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ASSDF Officers

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Overview
2014 ASSDF Elected Officers
2014 ASSDF Appointed Officers

Overview


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This page lists the current slate of officers, elected and appointed, for the ASSDF), as of Mar. 29, 2014. The slate of newly elected officers is posted with the January issue of Modern Square.

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.


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 looks much like the ones from the year before...it's because, in most cases, THEY ARE!!

Plus, per ASSDF Bylaws, certain officers are LIMITED on the amount of terms that they can serve. Also, there may be times that due to other circumstances, where officers have to resign their position early, or are replaced for various reasons...and as a result, they may not be able to serve another term.

Tragically, 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.

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.

Lastly, 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.

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2014 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.

Larry and Faye Echlin, 201 East Arkansas, Star City, AR 71667 (870) 918-8928 or (870) 628-3210


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.

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


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

Betty Gilliam, 2323 Barkada Road, Monticello, AR 71655 (870) 469-8417


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.

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.

Rhonda Bailey, 111 Wood Duck Lane, Texarkana TX 75501 (430) 200-0622


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

Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 821-4898


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.

Erma Jean Carter, 69 Plantation Drive, Little Rock, AR 72206-2740 (501) 650-0830


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.

Ted and Phyllis Keeney, 1807 Nubbin Ridge Road, Royal, AR 71968 (501) 991-3292

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2014 ASSDF Appointed Officers


2014 Dance Chairman:
These people chair up the 2014 ASSDF Fall Festival Dance.

Ken and Dean Talley, 11200 Garrison Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 868-8310


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

Cathy and Fred Fisher, 47 Hays Hill Road, Conway, AR 72032 (501) 908-4815


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.

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


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 responsible for obtaining advertising to The Modern Square, as well as for festival program books. The ads help pay the expenses incurred for the dances, etc.

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


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. This is ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT, as Arkansas has received the bid to host the 2014 National Square Dance Convention.

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


Spiritual Leader:
These people provide spiritual comfort (prayer, etc.) to those who may be dealing with personal issues. They also lead the invocation at ASSDF Meetings.

Victor Green, 1122 River Oaks Dr., Benton, AR 72015 (501) 778-4565


Sergeant At Arms:
These people help keep order at the ASSDF meetings.

Cliff Taylor, 9027 Highway 5 North, Alexander, AR 72002 (501) 501 847-2157


2015 Fall Festvial Chairman:
These people chair up the 2015 ASSDF Fall Festival Dance.

Bill and Roanna Petrie, 3114 Donaldson Lane, White Hall, AR 71602 (870) 540-6773
Earl and Lynn Milroy, 7611 Jay Lynn Lane, Pine Bluff, AR 71603 (870) 879-1608

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