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Rudolph Reindeer

December 2002

Listen to WHOB 106.3 FM or WZID 95.7 FM or call Debbie at (603) 886-5326
t-shirt transfers for club shirts! We have tickets available for purchase to our club dances; see Kathi Butt, our fair Treasurer, if you are interested. As I


This will be a short month for us but we will be having a lot of fun! NOTE: There will be no workshops on December 23rd or 30th. We start back up again the first Monday of January, January 6th!

Holiday Party

On December 16th we will be having our Holiday Party! It will be similar to the Halloween Party with dancing for all from 7pm – 10pm, with a few extras! We will be having a potluck supper during the evening. The board will be bringing desserts; we ask that everyone else brings an appetizer or main dish. Also I hear Santa will be arriving early for us at the Horsepond so all those that want to participate please bring a gift (under $5 value). Boys bring someone for boys and girls something for girls.

Holiday Gift Ideas

What would be better than giving the gift of free admission to a club dance? Unless it was the gift of

mentioned in the last newsletter, t-shirt transfers are available, see me (Debbie Coit – President / Vice President) if you’d like a set for yourself or a gift!

Reminder for ALL!

It’s time to talk up square dancing with all your friends!! Please be sure to bring them with you on January 6th, 2003 when we return after the holidays! We’re also including a flyer advertising the Open House for our new class. Make copies for your local stores, schools, and work.

Board Meeting

The next board meeting will be Thursday, December 19th at 7:00PM at Dave Raymond's home. As always, the meetings are open to all club members. Please see me prior to the meeting if you have something you’d like discussed at the meeting.

Happy Holidays!
Happy Dancing!

Debbie Coit

2002-2003 BCS Dances

Date Level Caller Cuer
Dec. 14, 2002 Plus Ralph Peacock Bernie Porter
Jan. 11, 2003 Class – calls 1-43 Noah Nutting Barbara Nutting
Feb. 8, 2002 Mainstream & 2 Plus Randy Page Marilyn Rivenburg
Mar 8, 2003 Class – calls 1-63 Patty Greene None
Apr 12, 2003 Plus Don Bachelder Birgit Maguire
May 10, 2003 45th Anniversary
MS hall and Plus Hall
Jim Mayo
Joe Casey
Phil Gatchell
Norma Silva
Jun. 14, 2003 Mainstream & 2 Plus Johnny Wedge Marilyn Rivenburg


Border City Squares Board of Directors 2002 - 2003
President Debbie Coit
Vice President Debbie Coit
Treasurer Kathi Butt
Secretary Cecilia Kendig
Paula Finamore
Club Chairpersons Cheryl Palucchi
Anne-Marie Boucher
Class Chairperson

Dave & Mary Raymond

Banner Chairperson Harli Thoene
Publicity Chairperson Skip Guild

Club Chair Report Cheryl Palucchi & Anne-Marie Boucher

November 9 – Our November Dance was hosted by Skip & Penny Guild. The theme was Salute to Veterans and they did a great job decorating in the Patriotic theme. We want to thank all those who helped with the setup – Chris Howard, Wayne & Priscilla Griffin, Cecelia Kendig, Skip & Penny Guild, Anne-Marie Boucher and Harlie Thoene. We also thank everyone who brought food and stayed to help clean up afterwards. This was a plus dance with Dennis March calling and Phil Gatchell cueing.

We had 7 squares in attendance with 12 dancers from Square Wheelers Raiding, 12 dancers from Wolf Rockers Raiding, 11 dancers from Heel & Toe Raiding, 2 dancers from Pine Tree Riots, 1 dancer from Swinging Squares, as well as 18 Border City Dancers.

Our next dance is Saturday, December 14 and will be a Plus Dance. The caller is Ralph Peacock and Bernie Porter will be the cuer. The theme for this dance is Snowflake Special and will be hosted by Cecelia Kendig and Paula Finamore. Setup time will be 12:30 pm Saturday for anyone who would like to help.

NOTE: We ask that all club members attending the dance bring a finger food for the food table. We have had dances recently where we have had to run to a local store to pick up food for the table as we have had little in the way of food. Please help out by bringing something to help feed our visiting dancers.

2002-2003 BCS Dances




Dec. 14, 2002

Cecilia Kendig & Paula Finamore

Snowflake Special

Jan. 11, 2003

September 2002 Class

Pajama Party

Feb. 8, 2002

Kathi Butt & Harli Thoene

Animal Magnetism

Mar 8, 2003

September 2002 Class

Class Ball

Apr 12, 2003

Steve & Lorri Wurtzler

50's Party

May 10, 2003

Bill & Vivian Thompson
Mary & Dave Raymond

45th Anniversary Dance

Jun. 14, 2003

Tammy Dorris

January in June

Banner Chair Report Harlinda Thoene

November 9, 2002: This BCS dance was a Plus level dance called by Dennis Marsh and cued by Phil Gatchell. Heel and Toe (11 dancers), Square Wheelers (12 dancers) and Wolf Rockers (12 dancers) raided this evening.

