The President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected to one year terms. The nominating committee may ask a member to run for office again. Elections are held by secret ballot. The President assigns the committees for the board. He also assigns each member of the NEC to represent a geographical area of the United States. The members responsibility is to advise their area and become Advisors should that area decide to Bid for a National Square Dance Convention®. Each member is also assigned an area of the National Square Dance Convention® to advise. We meet twice a year, one week at the preconvention and one week at the National Convention.
Here is a list of the NEC members, their positions on the board, current advisory assignments and geographic areas of responsibility .
|Presidents:||Worley & Nan Carrier||Vice Presidents:||Gene & Connie Triplett|
|8525 S. W. Kanner Highway||532 Walnut Point Drive|
|Indiantown, FL 34956||Mathews, NC 281056|
|Secretary:||Don & Shirley White||Treasurers &||Dick & Linda Peterson|
|P.O. Box 710||Editors of||7226 Mandan Road|
|Dallas, OR 97333||National Squares &||Greenbelt, MD 20770|
|Director of Information:||Karen Fleher||Historian||Lee Long|
|1924 Lunenburg Drive||9191 Garland Road #911|
|St. Peters, MO 63376||Dallas, TX 75218|
|Parliamentarian:||Wayne & Miriam Florea|
|9191 Garland Road #911|
|Milford, OH 45150|
|Vivian McCannon||Carl & Jean McCarver||Ken Parker||Lettie Reed|
|2811 Chisolm Trail||5145 Grand Pines Drive||850 State St. #226||8227 Matbby Street|
|San Antonio, TX 78217||Memphis, TN||San Diego, CA 92101||Houston, TX 77061|
|Jay & Gail Richards||Ernie & Barbara Stone||John & Dimple Williford|
|3243 Casco Circle||3531 Mocking Bird Drive||452 Arrowhead Drive|
|Wayzata, MN 55391||Columbus, IN 47203||Montgomery, AL 36117|
|NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY|
|Barbara Stone - Program Book||Gail Richards - Panels, Clinics & Seminars|
|Ernie Stone - Vendors||Vivian McCannon & Miriam Florea - Sew & Save|
|Karen Fleher - Finance, Ways & Means & Purchasing||Jay Richards - Showcase, Organizations Round Table & Bid Session|
|Gene & Connie Triplett - Square Dance, Youth, Contra & Clogging||Linda Peterson - National Publicity, Local Publicity TV, Radio, Media & National Squares|
|John Williford - Round Dance|
|Ken Parker - Exhibitions|
|REGISTRATION & HOUSING||SOCIAL & SPECIAL EVENTS|
|Shirley White - Registration||Lee Long & Dimple Williford - Fashion Show & Tours|
|Worley Carrier - Housing||Jay & Merle Gearman - Special Events & Hospitality|
|Don White - RV & Camping|
|Carl & Jean McCarver||Lettie Reed|
|COMPUTER & NEC WEB PAGE||SECRETARY|
|Dick Peterson||Don & Shirley White|
|Wayne Florea||Nan Carrier|
NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE GEOGRAPHIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIESWorley & Nan Carrier - Florida & Georgia
HOW TO BID FOR A NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION®
Full information will be provided and a meeting will be arranged when convenient for all parties.
New sites are encouraged. The officers of a square dance organization should not feel hesitant about requesting information.
The National Executive Committee has assigned one of its member couples to act as Advisor in each of over twenty geographical areas of the country. Four National Executive Committee members will visit your city to ascertain the capability of hosting a National Square Dance Convention®.
After evaluating the capabilities of the city and the host organization, the Advisors will inform them whether or not they meet the requirements to host a National Square Dance Convention®.
If the organization decides to proceed with a bid, the National Executive Committee Advisors will make available to the organization a copy of the Guidelines, a Convention program book and at least one successful bid book.
The Advisors will meet with the organization's leaders for a second meeting approximately 60 days before the bid book is due to be mailed. The bid book must be received by each member/couple of the National Executive Committee 90 days prior to the Convention at which their bid will be presented. The purpose of the second meeting is to review and finalize the progress of the bid book and to review plans for the presentation to be made at the bid session. Should any additional meetings be necessary, the timeframe will be arranged between the Area Advisors, Bid Committee, and CVB. The Area Advisors involvement must be approved by the NEC President.
These two or more visits of the four National Executive Committee Advisors to your city are at the expense of the bidding city or the sponsoring organization. These expenses include transportation, meals and lodging.
1) Square and Round Dance Attire:
Ladies - Square Dance Dress/Skirt and top with crinoline slip and pettipants or Prairie Length Dress/Prairie Skirt and Top with soft slip (no slacks/jeans or shorts on square or round dance floors).2) Contra Dance Attire:
Men - Long Sleeve Shirt and Dress Slacks or Clean Dress Jeans (bolo or square dance tie recommended). (No short sleeve shirts, T-shirts, shorts on square dance or round dance floors).
Ladies - Contra length Dress/Skirt and Top or same as square and round dance attire.3) Clogging Attire:
Men - Same as square and round dance attire
Ladies - Clogging Length Dress/Skirt and Top or same as square and round dance attire except crinoline is optional. Slacks/clean jeans or shorts are allowed during practice sessions.4) Country Western Attire:
Men - Long/Short Sleeve Shirts and Dress Slacks/Jeans (bolo or square dance tie optional). Shorts and T-shirts allowed during practice sessions.
Ladies/Men - Country Western Outfits or same as square and round dance attire.
National Square Dance Magazine is published by the National Executive Committee. Currently Dick & Linda Peterson are the Editors. Dick & Linda can reached at this e-mail address - Richp27890@aol.com - for information on ads, etc. Gene & Connie Triplett are the Circulation Managers and handle all the new subscriptions and renewals for National Squares. When you subscribe to National Squares, contact Gene & Connie at Trip[firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions. You send your subscription money of $7.00 to Gene & Connie at 532 Walnut Point Drive, Mathews, NC 28105. Below is a subscription form for National Squares.
* The 53rd National Square Dance Convention® - The 53rd National Square Dance Convention will be held in Denver, Co., June 23-25, 2004 at the National Western Complex. Reach us at our web site http://www.53nsdc.com/
* The 54th National Square Dance Convention® - The 54th National Square Dance Convention - June 22-25, 2005 - All trails lead to Portland, OR. Reach us at our web site http://www.54nsdc.com
* The 55th National Square Dance Convention® - The 55th National Square Dance Convention will be held in San Antonio, TX., June 21-24, 2006. Web site is http://www.55nsdc.org