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rickps ([personal profile] rickps) wrote2010-07-11 05:41 pm

The Beginning of the End

Although I no longer square dance, I still follow developments in the Bay Area square dance community. And, as a past President of Foggy City Dancers, one of the first gay clubs to form in the US a whole bunch of years ago, I will always hold the club in a special place in my heart.

Just now I received an announcement from Foggy City's current president indicating that with limited Board membership, low attendance at club events, and a whole host of issues (many of which are common all across the gay square dance community), the club must have a General Meeting to consider dissolution.

I cannot say how saddened I am by this news.

[identity profile] billeyler.livejournal.com 2010-07-12 01:34 am (UTC)(link)
That is sad. I know many discussions have taken place over at least 15 years of various possible solutions, including merging with Western Star, etc. I know with the number of clubs in the bay area and 'the way things are' some things like this are bound to happen.

Two clubs officially folded at convention this year, but they really haven't been dancing in a long time. It barely made a ripple, since the San Francisco dancers are often members of multiple clubs.



[identity profile] mrdreamjeans.livejournal.com 2010-07-12 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
That really is sad ... You put so much work into it ... It also saddens me, for some reason, that you don't dance any more. I went two-steppin' for a decade, but since I moved here, the crowd with whom I dance on Sunday nights has become quite important to me ... I would miss the socialization ...


[identity profile] qbear.livejournal.com 2010-07-12 05:10 am (UTC)(link)
After years of you prodding us, we joined FCD and had a wonderful time in class and our first (and as it turned out, out only) convention. But things seemed to change, and coupled with Steve's broken leg which sidelined us for a while, we stopped dancing. Maybe someday again. Maybe contradance. Anyway, we had a great time while it lasted, and we have you to thank. Thanks!