November 16, 2002: BCS went to Heel and Toe, Manchester, NH to retrieve our banner with Chris, Joe Maheu, Amy, Tammy, Bob Baker, Chip, Carol, Diana Carlson, Skip, Kathi and Harli supporting the club. It was a very snowy night but we had a great time!

November 24, 2002: BCS went to Biddeford, Maine to retrieve our banner from Pepperell Squares. The club went with eight dancers – Chris, Deb, Tammy, Wayne, Priscilla, Steve White, Harli and Alice Renauld. It was a good dance and great company on the ride to and from the dance!

November 30, 2002: BCS went to Turkey Town Trotters in N. Andover, MA to retrieve our banner. The club was supported by Tammy, Amy, Karl Moore, Joe Maheu, Chris, Harli, Jonas Green, Steve and Lori Wurtzler, Preston and Skip and Penny Guild.

December 6 2002: BCS will be retrieving our banner from Square Wheelers, W. Acton, MA. This is an alternating mainstream/Plus dance with Matt Auger calling and Sandi Simmons cueing.

December 14, 2002: BCS Plus level dance with Ralph Peacock calling and Bernie Porter cueing. We are expecting Litchfield Swingers and The Silverados (an A1 club from Haverhill, MA that Amy Bollenbach dances with) to raid us at this dance.

December 21, 2002: We will be raiding Heel and Toe, Manchester, NH. This is a dinner dance ("Snowman Shuffle") with dinner proceeding the dance at 6:30. Dinner is a choice of Ham or Turkey with all the fixings. The cost of dinner and dance is $17.50 per person or $35.00 per couple. The dance only is $5.00 per person. Tickets for dinner must be purchased by December 15, 2002 by calling Rose Rancourt at 603-224-7150 or sending a check to her at Apt. 312, 28 Commercial St., Concord, NH 03301. John Courtois will be calling and Bernie Porter will be cueing this mainstream dance with several Plus level tips.

January 10, 2003: BCS will be retrieving our banner from Litchfield Swingers. This is a class level dance with Johnny Wedging calling and Leo Boudreau cueing. The class is invited to join us on this retrieval!!!!

January 11, 2003: BCS class hosts this class level dance – the pajama party!! It’s always interesting to see what people where to this dance!

Please note that there is a carpool that leaves the Kiosk at the Nashua Mall, Broad St., Nashua at 7PM for each of these raids and retrievals. Please sign up on Monday nights or call me if you are planning to attend any raids or retrievals ESPECIALLY if you are interested in the carpool. With bad weather, dances may be cancelled and I can’t let you know if you don’t let me know you’re coming.

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Raids/Retrievals for the 2002-2003 Dance Season (as of 12/1/02)




Square Wheelers Retrieve  


Heel and Toe Retrieve  


Litchfield Retrieve  


Montachusett Raid  


Tech Squares Retrieve  


Heel and Toe Raid  


Wolf Rockers ?  


Fire Siders Raid  


Sea Coast Retrieve 2-5PM


Wolf Rockers ?  


Heel and Toe Raid  


Single Squares Retrieve  


Turkey Town Trotters Retrieve  


Wolf Rockers ?  

New Class Banners Skip Guild

The banner on the next page really isn't for your benefit. You already know about it. What we need is for you to make a few copies of the banner and plaster them around at local supermarkets, stores, bulletin boards, where you work, even your kids schools.

Class Chair Report Dave and Mary Raymond

Class Level Dances for this dance season (Class, please note that by the end of April you will have completed the Mainstream List and will be able to attend any Mainstream level dance):


Club Location Caller Cuer Notes


Litchfield Swingers Litchfield Johnny Wedge TBA BCS Club retrieval


Border City Nashua Noah Nutting Barbara Nutting BCS Class HOST


Bradford Country Bradford Dona Prudhomme Vera Prudhomme  


Pine Tree Riots Weare Don Batchelder None  


Heel and Toe Manchester John Cointois TBA  


Concord Coach Concord Matt Auger Vera Prudhomme  


Wolf Rockers Mason Charlie McLeod None  


Firesiders Atkinson Chris Pinkham None BCS Club retrieval


Litchfield Swingers Litchfield TBA TBA Fun Badge Night


Border City Nashua Patty Greene None BCS Class HOST


Riverside Danvers, MA Chris Pinkham None  


Square Riggers Westwood, MA Everett Mackin None  


Square Riggers Westwood, MA Ted Lizotte Phil Gatchell Ice Cream Social


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December 2002








1 2 Plus

3 4 5 6
Raid - Square Wheelers, W. Acton, MA. Alternating MS/Plus
8 9 Plus

10 11 12 13 14 BCS Dance,
Plus Level
15 16
Holiday Party
7-10 p.m.
Everyone Come!
17 18 19 Board Meeting - Dave & Mary Ray- mond's 7 p.m. 20 21 Raid - Heel & Toe,


NH + Dinner MS/Plus

22 23 No Workshop 24 25
26 27 28
29 30 No Workshop 31 NEW YEARS DAY      

1/06/03: New Class starts
1/10/03: Retrieving banner from Litchfield Swingers
1/11/03: Next BCS Dance (Class Level)

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