NOMINATION COMMITTEE REPORT
JULY 14, 2006
Chuck began teaching in 1955 and obtained his BPE in 1962 and his MPE in 1966.
Chuck began dancing in 1960 and in 1961 began calling.
He taught & called in Germany, 1966-1968, and taught & called in Australia,
Various positions for V & D Caller Teachers’ Assoc. 1974-1990.
Chuck & Marguerite
Chair-couple 1st Leadership Seminar 1991; Chair-couple 2nd
Leadership Seminar 1992;
Chair-couple 3rd Leadership Seminar 1993.
President of the Vancouver & District Caller Teachers’ Association
3rdVice President BC Square & Round Dance Federation, 1991-1993.
2ndVice President BC Square & Round Dance Federation, 1993-1995.
President BC Square & Round Dance Federation, 1995-1998.
Past President BC Square & Round Dance Federation, 1998-2000.
Acting Past President BC Square & Round Dance Federation, 2001-2002.
Recipient Couple of the Scroll of Honour, 1997.
Co-Chair-Couple 12th Canadian National Square & Round Dance
Canadian Society Director since 2002.
Alberta: Norman Demeule
& Loretta started dancing in 1975 with the Merry Mixers Square Dance
Club of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, and began calling in 1976. They have
served as Edmonton & District Callers & Instructors Association (EDCIA)
representatives to Alberta Square & Round Dance Federation (ASDRF) for
many years. Also, served as: President Couple ASDRF for a two-year
term, General Chair-Couple for the two ASDRF Conventions (1994 & 1998),
and Program Chair-Couple for one ASDRF Convention (2002. Established
several Square Dance Clubs. hosted square dance tours to Australia, New
Zealand, Hawaii & Eastern Canada. Recipients Alberta Rose Aware
(1999). Have recently designed & built their new home located on a
3-acre parcel with the city limits of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, which they
operate as a Bed & Breakfast.
Saskatchewan: Martin Mallard
Martin and Terry started dancing in 1955,
and began calling and teaching in 1956. Over the years, they have
established seven square dance and/or round dance clubs, and helped to
start the first Caller’s Association in Saskatchewan in 1959, and
assisted in writing the constitution for the first dance/caller
association which grew from the first callers’ association to become the
Hub City Square & Round Dance Association, later participated in
formation of the Saskatchewan Square & Round Dance Federation, and set
up and maintains the Federation web site. They initiated a square
dance weekend, taught wheel chair dancing for five years, toured Canada
and northern USA between 1963 and 1970, and were on staff of the
Hawaiian Stave Festival in 1971. Martin and Terry have hosted
square dance tours around North American and into the South Pacific.
In addition to chairing the International Convention, Martin was the
permanent director representing Canada on the Convention Board for 19
years. Martin and Terry joined at its start in 1974, have attended
every Callerlab Convention, and served on the Board of Governors since
1982. He is the first Canadian caller to receive the Milestone
Award from Callerlab. He is one of only two advertised Accredited
Caller Coaches in Canada and is currently serving as Past Chairman of
the Caller Coach Committee. Martin and Terry joined the CSRDS
Board of Directors in 1996 and have been Vice President since 1998; also
serving as the Membership Chairman.
Manitoba: Lorraine Kozera
John and Lorraine Kozera have been active in the organizational aspects of
square dancing since they began dancing in 1977 with the Paws ‘n Taws
Square Dance Club in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Many hours of personal time
and finances have been invested in the leadership roles at club,
association, federation and national levels.
club level, John and Lorraine were responsible for the Allemande 8’s
Square Dance Club’s finances, special events and promotion. At this
time, they assisted with a very young group of dancers (7 and 8 year
olds originating from Lorraine's classroom). As part of the club, but a
committee onto itself, John and Lorraine chaired the Load the Boat
Committee for four years. This involved organizing a weekend dance with
a Sunday dance cruise on the Red River.
and Lorraine served on the Winnipeg Crocus Festival Committee from 1980
to 1986 as Special Events Chair and from 1986 to 1993 as Registration
couple. John and Lorraine served on two Canadian National Conventions
that were held in Winnipeg. In 1984, John and Lorraine chaired the
Public Relations Committee – what a wonderful opportunity to develop our
public speaking skills; and, in 1992, served as the Registrar Chair -
organizing and bookkeeping were very instrumental with this
events that John and Lorraine organized or helped to organize were: the
square dance portion for a Dance-a-Thong Charity Fundraiser; television
interview; print media interview; dance entertainment for Folklorama;
dance entertainment for an Art and Craft Show; choreographed a square
dance routine for the purpose of promoting a record for CKY-TV;
developed a Manitoba Square Dance Directly; initiated the production of
a Manitoba Square Dance License Plate; twice prepared and co-signed a
Provincial Proclamation for Square Dance Month; and, in square dance
jamborees for elementary students in the River East School Division (in
and Lorraine served in various capacities at the Association level,
Federation level, and National level. At the Association level they
were: Special Events Chair, Promotion Chair, Fitweek Co-ordinators,
Vice President for 2 years, President for 2 years, and Past President
for 2 years. At the Federation level they were: Eastern Association
Representatives, Vice President, President for four years, Past
President, and continues to serve as Public Relations Chair – preparing
certificates, establishing two Crocus Awards, prepared Club Manuals, and
just completed a Callers’ Binder containing the various types of bursary
and grant information and application forms. At the National level,
John and Lorraine came on the Board in 1988 being responsible for
Promotional Supplies Advisory Committee Chair; Fitweek Advisory
Committee Chair, Constitution Review Chair, and Secretary from 1990 to
the present. Currently, John and Lorraine volunteered to be on the
CSRDS Communications Committee.
and Lorraine truly enjoy every minute that they give to the square dance
organization because it has given them a healthful exercise program and
an opportunity to meet and work with the many wonderful dancers across
Canada and around the world.
