Club News

Article for Round Up December 2018

In October instead of the traditional Halloween Dance we decided to go flower power. Thank you to all those who dressed up, We have to admit some of you looked right at home with long hair, head band, beads, flowers. Every one thought Les looked a lot better with long hair and all the singing calls were songs from the 60’s.

On November 13 we had our AGM. Congratulations to the following people who were elected Eddie Lee (President), Ingrid Cottrell (Vice President), Rose Wood (Secretary), Diana Lawson (Committee Member) we look forward to working with you all to manage the club. Thank you to Margaret, Roy & Cheryl for your time on the committee and who did not stand for re-election.

Speaking of Roy & Cheryl we have managed to contact them and they have returned from their trip up north but Roy is still recovering from illness so we are not sure when they will return to dancing. We wish Roy a speedy recovery. And hope to see them back soon.

Anne & Les travelled down to Mt Gambier to help Pine City Twirlers celebrate their 35th Birthday. Congratulations and another great dance.

Article for Round Up November 2018

On September 25 we had our Annual Charity Night with all proceeds going to the Australian Lions Hearing Dogs. What a tremendous night and thank you to all who attended, and donated to such a wonderful cause especially when you look at some the statistics, 1 in 6 Australians suffer hearing loss, 90% of dogs are sourced from shelters. So the benefits are not only human but the dogs get a loving home as well. We raised $310 and Anne, Les, Eddie & Rosalie attended the open day on October 9 to present the donation. Our donation was gratefully accepted by the Chairman and the CEO of lions hearing dogs (please see picture below).

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Article for Round Up October 2018

Anne and Les travelled to Naracoorte to help Acey Squares celebrate their 12th Birthday. Thank you to Chris, Alan and your dancers for the great weekend. We also got to teach a round dance on Saturday afternoon with a full floor which was good.

Glad to see a number of our dancers enjoying the state convention including plus and rounds. Thank you to the convention committee for a great weekend. Les was also pleased to have his first plus calls at a convention for over 12 years.

We were pleased to receive a number of visitors on the Tuesday following the convention. We welcomed Ralph and Lyn Weiss from Chemistry Sets in Melbourne. Thanks Ralph for giving us a call and he also won the raffle. We also welcomed Beryl from Eastern 8’s in Gippsland Victoria great to see her again at the club

At the time of writing we still have 1 week to go out of our 6 week intake period for our learners class (well the 6 weeks just flew by). Numbers have not met expectations with only half a dozen people enrolling. However our mainstream numbers remain steady so we will continue with the help of our experienced dancers.

Article for Round Up September 2018

We were all saddened to hear of the passing of Zaree Sullivan from Paddlesteamer Squares. Zaree was a regular visitor to our club in particular the Christmas break ups and birthdays and special nights, we will miss you.

Les will be travelling to Melbourne for a week to visit his mum en-route to call at the Tasmanian Square Dance Society Dance in Hobart.

John Casey has agreed to call rather than close the club on 18th September. Thank you John in advance for your help.

Our charity night is on 25 September (please see advertisement for details) . The charity is the Lions Hearing Dog Centre in Hahndorf. Check out the ad for some amazing details on exactly what it takes to train a hearing dog and also the benefits to both the people and the dogs themselves. The centre also runs open days, Anne and I have been to one and it is a wonderful experience if you can spare a few hours.

At the time of writing we are on the eve of our next learners class starting (see advertisement below). We are keeping the class open for 6 weeks so it is not too late to start. If you know of any friends who would like to learn bring them along.

Article for Round Up August 2018

Well, the weather, sickness, holidays have all taken their toll on numbers recently, however we have survived. Diana and Phyl are recovering from a bout of bronchitis, Peter & Stella have been crook, Terri had her leg done, Roy and Cheryl are away up north in the territory, Dennis has been back to England and has returned safely, Gary & Sally have been to Europe and also returned safely.

