The slate of officers nominated by the nominating committee was uneventfully voted in at the April 20 Eastside dance:

President -- Amanda Kay

VP / Secretary -- Elsie Peterson

Treasurer -- Bryan Walls

Newsletter Editor -- Katrina Coupland

Property Custodian -- Steve Nix (Bob White and Ron Franz will continue to help out here)

Membership Chairman -- Linda Maier

Eastside Dance Series Producer -- Harry Delugach

Some folks are bringing SNACKING GOODIES to the dances, and with the weather warming up, we need people to bring in their FANS to plug in along the walls. You will get a $1 discount for providing either of these contributions ($2 if you come laden with both!)

LOST & FOUND: A floral print blouse (possibly a child's) and a blue cap with North Carolina on it are looking for their owners. Gary Hartwig's son lost a green coat with a tan scarf - call Gary at 539-1375 if you found it. Check the table for other Lost & Founds.

YOUR SHOES - HOW CLEAN ARE THEY? (The soles, anyway - we don't care about the rest!) The finish on the gym floor at Eastside is sensitive to grit and grime. Some other dance groups around the country require dancers to change from their street shoes at the dance hall. We haven't been told that it's necessary, but let's all do what we can to keep from tracking in stuff. Bring your dance shoes in a bag, especially on muddy days. If you haven't done that, at least be sure and wipe them at the door.

There's not really much dancing room, but there will be some really good listening at the KAFFEEKLATSCH on THUR., JUNE 13, with a performance by old-time fiddler JAMES BRYAN, and CARL JONES on guitar and mandolin (Notice that James Bryan plays at the Nashville dance on May 11 as well).

NACDS PUBLISHES A DIRECTORY of members' addresses and phone numbers, which we try to update in a reasonably timely fashion (translation - it would be nice if it were an annual event, but don't hold your breath). Bryan Walls has graciously offered to take on the task again this year --I don't know if he can match his previous chef d'ouevre, the marvelous 1994 issue with all the great photos in it! Chuck Weber is cleaning up the database, so if you have noticed any mistakes on your mailing label, please e-mail corrections to or call Chuck at 534-4047. Please let us know your e-mail address as well, if you have one. If you prefer not to have your phone number published in the directory, call Bryan at 837-0656.

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IS THERE ANY NEWS you'd like to share with your fellow dancers? Have you got any photos we could put in the newsletter? (You will get them back).

IS IT TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP? Check your mailing label for the year and month when your membership expires. If your time is approaching, make your check for $8.00 payable to Katrina Coupland and mail to 3604 Mae Dr., Huntsville, AL 35801 for a one year renewal; or pay at the next Eastside dance. (You don't have to wait till the last minute: we tack early renewals onto the end of your current subscription, so you'll get your full current year plus the next one.) Comes with $1 discount for each family member on all NACDS dances (excluding the Christmas Dance), and may be honored by other dance groups.

North Alabama Country Dance Society

Editor: Katrina Coupland 3604 Mae Dr.

Huntsville, AL 35801

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