2021 is now behind us. We look at fresh eyes toward a great 2022 in hopes that our membership numbers grow, our attendance grows and we are all able to hug and be with each other in large numbers. The ACSC has announced that 99% of the “normal” events will take place.
I want to thank every person who has given of their time and efforts to support this great club. We have many who supported whatever we had to do to make it work. Now on to a new year, a new beginning with a new board and new members who are showing great signs of what it takes to make the club “the best it can be.” Thank you for the past and the future. We have a few major committee chairs to still be filled so if you can, please step up. Let us know what you want to do. We will appreciate your help.
2021 brought many challenges and quite a bit of sadness. We have lost a good number of members and several past officers of our club. We have and will continue to keep their memories alive. I will not provide names as I may miss someone and that would not be the right thing to do. Better safe than sorry.
The participation at our monthly events is growing with each event. Hopefully that will continue. Our “come back quarter” (the last of the year) brought us closer to the numbers of 2019. We look forward to expanding even more. We will take a look at the Covid numbers as they come out and may have to change a few things as we go. If so, please be patient and understand we have to protect the majority.
In the meantime, be kind, love one another and treat each other with respect, have fun and above all else dance like no one is watching. Those are the things that will make others want to come back, become new contributing members and you too will look forward to 2022 as the year of the beginning.
As we have completed our last quarter of 2021, we are combining our October, November, and December letter. We have in these last 3 months attempted to make our conversion back to normal life. Yea Rah.
In October we had our annual Halloween party with 117 people in attendance. The Witches dance group showed up again with a higher number of participants than before. What a hoot. Everyone seems to enjoy their dance. The food was delicious as always and a good time was had by all.
November brought us to our “holiday” season with another great Thanksgiving feast from our hardworking food group. We increased our attendance to 157 all who seemed to be very pleased with the food and fun. Our prestigious Al Cain award winner for 2021, Billy Powell was announced to the delight of many. Congratulations were given by all.
Before you knew it, we were having our December party. Our attendance at 201 had a fun filled night along with our own OD Shag Club Rockettes who switched as elves for Christmas. Add to that a Christmas dinner abound, the generosity of our membership with our annual drive for Christmas family donations, what a night to remember. We collected $600+ in cash donations and enough food to feed an army. The food donations to 7 families this year was exceptional and we want to Thank everyone who participated in the success of this endeavor. Thank you all for all you did and do each and every Christmas.
Until next month