62nd National Square Dance Convention®
Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
June, 26 - 29, 2013

Thanks for a great convention!

Welcome to the Heartland
Oklahoma

As a state, Oklahoma is a little over one hundred years old and a lot of living has been done in these years and in the territorial years preceding statehood. The famed Great Land Run of '89 officially got things started on April 22, 1889, when the United States government opened Oklahoma Territory for Settlement. Thousands of men, women and children from around the world gathered along the borders of the "Unassigned Lands". On foot, horseback, by wagon train and even on bicycles, these pioneers raced into the two million acres opened for settlement to stake their claim on a parcel of land and a new life on the frontier. They found their new home. And overnight they founded a new state.

This pioneer heritage still runs deep today. It is the spirit of a state with an energy and willingness to work... cities that are quick to greet you with an honest smile and a hearty, welcoming handshake. We are excited that in 2013, you have chosen to make a Run to Oklahoma and dance in the heartland with us.

We invite you to take the time to visit all of the wonderful sights within our great state. We know that square dancers and non-dancers alike will welcome you with open arms. Just in Oklahoma City alone, the , , the and the will leave an indelible impression on your heart and soul.

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Committee

General Chairman
Gene and Barbara Morton
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Assistant General Chairman
George And Shirley Hazlett
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Business Chairman
V. A. Cant
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Registration and Housing Chairman
Glen & Linda Bray
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Publicity Chairman
Ed & Connie Baker
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Services Chairman
Robert Orman and Billie Davis
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Ceremonies Chairman
Jim and Ruth Ford
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Education Chairman
Jim and Julia Reese
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Social and Special Events
John And Debby Tunning
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Program Chairman
Mike and Myrna Perkins
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Secretary
Marvin & Donna K. Pierce
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Legal Counsel
Ellen Steely
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Ways & Means

62nd National Square Dance Convention
Gold and Silver Collectors Belt Buckle
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$55.00

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Stock # 002
$35.00

38th National Square Dance Convention
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$10.00

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$25.00

Short Sleeve Light Turquoise Polo Shirt
Honeycomb Pique Pima Cotton
Stock # S=010, M=011, L=012, XL=013, 2X=014
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Tan Long Sleeve Dress Shirt
100% Cotton
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Long Sleeve Chambray Shirt
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Crew Neck T-Shirt
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Grey Sweat Shirt

Stock # S=130, M=131, L=132, XL=133, 2X=134
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Long Sleeve T-Shirt, Charcoal

Stock # S=170, M=171, L=172, XL=173, 2X=174
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Hip-2-B-Square T-Shirt
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Black Polo Shirt
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Baby Girl Bib
Trim will vary, depending on the seamstress's Imagination
Stock # 150
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Baby Boy Bib
Trim will vary, depending on the seamstress's Imagination
Stock # 150
$10.00

Handmade Throw
Various Colors
Stock # 153
$40.00

Baked Potato Bag
Fluffy baked potatoes from the microwave in 7 minutes.
Great gift and ideal for college students.
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"Sooner Dancers"
Print of a watercolor painted by Carol Gauldin of Vernon, TX as a fund raising project for the 62nd NSDC 12" X 18" Numbered Print
Stock # 143
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"Sooner Dancers"
Print of a watercolor painted by Carol Gauldin of Vernon, TX as a fund raising project for the 62nd NSDC 12" X 18" Numbered Print
Framed
Stock # 144
$35.00

62nd NSDC Jacket - back
OKLAHOMA SQUARE DANCER Embroidered on the back
SPECIAL ORDER ONLY
Takes approximately 7 Weeks for Delivery
S thru XL = $80.00, 2X= $85.00 for tall, add $5.00
Cost includes embroidery on back, your name on front and a 62nd NSDC Patch

62nd NSDC Jacket - front
Comes with name embroidered on left breast . And a 62nd NSDC Patch that you may sew on.
SPECIAL ORDER ONLY
Takes approximately 7 Weeks for Delivery
S thru XL = $80.00, 2X= $85.00, for tall add $5.00
Cost includes embroidery on back, your name on front and a 62nd NSDC Patch

Pre Convention
Welcome
Sixty–Second
National Square Dance Convention®

June 26-29, 2013 - Oklahoma City, OK

GENERAL CHAIRMAN
Gene & Barbara Morton
ASS'T GENERAL CHAIRMAN
George & Shirley Hazlett

PRE - CONVENTION
MARCH 1, 2, 3, 2012
A Subsidiary of The Oklahoma National Square Dance Convention, Inc.

