Welcome to NORTEX

Kevin and Christine

Wow, where is this year going? It is already May and our term as NORTEX president is drawing to a close. We are excited about the number of students we have graduating this Spring. We have had a great time visiting a number of graduations. It is great fun dancing with these new friends. Let’s remember to welcome and encourage these new friends to our favorite pastime.

The NORTEX Quarterly Business Meeting was held on April 3rd with delegates electing a slate of officers to serve for the 2022-2023 year.  Congratulations to all the new officers who will assume leadership of NORTEX on July 1, 2022. The joy of serving the member clubs and the dancers of our association is the only compensation received by elected and appointed NORTEX Officers. We hope that you will plan to share their joy and happiness as they are installed on Sunday, June 5,2022 at Swingtime Center.

Speaking of installation, Sam and Mary Stephens, Installation Chairman, and their host clubs will have a great installation ceremony at 4:00 p.m. We urge you to attend the installation and help us honor the Club of the Year and Dancer of the Year.  A free dance for all NORTEX members will follow the installations; dance time is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with Ray & Linda Savell calling the squares and Chris and Maria Farabaugh cueing the rounds.  It will be an exceptional afternoon of dancing enjoyment.

We want to extend our appreciation to Allan and Dorothy Mussler and the By-Laws commmittee for the hours and hours spent on the by-laws update which was passed at the quarterly meeting.

Vicki and Ray Spray, reported work had begun on Round-Up.  They, along with their committee chairmen, are working fast and furiously to plan an exceptional Round-Up for all the dancers. Start making plans to come to both the Callers’ Cavalcade on Friday night and Round-Up on Saturday at the Grapevine Convention Center. We are really looking forward to dancing to Bobby Willis as our featured caller.

We would like to express our best wishes to all mothers for a very special and happy day. Also, remember the thousands of men and women in uniform and their families who continue to sacrifice for our cherished freedom.