Our special night for July was our French Night and well attended and a great night. Guests of honour were Jacqueline (because she is French) & John. Jacqui sang the French National Anthem and all the singing calls were red, white, blue or love. Thank you to all who dressed the theme.

Happy dancing from Anne & Les

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Article for Round Up July 2018

Our special night for May was of course our Mothers' Day dance. Thank you to all the mums who without doubt do a fantastic job. All ladies received a chocolate rose on a stem (see picture below). Thank you to Diana for organising the roses. All the men brought supper and have to admit it was not a bad spread at all.

Our numbers have taken a bit of a hit in the past month with holidays etc, Dennis is in England, Gary & Sally are in Europe, Roy & Cheryl headed north to the Territory, Terry has had an operation on her leg so we hope for a speedy recovery. Otherwise we are still doing very well.

Happy dancing from Anne & Les

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Article for Round Up March 2018

Hi everybody and welcome to the club news. We are into March and we have already had two special nights for the year. This year we have planned a special night for every month so hopefully you will find a night to your liking. To help everybody keep up with what is going on, we have produced fridge magnets with the Mainstream special nights and the plus dates. Thank you to Diana for producing those, we hope you find them useful. Also please see our advertisement with our remaining calendar dates for 2018.

Our special night for January was our Down Under Ball. All Australian singing calls and mini pie floaters for supper were absolutely delicious probably accounts why everybody was lining up again for seconds. Thanks to Eddie & Rosalie for organising the supper. Milton did a bracket playing the guitar.

We decided to combine our Valentines night with Shrove Tuesday, dancing to love songs (and there are no shortage of those in square dancing funny about that) as well as enjoying lots of delicious pancakes. Thank you once again to Eddie & Rosalie for organising the supper.

Some of us are traveling to the Victorian State Convention in Horsham and the National Convention in Perth, So we wish and hope we all have a safe trip.

Our 23rd Birthday is just around the corner. Theme is flexible dress as little or as much wacky as you want. We are also planning a dinner again, so please see our advertisement for more details

Happy dancing from Anne & Les 

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Article for Round Up February 2018

Happy New Year to you all, we hope you had a great Christmas and spending time with family and friends. At the time of writing we have not commenced dancing and there was no round up for January however there is a lot of news from the latter part of 2017

Our plus class is continuing to hold steady with numbers at 2 to 3 sets. This has been the outstanding success story of the 2017 year for us. Thank you all of you for your support.

October we had our annual Halloween dance, thank you to those who dressed up. The supper looked disgusting but delicious.

November was our AGM and congratulations to the following were elected to our committee. Rosalie Lee-Treasurer, Roy Gosden-Vice President, Cheryl Gosden-Committee with the following staying on Eddie Lee-President, Diana Lawson-Secretary, Les Tulloch, Anne Tulloch & Margret Dunstone-Committee.

Over 50 people attended our Christmas break up (see picture below) We were entertained by Greg, Gail & Milton who gave us some Christmas carols but with an Australian flavour. And to Les & Milton who called Christmas singing calls all night. We also had our graduation, congratulations to Denis, Melissa, Ingrid, Sue, Toy & Deborah. Thank you also to Murray & Karen Dempsey for representing the Society and presenting the graduation packages

Happy dancing from Anne & Les

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Article for Round Up December 2017

Congratulations to those who were either elected, or re-elected to the committee. Thank you to our previous committee for their hard work over the past year.

Congratulations to Anne Tulloch on being elected President of the Square Dance Society for another term.

Following from our annual charity night where we raised $250 for the Koala & Wildlife Hospital, Anne visited the centre to pass on these proceeds and by chance got to be involved in a tour of the facility and got to pat 'Honey' the koala as well (see picture below).

Our plus class continues to make great progress with 3 sets dancing some nights, once again thank you all for your support.

Looking forward to our Christmas break up see advertisement for details. Thank you all for your support during the year hope you have a joyous festive season and look forward to seeing you back safe in 2018.

