I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.
And now Christmas is just around the corner. December brings a close to most of
the Association dances. We have just one more Association dance to go. The
Southeast Snowflake Frolic January 18, 2020. What fun!
We are looking for a Webmaster to continue the outstanding website
Bruce Morgan has worked to design for the Florida Federation Dancers. Are you a
computer geek? Do you enjoy working with the designing of websites or have
knowledge to upkeep our website. Bruce Morgan will be happy to work with the
person whom would be willing to take over the upkeep of our website. Please
consider becoming the Florida Federation of Square Dancers Webmaster. Email
Bruce Morgan for more information or any questions you may have; firstname.lastname@example.org. IF
THIS IS SOMETHING YOU THINK YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO BUT MAY NOT HAVE ALL THE
KNOWLEDGE NEEDED. I am positive that Bruce will continue to work with you even
after you take it over. I am not a “Computer Geek” but here is what I do know:
1. Enjoy working on the computer!
2. Understand what .html is!
3. Like working with graphics!
4. Knowledge of FTP.
5. Design and set up website pages!
Do you have a Caller or Cuer who has gone out of his or hers way to
promote square or round dancing in your area? Maybe, they provide their service
for a demo with your club square or round dancing to promote an upcoming class?
They are the first to donate their talents to a benefit or charity dances held
in your club or Association. Many Callers and Cuers work to promote our
dancing, alongside our dancers, clubs, Association, etc. The Florida Federation
of Square Dancers Executive Board will be taking Nominations for the “Extra Mile
Award” to be award at the upcoming 66th Florida State Square & Round Dance
Convention. Please consider nominating your Caller or Cuer. Deadline for the
nomination is January 5, 2020. Your Association President has the Extra
Mile Guidelines and Nomination Form or you can find the form on the Federation
the Federation Documents; Extra Mile Nomination Form.
I hope you are making your plans to join us at the 66th FSSRDC to be held in
Daytona Beach on February 21 & 22, 2020 at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Have
you booked your hotel room? The Convention Host Hotel is the Homewood Suites,
165 Bill France Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL. Square Dance Rate is $99.00 + tax per
night. Please see the convention website for more information and make your
plans now! www.floridasquaredance.com/convention
Dancers, purchase your 66th Florida State Convention Square & Round Dance
Convention “2020 The Power to See the Future”, to be held February 21-22,
2020 NOW! We are excited the 66th Convention is going to take the dancers into
the “Future”! And the FUTURE is our YOUTH! So, the Convention is
offering a special promotion to encourage our families to bring our dancing
youth to the 2020 66th Florida State Convention….ANY YOUTH UNDER THE AGE OF 16
WILL GET IN FREE…Yes, FREE! If the youth attends the convention with a parent,
grandparent, etc., whom has purchased a ribbon to the 66th FSSRDC Convention.
The 66th Convention Chairmen are not setting a limit on the number of youths
that can attend with their family. Youth are the future of square and round
dancing and our adult dancers will lead the way for them to join in the
laughter, smiles and fun just dancing!
Purchase your Convention Polo Shirt (Ladies Purple & Men’s Navy) 1 for $25.00 or
2 for $45.00. Also, on sale are raffle tickets for a beautiful Quilt
sewn and donated by Diane & Jeff Hissong and a Ring Video Door Bell. These both
are a must have!! A doorbell that offers you security and you can link it to
your cellphone and be able to see who is ring the bell or hanging around your
home while you are in or away from your home. This Raffle is worth the value of
purchasing your tickets; 3 tickets $5.00 or 7 tickets for $10.00. A quilt that
will add beauty to any room is 1 ticket for $1.00 or 6 tickets for $5.00. Check
with your Association Presidents or Ways & Means Chairman in your area. Each
Association has a photo flyer for the quilt raffle. You can also see the quilt
on the Federation website by visiting the Convention page.
I would like to thank YOU our Square and Round Dancers for all
the work and support you give to our activity. I look forward to seeing you at
the 66th Florida State Square Dance Convention in 2020 “Power to See the
A great big THANK YOU to Cheryl Miller, outgoing president of the
Federation for her dedicated service these last 5 years. I’ve got some
mighty big shoes to fill.
Linda Tester, President