We were dancing in the basement of the Berea Masonic Hall in comfortable air-conditioned air. We had as many as 4 squares up for a couple of tips but mainly danced with 3 squares. We had recently graduated students from Solo’s, Lake Erie and Brecksville. Dave Graf won the 50/50 and Marilyn Ostroske won the free dance pass that we give to one of the dancers that donate food for our snack table.
After the dance we had a short club meeting to elect the officers for the 2014-2015 dance season. the results of the elections was:
President — Bob Davis
Vice President — Erika Toth
Secretary — Norm Ostroske
Corresponding Sec. — Patricia Kilbane
Treasurer — Charlie Dunfee
Asst. Treasurer — Denise Adler
Member at Large — Betty Clay
Member at Large — Joan Strifler
Thank you, Betty Clay and Joan Strifler for serving on the nominating committee this year.
We had six squares up dancing at one time at the dance and had enough to dance seven but did not have enough guys that could dance the ladies part, now that is a switch as there usually not enough guys.
We had dancers from Hubs, Brecksville, Broken Wheel, Buckeyes, North Coast, Johnny Appleseed, Marschmellows and Lake Erie who banner raided. I hope that I did not miss any clubs as I lost the sheet that I wrote that information onto. Thanks for coming everyone.
Ruth Ann from Lake Erie won the cakewalk prize that was provided by Betty Clay, Barb Davis won the free pass for providing snacks and Ray Marsch from Marschmellows won the fifty-fifty drawing.
This will be the last dance being held at St. Paul until September 2014. Our Summer dances will be at the Berea Masonic Hall just across the parking lot from St. Paul Lutheran Church.
We ended up having an impromptu banner raid when 8 Solo dancers showed up at the Lake Erie Square’s dance on 4/05. Thanks to Don, Betsy, Jan, Ron, Bill and Terry for signing in as Solo’s so that with Barb and I it made the banner raid possible.
Eight Solo dancers danced to Dick Mackey at Medina Squares on 4/4/2014 and since they did not have our banner (my mistake) we had a successful Banner Raid. The dancers from Solo’s that raided were Sherrie, Beverly, Jeff, Bert, Don, Shelby, Barb and me. At one time there were 5 squares up and dancing and a couple of Medina students trying their hand at a dance
We danced 4 squares at our 3/28 student level dance and had 5 students in attendance.
Gene Hammond introduce the angels and students to some new challenges and Frankie taught and lead some line dances between tips. Circulators were there for a banner retrieval and graciously provided a free pass to their hotdog dance which was won by Solo’s student Denise.
Thanks to Denise, Tom, Susan, Fran, Don, Carolyn, Gary and Beth we had a successful banner retrieval from Media Squares who has had our banner since 9/1/2013. The only other banners that we have out are at Brecksville and Hubs.
I guess that there were a lot of celebration of valentines day on Friday 2/14 as we had only 2 squares dancing to Gene Hammond. Many thanks to the Brecksville club as they supplied a little more then 1 square in their banner raid. We all had a good night with Gene challenging us with some calls and formations that required us to think and not dance on auto-pilot. Frankie also gave our dancers who wanted to line dance some exercise. Carolyn supplied a beautiful valentine cake for our cakewalk.
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.
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.