Seattle Branch
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

  Dance Calendar   Year 2014 -  2015

In addition to regular weekly classes in greater Seattle, listed below are  many other events happening in greater Puget Sound.  Contacts for other dance groups can be found in  Nearby Groups and links

Seattle Branch 2013-14 Core List of Dances
Non-published  - The 'Compleat Gardener',
Gordon's Cider Press', 'Major Clark’s Farewell'

Non-published - In honor of this year's Ft. Worden 40th Anniversary - ' Seattle Rubies' by Irene Paterson, Seattle Branch.
 

 
Th Classes page of this website provides you general class information, locations and fees.  If you are looking for a scholarship to one of our workshops go to the Membership page.  As events are scheduled we will continue to post them.  Check back often.

 Updated 8/28/14                                                    

  August 2014

  • Aug. 30 - 31 (Sat.-Sun.) - Hood Canal Highland Festival at Belfair State Park, 3151 Route  300, Belfair.    See more about it.
     

  • Aug. 31 (Sun.) -  The Branch will be dancing at the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market from Noon to 1:00 PM amongst the flowers and veggies.  You will find us at the north end of the market, lower area.  Easy dances for all and an opportunity to encourage new persons to dance at LFP this fall.  Plan on street shoes and perhaps sun screen!
     

 September 2014

  • Sept. 4 (Thurs.) - Practice Ft. Worden dances at Phinney Neighborhood Center, Seattle,  8:00 - 10:00 PM., Rm. 2 in the Upper Building.
     

  • Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25 (Thur.) - Wenatchee Scottish Dance Classes will continue on Thursdays at the Irish Dance Studio , 151 Worthen St, Wenatchee,   from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.  Classes page has further info.  Talk to Lesley A. teacher.
     

  • Sept. 7 (Sun.) - Redmond Summer Session Class at the DanceWorks Studio in Redmond continues.  Fall classes begin on Sept. 21 below.
     

  • Sept. 12-14 (Fri.-Sun) - Seattle Branch RSCDS Annual  Ft. Worden 40th Workshop Weekend.  Go to  Fort Worden Workshop for details.  Save the Date!  Read about the Weekend.   Registration is happening from April 1 on.  Get yours in by the end of May.  After that time contact the registrar (on the Ft. Worden page of this website) to see if there are any remaining openings.
     

  • Sept. 17, 24  (Wed.) - Start of Scottish Country Dance Classes at Lake Forest Park from 7:15 -9:30 PM. weekly (At the Northwest Ballet Center, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park Towne Center.  Questions:  Call 425.488.7643)   Newcomers are welcome - your first class is free.  A partner is not necessary; wear comfy clothes and soft indoor shoes.  Enjoy fun, fitness and friendship.
     

  • Sept. 18, 25 (Thurs.) - Interested in class in the Mukilteo area on Thurs.?  Contact Irene P. to see if her classes might meet  in the fall.
     

  • Sept. 21 (Sun.) -  Redmond Summer Session Classes meets at the DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA  classes will be from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, taught by Lea M.  This is the last class of the Summer Qtr session.
     

  • Sept. 28 (Sun.) - Redmond's Fall Qtr. Classes begins with this Sunday. Address is shown on Sept. 21 entry above.   See the Classes page of this website for time, cost and contact info to  reach Lea if you have further questions.
     

 October 2014

  • Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  (Wed.) - Scottish Country Dance Classes at Lake Forest Park from 7:15 -9:30 PM. weekly (At the Northwest Ballet Center, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park Towne Center.  Questions:  Call 425.488.7643)   Newcomers are welcome - your first class is free.  A partner is not necessary; wear comfy clothes and soft indoor shoes.  Enjoy fun, fitness and friendship.  Further details on the Classes page.  Time start: 7:15 - 9:30pm with teacher Elinor V.  Details with costs on the Classes page.
     

  • Oct. 2 and further Thur. evenings - if you are interested in classes in the Mukilteo area, talk to Irene P. to see if her class is continuing on.
     

  • Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Thur.) - Wenatchee Scottish Dance Classes will continue on Thursdays at the Irish Dance Studio , 151 Worthen St, Wenatchee,   from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.  Classes page has further info.  Talk to Lesley A. teacher.
     

  • Oct. 4 (Sat.) - High Desert SCD Ball and Workshop, hosted by the High Desert Celtic Country Dancers at the Redmond, OR grange.  The workshop runs from 9:30am to 3:00pm, followed by a Ball review.  The Grand march begins at 7:30pm.  This group hosts a Sunday morning brunch before you leave.  Cost (including lunch on Sat. is $45 (by 9/24) or $50 up to time.  Teacher is Monica Pollard with music by Scottish Heart.  Contact Susie Allely for details and programme.
     

