Florida Federation of Square Dancers
President's Message

Happy 4th of July!  Summer is here and vacation plans are made.  As you travel make it a more enjoyable vacation by visiting square dance clubs as you travel, possible look into the USDA USA Traveler Program.  Not familiar with this check it out at the USDA website:   http://www.usda.org/traveler.htm  


Since, we are all about FUN .  I have inserted my own FUN I hope you enjoy it.


We’ve been having lots of FUN this year and making lots of new friends


Fantastic Dancing – Oh, my!  We nearly danced our Feet off at the 2019 Florida State SqUare and Round Dance ConventioN. Our “Green Flags Dancing in Daytona Beach” got our engines started in February and the 2020 Florida State Square and RoUnd Dance Convention will show us what our future will be with our youth daNcing with us!


Unmistakable Friendships- The people we meet make lasting memories and our squares continue to grow.  Invite a “youth” to join your square!


New Opportunities – Our “youth” will open our minds and make us feel young again.  The new generation will give us new opportunities to open doors and we can dance with them into the future.


I hope this summer you have FUN!   Bring back or make memories of dancers you may have met.    Take the First step and possibly make an Unplanned stop in your travels or maybe visit a New club in your area you may have not been to yet. 


Again why would you want to have FUN this summer?  Find yourself in Un-charted territories and make a New Friend!  Friendship, Unity and a No-brainer (something that requires a minimum of thought)!


Dancers, I hope you have purchased your 66th Florida State Convention Square & Round Dance Convention “2020 The Power to See the Future”, to be held February 21-22, 2020.  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 see who is ring the bell or if you are out shopping you can see what is happening in the front of your home on your cell phone.  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.   The 66th Convention does have a “Gold Star” button.  This button is your way of supporting the upcoming convention and when you wear your button we will thank you for your support by not asking you to purchase any raffle tickets!  Here is the catch….you have to wear the button everywhere you go!  Your name will be advertised on the 66th Convention website and in the Convention program book.  You will get into the 66th FSSRDC Trail In Dance at no charge!  You get all of this for just $25.00 per button.  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


Have a wonderful beginning to your summer!


Cheryl Miller, President
(850)533-7168; pe.miller@outlook.com

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