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Oregon Federation News
July 2024

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

Printed 15 July 2024
President's Corner

It’s hard to believe that it’s July already. Does anyone else think that the calendar skips and rushes by?

There are several Festivals in Oregon this month. Are you planning to go to one or more? It is nice to be able to get out to a Festival, dance with both old and new friends and catch up with those we don’t get to see often. If you haven’t registered for a Festival this summer, you still have time to do so – you won’t regret it.

As we get busy with all of our summer activities, please don’t forget to check in on older club members especially if your club is dark for the summer. Just a call to say “Hello” can mean a lot. Also, check in on your club’s newer dancers – don’t let them think you’ve forgotten about them. Encourage them to get out to a dance somewhere to help them keep skills up (and interest) over the summer.

Hope to see you out and about this summer.

Editor's Note

Oregon's Summer Festival is coming up this month in Salem. Lots of information is available in the Federation News section below.


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Federation Events

Federation Meetings

The next Federation meeting will be hosted by the 2024 Oregon Summer Festival, and will be held at Blanchet Catholic School in Salem on July 14, 2024.


Summer Festival

"Sashay to Salem 2024" will be held at Blanchet Catholic School in Salem on July 12 to 14, 2024.
Click here to see the Festival's web site. Click here to get your registration form.

Summer Festival will be held July 12-14 at Blanchet Catholic School in Salem. We are planning a great program with Featured Caller Jason Raleigh (Grove City, OH) and Featured Cuers Bev Oren-Pepper and Tim Pepper (Carson City, NV). In addition, you will also have the opportunity to dance to many of our very own OFSRDC excellent callers and cuers.

Our fun begins the night before on Thursday, July 11, with a Trails’ End Dance hosted by Interstate Highlanders and Mid-Willamette Councils. Cece and Sarge Glidewell are the caller & cuer MC’s. If you are interested in performing during the Trails’ End Dance, please contact them to register.

On Friday, we will be dancing during the Marion County Fair at the State Fairgrounds from 1:00-3:00 pm. Featured Caller Jason Raleigh will be calling with Julie Stiers cueing. You still have time to contact Lisa Kious to sign up for the dance and to receive free tickets to the fair. At 6:30 pm, we will start our Opening Ceremonies with a special demo by the River City Riders. Dancing begins in all of the halls after the Opening Ceremonies.

Saturday brings a full day of dancing, workshops, and open mic opportunities. At 10:00 am, we will have an Education Seminar on what to do if there is an injury during your dance. After enjoying your lunch at the Youth Concessions Stand, plan on participating in a Last Square Standing. You can either dance for fun or register a square of dancers to compete. The Last Square Standing Registration Form and Rules are posted on both the Federation’s Facebook page and the 2024 Summer Festival Facebook page. After dinner at 6:45 pm the River City Riders will be performing again before we resume dancing.

On Sunday, dancing will start in the Mainstream Hall at 9:00 am with caller Darrell Kalmbach and cuer Lane Clem. They will be followed by Terry Halley and Sherri Milling. Bev Oren-Pepper and Tim Pepper will be conducting a Round Dance Review between 9:00-11:00 am in the Round Dance Hall. Back in our Mainstream Hall between 11:00-12:00 pm we will have a very special dance with Featured Caller Jason Raleigh and Julie Stiers. Bev and Tim will join Jason from 12:0-2:00 pm. You won’t want to miss this special day of dancing before you start your trek home.

The Silver City Youth will be selling food in the cafeteria starting Thursday evening during the Trails End Dance. Their Menu is posted on Facebook.

We will have a Basket Raffle again this year. We would like to ask Clubs, Councils, and Dancers to donate a basket. The more baskets we have, the more fun we have.
Daytime dancing will be casual dress. Evening dancing is square dance attire is appreciated but not required. Please remember no cowboy boots or spike heels on the gym floors in the Mainstream and Plus Halls.

We are still looking for volunteers to help with setting up Thursday morning at 10:00 am and tear down on Saturday after 2:00 pm. If you are available to help, please contact Bill Coen or Lisa Kious.

Weekend ribbons will be available at the door for $45 per adult or $30 per youth. If you are unable to attend the entire weekend, you can purchase daily ribbons at the door. Prices are on the attached Registration Form. RV parking is available at the school for $10 per RV.

If you would like to volunteer for Summer Festival, please contact Lisa Kious.

Kathy Roberts
Publicity and Education


Mid-Winter

The next Mid-Winter Festival will be held in Albany on January 24-26, 2025.


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 at National Squares.

The 73rd National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 26-29, 2024.

The 72nd Washington Summer Festival will be held in Yakima, Washington, July 11-13, 2024.

There is no USAWest scheduled for 2024.

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

The 2025 USAWest Convention will be held in Spokane, Washington, July 24-26, 2025.

The 75th National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Waco, Texas, June 24-27, 2026.


Other National Links


Corporation Renewal Status

All clubs in the Oregon Federation are required to maintain their status as non-profit corporations with the State of Oregon. The Secretary of State's office mails out a renewal notice about a month before your registration expires every year. The following clubs expire this month:

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

When & Where

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

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

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:

Thomas Buchheit
6122 Brush Creek Dr
Silverton, OR 97381
buchheit.tj@gmail.com
Anthony Egan
PO Box 765
Oregon City, OR 97045
415-368-2080
anthony.egan1@gmail.com
Mark Wheeler
6728 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97206
503-709-9651
wheeler4mj@gmail.com

Cuers:

Lane Clem
15495 NW Oakhills Drive
Beaverton, OR 97006
503-530-0905
laneclem@gmail.com
Rikki Lobato
2230 SW Webster Rd
Grants Pass, OR 97526
541-295-5270
rikkisrounds73@gmail.com
Oregon Round of the Month

The Interstate Highlanders have chosen July 2024 OROM:

"Kiss Me Quick," Phase II+1 Two-Step (Fishtail), choreographed by Stella & Peter Tennant. The song is performed by Elvis Presley.

Download your cue sheet here.

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

Lessons starting in July and August

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.