Pre Convention
Howdy

The 62nd National Square Dance Convention® "Sooner Board" would like to extend an invita-tion for you to attend our Pre-convention March 1 thru 3, 2012. During this time we will be laying out our convention plans before the National Executive Committee, upcoming conven-tion committees and any interested dancer that wants to attend. We will be showcasing Okla-homa City and the facilities that will be used during the 62nd NSDC, June 26 thru 29, 2013. Your visit will be topped off with a dance Saturday night, March 3, 2012 featuring Oklahoma Callers and Cuers. For admission to the Saturday night dance you must be registered for the 62nd NSDC in 2013, and remember, the registration fee for the 62nd NDSC is $40 until the end of the dance on Saturday night, March 3, 2012, then it increases to $50.

If you're not registered, you can Download the Registration Form

Pre Convention
Headquarters Hotel

Renaissance Hotel

Our Headquarters Hotel will be the beautiful Renaissance Hotel, which is has a convenient sky-walk across Reno Street to the Convention Center. Parking for the hotel is in the Santa Fe Parking Garage, which is one of three parking garages that accept the in and out, $3 per day parking pass that we have available. The other two are the Sheraton Hotel parking garage, located directly across the street from both the Convention Center and the Renaissance hotel, and the Convention Center parking garage located beneath the Convention Center. These passes must be purchased, in advance, for a 5 day period (Wed thru Sunday) and the cost is $15.00

Pre Convention
Wednesday - February 29, 2012

National Weather Center and Sam Nobel Museum tour

The Tour Committee has set up a tour of the National Weather Center and Sam Nobel Museum in Norman Oklahoma to entertain you on Wednesday afternoon. The exact time for this tour has not been decided at the time of this writing but it will be leaving the Reno Street side of the Convention Center, right across the street from the Renaissance Hotel, around 1:00 pm to 2 pm

6: 00 PM - Upcoming Convention Committee Counterpart dinners -- Dutch Treat

Pre Convention
Thursday - March 1, 2012 - Morning

Thursday will kick off with a tour of Oklahoma City, highlighting a few of the unique features and attractions to be seen there. Our desire is to whet the appetite our visitors so they will come back to see more and also have good things to tell their friends about our fair city.

Oklahoma City is a city in motion and it is always changing

Breakfast on your own

8:15 AM City Tour -- Meet buses for loading in the Convention Center Reno Street level lobby 15 minutes before scheduled departure time.
8:30 AM Bus #1: NEC, GC's, AGC's & Publicity
8:45 AM Bus #2: Services, Program, Business, Education, Ceremonies & Computer
9:00 AM Bus #3: Registration & Housing, Social & Special Events &Guests
11:30 AM Lunch on your own

Pre Convention
Thursday - March 1, 2012 - Afternoon

Thursday afternoon will find us going to the beautiful Cox Convention Center.

This afternoon we will have breakout sessions in which a few of the 62nd NSDC committees will be reporting to the National Executive Committee Phase Advisors, upcoming convention committee members, bidding city representatives and any interested square dancers, the details of what they have planned for the 62nd NSDC, June 26 thru 29 of 2013.

Thursday Afternoon Breakout Meeting Schedule

1:00 - 2:00 pm Secretary Meeting Room 4, Street Level
1:00 - 2:00 pm Legal Meeting Room 16, Concourse Level
1:00 - 2:00 pm Bid Session/Final Report Meeting Room 17, Concourse Level
2:15 - 4:00 pm Computer Meeting Room 4, Street Level

Pre Convention
Thursday - March 1, 2012 - Evening

Thursday evening we will be hosting the first of two dinners and this one will be held in the beautiful ballrooms A and B of the Convention Center. Reservations can be made on your pre-convention invitations.

5:15 pm Seating begins for dinner.
6:15 pm Dinner is served - theme for the dinner is "Route 66"
7:30 pm Entertainment by Bob Rogers, a humorist from Southwest Oklahoma

MEAL SELECTIONS

Tables preset with salad, desert, butter and rolls. Includes coffee and tea service.

