Happy Valentine Day to all!

A great party was enjoyed by all last night – Ice Cream Sundaes and a free night too!  Lots of red and pink attire.  Everything looked very cheerful!

For the mainstream dancers don’t forget  this Sunday, Feb 19th – 2-4:30pm George Street United.  Our caller will be Berry Chumbley from Napanee.

Next Monday night we will have a clothing sale of square dance attire.  Although our club dress policy is “casual”, anyone who wants to wear square dance attire is welcome to do so.  This is why we offer square dance clothing for sale (when we are given it!)  We decided to donate the proceeds to charity so if you did not get your ballot in last night for your favourite charity, email me asap.  We will give preference to local Peterborough and area charities. The decision will be made at our executive meeting this coming Sunday.  Please note that the sale will start at 6:30pm at the church.

If you have any issue, suggestion, concern you wish to bring to the executive to discuss. Please let me know before Sunday.

George Street United Church has offered our members the chance of taking part in a two hour course on the use of a defibrillator.  This will take place this Saturday 10-12.  It is presumed that you will have taken CPR training at some point and there will also be a refresher in this.  If you are interested, just show up.  It is free.  The church now has a defibrillator which they have told us we will have access to should we need it and have someone who knows how to use it.

Please read the ABC Squares flyer which advertises the new initiative in square dancing that will start up in Peterborough on Friday, March 9.  A big advantage in this program is that if we have friends or meet people interested in square dancing we can direct them to ABC Squares.  They can join this group at any time.  We don’t have to tell them, sorry, our next class is in September.  So we can direct people to ABC where they will get a good grounding in 22 moves.  In September they can then attend both groups but in ours they will be able to learn the full basic program.  Likewise our members can attend ABC Squares where they can get more floor time, listen to a different caller and do more square dancing!  This is especially good for our newest dancers who can get more instruction in some of the basics.  In fact all our dancers would benefit dancing at ABC as you will hear a different caller.  Dancing to different callers improves your skill!

Our Social Convenor (Sandy Rudd) has found it necessary to step down from the executive.  If we are to continue enjoying tea/coffee at club nights we need a volunteer to step in and do this job for the next three months.  This person is responsible to purchasing the supplies for refreshment breaks and ensuring that volunteers are recruited to help in the kitchen on a rotational basic every Monday night.  More than one person can share this job so if you are interested, speak to Sharon or email one of us.  See the webpage for all executive members contact numbers and email addresses (otonabeesquares.org).

If there is anyone who has some bookkeeping skills, our treasurer, Ingrid, would be glad of some help.

Please remember the Oshawa Dance – Sunday  Feb 26 2-4:40pm.  See flyer in the red book for more details.!

Hope to see you all out, if not on Sunday, then on Monday!!

Howard and Jean Lander
Publicity Officers

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