Sky Valley Whirlwinds - Mount Baker Square Dance Council

Sky Valley Whirlwinds
September 2014
Editors: Roy & Geri Johnson
DENNIS BASS, ARTISAN Dennis Bass liked wood shop be er than history or math at Sultan High School. This early fascina on with woodworking gave him a start for the future projects he has completed. His first remodeling job was conver ng a garage into a recrea on room at his first home. Through the years he has done many altera ons to Nancy & Dennis’ home in Monroe, WA. Dennis discovered he could buy the tools and wood needed for home projects for less than having someone do the work, and he kept the tools when the job was finished! Some of the remodeling he has done on their home has been: remodeled the living room; readapted the open area with a bar separa ng the kitchen and living room area; rewired their home; put in a new kitchen counter; transformed the pa o to a sunroom with a hot tub. This tub was moved to the back yard eventually; remodeled the downstairs half bath wih a mirrored counter. Dennis and Nancy purchased a motor home that had been gu ed. Dennis repaneled, rewired it Nancy made the cushions for the RV. This led to construc on of a garage and car port which he built. A neighbor wanted to race mini speed boats and Dennis made two different boats and also made a few repairs a er some of the races. Another neighbor wanted to make cedar strip canoes. Dennis made three which sold in a La Conner store. Building a cedar strip canoe is a great project for the home builder. You end up with a usable work of art that Sept. 19th Our Dance: “Annual Corn Feed” Fri. 7:30‐10:30 PM performs beau fully. From woodworking on projects, his focus turned to crea ve 32nd year of Corn Feed Dances ar s c projects. Using a scroll saw provides flexibility and crea‐
Triway Grange ‐ Mill Creek vity unlike any other saw. A scroll saw can make your project a 3509 Sea le Hill Rd & 35th Ave. SE Kitchen‐Do e Dillery, Albert Geasland, Gary Price work of art. Not only will you be able to create special projects, and Dennis Bass you'll be able to give them your own personal touch, from toys Hosts ‐ Dennis & Nancy Bass to furniture. Dennis has made collapsible baskets, bu erflies, Caravanning in: Mt. Baker Singles and Skagit Sqs. light houses, decora ons, wooden base plates for Nancy’s deco‐
Craig Abercrombie ‐ Caller rated eggs, and trim made of oak. Dennis has become a talent‐
John Neverdowski ‐ Cuer ed ar st with wood. Sept. 27h Caravan Out: Checkerboard Squares Mainstream “Hobo Dance” Sat. 8 ‐10:30 PM Rounds: 7:00 PM Phase 3‐4; 7:30 PM Phase 2‐3 Edmonds Masonic Hall, 5th & Dayton, Edmonds,WA Pot Luck at Break, Hearing Enhancement Finger Food Following Dance Robert Sax ‐ Calling & Debbie Taylor ‐ Cueing Info: 206 361‐8579 Bu erflies Scroll Saw Design See page 2 Sept. 3rd Mt. Baker Council Mee ng Wed. 7:30 ‐ 9:30 PM Marysville School Administra on Building 4220 80th St NE ‐ Marysville Sept. 6th Do e Dillery is having a Birthday Party. Celebra on at her home. Sat. at 12:00 noon. 14511 Silver Firs Dr., Evere , WA 98208 She is invi ng Sky Valley club members to celebrate! No gi s. Please RSVP, ASAP with name and # of guests. Info: 425 231‐6976 Sept. 13th Caravan Out: Rainbow Squares Mainstream Dance “School Sock Hop” Sat. 8 ‐10 PM Rounds 7:30 PM Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. Lynden, WA *CollecƟng School Supplies for Students in need.* Finger Food Following Dance Brent Mawdsley Calling & Cueing Info: 360 733‐4487 Sept. 14th Sky Valley Whirlwinds Square Dance Club Mee ng Triway Grange ‐ Mill Creek Sun. ‐ 1:00 PM Coming Events September 2014 Page 2 Dennis was born in Redondo Beach, CA. At about the age of 5 he was diagnosed with asthma caused by the eucalyptus tree and its oil. His family moved to the Pacific Northwest and their first home was a horse barn in Eugene, OR. He said that worked out well as members of the family had their own stall in the barn! Eventually, they moved to a the small town of Index near Monroe, WA. He a ended schools in Sultan nearby. The Sultan Public Schools serve communi es of Sultan, Startup, Gold Bar and Index. It is located at the base of Stevens Pass in the Sky Valley area, where the Sultan River flows into the Skykomish River. A er serving in the Army, one of his Army pals helped Dennis get a job with Morris Knudson Construc on as a driller’s helper. Later he spent 28 years as a pipefi er for Todd Shipyards at Harbor Island, Sea le. He re red at 56½ years of age. Dennis & Nancy Bass are fully involved with the Sky Valley Whirlwinds Square Dance Club. They host a summer picnic for the club as well as other contri‐
bu ons for the club. Both have their own ar s c preferences. Dennis working with wood and Nancy decora ng eggs. This is a beau ful wood frame made by Dennis. The camera flash caused the glare in the photo. Nancy Bass SKY VALLEY WHIRLWIND’S PICNIC th
On August 9 Sky Valley Whirlwinds had their annual picnic at Dennis and Nancy Bass’s home. Since we were able to meet many of our former club members at Lee Clark’s memorial service, we invited them to our picnic. Marylyn Jones and I called many of these members to tell them of this event by looking up phone numbers from old rosters. We had Hank Orth from Yakima, one of our original callers (1980‐87). Dennis and I learned square dancing from him several years ago. John Wood, president during (1979‐80). Also Elroy and Mary Ellen Teterud, from Moses Lake, president during (1985‐86) and we had our lessons in their basement. Chuck and Doris Mon‐
son from Spokane and they were president during (1990‐92). Also Carol and Percy Berget, Jerry and Photo by Nancy Bass Marylyn Jones, Terri Rollins, and Jackie Teakles, president during (1983‐85) joined the Sky Valley Membership to make 49 total people to enjoy fellowship and GREAT food. Dennis also served smoked chicken (it was really delicious) but it took longer to cook than the people were willing to wait for food, but s ll found room for a li le more food. Later we had ice cream le from the 50’s dance and Hank called a square dance p in the grass. I thought it should have been in the pool. Nancy & Dennis Bass, President during (1992‐94) & (2000‐02) Amy Wader and Dennis Webb were married on August 17, 2014. They exchanged marriage vows at an outdoor ceremony at 3:00 in the a ernoon at the Joe & Karen Bahr residence in Bothell, WA. There was an outdoor potluck. The weather was warm and beau ful for Amy and Dennis. Many a ended this happy occasion on Sunday. IN MEMORIAM We have lost three people associated with our square dance club in recent months. Lee Clark a long me member and dancer in the dance com‐
munity. His wife, Wilma, predeceased him. Eugene McDonald has been a club member in recent years and le behind his good friend and caregiver, Nora Lashbrook. Don Wiggins was our class lessons teacher for the Sky Valley Whirlwinds in years 09‐10 and 10‐11. He leaves behind his wife, Patricia. We wish much comfort for rela ves and friends of these three people. Elec on of Sky Valley Whirlwinds Club Officers The following were re‐elected for office for next year 2014‐2015 last spring. These people were elected by acclama on of those present. President: Doug Be cher Vice President: Elizabeth Lee Secretary: Geri Johnson/Jack Heppes Treasurer: Nancy Bass