May brings us Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day and Mother’s Day, All three give us the opportunity to express our gratitude to those who have done so much for us. This is also a good time to remember those who so generously give their time to our activity, volunteering to serve in their club and in NORTEX. Clubs, Dancers, the NTCA, we offer our gratitude to all who work so hard to make our activity the wonderful experience it is.
The NORTEX Quarterly Business Meeting was held on April 15th with delegates electing a slate of officers to serve for the 2018-2019 year. The Installation of NORTEX Officers will be Sunday, June 3rd, 2018, 4:00 at Swingtime Center. Dancers of the Year and Club of the Year will be announced and congratulations will be in order for them as well as the returning and new officers who will start a term on July 1st, 2018. The joy of serving the clubs and dancers is the only compensation received by elected and appointed NORTEX Officers. We hope that you will plan to share their joy and happiness as they are installed.
Following the meeting there will be a free dance starting at 5:30, featuring callers Wayne Baldwin and Bobby Willis with cuing by JL Pelton. Installation Chairman Pam and Don vonMinden and their host clubs have been hard at work putting the installation and dance together. We hope you will join us for this afternoon of enjoyment.
Also, at the April Business Meeting, Round-Up Chairman Sheila Milliron and Bobby Clark previewed the new Round-Up attire. They and their Round-Up Chairmen are working hard to bring you an exceptional Round-Up. The Round-Up Kickoff Dance is scheduled for June 14th 2018. We are bringing back Pre-Round-Up dances this year, so get ready to visit your fellow club’s Round-Up themed dances as we build the excitement through the Round-Up season, culminating with Round-Up at the Grapevine Convention Center on October 20th, with Callers Cavalcade on October 19th.
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.”