July

Battle Ground, WA
Columbia River Dancers
Manor Grange #1101
17901 NE 72nd Ave
Mainstream
Sundays 5:00-6:30pm Mainstream, 6:30-7:30pm Plus
Contact: Dale Smith (360)606-8849

New Dancer Jamborees
November 24 (4th Sun)
Chaps & Petticoats
Turkey Trot Dance
Thanksgiving Dinner Served
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Dave Cooper
View Flyer

Special Dances
June 22 (4th Sat)
River City Dancers
34th Anniversary 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
June 29 (5th Sat)
Tualatin Valley Council
Dancing In The Park
7:00 Rounds, 7:15 Plus, 7:30 Mainstream
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
July 4 (1st Thu)
Beachcombers
71st Birthday Dance Party
3 Day Celebration, parade and dancing
Beachcombers Cove, Port Orford
Caller: Dean Black
Cuer: Dave Cooper
View Flyer
July 11 (2nd Thu)
Interstate Highlanders
All Roads Lead to Salem
Trails End Dance
Linn County Expo Center, Albany
Caller: Cece Glidewell, MC
Cuer: Sarge Glidewell, MC
View Flyer
July 24 (4th Wed)
Star Promenaders
51st Diamond Lake Festival
See Flyer - July 24-27th 2024
Diamond Lake, Diamond Lake
Caller: Michael Kellogg
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
View Flyer
August 8 (2nd Thu)
High Desert Dancers
2024 Central Oregon Round-Up
August 8, 9, & 10, 2024 Mainstream, Plus, Advanced & Round
Sisters High School, Sisters
Caller: Ray Brendzy
Cuer: MaryAnn Callahan
View Flyer
August 30 (5th Fri)
Beachcombers
Battlerock Festival
3 Day Dance weekend
Beachcombers Cove, Port Orford
Caller: Terry Halley, Sherm Welch, Phil Ramey
Cuer: Dave Cooper, Cathy Houston
View Flyer
September 14 (2nd Sat)
Tualatin Valley Council
State Meeting Dinner Dance
Dinner 6PM, Rnds 7, Plus 7:15, MS 7:30 w 3rd tip plus
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Julie Stiers
View Flyer
October 4 (1st Fri)
Kountry Rhythm Rockin Outlaws
Country Fever Weekend
See flyer—3 day weekend 10/4 to 10/6
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Jim Steele & Jet Roberts
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
View Flyer
October 11 (2nd Fri)
Rosetown Ramblers
Scares and Squares Dance Weekend
Join us for a full weekend of dancing featuring Eric Henerla
Beaverton Elks Lodge, Beaverton
Caller: Eric Henerlau, Hunter Keller
Cuer: Rikki LObato
View Flyer
October 25 (4th Fri)
Sunset Promenaders
Seaside Sashay
October 25th & 26th
Seaside Convention Center, Seaside
Caller: Adam Christman & Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
April 11 (2nd Fri)
Rogue-Sis-Q Council
59th Annual Pear Blossom SD Festival
See Flyer - 3 Day Festival 4/11 to 4/13/25
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Eric Henerlau
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
View Flyer

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President Melba Walker and Vice President Joy Pitt of Single Trees at our Mexican Fiesta Dance May 17

We graduated 13 students and 3 angels today from Phase 2 waltz class. From left to right: Marilyn Schmit, co-instructor; Stephanie Lozano, cuer instructor; Vanessa Ellis; Madison White; Makenzie White; Leonard Goss; Blake McAllister; Alec Kertson; Abigayle McAllister; Evelyn Kertson; Emme’ Kertson; John Lozano; Janet Nelson; Nancy Wilson; Travis O’Hearn; Kaylia Avila; Olivia O’Hearn; Greg O’Hearn

Red Rocks in Redmond celebrated their 48th birthday on May 31st with just over 6 squares in attendance. Caller was Dean Black and cuer was Allen Bigelow. The evening was topped off with ice cream and cup cakes for all.

Winter/Spring Plus Graduates from the Salem Swingin Stars

New Dancers at the Salem Swingin Stars June 7th Dance

Single Trees Board Members for 2024-25

Eager Beavers Memorial Day Dance May 27th, with Daryl Clendenin and Lane Clem

Rainbows reigned at the Rosetown Ramblers June 2024 Pride Dance, with Stephen Cole calling

Winter/Spring Mainstream Graduates from the Salem Swingin Stars
Councils & Clubs

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

July 25 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
Not holding regularly scheduled dances
Fort Union Grange, Island City
Muddy Frogs
Muddy Frogs are continuing lessons with Thell Rooney instructing.

Plans are in the works for a graduation dance on Sunday, July 21, from 2 - 4 p.m. followed by a potluck in the Milton Freewater Community Building, 109 NE Fifth Avenue, Milton Freewater, OR.

Questions? Please reach out to:

Kim - luckymunk50@yahoo.com

Merri Anne - merrianneh@charter.net


July 21 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
2 to 4 p.m.
Milton-Freewater Comm Bldg, Milton-Freewater
Caller: Guests
Cuer: Guests

Central Oregon Council - Link
No council news received.

July 15 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Two to three weeks prior to State Meeting
Abby's Pizza, Redmond

July 28 (4th Sun)
Meeting
Location TBA
Clog House Redmond, Redmond
High Desert Dancers - Link
No club news received.

July 6 (1st Sat)
Community Dance & BBQ
5:00 pm Community Dance, 6:00 pm BBQ, 7:00-9:30 regular dan
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Ron Bell-Roemer
Cuer: Tom Klug

July 12 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 - 9:30 pm
Pine Forest Grange, Bend

July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 - 9:30 pm
Pine Forest Grange, Bend

July 26 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 - 9:30 pm
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Red Rock Squares - Link
No club news received.

July 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
7:0 pm - 9:30 pm
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Guest Callers
Cuer: Guest Cuers

July 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:0 pm - 9:30 pm
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Guest Callers
Cuer: Guest Cuers
Sagebrush Shufflers - Link
No club news received.

