Monthly Archives: June 2016

President Message from Marianne

Dancers have been working hard on so many fronts – Club, Dangle Dances, State & National Conventions and of course – Family. We have so many blessings in our lives – it is always good to share with others. Thank you for the prayers for my mother, Rosemary.
We have a busy year and I hope more dancers step up and contribute some time to an event coming up – whether at your club, volunteering as a Rep for your club to the federation(4 are needed) or helping at a square dance event. Please donate some time but remember Family and Work do come first.

Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation
Federation Update – June 2016
Marianne C. Jackson –

Anyone wishing to get their club article and updated club calendar in the July – December SQUARE NOTES, please email the info to:
 Square Notes
Sue & Gregg Bensman
8314 Coghill Ln.
Cincinnati, OH 45239
(513) 741-7349
Deadline June 5, 2016 for July – December 2016
December 1, 2016 for January – June 2017

Cards of Sympathy, Get Well or Thinking of You
Do you know of any dancer that has passed away, had surgery, is sick or injured, or needs some words of encouragement – Let us know!
Send Name, Address, Club affiliation and Health issue to:
Russell DeMaris, Corresponding Secretary
1539 E. Meadowbrook Dr. 

Loveland, Ohio 45140

Clubs please check your listings at
to make sure your club information is up to date.
Check the links on the calendar, also.

Wonderful happenings so far this year!
1. Excellent Pre-Convention Event – 66th National Convention
Lots of dancers and leaders working together.
2. 2016 – 2017 SONKSDF Officer Elections
Marianne C. Jackson, President
Howard Ploegsma, Vice President
Dick & Jane Jones, Treasurer
Russell DeMaris, Corresponding Secretary
Jackie Smith, Recording Secretary
3. 2016 Honor Couple – Dick & Jane Jones, Skirts & Shirts
for outstanding service to our dance community.
Each club will honor them with one free dance. They will present the club with a coupon and we hope you will announce they are in attendance.
4. The Ohio Dance Convention in Columbus.
Lots of fun dancing and educational sessions.
Next year due to The National Convention, Ohio will only hold a one day event in Akron to honor our Honor Couples and Persons.
Thanks to Jackie Smith for providing the Gift Basket from the Federation.
5. The May Honor Dance
So much fun honoring Jane & Dick Jones and
seeing so many Past Honor Couples and Persons.
Thanks to Suzanne & Bill Cheney, Ben & Donna Schinkel, Howard Ploegsma, Barry & Peggy Carney, Sharon Murphy, Gene & Ginny Record, Jack & Sherry Pladdys, Carl Schappacher & Kathy Skinner for all your help.
6. Federation Potluck Picnic & Ronald McDonald Fundraiser
Sunday, July 17, 2016…The Hayloft Barn…3:00pm
All dancers and students are welcome.
Please sign up at your club – so we have a count for chicken.
For More information:
Barry & Peggy Carney
853 Center Street
Milford, OH 45150
(513) 831-1519
7. Federation Benefit Dance for the 66th National Convention
Sunday, September 18, 2016…Hayloft…3:00pm
Plus Level Dance…all are welcome.
Please bring snacks to share.
Dick and Jane Jones
(859) 581-5811