Just as Spring is a time for growth and renewal, so too are many of our clubs growing with new dance lessons. Several clubs will complete their lessons this Spring. Be sure and make the new dancers feel welcome on the dance floor.
This is also the time of year for NORTEX club and member renewals. Club Presidents please be looking for delivery of the letter and renewal form. Please complete and send back according to directions enclosed. These are due back by May 1 and are used to update the membership database, a critical step to help insure that your members receive their Promenade in July and beyond.
The next NORTEX quarterly business meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 7, at 2:00 pm at Swingtime Center. This is a very important meeting with the election of officers for the 2019-2020 service year. While we have a planned slate of officers put forward by the Nominating Committee, remember that nominations for elected office can be made from the floor with the consent of the nominee, and providing the nominee meets the qualifications for the office for which the person is being nominated.
Round-Up for 2019 will be October 31, with Callers Cavalcade October 30. Our Round-Up Chairs, Vicki Spray and Peggy Kemp are hard at work preparing for this exciting event. The theme this year is “Deep in the Heart of Texas” and will give dancers the opportunity to put on their western duds and dust off their boots. At the April 7 business meeting we will see a sample of the fashions that might appear at Round-Up this year.
The NORTEX & NTCA USO Benefit Dance in March was a huge success. Thank you all for attending, contributing and making this as successful as it was. Ray & Vicki Spray along with Bobby & Dalaina Willis and callers and cuers of the NTCA worked hard to make this a great dance to benefit this most worthy organization, The DFW USO. The DFW USO, among other activities, support and welcome our military personnel as they arrive in and out of and make stopovers at DFW International Airport, giving support and comfort to those who sacrifice to protect us. Thank you for showing your support to the USO.
We want to thank all the callers, cuers, angels, club officers and all dancers, as well as NORTEX officers and committee chairs. It is truly an honor to serve you, the dancers and clubs of NORTEX. We are looking forward to seeing you as we visit your clubs and special dances and continue to Live to Dance and Dance to Live.
John & Shirley Currie