August is a hot month and it only gets hotter with all the upcoming events. Be sure to check your Promenade for the casual dances that will help you beat the August heat. So get out of the pool and onto the dance floor!
We have a NORTEX Quarterly meeting scheduled for Sunday, August 21, at 2:00pm. Please mark your calendar. Club Presidents and two delegates from each club are the ones controlling the business of our Association. The name
s on the sign-in-sheets are the official delegates, so make sure you have contacted your Area Vice President or NORTEX Secretary (Bates and Sherry Richmond) with current information.
Clubs might have just finished lessons and may have new members. Club officers, if you have new members in your club or some names were left off your renewal list, please send the new members’ dues, names, addresses, and other pertinent information to the NORTEX Secretary as soon as possible to get the information in the NORTEX database. Members must be in the database in order to receive the Promenade.
July 10 was our Kick Off dance for the 2016 NORTEX Round-Up, Oktoberfest. Ray and Vickie Spray have done an outstanding job as our General Chair. The callers were Ray and Linda Savell and Bobby and Dalaina Willis. The cuers were Jack and Ann von der Heide and Chris and Maria Farabaugh. Please take some time and thank the callers and cuers for this wonderful dance. It was great to see the marvelous Oktoberfest attire. We have very creative dress designers in our Association.
Please mark your calendars for GRaM University II, Saturday, September 17, at Swingtime Center from 8:30am to 1:30pm. Chris and Carolyn Mills have done an outstanding job with their committee for this worthwhile event. Come participate and learn. This is a free event and all NORTEX members are welcome to attend. GRaM University this year will touch upon the following: prospecting, communication tools, dancing etiquette, and demonstration calling.
We are honored to be serving the dancers of NORTEX again this year. Thank you for the encouragement and support that you have given us in our first year. As we continue working together to have lessons, attract new dancers, and build our clubs we know that you are right there with us. Think creatively, implement those new ideas you have discovered, and we know that you will be successful. Of course, remember the rewards of those magical moments when we can get together and “Dance, It’s Entertainment, It’s Fun!”