Squares Board of Directors 2003/2004
Wedding Bells Kathi Butt
|Harlinda Thoene and Robert Webb were joined together in Holy Matrimony on Saturday, September 27th, 2003 at the First Congregational Church in Manchester.|
|It was a beautiful
ceremony. Along with the traditional ceremony, prayers
and wedding vows, Harli and Robb each wrote their own
personal and heartfelt vows. Robs children, Robbie
and Rhiannon, were members of the bridal party. Harlis
niece and nephew sang Noel Paul Stookeys "The
Wedding Song". Pictures may be viewed at www.artswensonphotography.com
For their honeymoon Harli and Robb spent a week in London, England. The following week their children joined them for a week at Disney World.
|Border City Square members
who attended were Kathi Butt, Norma & Chris Howard.
Best wishes and congratulations to Harli and Rob.
Club Chair Report Chris Howard
|October 11: I think this is the
first time I have been to a club dance with three callers!
Thanks so much to Al Rouff and Ed Renauld for filling in
during the first half hour while we waited for our "misplaced"
caller. Kevin Bersing arrived a half hour late, and,
fortunately for us, Al Rouff had a few records in his
car, and he and Ed Renauld graciously called a few tips
for us while we waited for Kevin to arrive. Once he
arrived, Kevin gave us some excellent calling with a
number of unusual call combinations that kept everyone
entertained. It was a real pleasure to have Corinne
Renauld with us again to provide her excellent cueing for
the round dances. Thanks go to Dave and Mary Raymond for
hosting the dance and to Skip and Penny Guild and Wayne
and Priscilla Griffin for helping with the setup.
We had 19 members of Border City Squares in attendance. Concord Coach brought 11 dancers, and the Wolf Rockers sent 8 dancers to retrieve their banners. Turkey Town and Sea Coast sent 14 and 11 dancers for their raids, and Happy Time Squares brought four dancers and "borrowed" one dancer from the Hayloft and two from Heel and Toe to make up 7 dancers for their raid. We also had two guests from the Bradford Country Squares.
THANK YOU!! to everyone who stayed after the dance to help with cleanup and setup for the church event which was held on the Sunday after our dance. I am not at all sure what happened to our communications with Infant Jesus Church. I know they knew we were dancing that night, and I had already been told about the need for setting up the chairs in front of the stage. However the last-minute requirement to set up all the additional tables came as a total surprise. Your cheerful cooperation in response to this unexpected need says great things about our club.
Our Next Border City Squares dance will be on November 8th, and the caller will be Matt Auger and the cuer will be Barbara Nutting. This will be a plus level dance. No one from the club has volunteered to host this dance, so there will be no theme. We will still need food for hungry dancers, and if you can help with setup, please plan to be at the Infant Jesus hall at 12:30 that day.
PLEASE HELP! In addition to not having a host for the upcoming November dance, we need a host for the May 8th dance which will be a Mainstream dance with Suptei Rogers and Phil Gatchell. It would be nice if someone besides board members would give us a hand by volunteering.
2003-2004 BCS Dances
|Member of several GB
Bruce L. Williams, 55, of Hollis, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass.
Mr. Williams was born Nov. 22, 1947, in Boston, son of William and Betty (Phillips) Williams of Hollis. He had been a resident of Hollis for the past 29 years, prior to which he had lived in Merrimack and Stoneham, Mass.
He had been employed as a home inspector with Williams Home Inspection in Hollis for 20 years.
Mr. Williams was a member of the James E. Coffey Post 3, American Legion and the Lafayette Athletic Club. He was a member of the
|Border City Square
Dancers. He enjoyed CB radios and was a member of several
CB radio clubs. He was also a fan of wrestling. He was
known to have a great personality and enjoyed meeting new
He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Hollis.
Mr. Williams was a graduate of Stoneham (Mass.) High School.
Besides his parents, survivors include a brother, Brian Williams of Nashua; a sister and brother-in-law, Beth and James Jackson of Brookline; two nephews, Caley OConnell and his wife, Sabrina, of Merrimack and Jamie OConnell of Merrimack.
Davis Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.
Banner Chair Report Harlinda Webb
|September 27, 2003: BCS raided
Wolf Rockers in Mason, NH. Matt Auger was calling this
Mainstream/Plus dance and Marilyn Rivenburg was cueing.
Thanks to Debbie Coit and Steve White for leading this
carpool. Thanks to Anne-Marie Boucher, Deb Coit, Steve
White, Skip & Penny Guild, Tammy Dorris, Chris
Howard, Kathi Butt, Preston Walsh and Cheryl Palucchi for
supporting the club on this raid.