Selection #1: 6 oz Bleu cheese crusted sirloin filet with red wine sauce. Served with smashed potatoes and seasoned vegetables. Table preset with salad and dessert.
Selection #2: Spinach and sundried tomato stuffed chicken breast. Served with sweet potato risotto, lemon jus lie and fresh vegetables.

Pre Convention
Friday - March 2, 2012 - Morning

We start Friday off with a guided tour of the Convention Center. The 62nd NSDC will be en-tirely under one roof so all events will be close at hand. During the tour there will 62nd NSDC committee members stationed at the various areas to be used during the convention and they will explain to the tour group the activities that will be taking place in each area.

Breakfast on your own

FACILITY TOUR -- 8:00 AM TO 11:45 PM
TOUR: Meet in Cox Convention Center Lobby Concourse Level, East end, 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to leave.
8:00 AM GC's, AGC's Bidding Cities, Publicity, Registration & Housing
8:20 AM Business, Computer, Ceremonies & Services
8:40 AM Social & Special Events, Education
9:00 AM NEC

Pre Convention
Friday - March 2, 2012 - Luncheon

The facility tour will allow everyone to build up a good appetite, so for lunch the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau and the 62nd NSDC Services committee will host a Civic Luncheon. This will be attended by a great many of the city leaders, hotel managers, conven-tion center personnel, Chamber of Commerce representatives and restaurant managers. They are always delighted to answer questions regarding the goings on in Oklahoma City and it creates a great opportunity to get acquainted with the people that are assisting the 62nd NSDC in hosting the Convention.

11:45 AM Doors open for Civic Luncheon, Convention Center Meeting Rooms 9, 10, 11, 12, Street Level.
12:10 PM Civic Luncheon -- Theme -- "Outdoor Oklahoma"

MEAL SELECTIONS

Tables preset with salad, desert, butter and rolls including coffee and tea service.

Selection #1: Skillet roasted pork loin. Served with warm bacon potato salad, maple skillet gravy and seasoned vegetables.
Selection #2: Grilled turkey steaks. Served with cranberry wild rice pilaf, cranberry orange beurre blanc and glazed carrots.

Pre Convention
Friday - March 2, 2012 - Afternoon

On Friday afternoon the upcoming conventions must report their progress to the NEC and this takes place behind closed doors, so everyone else has an opportunity this afternoon to roam around Oklahoma City and take in the sites.

1:30 PM National Executive Committee Meeting convenes, Cox Convention Cen-ter, Concourse Level, Meeting Rooms 14 & 15.
1:45 PM Springfield, MA -- 64th NSDC reports to NEC
3:00 PM Little Rock, AR -- 63rd NSDC reports to NEC
4:30 PM Meeting adjourns

Pre Convention
Friday - March 2, 2012 - Evening

All those meetings and running around. It’s time to eat again and this will be the second of two dinners presented by the 62nd NSDC Committees

5:15 PM Doors open for dinner seating, Cox convention Center, Street Level, Meeting Rooms 9, 10, 11, 12, Dressy Attire.
6:15 PM Dinner is served -- Theme -- "Oklahoma Land Run"
Entertainment: Mikayla Balderas, a vocalist from Southwest Oklahoma
Hosted by the Business and Registration & Housing Committees.

MEAL SELECTIONS

Tables preset with salad, desert, butter and rolls including coffee and tea service.

Selection #1: Braised beef brisket. Served with garlic whipped potato and green beans ragu.
Selection #2: Toasted penne pasta with roasted root vegetable in a smoked tomato jam.

Pre Convention
Saturday - March 3, 2012 - Morning

Saturday starts out in a big way with a General Session before the National Executive Committee for all attendees. Then we separate into several smaller "break out" meetings. Each sub-committee (Exhibitions, Fashion Show, Round Dancing etc.) has an NEC Phase Advisor that specializes in advising on that particular phase of the convention. During these "break out" sessions the 62nd NSDC committees are reporting their detailed plans for the 2013 convention to their Phase Advisors. In return the Phase Advisors are utilizing their experience and providing advice on how to improve the planning. Breakfast on your own

