarenaders
No club news received.
Whirl-A-Ways - Link
We had a shared dance with the Single Trees in December. Single Trees were in charge of a potluck before the dance. Mike Kious and Christina Corelli called and cued many Christmas favorites. We were thrilled to have Mike back calling. He was still very sore and used the round dance time in between tips to lie on his back and get ready for his next tip. The dancers thoroughly enjoyed the squares and rounds! We had just this one dance in December.

We had a New Dancer Pajama Dance January 14. Oh my, onesies, flannels, ruffles, lace, you name it! Mike called a great dance, and Roger's new dancers had a real treat dancing at a real dance and having the time of their lives! Christina's husband, Jake, wore a brand new onesie Christina found at Goodwill! She wasn't even looking for one, but there it was!

Ron Gates, our vice-president, is in charge when our president Todd Jensen, is south. Thanks Ron!

Please join us the second and third Saturday at the Emerald Dance Center. 7:00 - Plus and mainstream with rounds starting aft 7:30.

We'll have our club meeting via Zoom January 19. Several of us our headed to Albany for Mid-Winter. Hope to see you all there!

Christina Corelli

Cuer

Whirl-A-Ways


February 11 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 plus 7:30-10:00 ms
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Mike Kious
Cuer: Christina Corelli

February 18 (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.
Klamath Country Squares
No club news received.

Mid-Willamette Council - Link
No council news received.
Braids & Braves
Our December dance was our New Dancers Dance and we had four to five squares on the floor all evening. There were also clothes and accessories available for sale. The club is looking forward to Mid-Winter.

Norma


February 1 (1st Wed)
Cupid Dance
8:00 AM
McMinnville Grange, McMinnville
View Flyer

February 5 (1st Sun)
Plus Lessons
6 PM to 7:30 PM
McMinnville Grange, McMinnville
Caller: Leonard Snodgrass
View Flyer
Capitol Callers & Cuers Assoc - Link
No club news received.
Cherry City Cloggers - Link
Cherry City Cloggers are excited about the New Year and the addition of several beginning cloggers to our membership list. We graduated 15 new cloggers from the beginner class and most of those returned as members in January. 

We are also looking forward to the Mid-Winter dance. So far we have 11 members registered to attend and at least half of them are from our beginner class.  It is so exciting to see our dance floor full once again after our membership waned over the past two or three years. We still have room for more however, and we look forward to continued growth.

Georganne Pfnister

Corvallis Squares - Link
We are hoping to graduate a class of new dancers soon! On the second Saturday of February, we are dark for the Sweet Home birthday dance. Our own Birthday Dance will be Saturday, Feb. 25, with Roger Putzler calling and Jackie Gale cueing.

Our annual Coast Trip dances are March 10 and 11 at Gleneden Beach Community Club, and we welcome any dancers who would like to join in! Signups will start soon.

Karen

Golden Squares
No club news received.
Independence Wagon Wheelers - Link
The club had a successful dance on the second Saturday in December with over five squares of dancers. It was our new dancer dance, Christmas dance and silent auction. We brought in twenty-nine tins of decaf coffee and $555 for Windsor House, our club charity. It is a set of five houses that house brain damaged residents. The coffee is so they can have more than one cup a day and the money will be used for movies, fun excursions, and the like for the residents.

The club will be graduating a group of people in mid-January in time to dance for Mid-Winter festivities. A few of them have attended enough new dancer dances to earn a New Dancer Ambassador bar for their badge. Congrats to them for their efforts.

Marilyn

Lebanon Square Circlers - Link
No club news received.

