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go! A poster with descriptions of all positions and a sign up list will be up on class nights soon!


Hoping for warmer weather yet? Dancing is a great way to warm up even in the frigid weather we have been having! Don’t be afraid to go out to dances. If you don’t want to go alone but do want to go, call someone and get them to go with you! They will thank you for it!


We now have two classes going! I’m really happy we got the second one going, it didn’t look like we would at first! The September class is doing great! I am glad to see some of you coming early and angeling the January class! It is more dance time and practice for you and it is helping newer dancers learn what you have already! Teamwork is what it is all about! A note to all, don’t forget the Angel donation bucket!

Looking Ahead

In April we will be voting in a new board for Border City Squares! If you are interested in any of the board positions please see either me or the person that currently holds that position. All club members (which includes September class members) are eligible to hold a position on the board. Get involved and see where this club can

Tri State Callers Assn is hosting a Winter Ball on Sunday, February 23, 2003 2-5PM for everyone! It is class level. It will be held at the Mill-A-Round in Manchester, NH. This is sure to be a fun-filled afternoon with many callers for your enjoyment!

On March 2, 2 –5:30PM WACA is hosting it’s annual dance in West Boylston. This is a fun dance with several callers. There will be two halls so everyone will be able to dance and have a great time! Each hall will be dancing to each caller so you won’t miss out!

On March 16, 12 – 6PM is the Connecticut State Festival in Waterbury, CT! This is a long drive but I will be going if anyone is interested. Several halls, many callers! Also there will be vendors at this festival if you are interested in making any purchases!

Board Meeting

The next board meeting will be Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 7PM at Mary and Dave Raymond’s home. As always, the meetings are open to all club members. Please see me prior to the meeting if there is anything you would like to have discussed at the meeting.

Happy Dancing!

Debbie Coit


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

January 12 – Our September 2002 Class hosted our January Dance, Pajama Party. They did a great job decorating the hall with stuffed animals and blankets. We want to thank all those who helped with the setup – Chris Howard, Debbie Coit, Mary & Dave Raymond, Sabrina O’Connor, Cecilia Kendig, Paula Finamore, Gene Dorr and Paulina O’Connell. We also thank everyone who brought food and stayed to help clean up afterwards. This was a class dance with Noah Nutting calling and Barbara Nutting cueing. They both came dressed in pajamas. They also brought their son, who is learning to square dance.

We had 5 squares in attendance with 3 dancers from Litchfield Swingers, 4 dancers from Red Hot Rovers, 4 dancers from Riverside Squares, 1 dancer from Great Plain Squares, as well as 28 Border City Dancers. It was great to see that we had several young new dancers.

Our next dance is Saturday, February 8 and will be a Mainstream with 2 Plus tips Dance. The caller is Randy Page and Marilyn Rivenburg will be cueing. The theme for this dance is 50’s Party and will be hosted by Steve & Lorri Wurtzler. DON’T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR 50’s OUTFITS.

Setup time will be 12:30 pm Saturday for anyone who would like to help. ALSO, WE NEED MORE MEN TO HELP WITH SETUP. Last month we had only ladies. There are tables and carts of chairs that need setting up and the help of the gentlemen in the club is greatly appreciated. We appreciate all the help from those who take time from their Saturday to come and help. The more volunteers the quicker we set up.

2002-2003 BCS Dances




Level Caller Cuer

Feb. 8, 2002

Steve & Lorri Wurtzler

50's Party

MS & 2 Plus Randy Page Marilyn Rivenburg

Mar 8, 2003

September 2002 Class

Class Ball

Class – calls 1-63 Patty Greene None

Apr 12, 2003

Kathi Butt & Harli Thoene

Animal Magnetism

Plus Don Bachelder Birgit Maguire

May 10, 2003

Bill & Vivian Thompson
Mary & Dave Raymond

45th Anniversary Dance

45th Anniv, MS
Hall and Plus Hall
Jim Mayo
Joe Casey
Phil Gatchell
Norma Silva

Jun. 14, 2003

Tammy Dorris

January in June

MS & 2 Plus Johnny Wedge Marilyn Rivenburg

Banner Chair Report Harlinda Thoene

February 1, 2003: BCS will be retrieving from Tech Squares, Cambridge MA. Please note that the carpool will have to leave at 6:45PM to ensure we get there on time.

Please note that there is a carpool that leaves the Kiosk at the Nashua Mall, Broad St., Nashua at 7:00 p.m. 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 12/28/02)




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 ?  

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


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

Border City Square Dance Club through the Ages Tammy Doris

Border City Square Dance Club of Nashua, New Hampshire was founded in 1958. Jim Mayo became interested in starting a square dance club in Nashua after seeing the founding of the Allemande 8’s Club in Manchester, New Hampshire. The first organizational meeting was held in March 1958. Shortly after that the name Border City Squares was adopted. In September 1958, the first class lessons were held with Jim
Mayo as the caller. The lessons at this time were only for ten weeks and consisted of twelve lessons. The first class of six couples graduated in January 1959. The club’s membership grew and through the 1960’s nearly everyone who came to take lessons stayed to complete the course. In September 1968, the official emblem for the Border City Squares was adopted.

Ed Ross Smith became the club caller in 1961, and Mal "Yikes" Cameron soon followed him. As the club grew it also expanded to include round dancing. In March/April of 1967 the Smoothies Round Dance Club was sponsored. Also in this year round dancing was included at club dances. In time the club expanded to include the younger generation. In 1974, Border City Squares sponsored a new teen club, The Fun Luvin’ Teens

BCS logo

The club continued to grow during the 1970’s. In April 1976, the club dress of blue and white gingham was adopted. On May 13, 1978, the club celebrated its Twentieth Anniversary!

In the 1980’s the club changed with the times and more actively encouraged singles to join. In June 1980, Eddie Mayall, the club caller, celebrated calling for the Border City Squares for fifteen years. In 1982 the club dress was redesigned with a more modern look but still retained the blue and white colors. On May 14, 1983, the club celebrated its Thirtieth Anniversary!

In 1991 Ray Aubut became the club caller, and remained with the club until 1995 when Ed Renauld became the club caller. Ed’s wife Corinne became the club cuer, and round dance lessons became a regular part of the Monday night lessons. Also at this time, since none of the teen clubs that were founded when dancing was more popular were still active, the Border City bylaws were revised to encourage teens to rejoin the club, and an effort was made to bring families into the club.

In the fall of 2000 the club also began experimenting with a multi-cycle lesson program with lessons starting in September and again in January 2001. Border City Squares in spite of many changes in the dance program and in the membership holds true to its original values of friendship and fun.

Now Border City Square Dance club will be celebrating its 45th Anniversary on May 10, 2003! Come join us as we "Walk Down Memory Lane."


February 2003








            1 Banner Retrieval - Tech Squares
2 Groundhog Day 3
New M/S Class
Sep M/S Class 8:30-10
4 5 6 7 8
BCS 50's Party MS+2 Dance –
Page & Rivenburg
9 10
New M/S Class
Sep M/S Class 8:30-10
11 12 13 14 15 Banner Raid - Heel & Toe
Class Dance - Concord
16 17Presidents Day
New M/S Class
Sep M/S Class 8:30-10
18 19 20
Board Meeting 7 p.m.
21 22 Banner Raid - Wolf Rockers
23 Tri State Winter Ball (Class Level)
2-5 PM
New M/S Class
Sep M/S Class 8:30-10
25 26 27 28  

3/01/03: Raid - Firesiders
3/02/03: WACA Annual Dance in West Boylston
3/08/03: BCS Class Dance
3/16/03: Retrieval - Seacoast (Afternoon)

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