George & Cleva Roth
Beaux & Belles
Square Dancers of the Year
This year's couple possess all the traits of the perfect square dance couple. They are courteous, friendly, easy to be around and make it a point to get to know new dancers and members of visiting clubs. They willingly fill in when a single needs a partner. Once when asked why one or the other was not dancing and if they were not feeling well, the answer was
"No I'm sharing." That statement sums up their involvement in square dancing and how they share their lives with other square dancers.
They take a very active role in their own club. They have scheduled callers and provided the club with a wide variety from Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. Often they host the callers and taws at their home for the night. They come early to each dance and help set up whether they are hosting or not. Even though very experienced dancers themselves, they attend lessons each year as angels providing the beginning dancers with a positive example. They do a good job recruiting new dancers by posting flyers, contacting a local tv station and newspaper as well as always promoting square dancing in their community. They attend all club demonstrations at nursing facilities, fairs, homecomings, schools and even participate in these events for neighboring clubs. They make a point to visit and dance throughout the state even while on vacation.
They have square danced for 35 plus years. During this time, they have held the offices of president, vice president and secretary treasurer of their own club multiple times.
At the district level, they have served as president, vice president, treasurer, club representative and state representative.
Our honorees tonight are the current state presidents and members of the Beaux and Belles square dance club in Macon in the Northeast District, George and Cleva Roth.