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1988 The Western Star

1988 The Western Star

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Volume8JANUARYI988Number IThell/ESTERl,lSTARis the newsletteroftheWesternStarDancers,a contemporaryAmerican SquareDanceClubprimarilyservingthe San FranciscoGav and Lesbian Communitv.Letters to theEditorand othercorrespondencehouldbe sent c/o WSD, 5E4CastroSt., Suite480,SanFrancisco,CA 94114.Contributionsof articlesare encouraged;plea-secoordinatewiththe Editor. DeadlineorFebruary'sssue:Jan.13that Club or by mailto the editor'shome-Gail,Editor;STARreporters: DeniseYoungand JasonFontaine.Othercontributorsto this issue:Pat Beckner,ChelseaBaylor,EdConley, Anna Damiani,DavidGarrett, Russ King,FreemanStamper.EditorialassistanceromSallySwanson.Biloxi Bolloxclipped Jim Worlund'sname assourceonthe Honky TonkQueen'sDancenDecember's ssuegrossgaffe).The Board:JamesOzanich(Administrator),ChelseaBaylor, Anna Damiani(calendar),Russ King, PaulScardina,EddieSmith,DeniseYoung(badges,oo).OtherResponsibleFolks:David Garrett, Treasurer; Rod MorrellandDonMayou,ClassArchangels;JosephGraf,Secretary;Tom Tripp, IAGSDC Representative;CarolynMatthews, Vestmaster.CALL ERLA B'sQuarterySelectons:MS: Scootback *,ConnectFour.PLUS:Compresso aColumn,Scoot&Relocate,andRock theBoat(ourBob'scall).REGARDINGOUR CLASSNeed tobrush-uponyourTeacupChain?StopbytheBasicClasson Monday nights foraquickrefresheron this andotherPlusandMainstreamcalls.This isa BasicClassikenoneyouhaveever seen. A newexperimentalteachingprotocolmixes Basic, MainstreamandPlus callsinan approximately40 weekprogramto bringnewdancersuptoClublevelasquicklyaspossible.Howisitworking?Great. Theclasssprogressingeryrapidly,according toteacherBobBellville.The class,whichbegannSeptember, sverysmall, about l5students.Thesmall size coupledwithagreatturnoutofangels(aboutone angelforeach classmember) hasaccelerated he learningprocess.Whatdo the classmembershinkabout theexperience. "I love it,"wasthe unqualifiedresponse romatleast one.JesseworksattheYMCAandhadobservedour classesnthepast.'Itookfouryearsofsquaredancingin highschool,soIthought itwouldbe easy,butthecalls areverydifferent. It's not really hard,butmore challenginghan I hadexpected."Clementina enjoys the opportunitytoparticipatein an activityu/ithoutconcern aboutsexroles."Themen aredancing both thegent'sand lady'spartsand so arethe women; Ithink it'sgreat."Afterworkingallday, Judysayswhatshelikesbest about squaredancing isthatnsomeoneelsetellsyouwhatto do;thepersonalcontactsreally nicetoo."Bytheway,thisgroupreallydoes doaflawlessTeacup Chain, andtheywouldbehappytohave Club members stopbyforaquickreview.-PatBeckner
BIRTHDAYboys&girls.Ourwarmestestwishes.lst-ChrisAndersonl0th-JamesOzanichI Ith-Bryan Finchandl3th-TomTripp27th-ReisaGlickman
9th-Rik SparksJoe Covington25th-LeonDuBois29th-PeterWong
 
