Happy New Year!
hope each of you had a very Merry Christmas, and I wish you a prosperous, happy and healthy New Year!
As we move into 2020, there are many new dancers among us. We all know that dancing hasn’t become second nature to
them yet and their confidence may still be a bit shaky.
Welcome them into your squares. Encourage them to focus on the fun and forget about trying to be perfect. If they are
members of your club, take them with you when you visit other NORTEX clubs. Remember that floor time and experiencing other callers are the best ways to ensure their development and enjoyment.
The 2020 Nominating Committee will meet Sunday, January 19, 2020, at Senter Park East in Irving. NORTEX Officer Candidates should have sent their intent to serve and qualifications weeks before this meeting. The proposed 2020- 2021 NORTEX slate of officers will be presented to the delegates at the Sunday, February 9 quarterly meeting.
Elections will take place at the April meeting and of course, nominations can always be made from the floor.
Our next NORTEX quarterly business meeting will be at 2:00 pm on February 9, 2020, at Swingtime Center. With many clubs changing officers in January, delegate sign-in sheets may require updating. Club Presidents, please submit your delegate list to your Area Vice President and to the NORTEX Secretary. A preliminary meeting agenda is on page 8 of this Promenade. Immediately following this meeting, we will have an Informational Seminar. Please see page 19 for more information on this seminar.
The NTCA Installation dance will be held on Sunday evening, January 26, 2020, at Swingtime Center. NORTEX has joined the NTCA this year for a Swingtime Center Benefit Dance. Be sure to join me for this great event. Not only will we be supporting the NTCA, but we will be helping Swingtime Center with our donations. Please see page 8 of this Promenade for more detailed information.
There are opportunities for lessons in all facets of our dancing world-square dance, round dance and clogging- scheduled to begin in January across our area. Clubs need your help with the new dancers. Be at lessons to encourage them, as new friends and club members are made from our lessons. You can be the one to make a difference.
Another way to make a difference is by club visitations. It is very important for all clubs to schedule visits to, and have visitations from other clubs. Visitation is a lifeblood for all clubs, but it is especially important to a club that is struggling. Please, in 2020, let’s encourage our members to visit at every opportunity, thereby motivating clubs, giving them that spark needed to keep their club dancing.
I can’t express fully the appreciation I feel for all the courtesies extended to me as your NORTEX President. I look forward to 2020, where I’ll be able to visit more clubs and dance in your square. It is a pleasure and an honor to serve as your President.
In a world where you can be anything you want, Be Kind.