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  October 2003  


Happy October everyone! It is with a sad heart that I share with you the passing of Sonya Fredrickson. (Obituary later in newsletter). She was a wonderful little lady that was filled with spirit and energy, loved dancing and all those she danced with. In her memory we are collecting money to give as a club donation to the Square Dance Foundation. If anyone is interested in donating please give the money to me (Debbie). If you want to write a check for a donation, make it out to Border City Squares.

In the spirit that Sonya was so filled with I encourage you all to come to the Friendship Festival on October 19, 2003 at the Mill-A-Round in Manchester, NH 2-5 PM. As part of this festival is the choosing of a new Friendship Couple to represent the North Shore Square and Round Dance Association. Each club that belongs to the Association is asked to select a couple from their club to represent them. From these couples from all the clubs, one couple’s name is picked from a hat to be this year’s Friendship Couple. It is good if these people LOVE to dance! Becoming the Friendship Couple gives you admission to one dance at every club in the Association for free during your year representing NSSRDA. Please see me if you are interested in representing Border City Squares!

Before we all go to that we will be supporting 40 years of dancing in Acton! Acton’s Square Wheelers are celebrating their 40th Anniversary on Oct 10, 2003. There will be a car pool. I would love to see Border City well represented supporting this club. The caller that started our club will be calling, Jim Mayo, with Sandi Simmons cueing.

Our own Border City Squares dance the following night, October 11, 2003, will be great fun with a caller that used to be from the area, Kevin Bersing, and Corinne Renauld will be cueing! This will be a very fun dance and a great opportunity to dance to someone new for many of us! He was in the area a few weeks ago as well and Steve and I went to the dance and had a really great time! You will be sorry if you miss this dance!

October is a busy month! The Square Dance Foundation of New England will be having their 30th Anniversary! They are celebrating it with a dance on October 25th 10 – 4 at the Mill-A-Round. It will be a day of dancing and socializing. Come for all or a piece of the day and check out the Museum that is housed at the Mill-A-Round! If you are interested in history, and even if you aren’t, it is quite interesting to check out! It is here that I will be giving our club donation in Sonya’s memory.

During our class time on Monday, October 27th we will be having a Halloween Party! It will be a dance from 7 to 10. Please come and meet our class members! Come dressed in costumes if you would like but please come and have some fun, costume or not!

The next board meeting will be October 23, 2003 at 7PM at Chris Howard’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

Editor: Congratulations to Debbie Coit and Steve White. They announced their en-gagement and are planning a September 2004 wedding! Also congratulations and best wishes to Harli Webb (was Harli Thoene) on her marriage this past weekend. Details (and photos?) to follow next month.

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

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Club Chair Report Chris Howard

September 13: In spite of much lower attendance than hoped for, our first dance of the season was lots of fun for those who did attend. Dave Hass did his usual outstanding job of keeping the dancers on their toes with plenty of "all position" calls, and he treated us to his rendition of "drinking wine" which is always fun. Phil Gatchell provided a good variety of round dances, from rumbas and waltzes to two-step and cha-cha. A sincere thank you goes to Vivian and Bill Thompson, Priscilla and Wayne Griffin, and Kathi Butt for helping set up for this dance.

We had 18 members of Border City Squares in attendance, and Harli brought her step daughter, Rhiannon, along to watch. We were able to include her in one of the squares, and perhaps she may come back and dance with us again. Heel and Toe brought 15 dancers for their raid. It is wonderful to have such a supportive club nearby to exchange banners with. In addition we had another 16 dancers from other clubs including Town Travelers, Turkey Town Trotters, Baldwin Apple Squares, Starlight Strollers, and the Wolf Rockers. Bob and Louise Griffin, presidents of EDSARDA, were among those attending.

Our Next dance will be on October 11th, and will be hosted by Dave and Mary Raymond. The theme for this Mainstream (plus two plus tips) dance is Halloween, and the caller and cuer will be Kevin Bersing and Corinne Renauld. Costumes are optional [Editor: clothes are not]. If you can help with setup, please plan to be at the Infant Jesus hall at 12:30 that day.

PLEASE HELP! We still have two dances this season that are without hosts or themes. The November 8th dance is a Plus dance with Matt Auger calling and Barbara Nutting cueing, and the May 8th dance is a Mainstream dance with Suptei Rogers and Phil Gatchell. These should both be great dances, but it sure would be nice if someone besides board members would give us a hand by hosting these dances! It really isn't all that hard, and there are always plenty of people willing to help with setup and cleanup.

