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TWITTER.com What is Twitter? It is an online community, like MySpace or Facebook, but with a twist. Once you sign-up for a Free Account with Twitter, you instantly have a way of notifying friends or “fans” of events concerning your club around-theclock. Anything you enter will be emailed or texted to anyone who signs up to “follow” you. Think of the possibilities! Your club can now notify members of a new member! You can notify everyone of added entertainment, a change of date or anything that might be of interest— immediately, for free. We invite you to visit Twitter.com and look us up. We go by GSI. Follow us for wonderful square dance stories from around the world. We’ll follow you also!

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Facebook account—where you create a PROFILE for yourself or your square dance club—you should do it right away. You will immediately enjoy the benefits of a web presence where dancers can find you—on the world’s largest “Social Media” networking site; Facebook. It’s safe, free, simple and FUN. Grand Square International has set-up a Facebook Profile that you’re sure to find informative. We named our Profile HIP TO BE SQUARE. The Profile has page-after-page of information about GSI, the many dances we host—and attend—as well as historical information about our favorite pastime and many, many graphics and photos. We’d like to suggest you create a Profile of your own, and become our Friend on Facebook. Together we can strengthen the foundation of square dancing and reach others in ways previously unimagined. To get started, go to: www.Facebook.com and search for HIP TO BE SQUARE. Then join Facebook and suggest your friends and other clubs do the same. If you have items you would like to share with dancers from around the world on our Facebook Profile—email them to us at Randy@GSIInternational.org. We’ll post them within our profile. Enjoy!

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Lots can happen at a square dance. That’s what makes the pastime so dear to us all. We’d like to share the best moments caught-on-camera with newcomers and friends, and so we’re asking that you submit your best photos from square dances or related events for consideration of inclusion in future editions of Square Dancing Today NEWS. Winners will receive a personal and club (if noted) byline, plus a GSI shirt. Mail them or send by email!

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Who we are... Grand Square International Grand Square International is a Charlotte, North Carolina based 501 (c) 3 non-profit company, which began with the charge of “Preserving and Protecting, the Great American Heritage of Square Dancing” a decade ago. We’ve accomplished a lot in those ten short years. Here’s a short list of some of the initiatives:

• Organizers of hundreds of International, National, Regional and Local Square Dances • Organizers of Dozens of Free Caller Schools • Publishers of Square Dancing Today magazine • Publishers of Square Dance News e-newsletter • Raised substantial donations for square dance fundraisers and square dance events For more information visit www.GSIInternational.org


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Robert Heuer & Barbara Bibb Chapel Hill, NC Susan Horvath Palm Coast, FL David & Esther Jones Lexington, NC Dick & Sandy Jones Ocala, FL John Keel & Ethel Gustin Jacksonville, FL Bill & Linda Kindon Centre, AL Whit & Jeanne Loflin Wilkesboro, NC Billy & Faye McCafferty Springville, AL Don & Iris McGee Ocean Isle Beach, NC Jack & Kathy McKinney Jacksonville Beach, FL Bill & Lynn Moon Stuart, FL John & Thelma Nelson Raleigh, NC Harry & Gladys Newton Blackstone , VA John & Bonnie Palantini Palm Coast, FL Logan & RoseAnne Peek Charlotte, NC Ailene Picheco Merritt Island, FL Ray & Sue Pierce Hendersonville, NC Ailene Picheco Merritt Island, FL Paul & Linda Place and the Traveling Hoedowners Clermont, FL Cliff & Lynn Potter Shawnee, KS Dewey & Bertha Ramsey Asheville, NC Jim & Nancy Rogers Knoxville, TN

Rudy & Robin Rowell Holly Springs , NC Mary Rozzano Jacksonville, FL Charlie & Sherry Rumbough Charlotte, NC Carlo & Bonnie Sciscente Palm City, FL Paul & Marilyn Scott Orange Park, FL Dale & Judy Sheets Waynesboro , VA Robert & Nancy Sloan St. Augustine, FL Don & Ann Slocum Bartow, FL James & Gayle Stansell Lindale, GA Sam & Mary Starling Jacksonville, FL WT & Esther Stidham Jacksonville, FL Walt & Dianne Syphard Jacksonville, FL Ralph & Viv Taylor Bessemer, AL Gene & Connie Triplett Matthews , NC Ed & Grace Van Frachen Jacksonville, FL Bob & Virginia Walker Franklin, NC John & Lisa Wall Jacksonville, FL Steve & Debbie White Willow Spring, NC Gene Williams & Kerry Eckhardt Winston-Salem, NC Doug & Becky Wood Raleigh - NC Jerry & Faye Wright Green Cove Springs, FL See these and new members at www.GSIInternational.org

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