Meetings, meetings, meetings; every time we turn around someone is holding a meeting. All we want to do is dance and socialize with our friends. Why do we need to have so many meetings? The short answer is that since we are non-profit organizations, the state laws say we must; however, we are only required to have one per year.
Meetings are an excellent way for our clubs to keep track of our members’ wishes and needs for the successful operation of our clubs. We use our meetings to ensure that the bylaws we have established are in fact being followed and are relevant to our current situation. When deciding issues, he who talks the longest or shouts the loudest wins, right? How can we discuss something without getting into a shouting match? What about the quiet people? They sit there and don’t say anything. Should their opinions be heard?
Every club has established a process (usually in the bylaws) that is intended to ensure that the meetings are civil and fair respecting the intentions of the club members who came before us and members who will follow us. We are bound to respect the rule of the majority while protecting the rights of the minority and absent members. In many cases, that process is Robert’s Rules of Order.
Who is this Robert & why do we need to follow his rules? Briefly, in 1876 Henry Martin Robert wrote a book pertaining to parliamentary procedure to bring a sense of order to meetings. Robert's Rules give us general procedural guidelines. It also recognizes that bylaws always take precedent. Robert’s Rules are to be used as tools to guide the process of meetings, never as weapons to manipulate meetings. I believe that clubs do not always need to use Robert’s Rules. They can choose an informal setting if it works for them; they should though; agree to use something. Doing that establishes a setting that members can rely on to ensure the club business is taken care of fairly.
An important part of meetings is the recording of the minutes. This seems to be a dull & tedious exercise; however, it does have its value. The minutes are an excellent way to keep track of club decisions (sometimes important ones). I personally have found significant decisions that were recorded in the minutes were never implemented, and then brought up again for the same decision again. The minutes also keep track of the members who have come before us.
So, meetings, sometimes dull & boring, are really necessary to keep our clubs alive & healthy.
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The results of the elections for Federation office are shown in the Federation section below. A big thanks to all of these folks who are giving of their time to keep things running smoothly.
Take note of the list of festivals and dance weekends in the articles below. Lots of opportunities for dancing.
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At the Federation meeting on May 7 in Roseburg, the results of our officer elections were announced:
The next Federation meeting will be hosted by the Re-Vu-N-Q club, and will be held at the Salem Square Dance Center on July 16, 2023.
There is currently no Summer Festival planned for 2023. Re-Vu-N-Q is hosting a "celebratory" dance on July 15 in association with the state meeting; see their flyer for details.
Mid-Winter Festival 2024 is scheduled for January 26-28, 2024, at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany.
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.
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:
June 10 -- Spin Cycle Squares
June 15 -- Cascade Callers & Cuers Assoc
June 19 -- Hayshakers
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.
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Thank you everyone for all of your support! In 2023, we had an amazing 707 dancers at the festival in January. We would love to beat that for 2024. To get you all excited, we have some amazing talent coming to perform for you. The featured callers are Jet Roberts and Scott Bennett. The featured cuer is Rey and Sherry Garza. The clogging cuer is Missy Shinoski. We are looking forward to hearing all of these fantastic voices. Hotels are open now for reservations, so book early for the amazing "square dancer" discount. Come join us January 26-28, 2024, at the Linn county fairgrounds. We are looking forward to welcoming you to a 'mask'uerading great time!
In addition to all of the regular dances that are being held in Oregon and Washington this year, there are several 2-4 day dance festivals that OFSRDC clubs or councils are planning. Please consider attending some of these festivals during your travels this year. This is a list of the festivals through Pear Blossom next year. Festival flyers with registration, housing, and other information are in the Special Event section of this month’s OFN.
Publicity & Education
Dear Oregon Square and Round Dancers,
It is with mixed emotions to inform everyone that I will not be found at your next square dance for the next two years. Back in January of this year, I received notification that I was invited to be a volunteer of United States Peace Corps. As of June 3rd, I will be on my way to Washington, DC for orientation and swearing-in and leaving to serve in Liberia. There will be questions from many of you, thus listed are some of the most frequent questions I have received.