July 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Ochoco Elementary School, Prineville
Caller: Guest callers
Cuer: Guest cuers

July 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Ochoco Elementary School, Prineville
Caller: Guest callers
Cuer: Guest cuers
Sundown RidgeRiders - Link
No club news received.

July 4 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
6:30 - 9:00pm
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Cuer: Mark McDonald

July 18 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
6:30 - 9:00pm
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Cuer: Mark McDonald

Emerald Empire Council - Link
No council news received.

July 1 (1st Mon)
Meeting
7:00p - 8:30pm
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

July 7 (1st Sun)
Meeting
7:00p - 8:30pm
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

July 14 (2nd Sun)
Meeting
7:00p - 8:30pm
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

July 15 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
7:00p - 8:30pm
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

July 21 (3rd Sun)
Meeting
7:00p - 8:30pm
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

July 28 (4th Sun)
Meeting
7:00p - 8:30pm
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Cascade Callers & Cuers Assoc
We've had to cancel our June 29 dance as a lot of our members are at nationals or elsewhere. We are sorry.

We have a short business meeting before our dances. 7:00 is Pre-Rounds and then 7:30 - 9:30 is our square and round dance. The dances are called and cued by members of CCCA. Our next dance is August 31. This is also Christina Corelli's birthday. I will bring cake and ice cream! Please join us!

The next upcoming dance after that is November 30.

Respectfully submitted,

Christina Corelli

Cast A Shadow - Link
We have had a square plus show up to dance on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. May was no exception although we danced the 1st Sunday and 3rd Sundays instead of the second Sunday as that was Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekend. We are so happy that some of our dancers are willing to drive so far to join us so that we always have a square. We mostly dance to recorded tips by Darrell Lipscomb and Bronc Wise among others. On occasion we get advanced callers who are in our area come and call, such as Terri Sherrer and Kris Jensen.

We dance in Hall B at the Emerald Square Dance Center at 20th and Yolanda. Please call Fred Beisse if you plan to join us as we do have to cancel at times when we cannot muster a square. You can check our tentative schedule at cas-sd.yolasite.com.

See you in a square or perhaps at Summer Festival.

Gaynor Hintz


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

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

July 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Single Trees - Link
Our Mexican Fiesta Dance with Taco Bar held on Friday, May 17, was a smashing success. We had dancers from all around the area come join us for fun dancing and feasting on our favorite tacos. The hall was very tastefully decorated by our President, Melba Walker, and her cohort, Joy Pitts, both of whom are major decorators (see photo of them in the photo section with some of the decorations in the background).

We had four squares on the floor for mainstream but only two for the plus tips. We ended the evening with a short tip after 10 to make up for the time it took for the sit down break. We had three very happy squares at the end of the evening. Jackie Gale did her always amazing job of cueing with many couples on the floor. I believe we had a nice turnout of Lebanon Square Circlers due to her fine cueing. We missed seeing all the people from Roseburg but at least one dancer came with a partner from south of us. So many happy faces including many from our sister club, the Whirl-A-Ways. If you missed this dance, you probably missed the best dance of the season. Phil Ramey calls to the floor, chooses wonderful music (lots of old-time cowboy tunes with a good beat) and has a nice singing voice. He notices what moves dancers are having trouble with and does a little work shop on that move but doesn’t overdo it. We have quite a few new dancers out a tour dances these days and some who don’t dance all that much so a good work shop doesn’t hurt anyone. I think people appreciated his efforts to help. He’ll be back calling for us so please keep an eye on our schedule.

We dance all summer, and it’s casual as soon as hot weather hits. It’s good to dance here and there so keep up your skill level up so keep us in mind when you need some good dancing and socializing this summer—third and fourth Fridays. There is a possibility we will get our second Friday back and dance second and fourth Fridays this fall. We’ll have to wait and see.

Gaynor Hintz


July 19 (3rd Fri)
Watermelon, Tie-Dyes, and Crazy T-shirts
7:30 plus, 7:45 pre-rounds; 8-10:00 MS w/3rd tip plus
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Roger Putzler
Cuer: Jackie Gale

July 26 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Spin Cycle Squares - Link
We were treated big time once again the with national caller from Palm Springs, Terri Sherrer.  Terri called advanced for Cast-A-Shadow in April and also for us and was invited to come call again when she was in the area.  It was a lot of fun, and we got to visit with Terri.  A number of us had danced to her fine calling previously.

Our board remains the same for the coming dance season.  We wish to thank them all for being willing to continue.  Our President is David Lajoie, our Vice-President is Kurt Jensen, our Secretary is Cheryl Hagey, our Treasurer is Lorna Mercer and Member-At-Large is Christina Corelli.

One of our members, Cheryl Hagey, had successful neck surgery but suffered a tear in her esophagus.  She's progressing nicely but will have to wear the dreaded cone for about 12 weeks.  We wish her a very speedy recovery.  We can't wait for her to be able to dance again. 

Please come and join us from 4 to 6 on Sundays.  It’s casual dress always.

Please call our president, David Lajoie at 541-520-7311 to make sure we are, indeed, dancing.  We rarely go dark, but it's still best to make sure. 

Christina Corelli


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

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

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

July 28 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
4:00-6:00 p.m. MS / Plus / Maybe Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson
Sweet Home Squarenaders
No club news received.
Whirl-A-Ways
Thomas Buchheit called our annual Pie and Ice Cream Social dance on June 8th.  This dance marked the end of our dancing season.  Thomas is a fairly new caller and did a pretty good job. He also brought his family and friends from Silver City Squares.  That was a big plus.   We had a lot of folks from the Single Trees club as well.  Thank you so much for attending. We had lots of pies from which to choose. 

This fall we will be dancing on the third Saturdays.  Roger Putzler will be calling.  We will start at 7:00 with plus and from 7:30 to 10:00 is Mainstream with rounds. Christina Corelli will continue as cuer.    We have a number of dancers headed to Camp Sherman for our annual campout.

Christina Corelli


July 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

Interstate Highlanders
No council news received.

