Janet Moelzer, Linda Ketchum, Sally Jenkins, Maurice Sauser, Shirley Reeves (missing are Dan Downes, Alan Feldmayer, Carolyn Brown, Carol Mapp, Nora Holmquist).
(Dan Downes, Carol Mapp).
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Meet the Board
|Shirley Reeves - president
I started folk dancing when it was very popular in college, but after that didn't dance again until joining a small group in Florence. I moved back to Eugene in the mid 80's, and was excited to find dance groups for almost every day of the week. After that dancing frenzy, I settled down with the Veselo crowd, eventually joining the committee that runs the weekly music and puts on an annual dance festival. I love the feeling of dancing in a line, feeling the whole line move in unison. Other dancing is fun, but International, and especially Balkan, dancing is addictive for me.
|Janet Moelzer- secretary
I began folk dancing in 1968, teaching in the mid-70s, on organizing committees in about 1981. These activities started in Honolulu, Hawaii, continued in Eugene, Oregon, and include performing with The Omega Dancers in Hawaii. I have attended many camps, festivals, and workshops, learning the dances from the original instructors.
|Alan Feldmayer - treasurer|
I am a long time member of Veselo Folk Dancers....was at the beginning of the formation of the group. I have attended many camps, workshops, and dances and still love it! I have met many friends because of folk dancing and continue to meet new people.
I credit a PE class at the U of O in the 70's and a good instructor for getting me hooked on dance. After being distracted by square dancing for several years, I overheard someone during intermission at the Hult Center talking about the Veselo group, I checked it out, was encouraged by several dancers to keep working at it and it would get easier. It did and have been hooked ever since attending festivals and workshops throughout the US as well as teaching locally.
"my passion is still folkdance"
In the latter part of the last century, about 1974, I was divorced. I wandered on for many years the victim of my fate. Then, sometime in 1980, I chanced on folk dancing at Westmoreland Community Center and at the U of O. Girls!!! I continued on and before long I met the light of my life and remarried. Even though I had achieved my original goal for dancing I kept at it and after only thirty years of weekly dances and occasional workshops I managed to learn a few dances and began to let my (metaphorical) hair down. So if you want to learn new social skills and meet new people “Come on down!!!”
As the newest member, Sally brings experiences and insights from her folk dance background in Montana and Oklahoma, where she served variously as co-founder, secretary, and teaching director.
Many events have occurred and years have passed between my first immersion in folkdance and my second. Folkdance instilled in me a love of global traditions, cultures, music and dance... as I wandered elsewhere into studying the music of Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, Western Africa, and Java. Retirement gave me time to reconnect with a very welcoming folk dance community. Kudos to Linda.