Hooray Hooray, it’s finally May! We will celebrate Mother’s Day, Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day and High School graduations. We have twin grandchildren who will graduate from Allen ISD in May. Also, we welcome new dancers as they graduate from NORTEX clubs.
The NORTEX Quarterly Business Meeting was held on April 7 with delegates electing a new slate of officers to serve for the 2019-2020 year, starting July 1, 2019. Congratulations to our new officers. We’re sure you will have many rewarding experiences as officers of NORTEX. These officers will be installed on Sunday, June 2 at 4:00 at Swingtime Center. We will also announce the Dancers of the Year and Club of the Year at this Installation meeting. We hope that you will plan to share their joy and happiness as they are recognized. Who knows, it could be you or your club being honored. Sam and Mary Stephens, chairs, and their hosts clubs have been hard at work putting the Installation and dance together.
The USO Dance held on Sunday, March 17 was a big success. It brought $10,000 compared to $8,022 at the last USO Dance. Attendance of 275 dancers compared to 190 last time was an impressive turn out. Thanks to Ray and Vicki Spray and Bobby and Dalaina Willis for chairing this special fundraiser for the DFW USO. A BIG thank you goes out to all of the callers and cuers who donated their talent and time to this dance. All of you who donated those wonderful silent auction items and door prizes along with those who donated cash, thank you so much. You’re the best!
Be sure to save the date for this year’s Round-Up Kick Off Dance, June 23 at Swingtime. This begins the Round-Up season as we visit club’s Round-Up themed dances, culminating with Callers Cavalcade on October 25th and Round-Up on October 26th. Our Round-Up chairs Peggy Kemp and Vicki Spray are hard at work preparing for this exciting event.
Again, we want to thank you all, our NORTEX dancers, club officers, Angels, NORTEX officers, Committee Chairs, Delegates and NTCA callers and Cuers. You bring so much to our organization. We look forward to seeing you and getting to know you better as we visit your clubs and special dances to Live to Dance and Dance to Live.
John & Shirley Currie