What do you in the Peace Corps? To begin with, the Peace Corps was founded in the 1960s under President Kennedy. The purpose of the Peace Corps is to promote peace and friendship amongst the different cultures and countries of the world with the United States. This is solely a U.S. program and for volunteers to go to a certain country, they have to be invited by said country.
What made me want to do this? This was something I started considering while in college as it was an opportunity for me to travel the world and see places I would not have had a chance to see otherwise. In the end, I applied to help others and be a mentor for someone who needs it.
Will I be able to come back and visit or have family come visit you? The answer is yes. I can come back to the U.S. to visit family and friends. During the first six months that I am in Liberia, there is a no travel restriction on volunteers as this is when the brunt of the training takes place and also where I establish myself in the community I will be staying in. However, would I want to come back to visit when I am halfway across the world? I might decide to see that half of the world instead. As for others coming to visit me, this is a possibility, but it is an expensive one.
Where is Liberia? Is it safe there? Liberia is located on the west coast of Africa. Right now, Liberia is safe. There are risks while over, with the most common crime being theft. However, the Peace Corps takes the safety of their volunteers very seriously and part of the training is how to mitigate any potential dangers. If something should arise that is out of their control, i.e., the case of natural disasters such as hurricanes, they will transport the volunteer out and to safety.
Did I choose Liberia or was I assigned randomly? Yes and no. During the application process, there are three options for choosing a country to serve in: specifically stating a particular country you want to serve in, choosing to serve where is best fit for you, or a combination of both. I chose the third option, stating that I will serve where I will be best suited for, but I would like to go this country. I did not get the one I would liked to have gone to, but I feel like this will suited me better.
What will be doing over there? I will be working as a Science Lab Trainer and Coteacher. Basically, I will be in a lab and classroom setting teaching sciences.
Will I be paid? This is a volunteer position, but there is a stipend pay. This stipend is to cover all of my expenses while in Liberia: living arranges, food, utilities, transportation, everything. I will have to budget and provide my expenditures, but Peace Corps will cover everything.
I will be sending written updates to family while I am away and I will be posting on my Facebook about my travels and adventures. I will miss everyone and I will see you in a square some time in the future.
Silver City Squares
September 26, 1947 ~ May 5, 2023
James "Jim" Michael Hattrick (75), of Vancouver, WA, passed away, May 5, 2023 from complications due to Ehlors-Danlos Syndrome.
Born September 26, 1947 in Toppenish, WA and raised in Cathlamet, WA, Jim was a self-proclaimed "country boy" and a lifelong resident of Washington State. Jim graduated from Cathlamet High School in 1965. In 1969 he married his lovely wife, Judy Jensen and they spent 54 wonderful years together.
Jim began his career as a square dance caller when he was 13 years old, living in Aberdeen, WA. His dedication to square dancing and his dancers led him through a wonderful 62-year career. Jim lived a full and happy life. Always the life of the party and up for an adventure.
Anyone who knew Jim, knew his main joys in life which gave him great pride were his wife, sons and grandchildren. Jim left with his family, some incredible memories such as their annual family trip to Penticton, Canada to attend the square dance festival, camping, fishing, clam-digging, kite flying, windsurfing, jet skiing, and bike riding. Finally, his love for people and his youthful spirit led him to becoming a mentor through the YMCA Y-pal program.
Jim is survived by his wife Judy, sons Jeffrey, Jason (Andrea), John (Cara), and Joseph (G), grandchildren Jack, Parker, and Jace, "Little Brother" Justin Pithoud, and sisters Carol Danker, Gail McGaughey, and Tammy Schively, and dog Benny.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents Jack and Delores Hattrick, and his sister Michelle Eaves.
Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, June 3, 2023 at New Heights Church, Central Vancouver Campus, 7913 NE 58th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98665
You can download this list of callers and cuers who are available and ready to call or cue a dance for you.
ORDTA picked a "Classic Round of the Month" for June.
"Life is a Slow Dance With You", Phase II+2 Waltz (Hover and Interrupted Box), choreographed by Erin & Scot Byars. Performed by Michael Peterson on a CD titled Being Human.
