Ah, February, the month of love! The dictionary defines love in many ways, including "a strong enthusiasm or liking for something.” Well, who doesn't "love dancing"! At ONCJC, the love of dancing is quite evident by all the smiling faces of the members on the dance floor. And we are presented with so many opportunities to share our love of dance. Randy Wills and his committee provided us with a "clock-in’" good time on New Year’s Eve. The walls of the Quirk were decorated with clocks which were given away as door prizes. Even the tables were beautifully decorated as clocks. The music we danced to which was provided by our deejays, the delicious food we ate, including the traditional sauerkraut, and the fellowship of all who attended added up to a wonderful way to welcome in 2015. After an icy cold beginning to the New Year, we warmed up last month with the "Soup-er Bowl". Choosing which soup of those who entered was a very hard task as the club has many good cooks! May Gradwohl won first place and Penny Inks captured the second place prize. Each lady submitted a delicious tortellini soup. We also collected $110 donation for our charity. Thank you for your generosity. The new year also brought a new member to the board. Linda Rios, who has served the club in many capacities, was appointed as acting Vice President. The official vote will be taken at the General meeting on March 11. Welcome, Linda. We look forward to working with you. Plan on joining us on Wednesday, February 11 as we celebrate Mardi Gras. The committee is hard at work on this new event. Rumor has it beads will be available! Also upcoming is an event sponsored by the Steel City Boogie Club, Boogie in the Burgh. This three day weekend, filled with lessons, dancing, food, and an opportunity to make new friends, will be held March 27-29 with a pre-event dance on Thursday, March 26. Our club has always supported this dance weekend. In fact, ONCJC usually has the second largest group of dancers in attendance. A flyer is in this newsletter, so I hope you look it over and consider attending. We are also providing a sign-up sheet at the registration table so everyone can see who is going. Need a roommate? Sign up and see what happens! The board is always open to any ideas a member may have. Feel free to talk with us at our Wednesday night dances. Members are also welcome to attend our board meetings held the first Wednesday of the month at 6:15PM. Until next month, save a dance for me! Cheryl Minnich President Front Pg. News: “The Prez Sez” Pg. 01 – Schedules and Announcements Pg. 02 – Special Focus of the Month Pg. 03 – Calendar of Events Pg. 04 – Renewal Form (a new layout) Pg. 05 - Flyers Two Important Reminders! #1- It is VERY important that you check your membership card for the expiration date! You MUST renew during the month you joined or lose your $10 renewal discount. You will then have to pay the full $50 dues. #2- Show your membership card at the door every Wednesday! It is helpful for the new folks. Who’s teamed up to be Door Greeters DJ Schedule A Great BIG Thanks! 04 11 18 25 - Bert Henry and Ginny Manacapilli ? ? ?I DON’T BELIEVE MY EYES ! 04 – Lou Chermak & Dave Wilson 11 – Jerry Galas & Fred Standridge 18 – Dave Wilson & Lou Chermak 25 – Roy Mounts & Fred Standridge Welcome to the Family – Thomas V. Trifero 02-01 02-02 02-03 02-03 02-03 02-03 02-04 02-05 02-09 02-11 02-11 02-11 02-13 02-16 02-20 02-20 02-21 02-21 02-25 02-25 02-25 02-26 02-26 02-27 02-27 James Elaine Steven Craig Barbara Chris Dennis James Danny Lou Bruce Bruce Carol Chett Ed Jeff Linda Georgia Rusty Janie Joann Albert Ed Cinda Diane Sekula Wright Crosier James Lee Ralls Lewis Thomas Clancy Chermak Taylor Walker Carlton Workman Cetrone Hostetler Deitrick Rios Knowles Coon Lab Magestro Rocus Rusky O'Shaughnessy Smith ONCJC has lost a long time member. His name was Henry (Hank) Bernat, and in all his circles he was known as “happy feet”. Hank always had a smile on his face as he danced with all the ladies! Hank was 93 years old. ONCJC sends its deepest sympathy to Linda Korud who lost her father and Carol Carlton who lost her mother just after the first of the year. Their parents were amazing individuals and loved deeply by their families. It doesn’t matter how old you are, or how long your parents live, it is always hard to lose them. Knowing this, our hearts go out to both our members at their time of deep sorrow. Tortellini Soup February Lessons – POT LUCK 04 – Lou Chermak & Dianne Beery – Shag move – “The Elvis” 11 – Diana & Jack Williamson – East Coast Swing 18 – Chad Jennrich – Hustle 25 – Jerry Galas & Linda Rios – West Coast Swing February Line Dance Schedule – 04 – Mambo #5 and Spotlight Rumba 11 – Swamp Thang and Swing Switch 18 – Little Red Book and River Waltz 25 – Continental and Miss Jody’s Thang 1 pound sweet Italian sausage 1 small onion chopped 3 cans (14 ounces each) of beef broth 3 cans (14 ounces each) of diced tomatoes with basil and oregano * 1 pound asparagus, approximately 1 bag of frozen cheese tortellini or ravioli Remove casing from sausage, if using links; sauté sausage. Then remove excess oil. Add chopped onion and continue sautéing.Add beef broth, tomatoes (*can use plain diced tomatoes and add your own spices).Cook for 20 minutes. Add raw sliced asparagus, cook for few more minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Prepare tortellini/ravioli per package instructions. Spoon tortellini in soup bowls, ladle soup over pasta when ready to serve or add pasta to soup after pasta is al dente. Better not to boil frozen pasta in soup mixture as soup gets starchy. A great big “Thank You Georgia” for acquainting us with Mid-Ohio Boogie Club! Your club and ours have been friends since its inception and we wanted our members to get to know you and Mid-Ohio better. ONCJC loves your annual event. It is a must on our Calendar of Events along with several others we plan to focus on throughout the year. Kap Chermak - Editor 2-11-15 Mardi Gras 3-11-15 General Membership Meeting 3-18-15 St Pat’s Day 4-15-15 Home Opener Barry Gradwohl 4-24-15 Spring Fever Kap Chermak 5-6-15 Cinco de Mayo 5-27-15 Memorial Day Red, White & Blue 6-10-15 General Membership Meeting 6-27-15 Summer Picnic 7-1-15 July 4th 8-26-15 Football-Tailgate Party 9-09-15 General Membership Meeting 9-23-15 Charity Event 10-16-15 Fall Dance 10-28-15 Halloween Party 11-11-15 Veteran’s Day/ 12-02-15 12-12-15 General Membership Meeting Elections Holiday Party 12-31-15 New Years Eve Dance 2 nd Wednesday of each month is Carol Kyle/ Mary Friberg BIRTHDAY CAKE AND T-shirt night As you can see, there are many opportunities for everyone to volunteer! The chairperson names are listed for some of the events. If you would like to help, just let them know or sign up in the book. You are also invited to take on a chairpersonship. Dianne Beery, Event Chairwoman is there to help in every way!
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