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Dear Dancing Friends,

What fun we’ve had sharing laughter and fellowship as we’ve danced our way to the Grapevine Convention Center for our 2019 Round-Up, “Deep in the Heart of Texas”. A special thank you to our General Chairs, Vicki & Ray Spray and Peggy & Bascom Kemp, and their terrific committee for their tireless efforts to make our annual Round-Up one we will long remember.

All the fun begins Friday, October 25, at 7:00 pm, as we attend NTCA Callers Cavalcade. The Saturday events for Round-Up will begin at 9:00 am with several dancing events during the day; please see page 20 of this Promenade for the Saturday schedule. Tom Roper, our featured caller, and staff callers, Ray Savell and Toby Thomason will be calling the many square dancing events. Karen & Ed Gloodt will be cueing and teaching the rounds. The lunch menu is in this Promenade so you can make your selection early, eat quickly, and get back to dancing. After the dinner break, the evening dancing begins with High Level Rounds at 6:00 pm. The featured prize winners will be announced at the beginning of the second evening tip and winners must be present to select their prize. There are more information pages in this Promenade, along with committee photos. Please thank the General Co-Chairs and their committee for providing such a fun time.

Hopefully you are reading this in late September. If so, get your bundled pricing, $30 for all weekend plus one sheet of door prize tickets, by registering before October 1, when early registration closes. However, if you miss that opportunity, donations at the door are $10 for Callers Cavalcade Friday night and $25 for Round-Up Saturday.

Make it to Grapevine, October 25 – 26, 2019, for an entire weekend of dancing enjoyment! All events will be held at the Grapevine Convention Center, and our headquarters hotel is the Comfort Inn in Grapevine. Please contact the hotel directly for reservations.

Thank you to each club that hosted a Pre-Round-Up dance, to each club that canceled dances to support Callers Cavalcade and Round-Up, and to each dancer who will share laughter, fun, and fellowship during the Round-Up weekend.

Please mark your calendars now for the NORTEX Quarterly Business Meeting scheduled for 2:00 pm on November 17 at Swingtime Center. I hope to see all the club delegates in attendance, and I encourage all NORTEX dancers to attend and learn the workings of our association. An agenda for the meeting will be in the November Promenade.

I really appreciate the dedication of our caller/instructors, club officers, angels and club members as they work to gain and retain membership through lessons. New dancers are worth our every effort; we need them, and they need the benefits of square dancing. Attend lessons and encourage the student dancers.

Be the reason someone smiles today.