A huge thanks to the 171 dancers who came out to the CALLERLAB fundraiser dance this weekend and raised over $1,600 for CALLERLAB!
The dance was sponsored by the Riley Wrangers Square Dance Club and the Star Promenaders - thanks to all the members who helped facilitate the details of this event!
We had attendees from Indiana, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, South Carolina, & Tennessee.
Special thanks to the Executive Committee for volunteering their time and talent during this dance. Chair Ted Lizotte - Square Dance Caller, Vice Chair Buddy Weaver, Executive Committee Members Tony Oxendine, Jack Pladdys & Justin Russell - Square Dance Caller, and Executive Director, Teresa Berger.
Shoutout to the callers in attendance: James Cha, Doug Cline, George Ferguson, Bill Garrison, Marianne C. Jackson, Larry Letson, Janet Lewis, Philip Peak, Dave Schulz & Doris Swain.
And last but certainly not least, thanks to our partner in crime (and all things digital media related), Ray Owens, Square Dance Tech. Check out his photos (https://photos.google.com/.../AF1QipOwlxDzDfuVJoYzNKwG1ZO...) and videos (https://www.youtube.com/playlist...) from this dance.
Stay tuned for an exciting announcement soon regarding the next CALLERLAB Fundraising Dance!
It was an honor to share the stage with these talented callers at the CALLERLAB fundraising dance in Texas this weekend! These guys do great work for our organization and the square dance activity!
Just a few of the many memories from the 48th CALLERLAB Convention! I had the pleasure of chatting with so many of our members this week but I was terrible at taking pictures....can you believe that? Another huge shoutout to the CALLERLAB staff for making this week possible!
Exactly one week ago, I arrived in Pittsburgh, PA for the 47th CALLERLAB Convention - my first as Executive Director. As I'm heading home today, I can't believe the week is already over. I'm inspired by the passion and energy of our membership and thrilled by the enthusiasm to "Restart, Reconnect, & Restore" the square dance activity.
I couldn't have done it without the support of my amazing team: from the Home Office, Dana Schirmer & Donna Schirmer and volunteers, Frank Elisa Berger & Avery Arnold. We had lots of other folks who jumped in to help along the way too. Please know how much you are appreciated!
I'm lucky to serve an incredible organization and have many folks who have given me so much support, respect and encouragement along the way.
Excerpt from the CALLERLAB DIRECTION Newsletter November-December 2020:
Executive Director Transition
The Board of Governors have approved Teresa Berger as the new Executive Director effective December 1, 2020. Dana will remain on staff as the Assistant Executive Director to assist Teresa.
Dana has served as the Executive Director of CALLERLAB since 2009. During his tenure, Dana had a tremendous impact on the organization. We are grateful for his leadership and continued expertise in the Home Office.
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