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President's message: October just flew by and while the activity slowed somewhat, it's never dull in our Southwest Florida Chapter of USA Dance! I spent a great deal of time assembling the nomination package for "Chapter of the Year 2018" Can you imagine your chapter sponsored over 250 beginner/intermediate dance lessons/workshops this past year? With our monthly Social Dances at the locations at the Riverside Community Center and the Women's Club in Punta Gorda adding 24 lesson sessions, plus the TWO Black-tie Balls and Showcase of Dance for 2018, it's been a busy year!
Of special interest - in comparison, those attending the chapter lessons vs those attending the chapter social dances seldom included the same folks. 
The Ballroom Team Dance Training Program has had a GREAT 1st month at the Women's Club Ballroom 118 Sullivan Street in Punta Gorda! 

October started this team's adventure into the classic WALTZ, with Nathalie and Franck. So, if you love the joy of dance THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS from 8 to 9 PM! Interestingly, we've had more gents than ladies show this first month, so, ladies join us for some special dance moves you probably haven't met yet!
 
This is new program Follows our Beginner/Intermediate class with BOB on Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 PM
 
 
EACH CLASS IS $6.00 for USAD members & $10.00 for Others!
 
 
 
Remember it's two (2) Sessions, One Night
 
 
 
 
Session One is Basic/Intermediate MAMBO with BOB. 
Start Time 7:00 PM finishes by 8:00 PM
Session Two, for those who need the challenge, X-Flash-mobbers  and those who want variations, don't miss these routines with Franck & Nathalie!
  WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING? 
Well on Monday nights at Riverside Community Center

While we had a wonderful time with Cindy Johnson and the CHA-CHA, November & December will feature the T-A-N-G-O with David Flory 
The Basics are from 6:30 to 7:15 PM
The Intermediates are from 7:30 to 8:15
The cost is $10.00 for the evening.
We always start with the Basics to share with ALL levels of dancers with the second hour more challenging.! If you are NEW, the address is 3061 East Riverside Drive, Fort Myers, FL
You've already Seen The Wednesday's At Charlotte Harbor Schedule, don't miss a step!
From 3 to 4 PM on November 1st we finish our Ballroom Line Dance Program at Riverside and feature some special dances we generally don't teach at our usual classes starting November 11. THURSDAY AFTERNOONS WILL BE HOT!
Thursday's continue with 
Don & JoAnn (and some special trainers, to help you out) will be at the Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd as we move on  to explore the 
CHA-CHA
That's from 6 to 7 PM 
With Practice after!
Don't Miss Our Celebration of Veterans Day!
MEMBERSHIP CORNER

Can You imagine even with the loss of our friends who helped form our sister chapter in Cape Coral, we still have nearly 200 active USA Dance members?

So what role do you play in the chapter? One way to let us know is to attend the GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING on Sunday, November 25th at the Riverside Community Center,
3061 East Riverside Drive in Fort Myers
It will be from 3 to 4 PM

FOLLOWED BY A SOCIAL DANCE from 4 to 5:30 PM
ALL MEMBERS ATTENDING THE MEETING WILL HAVE FREE ADMISSION TO THE DANCE! For those not attending the meeting it's 
USA Dance members $10.00
Others $15.00

COME, VOTE TO CONFIRM THE NEW CHAPTER BOARD MEMBERS 
and help us make the upcoming year a Great Year for our USA Dance Chapter 6049.
These members have volunteered and are candidates for the following positions in the Southwest Florida Chapter 6049 of USA Dance-Term 2019-2020
Gary Desrosiers-President, unopposed
William (Bill) Wymer) Membership Coordinator, unopposed
Nathalie Lemoine-Communications Coordinator, unopposed
Franck Lemoine-Director At Large, unopposed
The following folks are incumbent members of the board of directors for the Southwest Florida Chapter 6049, serving through December 2019..
Robin Deo, VP Charlotte Harbor Satellite
Amy Maneval, Treasurer
Mary Bonnette, Secretary and Special Events
Don Davenport, current President who is leaving the board of directors 12/31/2018

 
There are vacancies on the board such as Vice President, Social Dance Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator. These duties are shared by members of the board until volunteers step forward.
At the General Membership Meeting on November 25th nominations for these positions or Director at Large positions from the floor will be accepted to be confirmed by a membership vote.

COME TO THIS MEETING AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR YOUR CHAPTER AND USA DANCE!
Whatever you do, don't miss our HOLIDAY SPECIAL BLACK-TIE BALL
ON DECEMBER 1st!
By now you can guess that the Southwest Florida Chapter 6049 of USA Dance does a "LOT OF STUFF"
Put everything else on hold and COME DANCE WITH US!!
See you on the Dance Floor!
   USA Dance Inc is organized and operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a Section 501©(3) nonprofit organization.
When you click on the "f" above you go to the chapter facebook page, the link beside it connects you to the web-site, TRY IT!
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