October 4, 2003: BCS raided Concord Coach, Concord, NH. This Mainstream raid, with Dennis Marsh calling and Phil Gatchell cueing, was supported by Chris Howard, Tammy Dorris, Steve White, Debbie Coit and Kathi Butt. Thanks to Debbie and Steve for leading this carpool.
October 10, 2003: BCS raided Square Wheelers in Acton, MA. The caller for their 40th Anniversary dance was Jim Mayo and the cuer was Sandi Simmons. Thanks to Chris Howard for leading this raid which was supported by Patty and Steve Greene, Clay and Dottie Todd, Chris Howard, Debbie Coit, Steve White, Kathi Butt, Tammy Dorris, Skip and Penny Guild, Bruce Roberts. Dottie won a prize for being the 40th person to enter the dance and Debbie won a prize for being the 40th person to buy a pot-of-gold ticket. Congratulations ladies!
October 18, 2003: BCS retrieved our banner from Heel & Toe, Manchester, NH at this Mainstream/Plus dance with Dona and Vera Prudhomme calling and cueing. The dance was supported by the following BCS members: Tammy Dorris, Tony Andrade, Della Nabydoski, Chris Howard, Clay and Dottie Todd, Debbie Coit, Steve White, Preston Walsh and Harli Webb.
October 25, 2003: BCS retrieved our banner from Turkey Town Trotters in N. Andover, MA. Phil Kandrut was calling and Carol McGee cueing. This Plus dance was supported by Tony Andrade, Della Mabydoski, Chris Howard, Kathi Butt, Tammy Dorris, Steve & Patty Greene and Skip & Penny Guild. Thanks, everyone!
Future Raids and Retrievals:
November 1, 2003: BCS will be raiding Concord Coach. This will be a Plus dance with Lenny Stratton calling and Vera Prudhomme cueing. The team of the dance is "Dear" Hunting.
November 15, 2003: BCS will be raiding Heel & Toe, Manchester, NH. This is a Mainstream/Plus dance with Skip and Betty Ann Brown calling and cueing.
November 30, 2003: BCS will be retrieving our banner from Pepperell Squares, at their Mainstream dance on this SUNDAY. The dance is from 2-5 with rounds starting at 1:30. They dance at the Biddeford, Maine Community Center, 189 Alfred St. Joe Casey will be calling and Phil Gatchell will be cueing. PLEASE sign up for this dance. The ride is a little long but the dance is great!! Everyone from New Hampshire seems to be there!!
Border City Raids & Retrievals
Round Dancing Ed & Corinne Renauld
|Corinne and I have decided
to start teaching rounds again. We will be teaching
Beginners on Tuesdays starting October 14 from 7:30pm to
9:30pm and Phase III/IV on Wednesdays starting October 15
from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Lessons will be at our house at 8
Pearl Brook Rd, West Townsend, MA and will be $12 per
We would appreciate your help to get the word out. Our decision to teach again and where to teach was late in coming so we haven't been able to advertise as well as we would have liked.
I've attached directions to our house for those of you who would like to come.
Our best to all of you,
Ed and Corinne Renauld
From Townsend Center (intersection of
Routes 119 and 13). - West on 119 for approx 3 miles (about
Class Chair Report Steve White
|At this point, our new
class seems to be holding at 12 dancers. The new class
members are fast learners according to Patty and they are
enjoying the lessons. I want to thank all of our angels
who join us each week to help out our new class members.
There was a great turnout for this years Halloween dance. We had several class and club members in costume and a great time was had by all. It was great to see so many club members turn out for the dance. I also want to thank everyone for all the help with setup, take down, and refreshments. It made my job much easier that night.
I would like to ask the club for some help with refreshments on Monday nights. As most of you know, the club is losing money most Monday nights to hold the lessons, so I basically have only the money we raise through coffee sales to help cover the costs of snacks, half and half for coffee, and ice each week. If one or two club members would be willing to bring in a little something for goodies each week, then there will be more for everyone to snack on.
Thanks for your help!
|1 Raid Concord Coach (MS/Plus)|
|2||3 MS Class 7-8:30 / Plus Teach 8:30-10||4||5||6||7||8 BCS Dance (Plus)|
|9||10 MS Class 7-8:30 / Plus Teach 8:30-10||11||12||13||14||15 Raid Heel & Toe (MS/Plus)|
|16||17 MS Class 7-8:30 / Plus Teach 8:30-10||18||19||20 BCS Board Meeting Bruce Roberts||21||22|
|23 28th Annual Western Mass Fall Festival||24 MS Class 7-8:30 / Plus Teach 8:30-10||25||26||27
|30 Retrieve Pepperell Squares (MS)|
Dec 12 Single Squares (MS/Plus) Dec 13 BCS Dance (Plus)
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