Welcome to NORTEX

December and the holidays are upon us.  Thanks to all who attended the November 4 NORTEX Quarterly Business Meeting.  We appreciate your interest and cooperation as the delegates take care of business of the association.

The Nominating Committee was appointed at this meeting.  We can’t believe it’s that time again.  These individuals are responsible for selecting a slate of candidates for NORTEX 2019-2020 officers to be presented and approved by the delegates.  Anyone interested in serving in an elected NORTEX office should submit a letter of intent to each of nominating committee members as well as to us by December 31, 2018.  Please include your name, address, phone number, email address, home club, how long you have been dancing and the different club offices and committee chairs that you have held.  And please provide a picture.  Provide any additional information that will help the committee choose the best candidate for the office.  The Nominating Committee will meet on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Senter Park East location.  Results will be announced at the February 17 NORTEX Business Meeting.

If you would like to be a Committee Chairman or an Appointed Officer, please let us know by sending an email to president@NORTEX.org.

We announced our 2019 Round-Up General Co-Chairmen, Ray & Vicki Spray and Bascom & Peggy Kemp. We are very confident that they will do an amazing job.

This is the time of year that many clubs are having lessons or concluding lessons.  New dancers will be ready to attend their first regular dances.  They will need our help, support and encouragement.  Welcome them into your squares without hesitation.  Remember that you were in their place not so long ago.  Have fun showing them the wonderful world of square dancing.  Never refuse to dance in a square with new dancers who may be less experienced than you.

As we close out 2018 as Presidents, we look forward to continuing to visit you at your club dances and get to know you better.  We have met so many new people as Presidents and have enjoyed dancing with you and getting your ideas on how to improve the world of square dancing.  We need to keep our clubs expanding by bringing more dancers into the activity that we love so much.

We would again wish to thank our Elected and Appointed Officers and Committee Chairs as well as club members for making our job so enjoyable with all your help and suggestions.  It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve you.  Have a wonderful Christmas and remember to Live to Dance and Dance to Live.



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