The month of May has always been a special time of the year. We have two important holidays to celebrate. Our armed forces will be honored on Memorial Day and our mothers on Mother’s Day. We enjoy our nation of celebrated freedom. We ask for a special blessing for the thousands of American men and women who serve in the armed forces that continue to sacrifice for our cherished freedom. Please take the time to express to those that have served how grateful we are for their service to our freedom. We want to show our gratitude to the families of our armed forces. Another day to celebrate is Mother’s Day. Oh where would we be without our mothers? We all have wonderful memories regarding our mothers.
The NORTEX Quarterly Business Meeting was held on April 17th with delegates electing a slate of officers to serve for the 2016 – 2017 term. Congratulations to all the returning and new NORTEX officers. We hope that you will share their joy and happiness as they are installed on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Swingtime Center. The installation is chaired by John and Shirley Currie. We urge everyone to attend this installation event that will start at 4pm, with a free dance to follow the installation. Dance time will be from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Who will be the Club of the Year, Couple of the Year, and Single of the Year?
Round-Up for 2016, chaired by Ray and Vicki Spray will have an Ocktoberfest theme. We all enjoyed a preview of the new Round-Up attire at the April meeting. Start making plans to attend Callers’ Cavalcade on Friday, October 28th and Round-Up October 29th & 30th at the Grapevine Convention Center. Dee Dee Dougherty will be our feature caller for Round-Up 2016. Be sure to check out the Promenade for all Round-Up information that you will need. We encourage all clubs to donate items for the “Round-Up Door Prize event”.
Lessons – Lessons – Lessons, many of our clubs have already started lessons. Be sure to welcome all new students and give them a smile and a pat on the back when needed. Be sure to check the Promenade for a listing of where lessons are being held and check for new dancer dances. A big thank you to all the clubs for providing the chance for new students and new dancers to have floor time.
Our NORTEX team has been wonderful, we would like to say thank you for all NORTEX clubs, officers and dancers who provide us dancing opportunities each day of the week. Our NORTEX team makes our job a pleasant experience. Thank you for all your time, your help and your dedication.