July 11 (2nd Thu)
All Roads Lead to Salem
Trails End Dance
Linn County Expo Center, Albany
Caller: Cece Glidewell, MC
Cuer: Sarge Glidewell, MC
View Flyer
Klamath Country Squares
No club news received.

July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
6:00 PM
Knights of Columbus, Klamath Falls

Mid-Willamette Council - Link
No council news received.

July 15 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Dark
Braids & Braves - Link
No club news received.

July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Capitol Callers & Cuers Assoc - Link
The various club members continue to call and cue at various clubs in the area. Some clubs go dark in the summer, which will allow for some travel and enjoying some festivals around the area.

If any of the clubs need some assistance, contact the members at www.ccca-or.org to find the member listing. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Marilyn


July 21 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark
Cherry City Cloggers - Link
No club news received.
Corvallis Squares - Link
May was a busy and productive month for us. We raised over $600 with a huge garage and plant sale, thanks to the efforts of members who pitched in to help with organizing, advertising, set-up, cleanup, selling and so on. But a really big thank you to Sue for providing her garage and lunch for all. It was a lovely day for a sale.

The popular International Butterfly Dance on May 11 was well attended with five squares. There were many colorful dancers as most tried to match the butterflies, even a couple of butterfly wings. Cynthia planned this event with teams competing to see whose butterfly flew the longest distance. Roger, Rachel, and Jaga’s team, much to everyone’s surprise, won. We also learned a lot about butterflies.

Our potluck and membership meeting was held at Jana’s house on May 17. Officers were elected with a sigh of relief since there were no contests and the incumbents volunteered for another term. A big Thank You for their willingness to serve. We also made our plans for our coming year. On May 25, Veterans’ Recognition, with Caller Charlotte Jeskey and Cuer Sandy Harris, met at the First Baptist Church, 125 NW 10th St, Corvallis, 7 to 9:30pm. This is a new location that we will use next year. The veterans were thanked for their service with a little ceremony. Cynthia shared some interesting stories about her family’s service. Since Charlotte is retiring, the club gave her a token of our appreciation for her long career as a caller.

Our Luau Dance, on June 8, was the last dance until September. We met at the Congregational Church, with Bruce Lowther and Judy Russell calling and cueing. Tropical themed entertainment and snacks were provided. There was even an opportunity to learn a little Hula dancing.

Except for May 25, we dance at 4515 West Hills Rd, Corvallis, Congregational Church, 7 to 9:30 pm. The club will be dark from June 10 until September 14. Lessons will begin on Thursday, September 26, with the first lesson free. Lessons are at the Corvallis Community Center, 2601 Tyler Ave., 7 - 8:30 pm. To sign up, call CCC 541-766-6959, or register at the first lesson. For more information: Oregon Federation News (OFN) or call or text 541-752-1282.

Rachel


July 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Independence Wagon Wheelers - Link
Our two May dances were a little short on attendance but provided our caller with lots of practice in getting people back home. For refreshment, the alcohol-free mint juleps were well received for the Derby Hat dance.

The first dance in June was a beach themed dance. Lots of summer wear was worn by the dancers. One part of a tip was hands free, and it was fun to watch them try and succeed with hands behind their backs or in their pockets. A short club board meeting was held prior to the start of the dance.

The first (and only) dance in July is a red, white, and blue theme for Independence Day. Very colorful. We are dark for the second Saturday in July for Summer Festival.

Marilyn


July 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00PM
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: KC Curtis
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano

July 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Lebanon Square Circlers - Link
We had 7 squares dancing at our Strawberry Festival on June 1 to 3.

Such a delightful and super fun good time dancing to Jim Steele the caller that makes your feet want to dance, and the great cueing and line dancing with Jackie Gayle! Potluck on Friday night before evening dancing and yummy spaghetti dinner on Saturday night with strawberry shortcake. The silent auction was highly organized and a great success! Hope even more dancers will come join us for June 2025!

Congratulations to Charlotte Jesky retiring from Calling for 35 yrs and .enjoy Life relaxing the way you want!


July 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
ORDTA - Link
No club news received.
ReVuN'Q
We finished the Fox Trot for this lesson season. From June to the end of August, we will just dance various rhythms to get the floor time and review of all of them to cement our memories.

We will be dark for July 4 and 11. Independence Day and Summer Festival will replace those evenings of fun for us.

We had a 48th birthday party with a total of nine dancers and one guest in attendance. We had chocolate cake, ice cream, door prizes, and split the pot which was donated back to the club.

We will meet sometime in July to decide on fall lessons with hopes of doing something that the youth need for competition. It would be nice to work in conjunction with them to make them better dancers and future members of the club as they age out of the youthful club.

Marilyn


July 4 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 11 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
Dark

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

July 25 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
Schedule 7-9:00 p.m.
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Randy Lewis
Salem Swingin' Stars
We had a wonderful Graduation night on June 5 with sixteen new dancers from the Mainstream Class and nineteen from the Plus Class.

The potluck was overflowing with all kinds of delicious dishes. Family and friends came to see the Graduation Ceremony and watch the dancers strut their stuff. 

Friday night's dance had five squares on the floor for Plus, with new graduates flooding the floor. We had six squares on the floor for Mainstream. Ten of the new dancers were in attendance and were welcomed with open arms and open squares. It was a super fun dance. We dance again on June 21. 

Our July 5 dance is our Patriotic Dance so wear your Red, white and blue. We will be attending the Summer Festival at Blanchet School July 11-14, and to finish out the month of July, we will dance on July 19. Our hall is air conditioned for your dancing comfort, so please come join us.

Sheila Machado


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

July 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Randy Lewis
Silver City Squares
As we are now in summer, all our dances are casual attire. We will be dark (not dancing) for our July 12 dance so that we can attend Summer Festival. Our youth will be running the concession stand for Summer Festival. Please stop by to say "Hi" and check out what they will have to offer.

We will be doing two parades this summer, the Mt. Angel Fourth of July parade and then the Homer Davenport Days parade in August. See you at a dance soon.

