Monthly Archives: February 2016

President’s Message from Marianne

marianne-042015March is coming up fast for our Pre-Convention Dance in Cincinnati. Dancers from around the country will come and check out some of our sights and sounds of the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. The 66th National Dance Committee has been working behind the scenes to prepare for our upcoming convention in 2017. Volunteers are still needed – even if it is only on the days of the convention. Hope to see you at the Pre-Convention Dance on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016.

New SONKSDF Officers will be sworn in on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Remaining officers are Marianne C. Jackson, President, Howard Ploegsma, Vice President, Russell DeMaris, Corresponding Secretary, Dick and Jane Jones, Treasurer and Jackie Smith as Recording Secretary. Ending her time as Corresponding Secretary is Marianne King. She has given so much of her time(years & years) as an officer – There is no way to properly thank her for volunteering her time after being president for five years. We especially want to thank Gordon King for sharing her. To all the trustees who are able to attend meetings on Sunday when you could be with family or friends – I THANK YOU for supporting the continuation of our activity.

Classes are moving along and it is our job as angels and dancers to keep the FUN in dancing. There are time when there are disagreements but let us leave it outside the dance hall. Have Fun, Share Fellowship and be there for those dancers needing prayer.

We need to work harder promoting our WONDERFUL ACTIVITY. Does your club have a web page, a FACEBOOK page, signs or flyers out in the community? We have lots of couples having 50, 60 and more anniversaries. Share the good news. Help us update our website at Share club news on DANCE NEWS –

Contact Russel DeMaris, Corresponding Secretary when a dancer or family member needs a card or note for Illness, Surgery, Death or Thinking of You. Send to

Flower Power Dance Dates have been posted on Dance News and we will add the form to our web site – Any changes please let us know. Be creative with our Flower Power Them and be thinking about what our 2017 theme will be.

Have a WONDERFUL YEAR because we batten down the hatches for an exciting convention next year- 2017. Don’t forget our own state convention in May in Columbus.

Happy Dancing, Marianne C. Jackson, President
The Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dance Federation
Email: ….Telephone: 513-413-9713