October 2018 Newsletter

October 2018 Newsletter

Dear Dancers,

Our Tools for Schools Charity Dance made a haul for the Duxberry Park Arts IMPACT Elementary School.  We collected a two large tote bags of supplies and $53 in cash to donate to the School. Thank you dancers!!

We have two nominations for Club Honoree:  Mary Bailey and Ray Owens!  Both are Board Members of the club; Mary is our current Secretary and Ray is our Media Chair.  Both have been VERY busy this year!  Ballots will be out at our September Anniversary Dance and October Halloween Dance.  If you cannot attend one of those dances to cast your ballot, then please email me your vote

Our October Dance theme and entertainers are:

October 26: Monster Mash with Mark Clausing and Chuck Berry. Dress as a character from the Monster Mash song that Boris Karloff performed.  I listened to it on YouTube!!

Our Yellow Rock Dance is just around the corner, Sunday, November 11, 2018.  Location is the Eastpointe Christian Church in Blacklick; time is 1:30-4:30 pm.  Tom Davis is calling and Phyllis Burdette is cuing.

Don’t forget tonight is our 43rd Anniversary Dance.  Ed Laudenschlager and Dave Stuthard are calling together and Mark Johnson is cuing.

And with that, it’s time to say…… get out and DANCE!!

Lynn LeMaster

Wish these dancers a Happy Birthday when you see them in a square!
October 7Dave SewellOctober 18Curt Greene
October 13Sandy WilsonOctober 22Paulette Henry

Dancers are needed to help out by dancing and passing out flyers at this upcoming recruitment demo:

Saturday, October. 13 from 1:00-3:00 PM at Oakland Nursery Fall Festival at 1156 Oakland Park Ave, Columbus. Caller: Jimmy Robison. They are having a western theme so please wear square dance or western wear clothing and your cowboy hats if you have one. Please arrive by 12:45 PM.  This festival will have a live band, kid’s activities, pig races, concessions, hayrides and more. The festival itself runs from noon-4 PM.

COCDC will distribute recruitment flyers at this event, plus all clubs are welcome to bring their own flyers to promote their beginner lessons. For more information, contact Pat Jones at 614-432-5508 or

Tuesday, October 2New Dancer Workshop, Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road, Columbus, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Caller/Instructor, Ed Laudenschlager.
Monday, October 8BADS Board Meeting at Donato’s, 377 Granville St, Gahanna, 7:00 p.m. (6:30 to eat and review minutes)
Tuesday, October 9New Dancer Workshop, Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road, Columbus, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Caller/Instructor, Ed Laudenschlager.
Sunday, October 14Charity Dance for Gahanna Community Congregational Church.  The purpose is to help the church raise funds to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), to be kept in the room where so many clubs dance.  An AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias and is able to treat them through the application of electricity which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.  Callers:  Jason Raleigh and Gary Kincade;  cuers: Chuck Berry & Sue Powell.  The dance will be held at the church from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.; admission is by donation.  Give generously; you never know whose life might be saved because an AED was on hand.
Tuesday, October 16New Dancer Workshop, Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road, Columbus, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Caller/Instructor, Ed Laudenschlager.
Sunday, October 21Hashing It Up Workshop, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m., Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, 15 Clinton Heights Avenue, 1 block south of North Broadway and High Streets, Columbus.  Any or all of Ramona Willis, Larry Lim, Jim Corder, William Tenoever, Dave Van Dyk, & Velma Doyle calling mostly Mainstream.  Free!  Come support our newest callers and get some extra dance time.
Tuesday, October 23New Dancer Workshop, Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road, Columbus, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Caller/Instructor, Ed Laudenschlager.
Friday, October 26BADS Monster Mash Dance, 8:00 – 10:30 p.m. (Early Rounds at 7:30 p.m.) Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Road, Gahanna. Caller: Mark Clausing, Cuer: Chuck Berry.
Tuesday, October 30New Dancer Workshop, Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road, Columbus, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Caller/Instructor, Ed Laudenschlager.
Our membership is holding at 33 members.

We had a great time on August 24th at our Luau.  We danced to Mark Clausing and Chuck Berry.  With 27 guests and 16 members, we had 3-4 squares on the floor most of the night. And there was a great spread of food! Fun dancing.

We started lessons at the Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road, just south of E. Cooke Road.   Five adults and one youth have paid for the next ten weeks. With just a few more Angels, we could have three squares. Wouldn’t that be fun!!

Bucks & Does convinced Council to spend some money on radio and Facebook advertising, using the new website created by Ray It is designed for non and new dancers to see the fun and lesson information of Council clubs.  All clubs can benefit from the effort.  Our New Dancers came from:  Yard Signs-three; personal contact-two, and last- former dancer went website.

At our September 10th Board meeting, the Board voted to stay with teaching Basic, Mainstream and Plus calls in a 30-week program.  Ray and I are working to meet with Council and Club Presidents to create options for Mainstream dancers to have places to dance.

If you did not attend the Single Square Dancers USA Dance-A-Rama festival in Indianapolis, IN this Labor Day Weekend, you missed out on a lot of fun!  The callers and cuers were outstanding!  The tours were great!  Fred and I especially enjoyed the One Room School and Mayberry Café Tour.  The Mystery Tour was also a lot of fun. John Cook (DAR Co-Chair and member of Hi-Timers) narrated the tour and he, Travis Cook (who was the caller at all four sites) and the bus driver kept us laughing with their antics. Bucks & Does was well represented with Larry Dulin, Curt Green, Margie Harris, Hazelene Harrison, Sheri Kreinbihl, Fred Moore, Ray Owens, and myself present. Former member, Judi Frazier of Colorado, was also there, along with Kathy Newman of California, who took classes with us last fall. You would have recognized other familiar faces: Dave Blaskis, Dennis Budinski, Dennis & Mary Kay Carey, Brian Fuchs, Mary Galentine, Kim Jakubik, Jan Liu, Bernie & Frank Phillips, Jack Roberts, Rudy Scharte, Roy Rutter, and Ned & Marquell Segelken. Mary Galentine had a mild heart attack on Sept 2 while in Indianapolis for the DAR festival. One artery was 99% blocked and a stint was put in. Fortunately she is back home and doing very well.

I will be continuing as President for the coming year and Fred will continue as the North Central East Regional Director of SSDUSA. Dave Blaskis was awarded one of the Frank Norris Caller/Cuer Scholarships. Be sure to congratulate Dave when you see him.

We are still working on our location for our 49th Dance-A-Rama festival for next Labor Day weekend. I will let you know as soon as everything is worked out.

The Central Ohio Corporation of Dance Clubs (Council) held a special meeting on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss our Council’s procedures for nominating and choosing the Central Ohio honoree each year.  Written rules and procedures of other Councils were distributed before the meeting for comparison.

It began with a description of our current procedures.  Pat Liston, the Council Honoree Chair, noted that she now accepts submissions by e-mail, where previously they had to be mailed in.  It was emphasized several times by different people that this is intended to be a selection on merit; it should not be based on popularity, membership in a particular club, etc.  To that end, she edits each submission to remove identifying information about the nominee before sending them to the previous honorees for voting.  She tallies the votes and asks someone else to check her work before finalizing the results.  This meeting didn’t make any changes to the way things have been done in the past, but it was decided to have the rules and procedures written down.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:16 p.m.