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State Federation Officer Nominees Needed

Written by Doug Schafer   

We need dancers from Rainier Council willing to serve in the officer positions in our statewide square dance organization, Square and Folk Dancing Federation of Washington.  Dancers from our council have helped lead our state body in past years, and we certainly should continue having representatives on its executive board.  My task, as our Council's delegate to the state's nominating committee, is to seek out dancers who are willing to be considered by that nominating committee.  In January, the commmittee will review submitted resumes and will nominate two candidates for each position. The election is in March, with each dancer in the state entitled to vote through their own federation-member club. Click here for the bylaws provisions concerning elections. Those bylaws state that a candidate for state office must have held least three (3) of the following positions:
Club Officer
Club Committee Chair
Area Council Officer
Area Council Committee Chair
Area Council State Delegate
Area Nominating Committee Chair
State Council Committee Chair

Click here to download the position descriptions for the State Federation president, vice president, recording secretary, corresponding secretary, and treasurer.  There are only three Federation meetings each year -- in September, January/February, and May.  Questions about the demands and rewards of serving in the state officer positions may be directed to the incumbents listed at http://squaredance-wa.org/officers.htm or me, Doug Schafer.

Please contact me, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (253-431-5156), if you are willing to be nominated, or have someone to suggest.


State Federation Website

The Washington State Square & Folk Dancing Federation has its own website at www.squaredance-wa.org. Click on it to open it in a separate window in your browser.

And each year, the host of the June statewide square dance festival promote it with a website.  Click here for the statewide festival website for 2016.


State Federation 5-16-15 Meeting

Our State Federation's governing body meets three times a year, and its meeting on Saturday, May 16, 2015, was hosted by Rainier Council.  It was at the San Souci Mobile Estates (where our Rainier Council monthly meetings occur).  We had many volunteers helping the hosting chores, including Saturday breakfast and lunch for attendees.  The event went well, and our volunteer hosts were very appreciated.

may state mtg 2015

This picture (photo credit: Lane Johnston) was taken at the meeting which was held at the Sans Souci Mobile Home Estates community center.

For more photos (and videos) taken at the meeting and at the Saturday night dance following the meeting, click here.

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