Welcome to NORTEX

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Two year ago when I wrote our first President’s article, I thought it would be the most difficult. To my surprise, this has been a real challenge for me because it is our last article. The last two years have been so heart-warming, due to the creating so many new and lasting friendships.

We have so many to thank for making our term as president enjoyable, but will save for installation. We do want to take this time to send a special thank you to our Promenade Editors, Larry Giaudrone & Rosemary Benedetto.  This wonderful couple moved to Oklahoma two years ago, but said they were committed to the Promenade. Thirty five years ago I was Promenade Editor, so I know the dedication and time it take every day to produce a quality magazine, which is so vital to grow our dancing. THANK YOU!

Please join us June 7th, 2015 at Swingtime Center at 4:00 pm for the NORTEX Officer Installation. Immediately following, will be a FREE dance for all NORTEX dancers. Mike Bramlett and Christine Hixson will make sure everyone has a fun-filled time. Debbie Anderson is Installation Chairman and has everything covered for the day. Sandwiches, chips, veggies and desserts will be served.

June also brings two very American holidays; Flag Day – June 14th and Father’s Day – June 21st. Flay Day is when we celebrate what our nation’s flag stands for, honor the traditions associated with its care, and educate those around us to it significance. The idea for Father’s Day is attributed to Sonora Dodd, who was raised by her father after her mother’s death. After hearing a sermon on Mother’s Day, she decided that fathers should have a day. Her father was born in June and encouraged churches to honor fathers that month. The first Father’s Day was celebrated in 1910.

We want to congratulate Sam & Mary Stephens and wish them an enjoyable and productive term as NORTEX President. Hope to see all NORTEX dancers at Installation.

Ray & Vicki