PREMIER SQUARE DANCING CLUB IN CENTRAL OHIO
ESTABLISHED IN 1975

December 2018 Newsletter

December 2018 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT LYNN LeMASTER:
Dear Dancers,

The Holidays have snuck up on us again!! Be sure to take some time for yourself and relax.  Be safe in your travels and remember to have fun!  Have a blessed and safe holiday.

Our 45th Yellow Rock Dance was a great success! We had 88 dancers in attendance and made over $300! Tom Davis did an awesome job calling and engaging the dancers with 7-8 squares on the floor every tip.  Phyllis had a floor full of Round Dancers!  The cake Susan bought was beautiful and nearly all eaten at the dance.  Thank you all for bringing goodies.  Our food table was wonderful!

The Executive Board chose to award the Club Yellow Rock Banner to Hi Timers; they have hosted three Charity dances this year: two for the church and one for Caller Tom Miller.  The club continues to grow new members under new leadership, Ed and Faye Laudenschlager. The Individual Yellow Rock Expert Award was given to Marcia Taylor for all her efforts in bringing dinner to the Food Table. She brings ‘Yellow Rocks’ for our tummies!!

The votes were tallied for our two Honoree Nominees, Mary Bailey and Ray Owens; and I am happy to announce that Mary Bailey had been chosen as Bucks & Does’ 2019 Honoree.  Both nominees have given a lot to our club!! We will honor Mary at our January 25, 2019 Dance with Ed Laudenschlager calling and Mark Johnson cueing.  There will be cake along with our Baked Potato Bar!

The Recycle Sale at the November 2nd Orbiting Squares Dance was a success!  $456 was collected on used clothing, so we took home $228.  This hi-lo dance brought out our New Dancers: Cate Owens, Ashley Kestler and Sara Parks; they were spending money and having fun dancing to Jay Fitch.

Our December Dance is after the Christmas Holiday on December 28th, so the theme is “The Year in Review.” We will have lots of video from Ray Owens, our Media Chair. If you have 2018 pictures, please bring them! We will have a treat with Scott Brown, his son Shawn Brown, and Lisa Minton calling; Chuck Berry will be cueing.

Don’t forget November 23rd (the day after Thanksgiving) is our Turkey Trot Dance!!  Jason Raleigh will be calling and Dave Blaskis will cue.  Come burn off some calories from Thanksgiving!!

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

Lynn LeMaster

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Wish these dancers a Happy Birthday when you see them in a square!
December 6Ed Laudenschlager

CLUB SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Dec. 4New Dancer Workshop, Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road, Columbus, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Caller/Instructor, Ed Laudenschlager.
Monday, Dec. 10BADS Board Meeting at Donato’s, 377 Granville St, Gahanna, 7:00 p.m. (6:30 to eat and review minutes)
Tuesday, Dec. 11New Dancer Workshop, Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road, Columbus, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Caller/Instructor, Ed Laudenschlager.
Sunday, Dec. 16Hashing 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, Dave Van Dyk, & Velma Doyle calling mostly Mainstream.  Free!  Come support our newest callers and get some extra dance time.
Tuesday, Dec. 18New Dancer Workshop, Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road, Columbus, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Caller/Instructor, Ed Laudenschlager.
Tuesday, Dec. 25MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Friday, Dec. 28BADS Year In Review Dance, 8:00 – 10:30 p.m. (Early Rounds at 7:30 p.m.) Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Road, Gahanna. Callers: Scott Brown, Shaun Brown, and Lisa Minton, Cuer: Chuck Berry.

MEMBERSHIP
Our membership holds at 36 members.

We had a very nice time on October 26th at our Monster Mash Dance.  Mark Clausing and Chuck Berry did a great job calling and cueing. With 20 guests and 15 members, we had 3-4 squares on the floor most of the night. Marie and Lonni from Hicks & Chicks won the costume contest.  They each received a small bucket of candy and light sticks!  Great job everyone on the snack table. Marcia Taylor and Lois Krull brought dinner on the other table! Fun dancing for everyone.

CLASS NEWS
We will be starting our second session on December 4.  Lessons will continue December 4, 11, and 18.  No lessons on December 25 or January 1.  Class will start back on January 8, 2019.

SINGLE SQUARE DANCERS USA NEWS
By Velma Doyle
GREAT NEWS! We have found a location for our 49th Dance-A-Rama festival for next Labor Day weekend. It will be at the Hyatt Place Birmingham/Hoover in Birmingham, AL.  I will let you know as soon as the contracts with the hotel, callers and cuers are signed and everything is worked out.

TOYS FOR TOTS DANCE IS DECEMBER 9th
The annual Toys For Tots dance will be held on Sunday, December 9th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Gahanna Community Congregational Church.  Callers: Tom Davis & Dave Stuthard. Cuer: Chuck Berry. This will be a High-Low Dance and there will also be a recycled square dance clothing sale from 1:30 – 4:00 PM. Admission is one $9.00 toy per person (or $9.00 cash).  Please plan to attend this fun dance and support this worthy cause.

BANNER STEALS AND RETRIEVES
Nov 30, 2018LBJ – Crazy Sock Dance.  Ed Laudenschlager/Sue Powell. Eagles Lodge,

127 E. William St, Delaware, OH.  There will be a carpool meeting

at the northeast corner of the parking lot at the Target at Polaris and leaving

at 6:45.  If you live East or South you can meet at the home of Paulette Henry

by 6 PM.  Let Paulette know which place you will meet the car pool so she will

know who to wait on: sqrdsdancer@hotmail.com or 614-582-9343,

text is okay as well.

Dec 1, 2018Westerville Squares – Toys for Tots. Dan Austen/Linda Warren. Westerville Senior Center,

310 West Main St, Westerville.Time: 7 PM – 9:45 PM.  No early rounds. .

Dec 19, 2018Hi-Timers – Holiday Pot Luck. Ed Laudenschlager/Chuck Berry. Gahanna CCC,

470 Havens Corners Rd, Gahanna. No Early Rounds, Squares 7:30 – 10 PM. Eat at 6:15 PM

Dec 29, 2018Grove City – Pre New Year’s Eve Dance. 2 Hall Dance with Advance.  Mark Patterson &

Wes Dyer/Chuck Berry. Evans Senior Center, 4330 Dudley Ave, Grove City.

Dec 31, 2018Orbiting Squares – New Year’s Eve Dance. Tom Strickland/Chuck Berry.  Gahanna CCC,

470 Havens Corner Road, Gahanna. Eat at 7:30, followed by dancing till 12:15 AM.

Prizes on the hour (8 – 12).  Photo booth with props.  NEW DANCERS WELCOME.

HOSPITALITY
By Mike Idle
Well, fall is over & square dancing is in full swing. What a good time we are having! Unfortunately dancing makes you hungry and our food tables need some help. I’m asking everyone who attends a dance or a workshop to please bring a snack. Nothing fancy but we do need more food. Don’t like to cook or have time to cook? You’d be amazed at what Giant Eagle and Kroger’s carry, ready-made and reasonable. Please help our club feed our visiting dancers.

I’d also like to invite all of our members, whether you dance or not, to please come to the dances. Be a greeter or visit with old and new friends. We’ve missed you and would love to get caught up.

Mike Idle

Hospitality Chair