February 4 (1st Sat)
Birthday Dance
7:30 PM
IOOF Hall, Lebanon
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Jackie Gale
View Flyer

February 18 (3rd Sat)
Disney Night Dance
7:30 PM
IOOF Hall, Lebanon
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Jackie Gale
View Flyer
ORDTA - Link
No club news received.
ReVuN'Q
The club hosted a successful New Year’s Eve dance with nine and one-half couples in attendance in addition to the two cuers and their respective partners. Lots of food was available and a good variety too! We had three sessions with a break in between each for sit down time to eat and converse with the others there. We had pictures taken and individuals got some taken also. Look for the group picture which will be in this issue elsewhere. Sparkling cider was present at midnight with a thank you circle to say Happy New Year.

The club in December only had three sessions. A fourth one was cancelled due to ice and dangerous driving for those who drive a distance to come to class and we cancelled the fifth one since it was two days before New Year’s Eve. Tango is just getting started so we are getting back on track in January. We have about four couples who are returning to dancing or moving up from an easy level of dancing or refreshing their knowledge of tango from a previous class.

Marilyn

Salem Swingin' Stars
December was a highly active month for the Salem Swingin' Stars. December 2 was our New Dancer Dance and Resale Clothing Sale. We had six squares on the floor and at least two more on the sidelines. December 16 was our Christmas Dance. Lots of Red, Green, Gold, and Silver in attendance. December 30 was our New Year's Eve Eve and 5th Friday Dance where we all dressed up in Sparkle and Glitz. We made a toast to the new year a day early. Loads of fun.

January 11 was the Graduation of our Mainstream class with a potluck and celebration, and we are looking forward to Mid-Winter Festival 2023 at the end of the month.

Our next round of beginner Mainstream lessons will begin on Wednesday February 8. We have had lots of phone calls and inquiries already. See you on the dance floor.

Sheila

Silver City Squares
We had a great turnout for our New Year's Eve Dance/Youth Overnight Party. We had six-plus squares in attendance for the dance part. Some of those who stayed for the party did leave early, so we fed breakfast to about seventeen people.

Update on Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival: We have one plus square, four mainstream squares, seven callers, four cuers, and several round couples who are still getting sorted out. We just received the dances that the round couples will be memorizing. There is a waltz and a 2-step for the Novice and Basic Level dancers, and a jive and a foxtrot for the Intermediate Level dancers (we have two couples at that level).

Please watch for our flyer for our Youth Fundraising dance which will be on February 25. We will be drawing the winners for our cash raffle and for our quilt raffle. Catch a youth at Mid-Winter to buy raffle tickets.

Petrina Buchheit


February 10 (2nd Fri)
Club Anniversary
7:30 PM
Waldo Hills Community Club, Silverton
Caller: Ian Craig
Cuer: Julie Stiers

February 25 (4th Sat)
Youth Fundraiser
Youth fundraiser dance, silent auction/basket raffle, cash r
Waldo Hills Community Club, Silverton
Caller: Ian Craig
Cuer: Julie Stiers
View Flyer
Timber Twirlers - Link
It is a New Year, and our club is looking forward to more dancers attending our dances this year. It was slow in 2022 but hopefully more people are ready to get back to this great activity.

We are a Mainstream Club, and we dance the first and third Fridays of the month. On the first Friday at 7:30, we dance pre-plus or line dance teach and on the third Friday at 7:30, we dance plus. Our dance location is at the IOOF hall on 5th street in Albany. Please come and join us.

Sandy


February 3 (1st Fri)
Dance
Mainstream
IOOF Hall, Albany
Caller: Sandy Harris
Cuer: Sandy Harris
View Flyer

February 17 (3rd Fri)
Dance
Dance
IOOF Hall, Albany
Caller: Bruce Lowther
Cuer: Sandy Harris
View Flyer
Willamette Squares
No club news received.

