Wow! December and Christmas are upon us. We are planning to have a great turn-out for the USO DFW Benefit Dance, celebrating their 76th birthday, on Sunday, December 3 at Swingtime Center. This is such an important event because it allows us to both donate to the local USO and dance. Chairs for this dance are Sherry Richmond and Dalaina Willis, who represent NORTEX and NTCA. Door prizes, raffles, brown bag auction, silent auction and more. Don’t miss it. The time is 4:00-8:00pm.
Thanks to all who attended the November 5th NORTEX Quarterly Business Meeting. We appreciate your enthusiasm and cooperation as the delegates take care of business of the association. The Nominating Committee was appointed. Yes, it’s that time again! These individuals are responsible for selecting a slate of candidates for NORTEX 2018-2019, to be presented and approved by the delegates. Keep in mind, this organization would not exist without all the volunteers making it run smoothly. Anyone interested in serving in an elected NORTEX office should submit a letter of intent. The letter should be sent to us with a copy to each of the Nominating Committee members. Please include your name, address, phone number, email address, home club name, how long you have been dancing and the different club offices and committee chairs you have held and please provide a picture. Provide any additional information that will help the committee choose the best candidate for the office. Your letter of intent should be mailed before December 31, 2017 so the committee will have sufficient time to process your request. If you would like to help support NORTEX by working on other committees or an appointed office please let us know, by sending an email to president@NORTEX.org. The Nominating Committee will meet on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Senter Park East location. Results will be announced at the February Business Meeting.
This is also the time of year when many lessons are concluding. New dancers will be ready to attend their first regular dances. They will need our help, support and encouragement. Welcome them into your squares without hesitation. Remember that you were in their place not so long ago. Have fun showing them the wonderful world of square dancing.
We would like to thank our Elected and Appointed Officers, Round-Up Committee Chairs, our other Committee Chairs and members for making our job so enjoyable with all your help and suggestions. It is truly an honor and a privilege 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”.