Buzz of the BeesóBlue Bell Square Dance Club

 Newsletter

FEBRUARY 2005

 EditoróJim Groves

District Representatives:  Charles & Pat Davis
President ó Don Miles

Vice-PresidentóBob Richie

Secretary ó Linda Dowd

TreasureróBob Dowd

Board MembersóJeanie Groves, Fred Edgington, Art Harvey, Michael Lewis   
VIPS

Vipsó Please come abut 7 pm to help the President set up-make coffee etc.

Feb. 12th Davis & Donart Feb. 22nd Dowd & Edgington
Feb. 12th Gill & Harvey Feb. 26th Klein & Lewis
Mar. 12th Martin & Pickering Mar. 26th Powell & Raby
Apr. 9th Richie & Sallach Mar. 23rd No Dance Bridge Tournament
NEW YEAR'S EVE

The New Yearís Eve dance was a resounding success again this year.  We had 81 people for dinner and most every tip had five squares.  Thanks to Bill Elliot for cueing and to Jeanie, Mary Ann, Art, and Fred for calling.  Thanks also to all of our out of town guests for making the long trek to join us..  Thanks also to Bob & Irene Richie, Charles & Pat Davis, Mary Ann & Jim Martin, Jeanie Groves, Billie Edgington, Roberta Sewell for all the great food.  Thanks to Roberta Sewell and all those who helped with the decorations.  It was a great danCE

DUES ARE DUE
Check with Bob Dowd, our new treasurer to see if you need to pay your dues.  Dues are due every six months,in January and July, unless you would like to pay for the full year.  Dues are $25 every six months.
Southwest District Officers
Las Cruces/T or C area needs a slate of officers for the up coming (2005-2006) year.  If your are members of NMRDA Southwest district and are interested in serving as a district officer please contact your club representatives.  We need to notify the current District officers by the first of January.  The current district officers will become the Starte officers of NMSRDA and will be in charge of putting on the 2006 State Festival which will be held in Truth or Consequences.
Southwest District Memberships
Charles and Pat Davis have membership cards for sale.  If you purchase them now you can get a prorated membership.  Membership gets you into the district dances at a reduced rate.  Memberships are only $10/couple for the rest of the year, which includes a subscription to the "Southwest Dancer".  The "Southwest Dancer" lists all of the clubs and dances in the state.  A great resource when you can't make your own dance.
2006 State Festival
The Southwest District will be hosting the State Festival in Truth Or Conseques in May, 2006.  Jim and Jean Hinthorne, from Silver City (Current district Chairmen) , will become the State Officers.  They need the help of all theclubs in the district to make the 2006 festival a success.  Pleas contact Charles and Pat Davis (Blue Bell district reps) to see how you can help.  Or better yet attend the district meeting before the next district dance and find out for yourself.
Plus Lessons
Art Harvey's Plus Lessons are going well.  Everyone is having a good time and is learning a lot.  We even have several couple from Deming coming over for the refreshers.  Lessons art Tuesday's at 7:00pm at the Belton Bridge Center. 
Upcomming Dances
JANUARY 29TH - Southwest District Dance -- Silver City Squares will be hosting the district dance at the Bayard Community Center, Bayard, NM.  Cel Potter from Benson, AZ will be calling eht dance.  Dance will be from 7:15 to 9:30 pm.  The Business meeting is from 6:30 to 7:15pm.

FEBRUARY 12TH - Valentine's Dance - Las Cruces - Blue Bells' will host their Valentine's Dance at the Belton Bridge Center, 1214 E. Madrid Rd., Las Cruces.  Mary Ann Martin will be taking photos.  Members that can, wee will decorate at 2:00pm on the 12th.

MAY 20-22, 2005 - NMSRDA 58th Square Dance Festival will be held at the Albuquerque Square Dance Centger.  Featuring the callers of the New Mexico State Callers Association and the New Mexico Round Dance Cuers.  NMSRDA Members Pre-Registration $15/$30 at the Door.  Non-Members Pre-registration $20/$40 at the door.