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ASSDF Officers

Contents
Overview
2016 ASSDF Elected Officers
2016 ASSDF Appointed Officers
2017 ASSDF Executive Board

Overview


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This page lists the current slate of officers, elected and appointed, for the ASSDF), as of October 17, 2016. The slate of newly elected officers is posted with the January issue of Modern Square...and is also entered on the website after the ASSDF Board Meeting in early December...when the new slate of officers (previously voted on at the ASSDF Fall Festival) are installed. The exceptions are if there is a change in officers during the year.

The Elected Officers are, as the title implies, elected at the ASSDF Fall Festival dance, and begin their terms on January 1st of the new year. The Appointed Officers are, as the title implies, appointed by the ASSDF Officers, for the various positions.

Note that with the adoption of the Revised By-Laws, (which was done at the Delegates Meeting at the 2016 ASSDF Fall Festival), the structure of the slate of officers will CHANGE, effective Jan. 1, 2017.


In a Letter From The Editor from past issues of The Modern Square, many of these dancers noted below have REPEATEDLY SERVED...some in one way or another for over 30 years...because it has been very difficult to find people wanting to serve as an officer. That is the reason that some of the ASSDF Officers look much like the ones from the year before...it's because, in most cases, THEY ARE!!

Also, there may be times that due to other circumstances, where officers have to resign their position early, are replaced for various reasons, or they don't want to serve again...and as a result, they can't serve another term. So, just because a position is currently filled, it does NOT necessarily mean that the individual currently serving in that officers position will still want to, or be able to serve again in the coming year.

Sadly, it's as if no one else wants to ''step up to the plate'' to serve...and ''those who complain should be the FIRST IN LINE to run for an officers position!!''.

Many of these dancers have had to cut down their dancing involvement...both on and off the square dance floor...if not quit the hobby altogether...because of health issues... including yours truly. It doesn't cost anything but a trip to meetings that are scheduled every so often...and the price of the pleasures of the dance are paid by those who take responsibility. So, please consider giving back to this wonderful hobby...if you'd like to volunteer to serve, please contact one of the current elected officers noted below.

In short, while there are other things in life besides square and round dancing...it is up to the dancer to keep the hobby alive...it can't do it on its own. But, if we can't get individuals to serve, then there's no need to keep the ASSDF in existence. In other words, ''if we can't get the workers, there's no need for the bees.''

Those who think that ''the work will magically get done'' at events (whether for their club, organization, or otherwise), and all they have to do is show up for the dance, then leave when they feel like it...are in for a rude awakening.

Also, there may be times, where circumstances beyond a dancers control force them to resign a previously elected or appointed officers position...or in the case of ''not doing their job'', they may be terminated from their position by the remainder of the ASSDF Officers. In this case, replacements are put in place as soon as possible.

Lastly, to prevent spamming, email addresses are NOT posted here. However, if you wish to get in contact with one of the ASSDF Officers, please click here to Contact The Webmaster. Your message will be forwarded to the appropriate officer, if they have email.

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2016 ASSDF Elected Officers


President:
As the name implies, the President ''presides'' over all meetings of the ASSDF. They become Immediate Past President on Jan. 1st of the following year. If they were previously the First Vice President, and had to take over as President during the year, they may end up serving another term.

Scott and Angela Blackshear, 208 Stroope Trail, Royal, AR 71968 (501) 276-0841


1st Vice President:
The 1st Vice President is the ASSDF President-Elect, and takes over as ASSDF President on Jan. 1st of the following year. The 1st Vice President also ''presides'' over all meetings of the ASSDF, in case the current ASSDF President is unable to attend. If the ASSDF President has to resign during the year (for whatever reason), the 1st Vice President becomes the acting ASSDF President for the remainder of the year. Normally, the 1st Vice President becomes the ASSDF President the next year...but sometimes, that's not always the case, for various reasons.

POSITION CURRENTLY VACANT


2nd Vice President:
The 2nd Vice President is the Editor of The Modern Square, Arkansas' monthly square and round dance publication.

Fred Fisher, 47 Hays Hill Road, Conway, AR 72032 (501) 428-9026

NOTE: Fred Fisher also prepares an E-Edition, which is OPTIONAL, but REQUIRES a PAID SUBSCRIPTION...you can NOT get an E-Edition by itself. Also, Fred Fisher is retiring as Editor, after the publication of the December, 2016 issue. See this link for the new slate of officers.


3rd Vice President:
The 3rd Vice President sets up Subscription Dances...where square and round dancers can sign up at the dance for a subscription to The Modern Square, Arkansas' monthly square and round dance publication. A subscription form (which is mailed to the ASSDF Treasurer, along with payment), can be found on that page, as well as information on Subscription Dances. Subscription forms can also be found within each issue of The Modern Square.

Ernest (Stan) and Carol Stander, 5137 Greenway Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72116 (501) 753-2574


Secretary:
The Secretary takes minutes at all ASSDF meetings, and prepares all correspondence for the ASSDF.

Roger and Sheena Garner, 7404 Palm Beach, Benton, AR 72019 (501) 353-7915


Treasurer:
The Treasurer processes fees, such as subscriptions to The Modern Square, ASSDF Club Membership Yearly Dues, ASSDF Fall Festival, Dances, payments to the printer and Postal Service, and other expenses of the ASSDF.

