Monthly Archives: December 2016

Presidents’ Message from Marianne

December MarianneThese last six months have been busy. Honor Dance, Ronald McDonald Picnic, The Benefit Dance for the National Convention and all the dangle dances. We need to keep up the enthusiasm.

The National Convention in Cincinnati is about 6 months away and volunteers are needed before and during the convention. Even if you donate 2 hours to the convention helping on-sight – it will help a great deal. So get ready to meet dancers from all over the world and maybe make a friend for life.

2017 is about here. So many things to do:

  1. Promote January Beginner Square Dance Classes or start one.
  2. Volunteers are needed to train as Volunteers for the Hayloft/Federation Meetings.
  3. Club Calendars, Rosters and Officer information needed by the Federation. These should be turned in with your $10 dues to the federation or Insurance info to Fred Dorsey.
  4. Honor Person and Couple nominations will be due at the January Federation Meeting.
  5. Federation Reps/Trustees are still needed for each club – 4 people per club.
  6. Each Club create a Facebook page to promote our dance clubs.
  7. Help keep the webpage up to date.

Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation
Federation Update – December 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 December 1, 2016 for January – June 2017
June 1, 2017 for July – December 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.