Spring is in full swing and growth is all around us. This is true for clubs and their dancers. Many sets of lessons have just completed or will complete soon. New dancers will be joining our squares everywhere. Please do all you can to make them welcome. Most clubs will be working hard to get these new dancers as much floor time as possible. We all want to do everything that we can to build their confidence. So keep smiling and when the square falls apart remind them that this happens to the best of dancers and we are all here to have fun.
As clubs grow and your membership changes keep in mind that April, May and June is when the NORTEX club renewal process takes place. The NORTEX Secretary, Bates & Sherry Richmond, will be sending renewal information to club presidents. It is very important that club officers and members work together to update this information for the July 2016 – June 2017 year. Please plan to update those records by May 1st.
April is a very busy month for NORTEX and all of its member clubs. There are many items on the agenda for the April 17th NORTEX Quarterly Business meeting, starting at 2:00 PM at Swingtime Center. Certainly one of the significant items of this meeting is the election of 2016-2017 NORTEX officers. The Nominating Committee has presented their choices for a slate of officers, but remember that other nominations can be placed from the floor of this meeting. It is important that any nominees meet the qualification for the office and are willing to serve. Some of the other items at this meeting include information about next year’s budget and important appointments of those positions necessary to keep the organization functioning smoothly. There will also be a fashion show for Round-Up 2016 attire. We look forward to seeing you at this meeting.
Speaking of Round-Up 2016, planning and preparations for this event are beginning to ramp up. Ray and Vicki Spray, our Round-Up General chair, are working with their committees to develop this into a great event that everyone will enjoy. They will be directing you to flyers, forms and information that you need to prepare to have a great Round-Up weekend. There will also be a kick-off dance in July and visitations throughout the months leading up to Round-Up. So get ready for lots of activity and remember, Dance, It’s Entertainment, It’s Fun.