May 2019 Newsletter

May 2019 Newsletter

Dear Dancers,


Fifteen members attended the potluck and Annual Meeting on March 22nd. The nominations were presented and I asked for any nominations from the floor.  Mary Bailey nominated Lois Krull to serve as Past President and she accepted.  Mary also nominated Ray Owens to serve as Media Chair and he declined; he will continue to provide technical support to the club. Voting occurred during the dance with eighteen members present. Your club officers were approved by acclamation. They are:


President: Lynn LeMasterHospitality Chair:Mike Idle
Past President:Lois KrullCouncil Rep:Dave Van Dyk
Vice President:Sue WilliamsBanner Chair:Paulette Henry
Secretary:Mary BaileyMedia Chair:Open
Treasurer:Jamie Collier  


Sue Williams presented the Treasurers Report:  from March 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019, the club had a net profit of $113.91.  The current Treasury is $13,832.60.  We received $5,318.84 in total Income and spent $5,204.93 in Total Expenses.  Although we lose money on most monthly dances, we make money on the Yellow Rock dance each year.

Sue Williams and Ray Owens introduced a new idea – booking a ‘virtual caller.’ Using Skype, we would be able to see and hear the caller on a large video screen, and the caller would be able to see and hear us. This would be a way for us to dance to a national caller like Jerry Story, at a fee the club could afford.  There are a lot of technical considerations to iron out, so we will keep you posted!!

We are adding a dance to our summer schedule:  Friday, July 12, 2019; Ed Laudenschlager is calling.  This is a Summer Fun Dance sponsored by COCDC.  This FREE dance is for everyone; its purpose is to keep all the New Graduates dancing.  All total, Council is sponsoring four Summer Dances, two in May, one in June and one in July.

We have eliminated the Amateur Caller Night in September. Last year’s event had no New Callers attend, and we had two squares on the floor.  We did not charge admittance but instead collected for the Tools for Schools ARTS IMPACT program.  With no charge at the door, we lost $185 for Caller, Cuer and rent fees.  We may collect for the school program at our August dance since so many schools now start in August.

The next items were dues and membership renewal.  Dues will remain at $45 for the year and are due May 1, 2019.  The membership renewal form is on the last page of this newsletter You can also renew and pay on line under our website:

Under New Business, Velma Doyle offered the opportunity for BADS to host Dance-a-Rama in 2020 for the 50th Anniversary of DAR. She will write a proposal with more information and present it to the BADS Board for consideration.

Our upcoming May 24th Dance is our Memorial Day Dance; with Tom Davis calling and Phyllis Burdette cueing.  Wear your red, white and blue!!

And don’t forget tonight we dance to Tom Strickland and Chuck Berry, for our Bulbs and Bunnies theme.

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!
May 11Bob IdleMay 29Fred Moore
May 28Susan Kemp  


Friday, May 3-Sunday, May 5Ohio Dance Convention, “Dance To The Moon And Back.”  The Bertram Inn and Conference Center 600 N Aurora Rd. Aurora, Ohio.  Many callers, cuers, and dance programs.
Sunday, May 12Hashing 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, Dave Van Dyk, & Velma Doyle calling mostly Mainstream.  Free!  Come support our newest callers and get some extra dance time.
Monday, May 13BADS Board Meeting at Donato’s, 377 Granville St, Gahanna, 7:00 p.m. (6:30 to eat and review minutes)
Sunday, May 19BADS Banner Event at Friendly Ties’ Fiesta Dance.  4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Drive, Pickerington.  Doors open at 4:00; dinner from 4:30-5:30 (bring a dish to share); dance from 5:30-8:30.  Callers:  Jason Raleigh and Pam Courts, cuer:  Chuck Berry.  Don’t miss this great annual fiesta of fun, food, and great dancing.
Friday, May 24BADS Memorial Day Dance, 8:00 – 10:30 p.m. (Early Rounds at 7:30 p.m.) Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Road, Gahanna. Caller: Tom Davis, Cuer: Phyllis Burdette.


April 28, 2019Maple Leaf – Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 309 W Broadway, Granville. Caller – Tom Poe. 5 – 7 PM
May 19, 2019Friendly Ties – Fiesta Dance – Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Dr.  Caller – Jason Raleigh & Pam Courts; Cuer – Chuck Berry.  Squares 4 – 8:30 PM
Remember that by participating in banner activities you are ultimately helping your club as well as the club you are raiding.  Also, for every 5 raids that you participate in, you will receive a dangle


It’s time to renew!!  Annual Dues of $45 are due by May 1, 2019.  You can pay on line at: and look for the members tab.  Or you can pay at Friday’s dance by credit card, check or cash!!  So far, 17 members have renewed; eight with c.c., seven with checks and two with cash.

We had a very nice time on March 22nd with our Signs of Spring Dance.  We had 18 guests and 18 members come to dance to Dan Austen and Linda Warren.  We had three squares on the floor all evening.  I brought a beautiful basket of pansies for our card game.  Susan Bernard went home with them and she was quite happy!! Fun dancing everyone!