Petrina Buchheit


July 12 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Waldo Hills Community Club, Silverton
Caller: Thomas Buchheit
Cuer: Mark McDonald
Timber Twirlers - Link
No club news received.

July 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Willamette Squares
No club news received.

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

Portland Area Council - Link
The PAC, with the collaboration of co-hosts Bachelors and Bachelorettes, welcomed 6 squares to our 5th Friday dance on May 31 at the Abernethy Grange in Oregon City. Caller Darrell Kalmbach and cuer Tami Helms entertained the crowd with their usual verve. B&Bs provided the refreshments and helped out with the door and the 50/50 raffle.

The next PAC dance will be our free introduction to square dancing on Friday, August 30. This is an opportunity for clubs to promote lessons starting in September by inviting prospective dancers to a free dance. Scott Zinser is generously donating his time and talent as our caller for the evening. We will be dancing at the Oak Grove Community Center, 14496 SE Cedar Ave., Oak Grove.

See you on a dance floor!


July 1 (1st Mon)
July PAC Dances
8:00 AM
View Flyer

July 15 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Monthly Meeting
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Bachelor N Bachelorettes - Link
BnBs have two theme dances coming up in July. On July 3, Darrel Kalmbach will be calling for our Independence Day Dance. KC Curtis will call for our "Christmas in July" dance on July 17. And Mike Kious will be calling for our 5th Wednesday dance on July 31.

All summer long, we are privileged to have Tami Helms as our cuer.

Darrell Kalmbach will call on August 7. And Terry Halley will call for our "Hot Summer Nights" dance on August 21.

Remember that we now have air conditioning at the Abernethy Grange. It won't be too hot to dance!

Kathy Polley


July 3 (1st Wed)
4th of July Dance
7:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms

July 17 (3rd Wed)
Christmas in July
Pre-rounds 7:30, Mainstream 7:30, 1Plus tip after announceme
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: KC Curtis
Cuer: Tami Helms
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July 31 (5th Wed)
Regular Dance
7:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Mike Kious
Cuer: Tami Helms
Chaps & Petticoats - Link
A handful of Chaps and Petticoats attended the Portland Area Council’s “Sunshine and Lollipops” dance on May 31 at Abernethy Grange. Kalmbach & Helms were Caller/Cuer and four squares were dancing most tips. Attendance was fairly equal among PAC and TVC dancers, and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Scott Zinser resumed calling for Chaps and Petticoats on June 7 (post-surgery boot and all). Scott was missed, as evidenced by three squares dancing. We were also happy to have Lame Clem (hugs to Marie) as our cuer.

Will you join us “At the Hop?” It will be our last dance of this square dance season on June 21, so roll-up your shirt cuffs, sport your poodle skirts and bobby socks, and let’s cheer on Terry Halley and Sandra Pinion as caller/cuer.

Chaps and Petticoats are dark in July and August, though we will not be idle. There are parades to attend, and we will vacation and visit those clubs that dance throughout the summer. Happy Summer everyone.

Betty Chipps


July 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Country Cut-Ups - Link
Summer is a busy time for all, but make sure you catch some outdoor dancing at the Boring Barn. July 6 will find Craig Abercrombie calling and cueing. Scott Zinser is recovering from his foot surgery, and he has some new music to share on the 4th Saturday, with Julie Stiers doing the rounds.

Don't forget you can play Bingo at the Barn now, on 2nd and 4th Friday nights. Have fun and find out how lucky you are!

Start inviting your friends, family, neighbors to mainstream square dance lessons starting on September 12. You can also invite them out to eat ice cream at the Boring and Dull Day on August 9! The Cut-Ups will be serving ice cream and passing out lesson flyers at Trail’s End Park in Boring.

Bev De La Bruere


July 6 (1st Sat)
Dark due to excessive heat
7:00 PM
Boring Barn, Boring

July 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Plus 7:00-7:30 Mainstream 7:30-10:00
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Julie Stiers or guest cuer
Happy Hoppers - Link
Happy Hoppers will be dark in July and August.

July 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

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

July 4 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: Rick Hawes

July 11 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: Rick Hawes

July 18 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: Rick Hawes

July 25 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: Rick Hawes
River City Dancers - Link
Our anniversary dance is June 22. We are decorating in blue and white, which are our club colors

We would like to remind you all that we dance all summer, and our hall is air-conditioned for your comfort. We will be dark on July 13 to attend summer festival.

Looking forward to welcoming you to our dances every second and fourth Saturday.

Carol Mendenhall


July 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 Plus & Pre-Rounds, 7:30 to 9:30 pm Mainstream & Rounds
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
Rosetown Ramblers - Link
The sun was shining, and spirits were high for the Ramblers Pride dance on June 8, with Seattle sensation Stephen Cole calling.

We’ll be dark in July and August, as we recharge our batteries, enjoy some vacation time, and attend some special dance events. We’re encouraging our members to go out dancing, so if you happen to see them on a dance floor, please help them feel welcome. The Ramblers love visitors, so we would love to welcome any and all dancers from other clubs to our dances when we resume our social dances on September 14, with the stupendous Scott Zinser calling at Oak Grove.

If you are looking for some excitement over the summer, check out the Ramblers in the Portland Pride Parade on Sunday, July 21.

For those looking further ahead, registration continues for our fall square dance festival, Scares and Squares. This year, our three-day event will take place the second weekend in October (corresponding to our regular dance weekend), so no conflict with Seaside Sashay! Our featured callers are Hunter Keller and Eric Henerlau. We’ll have 14 hours of dancing at all levels from Social Square Dance to C-2. We’ll be dancing at the Beaverton Elks Lodge off Canyon Road near OR 217, so this will be a convenient location for all our friends in Washington County, as well as Portland and Vancouver. Check out rosetownramblers.com or the flyer under Special Dances on this site for details and registration materials.

SYIAS!

Jeff Knapp


July 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

Rogue-Sis-Q Council
Our council dance on 5/31 was very successful and FUN. Jim Steele and Rikki Lobato kept the dancers moving.

We had lots of baskets and several containers of Phil's famous salsa to auction off. Thanks to everyone who attended!!