Portland Area Council - Link
The PAC fifth-Friday dances are set for 2023:

March 31, 2023 Co-hosted by Country Cut-Ups

June 30, 2023 Co-hosted by River City Dancers

September 29, 2023 at Oak Grove Community Center

December 29, 2023 Canceled by PAC

Robert encouraged all delegates to work with their clubs to attend the 2023 Anniversary Dances. Updated list:

○ February

■ 2nd Saturday — Rosetown Ramblers 2/11/2023

■ 3rd Friday — Chaps & Petticoats 2/17/2023

○ April

■ 1st Wednesday — B&Bs 4/5/2023

■ 2nd Saturday — Buzzin’ Bees 4/08/2023

Happy Feet,

Betty Chips

Bachelor N Bachelorettes - Link
We’re getting ready for elections in April, but meanwhile we’re getting ready for a special off-night dance, February 8th. See our flier in this issue, “Special Dances” and on the club calendar. It will be hosted by Henna Yauger, a new caller and member of our club. We’ll still be featuring guest callers for our regular dances.

Jim


February 1 (1st Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 10:00
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer

February 8 (2nd Wed)
Henna's Belated Birthday Dance
Mainstream
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Henna Yauger
Cuer: No Rounds
View Flyer

February 15 (3rd Wed)
Red, Pink and White "Heart on Fire"
7:30 - 10:00
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: George Hermann
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
Buzzin Bees
The Buzzin' Bees have started their new dance schedule.  We will be dancing the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at Messiah Lutheran Church, 905 NW 94th St Vancouver, WA 98665.  Our new start time will be 6pm for those of you who would like to start early and end early. KC Curtis is still our caller.  We will be dark for mid-winter. I hope to see you there!

We had a wonderful Holiday potluck and Bingo party before Christmas.  It was great fun and we had over 28 people there!  Thanks to the Bellcoffs for hosting.

We started mainstream lessons on Sunday January 15, 2023 from 4pm - 530 pm.  If you know anyone who is interested email kcccaller@comcast.net for more information.  

Chaps & Petticoats - Link
Chaps and Petticoats members brought in the 2023 New Year at two different venues: 

1.  A handful of Chaps shared the fun with Silver City Squares at the Waldo Hills Community Center for an 'overnight' dance party. The youth, their families and friends were entertained by their Caller, Ian Craig and Julia Buchheit cued Rounds - six squares were on the floor.  A lively bunch did Line Dancing and others played games downstairs.  The festivities halted long enough to bring in the 2023 New year with a count-down at midnight (Pacific time) with plenty of noise makers.  Some brought bedrolls and managed to sleep while most continued games or talked through the night until a handful of cooks prepared breakfast the next morning ... Welcome in 2023!

2.  A few Chaps celebrated with the Tualatin Valley Council at the Hillsboro IOOF Hall - six squares brought in the New Year at 9:00 PM on the west coast (but midnight in New York) with Darrell Kalmbach plus KC Curtis calling and Tami Helms as Cuer.  A feast was served afterward by the Sunset Promenaders and the last dance, at 10:15 PM, closed the hall.  

The Chaps had their first dance of the 2023 year on January 6th at Maplewood Grange entertained by Roger Putzler and Lane Clem (cuer).  Three squares of Chaps and friends very much enjoyed the dancing and fellowship.  What a great way to open our doors.

Chaps visited Country Cut-Ups on January 8th for a (New Year) New Dancer Jamboree at the Boring Barn.  It was a great turn out with five squares:  Scott Zinser called and shared the stage with visiting Callers Darrell Kalmback and KC Curtis, who also brought their students and angels.  The refreshments were served and  appreciated.

You just might receive this newsletter in time to join the Chaps on January 20th with Ian Craig calling and Juilia Buchheit cueing Rounds...that would be great!

We open again February 3rd at 7:30pm with Scott Zinser and Leonard Snodgrass will cueing - no theme, just dance.  February 17th is our Anniversary dance and we go way back to celebrate with our FLINTSTONE dance!.  Even our caller, Darrell Kalmbach and Tami Helms, cuer, will come dressed for the occasion.  

Betty Chipps


February 3 (1st Fri)
N/A
7:30 PM
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Leonard Snodgrass

February 17 (3rd Fri)
Flintstone Dance
7:30 PM
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
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Country Cut-Ups - Link
No club news received.

