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  August 2003  


Happy Summer Everyone!!

Summer Pool Party! Every club member is invited on August 23, 2003 at 2pm to Chris Howard’s home. Please contact Chris (by phone or email) before the party so we can get a rough count, or if you need directions. Family members are encouraged to come as well. This is a fun party for the whole club! Remember to bring a chair, meat to be grilled for yourself, and a side dish to share with everyone, swimsuit and towel (and your own water gun Wink Wink).

New Board of Directors for 2003-2004 (effective 1 July) are shown below.

Note: Fun Dance at the Mill-A-Round
Sunday, July 27, 2003 1:30-5pm
Mostly Mainstream, some plus
New England’s newest Callers will be calling:
David Lamoureux, Al Rouff, and Dave Smith

[Note Norm never told me about it so it’s not listed on the Mill-A-Round web site at http://www.millaround.com/ (Editor)]

There is no dancing at the Horsepond Fish & Game Club on Monday nights during August. We will start back up again on September 8th, 2003, with a new class at 7 pm. Please do your best to recruit new class members! We need everyone’s effort to create our new class! For the second half of the evening we will be offering new Plus classes at 8:30-10pm.


The next board meeting will be September 18th, 2003, at 7 pm at Anne-Marie Boucher’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 2003 - 2004
President Debbie Coit
Vice President Bruce Roberts
Secretary Kathi Butt
Treasurer Anne-Marie Boucher
Club Chairperson Chris Howard
Class Chairperson

Steve White

Banner Chairperson Harli Thoene
Publicity Chairperson Skip Guild

Club Chair Report Cheryl Palucchi & Anne-Marie Boucher

June 14 – Tami Dorris was the hostess for this dance with the help of Eric Magrath, as host. The theme of the dance was January in June. Everyone had fun blowing bubbles and horns and pretending that it was New Year’s and cold outside.

We want to thank all of those club members who helped with the setup – Wayne and Priscilla Griffin, Debbie Coit, Dave Muller, Penny & Skip Guild, Dave & Mary Raymond, Bill & Viv Thompson, Tammy Dorris and Eric Magrath and to those who stayed and helped take down. We also want to give an extra thank you to Penny Guild for filling in for us on Saturday afternoon since we could not be there for setup.

Clubs in attendance included Bradford Squares with 10 members, Concord Coach with 20 members, 19 guests and Border City Squares with 22 members. This was a Mainstream dance with two Plus tips. Our caller was Johnny Wedge with Marilyn Rivenburg cueing.

PLEASE NOTE (from Chris Howard): We still need hosts and/or hostesses for several of our dances in the coming year. Most particularly, the October dance still needs a host/hostess and a theme. [If I don’t have a theme by August 10th, I’ll pick one at random for the Dancer Magazine due to their deadline. (Editor)] Please stop by the treasurer’s table at any of our functions to see the list of open dances and sign up if you are able and willing to help out. There are always plenty of club members willing to help with setup and cleanup, so please don’t be afraid to sign up even if you have never done this before.

Anne-Marie and I want to thank everyone who helped this past year, whether it was hosting a dance, helping with setup before or after the dance, bringing food, etc. We both had a great time being your club chairs and hope to see you on a dance floor in the future.

[This table contains information on our upcoming dances which I’ve received from various Board members. I have not been given information yet on Hosts who have volunteered for the dances or Themes which are blank in the table. (Editor)]

2003-2004 BCS Dances




Level Caller Cuer
Sep. 13, 2003   Fall Festival MS & 2 Plus Dave Hass Phil Gatchell
Oct. 11, 2003     MS & 2 Plus Kevin Bersing Corinne Renauld
Nov. 8, 2003     Plus Matt Auger Barbara Nutting
Dec. 13, 2003     Plus Steve Xeller Phill Gatchell
Jan. 10, 2004     Class Noah Nutting Barbara Nutting
Feb 14, 2004     MS & 2 Plus Tom Rinker Corinne Renauld
Mar 13, 2004     Class Dave Perrault None
Apr 10, 2004     Plus Frank Lescrinier Marilyn Rivenburg
May 8, 2004     MS & 2 Plus Suptei Rogers Phil Gatchell
Jun. 12, 2004     MS & 2 Plus Patty Greene, Mike PetitBon, Matt Auger Leo Boudreau

Banner Chair Report Harlinda Thoene

We had 22 raids/retrievals during the 2002-2003 dance season. We averaged 11 Border City Dancers at these away dances. The most we had at any one exchange was 17 and the least was 6. One was cancelled due to a snow storm.

I would like to thank ALL the dancers that supported Border City exchanges. A special thank you to the six Border City members who attended ten or more exchanges: Tammy, Chris, Debbie, Steve W., Kathi and Harli.

Remember: summer is here but the dancing never stops! Although there are no raids or retrievals scheduled for Border City Squares members until September, there are several clubs which hold dances right through the summer. A list is included in this newsletter. I hope you will all continue to dance and return with a friend (or two or three or four) on September 8, 2003.

