1) Presidents Corner – Need theme ideas for next year
2) Upcoming Club Dance – Summer Beach Party July 16th
3) Membership – Festival on the Trails June 11th Western Dance Party
4) Publicity – Photos for Health Benefits of Square dancing needed
5) Travel – KC Plus Tim Marriner June 12th
6) Other – Hotel Reservation June 9th Deadline for Nationals
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Sandy is still collecting theme ideas for next year’s dance season. Here is what she has so far:
May the Leprechauns Dance – willing to host
Sunshine dance repeat – willing to host
St. Patrick’s Day related theme with a baked potato bar for food – willing to host
More decade based dances.
(Prom Night) 2nd Sat. in Apri
Some kind of Halloween dance, since we didn’t have one last year.
A train or railroad themed dance…”Dancing down the line”
Starry, Starry Night
Autumn Leaves Dance-wear orange, red or yellow
Sweetheart Dance (Valentine’s Day) with Photo ops.
Super Heros and Villians
Will have to finalize at the planning meeting in a few weeks.
2) Upcoming Club Dance – Summer Beach Party July 16th – Erin Kling
Mark your calendar for our Summer Beach Party on July 16th. We will have a picnic (open to all family members) followed by some good dancing!
3) MEMBERSHIP – Daryl and Leslie
The Festival on the Trails: A new opportunity to share with your friends just how much fun square dancing is. This is a popular 2-day (June 10, 11) festival with an attendance of 15,000 people: with a car show, kids activities, concerts Friday and Saturday evening and much more. We have been asked to be a part of this year’s festival and we are planning a Western Dance Party. Starting at 5:30 pm Saturday June 11th at the corner of Washington and Elm the Festival committee wants us to put on an introduction to line and square dancing event. From 5:30pm-6:30pm we will offer to the public a chance to dance with us. At 6:30pm we will move inside the Grange building for the party. and we will be providing Sloppy Joes (Daryl’s family recipe, yum), chips and a drink, as well as a chance to cool down in the air-conditioning. From 6:30pm-8pm we will again be giving the public a chance to dance. Chuck will be our caller for this fun event and has some neat ideas on how to get many people involved dancing. Invite your friends or just bring them with you for any part of this fun evening.
The Festival on the Trails has been heavily advertised by country radio station 94.1 KFKF as the beginning of their “Summer of Fun” concerts with Diamond Rio playing the main stage Saturday night. Last fall Diamond Rio played at their last Summer of Fun concert and they had to turn people away so they are saying if you come you will see Diamond Rio. They are telling people to come early which will hopefully give us more people to work with! We hope to see everyone there and please dress casually for this event! Need more information? Contact Leslie or Daryl.
4) PUBLICITY – Tim and Christi
We would like to get photos to help promote the health benefits of square dancing. We would like to get "before" and "after" square dancing photos of your step counting devices such as vivofit, fitbit, phone app,..etc. If you are traveling to a dance, please get a single or a group photo of your devices and email them to us. We would also like to get "before" and "after" group wrist photos of devices at our summer dance on July 16.
5) TRAVEL – Sandy and Doug
Next Official Travel Dance(s):
6/12 KC Plus Club
Location - Graceway Church Fellowship Hall, 5460 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Raytown, Missouri
Time - Pre-Rounds 6:30 PM, Plus 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Caller - Tim Marriner (NC), Rounds: Stash Tosio
Theme - 2018 NSDC Fundraiser
5/28 BLUESTEM SWINGERS 16 Docey Dandies Attended
6/5 SAVANNAH SAYSAYERS 13 Docey Dandies Attended – Banner Retrieved
Hotel Reservation Deadline for Nationals - If you are planning on going to The National Square Dance Convention (June 23, 24, 25th) and have not reserved your motel room, below is the information. There are only a few rooms left and you will need to book before June 9th or any remaining rooms will be cancelled.
Rooms are blocked for 3 nights (June 23, 24 & 25th). You can reserve for 1, 2 or all 3 nights for the same price.
Room rates are as follows:
2 Double beds at $80.00 + tax per night (4 rooms available)
2 Queen beds at $90.00 + tax per night (8 rooms available)
1 King bed at $80.00 + tax per night (8 rooms available)
The number you need to call to reserve your room is 877-361-2496 (24 hours).
Any questions please call Arlene.