I've just got back from a committee meeting; I always go intending to keep my mouth shut (after all I'm not actually on the committee, I just have a standing invitation to attend as an 'expert adviser' ) but my resolve to keep quiet usually lasts about 30 seconds... my only consolation is that I'm not the only one. In my humble (not) opinion the function of a committee is to communicate, much more than to make decisions; in many ways the decisions should make themselves, if everyone knows their function - or is allocated a job, they do the job to the best of their ability and then report back; the decisions are made by considering what we are trying to achieve -giving our members a fun time with a Scottish twist; of course you can re-phrase that to sound much more highfalutin but that is basically it!
Over the next few months we have lots of chances to enjoy ourselves, good food, good company and lots of chances to dance for those who wish too... and all of it subsidised (or even free) for members. On the 'Future Events' tab above, check out lots of exciting stuff coming up; I am adding the menu to the Barn Dance information for those more interested in the food than dancing; we've already 51 tickets sold but there is room for more - BTW as a break from our currently challenging Tuesday classes, the barn dance programme will be easy-peasy stuff - perfect for bringing non-confident friends to; Re the International Branch's visit; I have added a downloadable 'class selection form' - if you haven't received an e-mail with the details of this event (which are different for local dancers) - let us know via the contact page; finally there is an update on our June event the 'picnic in the park' at the Elea; it's all very exciting! Before I finish; it was lovely to see an old friend at class this week, and also to welcome a lovely visitor; I found a notebook detailing classes in 2011 - the average numbers were 10 - 15 per class, so of course they were a lot less chaotic and it was far less challenging to teach and learn; last week we had 35 dancers, a not unusual number nowadays but despite the hubbub we are dancing a far more varied programme with great enthusiasm and laughter... and when people are not up and dancing the friendliness of the group is a pleasure to see. Well done, and thanks to everyone for the continuing positive feedback it's really great to have Jx
Originated in Manchester, England: Worked almost 20 yrs in the Emirates: Lives in Cyprus, Teaches Scottish Country Dancing (RSCDS qualified 2015) -just the average life. Also loves Photography & Photoshop, Gardening, Music, Sewing, Design, Reading, Sudoku, God, my husband & my cats (not necessarily in that order). Hates - cooking, housework, TV, politicians, cruelty and greed of any kind.
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