"BETWEEN TIPS" is the official bulletin of the
SQUARE & ROUND DANCE FEDERATION OF NOVA SCOTIA
Alex Ritchie, Editor, 58 Oakdale Crescent, Dartmouth, NS B3A 2L8
phone (902) 469-1492 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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5 Oct 2002
The Club representatives at the AGM approved a motion to change the Federation FESTIVAL Guidelines to read at Para 5: "Taking into account the facilities available, the FESTIVAL program should at least include square dancing at the Mainstream and Plus levels as well as Phase II to IV Rounds. If registration warrants and space and leaders allow, then some time for Easy mainstream and the higher levels should be considered."
All Clubs in the province were invited to consider forwarding historical information (photos or written material) to the Federation Archivists. Photos of new Teachers are particularly requested.These will be mounted for display at Festivals or other major events. For information or guidance regarding suitable items, clubs are asked to contact: Glen & Betty Leck, 12 John Bell Road, Brookfield, NS B0N 1C0 or (902) 673-3333.
NS dancers should note that the next National Society event will be the FESTIVAL 2004 in Calgary, July 29, 30, & 31, 2004. The 2006 event will be held in Montreal. FESTIVAL 2004 Registration forms are being distributed to all clubs.
The Federation clubs decided that the monies previously allocated for expenses at the Provincial 50+ EXPO in the HRM shall be provided to the six Federation Regions to support Regional publicity/recruiting activities in 2003. Regions are invited to submit requests directly to the Presidents after more details are provided by the Board.
Clubs were asked to provide complete information in their advertisements. They should include: contact name, phone number, & if available an Email address, date, time, location (with directions), price, dancing level, and standard of dress.
The deadline for sending nominations for the MAYFLOWER award is 31 December 2002. The MAYFLOWER Award is an award of excellence in recognition of 20 years or more of outstanding contribution at the local, and/or regional, and/or provincial level. Nominations may be presented by a club or five or more square/round dance couples from anywhere in the province. Nominations must include the credentials of the candidate, which will be read at the presentation of the award. The number of awards is limited to two per year but it will not be mandatory to present two per year.
Clubs, Callers, & Cuers were reminded to forward their Registrations to Alex Ritchie as soon as possible. Registration and Society membership ensures that dancers have liability insurance coverage as described in the March 2002 Between Tips.
The 2003 Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, 4 October, at a location to be decided.
On October 26 at the Anniversary Dance of the Berwick Belles 'N' Beaus, Bob & Inge Ruohoniemi, Presidents of the Federation, presented certificates and congratulations to the following:
The Margaree Fall Classic dance was again held on October 18-19th in the North Highlands
Education Complex in TerreNoir / Belle Cote just a short promenade north from Margaree
The weekend event was sponsored by the Margaree Country Swingers club and was attended by 66 couples with music and calling provided by Kerry Fletcher, Pat Alguire, Vickey Elliott, Wayne Isles, and Dave Paulen. Rounds were cued by Wendell Carrol.
Nature decorated the countryside with the usual splendor and the weather, although reminding us of fall, did not bring snow as has happened in the past, but made us appreciate the warmth and friendship of the dance floor.
In keeping with the tradition of the last number of years, when the event was called "The Jim Alguire Memorial Dance", a donation of $500 was turned over to the directors of that fund. The dance closed with the traditional "Hot Mike" session with all the callers followed by a lunch topped with cake and ice cream.
The members of the Margaree Country Swingers wish to thank those whose attendance assisted in this worthy effort and look forward to seeing friends old and new next year in the same location. Book your rooms early so you won't be disappointed.
Until next time we meet on the dance floor....
Jack and Bea Tilsley
Group airfare to Calgary. Return when you choose.
Want more information? Contact: Dot and Ron Connell 434-3023
Applications for use ot the Federation Trailer should be sent to:
5 Maple Avenue
Kingston, NS BOP 1R0 Telephone 9O2-765-6333
Applications may be by phone, but must be followed by a written request. Information required is the date of the parade, the contact person and sponsoring club, and the proposed storage location of the trailer.
(The above notes are from a seminar at Convention 2002 and numerous articles in square dance
Compiled and submitted by Ron and Dot Connell.
Federation Executive and Committee Chairs
NOTE: The rest of this December issue of 'Between Tips' consisted of a full listing of the Square and Round Clubs in Nova Scotia, giving the details of regular dance times and callers.
It also listed the current members of the Executive and Committee Chairs.
This information may be obtained at the Club page for each club, or at Executive page.