Congratulations Laurie – Gold Mebership for 20 years.
10 year and 20 year membership recipients
Laurie cuts our cake
Some interesting movie characters here
More of the happy crowd
Time to relax as the rest round up
C’mon – let’s get this show on the road
Comin’ at ya!
More happy dancers
Of course there’s gotta be food!
Thanks to all who attended and helped us celebrate
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Another year rolls by and we celebrated with a Movie and Musicals theme. Thanks to so many who came along and helped us celebrate. So many did dress for the occasion and the hall looked great – Oscars, movie slide show and posters, not to mention the three usherettes bringing popcorn, lollies and chips.
Big thanks to Peter (Scotty) Scott, Les Tulloch, Jeff Seidel, John Casey and Ian Rutter for joining us on the program and to Thelma McCue for cueing rounds.
Congratulations to our 10 year life membership recipients and Laurie – a 20 year Gold Membership award.
Here’s to many more years!
Val & George – with us for the full 30 years!! Thanks you two!
The artists resposible for many of the decorations.
On the floor
Admirable calling !!??
Graham & Thelma
With John Casey
Awaiting orders cap’n!
There’s even an oyster up dancing!!
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A late entry! Here’s some photos of our 30th Birthday celebrations. A wonderful night with a pearl/marine theme. Thanks to all visiting callers, Thelma for Rounds and the many dancers who came to help us celebrate.
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Ah – c’est magnifique!
What a wonderful 29th Birthday celebration we had with our theme – Une Affaire Francais. Everyone dressed the part in some way and what a colourful collection of Berets. Strains of Edith Piaf and accordion music welcomed guests and we filled the hall with happy dancers. Thanks to Jeff Seidel, Les Tulloch, John Casey and Ian Rutter for joining in with the calling and to Thelma McCue for the themed Rounds.
Food – wow – plenty of croissants, crepes, French Onion Soup, eclairs, chocolat, cheeses etc to provide a welcome break in the night.
Big thanks too to all those who helped out making food, decorations and setting up, pulling down.
A memorable evening and we launch now into our 30th year. What a rush!
Stage decorated in Spring flowers – shame about the big weed in the middle!
Despite the wounds/operation recoveries, Rosemarie and Frances came to join in the night and helped man the door.
A mixed program of Learners (nearly finished MS), Mainstream, Plus and Rounds
With Jeff Seidel
Dancing at the Birthday
Our 20+ year members cutting the birthday cake
Some of our dancers awarded Life Membership
Les and Anne Tulloch
Congratulations from the State Square Dance Society
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We celebrated our 28th Birthday this year with a Spring Theme dance at the Slovenian Hall. It was a great night and we managed a mixed program to include our current learners (who have nearly finished Mainstream), Mainstream, Plus and some Rounds.
The stage looked blooming marvellous decorated up in flowers and pot plants. Thanks to the people who contributed to the collection.
A big thanks to visiting callers Les Tulloch, Jeff Seidel, Ian Rutter and John Casey and to Thelma McCue and Les for cueing some rounds.
The supper was an absolute smorgasbord and all in all the night was just a whole lot of fun.
Pamela Thompson recieved her Gold Membership for 20 years with us. Shown here with Frank Packenham.
Graham and Dawn leading the charge in a Plus dance in the early part of the night.
Thelma McCue was there to cue some of the Rounds
Everything looks so – … Cabaret!
Lea and Anne Tulloch – Les cued some of the Rounds and gave us a call.
Sometimes, when things get a little busy, we have to bring the visiting local guest callers to the stage (that’s Les Tulloch being transported!)
Matthew being absorbed into the whole Cabaret thing!
Looking like Blues Brothers rejects – Matt and Graham
Helen and Graeme received life memberships for 10 years with us and ably dissected the Birthday cake.
Great to see Ray Sedgeman and Maya Cremers from Victoria drop in and celebrate with us – looking sharp too!
The night started with a sessioin that alternated Plus and Rounds.
Life is a Cabaret – oh – chum! Matthew doing his thing from a great looking stage set.
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It was a very special night as we celebrated the Club’s 27th Birthday. The theme was “Cabaret” and the hall looked oh so classy! Lights, props and costumes!! Great turnout and a lot of people took to the theme either in Cabaret style or red and black colour schemes. Combine that with good music and a supper fit to feed any Cabaret army and you have a wonderful night.
Matthew Mills from Bundaberg in Queensland was our feature caller. He did a really nice job and really entered into the theme with his music and style.
During the night we presented 10 year membership awards to Helen Hahn and Graeme Zilm and a 20 year (gold) membership to Pamela Thompson. Others receiving the awards who couldn’t make it were Brian Gill (10 years) and Sid and Pauline Dowden (20 years).