8:30 AM General Session Convenes, Cox Convention Center, Street Level, Meet ing Rooms 9, 10, 11, 12.
9:00 AM Breakout meetings.
MTG ROOM 1 BUSINESS
9:00 - 11:50 AM Finance, Ways and Means & Purchasing -- Sam Margheim
MTG ROOM 5
9:00 - 10:25 AM Vendor and Program Book - Lee and Barbi Ashwill & Linda Margheim
MTG ROOM 3 EDUCATION
9:00 - 10:25 AM Seminars, Panels, LCP, Clinics - Butch Hayes & Ron Schoen
10:35 - 11:50 AM Showcase, Organizations, NSDC Program Books - Harry Nelson and Cindy Schoen
MTG ROOM 4
9:00 - 11:50 AM Sew and Save - Ampie Hayes
MTG ROOM 6 PROGRAM & CEREMONIES
9:00 - 10:25 AM Exhibitions - Ernie Stone
10:35 - 11:50 AM Ceremonies - Ernie Stone
MTG ROOM 7
9:00 - 11:50 AM Round Dancing - John & Dimple Williford
MTG ROOM 8PROGRAM
9:00 - 11:50 AM Squares, Youth, Contra, Clogging - Tripletts
MTG ROOM 16PUBLICITY
9:00 - 11:50 AM Nat'l, Local, Media, Skit, Nat'l Squares, Media Breakfast
Dick and Linda Peterson and Karen Fleher
MTG ROOM 17 REGISTRATION & HOUSING
9:00 - 10:25 AM Registration & Housing - Wayne and Janice Bowman
10:35 - 11:50 AM RV Camping - Ray Hutchison
MTG ROOM 18SERVICES
9:00 - 11:50 AM Facilities, Security, Sound, Transportation, Auxiliary Service
David and Sherry Hubbard, Louis and Nancy Friedlander
MTG ROOM 19SOCIAL & SPECIAL EVENTS
9:00 - 11:50 AM Fashion Show - Barbara Stone
MTG ROOM 20
9:00 - 11:50 AM Tours, Hospitality, Special Events
Carl and Jean McCarver

Pre Convention
Saturday - March 3, 2012 - Afternoon

11:50 AM Doors open for lunch, Cox Convention Center, Street Level, Exhibit Hall 1
12:15 PM Lunch served - Theme - "Made In Oklahoma"
Hosted by Education and Social And Special Events Committees
1:30 PM General Session reconvenes, Cox Convention Center, Meeting Rooms 9, 10, 11, 12.
4:00 PM Meeting adjourns


Dinner on your own

MEAL SELECTIONS

Tables preset with salad, desert, butter and rolls including coffee and tea service.

Selection #1: Roasted Beef with Tomato, Provolone Cheese & Horseradish on a Kaiser Roll with Pasta Salad.
Selection #2: Ham with Pineapple on Seven Grain Bread with Chipotle Potato Salad.

Pre Convention
Saturday - March 3, 2012 - Evening

"KICK-OFF DANCE"
EXHIBIT HALL 1 - CONVENTION CENTER

For admittance into the dance you must be registered for the 62nd National Square Dance Convention.

6:00 PM Early rounds featuring Oklahoma Cuers
7:00 PM Opening ceremonies
7:15 PM Kick-Off dance featuring Oklahoma Callers and Cuers
9:00 PM Invitational skit
10:30 PM Dance ends - return to hotel

Pre Convention
Sunday - March 4, 2012

VARIOUS TIMES


Attendees depart

Convention Outfit
Women

This dress may be purchased from "The Promenade Shop" by contacting Pansy Hammonds.
Cell Phone: 913-563-0712
Download the directions for making the dress

Convention Outfit
Men

Made by "Mo'Betta"
Apache, OK

The Mo'Betta shirt company went out of business January 1, 2012 and another source for the shirt has not been found at this time. Some dancers are having their local semstress make the shirt for them.


Tours

Get Your Kicks on Rt 66

Rt 66 brings back many memories for many people but nowhere more than in Oklahoma, the birthplace of this famous highway. Travel west down the Mainstreet of America, through towns that developed along the Mother Road. See the town that bridges built and visit the national Rt 66 museum, where you can time-travel through eight decades and three time zones. Lunch will be a Blue Plate Special. Come along and be a "roadie" for a day!

Tuesday June 25 9am-4 pm
$72 - price includes lunch and admissions.

Discoveryland presents "Oklahoma!"

Get ready for good eats and a toe-tappin' good time at this performance of Rodger and Hammerstein's musical "Oklahoma!". The evening starts with a barbecue dinner with all the fixin's and pre-show entertainment. Top off your dinner with the cool deliciousness of a strawberry sundae. Enjoy popcorn and soda during the show.

