Spring has sprung, and April is full of fun square dance activities. April brings us four club anniversary dances, one double deal dance, and a total of about seventy dances in all, to be enjoyed this month. So don’t say you have nothing to do. This is a great time to shake off the doldrums and get out there and dance. This spring we have seven clubs who have graduated new dancers that will soon be visiting your club. Be sure and make them feel welcome and be an encouragement. We would like to thank the dedicated club members who work behind the scene to make lessons a success, as well as club members who act as angels, and the many callers and cuers who week after week patiently guide us through the steps.
Round-Up 2018 will be October 20th with Callers Cavalcade October 19th in Grapevine Texas. We will have a great time dancing to Jet Roberts. We want to encourage you to get a room at Comfort Inn, the event hotel again this year and enjoy all there is to offer. Round-Up 2018 Chair Sheila Milliron and Bobby Clark and their enthusiastic committee are well on their way. The theme is Kaleidoscope of Colors. Jet will be joined by Staff Caller Mike and D’ Bramlett and Cuer Christine and Theron Hixson.
The NORTEX Business Meeting scheduled for Sunday April 15th at Swingtime Center will be a busy one. In addition to the election of officers for the ensuing year, the Financial Review Chairman for 2018 will be announced. The NORTEX budget for 2018-2019 will be presented to the NORTEX delegates for approval. The Round-Up Fashion Show will feature attire modeled by Round-Up committee members. Something new for the April business meeting this year, clubs will have the opportunity to reserve dates for their club Pre-Round-Up dance.
Letters have been sent out by our Secretary, David and Ann Ouzts, to all club presidents for the renewal of NORTEX dues. All clubs need to renew their members registration and pay their dues for the year which begins on July 1, 2018 and ends on June 30, 2019. Please return the membership list to the NORTEX Secretary by May 1, 2018 in order for the database to be brought up to date and insure that all your members will receive their July Promenade.
We want to thank all the callers, cuers, angels, club officers and all dancers, as well as NORTEX officers and committee chairs. It is truly an honor to serve you, the dancers and clubs of NORTEX. We are looking forward to seeing you as we visit your clubs and special dances and continue to “Live to Dance and Dance to Live”.