The Southeastern Massachusetts Coordinating Association Inc.
Promoting Square & Round Dancing
Established August 30, 1976

 2017 SEMCA

Pat Anthony & Paul Barnum
from the
Swinging Squares

"Message from the President"
January 24, 2017

Thoughts and prayers...
Go out to the family of Ed Fafard who passed away at the beginning of this month. Ed was a long time supporter of SEMCA, the last position he held before retiring was Vice President. His many years of support and contributions to SEMCA will be missed.

As I have mentioned in a few posts these last months, SEMCA has been struggling in its Executive Board. I was getting very worried. I know how hard it is to find people willing to take on (in most cases) yet another commitment. I put it out to the board to get the word out. The concern, MY concern, was that if we did not find anyone to fill the key positions needed to run the organization we would have to dissolve...
Thankfully, we are blessed to have dancers within the community who are willing to take on just one more thing.
Carol Cerreto joins SEMCA as its Treasurer. She brings with her a wealth (no pun intended) of experience and a quiet but strong demeanor. I have worked with Carol for many years and am very happy and grateful to have her on board.
Vice President Pat Anthony stepped up and took on the role of Secretary. She very graciously agreed to hold on to both positions until such a time that we could fill one or the other. We were very lucky to have Pat join the board last year, and even more so now that she is willing to step up and take on so much to keep SEMCA running.
Having said that, Pat held both positions for approximately 4 days before I was approached by Joan Lein. I have worked with Joan on both the club level and the organization level for many years. She is another dancer who comes to us with years of experience and a strong desire to help. Due to an error on my part (aka I forgot quite honestly) Joan had asked to join the board as Secretary when Jean Stahl stepped down. When she approached me again at a dance this Saturday I suggested she speak with Pat, so that between the two of them they could decide which position they would prefer for themselves. I had an answer in less than 2 minutes. Joan joins as Vice President, and Pat will continue on as Secretary.
I cannot tell you how blessed I feel SEMCA is to have so many new people on its board - strong hard experienced workers who will bring new ideas and perspectives to the group.
So it's a new year for SEMCA, and we begin it solidly.

Lisa Breault
SEMCA President

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Do you have any upcoming Special Events you would like to see promoted here?

Square Dancing at Mattapoisett Wharf

In memory of our beloved friend and caller Paul Letourneau
Saturday July 8, 2017
7pm to 10:30pm
Many Callers and Cuers
**This is a free dance**
Split the Pot
Make sure to bring folding chairs and bug spray. Square dance
clothes would be nice to see. Please wear street shoes. This is
a rain or shine event, shelter is available.
For information please call
Lillian: 774-849-5870
Lisa Breault: 1-401-524-7610
Flyer in PDF

New Website!
Square Dance Southeast New England
Listing Many Clubs in Eastern MA
Cape Cod & Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Federation of
Square & Round Dance Clubs

Invites all Square and Round dancers to join us for our seventh annual Summer Special Dance to be held on
Sunday, August 27th, 2017 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
at the Elks Club 326 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, R.I.
(Air conditioned hall)
Caller Patti Greene & Cuer Harriett Clarke
Split the Pot Gift Basket Raffle
Dancer donation: $10.00 at the door
Questions? In R.I. please call
(401) 949-3813 or (401) 397-9628
In CT. Please call (860) 599-4699
Flyer in PDF

Do-Si-Doers Square Dance Club
United Church
30 Common St, Walpole MA 02081
Home Dances 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM

We Have a New Website!

SEMCA Harvest Ball
November 12, 2017
First Church
29 Howard St,
West Bridgewater, MA
Many Callers and Cuers
Door Prizes * Split the Pot * Refreshments
Special NE Convention Ticket Drawing
$7.00 Advance Ticket $8.00 At the Door
For information call Lisa at 401-524-7610
Refreshments for the food table greatly appreciated.
Help is needed at the refreshment table,
Please contact Lisa if you are able to help
Flyer in PDF

Swinging Squares Summer Workshop

Monday Nights 7-9pm
Plus Lessons with Caller Bob Butler
June 5, 12, 26,
July 10, 17, 24, 31
Aug 7, 14
St.Paul ’s Episcopal Church
50 Park Place, Pawtucket, RI 02860
For information please contact Helen at 727-4748
Flyer in PDF

Nau-Sets Square Dance Club
Dennis Senior Center
1054 Route 134
South Dennis MA 02660

Dance only when we have 2 squares
Call: 508-876-8829 to see if there is a dance

Town Howlers Square Dance Club
NEW'S September 10, 2016
Moved to Saturday Night!
 Portsmouth Senior Center
110 Bristol Ferry Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871