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Advanced Dances

The OFB Advanced Dances begin this month on the third Fridays. The first dance is January 21st.

The dances will be held at the Masonic Lodge on the corner of Woodfin and Broadway near the I-240 Merrimon exchange in downtown Asheville. Parking is available at the Home Trust Bank across the street.

The January dance will feature the soaring sounds of Land of Sky with Beth Molaro calling. Check out the Web site 'performers' link for some samples of their music.

In February we'll have the Inexplicabillies with Barbara Groh.

Look to both of these top callers to create challenging fun evenings of dance.

See the Web site for more details, and mark Jan 21 on your calendar for the first one.

Contra Jam / Open Mic
Pie & Cake

Last month's Contra Jam and Pie & Cake night was a tremendous success. We had a dozen or more musicians playing under the leardership of Laura Lengnick and Art Shuster.

The result was an energetic big band sound that you simply don?t get on most dance nights. Check out the videos on

to get a flavor of that night.

The next Contra Jam / Open Mic will be February 3rd led by Laurie Fisher and Karen Gaughan, with Anne Marie Walter leading the open mic.

Musicians, bring your instruments; Callers your cards; and Dancers your feet.

And Bakers!

Bring a pie or a cake and get in for $3! Everyone en-joy a smorgasbord of sweets at the break.
editor: Dennis Merritt


January/February 2011

Annual Meeting, Potluck and Dance

The Annual Meeting of the membership of the Old Farmers Ball will be held on January the 30th at Bryson Gym on the campus of Warren Wilson College. The meeting will begin at 4:00 with a review of the year's activities, and the Treasurers Report. There will be a membership vote on a proposed change to the By-Laws, and election of officers to the Board of Trustees.

These items of business will be followed by comments and suggestions from the members.

Non-members are welcome as well can purchase membership at the meeting.

The business portion of the meeting will be followed by a pot luck dinner at 6:15 , and a open band open mike community dance from 7:30 till 10:00. But please plan to attend the business portion of the meeting to share your ideas on our dance.

We're excited about our proposed new board members. They are: Laura Lengnick, Terry Doyle, Able Alan, and Owen Shaffer. All have histories of commitment to our dance community.

The proposed change to the bylaws:

In Article 7.1 and article 8.1, change the words 'President Elect' to 'Vice President'. Change article 7.7 to read: "Vice President. The Vice President shall work closely with the President to oversee the business of the OFB, and shall perform the duties and powers of the President during his or her absence or inca-pacity. The Vice President shall conduct an annual review of the OFB's business or strategic plan and bylaws."

Membership Books

The annual membership books will be printed and made available after the annual meeting, soooo....

Make sure you've joined if you haven't already, and if you have, please check out the directory listing on the Web site to make sure your information is correct.

If you‟re listed in light grey in that directory, it means you are not a member for the current season.

If you can‟t get to that directory, please use the contact form to send a message to membership.

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