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Travelling Australia with Square Dancers

December 1, 2007

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T.A.W.S.
(TRAVELLING AUSTRALIA WITH SQUAREDANCERS)

T.A.W.S. was initially suggested by a group of dancers who attended the Anniversary Caravan & Camping weekend at the Sunshine Coast Square Dance Centre, Buderim, Queensland in August 2006.

The inaugural meeting of T.A.W.S. was held at the 48th Australian National Square Dance Convention in Adelaide, South Australia, in June 2007 where a large group of interested dancers attended to find out more about T.A.W.S. It was a huge success, and attendees unanimously agreed that the formation of TAWS should proceed.

Coordinating Committee
A TAWS National Co-ordinating committee was subsequently formed to co-ordinate activities, receive & distribute information to members, maintain a register of members, and receive and distribute monies as required. The TAWS National Co-ordinating committee comprises the following personnel:

National Coordinators: Mal & Chris Parrington (SA)

State Representatives :
Queensland: Nev & Bev McLachlan- nevbevmclachlan@bigpond.com
New South Wales: Wilma Flannery wilmaflan@bigpond.com
ACT: Craig & Marilyn Gardner - cra2mar@grapevine.net.au
Victoria: James Fellows – xambo4u@optusnet.com.au
South Australia: Mal & Chris Parrington - malnchris@bigpond.com
Western Australia: Colin & Margaret Brown – godosado@aapt.net.au
Tasmania: John & Pamela Cornell - jpcornell@bigpond.com

Objective and Purpose
The Objective and Purpose of T.A.W.S. is to provide an opportunity for, and to encourage those interested in, both modern square dancing and travelling to combine these two activities for mutual enjoyment.

Aims
The aims of TAWS is, but not limited to:
• The promotion of modern square dancing throughout Australia,
• The further development of camaraderie amongst travelling square dancers,
• The establishment of a data base of square dance friendly holiday/tourist parks throughout the nation, and
• The production and publication of a National Diary of Events

Membership of T.A.W.S.
Membership of T.A.W.S. is open to all persons who have an interest in modern square dancing and travelling.
Membership of TAWS is Free
Current membership is growing steadily and is expected to increase in the future.

Annual/General Meetings
The Annual General Meeting of TAWS will be scheduled as a part of each Australian National Square Dance Convention, subject to the approval of the Convention Committee.

General meetings will be convened at the discretion of the National Coordinating Committee

Communications
The preferred means of communication is by E-mail as this is considered to be the most cost effective and quickest means of disseminating information to members. All communication to members by email is via Blind Carbon Copy (Bcc) such that privacy is preserved,

Notices of special TAWS events will also be posted on club notice boards throughout Australia.

National Diary of Events
A national “TAWS Diary of Events” is produced annually and is emailed to T.A.W.S. members. Amendments to this document are issued as required.

Joining TAWS
Why not join TAWS and share in the fun and development of this exciting organization; please contact any one of the National Coordinating Committee, listed above.

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