CCD STEERING COMMITTEE Meeting - Minutes
June 29, 2003
The meeting was held at the home of Harriette and
Kevin Liske at
4 p.m. on June 29, 2003.
Steering Committee members present:
Lilian Bryan, Rob Harper, Jan Kent, Lalah Manly, Harriette Liske, Bruce
Tarnopolski, and Emily Vorder Bruegge. Ann Robinson conferenced in by
Guests: Mary Grabar, Kevin Liske, Janet
Shepard, and Christin
Bruce said he would make and copy a cover sheet for the 2003 CCD Directory,
with plans to have it available for sale by 7/4/03.
NOVEMBER DANCE WEEKEND
Christin provided detailed handouts of all submitted themes, without
disclosing who submitted each idea. Each person present at the meeting
2 initial votes to narrow down the field of 27 possible themes. A second
round of votes selected the winning theme: "Much Ado About Contra"
Shakespearian theme, submitted by Christy Taylor.
DANCE BEHAVIOR AND SAFETY ISSUES
In response to a recent series of emails on the list serve discussing
unwanted dance behaviors, in particular "groping," the Steering
discussed how to address problems of this nature. As an example of the
of problem at issue, one of the steering committee members described
approached by a newcomer recently who said her partner (who was a stranger
to her) pulled her close and told her she "had to dance really
close" to him. The steering committee member persuaded her to give
another chance, and that the problem would be dealt with. Questions
included: When to address this type of problem? How to address this?
Should we try to identify offenders?" It might help to make sure
know to whom they can express complaints, by distributing a "welcome
to newcomers. The card would contain contact information for steering
committee members and possibly some other basic information, (such as
reminders about appropriate shoes). Suggested wording would be something
like: "If you have any ideas, suggestions, concerns or comments,
to hear from you." The contact information would enable anyone
that they were being harassed to report the problem and possibly point
the offender to a steering committee member. Steering committee members
could then speak to or write to any dancer who had a pattern of generating
complaints from other dancers. This has been done successfully in the
for instance, with rough dancers who have endangered the safety of others.
Bruce will also draft a statement to be posted to the list serve.
NEW BUSINESS: CUB CALLER PROGRAM
It was suggested that the role and effectiveness of the cub caller program
be reexamined. Although no conclusions were reached and no action decided
upon at this time, it is a topic that will continue to be considered
Christin mentioned it is not too early to start finding new people to
the nominating committee for new steering committee members.
For the record:
The rent for the Decatur Rec Center for the 2003 November dance weekend
has been increased to $2,100.
The rent for Morningside on Friday nights is $275.
Tuesday night rent is $50.
The next meeting was set for Wednesday, July 16th, at 7:30 p.m. at
The meeting was then adjourned at 6 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,Emily Vorder Bruegge, CCD Recording Secretary