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Prairie Land Dance Club Bootnotes
Last Update: July 15, 2019

Remember: Bootnotes available 24/7
Just Click "Contact Us" at the top of the home page

Please be sure to check the Home Page @ www.PLDC.org 
To check for schedule changes,

Especially in bad or questionable weather.
You can call 217-413-8646 with questions.


President's Message:

Here we are - summer already! I can't believe it's the middle of July! The warm temps are upon us but at least it has stopped raining.

We have an August Ice Cream Social planned for August 23rd. In order NOT to have 15 tubs of ice cream and nothing to put it on, please get a message to me or Linda Serra about what food group you're bringing: Cake? Pie? Brownies? Cookies? Ice Cream? Toppings? Other delish item? If you don't get a message to us, come anyway and we will take pot luck on what you bring!

August also brings some under the sky dancing opportunities! The Decatur Celebration has scheduled us to hold an Open Dance August 3rd from 4:45pm to 5:45pm at the Central Park Stage in downtown Decatur. You do need a wristband to enter the festival and they are $15 at the gate. We can get you one at the early price of $10, so let me know if you want one. Clay Walker sings that night at 9:30pm, Rehab plays at 8pm (Southern Rock/Country), Upcoming Country Artist Page MacKenzie plays at 4pm, and Tennessee Borderline plays at 1, 3 and 5pm. So there's lots of country music, as always at the Celebration - well worth the $10 or $15 investment. Their theme is Party On! and I think that's just what we'll do!

Another dancing under the sky opportunity is the State Fair Demo August 11th from 5:30 to 6:30pm at the Ethnic Village. Please be there by 5pm to get ready. Sharon and Patty will hold a demo practice on Aug 4th at 2pm at the club. Everyone is invited to dance!! Loads of fun.

Suzi Morrow

Don't Forgets:

** As you know the PLDC newsletter, the Bootnotes, is available every day of every month of every year! Suzi Morrow updates the Bootnotes on an on-going basis so send her information of interest to the dancers AND check in with the newsletter for new Sunshine news, new event information, and any other new News Items. dance2morrow@comcast.net "Bootnotes News" in the subject line. The Bootnotes is always at your fingertips though through the Website! www.PLDC.org and click on Contact Us  --  just that simple.

** We still recycle light bulbs! Bring them with you to the club and put in the box on the upstairs table.

PLDC Dance Lessons

The FREE patterned dance lesson at 7:40pm will continue on Wednesdays and all students are welcomed and encouraged to take those lessons. The lesson is FREE with paid admission at the door, $3/members $5/nonmembers

Party Time:

Ice Cream Social August 23rd @ 7:30pm

Praire Land Birthdays:

11th   Chris Sparling
12th   Caren Mansfield
17th   Laniesa Herman
21st   Steve Hendren
24th   Lanny Aderman

29th   Mary Vaughn

Sunshine News:

Butch Baker's wife is home and doing much better. We are so happy to have Butch back at the club from time to time. He'll start teaching some great dances again too! Welcome back, Butch!!

We wish Jeff and Chris McKinney a lifetime of happiness. They were recently married at their fantastic barn home in Niantic. What a great wedding and receiption!! Another PLDC couple success story!

Send your Sunshine information to
Julia Byrkit for Springfield news, or Diane Fruchtl for Decatur news.
(email Suzi for their contact information:

New and Returning Members: 

Don't forget to bring in your membership renewal - there are renewal forms at the club as well in case you forget to bring the copy mailed to you by Cindy.

Demo News:

We are looking forward to the State Fair demo! It is August 11th, a Sunday, at 5:30, so please arrive at the Ethnic Village by 5pm. Any combination of Red, White, and Black clothing is what we usually wear for this very public demo. Everyone is invited!!

Demo Practice scheduled for August 4th at 2pm at the club!!

Sign up sheet for any and all demos are at the club as they are planned. 

Thanks to Sharon G for doing the scheduling and keeping track of the sign up sheets AND Patty for handling our music. It's a huge help!!

Everyone is welcome anytime to dance in demos and/or at demo practice
Just let Patty, Sharon or Suzi know if you have questions

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 April or May at 7pm
Line or Flow Lesson @ 7:30pm Year Round!! (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 – No Groove in June, July or August - watch the 'Current Events' schedule for changes - 

Prairie Ballroom Dance -- 4th Saturday - Next dance July 27th 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, 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

To get contact information for any of these people, email dance2morrow@comcast.net