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Happy calling, cueing and dancing
Christina Corelli - Secretary
In the meantime, please consult our website at cas-sd.yolasite.com to see what our monthly schedule is going to be and if you are in the area, call one of the officers to make sure we are dancing that particular Sunday in Hall B at the Emerald Square Dance Center. We would love to have you come dance with us.
The theme of the April dance was Reigning Cats and Dogs, a benefit for Greenhill Humane Society, brought in over $200 in cash and there were also lots of donations for food and toys. Thank you to all the many big hearts in our square dance community who care for our furry friends.
We were so very saddened to hear the news that Jim Hattrick, our club caller, had passed away in the care facility where he was placed after hospitalization and rehab. Our hearts go out to Judy and their family. He will be greatly missed not only for his calling and cueing but his great sense of humor too. He was one of a kind.
We will be announcing month to month who will be calling our 4th Friday dances as Connie Seamans in charge of hiring lines them up. We will be hiring guest callers from a very short list as more and more callers retire or pass on.
In May we held our joint Fiesta Dance with Taco Bar with our sister club, the Whirl-A-Ways, on the 13th. We are hoping it was a big success.
In June we will have our regular 4th Friday dance with Jackie Gale cueing and caller to be announced.
Keep on dancing,
See you in a square
Melba Walker surprised and treated us to a full-blown Easter dinner complete with ham, hot veggies, potato salad, rice, rolls, butter and dessert. She even decorated one full row of tables with bunnies, chicks, candy, you name it. She had a huge cake complete with house (pound cake) atop a lawn of green with flowers. Wow! A big Thank You to Melba.
We invite you to join us any Sunday from 4 - 6. It might be wise to call David Lajoie at 541-520-7311 to make sure we are dancing. We shouldn't have any dark Sundays, 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.
Speaking of Mike Kious and Camille, they are expecting a baby boy in late August! Aiden Alan Kious! Yay! We are all excited and over the moon as is Mike, Camille and their families!
Our Zola Jones had shoulder surgery and is recovering nicely. Zola and her late husband, Ray, were recipients of the coveted Randall Award for their tireless years of service to our great activity. Zola continues and is much appreciated!
Ron Gates, our Vice-President had successful eye surgery at OHSU up in Portland. Recovery means a number of weeks without bending over or lifting heavy objects. We wish him well and for recovery to go quickly. He's had the other eye done now as well.
Larry Reetz, one of our members,was hospitalized with kidney stones, pneumonia, blood clots and a blood infection. He had two trips to the hospital with a one-week stay and then a few days stay the next time.
To get you up to date on Carol, Larry's wife, we just learned that she is now on hospice at home. Please pray for Larry and his family as they weather through this difficult transition.
The free community dance in April brought 40 new people into the hall with angels totaling more than seven squares. Mike had them dancing grand square, square through 4 and many more figures. It was awesome and amazing. Everyone had the time of their lives! A number of the new people had shared the information on their social media. It's exciting!
In May we only had one dance on the 13th which was our shared dance with Single Trees and had a taco bar at six and dance at seven with a cinco de mayo theme. Ole! Hope you were able to join us.
Secretary and Cuer
Corvallis Squares will have one dance in June before going dark for the summer. June 10 is our Hawaiian Luau dinner and dance, complete with a volcano cake! We are grateful to have gotten onto the dance floor many more times this past dance year. Our new graduates are dancing and doing so well! Wishing you all a wonderful summer!
We look forward to seeing guests come and support their club callers and cuers.
The last weekend of April saw several dancers attend the annual Koast Krash in Yachats. It was a Hawaiian theme and the pictures showed lots of varieties of costumes. There was a variety of foods, games, beach walking, and shopping in the area.
The club will hold a club meeting in August to vote to select the new club caller and cuer. They will start in September.
Our club birthday dance will be June15, 47 years, if I remember correctly. Cake and ice cream will be served.
Randy will be gone for a night in July for ICBDA. He and Debbie will be showing a dance while there.
We are also hosting a Celebration of Accomplishment on July 15 honoring Wayne Weaver, Elaine Funk-Gorman, George & Patty Hermann, and Daryl and the late Yvonne Clendenin. The afternoon session is rounds cued by whoever wants to cue and they can cue their favorite music or cue something they have written. The evening session is mainstream and rounds with music by the cuers honored and choreography they have written. Callers will call things they have learned from the callers honored and the honorees will get a spot to tell the dancers what we, the dancers, have meant to them. This is a replacement event for what would have been a Summer Festival weekend. Hopefully, the summer festival will come back next year.
