MARS Ballroom Dance Club
Newsletter – April 2012http://sites.google.com/site/marsballroomdanceclub/
Officers and Board of Directors
President Marcellus Graham 256 882-2186
Vice President/Training Dir. Vacant
Treasurer John Weir 256 544-3814
Publicity Director Jerry Maxwell 256 544-1954
Facility/Band Coordinator Al Rhods 256 830-5326
Decorations Director Cindy Williams 256 652-2878
Spring Dance is May 12, 2012
The MARS Ballroom Dance Club’s spring dinner dance will be held at the UAH Exhibit Hall on Saturday, May 12. The Edd Jones Band will provide music, and attire will be "spring casual." Traditionally, this dance has been semiformal, but this year we are changing the format, and adding a theme - "Colors of Spring". Men, no ties are allowed. Wear shirts of white or spring colors and slacks, no jeans, please. Ladies, wear spring colors. The social will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by a buffet dinner from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 pm.
Tickets are $40.00 per person, with a $5.00 discount for 2012 paid-up MARS Dance Club members. You can contact any of the ticket sellers listed on the attached flyer to purchase tickets by May 7. Ticket sellers can also accept 2012 dues from renewing members.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Upcoming MARS Dances
Mark your calendars for upcoming MARS BDC dances in 2012 &2013
Spring Dance – "Colors of Spring". May 12, 2012 - UAH University Center Exhibit Hall, Social - 6:00 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm, Dancing 7:30-10:30 pm. "Spring Casual" attire. Music by the Edd Jones Band.
Luau Dance. August 4, 2012 - UAH University Center Exhibit Hall, Social - 6:00 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm, Dancing 7:30-10:30 pm. Casual/Hawaiian theme attire. Music by the Edd Jones Band.
Christmas Dance. December 8, 2012 - UAH University Center Exhibit Hall, Social - 6:00 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm, Dancing 7:30-10:30 pm. Semi-formal attire. Music by the Edd Jones Band.
Valentine’s Dance. February 9, 2013 - UAH University Center Exhibit Hall, Social - 6:00 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm, Dancing 7:30-10:30 pm. Semi-formal attire. Music by the Edd Jones Band.
Thank you for your support of our dances.
Dance Lessons From a Certified Instructor
Waltz in April
West Coast Swing in May
Dance lessons are held at the Southern Elegance Dance Studio, on L&N Drive just south of Drake Avenue, east end of the building on the second floor on Monday nights. The charge is $5 each ($10 couple) for members and $10 each ($20 couple) for nonmembers.
Only Beginners should arrive at 7:00 and remain until 7:50 pm. All others should arrive at 8:00. The schedule is as follows: First-Time Beginners at 7:00 pm, and Intermediates from 8:00 to 8:50 pm. Beginners may remain for the Intermediate session if they like, with no additional charge. Please arrive on time.
Rick Jones, certified by the National Dance Council and owner-manager of the Southern Elegance Dance Studio in Huntsville, will be teaching. Dress is casual, and leather-soled shoes are suggested for ease of dancing. Backless shoes are not recommended.
Monthly Board Meetings
The MARS BDC Board of Directors meets the first Wednesday of each month at 11:15 a.m. The Board of Directors consists of all Officers, Committee Chairpersons and the past President. This is a lunch/business meeting and all members are welcome to attend. If you plan to attend please notify Marcellus Graham for location and to assure adequate seating arrangements are made.
Membership & Dues
Membership in the MARS BDC is open to the following:
a. Active and retired NASA employees and adult family members residing in their household;
b. Active and retired NASA contractor employees (both onsite and offsite) and adult family members residing in their household; and
c. Other Government employees and military personnel stationed at Marshall and adult family members residing in their household.
If you need an application form, please contact any of the board members listed above in this newsletter or pull one from our website at http://sites.google.com/site/marsballroomdanceclub/club-documents
2012 annual dues for the MARS Ballroom Dance Club are based on the calendar year (Jan.-Dec.) and are $20 per person or family unit. Remember, you must pay your 2012 dues to get your discounts for dances and dance lessons. Ticket sellers will verify that your dues are current when you buy tickets for 2012 dances. A 2012 Membership Renewal Form is included with this newsletter and is also available on our website at https://sites.google.com/site/marsballroomdanceclub/club-documents
The club still needs a Vice President and a Secretary. If you are willing to serve in either of these positions, please contact the president Marcellus Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 256 882-2186.
The Vice-President must be a NASA employee or a retired NASA employee. The Secretary may be any club member in good standing. The duties of the officers are included in the club’s charter (which is in the process of being revised) posted on our website at http://sites.google.com/site/marsballroomdanceclub/Home under the sidebar title "Club Forms and Documents." Please help the club fill all these positions for 2012.
Other Area Dance Clubs
Enclosures: Spring Dance Flyer
Membership Renewal Form
MARS BALLROOM DANCE CLUB
2012 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM
FOR 2012 (Jan. 1 –Dec. 31)
2. Select one of the following and provide org. code or contractor information as required:
[ ] Retired NASA Employee: (Includes spouse, adult family member)
[ ] Current NASA Employee:
Current Org. Code ______________
[ ] Retired NASA Contractor: (Includes spouse, adult family member)
[ ] Current NASA Contractor:
Contractor or Contract Name ______________
[ ] Stationed at MSFC:
Name of Government or Military Org. ______________
3. If any of the following information has changed within the last year, please provide updates in the spaces below. If you haven’t provided your current email address, please do so in order to save the club postage costs.
Telephone Number ___________________________________
Email Address ___________________________________
4. Please enclose 2012 dues ($20) with this completed form and mail to:
904 Weatherly Road
Huntsville, AL 35803
(Please do not mail cash.)
Thank you for your support of the MARS Ballroom Dance Club. We look forward to having a great year of dance in 2012.