Magically Delightful - March 2020 SARDASA Newsletter
March 2020 Newsletter
Hello SARDASA Members, we are just around the corner from our annual member meeting. This is where we vote on Officers and Members at Large for a one year term on the Board of Directors, among other agenda items. The meeting will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 starting at 12:00 noon. We will meet at the Old Pueblo Dance Center, 613 E. Delano Street, Tucson, AZ. All SARDASA members and guest are welcome to attend. Voting is limited to SARDASA members IN good standing. Your attendance is appreciated and shows your support of SARDASA. If your membership is not current, you may renew at this link: www.sardasa.org/annual-membership.html
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
On Sunday, March 1, 3:00 - 5:30pm dance to the extraordinary Tony Oxydene, calling Mainstream and Plus with one A1 tip after dance. This event is held at the Old Pueblo Dance Center, 613 E. Delano St., Tucson to accommodate more dancers. Many of us missed the Copper State Festival with Tony in Mesa which was sold out early! Now here’s a second chance to dance with this fantastic caller right here in Tucson. Tony is one of the most popular and sought after callers in the world and travels nearly 300 days annually. Just $10 per dancer - Includes refreshments. Sponsored by the Sunday Bunch and the Sonoran Promenaders. More info here.
Wear a touch of green and kick up your heels at the Saddlebrook Plus dance with Craig Abercrombie hailing from the Pacific Northwest. Just celebrating Saint Patricks’ Day, a little early on Thursday, March 12, from 7:00-9:00pm. Square dance attire appreciated but not required. Cost for members $6.00, guests $8.00. For more info email email@example.com or visit www.saddlebrookesquares.com.
Spring is here, and time for Spring Fling on March 21, from 7:00pm - 9:30pm with pre-rounds, mainstream and plus squares. It all happens at the Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S Camino del Sol, Green Valley, AZ. Dee Dee Dougherty caller and Lynn Van Atta cuer. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. More info here.
Our premier education center and 5,000 square foot dance hall needs a new roof and other critical maintenance items. To make these updates and continue supporting heritage dancing in Southern Arizona, SARDASA is having a fund raiser on April 25, 2020. We are inviting the public to sample different dance styles: square dance, round dance, line dance, contra dance and clogging. The event will be free and include a silent auction designed to raise funds. We are asking members to contribute new items or request donations from businesses for the silent auction. Below is a letter that members may print and provide to local area businesses. Please contact committee chair Elaine Royer with further questions.
To help grow our community SARDASA has joined the Meetup social network and will be promoting events and dance lessons aimed at new dancers. Please share our new page with your friends and support heritage dancing in Southern Arizona! Our link is: www.meetup.com/Old-Pueblo-Dancers
RUN FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Would you like to serve the dance community and provide your expertise while serving on the SARDASA Board of Directors? Our annual meeting is coming up fast, and the nominating committee is seeking applicants for the Executive Team and Members at Large for a one year term that starts after the annual meeting scheduled for March 28, 2020.
It is easy to apply, please send your Name, Email Address, and Phone number, along with the position you are running for before March 15th to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Executive Team comprises of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. There are also five seats open for the Members at Large. You may only serve in one seat at a time, and Club Reps are elected by their Club, thus need not apply here.
To apply and join the Board Of Directors please meet these qualifications;
1. Individual shall be a current member of SARDASA in good standing.
2. Familiarized and understand SARDASA’s Bylaws and the Rules and Policies.
3. Expected to attend SARDASA Meetings regularly.
4. Actively participate on committees. (What committee will you be on?)
5. Promote the Association's programs and activities
6. Notify the President in writing if you cannot attend the meeting.
For more information about our organization, Bylaws, Rules, and past Minutes, please visit:
* Sat, March 28, 12:00, SARDASA Annual Meeting of the Members at the Old Pueblo Dance Center
* Sat, Apr 25, 12noon – 3:00pm, Fundraiser with Silent Auction at the Old Pueblo Dance Center
Save the Date
The Square and Round Dance Association of Southern Arizona promotes and preserves American Folk Dance in Southern Arizona. Our member clubs teach and dance at the Old Pueblo Dance Center, among other venues in the region. Step in and enjoy dancing Square, Round, Clogging or Contra every day of the week.
Square and Round Dance Association of Southern Arizona 501(c)3 Non-Profit
We operate the Old Pueblo Dance Center located at: 613 E. Delano Street, Tucson, AZ 85705
Our mailing address is: P.O. Box 41314, Tucson, AZ 85717-1314 Phone: 520-216-4455 eMail: email@example.com
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