Welcome to NORTEX

 

Hello Dancing Friends,

Thank you for attending the November 17 Quarterly Business Meeting. It was nice to see so many delegates and dancers that are interested in conducting the business of our association. At this meeting the Nominating Committee members were presented and approved by the delegates. This group of NORTEX dancers will meet in January to prepare a proposed slate of officers for 2020-2021 to present to the delegates in February with voting in April. Anyone interested in serving as an elected NORTEX officer should submit a letter of intent to me and a copy to each member of the Nominating Committee by December 31, 2019. The Nominating Committee contact information is listed in this Promenade.

Other November business included the approval of Michael & Shirley Lowe, Joyce Sellers and Charles Deckert as the NORTEX Co-Chairs for the annual NORTEX / NTCA Benefit Dance on March 22, 2020 at Swingtime Center. We will again be supporting the DFW USO along with another local charity, Patriot PAWS Service Dogs. Additional information about Sponsorship for this dance and a Save the Date ad are in this Promenade.

We just completed a successful Round-Up in October and it is time to start planning another. Donna Miller and Robert Cadenhead were approved, at the November meeting, as your 2020 Round-Up Chair. When they come seeking Committee Chairs for Round-Up, please volunteer and agree to serve.

There will be several lesson graduations in December within our area. These new dancers will be excited and a bit anxious as they begin attending dances. Let’s all do our part to encourage them; dance in their square, be patient, laugh with them and make them feel welcome. Remember we were all new dancers once.

December provides many opportunities to dance, fellowship and share. I encourage you to visit the holiday dances, fellowship with your square dance family and give to help others in need. As we approach the end of 2019, I wish each of you a blessed and merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

Be the reason someone smiles today.

Yellow Rocks and Merry Christmas,

 

Debbie Anderson

NORTEX President