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Two upcoming special events
Maryann retired as club president. Appreciation was shown by club members for a job well done over the last few years. Here are a few pictures taken at the last dance she was still acting president.
Spotlight on veteran club members
Thank you Ray for 32 years of service! Ray joined the Club on December 1, 1982 ten months after the Club began; he is Member #50. He took over the treasurer’s job in 1986 and served a total of 28 years as treasurer before retiring on June 24, 2016. Ray also wore many other hats. He ran the front desk admission table. He was responsible for the setup and takedown of room decorations at B-Dale dances many of which he made. He used his craftsman skills to make elaborate displays for our Anniversary and Holiday dances. He also coordinated the food menus and picked up and delivered the food for those dances. In the Club’s early years Ray also served as the backup for the DJ. Ray was awarded a Lifetime Membership for his dedication and long-time service to the MWCSDC.
Loren joined the MWCSDC on March 21, 1982; Member #14. He was elected the Club’s first President in 1983 and was our only DJ and dance instructor for 20 years. Loren retired from teaching and playing music in 2014. He came up through the Arthur Murray system as an instructor. He worked there for six years before he taking a job with the US Post Office. He taught West Coast Swing and ballroom dancing at various places in the Twin Cities. Loren was awarded a Lifetime Membership for his dedication and long-time service to the MWCSDC.
Elle (pictured on the far left) joined the MWCSDC on September 17, 1982, Member #42. She was elected to the first Board of Directors in 1983. When the Club started having dances at the B-Dale she teamed up with Dorothy Hoffman to coordinate the refreshment table for the next 15 years. Elle was awarded a Lifetime Membership in 2006 for her dedication and service to the Club. She loved to dance and was dancing well into her 90s. She is truly an amazing woman. She has had some health issues and is currently living in a care center in Idaho close to her son.
To contact Elle or Loren, send a message to Maryann at Info@MWCSDC.com
Biography's by Paul Gorgos