October1987November1987WORDSFROMTHETREASURERincomeexpenses
s2428$2305
$2986$2460FARFROM BORED ON THE BOARDPlansand committeeswereborn at the AllDayBoardmeetingatDavidand Joseph'soD25th. Wecontinus6 1edsvelop ourideasatmonthly meetingat Anna'sonDec.8th. Ano-rMernbershipdiscussed ndvotedon Dec.9th.Somechangesweremade in feesbeginninBinJanuary.The membershipotedon thefollowing:Dues-$21peryearDancepasses$30forl0punchesClubnight/records-$3Club night/callers-$4Newsletterubscription$18Committeesor areasofresponsibilitywereclarifiedor establishedsfollows:MEMBERSHIP... ChelseaBaylorPUBLICITYJamesO andJasonFontaineSOCIAL EVENTS... Anna DamianiSPECIAL EVENTSLIAISON ...JamesOCALENDAR AnnaDamianiFINANCE...DavidGarrett and JosephGrafIAGSDCTomTrippNEWSLETTER...Gail CSECRETARYJosephGrafTwocommitteeswhichmightneed descriptionare:TAPES... ChelseaBaylorand AnnaDamianiToacquire andupdate thetape collection foruse onClub tape nights,andwesternandlinedance imebetween ips. Tocoordinate heequipmentandrunningof tapes.TELEPHONE TREE... DeniseYoungTomaintain an active membershipremindmembersof specialeventsandputthepersonaltouch intocommunication.Remember,starting January 6thweareFrPluson ClubNights!WewillbehavingsomePlusreviewtips toworkon some of theconfusing calls(yes,IpromisetoworkonmineGood callersandfuneventsarecoming uin January.Hopeto seeyou.
profit$123$526$r368.
alance nhandasofDecember, 1987Asyournew Treasurer,amhappy toreportafair cash balanceonhand.Weareinan acceptableinancialposition.To reportamorecompletepicture,however, our Club'sbalancehas teeteredafew timesintherecentpast.Twice thisyear,itwasnecessaryoborrowmoneyfromclubmembers omeetexpenses.I haveheard Clubmembersblame CampSwigfor the currentfinancial dilemma.It istrue thattheretreat resultedn a loss otheClub of$1850.Buttheattendancet CampSwigreflects the attendanceat otherclub events.andisanindication of ourproblem.Ourproblemisattendance.On some Clubnightswe lose money.On someClubnightswebreakeven dueonly to50/50,soda sales,orbakesales.At somedances,welosemoney.Whilewehave over130members ntheClubroster,on most Clubnightswehavebetween7 and25 dancers.AtPlusNightonDecemberth,therewere 28present...omeanddance.I am beginningto hear commentson thenumber offundraisersatWesternStar.Thetruthisthat ourClub'sfinancialwell-beingispresentlyaresult offundraisers.Theseactivitiesarekeeping usalive, folks.Great asthe showwas,even ClubLaStar,withawonder-fulprofitof$690,wasa fundraiser.Happily,ourgaragesaleundraisergenerated$600.I haveheard memberssay that theydidn'tlike the callershatwerescheduledandwere,therefore,stayingaway. Somebig-namecallersarescheduledor thefuture ...comedance.FortheNewYear, let'sgetWesternStarDancersinanciallystrong.Payyourduesearly.Supportthefundraisers.Most ofall ... COMEDANCE.-DavidGarrett-
-Denise
 
POLARBREEZESACCOMPANYW'.5.D.WINDFALLDedicated anddetermined soulsbraved thenear sub-zeropolarwindsfor thewonderfullysuccessfulW.S.D.GarageSaleheld atFreeman'shouseDecember2th andl3th.$600was raisedoverthetwo days.Freemanprovidedhis houseandhismerchandizingexpertiseromthe manygaragesaleshehasorganizednthepast.I'dlike tothankFreeman,Anna(weweretheretheentirefreezingtime),Melindafor her deliveryandmerchandizinghelp,Ron and Jerryfortheircoffeeand bathroom.Also, manythanks to thel5 orsopeoplewhopartedwiththeirbelovedpossessionsorthebenefitofW.S.D.WeareplanninganothergeragesalenApril.If 15people'stuffcan bringin$600,imaginewhatwecouldraise f twiceas manypeoplecontributedl!Brenda Starr-DIRECTORYASSISTANCEBAKESALE AND MAINSTREAMDANCINGThankGodlt's Fridayon Januaryl5thpromisesoringinanewera of FridaynightMainstream whenWednesdayClub NightgoesoFull Plus for1988. The firstTGIF willfeaturethe enthusiasticalling ofGeryKendallat classlevel Mainstreamwith Plusleveltips.Notonlywillthis be the firstdanceofthe Newyearforthe current WesternStar MeinstreamClass,butitwilloffera chanceorold timerstodropbyforan eveningofgooddancingtofamiliarcalls.Homemadegoodieswillbe availableataclassic bakesale to complementheFridaynightsocialheme.-ChelseaBaylorLET'S REVIE:WPLUSHaveyoubeen away forawhile and feelyouneeda review? IsyourPlusalittlerusty?Well,here'syourchance orafull review!We'llmeetSaturday, January23rdat 140NewMontgomeryinthe 26th floorauditorium fromIpm-6pm.Here'swhatwe'lldo:We'll reviewsome ofthe trickier MainstreamcallsWewillreviewall ofthe PluscallsWe'lldancesome tricky APDWe'll havesomeunsquaresIfyou'dliketoattend,pleasecall metopre-register(621-0862).Some ight refreshmentsNew MembersJoseO.Hernandez30 GrandViewAveSanFrancisco 94114H:(415)641-4990W:(415)445-2723Birthday:March 22OtherClubs SectionCanada.TorontoTriangleSquaresChrisHomer26 SackvillePiTorontoM4Xl44(416)960-5458Classs Ths7:30-10Rik Sparks#102627CastroStSanFrancisco94114H:(415)52-2108Birthday:Jan 9Addthesenew clubs:Illinois,ChicagoChi-TownSquaresJerryCohen840W BuckinghamPlChicago,L60657(312)472-t666ClassmaybeTuesChaneesMichigan,GrandRapidsChuckNovak's newaddress:8261BushDr NE, Rockford,MI49341(616)874-8565-as of12/9/87-willbe served. Thecostwillbe$10.and I look forwardtoseeingyouthere.-AnnaD.-Opinions expressedn The WesternStararethose of theeditorial staffand/orthebylinedauthor. Thecost ofasubscription s$18peryear.Advertisementsby membersarecomplimentary;commercial advertiserspleasecontact us forcostschedules.
Russ
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