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President’s Message from Marianne

marianne-042015March is coming up fast for our Pre-Convention Dance in Cincinnati. Dancers from around the country will come and check out some of our sights and sounds of the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. The 66th National Dance Committee has been working behind the scenes to prepare for our upcoming convention in 2017. Volunteers are still needed – even if it is only on the days of the convention. Hope to see you at the Pre-Convention Dance on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016.

New SONKSDF Officers will be sworn in on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Remaining officers are Marianne C. Jackson, President, Howard Ploegsma, Vice President, Russell DeMaris, Corresponding Secretary, Dick and Jane Jones, Treasurer and Jackie Smith as Recording Secretary. Ending her time as Corresponding Secretary is Marianne King. She has given so much of her time(years & years) as an officer – There is no way to properly thank her for volunteering her time after being president for five years. We especially want to thank Gordon King for sharing her. To all the trustees who are able to attend meetings on Sunday when you could be with family or friends – I THANK YOU for supporting the continuation of our activity.

Classes are moving along and it is our job as angels and dancers to keep the FUN in dancing. There are time when there are disagreements but let us leave it outside the dance hall. Have Fun, Share Fellowship and be there for those dancers needing prayer.

We need to work harder promoting our WONDERFUL ACTIVITY. Does your club have a web page, a FACEBOOK page, signs or flyers out in the community? We have lots of couples having 50, 60 and more anniversaries. Share the good news. Help us update our website at www.sonksdf.com. Share club news on DANCE NEWS – dancenewskathy1@cinci.rr.com.

Contact Russel DeMaris, Corresponding Secretary when a dancer or family member needs a card or note for Illness, Surgery, Death or Thinking of You. Send to wxrcat@yahoo.com.

Flower Power Dance Dates have been posted on Dance News and we will add the form to our web site – Any changes please let us know. Be creative with our Flower Power Them and be thinking about what our 2017 theme will be.

Have a WONDERFUL YEAR because we batten down the hatches for an exciting convention next year- 2017. Don’t forget our own state convention in May in Columbus.

Happy Dancing, Marianne C. Jackson, President
The Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dance Federation
Email: Sqmarianna@aol.com ….Telephone: 513-413-9713

President’s Message

The Ohio Buckeye Dance Convention in Aurora, Ohio was Fun – Dancing, Education sessions, Fashion Show, Honor Couples/Singles Recognitions and a Preview of the next convention in Columbus.

New dancers from beginner classes to Advance classes are graduating. Make them feel welcome at your clubs.

Our first Dangle Dance occurred on Opening Day for the Reds at Unicorners Square Dance Club. A dance floor full of Red and White looked great. This month kicks into gear the rest of our summer dances. Be creative and “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”. “Ball” can mean lots of different things to different people – Little League, All Star, Football, Golf Ball, Tennis Ball…

WE NEED YOU! It is time to rally and work together to promote the fun we have…Spread the word. We need your help to update The Website(www.sonksdf.com), Square Notes articles/Ads/Club Information and continue getting club information out via Dance News.

Marianne C. Jackson, President

The Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dance Federation

Email: Sqmarianna@aol.com….Telephone: 513-413-9713