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May 3, 2022

To all South Dakota Square Dancers,
To recap the email that was sent to South Dakota Square Dancers on May 3, 2022:
On April 12,2022 the Board of the SDSFRDA met in special session to review information presented to
them regarding the opportunity to bid to host the National Square Dance Convention from June 24-27,
2026. The Board approved Lanny & Sheryl Beam to be the Chairs to prepare and present a bid to host
that Convention. They also approved Lanny & Sheryl to be the proposed General Chairman of the 75th
National Square Dance Convention (NSDC) if the bid is awarded.
At the Spring Festival General Meeting on Saturday evening, May 7, 2022 the same information was
presented to those in attendance. After discussion with the dancers from their clubs, the club delegates
also approved a motion for South Dakota to bid for the 75th NSDC. In a separate motion the Beams were
approved to be the proposed General Chairman for the 75th NSDC. The Beams will head a committee to
prepare the bid for that National Square Dance Convention.
From May 24-27, 2022, the Beams, 4 advisors from the National Executive Committee (NEC), and several
representatives from the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau toured the various facilities that
would be considered for use during the convention. All parties involved determined that there are
suitable facilities to accommodate all of the functions of the NSDC.
Now on to the next steps! Lanny & Sheryl are currently seeking the necessary volunteers to assist in the
preparation of the bid package and to chair the various committees needed to organize a successful
convention. Be prepared to say “Yes” when the time comes for needed assistance. Remember also that
there are knowledgeable NEC advisors who will assist in any way possible along the way.
Contact Information for Lanny & Sheryl Beam:
6300 E. 26th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57110
Cell Phone #s:
Lanny: 605-366-1894
Sheryl: 605-366-1413
Email: lannyandsheryl@sio.midco.net
As President of the SD Square, Folk & Round Dance Association, I encourage you to reach out to the
Beams to offer them your encouragement, time, & skills to make the bid preparation process the best
that it can be. I still believe in the adage that “many hands make for a lighter work load”.
Thank you,
Shirley Burgers
President
SDSFRDA

May 3, 2022

to recap the email that was sent to South Dakota Square Dancers on May 3, 2022:

On April 12,2022 the Board of the SDSFRDA met in special session to review information presented to them regarding the opportunity to bid to host the National Square Dance Convention from June 24-27, 2026.  The Board approved Lanny & Sheryl Beam to be the Chairs to prepare and present a bid to host that Convention.  They also approved Lanny & Sheryl to be the proposed General Chairman of the 75th National Square Dance Convention (NSDC) if the bid is awarded.

At the Spring Festival General Meeting on Saturday evening, May 7, 2022 the same information was presented to those in attendance.  After discussion with the dancers from their clubs, the club delegates also approved a motion for South Dakota to bid for the 75th NSDC.  In a separate motion the Beams were approved to be the proposed General Chairman for the 75th NSDC.  The Beams will head a committee to prepare the bid for that National Square Dance Convention.

From May 24-27, 2022, the Beams, 4 advisors from the National Executive Committee (NEC), and several representatives from the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau toured the various facilities that would be considered for use during the convention.  All parties involved determined that there are suitable facilities to accommodate all of the functions of the NSDC.

Now on to the next steps!  Lanny & Sheryl are currently seeking the necessary volunteers to assist in the preparation of the bid package and to chair the various committees needed to organize a successful convention.  Be prepared to say “Yes” when the time comes for needed assistance.  Remember also that there are knowledgeable NEC advisors who will assist in any way possible along the way.

Contact Information for Lanny & Sheryl Beam:

                6300 E. 26th Street, Sioux Falls, SD  57110

                Cell Phone #s:

                                Lanny:  605-366-1894

                                Sheryl:  605-366-1413

                Email:  lannyandsheryl@sio.midco.net

As President of the SD Square, Folk & Round Dance Association, I encourage you to reach out to the Beams to offer them your encouragement, time, & skills to make the bid preparation process the best that it can be.  I still believe in the adage that “many hands make for a lighter work load”.

Thank you,

Shirley Burgers

President

SDSFRDA

April 7 2022

To all South Dakota Square Dancers,
Some significant informat
ion was relayed to me on Thursday, April 7 which required input and discussion from the entire South Dakota Square, Folk & Round Dance Association Board in advance of the upcoming scheduled Board and General Membership meetings on May 7 during the Spring Festival.All current Board members were contacted by email and a meeting was scheduled and held on
Tuesday, April 12
at 7 PM (CT)with a majority of Board members present either in person or via a Zoom session. The Board members were able to hear the details of a very important upcoming event that could be viewed as an outstanding opportunity for the future of square dancing in this state and the region in this postcovid era. As a Board,we understand that there may be some differing opinions as to the
opportunity/challenge that has been presented.
The same information that the Board heard is scheduled to be presented at the Association meeting on Saturday, May 7 at6:30 PM(note that this is ½ hour earlier than the time that was published in the last issue of the Hooley Ann Whirl) to be able to allow enough time for the presentation and discussion. All member clubs are strongly encouraged to have as many dancers as possible from your club present for this important presentation. Each club is allowed to choose one delegate to vote for their club on any matters that require a vote. Please be sure to circulate this information to those dancers who may not check their email often or who may not have an email address. Looking forward to seeing many of you at the TrailIn Dance on Friday evening and throughout the day on Saturday!
Shirley Burgers

President

South Dakota Square, Folk & Round Dance Association

SD Square Dance Web Site Is Being Updated

It would be a big help if the clubs would send upcoming schedules and special events to the E-Mail address below. In addition, If you can send any information that will be of interest on SD Dance web site It would appreciated. I would appreciate it if club members would notify me of corrections or suggestions that need to be made. If we all work together we can get we will get the site up and current again. This is a great website and had a lot of hits in the past but thanks to COVID?

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