February 4 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Plus 7:00-7:30 Mainstream 7:30-10:00
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
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February 12 (2nd Sun)
Danny & Carol Willliamson Anniversary Da
2-4pm, Free Dance, Williamson Anniversary Celebration
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
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February 25 (4th Sat)
Blacklight Dance
Plus 7:00-7:30 Mainstream 7:30-10:00
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Tami Helms
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Happy Hoppers - Link
No club news received.

February 4 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 TO 9:30
Washington Grange #82, Vancouver
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Jim Hattrick
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February 18 (3rd Sat)
New Dancer Dance
7:30 PM - Called to the level of the dancers on the floor
Washington Grange #82, Vancouver
Caller: Jim Hattrick
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Heads to the Center - Link
No club news received.
River City Dancers - Link
Hope 2023 found all our clubs doing well and that it is a good year for everyone.

River City Dancers graduated 20 students from our class. Some of them were new dancers and some were returning for refresher class. All 20 have joined our club and we are thrilled to have them. The two step round dance class had 11 students. That made everyone ready for mid-winter at the end of January. What a wonderful way to begin a new year!

We continue to dance every second and fourth Saturday and love having guest dancers. Hope you will join us. 

Carol Mendenhall


February 11 (2nd Sat)
Second Saturday Dance
7:00 Plus & Rounds. 7:30 - 9:30 Mainstream & Rounds
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Darrell & Erin Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms & Tim Keck
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February 25 (4th Sat)
Fourth Saturday Dance
7:00 Plus & Pre-Rounds. 7:30 - 9:30 Mainstream & Rounds
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Darrell & Erin Kalmbach
Cuer: Leonard Snodgrass
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Rosetown Ramblers - Link
The Ramblers are excited to celebrate our 40th Anniversary as a square dance club on February 11, 2023, at the Oak Grove Community Center. Our stupendous caller for the evening will be international phenom Michael Kellogg. We will be dancing Social Square Dance (Mainstream) and Plus tips from 7 to 9:30. The theme for our dance will be Rubies, Rainbows, and Roses. (Rubies are the 40th anniversary gemstone.) Put on your ruby slippers or other red attire and join in the fun!

Rogue-Sis-Q Council
We had our annual Pajamarama party on Jan 13th with Chuck and Rikki. Thank you to the dancers who came out. Our next council meeting is February 7th and next council dance will be March 31st.
Charlie Brown Squares - Link
January started out with a wonderful Community Style dance with J Domis and Rikki Lobato. 73 dancers signed in, with over 20 dancers under 18!! What a great nite! Our next dance will be on Jan 21st and this is our No Resolutions and Amateur Nite! A great opportunity to try out calling and cueing!! Chuck will MC and call and Rikki will cue. We already have a few newbies signed up! Should be fun !!

February dances have Phil and Elaine calling and cueing our annual Super Bowl Party and Chili Cook-Off on Feb 4th and our Feed The Birds dance with Chuck and Rikki on February 18th.

Our first 2 weeks of SSD classes had a great turnout with 13 students the first nite and 18 the second nite. We are hopeful we will have a good class!!

Don’t forget to register for Boatnik (Memorial Weekend) which will feature the wonderful Joe Saltel and Randy & Marie Preskitt.

We hope everyone has fun at Midwinter. Great lineup!

Happy Dancing!!!


February 4 (1st Sat)
Super Bowl Tailgate Party
Chili Cook Off/Pre Rounds @ 7pm Squares 730pm
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Phil Ramey
Cuer: Elaine Funk
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February 18 (3rd Sat)
Feeds The Bird Dance
Pre Rounds 7pm MS/Plus Tips 730-930
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Chuck Simpkins
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
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Circle-N-Square
No club news received.
Star Promenaders - Link
No club news received.

South Coast Council
No council news received.
Beachcombers - Link
No club news received.
Crook County Mavericks
No club news received.
Saints-N-Aints - Link
No club news received.
Sets In Order - Link
No club news received.