2003-2004 BCS Dances




Level Caller Cuer
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 "Team Spirit" Come dressed as your favorite sport. 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 Doris Hawaiian Holiday Casual (or Hawaiin) dress MS & 2 Plus Patty Greene, Mike PetitBon, Matt Auger Leo Boudreau

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Sonya S. Fredriksson [Obituary in Nashua Telegraph]

Former member of Merrimack Senior Citizens

Sonya S. Fredriksson, 87, of Palm Coast, Fla., and formerly of 16 Brenda Lane, Merrimack, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Fredriksson was born Oct. 11, 1915, in New York City, daughter of the late Nicholas and Alexandra (Drozdovich) Zalnerowitz. She was the widow of Kjell L. Fredriksson. Mrs. Fredriksson was a former member of the Merrimack Senior Citizens, the Nashua Senior Citizen Center and the Border City Squares. Survivors include two Sons, Jon 0. Fredriksson of Winsted, Conn., and Carl E. Fredriksson of Merrimack; two daughters, Sandra Leone of Rock Hill, S.C., and Janice Allison of Palm Cove, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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Banner Chair Report Harlinda Webb (Previously known as Harlinda Thoene)

September 13, 2003: BCS hosted Heel and Toe for the first raid of the new dance season. They came in full force with 14 dancers. My step-daughter, Rhiannon, helped me pass our banner to Heel and Toe.

Future Raids and Retrievals:

September 27, 2003: BCS will be raiding Wolf Rockers in Mason, NH. Matt Auger will be calling and Marilyn Rivenburg will be cueing. This will be a Mainstream/Plus dance. Debbie Coit and Steve White will be leading the carpool to this raid. Please call them to let them know you will be supporting the club by attending this raid.

October 4, 2003: BCS will be raiding Concord Coach, Concord, NH. This is a Mainstream dance with Dennis Marsh calling and Phil Gatchell cueing. The theme of this dance is Tumbling Leaves. There will be an hour of Plus dancing from 7-8 PM. Anne-Marie Boucher will be leading this carpool. If you don’t attend Monday night classes, please call Anne-Marie to let her know of your support for this exchange.

October 10, 2003: BCS will be raiding Square Wheelers in Acton, MA. This is their 40th Anniversary dance. The caller is Jim Mayo and the cuer is Sandi Simmons. It is a Mainstream/Plus dance and will be held at the Parker Damon Building on Charter Road in Acton, MA. Please contact Chris Howard to show your support for this raid.

October 18, 2003: BCS will retrieve our banner from Heel & Toe, Manchester, NH. Dona and Vera Prudhomme will be calling and cueing. This will be a Mainstream/Plus dance. There isn’t usually a carpool to this dance so if you are interested in carpooling, please contact me or sign up on Monday nights – make sure you write that you want a ride!

October 25, 2003: BCS will be retrieving our banner from Turkey Town Trotters in N. Andover, MA. Phil Kandrut will be calling and Carol McGee will be cueing. This is a Plus dance.

November 1, 2003: BCS will be visiting Concord Coach if they have retrieved their banner from us at our October dance. This will be a Plus dance with Lenny Stratton calling and Vera Prudhomme cueing. The team of the dance is "Dear" Hunting.

Please note that the carpool 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.

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 Raid 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 Trotters Retreive Phil Kandrut/
Carol McGee
  P Franklin School, North Andover, MA
1-Nov-03 Concord Coach Retrieval 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/
Corinne 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 Maguire
  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 PetitBon/
Matt Auger
Step 'n Slide with Double Trouble M/P* Bradford Town Hall, Main Street, Bradford, NH
5-Jun-04 Concord Coach ? Ed Renauld/
Corinne 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

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Historian Tammy Doris

Have any of you ever visited the Square Dance Foundation of New England (SDFNE) museum and library in Manchester, NH?

The SDFNE, Inc. was founded in 1973 by caller and editor of The New England Square Dance Caller Magazine, Charlie Baldwin and his wife Bertha. It is a non profit organization and its members are individuals, clubs, and organizations who care about our dance heritage of the past, and want to see it continue on as a living legacy.

On October 25th the SDFNE will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary! The celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the morning there will be time to browse the museum with it's archives of books, art, photos, awards, clothing and MUCH MORE. There will also be activities, an auction, and refreshments. Starting at noon there will be dancing (MS level) by SDFNE callers and cuers. The cost is only $5.

For more information call Anna Dixon 781-944-4416 or Dick Severance 603-623-2692

There is also a wonderful web site at http://www.sdfne.org.

The SDFNE is located in the Historic Waumbec Mill Building at 250 Commercial St. Manchester, NH on the second floor next to the Mil-A-Round Dance Center.


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Class Chair Report Steve White

We had 12 new dancers show up for our Fun Night on Sept. 8th. The following week, we still had 9 new dancers in our class. I want to thank all of the club members who have been coming on Monday night's to angel for the class and I encourage more of the club members to come out and meet the new class members on Monday nights!!

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October 2003








      1 2 3 4 Concord Coach Dance (MS Raid)
5 6 MS Class & Plus Teach 7 8 9 10 Acton Square Wheelers 40th Anniv Dance (M/P Raid) 11 Border City Squares Dance – (MS & 2 Plus)
12 13 MS Class & Plus Teach 14 15 16 17 18 Heel & Toe Dance (M/P Retrieval)
19 NSSARDA Friendship Festival 20 MS Class & Plus Teach 21 22 23 BCS Board Meeting - Chris Howard 24 25 SDFNE 30th Anniv Dance
Turkey Town Trotters (Plus Retrieval)
26 27 BCS Halloween Party 28 29 30 31  

Nov 01 Concord Coach (Plus Retrieval)             Nov 15 – Heel & Toe (M/P Raid)

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