One highlight of the night was a moment on stage when young Emily Reid, daughter of Clare and James Reid (now in Qld) delivered a speech on behalf of Mum and Dad who couldn’t be there. Dressed in her cabaret outfit she had the crowd transfixed – beautiful!
Thanks also to Jeff Seidel & Les Tulloch for their calling and Les and Thelma McCue for the cueing – all added to a memorable evening.
Here’s a couple of videos of Matt in action on the night… (To see full screen. click on the [ ] in the bottom right hand corner of the active video window.
Just waiting to finish this bracket so we can get at the cakes!
A Valentines Set
Everything must go! Our pre-loved clothing sale
Sheila says ” No way that’s gonna fit you Vic!”
Our Charity – the Guide Dogs.Here’s one in training – Awwwww.
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This year our voted charity was the Guide Dogs For the Blind. Our door takings, raffle and proceeds form the clothing sale all bundled up and will be presented to this charity in the next few weeks.
A great turn up for thsi event and lovely to see everyone dressed in the Valentines Reds. This clothing sale seems to be growing and if it keeps up we’ll have to open a shop!
Thanks to all who supported this evening and we hope you enjoyed dancing to love songs and gorging on one of our largest suppers yet. All boosted by two hefty cakes supplied by our Birthday Boys Bill and David. Big thanks to Sheila and Nigel Shaw for looking after the clothing sale during the evening – great job!
Cutting the birthday cake with Josie who received her 10 year life membership
C’mon Graham, start the music!
Dancing at the Black & White Ball!
The lost member of the Rat Pack?
Thanks to Thelma for the Rounds
… and Les
Our stage backdrop – makes you feel like dancing!!
Dancing the night away
Ray Sedgeman from Victoria steals a dance
Just in case anyone tried to get to the food early – we hired these two bouncers!!
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We celebrated our 26th Birthday with a Black and White Ball and what a night it was! Nearly everyone frocked up – men with dinner suits that seemed to be working a little hard to close up and girls with their best evening gowns. Great to have visitors from the Acey Squares in Naracoorte and Ray Sedgeman from Victoria and big thanks to Les Tulloch, Milton Mackenzie and Jeff Seidel for joing in on the program. Also a thanks to Thelma McCue and Les for the Rounds. The supper was nothing short of sensational and I nearly got killed in the crush!
The stage looked dazzling with our silhouettes and dancing lights and a big thanks to the crew who helped us set up and pack away.
10 year - Les Whyte, Elaine Bungey, Bill Carson and 20 year (gold) - David Robb
Not all new life members were able to make it to the 25th Birthday so we’re catching up with them as they come to the club.
On Oct 18th we presented 10 year (life) membership to Les Whyte, Elaine Bungey and Bill Carson. Also a 20 year (gold) membership to David Robb. Congratulations to you all!! We appreciate you aupport over the years.
Don & Jan Stephens present the State Society Birthday plaque.
Some of our “star” dancers!
The hand made “Silver Mike” award presented to Graham
The dance floor in action
President Eddie & Rosalie cutting the cake
The girls – Ella, Helen and Bet
We were thrilled to have a great crowd join us for our Silver anniversary dance. Thanks to you all for coming and thanks to our helpers who set up the hall and ran the catering.
We were presented with the Square Dance Society plaque to commemorate 25 years (thanks Don and Jan). Eddie Lee, our president, made a very nice presentation to Graham in the form of a hand made Silver Microphone Award. This echoes the formal badge award from the Australian Callers Federation and the Quarter Century Club Award from Callerlab in the USA. (Special thanks to Aubrey Barrot for the carving and handywork in making this). Graham finsished off this sectionwith a tribute to Dawn – the heart and soul of our club.
Great to have fellow callers Les Tulloch, Jeff Seidel and Trevor Hunt on the program and also Thelma McCue for the Rounds. Also nice to see Ray and Maya from Victoria.
Our theme this year had a different decade for each bracket. Great to see so many dress to the theme with a wide variety of costumes. I’m not sure where the hillbillies came from though! A great atmosphere and fantastic support from all clubs. Thanks to Les Tulloch, Jeff Seidel, Thelma McCue for help on the program and a special guest appearance by “retired” James Reid.
A lot of help from the committee and other helpers made the hall and supper something to remember. Why I’m sure even our life sized Elvis was all shook up! Take a look at some of the photos of our caller Graham and the night of fun. Thanks to Roger M for most of these. (Click to enlarge picture)
We started in the 1920s
Then we marched into the 1940s
We rocked into the 1950s
We felt the love in the 1960s
We put on our Boogie Shoes for the 1970s
Life memberships were bestowed
The stage looked great with lighting and characters
The floor was alive with atmosphere
Cousin Roger (our photographer) and his ..er…cousin?