Our Cinco de Mayo dance had four squares on the floor. Two of our youth dancers and their grandmothers headed up to Auburn, Washington for the Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival with the thirty-five other teens from Oregon. A fun time was had by all. Trophies were earned for ALL the dancers, Callers and Cuers. Way to go OREGON!!
Our May 19 Dance had a Special Guest Caller from California - Rob Grigby. Hope you were able to join us.
Our club does not go dark in the summer because our hall is air-conditioned and stays cool even on the hottest days. We have three dances in June, which includes a 5th Friday Plus dance on June 30. Our June 16 dance will have Darrell Kalmbach as our guest caller. Come on in and join the fun.
We are auditioning cuers and hope to be able to name a new club cuer by the end of June.
We will be holding our regular Friday and Saturday dances throughout the summer. We are also hoping to be able to schedule a club visitation once a month.
Bruce, our caller, and Judy, our cuer, returned home from their extensive travels only to turn right around to go on another trip. John, our president, attended a family gathering mid-May in Peoria, Illinois where his uncle turned 90. This might prove to be their last organized reunion, what with family members establishing roots in various locations across the country. From there he traveled to Baltimore, MD where family gathered for graduation.
Despite busy lives and itineraries, Willamette Squares continues to make dancing a priority. We hope you do, too, and come to dance with us!
The next PAC anniversary will be for River City Dancers, on June 10, at the Milwaukie Community Club, from 7-10 PM.
The next PAC 5th Friday dance will take place on June 30. This dance will be co-hosted by River City Dancers at the Milwaukie Community Club from 7-10 PM.
Our first dance each month will be called by Darrel Kalmbach. And our club caller is Tami Helms. Since there are 5 Wednesdays this May, KC Curtis will call on the 31st.
B 'n' Bs will be having a theme dance each month. Our theme dance on June 21, will be "Old West Days", called by Terry Halley. Our theme dance on July 19 will be Christmas in July, called by KC Curtis. And as decorations volunteer, I'll make sure that the first dance, on July 5, will be decorated in a patriotic theme.
We are excited about the number of visitors coming to our Wednesday night dances. There were visiting dancers from 7 clubs helping us celebrate Cinco de Mayo, including two dancers from eastern Oregon.
Kathy Polley, Secretary B 'n' Bs
Chaps’ first dance in May was on “Cinco de Mayo” We expected few to turn out given major events were happening that weekend (Silverton youth competition at PNTSDF was in Auburn, WA, and the Federation state meetings and dance were being held in Roseburg). We were pleasantly surprised with 2 squares of energetic dances. Thanks to everyone who turned out — Scott Zinser and Stephanie Lozano especially appreciated you.
Nearly a square of Chaps dancers attended the Tualatin Valley Council benefit dance for the Silverton youth on April 29. The busload and vanloads of youth contributed four squares and added to the callers/cuers present at Kinton Grange. Altogether, there were 100+ people. Congrats Tualatin Valley Council for a successful activity!!
The Chaps and Petticoats featured our first-ever Hillbilly dance on April 21- it was well received with 3 squares. Folks enjoyed the casual scene - just a fun, fun dance with Mark Wheeler and Tom Klug dressed in their “Beverly Hillbilly” (Clampetts) attire.
If this news is reaching you early, please join us on May 19 in Aurora for our “Flags of Valor” dance (features Ian Craig as caller and Dave Cooper as cuer). The dance opens with Rounds at 7:30 PM and Mainstream and Rounds from 8-10 PM.
We look forward to dancing with you at our Welcome Summer June dances:
• June 2nd - Scott Zinser opens with Plus at 7:30 PM followed by Mainstream and Rounds with Julia Buchheit from 8-10 pm.
• June 16 - Our 50’s and 60’s dance features Caller Terry Halley and Cuer Sandra Pinion (come meet little Henry): Rounds at 7:30 PM, followed by Mainstream and Rounds from 8-10 PM.
