Squares Border City Squares St. Patty's Day
  March 2003  
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I would like to thank everyone for their input on the possibility of moving to a new hall for our classes that was provided to the club as a whole on Monday night February 24th! I truly appreciate everyone’s openness and willingness to speak up and be heard!

 On a sadder note, one of our past members, Joe Chaput, passed away in late February. Joe and his wife, Janet, had been active members of the club in the late 80’s to early 90’s. They held more than one position on the board over the course of the years. They retired from the club in 1996 for a life of RVing.

 On March 17th, during our normal Monday night dance time we will be having a St. Patrick’s dance/party! There will be dancing for all! Please come at 7 with some finger foods to share with everyone! The party will go on until 10! It's time to take a break from learning and just have fun dancing what you know!

The New England Square and Round Dance Convention is coming soon!  It’s in Sturbridge, MA this year.  Not too far to commute but far enough to stay there if you choose.  If you plan on staying

there you need to act quickly, as many of the hotels are already booked!  It is a lot of fun dancing at all hours of the day and night to an array of callers!  Many vendors will be there also for your buying pleasures.

Border City Squares needs you!  On their Board of Directors that is.  Participation in the club in any way is wonderful!  But in April we will have elections for a new board. There is a poster that describes all the positions posted every Monday.  It’s great to be a part of the guiding force of your club!

 On May 10th, our club will be having its 45th Anniversary Dance!  Please see your club or class chairpersons if you’d like to be involved in making this dance the best that it can be!

 If anyone has a pool and/or large back yard and would like to share it with your square dancing family please see me. I would like to have a summer party this year.  Maybe dance in the pool, driveway or in your kitchen! 

 The next board meeting will be Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 7PM at Cheryl Palucchi’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

February 8 – Our February dance “A 50”s Party” was hosted by Steve & Lorri Wurtzler.  They did a great job decorating the hall with stuff from the past.  We want to thank all those who helped with the setup – Steve & Lorri Wurtzler, Penny Guild, Wayne & Priscilla Griffin, Chris Howard, Debbie Coit, Mary & Dave Raymond, Cecilia Kendig, and Paula Finamore.  We also thank everyone who brought food and stayed to help clean up afterwards.  This was a mainstream dance with 2 plus tips with Supti Rogers calling and Marilyn Rivenburg cueing.

 We had 6 squares in attendance with 12 dancers from Montachusett Twirlers, 4 from Litchfield Swingers, 1 from Bustle & Boots, 2 from Cloudbusters, 2 from Happy Time Squares, 1 from Quabbin Valley, 2 from Concord Coach, 2 from Jumptown, as well as 22 Border City Dancers.

 Our next dance is Saturday, March 8 and will be a Class Dance with no cuer.  The caller is Patty Greene.  The theme for this dance is Class Ball with a St. Patrick’s Day Theme and will be hosted by our September Class.  Come support our class as they hone their dancing skills on their way to becoming Mainstream dancers.

 Setup time will be 12:30 pm Saturday for anyone who would like to help.  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.

 ANNIVERSARY DANCE: Anyone willing/wishing to help with this dance, whether it is with food, decorations, etc., should see or call one of the following people: Anne-Marie Boucher, Cheryl Palucchi, Vivian Thompson or Mary Raymond.

2002-2003 BCS Dances




Level Caller Cuer

Mar 8, 2003

September 2002 Class

Class Ball/St. Patrick's Theme

Class – calls 1-63
(Sept 2003 Class)
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

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

January 10, 2003: BCS retrieved our banner from Litchfield Swingers.  This was a class level dance with Johnny Wedging calling and Leo Boudreau cueing.  The club was supported by Dave and Mary Raymond, Paula Finamore, Anne-Marie Boucher, Steve White, Debbie Coit, Pauline and Bob O’Connor, Chris Howard, Tammy Dorris, Clay and Dottie Todd, Harli Thoene, Preston Walsh, and Wayne and Priscilla Griffin.

 January 18, 2003:  BCS raided Montachusett Twirlers, Leominster MA.  Lenny Stratton was calling and Phil Gatchell cueing.  This was a Mainstream/Plus dance.  Those supporting the club were Chris Howard, Anne-Marie Boucher, Debbie Coit, Frank Leserinier (a caller from CA who was visiting), Tammy Dorris, Steve White, Preston Walsh and Harli Thoene.

 February 1, 2003:  BCS retrieved our banner from Tech Squares, Cambridge MA.  This was a plus level dance with Everett Mackin calling and Phil Gatchell cueing.  Supporting the club were Bob Baker, Debbie Coit, Paula Finamore, Cheryl Palucchi, Tammy Dorris, Kathi Butt, Chris Howard and Harli Thoene.

 February 8, 2003:  BCS dance.  Montachusett Twirlers retreived their banner with 12 people.

 February 15, 2003:  BCS raided Heel and Toe’s dance with Don Bachelder calling and Phil Gatchell cueing with the support of Cecilia Kendig, Paula Finamore, Chris Howard, Bob Baker, Kathi Butt, Skip and Penny Guild, Diana and Dave Carlson, Preston Walsh, Anne-Marie Boucher and Tammy Dorris.  Thanks to Anne-Marie for taking charge of the carpool since I couldn’t attend this raid.

 February 22, 2003:  BCS retrieved our banner from Wolf Rockers.  This was a class level dance supported by Chris Howard, Tammy Dorris, Debbie Coit, Steve White, Harli Thoene, Clay and Dottie Todd and Ed Jette. 

Future Raids and Retrievals:

Date Club Rd/Rt Level Caller Cuer
March 1, 2003 Firesiders Rd Class Chris Pinkham None
March 8, 2003 BCS Rt Heel and Toe and Fire Siders
March 16,2003
Sea Coast (2-5PM) Rt Mainstream Lori Morin Lila Heath
March 29, 2003 Silvarados Rd Plus/A1    
April 5, 2003 Concord Coach Rt Plus Shawn Cuddy Jo Yakimowski
April 19, 2003 Heel and Toe Rd Mainstream/P Patti Greene Phil Gatchell
May 3, 2003 Concord Coach Rd Mainstream Don Bachelder Sandi Simmons

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


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

Did you ever wonder how square dancing began? Well, it can be traced to 17th century England where dancers, men and women,  faced each other in "longways" columns. The French adopted the idea, but changed it to "quadrille" or "squares" of dancers. Settlers brought the dance to a America, changing it again by adding a caller. Square dancing has become part of the folk dancing tradition of the United States and has been recorded as early as 1651.

 Square dancing continued to evolve and began its current form in the 1950s.  The next big step for square dancing was in 1971 when the international organization of callers named Callerlab was formed. This organization helped facilitate the exchange of square dance information and standardize square dance steps.

 Square dancing has become a worldwide dance. Mainstream and Plus levels are danced wherever you go in the world (Japan, Germany, Italy, Canada, etc) the dance steps are the same as in the USA and the calls are in English!

March 2003








            1 Retrieval – Firesiders (Class)
2 3 4 5 6 7 Class Dance – Litchfield Swingers 8 BCS Class Ball -
St.  Patrick’s Theme (Class)
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 Retrieval – Seacoast (MS) 17 St. Patrick’s Party/ Dance (Class/MS) 18 19 BCS Board Meeting 20 21 22 Class Dance - Riverside
23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Raid - Silvarados (Plus/A1)

Apr 5 – Plus Raid (Concord Coach)                        Apr 12 – BCS Dance (Plus)
Apr 11 – Class Dance (Square Riggers)

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