Prairie Land Dance Club Bootnotes
Last Update: September 21, 2018
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Hello again, PLDC members and friends!
Reminder: the Annual Membership Meeting is Sept. 28th. We will be electing our officers and taking nominations for the board of directors at that meeting. The nomination for officers closed September 12th and we have the same slate of people running with myself running for President, Pam Hines for Treasurer, Tom Serra for Asst. Treasurer, and Sharon Gipson for Secretary. Since we do not currently have any other people running for office, we will plan to "vote" by acclamation. [Under Robert's Rules of Order, if there is no opposition there is no need for a formal vote. The matter is decided by acclamation, unanimous consent, unless someone objects to it.] If anyone wants to nominate someone for any of the positions, I will accept the late nomination either before or during the meeting prior to the vote and we will then have a formal ballot vote. Be aware that we do not have a nomination for Vice President.
Lead and Follow classes got started in September with the Beginner session of Two Step. Intermediate Two Step follows in October. See the schedule in this issue of the Bootnotes for the full schedule of classes.
Starting in September, 2019, Les and I will be teaching three Lead and Follow Sessions: Beg. TwoStep, Int. TwoStep, and East Coast Swing. If anyone is interested in teaching Lead and Follow Beg. Waltz starting in the fall of 2019, please let us know. We are willing to help new instructors if they desire. Beginner and Intermediate Lead and Follow lessons help bring new people to PLDC, so please consider this.
The 50's 60's Dinner Dance has been scheduled for November 10th. Tickets are now on sale for the dinner. The dance will be the regular door fees of $3 and $5 per person. If you want to just come dance, that's just fine! The tickets are available at the door or give me a call to reserve them over the phone. 217-428-1560
As always, see you on the dance floor!!
Board of Directors
We will be filling the Board of Director positions in October. Nominations for the Board will be taken at the Annual Meeting September 28th. We will be filling 7 board positions.
Description of Board positions:
Board Directors - Meet quarterly ; handles financial and operations questions and concerns for the club ; makes any necessary updates to the PLDC By-laws.
Santa's Elves Sale
We have a new group of items for sale on the kitchen bar area. Everything is $5 each so look it over! When you find a great buy, pay the door person. All proceeds are going to the Santa's Elves Project in December.
We also have a Santa's Elves Garage Sale going on. It is on the table by the storage room on the upper level. Each item is $1. Again, play the door person and let them know it is from the Garage Sale!
PLDC Dance Class Session Schedule
Beginner Two Step Sept 5 - 26 (4 wk session)
Intermediate Two Step Oct 10 - 31 (4 wk session)
Beginner Waltz Nov 14 - Dec 5 (4 wk session)
Intermediate Waltz Jan 2 - 23 (4 wk session)
B/I East Coast Swing Feb 6 - Mar 13 (6 wk session) 3 wks B; 3 wks I
Beginner Nightclub Two Mar 27 - May 1 (6 wk session)
Flow Session May 7 - 28 (4 wk session) Learn NEW dance each week
4 week class session $20/couple
6 week class session $30/couple
All Lessons Free to PLDC Members
All Session Fees incl door fee for the dance on Wednesdays and Reduced Rate on Fridays - $3/pp
Of course, the FREE patterned dance lesson at 7:30pm will continue on Wednesdays and all students are welcomed and encouraged to take those lessons.
October 26th - Halloween Party! Bring a dish to share. Wear costumes if you like and maybe win a prize!
November 10th - 50's 60's Pork Chop Dinner Dance 7pm
- Dinner $8 reservation by Nov. 2nd ; $10 at the door. Reserve NOW!
- Dance - regular door fees of $3 and $5 (member and non-member)
Praire Land Birthdays:
23 Patty Mahan
10 Dave Groth
15 Dave Boyer
21 Walt Kruski
28 Linda Gines
29 Chris Field
30 Roger Jenkins
Diane Fruchtl will have cataracts removed Oct 16th and 30th. Keep her in your thoughts and be prepared for her to see you clearer in the near future!
Kayla Maxey's father passed away recently. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family.
Jetta Boldini's brother-in-law had bypass surgery and is doing well. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Send your Sunshine information to
Julia Byrkit for Springfield news, or Diane Fruchtl for Decatur news.
(email Suzi for their contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org)
We have a demo coming up at the Festival of Trees in Springfield November 24th on the State Fair grounds (Orr Bldg). Please sign up for the demo at the club and arrive by 2:30pm on the 24th. We dance from 3 to 4pm. We will wear Holiday Colors as usual. Red/Green/White/Black -- any combination. We will have hopefully TWO demo practices between now and then to get used to dancing to the Christmas music.
We will probably be doing a demo at Evergreen in Decatur in the near future. They have requested a demo but the details have not been worked out yet. Watch the sign up sheets for more info soon.
Thanks to Sharon Gipson for doing the scheduling and keeping track of the sign up sheets! It's a huge help!!
What's Coming Up?
For Country Dances and Lessons:
Click on "Current Events" for the most current dance and lesson information!
General Dance/Lesson Schedule:
Every Wednesday – Lead & Follow sessions run from Sept to May each year at 7pm
Line or Flow Lesson @ 7:30pm (Free with $5/pp admission fee [$3/pp, members])
Every Wednesday – Open Dance @ 8pm
Every Friday – Open Dance @ 7pm ($5/pp admission [$3/pp, members])
The Groove – watch the 'Current Events' schedule for changes due to other dances in the area! Usually the 3rd Saturday.
7pm - Lesson ($5/pp)
8pm - 12mn Dance ($5/pp or $3/pp for PLDC members)
Prairie Ballroom Dance -- 4th Saturday
7pm - 11pm Prairie Ballroom Dance ($5/pp or $3/pp for PLDC members)
Taking Care of Business:
PLDC Officers -- If you have a question or concern, contact these folks:
President - Suzi Morrow Vice President - position vacant
Treasurer - Pam Hines Asst Tresurer - Tom Serra Secretary - Sharon Gipson
Board of Directors -- If you have a question or concern, contact these folks:
Chairman - Les Morrow Vice Chair - Linda Serra Secretary - Sharon Gipson
Board Members: Jetta Boldini, Chris Field, Cindy Harris, Don Hunt, Bob Gipson, Sharon Gipson, Les Morrow, Suzi Morrow, Linda Serra
Have a Problem? See ...
Maintenance issue - John Mahan
Membership - Cindy Harris
Bootnotes - Suzi Morrow
Party Planning - Linda Serra
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