Dear TBDC Members,
In March of 2020, when we froze the club membership and suspended all club activities, it never occurred to us that we'd have such a long hiatus! Recently, on August 8th, the board met and decided to restart club activity. We did this even knowing that we are seeing high numbers of COVID-19 cases in our state. Our hope is that every club member will be cautious and thoughtful when considering whether or not to return to dance.
Some of us are vaccinated while some of us are not. The board has decided to request that all members, vaccinated or not, remain masked when participating in TBDC dances and other activities. None of us like wearing masks and we are sure none of you do, but it is the only way we can get together and minimize possible spread. We know that this does not provide full protection so we ask each member to consider your own personal situation before choosing to participate.
For now we have no TBDC sponsored classes, but The Dance Studio is offering a Monday night newcomer class for $5. If you or a friend are interested, you may give that a try. On Tuesday the Studio is offering an intermediate West Coast Swing class that currently has a reduced rate for TBDC members. Those with TBDC memberships can participate in this class for $5. All others pay $10.
Remember, if your membership was current in March 2020 you are still a member and we are now restarting the calendar and will let you know when all our memberships will be expiring.
A dance is scheduled for August 28th, 6:30 - 9:00, at The Dance Studio. There will be no food, but water will be provided. We require masks for all attendees and masks need to stay on. This is both a requirement for all who use the studio and a requirement that the board has decided upon, in order for us to resume dances. Please do not come if you believe you are ill or if you know you've been exposed to Covid. We want to be sensitive to all our members.
September 18, 6:30 - 9:00, we will have our Annual Meeting & Dance. We will not serve dinner. Masks will be required. This will be a brief meeting to elect the new board and will be followed by a dance at The Dance Studio. Please do not attend if ill or if you know you've been exposed to illness.
We have two positions on the board that need to be filled. The Nominating Committee was Caren Vitell, Diane Wood, and Destry Heylin. Roy Victory and Margie Kingsley have been nominated by the committee to fill the open slots on the board. At the Annual Meeting they will be presented, and if elected, they will each serve a two year term.
I've missed you all and hope you are well. Please be cautious when you consider if this is the right time for you to resume activities with TBDC. I know all our family and health situations are not the same, so we are trying hard to be sensitive to all the challenges and concerns that our individual members face. Eventually we will get back to our normal dance routines, but we are trying to take baby steps now.
I love you all, Caren