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Friday Night class

Six dancers, two teachers, and one injured reserve at Y.L.I. for class tonight. Not bad for the night before a monthly party.

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AGM

At the AGM Friday July 10, 2009, Peggy Hamilton and John Hamilton were reelected to the board. We also discussed this year’s ball and plans for next year’s. After the meeting we danced.

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At the board meeting this evening (June 13, 2009) it was decided to hold the AGM on Friday July 10, 2009 at 7:00 o’clock PM. Official announcements and ballets will be mailed out next week.

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Part of the night was spent rehearsing the dances for the Festival of Trees on Saturday 12/6/2008 at Mickey Grove. We had a piper in attendance who will also be pipping at the festival.

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Parties

As the half-dozen people who made it to the September Party already know, we didn’t have enough people attending to actually dance.  While the time spent talking and sharing the munchies we had brought was pleasant, we would rather not spend the money on renting the hall if we aren’t going to dance.   We have had similar situations at several parties during the last year — enough to dance, but just barely.  We have begun to wonder if we could get better attendance if it wasn’t a monthly event, but about every 2-3 months, giving us more time to prepare the dances in class, and giving all of us with busy schedules a chance to reserve those times to come dance.

The suggestion is to cancel the November party, as it falls on or near Veteran’s day and people often go away for the long weekend.  That would mean that we would just have the two most popular fall parties, October and December, dates when we will have live music.

For spring the suggestion is a mock ball, with recorded music and the upcoming ball program, in either March or April, the ball in May and the Ceilidh in June, skipping January and February which are usually poorly attended.

We need to have some discussion of this.  We don’t want to deprive people of opportunities to dance, but we need to have enough people at the parties to make rent.  We will have to be making the decision fairly soon, so we can release the hall if we aren’t using it, and make sure we get the word out to everybody about whatever changes are made in the schedule.

Please use the comments to express your opinion on this.  The branch committee wants your point of view, and we won’t get it if you don’t tell us.

Peggy

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Friday night class

We had six students and two teachers in class Friday evening (9/5/2008). We all had a good time. Martha and John have yet to return from their trip to the Brittish Isles.

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Membership applications are now available for download on the branch website.

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