Tualatin Valley Council - Link
The TVC monthly Zoom meeting on December 26th was officiated by TVC Vice President Linda Curtis. There were 11 participants including Federation President Tim Keck. Discussions included the NYE dance and the President’s Potluck and Meeting. The meeting was the shortest meeting ever, setting a record of only18 minutes duration!!

The TVC New Year’s Eve Dance at the IOOF Hall in Hillsboro featuring Darrell Kalmbach & KC Curtis calling with Tami Helms cueing was successful with 8 squares attending. What a great way to start the new year.

The Council highly recommends that all TVC dancers attend the anniversary dances held by other member clubs. We have two TVC clubs celebrating with an anniversary dance in February. On the 10th the Valley River Dancers will be dancing at the Chehalem Community Center in Newberg featuring Randy Dibble and Leonard Snodgrass. Then on the 25th the Hoedowners will celebrate at the Aloha Grange with Randy Lewis cueing and a caller to be determined.

Since the OFN is published about the 20th of the month, you still have time to plan on attending the TVC's annual President’s Potluck and Meeting at 7pm on January 23rd 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 requests that attendees provide a potluck item. TVC will provide refreshments and dessert. Also at this meeting TVC President Ursula Kuhn will announce the recipient of the Tualatin Valley Council “Recognition Award”. This award is for outstanding service and special contribution to the square dance community within the TVC geographical area.

See you at Mid-Winter.......

Ferrous Steinka

Columbia River Dancers - Link
A few years ago if we had only five squares at a special dance almost any club would be disappointed. On New Year’s Eve there were five squares dancing and everyone was super excited to see so many people there. What a difference Covid made. We danced to the Front Porch Trio of Adam Christman, Craig Abercrombie, and our own Jim Hattrick till 12:01, wished everyone Happy New Year and went home tired and happy.

The Columbia River Dancers will be have a beginners dance on Sunday, January 29th beginning at 5 PM and going until 7. Jim will call to the level of the floor so all clubs are encouraged to send their classes. We would also like to have experienced dancers come to support their beginners.

February 4th and 18th will be our regular dance nights with Jim calling and cueing.

We are looking forward to our 8th year anniversary coming in March. See you all in a square.

Nick Johnson

Eager Beavers - Link
Eager Beavers held our Christmas dance early, on December 19th, as we were dark on the day after Christmas. Fifteen of us attended TVC's New Years Eve dance and had a great time with eight squares dancing. Darrell Kalmbach and Tami Helms kept us moving and entertained. We ended the evening with wonderful food and dear friends in the dining room. February will be a festive month as will have two holiday dances, celebrating Valentine’s Day on the 13th and Presidents Day on the 20th.

In addition, we look forward to beginning our Plus lessons on Monday, February 13th at 12:00 noon at the Aloha Grange. Our regular Plus dances with Phase II and III Rounds will be from 1:15 to 3:00 during our lessons series. Jim Hattrick calls, cues and teaches for us on February 6th and 20th, with Darrell Kalmbach calling and teaching and Jeanine Norden cueing on the 13th and 27th. Most of our dancers are vaccinated. If you are not feeling well, please join us when you are feeling better. For current information, please see our website at http://EagerBeavers.info. (see link above)

Alice Hendricks


February 6 (1st Mon)
Plus Dance
1:00 to 3:00 Plus & Ph II/III Rounds
Caller: Jim Hattrick Caller/Cuer 1st 3rd 5th Mon
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February 13 (2nd Mon)
Valentine's Dance
1:15 - 3:00 pm
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach 2nd & 4th Monday
Cuer: Jeanine Norden
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Hayshakers - Link
The Hayshakers continue with Basic and Mainstream lessons every Sunday since last October in the Pacific Grange from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. followed by hoped for PLUS lessons from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Class level dances are held the 4th Sunday of every month from 5 to 7 o’clock with Mark Wheeler calling. As the weather improves we plan visitations with R Square D - 50 miles to the east.

