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Bulletin Update - Jan 2018

Firstly, for those of you disappointed that we are NOT HAVING our Christmas Hoedown this year, it was decided to time-shift it to early in the new year, to relieve the congestion of all the ‘break-up’ functions!

Instead, we are having a “Sadie Hawkins DayHoedown, on 24th Feb. 2018

Based on the comic strip character from Al Capp’s biting satirical strip, “Li’l Abner”, (think Hillbilly fun, & check out the links included below) it ties in nicely with our 29th Feb./Leap Year traditions, so it will be a ‘Lady’s Choice’ event. Maggie & her Chestnut Street Orchestra will be playing for it.

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Most significantly for our organisation, our AGM will be held prior to the Hoedown on 24th Feb

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Secondly, a big ‘Thank You’ to all who came to Portarlington, & helped make it such an enjoyable, and successful weekend, – see report in the latest Bulletin.

However, sadly last year marked the retirement of Marion Stabb from our Committee, after 25 years (& 21 years looking after the Portarlington weekend!) - an outstanding period of achievement and dedicated service, for which we are all HUGHLY indebted.

Thirdly, entries are now open in our ‘New Dance’ competition for 2018, which will again be judged at the National Folk Festival, next Easter. Entries to be sent to George Ansell, close early March