Welcome to NORTEX

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First of all, we want to thank David & Ann Ouzts, Round-Up Chair, and their enthusiastic committee.  They have spent many hours working tirelessly to put together a wonderful weekend of dancing pleasure. Please join us at the Grapevine Convention Center to celebrate “Life’s Just a Dance”.

Our featured caller, Ken Bower, will call special  sessions during the day and then the evening dance. We have a team of excellent staff callers this year, who you all know.  We have Jon Jones, Ray Savell and Bobby Willis. With these talented callers, you will have a selection of many dance options. Also, Chris & Maria Farabaugh will keep the round dancers moving through the day.

Our weekend will start Friday, October 17th with the Callers Cavalcade. Mike Bramlett has assembled a fun line-up of callers and cuers to keep us moving through the evening. Saturday starts at 9am and concludes at 11:10. Our after party promises to be entertaining for everyone, so be there! Visit our www.nortex.org website for all Round-Up information.

We are anticipating a large turnout for the New Dancer Dance on Saturday morning. Richard & Jan Covington, New Dancer Dance Chair, promise a fun time for new dancers and angels. We have many clubs hosting lessons, which is critical to grow our activity. Please make sure you have club members attending with your students, to help them feel comfortable. Students need to wear their student badge to enter for $5.00.

Please remember that all dance activities will take place at the Grapevine Convention Center and our headquarters hotel is the Comfort Inn, adjacent to the Convention Center. Don’t forget, the vendors will be open for business Friday evening and all day Saturday.

The next NORTEX Business Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 16th at Swingtime Center at 2:00pm. We hope to see all club presidents and delegates in attendance. The agenda will be in the November Promenade.

We have another great opportunity to help our community on Sunday, December 7th at the Richardson Civic Center. The GRaM Committee will join FOX 4 to host the Toys for Tots event, which has been very popular the last two years. More info will be available soon.

The Round-Up Committee and NORTEX officers are visiting clubs sharing any and all info you may need for our Round-Up weekend. If you have a question, just ask, we will be glad to share. Are you selling the Grand Prize tickets?   What a great fund raiser for your club!

We look forward to dancing with you at the Grapevine Convention Center – if not before. Dance in a square – Make a circle of friends!

Ray & Vicki