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Presidents Message April

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April 1, 2014

President's Message
Dear Members and Future Members,

Congratulations to the Greater Memphis Chapter who was recognized at the recent National Chapter Conference in Orange County, California, as National Chapter of the Year 2013. And, congratulations to our chapter for receiving Honorable Mention for National Chapter of the Year 2013!

Thank you to our Outreach Coordinators, Geoff and PaoChen Davis, for their successful efforts and to all those listed below for participating in our recent Outreach events. We appreciate you!

Port Orange Family Days
Geoff and PaoChen Davis
Valerie Green
Tom and Jo Sanders
Bob Sheridan
Elaine Buri
Henry Eure
Suzanne Merhige
Stephanie and Rob Kretschmar

Coquina Rehabilitation Center
Geoff and PaoChen Davis
Tess Sparhawk and Jeff Phelps
Woody Lucas
John Lynch
Vicki and Joe Fabulich
Bette Preacher
Dottie Kuhns
Debbie Converse
Tom Sanders
Jean Bell and Rich McGreevey

Carlton Shores Rehabilitation Center
Geoff and PaoChen Davis
Natalina Pascale
Nancy Perkins and John Holleman
Tom and Jo Sanders
Dottie Kuhns
Henry Eure
Hildegard Benedick
Jean Bell and Rich McGreevey
Vicki and Joe Fabulich
Debbie Converse
Suzanne Merhige
Ben Taylor
John Lynch

Dave Bennett Sextet
Tom and Jo Sanders
Carol Edwards and Bill Poole
Donna and Tony Keller
Geoff and PaoChen Davis

National Social Vice President, Jean Krupa, and I will be in Philadelphia during our April 12 dance attending the annual General Council meeting of National USA Dance. I am pleased to share with you that no expense will be incurred by our chapter for our attendance at this important annual meeting.

This is an election year for our chapter. Our elections will be held in November or December. However, it is not too early to be thinking about serving on the board.

The purpose of elections is to allow chapter members the opportunity to volunteer to serve as Board Members and to allow the members to select their chapter's leadership at least every two years.

Per by-laws, the chapter shall be managed by a Board of Directors of not less than seven (7) and not more than nine (9) Voting Members of both USA Dance and the chapter consisting of at least a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer and three (3) to five (5) Directors-at-Large. The Board of Directors shall elect the Chapter's officers.

The by-laws have changed in recent years. Currently, the members elect 7 - 9 Directors. The members do not elect the president, vice president, secretary or treasurer. Once the 7 - 9 Directors are elected, they elect the officers (president, vice president, secretary and treasurer). This is an important distinction from the by-laws of a few years ago.

Positions such as Newsletter Editor, Webmaster, Membership Chairman, etc. are not board positions. They could be attached to a board position or could be appointed by the board. But they are not board positions.

You will receive more information regarding elections in the next few months. However, it is not too early to start thinking about running for the board directors of our chapter.

At the National Chapter Conference in Irvine, CA

Newly Elected USA Dance National Officers
From L- R: Shawn Fisher, Senior Vice President; Greg Warner, Corporate Secretary; Jean Krupa, Social Dance Vice President; Yang (pronounced young) Chen, National President; Marta Pascale, Greater Daytona Chapter President; Michael Brocks, Corporate Treasurer

Keep on dancing!
Marta