Tuesday June 25 4:15 pm - midnight
$85 - includes show, dinner, popcorn/soda
Bus will stop at hotels on return.

Step back in time in Historic Guthrie

Guthrie was founded on the day of the historic land run in 1889. It was the territorial capital and had visions of becoming the State Capital of the new state of Oklahoma. An election in 1910 stole that vision and moved the state seal to Oklahoma City. The site of the original capital is now the site of one of the largest Scottish Rite Tempies in the US with beautiful stained glass windows throughout. The downtown area boasts over 100 buildings that are on the National Register, and you will have time to browse in the unique shops before lunch.

Wednesday June 26 9 am - 3 pm
$65 - includes lunch and admissions

National Weather Center and Sam Noble Museum

Begin the day with a guided tour of the National Weather Center and Storm Prediction Center. After lunch on your own, visit the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. The Dinosaur exhibit is outstanding!

This tour registration closes on June 7, due to security requirements at the National Weather Center.

Wednesday June 26 lOam - 4pm
$45 - includes admissions, lunch on your own

Let's See OKC

Rome might not have been built in a day, but Oklahoma City was! Learn about the city of 10,000 people that sprang up in one day during the Land Run, Now a thriving city of over 1 million, Oklahoma City has much to offer. From Stockyard City, where more cattle go through the gates of the National OK Stockyard than any other, to the state capitol with it's new dome crowned by the native American "Guardian", Oklahoma City stands ready to welcome guests. Visit the OK National Memorial for a few moments of quiet reflection. The Land Run Monument will be one of the largest sculptures in the world and depicts the Land Run of 1889.

Wed / Thurs / Fri 9 am - 1 pm
$38 -- price includes admissions

Following Oklahoma's Wine Trail

Visit several Oklahoma wineries and enjoy great scenery while tasting fine wines. At Territorial Cellars, enjoy lunch and a visit with the winemaker. The Tidal School Winery is located in an old school built for oil barons' children. At Stableridge, enjoy a tour ofthe winery and the gift shop.

Thursday 9 am - 4 pm
$72 - includes lunch, tasting fees, snacks

Clydesdale Ranch & National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Located near the Chisholm Trail, the Clydesdale barn, built in 1936, will get you up close to some of the most beautiful Black Clydesdales in the world. These gentle animals love company, Enjoy lunch at Dining on Persimmon Hill and after lunch, the group will take a guided tour of the museum. A must for the western flavor of our city.

Thursday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
$55 - includes lunch and admissions

Legends of the Wichitas

Tour Ft Sill and see the Old Post Guardhouse where Geronimo was 1)1 said to have been imprisoned. The museum features the Indian and cavalry history of the Fort. Hear the legends of Chief Quanah Parker. Enjoy a driving tour of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and see longhorn cattle, buffalo, deer and antelope. Lunch will be served in Medicine Park, where you will see the historic cobblestone buildings. Visit the Holy City which was built by the WPA in the 1930's. It is the site of the nation's longest running Passion Play.

Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
$66 - includes lunch and admissions

Oklahoma City Zoo Visit

Totally Native and Totally Wild the Oklahoma City Zoo is rated one of the top ten zoos in the US and is the oldest zoo in the Southwest. See the Great Ape Escape, Bear Country, Reptile House and the zoo's newest additions, Sumatran Tiger cubs which were born in the zoo in 2011.

Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$38 adults / $30 youth 4-18 yrs -includes zoo admission

Sewing Shop Tour

Looking for a special or unique fabric or a notion that you heard about in the Sew and Save clinics? This tour is for you! The tour will stop at three local fabric stores and take a break for lunch on your own at a local restaurant

Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$35 -- includes transportation and guide

Tours may be cancelled due to lack of registrations. If a tour is cancelled, your money will be refunded or you will be given the opportunity to change to a different tour.

News

New room rates for the Biltmore Hotel

Good news from Oklahoma City. The Biltmore Hotel has reduced their room rates for the 62nd National Square Dance Convention®. The new rate will be $69 per night. If you have already requested this hotel at the higher rate you will also receive this new lower rate. The Biltmore Hotel is several miles from the Cox Convention Center and we do recommend you purchase our bus pass for each rider. There is no free parking in downtown Oklahoma City. This hotel has free parking and a continental breakfast while you are a registered guest.

Events

Pre-convention
March 1 - 3, 2012
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Registration by Location
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