Florida Federation of Square Dancers
President's Message

It’s February! Do you know what’s so special about this month? Maybe the coldest month of the year for Florida?  Time for lovers with Valentine’s Day?  My birthday?  These do not compare to the REAL reason February is so special. The Florida State Square and Round Dance Convention February 21-22, 2020. 
Www.floridasquaredance.com  do you know what this website is all about? This is our official website for the Florida Federation of Square Dancers and has EVERYTHING (almost) regarding information for Florida square dancing.  Please check us out.


We are continuing to looking for a Webmaster to make sure the outstanding website Bruce Morgan has worked to design for the Florida Federation.  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; brucemorgan@embarqmail.com.  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 in February. 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 website www.floridasquaredance.com under 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 cell phone 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 Future”!


Don’t forget our next Federation meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning at the Homewood Suites, 165 Bill France Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114, phone (386) 258-2828.  Please make sure all your delegates attend.  REMEMBER no delegate, no vote.  See you there!


Linda Tester, President


Webmaster Bruce Morgan