This is our last council dance until January - due to 5th Fridays falling during Labor Day Weekend and the day after Thanksgiving.

Our next meeting is August 6th. On a side note - watch for a council website coming soon. We are in the process of building it and will let everyone know where they can find all of our area dances and information on one website. We are excited to have this new feature to help promote our area.


July 2 (1st Tue)
Meeting
Dark
Charlie Brown Squares - Link
We will continue workshops until the end of July. We go dark in August due to the county fair taking over our building. No dance on July 6th due to the 4th of July weekend. On July 20th, we will welcome former Oregon caller Mike Halley. He will be calling for the first time at our hall.Mark McDonald will be our cuer. New classes will start Tuesday Sept 10th and 17th, with the 10th a free night. September 7th we will have a Community Dance with J Domis and Sarge Glidewell. J always brings a large group of non-dancers to support him and there will be beginner tips thru Plus - as well as rounds. Always a fun time!! We would love to see visitors at any of our upcoming dances - and you can always find information on our website.

July 6 (1st Sat)
Dark
Dark

July 12 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
2nd Friday 6:30-8:30, 1st & 3rd Sat 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Chuck Simpkins
Cuer: Guest cuers

July 20 (3rd Sat)
Mid Summer Night Dance w/Ice Cream
See Flyer
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Michael Halley
Cuer: Mark McDonald
View Flyer
Circle-N-Square
Greetings from Yreka.

We had a small but fun, energetic group attend our last dance. We are always grateful for Elaine to come and cue for us. We continue to meet on Wednesday nights at the Karuk Wellness Center. Sometimes we have a square and sometimes we don't, when that happens, we work on 2 couple calls. I think most people would be surprised just how many calls, including Plus that can be done with 2 couples. We have had some setbacks that force us to dance 2 couples on several Wednesday nights.

Please send prayers our way for all of our members who are suffering. We are not planning any more dances until this fall. Then we will offer new dancer sessions. We will post info. as we get closer to fall.

We hope to see you on the dance floor sometime soon. Until then enjoy the summer and all the fun it brings

.

DnS

Kountry Rhythm Rockin Outlaws - Link
We had a great class of Plus dancers graduate on May 29th. It's wonderful to have more plus dancers in our area (central oregon). Our Wed night workshops will continue on a weekly basis with Jim Steele.

Come join in on the fun of dancing to Jim, along with Jet Roberts. We will have "A Hoot of A Great Time", along with Rikki Lobato as our featured cuer for Country Fever Dance/Campout weekend in Roseburg at the Buckeroo Barn Oct 4-6, 2024. Mail in your pre-registrations now! You don't want to miss this wonderful weekend!

June 30th we will have a dance party to celebrate our birthday. Jim Steele and Mark McDonald will call and cue. $8 per person at the Pleasant Ridge Community Hall in Redmond from 230-5pm. We hope to see you soon.


July 3 (1st Wed)
Regular Dance
Sundays 2:30-4:00pm (MS) Plus on Wed - 6:00-7:30pm
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Caller: Jim Steele

July 7 (1st Sun)
Regular Dance
Sundays 2:30-4:00pm (MS) Plus on Wed - 6:00-7:30pm
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Caller: Jim Steele

July 10 (2nd Wed)
Regular Dance
Sundays 2:30-4:00pm (MS) Plus on Wed - 6:00-7:30pm
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Caller: Jim Steele

July 14 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance
Sundays 2:30-4:00pm (MS) Plus on Wed - 6:00-7:30pm
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Caller: Jim Steele

July 17 (3rd Wed)
Regular Dance
Sundays 2:30-4:00pm (MS) Plus on Wed - 6:00-7:30pm
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Caller: Jim Steele

July 21 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
Sundays 2:30-4:00pm (MS) Plus on Wed - 6:00-7:30pm
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Caller: Jim Steele

July 24 (4th Wed)
Regular Dance
Sundays 2:30-4:00pm (MS) Plus on Wed - 6:00-7:30pm
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Caller: Jim Steele

July 28 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
Sundays 2:30-4:00pm (MS) Plus on Wed - 6:00-7:30pm
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, Redmond
Caller: Jim Steele
Star Promenaders - Link
July - the month for Diamond Lake Festival!! Come join us for a wonderful time. Wed July 24th thru Sat July 27th, with featured caller and cuer Michael Kellogg and Rikki Lobato. Phil Ramey will also call Thur and Fri as well as callers and cuers from the floor. Come dance in the open on a wood floor next to the lake. It's truly a beautiful setting! Even if you can't join for the whole festival - come up for the day and enjoy the relaxing venue.

On June 22nd, we will celebrate our Fathers with Advanced dancing from 630-730 and alternating MS/Plus 730-930pm with Phil Ramey. There will be no rounds. We hope to see you down in our area dancing!


July 5 (1st Fri)
SSD Dance
SSD Dance
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Janet Geiger
View Flyer

July 13 (2nd Sat)
Celebrate America's Independence
7-730 Pre Rounds 730-930pm
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Wayne Weaver
Cuer: TBD
View Flyer

July 24 (4th Wed)
51st Diamond Lake Festival
See Flyer
Diamond Lake, Diamond Lake
Caller: Michael Kellogg
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
View Flyer

July 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

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

July 4 (1st Thu)
71st Birthday Dance Party
3 Day Celebration, parade and dancing
Beachcombers Cove, Port Orford
Caller: Dean Black
Cuer: Dave Cooper
View Flyer

July 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
dances end 4:30
Beachcombers Cove, Port Orford
Caller: Dave Cooper
Cuer: Cathy Houston
Crook County Mavericks
No club news received.

July 14 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance
Phase 2-4 to the floor
Beachcombers Cove, Port Orford
Cuer: Dave Cooper
Saints-N-Aints - Link
No club news received.

July 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
6:00-8:00
Harmony Methodist Church, Coos Bay
Caller: Sherm Welch
Cuer: Cathy Houston
Sets In Order - Link
No club news received.