Summer Dances

Known (and suspected) summer dances with information available as of July 22nd (from Harli). [This information should be verified with the Dancer Magazine, the Host Club, or other sources before traveling long distances to a dance which may have been cancelled. (Editor)]


Date Club Caller Cuer Level Location Location
July 29, 2003 Down East Westerners Jim Mayo (NH) Ray Pettee PL w 1 Star tip Marshwood Junior High School (Rt. 236 N) Eliot, ME
July 30, 2003 Yankee Twirlers (A/C) Red Bates Marilyn Rivenburg A1 + A2 Saint Anthony’s Hall Rt. 38 North Woburn, MA
Aug 01, 2003 Nubble Lighthouse Keepers (7PM) Joe Casey Sally Lennox MS Short Sands Beach (FREE Beach Dance) York, ME
Aug 05, 2003 Down East Westerners Glenn Zeno (FL) Ray Pettee PL w 1 Star tip Marshwood Junior High School (Rt. 236 N) Eliot, ME
Aug 06, 2003 Yankee Twirlers (A/C) Shawn Cuddy Jo Yakimowski A1 + A2 Saint Anthony’s Hall Rt. 38 North Woburn, MA
Aug 09, 2003 Bradford Country Squares Load the Boat Scramble (Casual) Lee Kennedy Doris T-Bow` 7-8:00 A1

8-10:30 MS/Plus

Bradford Town Hall Bradford, NH
Aug 12, 2003 Down East Westerners Jim Lee (Canada) Ray Pettee PL w 1 Star tip Marshwood Junior High School (Rt. 236 N) Eliot, ME
Aug 13, 2003 Yankee Twirlers (A/C) Jim Lee (Canada) Barbara Strong A1 + A2 Saint Anthony’s Hall Rt. 38 North Woburn, MA
Aug 19, 2003 Down East Westerners Joe Casey & Friends Jim Mayo (NH)

Bob Silva (FL)

Johnny Wedge (MA)

Ray Pettee PL w 1 Star tip Marshwood Junior High School (Rt. 236 N) Eliot, ME
Aug 15, 2003 Bay Path Barn Randy Dougherty   Plus 8:00 p.m. Bay Path Barn (508-869-3140) Boylston, MA
Aug 16, 2003 Bay Path Barn Randy Dougherty – National caller   C-1 3:00 p.m.

A-2 8:00 p.m.

Bay Path Barn (508-869-3140) Boylston, MA
Aug 20, 2003 Yankee Twirlers (A/C) Bob Butler Phil Gatchell A1 + A2 Saint Anthony’s Hall Rt. 38 North Woburn, MA
Aug 27, 2003 Yankee Twirlers (A/C) Norm Poisson Marilyn Rivenburg A1 + A2 Saint Anthony’s Hall Rt. 38 North Woburn, MA
Sep 03, 2003 Yankee Twirlers (A/C) John Hendron Phil Gatchell A1 + A2 Saint Anthony’s Hall Rt. 38 North Woburn, MA
Sep 10, 2003 Seaside Steppers John Hendron None A2   Wakefield, MA
Sep 13, 2003 Border City Squares (Casual) Dave Hass Phil Gatchell MS + 2Plus Infant Jesus Parish Hall, Allds St. Nashua, NH
Sep 13, 2003 Swingin’ Bears Lee Kennedy Carol Stuart MS/Pl w A1 tip during Intermissn Oxford Hills Middle School Pine St. Oxford, ME
Sep 17, 2003 Seaside Steppers John Pulaski None A2   Wakefield, MA


Banner Chair Report Steve White

Our OPEN HOUSE for the new Mainstream Class is Monday, September 8th. Let’s all show up to show our potential new members a good time. Remember that our Mainstream Class will be from 7:00 to 8:30 pm this year. I’m looking forward to being able to dance on Monday nights with the whole Border City Squares gang again and I hope you are ready as well. Be sure to bring all your friends (and enemies) to the OPEN HOUSE, the more the merrier! We need everyone there!

Also please copy and post/distribute the flier included in this newsletter between now and the beginning of the new Class. Good locations are supermarkets, convenience stores, and libraries, but try anywhere you see other public notices. (Editor)


Learn to Square Dance

with the

Border City Square Dance Club

Nashua, NH

Free Lesson and Demonstration

Monday Evening, September 8th, 7:00-8:30 pm

Regular weekly classes start on September 15th, 7:00 pm

The Benefits:
  • Healthful exercise
  • Meet new friends
  • Special theme dances
  • Trips to other club dances

Horsepond Fish & Game Club
Horsepond Avenue, Nashua, NH

Everett Turnpike, Exit 6W {Broad Street} past the two Nashua Mall traffic lights then 1st road on Right

  • Graduates can square dance anywhere in the US, Canada, and overseas
  • America’s fastest growing recreation

For More Information Call:
886-5326 or 429-2086
Visit us at http://bordercitysquares.freeservers.com/
Or email to bcsquares@juno.com
For information about other clubs in New England,
call 1-404-647-9688
(Northeast Square Dancer Magazine)

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June 1, 2003 – May 31, 2004

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August 2003








          1 MS Dance – York, ME 2
3 4 No Workshop 5 Plus Dance – Eliot, ME 6 A1/A2 Dance – Woburn, MA 7 8 9 MS/Plus/A1 Dance – Bradford, NH
10 11 No Workshop 12 Plus Dance – Eliot, ME 13 A1/A2 Dance – Woburn, MA 14 15 Randy Dougherty at Bay Path Barn


16 Randy Dougherty at Bay Path Barn (C1 then A2)
17 18 No Workshop 19 Plus Dance – Eliot, ME 20 A1/A2 Dance – Woburn, MA 21 22 23 Pool Party
24 25 No Workshop 26 27 A1/A2 Dance – Woburn, MA 28 29 30

Sep 08 Start Class / Workshop                    Sep 13 - First BCS Dance
Sep 18
Board Meeting

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