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  September 2003  


Welcome Back Everyone!!

We start our next dance class season on September 8th! I can't wait to get back into the swing of things with the fun gang of Border City Squares! Don't forget to bring people to learn at 7pm and then stay for plus lessons at 8:30! We can all learn on the same night!

On September 13th we have our first Saturday night dance! It's going to be a great start for a new year! Dave Hass from Connecticut will be calling. If we are lucky maybe he will do some of his intriguing progress squares with us! It is always fun to start on one side of the hall, go to another corner of the hall and end up where you started! Phil Gatchell will be providing the wonderful cueing for the night!

We had a fun summer pool party at the Howard home! Thank you Chris for the use of your home and pool! Squirt gun fights (we did leave a few out of those.not everyone wanted to be hit) and ice cream sundaes! It was a great day of fun and fellowship! It was good to catch up with some folks we hadn't seen much over the summer!

The next board meeting will be September 18th, 2003 at 7PM 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 Chris Howard

Our first dance this fall will be on Saturday, September 13, and I hope everyone will be able to be with us for the start of the new dance season. This will be a mainstream dance with two plus tips. The caller will be Dave Hass and the cuer will be Phil Gatchell. The theme for the dance will be "Harvest Season," and we are asking everyone to consider bringing either fresh fruits and salads or some other items made from fresh produce for the food table. If you can help with setting up the hall, please meet at the Infant Jesus Church at 12:30 that Saturday.

From the schedule below you can see we are still missing a host/hostess for the November and the May dances. If you help us out for either of these dances, please let me know.

See you all at the dance!

2002-2003 BCS Dances




Level Caller Cuer
Sep. 13, 2003 Chris Howard Harvest Season MS & 2 Plus Dave Hass Phil Gatchell
Oct. 11, 2003 Dave & Mary Raymond Halloween MS & 2 Plus Kevin Bersing Corinne Renauld
Nov. 8, 2003     Plus Matt Auger Barbara Nutting
Dec. 13, 2003 Cheryl Palucchi & Anne Marie Boucher   Plus Steve Xeller Phill Gatchell
Jan. 10, 2004 Class Pajama Party Class Noah Nutting Barbara Nutting
Feb 14, 2004 Harli Thoene (Webb?) & Kathi Butt All the President’s Men and Women MS & 2 Plus Tom Rinker Corinne Renauld
Mar 13, 2004 Class   Class Dave Perrault None
Apr 10, 2004 Debbie Coit   Plus Frank Lescrinier Marilyn Rivenburg
May 8, 2004     MS & 2 Plus Suptei Rogers Phil Gatchell
Jun. 12, 2004 Tammy Dorris Hawaiian Holiday MS & 2 Plus Patty Greene, Mike PetitBon, Matt Auger Leo Boudreau

Banner Chair Report Harlinda Thoene

Please see the list of Raids and retrievals contained in this newsletter. Note that the first raid is coming up very soon for the Wolf Rockers on September 27, 2003.

Since I am getting married that day, I was wondering if someone else would be willing to lead the car pools for the Wolf Rocker raid (9/27), the Concord Coach raid (10/4) and the Square Wheelers raid (10/10). I will be return to duty after the BCS October dance.

As always, there is a carpool that leaves the Kiosk at the Nashua Mall, Broad St., Nashua at 7PM for each of the raids and retrievals. The exceptions are the Heel and Toe exchanges. Folks drive themselves to Manchester.

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. Dances may be cancelled and I can’t let you know if you don’t let me know you’re coming.

Have a great September and October!! See you at the middle of October!

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
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 with A1 tip during Intermissn Oxford Hills Middle School Pine St. Oxford, ME
Sep 17, 2003 Seaside Steppers John Pulaski / None A2   Wakefield, MA