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

Tualatin Valley Council - Link
This year Memorial Day was being observed on the Monday scheduled for our May meeting so we decided to not have a Council meeting, allowing delegates and officers to have a long weekend. The June TVC meeting will be an "in person" meeting held at the Aloha Grange on the 24th at 6:45PM. A dinner will precede the meeting at 6PM. Joann Swanson is providing her famous Italian casserole for us to enjoy.

There are no club anniversaries in July or August. Our most recent anniversary celebration was for the Oak Hills Squares, scheduled for mid-June.

Since the OFN is published on or about the 20th of the month, you still have time to plan on attending the TVC 5th Saturday dance on Saturday, June 29th. Our “Dancing in the Park” is from 7 pm to 9:30 pm at the Oak Hills Community Center, 2400 NW 153rd Ave., Beaverton. This will be an outdoor event similar to the "Dancing Under The Stars" dances of the past. Darrell Kalmbach is the caller and Tami Helms will cue. Remember to bring your lawn chairs! The format for this dance follows the standard TVC format, 15 minutes of upper level rounds, 15 minutes of Plus, then Mainstream, with 3rd tip plus from 7:30 to 9:30.

Please do not park in front of the homes on Oak Hills drive. There is good parking at the Community Center lot, and the school, just to the north.

Ferrous Steinka


July 22 (4th Mon)
Meeting
7:00
Columbia River Dancers - Link
The Columbia River Dancers will be DARK in July and August as far as our first and third Friday night dances are concerned. However, we will continue with our successful Sunday workshops.

We have had three squares plus of dancers reviewing mainstream moves starting at 5 PM and going to 6:30. Right after the mainstream workshop we have had three or more squares of those wanting to learn plus moves. It is not too late to come enjoy learning from Daryl Clendenin.

As I say, these workshops will continue each Sunday through the summer unless the temperature gets to 90 degrees or more. If there is a chance that we will cancel it will be posted on the website or you will be sent an email if you get our messages. If you would like to receive our emails just let us know. Mary Brown sends out emails to all our members and registered guests each week.

Nick Johnson


July 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 19 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Eager Beavers - Link
May was a month for special holiday dances! The Eager Beavers and our guests had three squares for both our Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day dances. Special thanks to caller Daryl Clendenin and cuer Lane Clem who filled in at our Memorial Day dance on May 27th. We came out in red, white and blue with four squares, and we thank all our guests who came to dance with us!

In July we will celebrate another holiday with our Fourth of July Dance on Monday the 1st. As we have done during past summers, the Eager Beavers are wearing Hawaiian clothing at each of our 2nd Monday dances.

We are fortunate to dance in air-conditioned comfort at the Aloha Grange every Monday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00, and would love to have you join us!

For current dancing information, please see our website at http://EagerBeavers.info. (see link above).

Alice Hendricks


July 1 (1st Mon)
Independence Day Dance
1:00 to 3:00 Plus & Ph II/III Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Jeanine Norden
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July 8 (2nd Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 to 3:00 Plus & Ph II/III Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Jeanine Norden

July 15 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 to 3:00 Plus & Ph II/III Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Jeanine Norden

July 22 (4th Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 to 3:00 Plus & Ph II/III Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Jeanine Norden

July 29 (5th Mon)
Regular Dance
1:00 to 3:00 Plus & Ph II/III Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Jeanine Norden
Hayshakers - Link
Lessons continue every Sunday except for a student level dance which is held once a month with an incredible potluck afterwards. We have two students with many dancers who have earned a Hayshakers badge - a few of which could find the lessons helpful. The first hour and a half of lessons has reached the Mainstream level. The remaining hour is elementary Basic and Mainstream practice for those who remain. Much needed Plus lessons have been quietly discontinued.

The Hayshakers plan to start a new series of lessons the first Sunday after Labor Day. We’re looking forward to another Seaside Sashay in October.

Craig Holt


July 7 (1st Sun)
Regular Dance
All year around starting at 5:00 p.m.
Pacific Grange, Warrenton
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Guest

July 14 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance
All year around starting at 5:00 p.m.
Pacific Grange, Warrenton
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Guest

July 21 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
All year around starting at 5:00 p.m.
Pacific Grange, Warrenton
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Guest

July 28 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
All year around starting at 5:00 p.m.
Pacific Grange, Warrenton
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Guest
Hoedowners - Link
July 13th will celebrate “Road Trips” with Mike Kious calling and Randy Lewis cueing at the Aloha Grange.

July 27th the caller TBA with Randy Lewis cueing. “Here’s the Scoop” with ice cream and all the toppings for a pleasant summer evening.

Sally Duyck


July 13 (2nd Sat)
Summer Road Trip Dance
7:00-9:00 Mainstream with Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Mike Kious
Cuer: Randy Lewis
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July 27 (4th Sat)
Here’s the Scoop Dance
7:00-9:00 Mainstream with Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Randy Lewis
View Flyer
Mix N Mingle - Link
Since the M&M’s are still dark (until September 7th), we’ve enjoyed “Mixing and Mingling” at other clubs dances and special events scheduled this summer. Hope you are doing the same.

Lindie Noonan


July 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Oak Hills Squares - Link
During May and June our club members have been officially renewing membership. Elections were held with most officers continuing in their roles in the club. The office of Vice President had been vacant, so Barb Laney stepped up to fill that role.

The club is growing and continues to host many dancers from other clubs, with 2-3

squares every Monday evening. As of this writing, we plan to celebrate our Anniversary on June 17th, welcoming all members of other clubs to join us.

As we have 2 to 3 squares each week, we should be able to dance for most of the summer. We do have air conditioning in the Oak Hills Rec. Gym so we should be comfortable all summer.

We will produce a sign-up sheet for members to indicate if they will be away to make sure we will have enough dancers on any given evening.