Craig Holt

Hoedowners - Link
No club news received.

February 11 (2nd Sat)
Valentines Dance
7:00 to 9:30 Mainstream & Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Randy Lewis
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February 25 (4th Sat)
73rd Anniversary Dance
7:00 - 9:30 Mainstream & Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Jim Hattrick
Cuer: Randy Lewis
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Mix N Mingle - Link
Winter is a cold season but M&M’s seem to keep plenty warm when to Randy & Jeanine at the Winona Grange. Join us sometime!

Lindie Noonan

Oak Hills Squares - Link
The Oak Hills Squares had a blast celebrating the holidays at our dance on December 19th. We had a good turn out of Holiday sweaters and dance finery and had 3 squares, which is amazing and very exciting for our little club.

The New Year will see us getting out and about to some local dances and introducing our newest members to the fun of Square Dancing in Oregon.

We continue to meet on Mondays at the Oak Hills gym on NW 153rd Ave, Beaverton from 6.30-8.30pm.

Our caller is the one and only Mark Wheeler. We always welcome visitors and hope to see you there.

Linda Kitchin

R Square D - Link
R Square D has thirteen new members, including nine who finished lessons in December. We had a successful Toy Dance with five squares of people and we collected many toys that were donated to our local Salvation Army. Craig Abercrombie and Susan Healea did a wonderful job calling and cueing to favorite holiday music. The following Monday evening was our annual Christmas party, which was a great evening of good food and a fun gift exchange.

February 11th is our Valentine Dance, with Craig Abercrombie calling and cueing. We are sure to hear many romantic songs that night! Our annual “Rockin’ to the 50s & 60s” dance will be Saturday, February 25th. Mark Wheeler is our guest caller and Rochelle Catt will cue this dance. Put on your poodle skirts, saddle shoes and other garb from this era and join us for a fun evening!

Lessons are continuing on Wednesday evenings with Craig teaching plus at 6:30 and the beginning/mainstream class at 7:30 PM.

Chris Poole


February 10 (2nd Fri)
Valentine Dance
7:00-8:00 Plus; 8:00-9:30 MS w/Rounds
Kelso Senior Center, Kelso
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Craig Abercrombie
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February 25 (4th Sat)
Rockin' to the 50s & 60s
7:00-8:00 Plus; 8:00-9:30 MS w/Rounds
Kelso Senior Center, Kelso
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Rochelle Catt
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Sunset Promenaders - Link
Hi Everyone! Hoping that your 2023 is starting off great!

We had a great Christmas season with a very active month of December! The December 17th Christmas dance was a great success with over four squares and a super fun cookie judging contest. The IOOF hall was the location of the TVC New Year's Eve dance which was also wonderful with over 8 squares attending!!! WOW!

Lots happening in February with our beginning square dance classes each Sunday at 2:00 at the IOOF Hall, with Darrell Kalmbach calling/teaching. Lessons are $6.00 per person per week. We have a mainstream dance on February 4th with guest caller, Mark Wheeler and guest cuer Leonard Snodgrass. The mainstream dance on February 18th will be with guest caller, Darrell Kalmbach and guest cuer Tami Helms. Each Thursday night in February, there is a Plus dance with intermediate rounds, Darrell Kalmbach calling and Tami Helms cueing.

Thank you to the many visitors who frequent our dances! It is really fun seeing so many people on a regular basis.