Don’t miss the fun! Sign up now for the 59th Ohio Dance Convention which is May 3-5, 2019 at the Bertram Inn & Conference Center, 600 North Aurora Rd, Aurora, OH 44202. The theme is “Dance to the Moon and Back”. There will be many callers, cuers and dance leaders and all levels of dancing, plus opportunities for shopping. On Thursday evening, there is a choice of two different Trail In dances at the Bertram that have separate sponsors. The Trail In Round Dance features Richard & Ella Reinhard, Chuck & Shirley Berry, Sandy & Frank Hartzell and Amy Riehl from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. The Square & Round Dance Trail In Dance has callers Ken Burke, Tom Davis, Tom Strickland and John Ramsey and cuer Phyllis & Doug Burdette from 7:00 to 10:30 PM. (The admission for each Trail In dance is $8.00. If you want to go back and forth between the two, it will cost you $16.00 per person.) A Solo Meet and Greet is scheduled from 3 to 5 PM on Friday. On Friday a Round Dance Clinic is scheduled featuring Frank and Sandy Hartzel, with BOLERO III / IV taught from 9:30 to 11:30 AM and WALTZ III / IV taught from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. For more information, pick up a flyer from our flyer table or go to
We had a Recognition Ceremony for our New Dancers on Tuesday, April 16 at the Maize Manor United Methodist Church.  Yes, I changed the date!! If you were planning to come on April 30, DON’T!!   We recognized seven dancers:  Ashley Kestler, Cate Owens, Sara Parks, Shirley Swetnam, Duane Smith, Kim Pilkington and Mark Kennedy.  Please welcome them into the Square Dance Circle of Friendship!

The Board is discussing the date for next Fall.

Mark your calendars now for the Americana Jamboree Special Dance on Sunday, July 14th at the Gahanna Community Congregational Church. It will be co-sponsored by Orbiting Squares & Buckeye A2’s. The featured callers are Sam Dunn & Dave Stuthard, and Phyllis Burdette will be on rounds. Format of Dance: Advance 2:00 to 3:00, Early Rounds 3:00 to 3:30, & Plus With Rounds 3:30 to 6:00. All dancers pay $8.00 per person.  If you have not danced to Sam Dunn before, you are in for a special treat. Sam called in Ohio from 1978 to 2003, when he moved to Florida where he currently calls for two clubs.  He has been a recording artist with Red Boot Records & Tarheel Records. Sam, Dave Stuthard, Jack Pladdys & former caller Bill Bumgarner used to call together as the “Fab Four”.
By Velma Doyle
We’re Alabama Bound!  It’s exciting that SSDUSA is going where we have never gone before!  Our 49th Dance-A-Rama (DAR) on Labor Day weekend will be held at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham–The WynfreyHotel. The hotel is actually in Hoover, a suburb of Birmingham.  The featured callers are Silver Eagle Recording Artists: Joe (Little Joe) Goins – TN, Tom Davis – OH, Greg Hatmaker – TN, and Gene Aldridge – TN. The cuers will be Robbie Carrington – TN and Diane Martin-Hamilton – AL, and they will also lead some line dances. Our Trail In dance is on Thursday evening, August 29th, at the host hotel. The DAR itself is August 30 to September 1, 2019.

We hope you will plan to join us in Alabama and that you will invite all of your dance friends to join you there.  We need your help to get the word out about all the fun we have.  Just look at what we have to offer!  We have a great line up of callers and cuers.  There will be four different halls and none of the dancing will be on carpet.  There will be square dancing programmed for you whether you dance Mainstream, Plus, DBD, A1 or A2. There will be rounds from levels II through V or VI. Also, there will be line dancing. All of the halls are on the same level, and if you stay at the host hotel, you will be close to the action.

Our registration forms are available on our flyer table. Also you can go to to obtain a form. All square and round dancers are welcome! Be sure to mark your calendars now for the 49th Dance-A-Rama on Labor Day weekend! See you in Alabama!

By Mike Idle

Happy spring!

I’m sitting on my deck watching the horses graze & enjoying the sunshine. The yard needs to be mowed but it’s still swamp land after the heavy rain last Friday. For now, I’ll enjoy the sun & the birds singing.

Lessons are over and we have a new group of good dancers. I hope to see each of you at the summer dances. Keep dancing, it’s easy to forget what you have learned.

To all of our members, thank you for your friendship, all the help you give setting up and putting away after dances and for the delicious food you bring.  You are appreciated.

There are still a lot of dances to dance so I hope to see you in a square.



by Lois (Slaughter) Krull
Below is the letter I came across in my personal archives during the very birth and infancy of our club.  The author of the letter and accompanying recipe, was the late Joan Cooper.  I remember Joan as a Raven-haired beauty, quiet by nature but a loyal early member who participated in many ways during the making of early club days.  She would always be seen in full dress of the times at dances, meaning 90+yard crinolines. In those early years, Board Meetings were held in a member’s home following a pot-luck. Ever present with her winning smile, Joan served on the board at times and was known for her irresistible Lemon Bars.  So much so that I just had to had to have the recipe! Now, some 42+years later, I share with you, in pure joy, this treasured memory.


August 17, 1976


I cheat a little and add just a little more lemon juice than the recipe calls for.  But try your own techniques.

Glad to share this with you.

You are doing a great job on the newsletter and I appreciate the kindness and helpfulness that yo have shown me.

Thank you,

Joan Cooper


2 cups sifted flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar sifted
1 cup butter or margarine

Sift flour and sugar together.  Then cut in butter as you would for a pie crust.  Pat down in a 9 x 13 inch pan and bake at 325 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

4 eggs well beaten
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup RealLemon lemon juice

Beat these three ingredients together then add:

1/4 cup flouer and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.

Pour filling over crust and bake an additional 25 minutes at 325 degrees.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar.  Cut into bars or squares.

Optional:  Spread with lemon frosting.  1 cup sifted powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons melted butter, 4 teaspoons lemon juice.

Also 1/2 cup grated coconut can be added with last 2 ingredients.