For additional information visit our website, http://oakhillsquares.com/. (see link above)

Lynne Fonner


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

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

July 15 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 to 8:30
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton
Caller: Mark Wheeler

July 22 (4th Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 to 8:30
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton
Caller: Mark Wheeler

July 29 (5th Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30 to 8:30
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton
Caller: Mark Wheeler
R Square D - Link
July is upon us, Fourth of July parades and fireworks, Summertime and Ice Cream. Our Club is having many changes. I have been told change is Dynamic. It sure keeps one on their toes. May we were black until a new place to dance was secured, hoping Kelso Senior center will be available in October. Kelso Senior Center is still undergoing renovations. The new roof is on, and work continues the outdoor spray park and the painting of the building. We are continuing our every other week Wednesday Dances. Dances on July 10th (Guest caller Daryl Clendenin ) and July 24th (caller Craig Abercrombie) at Catlin Grange, 205 Shawnee St. Kelso, WA 98626. . The rest of our summer dances are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of July and August at Catlin Grange. July 11-13th is the WA State Square Dance Festival in Yakima.

Some sad news has come our way. John Poole long-time R Square D member has passed away due to sudden illness. His wife Chris has stepped down from President of the Club. (Please keep Chris in your prayers as she goes through this time). Vic Roberts will be acting President until elections in November. In addition, Marv Pope has decided to travel and is resigning as Vice President. Sharon Hutton will be Acting VP until elections in November.

For current information, please see our website: http://r-square-d.info/. (see link above)

Susan Fowler


July 10 (2nd Wed)
Dance
7:00-8:00 Plus; 8:00-9:30 MS w/Rounds
Catlin Grange, Kelso
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Susan Healea
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July 24 (4th Wed)
Fun in the Summer!
7:00-8:00 Plus; 8:00-9:30 MS w/Rounds
Catlin Grange, Kelso
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Craig Abercrombie
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Sunset Promenaders - Link
There will be a Promenaders Plus dance on July 18th with Darrell Kalmbach calling and Tami Helms cueing. Please note there will be no Plus dance on Thursday July 4th so all can celebrate the holiday.

Our mainstream dance on July 6th has the theme of "Independence Day". Root beer floats will be served after the dance. Darrell Kalmbach will be calling, and Tami Helms will be cueing. Please wear your red, white and blue and come dance with us! Then our second Mainstream dance of the month on July 18th with Darrell and Tami.

July 12-14th is the Oregon Summer Festival "Sashay to Salem 2024". Many of the Promenaders will be attending.

In May we had a super fun Cinco de Mayo dance. Lots of great Mexican food and some very fun and vibrant costumes!

We have 11 new square dancers who graduated on May 5th. Many of them have joined the club and a number of them have been super active dancing several times per week visiting other clubs. We are so glad to have them... congratulations!

For current information, please see our website: http://sunsetpromenaders.com/. (see link above)

Terri Browning


July 4 (1st Thu)
Plus Dance is DARK
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms

July 6 (1st Sat)
Mainstream 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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July 18 (3rd Thu)
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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July 20 (3rd Sat)
Mainstream Dance
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
Tri Squares - Link
In May we had two dances, "Fiesta Time!" and "Hippie Hoedown" with four squares attending. We also had visitations to Valley Squares on the 3rd and to the PAC 5th Friday Dance on the 31st.

Due to lack of air conditioning we are dark for the summer, so we're visiting two places in July, the Sunset Promenaders on the 6th, and the Hoedowners on the 22nd.

We are still looking for two volunteers, to write our monthly newsletter and to plan visitations. Hope everyone has a wonderful summer!

Gloria Davis


July 12 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 Pre-Rounds, 7:15 Plus, 7:30-9:30 MS & Rounds, Plus 4th
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Sandra Pinion

July 26 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 Pre-Rounds, 7:15 Plus, 7:30-9:30 MS & Rounds, Plus 4th
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: Terry Halley
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
Valley Squares - Link
In observance of Independence Day the Valley Squares will be DARK for our July 5th dance.

Our Saturday, July 20th dance featuring Scott Zinser calling & Connie Clark cueing, "Sun and Fun", 7 pm to 9 pm, Mainstream and Plus, with refreshments at 9 pm.

Come join us.

Carolene Siebert


July 5 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00pm - 9:00 pm Mainstream & Plus with Rounds in between
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Connie Clark
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Wave Steppers - Link
We dance at the Tillamook Senior Center from 4-6pm on Tuesday each week. Our caller is Anthony Egan.

The address of the Tillamook Senior Center is 316 Stillwell Avenue, Tillamook. Located on the corner of 4th and Stillwell there is no on site parking and little street parking. The huge Safeway parking lot is directly across the street. Our dances are held weekly on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 and we always have food and snacks.

We will be dancing at the Tillamook County Fair August 8th from 11:30 -12:15 on the stage in the courtyard. Come enjoy an old fashion county fair and be sure to check out the Pig 'n Ford races.

For up to date information see: www.wavesteppers.org. (see above link)

Lynda Sherman


July 2 (1st Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00 - 6:00
Tillamook Senior Center, Tillamook
Caller: Anthony Egan

July 9 (2nd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00 - 6:00
Tillamook Senior Center, Tillamook
Caller: Anthony Egan

July 16 (3rd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00 - 6:00
Tillamook Senior Center, Tillamook
Caller: Anthony Egan

July 23 (4th Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00 - 6:00
Tillamook Senior Center, Tillamook
Caller: Anthony Egan

July 30 (5th Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00 - 6:00
Tillamook Senior Center, Tillamook
Caller: Anthony Egan

Umpqua Area Council - Link
No council news received.

July 8 (2nd Mon)
Meeting
meet every other month
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg

July 10 (2nd Wed)
Meeting
meet every other month
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Buckeroo - Link
No club news received.

July 6 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7pm pre-rounds, 7:30pm mainstream, 3rd tips plus
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Guest
Cuer: Neil Koozer

July 20 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7pm pre-rounds, 7:30pm mainstream, 3rd tips plus
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Guest
Cuer: Neil Koozer
Dancing Friends - Link
No club news received.

July 23 (4th Tue)
Regular Dance
6:30-8:30p
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer

July 30 (5th Tue)
Round Dance Party
Phase 2-4
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer & Rod Skinner
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Timber 8's - Link
No club news received.

July 13 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
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July 27 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
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