September 24 is the Family Health & Fitness Day USA. When we think about physical and mental health square dancing, round dancing, and clogging meet the requirements to help us be in better health. While children are back in school many of our clubs are back to “school” as well and have begun or will shortly be beginning lessons for square dancing, round dancing, and clogging.
GRaM University II is scheduled for Saturday, September 17, at Swingtime Center. There will be something for everyone to learn and you will have the opportunity to share your comments and to participate. Chris and Carolyn Mills have chaired this committee and have a great schedule planned as you can tell from the front cover of this issue of the Promenade. The GRaM committee has been working on this program for over one year. This is your opportunity to become a part of the team. Come participate and learn. This is a free event and all clubs, dancers, cloggers, callers, and cuers are encouraged to attend.
Thank you to all who attended the NORTEX business meeting on Sunday, August 21, at Swingtime Center. We encourage you to continue your interest and involvement in our NORTEX organization. The next quarterly meeting is Sunday, November 6, 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 names 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.
Round-Up 2016, Oktoberfest, is just around the corner. Many clubs have been having Oktoberfest theme dances. Round-Up committee members, as well as NORTEX officers, have been visiting clubs to promote Round-Up and build momentum for this event. Please check your Promenade for details about future club Oktoberfest theme dances and of course Round-Up. There are many activities planned for this year’s Round-Up. Our Round-Up Chair, Ray and Vicki Spray, and their committee have planned a full day of fun. Make your plans for this great weekend: Callers Cavalcade on Friday October 28 and Round -Up on Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30, at Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 South Main Street, Grapevine, Texas.
As we settle into this second term as President we want to thank all of our dance family for your continuing support, encouragement, and friendship. It takes all of us working together to have lessons, attract new dancers, build clubs, and put on dances. You are such a creative, resourceful, and hard working group. Without your imagination and participation this just wouldn’t work as well as it does. Please stay in touch and keep those great ideas and events coming. As always when you put those wonderful ideas in action with just a little help from everyone, the magic will happen and we can…
“Dance, It’s Entertainment, it’s Fun!”