Happy dancing from Anne & Les

Article for Round Up November 2017

Just a reminder that in November we are holding our AGM (please refer again the advertisement). So please consider helping out and go on the committee. This year we need a Vice President, Treasurer and 2 committee members. Thank you to Eddie, Rosalie and Margaret. for your work in those positions, Les, Anne & Diana & Eddie stay on the committee for a further term so thank you and we look forward to your continued work.

It was great to see Harvey Wood back dancing again after his unintended extended stay overseas. It has been interesting to hear of his experiences.

In September we had our annual charity night. This year it is an animal charity with all proceeds going the Koala & Wildlife Hospital. Dancers all received a Caramello Koala and we also welcomed Stephen & Maryka Janes. Thank you for your support and donations we managed to raise $250

At the time of writing we have completed 3 nights of our plus class. The numbers remain steady at 10 couples with some away, so a terrific result. The risk in running the class at Port Noarlunga given the hall hire has paid off and thank you to everyone for your support. But remember we need your continued support both Mainstream & Plus.

Congratulations to Paddlesteamer Squares on your 9th Birthday. Thank you to our dancers who travelled down and helped celebrate.

Happy dancing from Anne & Les

Article for Round Up October 2017

Last month we mentioned about Harvey Wood suffering a stroke, well latest news he is back in an Adelaide hospital under going further treatment. Once again we wish Harvey all the best for a speedy recovery.

Wayne and Pam have been travelling again and Anne & Les travelled to Melbourne to go to the Victorian Round Dance Festival. Some good dances for all our Round Dancers at all levels.

Some time ago after receiving several enquiries we decided to start a plus class. It was a bit of a risk in particular if we were to continue at the Port Noarlunga Arts Centre due to hall hire cost. Well that risk has paid off and we commenced on 14 September with two sets. Our second night saw 10 couples with more to come yet. So thank you to everyone one for your support in getting this class off the ground.

Our special night for October is Halloween so dress the part (see advertisement for details).

Just a reminder that in November we are holding our AGM (again see ad). So please consider helping out and go on the committee. This year we need a Vice President, Treasurer and 2 committee members. Thank you to Eddie, Rosalie and Margaret. for your work in those positions, Les, Anne & Diana & Eddie stay on the committee for a further term so thank you and we look forward to your continued work.

Happy dancing from Anne & Les

Article for Round Up September 2017

Wow what a month of mixed emotions and attendances. Apart from the cold weather keeping dancers away we have had some absences through unfortunate events and some due to holidays. Diana Lawson was involved in a car accident following the July 8 dance, however has since recovered and is back dancing again. Harvey Wood suffered a stroke whilst on holiday in Europe (see what a holiday does for you), but seriously we wish him a speedy recovery. Phyl decided to travel north to the outback for 4 weeks and Terri travelled even further north for a cruise around Scandinavia. Both are back safe and well

Our special night for July was our ‘Taste of Italy Night’. Thanks to all those who dressed the theme of red, white & green. Thank you to Eddie and Rosalie for organising the minestrone soup and pizza, although Eddie was not well enough to attend on the night.

Anne, Les, Eddie, Rosalie, Milton & Debbie travelled to Naracoorte to help Acey Squares celebrate their 11th Birthday. Weather was cold however dancing and pancakes great. Thank you to Alan and Chris for your hospitality.

We are also starting a plus class on Thursday’s starting 14 September (see advertisement for details). Hope to see you there.

Happy Dancing from Anne & Les

Article for Round Up August 2017

At the time of writing we think back to such a wonderful couple of weeks of dancing.

On July 1 Les & Anne hosted a dance at Little Hampton for the Adelaide Hills Women’s Network to raise money for Aussie Farmers affected by the drought. The hall was packed out with 6 sets dancing and just as many sitting out. Wine wall, silent auction and a raffle plus door takings raised over $2,500

July 4 was our American Night and certainly colourful with the red white & blue theme. Certainly no shortage of American theme songs for Les to call featuring states, cities, trains & prisons. Thank you to Eddie and Rosalie who organised the supper of Hot Dogs and Donuts.

