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Please check the “COVID19 Dance Cancellation” tab above for the latest club information on dances and cancellations.

Dear NORTEX Family,

As reported last month, Swingtime Center and other dance facilities have not reopened. It is very disappointing news for all of us. Many clubs have cancelled dances because their dance facility is closed.

These facility closures have caused clubs to discontinue placing dance ads in the Promenade. While this has reduced ad revenue, NORTEX has continued to incur the expenses of printing and mailing the Promenade. These expenses have not decreased. Other NORTEX expenses also continue, such as the liability insurance, which must be maintained so there is coverage when we can resume dancing. Also, there are website expenses and other subscription renewals that must be maintained to keep electronic communication open with the dancers. Because of COVID-19, the only NORTEX fund raiser, Round-Up, has been cancelled for 2020.

Based on the above information, the September 2020 Promenade will be the last hard copy issue to be printed and mailed until we resume dancing. We will continue to publish the Promenade on the NORTEX Website under the ‘Online Promenade’ menu item. While we are publishing only on the Website, clubs may continue to submit ads and articles through the online submission. Please note, while we are publishing solely online, not only will club articles be free, but ads will also be free of charge.

Another feature of exclusively online publication of the Promenade is a change in the monthly submission due date. Beginning with the October 2020 Promenade, the due date will be the 15th of the month preceding the month of issue. Example: October submission due date is September 15, 2020. This is a firm due date because this change reduces the time to produce and proof the Promenade.

If you do not have access to a computer or smart phone to view the Online Promenade, please contact your Area Vice President or your Club President. Arrangements will be made to get you a copy, if needed during the pandemic. To print your own copy of Online Promenade, please refer to the instructions in The NORTEX Corner of this issue of the Promenade.

According to the late Vince Lombardi, famed football coach of the great 1960’s Green Bay Packers, “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”

Virtual Yellow Rocks,
Debbie Anderson