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PRESIDENTS MESSAGE We are nearing the end of our terms as copresidents and again we would like to thank everyone in the Happy Hoppers for being so supportive of us. You were always willing to help with dances, especially the “biggies” like the New Year’s Eve and Anniversary. Now is the time to step up and offer this same support to Jim and Brenda Martinez. One of the first things they will need to do is to get rolling on the New Year’s Eve Dance. Someone will need to chair the committee and find members who are willing to help with this. A New Year’s theme is the first item on the agenda. Advertising will need to go into the OFN early in the dance season, September if possible. This will be brought up at the

Regular Dance Bring Finger Food Hosting: Silvas and Goodnights

PAC 5th Friday Dance Caller Bill Reid/Cuer Neva Reid Oak Grove Community Center

picnic on August 3. Put on your thinking caps and come with some ideas for this, our biggest dance of the year. Also have your calendars handy so you can sign up to host lessons on Mondays, and to be on the door or help in the kitchen at dances. If everyone signed up for a dance a couple would only need to do this for one dance. Thank you again for your support. We have a GREAT club! Don and Joanne Oja Ron and Emily Chase

Strawberry Shortcake Dance Hosting: Polands and Punteneys

Evergreen Council Dance Caller Steve Noseck/Cuer Dorothy Lowder Hoppers Have Door Duty—CCSDC

UPCOMING DANCES & EVENTS May 30 PAC 5th Friday Dance Bill Reid Caller / Neva Reid Cuer

Oak Grove Community Center

May 31

Evergreen Council Dance Steve Noseck Caller / Dorothy Lowder Cuer Hoppers Have Door Duty


Jun 1

River City Riders Rodeo Fun Day and Dance 2:00—3:30

Milwaukie Community Center

Jun 7

Happy Hopper Dance Bring Finger Food


Jun 19-22 Oregon Summer Festival Prineville, OR Rimrock Rendezvous, Crook County Middle School Jun 20-21 Washington State Square Dance Festival

Enumclaw, WA

Jun 21


Happy Hopper Dance Strawberry Shortcake

Jun 26-28 63rd National Square Dance Convention

Little Rock, AR

June 28

Benefit Dance Oregon Food Bank Oak Grove George Hermann Caller/Patty Hermann Cuer Community Center

Jul 25-26

Mid Summer Stomp Mike Sikorsky Caller / Tami Helms Cuer

Aug 3

Hopper Picnic at Don and Joanne Oja’s Farm in Hockinson

Aug 7-9

Central OR Roundup Darrell Newell Caller / Carolyn Cook Cuer


Sisters, OR

Aug 14-16 USA West with the Ghost Riders Kickin’ it in the Blues!

Pendleton, OR

Aug 29-31 44th National Dance-A-Rama 7 National Callers, 3 National Cuers

Portland, OR Double Tree Hotel

Sunday August 3

1:00 pm

Don and Joanne Oja’s Farm in Hockinson 18107 NE 192nd Avenue Brush Prairie Signup Sheets for Food are in the Kitchen at the Dances The club furnishes burgers, dogs and buns as well as the tableware and drinks

PLUS and a LITTLE MORE Tuesday Nights—Hazel Dell Grange Two Step Round Dance Lessons 6:00 pm Plus/Workshop Dance 7:00 pm All Dancers Welcome A-1 Lessons 8:30 pm For Experienced Plus Dancers Jim Hattrick—Caller/Cuer

Columbia Gorge Plus Visitation by Tom Halpenny The Columbia Gorge Plus club hosted 14 Happy Hoppers for the May 2nd visitation in Hood River. Caller Dan Preedy from Spokane and cuer Molly Combs entertained dancers. Several Happy Hoppers met at nearby Charburger Country before the dance. I sat next to a couple outside and asked whether they were going to the square dance? They were non-responsive, so I gave up and went inside. We met up with friends who had ordered their burgers, and before long everyone was tanking up to prepare for the square dance that was about to begin. We arrived at the Rockford Grange and were greeted by friendly club members, including current presidents Ordell and Shirley Enstad. Happy Hopper visitors were pleased to meet several friends from past visitations. Hank Balsiger is a former president who used to organize the former annual Carson Campout event. The dance had three squares total, so the hosts were grateful to have our company. The social break after the dancing offered tasty treats to enjoy. Hank makes colorfully decorated woven yarn clothes hangers that he likes to give away as club raffle prizes. Many thanks to Walt and Pauline Eby who organized the visitation and dine out for Randy, Jackie, Ron, Emily, Tom, Liza, Ed, Elsie, Phil, Ilona, Leonard, and Linda.

Photos by Tom Halpenny Dine out at the Charburger

Tom talking with the natives

Hearty Appetites

Fun night of Dancing

Welcome 2014 Happy Hopper Officers! Presidents:

Jim and Brenda Martinez

Vice Presidents:

Tom and Liza Halpenny


David Whalen

Appointed Board Members:


Melody Wilson


Lew and Bev Poland


Gil Shoemaker


Cindy and Rod Lunde


Jerome and Mary Fulton

Delegates to Evergreen Council: Matt and Lise Driggers PAC Delegates:

Danny and Carol Williamson

Hoppers having a great time together with food and friendship at the Spaghetti Factory Dine-Out. Photos by Liza Halpenny

Happy 55th Anniversary Happy Hoppers! Photos by Liza Halpenny and Randy Amundson

62nd Annual Washington State Square Dance Festival June 20-21 Enumclaw, WA Creating a Dream in 2014

Oregon State Summer Festival June 20-22, 2014 Crook County Middle School Prineville, OR

Central Oregon Round-up August 7-9, 2014 Sisters High School, Sisters, OR 13th USA West Square Dance Convention August 14-16, 2014 Pendleton Convention Center, Pendleton, OR Kickin’ it in the Blues!

44th National Dance-A-Rama August 29-31, 2014 Double Tree Hotel, Portland, OR

Newsletter Editor: Cindy Lunde—Send submissions by mid-month to

Happy Hopper Newsletter, June 2014  
Happy Hopper Newsletter, June 2014