Thank you to the Square Dance Society for a wonderful evening of dancing at the combined SASDS/SACA dinner & dance on 8 July. We counted 3 sets of dancers from Sunset Twirlers including some of our new dancers who have just completed mainstream and about to graduate.

Happy Dancing from Anne & Les

Article for Round Up July 2017

Welcome again to our Club News.

Numbers still remain steady despite a number of dancers being away on holidays.

Phil has just returned back safely after a 3 week trip to America in particular New York. So naturally he brought back some square dance gear such as bolo ties etc for some of our new dancers.

Terry is currently on a 2 week cruise around Scandanavia, Phyl is also on another trip and Liz is in Queensland visiting family over the June long weekend.

Speaking of the long weekend some of us travelled to Elizabeth to help Scoot Back Squares celebrate their 6th Birthday. It was a great afternoon of dancing, plenty of food for afternoon tea, congratulations and thanks for the hospitality.

We are preparing to graduate our dancers who commenced in our learners class last year. It has been a long road but we got there so congratulations to our new mainstream dancers.

Looking forward to our next special nights which will be an American Night in July and A taste of Italy in August. Please see advertisements for more details. Don’t forget supper will be supplied so no need to bring any, hope to see you there.

Happy Dancing from Anne & Les 

Article for Round Up June 2017

Great to see all our dancers home safe from the National Convention.

Unfortunately Rosalie has not been able to dance since returning after cutting her leg on the trip home from Bendigo, however is making a recovery

We had a number of dancers attend JVC’s 3rd Birthday. Thank you to John & Jacqueline for a great and enjoyable afternoon of dancing.

On the 13th May we had our 22nd birthday at Marion RSL. It was an outstanding night with 6 sets dancing regularly all night. The meal at 6.30 was provided once again by Cheryl’s Kitchen and was absolutely delicious. We lost count of the numbers choosing to dine but at one stage was in excess of 40. We had six visiting Callers so thank you to John Casey, Jeff Seidel, Scotty Scott, Graham Elliott, Ian Rutter & Milton McKenzie for calling. Thank you to our dancers who helped set up, Eddie & Rosalie, Margaret D, Roy & Cheryl, Peter & Stella, Liz & Charlie for staying until last minute to help pack up, Diana Lawson for the pictures for decoration and we even had help from Murray Dempsey. Eddie & Rosalie also organised the raffle and pies & sausage rolls for supper. Gary & Sally Welsh cut the cake. It was a very pleasant surprise to have Alan & Chris travel all the way from Acey Squares Naracoorte and thank you also as all of our friends from the Paddle Steamer and JVC clubs 

Article for Round Up May 2017

Welcome again to our club news.

In March we held our luck of the Irish Dance. Thank you to all who dressed up or wore something green. Sorry for any confusion regarding the date as some wore the green the week before. Never mind it was like a double celebration.

Welcome back to Diana who has been on holiday. Unfortunately she had a fall whilst away and will not be able to dance for a while. We hope you have a speedy recovery and are able to dance soon.

The response to the learners class has not been as good as in previous years however steady numbers of mainstream dancers helping will mean we are able to progress through. However it was pleasing to see Sue back who has not danced with us since before the move to Port Noarlunga.

We were also surprised to receive a visit from Eric and Linda Saberton who have moved back to Adelaide after moving to the NSW South Central Coast about a dozen or so years ago.

We had a number of dancers attend the National Convention in Bendigo. We all had a great time probably because we could all relate to the theme remembering the 60’s. Anne & Les once again played a big part by presenting sessions at the ARDA Seminar and Showcase and Experimental Round Dances at the convention itself. 

Article for Round Up April 2017

Well the year continues to be successful so far with steady attendances and many special nights.

In February we had some delicious pancakes for supper on Shrove Tuesday. Last month we thanked Eddie and Rosalie in advance but unfortunately Eddie was not able to attend. So Rosalie carried all the responsibility of organising the supper thank you. We were also delighted to have Pauline Ottaway and Alistair Kennedy attend on that night as well.

