Category Archives: From the President

Successful banner raid at Circulators

With January 18th  being Tom Strickland’s birthday the solo’s surprised him by showing up at Circulators for his dance and consequently had a successful banner raid. Thanks to Gary, Carolyn, Susan, Spanky, Betty, Marilyn, Norm, Sherrie, Beverly, Caroline, Frank, Barb and Bob for making it to Circulators. Susan and Marilyn provided birthday cakes for Tom Strickland. A correction! Susan informed me that she did not provide a lemon cake for Tom but it was Caroline that provided the cake.

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Successful banner retrivial at Brecksville —- Updated

On 1/17 we successfully retrieved our banner from Brecksville with 11 Solo’s attending the dance called by Mike Sumpter. Thanks to Bob, Barb, Terry, Bill, Susan, Spanky, Frank, Lenny, Carolyn, Gary, Ron and Jan. I hope that I did not miss anyone but if I did please except my apologies and my thank you for being there. I think that there was 6 squares up and dancing with 2 squares during the hot hash. I updated the name list with Gary’s name thanks to Barb’s memory.

The first dance of 2014 has come and is gone.

John Ramsey called our first Plus level dance of 2014 on 1/10 and we danced 5 squares at times. Broken Wheel came with enough to raid our banner which was great to have them with us as usual. Caroline won the cake walk prize which was brought by Carolyn

Carolyn presenting the cakewalk cake to Caroline
Carolyn presenting the cakewalk cake to Caroline

Our theme of the evening was PJs and Pies so several of our members and guests showed up in their jammies which you can see below in the picture that was taken at the dance.

Our members and guests in their jammies
Our members and guests in their jammies

The free dance pass given to a member that had donated refreshments for the snack table went to Lori and then Lori drew my wife’s ticket for the 50/50 drawing.

11/22 Dance with Gene Hammond

On 11/23 we danced to Gene Hammond with as many as 5 squares. Gene had us do some unique formations like the one with 4 squares in one formation. Betty Clay won the free dance pass and Jan Waryk won the pie provide by Lenny Smith for the cake walk. A Brecksville dancer took home the 50-50. We announced that we had a successful banner retrieval from Brecksville on 11/15 and promptly returned our banner as they raided us at the dance. We also had dancers from Broken wheel at the dance.

Brecksville, Medina and Hubs are now have one of our banners.

Bob Davis — President

A successful banner retrieval

We had a great time dancing to Ed Pabst at Brecksville with 8 squares dancing at various times during the evening.
We were successful in retrieving our banner at Brecksville on 11/15. Terry and Bill Kremzar, Barb and Bob Davis, Betty Clay, Ed Donohoe, Frank Macuga and I think Ron Soukup and Jan Waryk signed in as Solo’s so we had enough dancers to do the retrieval. If I am wrong about the names please let me know so that I can give proper credit.
We now have to get our banners back from Medina and Hubs and also start raiding so that we get other clubs banners for them to come to Solo’s to retrieve it back.
Bob Davis — President
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We had 5 Squares while dancing to Dick Mackey

On Friday 11/08 we enjoyed dancing to Dick Mackey. At times we had 5 squares up and dancing as Dick played with our minds in the way he called the square dance calls we all knew but not necessary in the formations that we were familiar executing them from.

The night was our Chili dance and Marilyn Ostroske, Susan Madden, Jerry Wolas, Virginia Marton and Betty Clay provided a wide range of chili dishes and the membership did a great job in providing side dishes and desserts for the pleasure of all!

We had dancers from Gnat Boxers, Brecksville who brought an entire square but couldn’t banner raid because they already have our banner, Broken Wheel and Medina.

Betsy Halladay greeted and Don Jaworske won the cake that she provided for the cakewalk.

Patricia Kilbane collected the free dance pass for bringing food and then drew the 50/50 ticket for her husband Pat.