Chaps will be dark July to August.
Our first dance of the month will be our anniversary dance, on June 10 (second Saturday). We hope you will join us in our celebration. Our second dance of the month will be on the fourth Saturday, June 24.
The fun does not end after our two monthly dances this month. We are honored and are looking forward to co-hosting the PAC fifth Friday dance at our hall on Friday June 30.
Our welcome mat is out and we look forward to welcoming guest dancers.
Our next social dance will be on June 10, with the splendid Don Wood coming down from Olympia to call for us. This is our Pride Dance, so rainbows and rainbow colors are highly appropriate. We dance from 7-9:30 pm, alternating Social Square Dance and Plus tips.
We will host a free taste of square dancing on Thursday, June 29, at the Oak Grove Community Club. All are welcome for this free dance, which will be called by Stephen Cole and will last from 7:30 to 9 pm. If you know anyone who’s been wanting to give square dancing a try, this is a grand opportunity for them.
Our next dance will be this Saturday May 20th with Dean Black and Rikki Lobato - reminder that this is a FREE dance and we are asking dancers to bring a baked item for auction. We will also have a donation jar out to help cover our costs.
The following weekend - Memorial Day weekend - is our annual Boatnik Festival! What a great time we will have with the wonderful Joe Saltel and Randy/Marie Preskitt!! Going to be a great time!! Please join us!! June 3rd we will welcome Roger Putzler and Rikki will be cueing the dance. This will be our cancer benefit dance. Roger is always fun!!
We are dark on June 17th as several of are attending/calling/cueing at the WA State Festival and/or going on an Alaskan Cruise w/Lou Mac Records.
We hope to see you soon!
Once again, the TVC achieved 100% club reporting to the OFN, the only Council in the state to do so.
The TVC continues to look for a new Vice President, Treasurer, and Caller Advisor. Election of Council officers is held at the May 22nd meeting. Nominations must be submitted before then. Those elected take office in June. Please consider running for one of these positions.
The Council encourages all dancers to attend Anniversary dances. It is important to support our dancing community. The Oak Hills Squares will celebrate their 1st Anniversary on June 17th. Their original date was cancelled due to Covid last year. Help this small mainstream club out with a visitation to the Oak Hills Recreation Center, 2400 NW 153rd Ave, Beaverton, OR 97006. Dance is at 7:00 to 9:30 with Mark Wheeler calling and Connie Clark cueing.
A shout out to the R-Square-D’s for their 70th anniversary dance. There were so many squares that they had to checker board so we could dance and stay in the same square. It was like it used to be. It is only to remind each other that we can not survive alone.
We will have a great closing month in June with Daryl Clendenin calling and cueing our Summer Fun dances on June 2nd and the 16th. We will dance plus from 7-8 and mainstream from 8 PM on. We are easy to get to. Take the 179th exit off of l-5 and got east 3 miles.
As an added incentive the club will be having a clothing sale on the 16th.
Eager Beavers graduated eight new Plus dancers on April 24th! We are now back to our regular dance times of 1:00 to 3:00 every Monday afternoon. We hope you will come join us and enjoy the excellent calling and cueing of Darrell Kalmbach and Jeanine Norden. We dance Plus with Phase II and III Rounds.
For current information, please see our website at http://EagerBeavers.info. (see link above)
Our delayed Anniversary Dance was celebrated April 8th. We were blessed with 36 visitors. Hoping you all enjoyed the dancing, prancing and food and cake in the dining room. We love seeing the ballroom floor full of swirling skirts and hearty squares.
April is when Washington County Volunteer Appreciation Celebration is held at the Wingspan Conference Center. Hoedowners are invited because of the club’s work on the Adopt-A-Road program. Our participation for the last several years was spear headed by Doug Morgan. He’s the organizer and contact. Doug picks up all our yellow vests, trash bags and grabbers then tells Hoedowners where and when to meet up. Have you noticed our sign on 170th? Yes, that’s us! It really makes for a fun Saturday morning, and you’d be surprised what we find. Everything from cigarette butts to washing machines. It’s a great outreach to our local community.
