NORTEX dancers and delegates, thank you for your confidence in electing me North Texas Square and Round Dance Association President for 2019-2020. I am very honored to serve you. I want to take this opportunity to thank all those that joined the 2019-2020 team as elected or appointed NORTEX officers. I am very grateful for your willingness to serve the dancers of NORTEX. A special thank you to John & Shirley Currie, Immediate Past President, for all their assistance in preparing me for my new role. There are so many others to thank, especially the NORTEX Past Presidents, who have been tremendous mentors for me. I look forward to dancing and working together to make our dancing experience and social connection even better.
Congratulations to John & Shirley and their officers for continuing the excellent leadership we experience in NORTEX. Their dedication to square and round dancing and to the NORTEX dancers was very evident during their two years as President.
What a wonderful Installation and Dance we had on June 2. Special thanks go to Sam & Mary Stephens, Installation Chair, and their team of host clubs—Circle I, Cliff Dwellers, Kissin’ Kuzzins, Pioneers, Rebel Rousers, T-Square Gadabouts, and Swinging Stars, for all their hard work to make it such a special day for everyone. Entertainment and dancing wouldn’t be much without a caller and cuer. Thank you, Mike & D’ Bramlett and Jack von der Heide for providing the magic for a successful square and round dance! The most exciting part of Installation is the award recognitions and I add my congratulations to those award winners and thank you for your devotion to our favorite pastime.
With summer beginning many people slow down, but in NORTEX we gear-up to continue our Round-Up preparations. The kickoff dance for Round-Up 2019, “Deep in the Heart of Texas”, was held June 23 at Swingtime with opportunities to dance and register to attend the NTCA Callers Cavalcade and Round-Up in October at the Grapevine Convention Center. Six clubs have scheduled their two-signature pre-Round- Up dances in July so be sure to get your outfits ready, enjoy the fun and support your fellow dancers by attending these dances.
Enjoy your July 4th celebrations and remember all those who serve and have served to give you the freedom to celebrate as you wish. Our freedom is a blessing to be celebrated every day.
“In a world where you can be anything you want to be, be KIND”. A wonderful saying that I read recently. In our busy lives, we sometimes forget that being kind can make another person’s day.
Complementing our 2019 Round-Up theme, remember “the stars at night are big and bright” and each of you is a star – A Fellowship of Stars. THE NORTEX Dancers!
Debbie Anderson NORTEX President