Border City Raids & Retrievals

Date Club Raid/
Caller/Cuer Theme Level Location
27-Sep-03 Wolf Rockers Raid Matt Auger/
Marilyn Rivenburg
  M/P Mason Town Hall, Mason, NH
4-Oct-03 Concord Coach ? Dennis Marsh/
Phil Gatchell
Tumbling Leaves M* Howard Recreation Center (off Route 202), Concord, NH
10-Oct-03 Square Wheelers Raid Jim Mayo/
Sandi Simmons
Fabulous 40th Anniversary Dance M/P Parker Damon Building - Charter Road, Acton, MA
18-Oct-03 Heel & Toe Retreive Dona Prudhomme/
Vera Prudhomme
  M/P Bishop O'Neil Community Center, Manchester, NH
25-Oct-03 Turkey Town Retreive Phil Kandrut/
Carol McGee
  P Franklin School, North Andover, MA
1-Nov-03 Concord Coach ? Lenny Stratton/
Vera Prudhomme
"Dear" Hunting P Howard Recreation Center (off Route 202), Concord, NH
15-Nov-03 Heel & Toe Raid Skip Brown/
Betty Ann Brown
  M/P Bishop O'Neil Community Center, Manchester, NH
30-Nov-03 Pepperell Squares Retreive Joe Casey/
Phil Gatchell
Note: Dance 2-5PM SUNDAY M** Biddeford Community Center, 189 Alfred St, Biddeford, ME
12-Dec-03 Single Squares Retreive Matt Auger/
Phil Gatchell
  M/2P Saint Anthony's Hall, Route 38 (1020 Main Street) Woburn, MA
20-Dec-03 Heel & Toe Raid Ed Renauld/
Corrine Renauld
Christmas DINNER & Dance M/P Bishop O'Neil Community Center, Manchester, NH
17-Jan-04 Bradford Squares ? Lenny Stratton/
Vera Prudhomme
Turn Thru Twirl C Bradford Town Hall, Main Street, Bradford, NH
7-Feb-04 Concord Coach ? Skip Brown/
Betty Ann Brown
Hearts-A-Fire P* Howard Recreation Center (off Route 202), Concord, NH
21-Feb-04 Tech Squares Raid Don Beck/
Phil Gatchell
  P MIT Student Center (building W20), 84 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
28-Feb-04 Turkey Town Raid Joe Casey/
Marilyn Rivenburg
  P Franklin School, North Andover, MA
6-Mar-04 Concord Coach ? Dona Prudhomme/
Birgit Maguire
Green Dance M Howard Recreation Center (off Route 202), Concord, NH
19-Mar-04 Single Squares Raid Chris Pinkham/
Birgit Maquire
  M/2P Saint Anthony's Hall, Route 38 (1020 Main Street) Woburn, MA
20-Mar-04 Heel & Toe Raid Shawn Cuddy/
Bernie Porter
  M/P Bishop O'Neil Community Center, Manchester, NH
3-Apr-04 Concord Coach ? Kip & Linda Moulton Spring Fling P Howard Recreation Center (off Route 202), Concord, NH
17-Apr-04 Bradford Squares ? Don Bachelder/
Phil Gatchell
Graduates Grand Square M/P Bradford Town Hall, Main Street, Bradford, NH
1-May-04 Concord Coach ? Shawn Cuddy/
Bernie Porter
40th Anniversary Dance M/P Howard Recreation Center (off Route 202), Concord, NH
15-May-04 Heel & Toe Retreive Rich & Lynne Sbardella/
Phil Gatchell
  M/P Bishop O'Neil Community Center, Manchester, NH
22-May-03 Bradford Squares ? Mike Pettibo/
Matt Auger
Step 'n Slide with Double Trouble M/P* Bradford Town Hall, Main Street, Bradford, NH
5-Jun-04 Concord Coach ? Ed Renauld/
Corrine Renauld
Come As You Are M/P Howard Recreation Center (off Route 202), Concord, NH
M = Mainstream P = Plus C=Class
* = 7-8 dancing at one level above dance level
** = Early Rounds 1:30
? = depends on visits to BCS in between visits to neighboring club

Square Dancers Marry Skip Guild

Penny and I attended the outdoor wedding of Dennis Marandos and Diane Troyer on Saturday, August 9th. It was a simple but beautiful morning ceremony attended by several of their fellow square dancers (our club caller Patty Greene and her husband Steve, Bob Baker, Bill and Susan Leuci, and Larry Olsen with friend Kathy). Many of the activities like dancing and snacks had a Greek theme. Since they initially met over the airwaves via shortwave radio (Morse code, no less), it was also appropriate the ceremony was at the home of a close ham radio friend of Dennis’ who lives in Merrimack. The sky was threatening to open up with rain but the sun came out just as the ceremony began and shone brightly on the beaming bride and groom. Dennis and Diane plan to honeymoon in Montreal but will be settling in our local area (I believe Brookline). Diane is still working on square dancing and we hope to see them at our workshops and dances. I think I even talked Dennis’ sister into taking up square dancing in the fall. (Never stop recruiting).

Historian Tammy Dorris

Welcome back everyone - new and old! Border City Squares is 45 years old (or should I say young?) for as any dancer will tell you dancing keeps a person young in spirit and in fun! Let's hope that our new members will discover this fun and help us keep the tradition of fun and friendship alive and well!


Welcome Each New Starter

Welcome each new starter
Good fun please help them make
Teach them how to figure
The Hand with which they shake.

Teach them that the music
Sure boasts a solid beat
Which tells them where to proper aim
And when to lift their feet.

But most of all these brand new folks
We sure should cultivate
To keep our art expanding
And in a healthy state.

Help them through their do- cies
Teach them to Allemande
Make them feel accepted
They'll "want" to be on on hand.

Source: Poems by Pat Pending, Volume 2 Square Dance Poems, March 1967

Class 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!

E-Mail Received "Taurasi"


To: <bcsquares@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 17:56:35 -0400
Subject: Women's square dance clothes for sale

Many items. Please post and if interested have them contact me via e-mail. Size 18 – 20


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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:
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Or email to bcsquares@juno.com
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call 1-404-647-9688
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June 1, 2003 – May 31, 2004

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September 2003








  1 2 3 Yankee Twirlers Dance 4 5 6
7 8 New Mainstream Class Open House / New Plus Class 9 10 Seaside Steppers Dance 11 12 Acton Square Wheelers 40th Anniv Dance (M/P Raid) 13 Border City Squares Dance
14 15 Mainstream Class / Plus Class 16 17 Seaside Steppers Dance 18 BCS Board Meeting - Boucher 19 20
21 22 Mainstream Class / Plus Class 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 Mainstream Class / Plus Class 30        

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

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