Terri Browning


February 2 (1st Thu)
Thursday Plus Dance
Int. pre-rounds 7 - 7:30; Plus with Rounds 7:30 - 9:30
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
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February 4 (1st Sat)
Mainstream dance
Pre-rounds 7 - 7:30; Mainstream and Rounds 7:30 - 9:30
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Leonard Snodgrass
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February 16 (3rd Thu)
Thursday Plus Dance
Int. pre-rounds 7 - 7:30; Plus with Rounds 7:30 - 9:30
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
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February 18 (3rd Sat)
Mainstream dance
Pre-rounds 7 - 7:30; Mainstream and Rounds 7:30 - 9:30
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
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Tri Squares - Link
By now you may have heard the happy news that our cuer Sandra Pinion has had her baby! So for February we have guest cuers. On Friday February 10th our dance is “Love Notes” for Valentine’s Day, with our caller Terry Halley and guest cuer Connie Clark. And on Friday February 24th we have our big "Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball" anchor dance, with Terry Halley plus guest caller K.C. Curtis and guest cuer Julie Stiers. Please come join in the costume fun! Or dressed however you like. Both dances begin at 7:00 with Pre-Rounds and Plus, then 7:30 Mainstream, Rounds and Plus. (Remember, we’ve moved to Kinton Grange this year.) Our website will be updated if masks are needed, and we’ll have some extras on hand, too. Also our Sunday Mainstream lessons continue (through March 12th) at Kinton Grange from 3:30 to 5:30. Angels are really welcome! On February 3rd we plan to visit the Valley Squares in Aloha.

In December we had our two regular dances plus a great Christmas party and dinner at the Royal Panda in Tualatin, including the ever-popular white elephant gift exchange. This year the most coveted gift was an actual white elephant which was lighted inside! Hope it comes back to the game next year. Twenty-six members attended, and we had eleven members attend the TVC New Year’s Eve dance.

Gloria Davis


February 10 (2nd Fri)
Love Notes
7:00-7:15 pre-round; 7:15-7:30 plus; MS 7:30-9:30
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
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February 24 (4th Fri)
Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball
7:00-7:15 pre-round; 7:15-7:45 plus; MS 8-9:30
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: Terry Halley and K.C. Curtis
Cuer: Sandra Pinion and Julie Stiers
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Valley River Dancers - Link
With regret, the Valley River Dancers had to cancel our New Dancer/Christmas Dance due to inclement weather. The New Dancer Jamboree was rescheduled for our next dance night, 2nd Friday, January 13th. The Valley River Dancers are dark on the 4th Friday in January for Mid-Winter Festival.

Valley River Dances have moved our Anniversary Dance from 4th Friday in February to our 2nd Friday dance on February 10th. Randy Dibble is calling and Leonard Snodgrass is cueing. Our website has changed. Check us out at: www.valleyriverdancers.us (see link above)

Lessons for round dancing start the first Monday in February. Leonard Snodgrass is teaching Two Step from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for 12 weeks. Cost is $8 per person.

On Tuesday evenings 7:30-8:30 p.m. Randy Dibble calls an Advanced workshop.

Josie Rosenbury

Valley Squares - Link
Hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year celebration. I came down with a cold so I couldn't go to the TVC dance. Our December dances (1st Friday, 3rd Saturday) everyone had a great time. Craig was back calling for us and Connie cueing.

Our February dances are 1st Friday, Feb 3, and 3rd Saturday. Feb 18, 7-9:30 pm with Craig and Connie, at the Aloha Grange. Come join us and help us have fun dancing together.

See you in a square, Yellowrock,

Carolene Siebert


February 3 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Aloha Grange, Aloha
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Connie Clark

February 18 (3rd Sat)
Valentine Dance
7:00 PM
Aloha Grange, Aloha
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Connie Clark
Wave Steppers - Link
We have been dark from December through January due to the weather affecting travel to and from the coast and our snowbird members. Our first dance of 2023 will be on Tuesday, February 7th. Our caller/cuer is Lane Clem. Our dances are held weekly on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 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. (see above link)

Bob Allen


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

February 6 (1st Mon)
Beginning Waltz Class
Beginning Waltz Class
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer and Rod Skinner
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Timber 8's - Link
No club news received.

February 11 (2nd Sat)
Plus dance
7:00 PM
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Roger Putzler
Cuer: Neil Koozer
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