Our new beginners class has started on 7 March. We are open for a few weeks for new dancers so it is still to early to tell the success and hopefully can report further next month. However enquiries have been coming in as a result of the advertising.

On the 7 March we were delighted to receive a visit from Ted & Rose Leach from Dolphin Dancers Mandurah WA.

Our learners who started in May 2016 have now joined the rest of the club and are now dancing for the whole night. They are now very close to having completed mainstream and we will be working remaining moves over the next few weeks. Their graduation will be before our birthday in May. Also speaking of our birthday we look forward to seeing you all there and help celebrate 22 years 

Article for Round Up March 2017

Well the year has got off to a great start. Numbers have been steady.

The committee has also planned a lot more special nights so hopefully we find something to your liking during the year.

Already we have had two of those nights. The first was our Down Under Ball to celebrate Australia Day. There was lots of red white and blue along with some green & gold. Thank you to all who dressed the theme. We had some mini pie floaters (party pies in pea & ham soup) with tomato sauce, what an Australian Classic. Thank you to Eddie & Rosalie for organising the pies & soup, in particular the soup was home made by Rosalie. Thank to Anne Tulloch who provided the lamingtons. We also had a sing along with the Sunset Philharmonic. The men sang ‘Click go the Shears’ and the ladies sang ‘I Still Call Australia home’. We are not prepared to say who did better. Les & Milton of course did Australian Songs when calling.

The second night was our pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. Shrove comes from the word ‘Shrive’ meaning to absolve. A popular practice is to consume food (traditionally pancakes) that is sacrificed during the 40 days of lent that follows. Thanks once again to Eddie & Rosalie for organising the Pancakes.

Plans are well under way for our 22nd Birthday in may (see our advertisement). Why not come for dinner? Hope to see you there.

Article for Round Up December 2016

Welcome to the club news.

Just an update on the charity dance held in September. As reported last month we made a donation to Brain Aneurism Support Association (BASA). We had a response from Maya Cremers thanking us for our donation and that our donation now means they have raised $5,060.00 which is half way to the target level needed. So we are proud to have made a difference.

Our AGM was in November and at the time of writing we had received the following nominations - Eddie Lee President and Diana Lawson Secretary. Thank you to Eddie & Diana for your nominations.

In November we also had our Halloween Dance. Once again Les & Milton did singing calls to the theme. The dimming of the lights added superbly to the murky atmosphere. Lots of people dressed up with the usual number of witches, Jack the Ripper, Dracula, a Gypsy, a Lady Devil, a Ghoul and an absolutely disgusting supper. Thank you all those who did dress up.

We also had a surprise visit from Sylvia from Numurkah near Shepparton in Victoria. Also thanks to Sylvia for giving us a call.

Looking forward to our Christmas dance, dinner and entertainment see advertisement for more details.

To all our members and dancers have a happy joyous festive season and look forward to your continued support.

Article for Round Up November 2016

Welcome to the club news.

Les had to take a trip to Melbourne during September so rather than close we had Milton call for us. Thank you Milton for stepping in. Also on the way back from Melbourne Les called into Acey Squares at Naracoorte. Thank you to Alan & Chris for the hospitality.

September 27 was our charity night. Attendance was not as we had hoped for, however the committee decided to donate $300 to our charity of choice. This year the charity is Brain Aneurism Support Association (BASA). We chose BASA after we saw the booth at the National Convention run by Maya Cremers, a square dancer from Victoria. We also read a flyer picked up from the booth and were horrified at the statistics around brain aneurism and the fact that every night whilst we dance at the club several people in Australia are diagnosed with this potential life threatening condition.

Our AGM is coming please see advertisement for details. We have several casual vacancies on the committee so please give some consideration to helping run the club. It does not take a lot of extra time outside of club nights so please see Les, Anne, Eddie or Rosalie if you are not sure.

Happy Dancing from Anne & Les

Last updated 31st January 2019