  • Oct. 4 (Sat.) - University District Ceilidh at the University Friends Meeting Hall, 4001 9th Ave., Seattle.  Students under 21 pay $5 and all else $10.  All dances will be taught and called.  This is a great event for first time dancers.  Contact Rachel- Oct. Ceilidh if you wish to know more.  Exact time will be given later.
     

  • Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 (Sun.) - Redmond's Fall Qtr. classes are at the DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond WA., from 6:30 - 8:30pm.   See the Classes page of this website for time, cost and contact info to reach Lea M. if you have further questions.
     

  • Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 (Tues.) - U-District classes begin at the University Heights Building, 5031 University Way NE, classroom 108, from 8:00 - 9:55pm.  Teacher is Rachel P.  Open to all, new and returning.  Details on the Classes page of this website, rates and contact if you need to.
     

  • Oct. 18 (Sat.) - Seattle will have an October Monthly Dance at the Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way, given by Irene's Mukilteo Class at 7:30pm.  Music is  by Calum Mackinnon, Lisa Scott and Marcia Thumma, who are providing our music for this special event in honor of Irene Paterson for her many contributions to our Branch; she will soon move to Vancouver Is and will be missed.  This is a 'must do' event, so save the date.  Program  listed here.  Dance cues will be on soon.
     

  • Oct. 25 (Sat.) - Bellingham Masquerade Ball.  Save the date.
                                          
     

 November 2014

  • Nov. 7-9 (Fri.-Sun.) - Asilomar 2014 weekend
     

  • Nov. 14 - 15 (Fri. - Sat.) - Seattle Branch RSCDS Teacher Workshop begins with a reception on Friday evening, followed by a workshop during the day Saturday and completed in the evening with the Seattle Branch monthly dance party.  A brochure with registration form is attached.  This event welcomes teacher Mary Murray from Vancouver B.C.  with music by Lisa Scott of Portland, OR.  The dances are listed on the brochure with cues posted here.   There will be some homes available for  those coming from afar, on a first come basis, so register soon.

December 2014

  • Dec. 13 (Sat.) -  The Holiday RDSDS-Seattle Ceilidh will be at CCMI so hold the evening and work on your ceilidh act for this event.

January 2015

  • Jan. 16 - 18 (Fri. - Sun.) -  Mark your long range calendar for the Scottish Music Workshop in January, held at Ft. Casey on Whidbey Island.  You can read about it on their website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Treasurer

  • Build yearly budget plan to track expenses/income in general categories for Board
  • Monthly Budget report to B of D - based on QB data added onto yearly budget plan as spent/gained
  • Balance Quick Books entries against monthly bank (Skagit) statements, prior to each Board meeting
  • Verify Merchant E-solutions statements monthly (weekly in June, Jul, Aug.)
  • Monitor expenses via use of debit cards by CBF buyer and Board members
  • Prepare Quarterlys to State of WA, done electroncially
  • May 15 - 990EZ Federal taxes after working with accountant on forms. Note: 5 years form is significant and detailed. This would be year 2013. (we have 1 month on year 2009.)
  • Maintain yearly records for:
    • List of donors, including sending them acknowledgement record for their taxes.
    • List of members in ‘Accountables Record’
    • Volunteers who are members by by-laws
    • 2010/11 – send out Annual Meeting notices to all donors & members
  • Tasks done (self directed by Treasurer) yearly.
    • Pay State fees for business license (late fall for next yr)
    • Pay Insurance for CBF (Apr/May)
    • Pay website fees (names, hosting)
    • Pay advertising fees, after Board reviews
    • Auto pay for POS 1xyr fee in Nov.
    • Pay PO Box fee for yr.
    • Annual report to membership

Banking tasks

Banking - Check Book

 

Quick Books

Treasurer/Bookkeeping Sharing Plan

1/2012 Banking Tasks – split between Gloria/Judi on Store cash register banking – current idea: Gloria Tues. AM reset 3 (Sun./Mon. combined into 1 bank), Judi Fri. AM reset 3 (assumes 1st reset done before store opening these days-roughly 9 AM) Both do details card summary of each bank, ready cash for deposit to bank.

1/2012 Judi to wk Qtr 4 state taxes with Mike. See if Mike would like off this task and ask if he still wishes to do yearly report early May (990EZ) Gloria to assume Qtrlys if Mike stops.