Ontario: Bill Taylor
and Bill Taylor began square dancing in London in 1984. Travelling to
dances beyond their home base added to the pleasure of meeting and
dancing with new friends throughout Ontario. Friendship set to music is
definitely their interpretation of the square dance movement.
have served as vice president, secretary and treasurer and still provide
leadership as presidents at their home clubs, Circle T Squares, Shiloh
Buckles and Bows, and Swing “N” Wheel Campers.
City Festival benefited from their talents for 8 years.
served for five years on the executive of SWOSDA as vice president,
president and were in charge of callers’ program. They currently
represent them on the Ontario Square and Round Dance Federation as
secretary. They were President Couple from 1997 to 2000.
and Bill have a passion for camping and RVing. In 1966, they joined and
are still active with the Family Campers and Rivers (formerly National
Campers and Hikers Association), the Themes Trolls as well as the
Ontario Provincial Association which represents all member clubs in
Ontario. Their family, a son and three daughters, enjoy lasting
friendships made during membership in this organization.
have served on committees of three different FCRV Campventions held in
1984, it was never in doubt that they would join the National Square
Dance Campers, which allowed them to combine dancing and camping, in
Ontario and many other locations.They
have served on the executive of the Ontario Camporee, which was held in
many years, they organized square dance demonstrations at the London
Trailer Chair. In 1994, they co-chaired the first NSDCS Camporee in
Canada at Ancaster, Ontario.
Involvement in planning for Festival 2008 is their current project.
is a former member of the Optimist movement. he enjoys reading, solving
crosswords and his work as a painter and decorator.
is an accomplished seamstress and enjoys creating their square dance
and Bill are devoted tot heir four children and seven grandchildren.
2002, they were the proud recipients of the Ontario Square & Round Dance
Trillium Merit Award.
Quebec: Gary Geldart
Maureen became interested in square dancing in 1993, joining the
Swinging Stars Square Dance Club. They served five years on the
Executive of this club, and four years on the Border Boosters Square &
Round Dance Association, serving as Directors, Vice President and Dance
Directors. They have been Directors of CSRDS since 1998.
Brunswick: Alan Clays
Doreen have been dancing since 1992, when they started square dancing as
Ties & Frills Square Dance Club in Grand Bay, NB, and which they served
two terms as President Couple. They were the original directors for
Ways and Means for Convention 2002, held in Saint John, NB, before being
asked to take over the position of General Chaircouple in 1999. They
received the New Brunswick’s Distinguished Service award in 2003 for
their support of dancing from sea to sea, from PEI to BC and in the NE
States, their Silent Auction at the Kick-Off dance for Convention 2002
and in meeting their challenges in the hosting of a very successful
and Doreen continue to be included in Saint John’s “Professional
Volunteers”. They served previously as New Brunswick’s representative
on the Society Board from 1998-2000.
Nova Scotia: Bob Ruohoniemi
Bob and Inge took up square dancing with the Scotia Dancers club in 1992
after Bob’s retirement from the Air Force. They have served as club
Presidents, Halifax Metro Association Chairs, Chairs of the NS
Provincial b-annual Festival, and as Presidents of the Square & Round
Dance Federation of NS. They recently organized the newest club in the
province. Inge continues to be the Federation representative to Dance
Nova Scotia (DANS), the provincial organization promoting all forms of
dance in the province. They chaired a square dance – Marketing Seminar
in 2005. Currently, they serve as Publicity Officers for the
Federation, and Bob is the Federation Newsletter Editor. They have
attended Conventions in New England, Toronto, and three Canadian
Nationals as well as dancing in Maryland, USA, and Germany. They are
looking forward to Festival 2010 in Halifax, NS, for which they serve as
Executive Vice-Chairs Marketing. They dance two to three times per week
at the Mainstream & Plus levels. They serve as volunteers with several
community support groups. Inge and Bob have two sons and five
Edward Island: Wendell Brown
Wendell & Edythe began dancing in 1975 with the Charlotte Twirlers
Square Dance Club in Charlottetown, PEI. The caller/instructor at that
time was Murray Mayhew. Over the years, they have filled most offices
in the club and were president couple in1980 and again in 1986. Wendell
& Edythe were also charter members of the Old Home Week Jamboree
Committee which over the years has been instrumental in bring to Prince
Edward Island, some of the best callers from all across Canada. With
their other hobbies of golfing and travelling, they still find time to
dance 2-3 times a week and are looking forward to their involvement as
directors on the CSRDS. They may be contacted at E-Mail “brown
Newfoundland & Labrador: Roy Church
and Joan have enjoyed their involvement with square dancing since 1984,
starting with the St. John’s, NL, 3F Program and the Avalon Stompers
Square Dance Club. They have been President of the Club for four terms
and are still on the club’s executive. They have participated in
forming a Federation for the province and joined the Newfoundland &
Labrador Caller Dancer Association. They have been elected to the
Society Board since 1990, serving as Treasurer from 1991 to 2002; and
were elected as Society Board President in July, 2002. They are active
volunteers in church and community projects. Roy is currently Past
Chair of the Avalon Chapter of the Canadian Association of Retired