NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION®

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Welcome to the National Square Dance Convention® home page. Below are the the current members of the National Executive Committee.




We would like to tell you a little about ourselves and what it is we do. In order to be a member of the National Executive Committee you must first have been a General Chairman of the National Square Dance Convention®. 15 months prior to the General Chairman's Convention, at the preconvention, the NEC votes the new General Chairman onto the National Executive Committee. Any member may be removed from the NEC by a 2/3 majority vote of the entire committee. Although this is rare, it has occurred.

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

772-597-3277
704-847-1265

Normac@arrowhead.net
Trip47th@aol.com
 
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

956-421-5862 Webmaster 301-345-7450

shirlwhite2@earthlink.net

Richp27890@aol.com
 
Director of Information: Karen Fleher Historian Lee Long

1924 Lunenburg Drive
9191 Garland Road #911

St. Peters, MO 63376
Dallas, TX 75218

636-379-8090
214-485-1004

Kfleher@aol.com
leelong@mymailstation.com
 
Parliamentarian: Wayne & Miriam Florea

9191 Garland Road #911

Milford, OH 45150

Floreawd@aol.com
 
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
210-826-2982 901-759-4037 619-231-0025 713-643-0795
vivian210@aol.com jm1990@msn.com   Lreed@wt.net  
 
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
952-471-0510 812-372-1485 334-272-6188
Jay@Jrichards.com ernie@forsite.net EmWil@msn.com

 

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
BUSINESS   EDUCATION
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
 
PROGRAM   PUBLICITY
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
 
SERVICES   FINAL REPORT
Carl & Jean McCarver   Lettie Reed
 
COMPUTER & NEC WEB PAGE   SECRETARY
Dick Peterson   Don & Shirley White
 
LEGAL   CEREMONIES
Wayne Florea   Nan Carrier

 

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE GEOGRAPHIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Worley & Nan Carrier - Florida & Georgia
Ken Parker - California
Karen Fleher - Missouri, Illinois & Nevada
Wayne & Miriam Florea - Ohio, Kentucky, Hawaii & Alaska
Dick & Linda Peterson - PA, ME, MD, NH, NY, NJ, CT. RI, MA, DE, & VT
Jay & Merle Gearman - Texas & Kansas
Lettie Reed - Nebraska & Iowa
Lee Long - Arizona & New Mexico
Jay & Gail Richards - Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota & Wisconsin
Vivian McCannon - Colorado & Wyoming
Carl & Jean McCarver - Arkansas, Oklahoma & Tennessee
Ernie & Barbara Stone - Michigan & Indiana
Gene & Connie Triplett - North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia & West Virginia
Don & Shirley White - Oregon, Washington, Utah, Montana, & Idaho
John & Dimple Williford - Alabama, Mississippi, & Louisiana

 

HOW TO BID FOR A NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION®

Why Should An Organization Bid For A Convention?
The National Square Dance Convention® is not a festival. It includes panels, clinics, seminars, workshops and other educational features for dancers, club leaders, callers and teachers. They will learn more about dancers in the area, discover hidden talent and find many leaders for future needs. The organization will have an opportunity to invite square dancers from around the world to share the city, dancing community and hospitality. Summary of Facilities and Personnel Needed How Does An Organization Bid For A National Convention?
Contact any one of the National Executive Committee members who will notify the Advisor for your area. The intent can also be stated at the bid session during the National Square Dance Convention® The bid session is held on Friday morning and should be attended by officers of the square dance organization contemplating making a bid.

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.

 

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE GUIDELINES FOR DRESS CODE
AT A NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION®
1)   Square and Round Dance Attire:
2)   Contra Dance Attire:
3)   Clogging Attire:
4)   Country Western Attire:
ALL DANCERS WILL BE PERMITTED IN ANY HALL, BUT NEED TO BE DRESSED IN PROPER ATTIRE.

 

NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE MAGAZINE
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[47th@aol.com 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.


 

HERE ARE THE WEB SITES FOR UPCOMING NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTIONS® * The 52nd National Square Dance Convention®> - The 52nd NSDC will be held in Oklahoma City, OK,
June 25-28, 2003. Reach us at our web site http://www.52ndnatl.com/

* 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