On Saturday the 20th we held our Spring Dance with Dan Nordbye on the mike for squares and Randy Lewis spinning his turntable for rounds. Everyone came dressed in spring colors despite the temperature. Several of our members were in Hawaii pursuing springtime weather and weren’t they lucky.
Looking ahead, on the 10th of June we’re having a Birthday Celebration Dance. Do you have a birthday? How about your family and friends? We’ll mark them all. Scott Zinser will be in charge. June 24th will be our Strawberry Dance. Terry Halley will be calling that night and Randy cueing. That means those juicy, only grown here, strawberries will be transformed into strawberry shortcake right after the dance. Come join us!
Our caller is Mark Wheeler and we dance mainstream.
We are busily preparing for our First Anniversary Dance on June 17th. Flyers have gone out to all the clubs but please let me know if you would like one. Mark Wheeler will call on the night and Connie Clark is the cuer.
We are excited to invite everyone to come and celebrate with us and hope you can make it.
For additional information visit our website, http://oakhillsquares.com/. (see link above)
Our current lessons wrap up at the end of May and we added over 20 new members to our roster, including students from our fall session as well as this session. We won’t sponsor lessons again until September.
June begins our summer dance schedule, with dances on the second and fourth Wednesdays in June, July and August. June 14th is “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” with Craig calling and Susan cueing. We will serve root beer floats at the break. Our second June dance is on the 28th and it’s “50s/60s Sock Hop”. Ladies, put on your poodle skirts and saddle shoes and dance the night away with Craig as our caller and Rochelle Catt as our cuer that night. We will serve strawberries and ice cream at the break.
Our dance format is the same year-round with Plus and intermediate rounds from 7-8 PM and Mainstream with phase II rounds from 8-9:30. All of our summer dances are casual and feature ice cream at the breaks! Our hall has air conditioning, too!
For current information, please see our website: http://r-square-d.info/. (see link above)
Our square-dancing lessons finished up with graduation on April 30th. We had a large and fantastic group of students and 5 have already joined the club! April 8th, we had a visitation to the Hoedowners for their 73rd anniversary. Leslie Tallman and Johnny Semm are doing an excellent job planning visitations for our club.
June 1st, 15th, and 29th are Plus dances with Darrell Kalmbach calling and Tami Helms cueing. Mainstream dances are on June 3rd and June 17th also with Darrell Kalmbach calling and Tami Helms cueing. It seems that the sunshine is finally here .. enjoy your Spring!
For current information, please see our website: http://sunsetpromenaders.com/. (see link above)
We held our annual General Meeting at La Sierra Mexican Restaurant in Dundee again (they have a nice side-room and great service) for election of officers. For 2023-2024: our President is Dale Brabham; Vice President, Carol Roos; Secretary, John Prouty; Treasurer, Edith Prouty; Dance Coordinator, Lynnea Loveberg; TVC Rep, Charles McAuley; 2nd TVC Rep is unfortunately vacant. Twenty-nine people attended. The passing of our charter-member Frank Collett was noted.
On April 28 an Auction was held at St. Anthony's School in Tigard, to which we donated "Square Dance Lessons for Two Couples" which was sold! So hopefully in the fall we'll have two couples already lined up for lessons. Also on April 28th we held our "Gospel Notes" all-singing-calls-dance, with our caller, Terry Halley, and welcomed back our regular cuer, Sandra Pinion, who cued while holding tiny baby Henry in a baby carrier, quiet as a mouse, and we again collected donations for the Good Neighbor Center (a shelter in Tigard), "paying it forward".
In June we're busy planning for our annual summer picnic, for four summer visitations, and for lessons in the fall. Our dances are June 9th "Flag Dance", and June 23rd "Berries and Ice Cream", both with our caller Terry Halley and Cuer Sandra Pinion. We're visiting Oak Hills for their anniversary dance on the 17th. But we will be dark in July and August, so come visit us this month!
Even with our returning snow birds we still struggle to have at least one square. We would really like to have two or more sometime so a few of us could rest between tips. You may want to schedule a day at the coast and then dance with us in the afternoon. We continue to dance at our new venue, the Tillamook Library. Our dances are held weekly on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00. Our caller/cuer is Lane Clem. 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)