Donnie and Jennifer Pogue, 3124 Timberlake Drive, Royal, AR 71968 (501) 802-2978


Historian:
The Historian maintains a scrapbook of photos and other items, dealing with the history of the ASSDF. Note that anyone with pictures, etc. from dances, must send these directly to the Historian, for these to be included in the scrapbook.

Cathy & Royce Beesly, 4850 Highway 14 East, Newport, AR 72112-8539 (870) 503-2674 or (870) 217-2332


Circulation Manager:
The Circulation Manager is responsible for keeping track of those who have subscriptions to The Modern Square...and notifying the printer of address changes. While Address Changes should be sent to the Circulation Manager, Subscription Payments should be sent to the Treasurer, who will forward them to the Circulation Manager via email...and the Circulation Manager will update the subscriber database accordingly.

Daryl Stout, P.O. Box 55655, Little Rock, AR 72215 (501) 476-2545 (leave a voice mail), or follow the instructions here.


Past President:
The Past President is as the name implies...they were the ASSDF President during the previous calendar year.

Brenda Griffin, 103 Indian Springs Drive, Bryant, AR 72022 (501) 416-5366

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2016 ASSDF Appointed Officers


Round Dance Chairman:
These people are in charge of the Round Dancing at various ASSDF Fall Festival Dances.

Fred and Cathy Fisher, 47 Hays Hill Road, Conway, AR 72032 (501) 428-9026


Insurance Chairman:
Liability Insurance is a constant concern. These people work with the program to help provide insurance to dancers while at a dance, and liability insurance for those overseeing the hall. This way, if an incident occurs, the members of the club (let alone the ASSDF) won't be subject to possible lawsuits. To obtain the insurance, each club must be a paid up member to the ASSDF ($20 per year)...and pay a cost of $4.45 per dancer, or a $45 minimum per club. Note that for the club to obtain the insurance, EVERY DANCER ON THE MEMBERSHIP ROSTER MUST BE INCLUDED.

Ann Grigsby, 7206 Springhill Road, Alexander, AR 72002 (501) 847-2624


Webmaster:
These people are in charge of maintaining the website for the ASSDF.

Daryl Stout, P.O. Box 55655, Little Rock, AR 72215 (501) 476-2545 (leave a voice mail), or follow the instructions here.


USDA Delegate:
These people are delegates to the United Square Dancers Of America group, which provides insurance at dances, and other benefits to square and round dancers.

POSITION CURRENTLY VACANT. If you feel that you are qualified, and would like to apply for this position, please contact President Scott and Angela Blackshear, noted above.


Parliamentarian:
These people make sure that ASSDF meetings are conducted in an orderly manner, persuant to Roberts Rules Of Order.

Bill and Lela O'Neil, 2611 Valley Drive, Searcy, AR 72143 (501) 352-2741


Education and Publicity:
These people help educate non-dancers on what square and round dancing are all about, and provide publicity on dancing activities to media outlets, such as broadcast stations, newspapers, magazines, etc.

Gordon And Sue White, 6 Perfecto Place, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909 (501) 922-0803


Advertising Chairman:
These people are in charge of advertising of the ASSDF, with The Modern Square, the ASSDF Fall Festival, and selling ads for the organization.

POSITION CURRENTLY VACANT. If you feel that you are qualified, and would like to apply for this position, please contact President Scott and Angela Blackshear, noted above.


Showcase Of Ideas:
These people maintain a special table, which helps promote and showcase square and round dancing in Arkansas...and travel to the National Square Dance Convention.

POSITION CURRENTLY VACANT. If you feel that you are qualified, and would like to apply for this position, please contact President, Scott and Angela Blackshear, noted above.

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2017 ASSDF Executive Board


As noted elsewhere on this page, with the adoption of the Revised By-Laws, (which was done at the Delegates Meeting at the 2016 ASSDF Fall Festival), the structure of the slate of officers will CHANGE, effective Jan. 1, 2017. The new slate is as follows...full contact information for these individuals, as well as for those individuals in the appointed positions will be posted as soon as possible. Many of the current positions will still be retained, but they will no longer be part of the ''the Executive Board'', per se. Instead, these will fall under the Operations Committee, noted below.

President: Scott and Angela Blackshear. This position advises, and works closely with the Social Media Chairman, and acts as a liason with the Caller And Cuer Representatives.

Vice President: Brenda Griffin. This position advises, and work closely with the Publicity/Advertising Chairman and USDA Delegate.

Secretary: Roger and Sheena Garner. This position advises, and works closely with the Archive Chairman.

Treasurer: Donnie and Jennifer Pogue. This position advises, and works closely with the Insurance Chairman and Circulation Chairman.

Modern Square Editor: Wayne and Lura Wade. This position prepares the monthly publication of The Modern Square, both with a printed and an e-Edition.
Immediate Past President: This position serves as an advisor to the Executive Board, presents a slate of nominees for a vote at the Delegates Meeting, plus advises, and works closely with the Fall Festival Chairman.


The Operations Committee will be appointed by the ASSDF President, subject to the approval of the ASSDF Executive Board. These positions include the following (the names of those serving will be posted as soon as possible):

Publicity And Advertising Chairman

Archive Chairman (similar to what the current Historian does)

Social Media/Web Chairman (similar to what the current Webmaster does, but also with things like Facebook)

Delegate to United Square Dancers Of America

Insurance Chairman (similar to what the current Insurance Chairman does)

Caller Representative

Cuer Representative

Fall Festival Chairman

Circulation Chairman (similar to what the current Circulation Manager does)

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