Welcome to NORTEX

Hello Everyone,

This being my first letter to you, I want you to know I am honored to serve the NORTEX dancers as your President.

A big thank you to Sam and Mary Stephens for putting together a great installation and dance. The host clubs, Rebel Rousers, Roadrunners, Tri-City Promenaders, Triangle Squares, and Pioneers made it all look easy. J W and Nellie Kuether ran the kitchen like the pros they are! Pat and Joe Cadenhead went all out with decorations that brought the sailor theme alive. Ray Savell and Chris Farabaugh did an awesome job as caller and cuer. Check out the moments captured by Sam Stephens, Bert Loomis and Jazmyne Hall as they kept those cameras flashing. Sam Stephens has them all uploaded to the NORTEX website and there is an album on the NORTEX Facebook page.

Congratulations to CIRCLE I for being named the Club of the Year. David and Ann Ouzts were named Dancers of the Year. Both these honorees were totally shocked and made it such a joy to watch them realize it really was them that won. Look for pictures of these winners in this edition of the Promenade.

The Round-Up Kick Off dance is July 17th at Swingtime Center from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. General Chair, Vicki and Ray Spray, and the Round-Up Committee are working hard to provide a fun evening where we can all “Dance Like No One’s Watching”. I hear the Cadenheads are doing the decorating! Remember you can pre-register for Round-Up online or at the Kick Off dance. The Kick Off dance is free, if you are pre-registered. You don’t want to miss this.

Be sure to schedule your club’s Round-Up Theme dance and the flyer indicates the dance is Round-Up and a Two Signature dance. This is an opportunity for those collecting Friendship Fun Awards signatures to fill their cards. Round-Up Theme dances are usually well-attended, making it a good thing for all the clubs.

Many clubs have a new slate of officers taking their positions as of July 1st. Don’t forget to update your directory ad in the back of the Promenade!

July 4th is a wonderful time to celebrate and appreciate our country and all those that serve in so many capacities to make it the great country it is. I recently visited several other countries and to those aspiring to make their lives better there is no place they would rather be than here to enjoy American freedoms and opportunities. We have much to be thankful for.

Mark your calendars and attend the August 28th Caller/Cuer “GIVE IT A SHOT” dance, 3-5pm at Senter Park East. This is our opportunity to support those just starting out as callers or cuers. See the flyer on page 59.

There are many chances to be on the dance floor this month. Take your club members with you for visitation and let’s support one another. Check the Promenade for the complete schedule.

Let’s Square ‘Em Up and Dance Like No One’s Watching!