Hotfoot Stompers in the News
September 2013 - Hotfoot Stompers Hopes to Reel in Teens
January 2013 - Hotfoot Stompers Gets Area Square Dancers on Their Feet
We are a large and active square dance club in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota). We have over 130 members. We hold monthly dances on the second Saturday of each month from September through May, provide lessons for new dancers, and participate in social activities.
Our Social Committee plans many outings such as bike trips, golf outings, boat rides, trips to various theaters, and a trip to the North Shore.
We also have demonstrations during the summer such as at Blaine's Festival. Our demonstration schedule changes each year but we all enjoy the demos and try to recruit new dancers to Square Dancing. All these activities are sponsored by the Hotfoot Stompers Square Dance Club and are open to all of our members as well as to members of other clubs.
When you join a square dance club, you immediately gain friends who share a common interest. There is no easier way to have fun, get exercise, and meet great people.
If you are thinking about square dancing, please come to one of our demos or dances to watch. Then join us next September at the Northdale Middle School, 11301 Dogwood St., Coon Rapids, Minnesota. The first three lessons (September 16th, 23rd, & 30th) are free.
Hotfoot Stompers Queen
2017-2018 Queen Rosemary
2016-2017 Queen Michelle
2015-2016 Queen Julie
2014-2015 Queen Deb
2013-2014 Queen Pat
2012-2013 Queen Beth
2011-2012 Queen Marian
2010-2011 Queen Marie
2009-2010 Queen Nancy
2008-2009 Queen Gloria
2007-2008 Queen Fran
2006-2007 Queen Carol
2005-2006 Queen Audrey
2004-2005 Queen Marion
2003-2004 Queen Ginny
Officers, Committees, Coordinators 2018 - 2019
Vice President: Jerry Steinworth
Treasurer: Marv Greeninger
Secretary: Terri Axelson
Past President: John & Carole Hibbard
Sunshine Contact: John & Carol Hibbard
Queen: Coni Winterfeld
Bookers/Contracts: Jerry & Nancy Knoth
Banner Chief: John Bittner
Chatter Editor: Gary Kemmetmueller
The ROUNDUP Reporter: Gloria Regan
Chatter Spotlight Editor: Michele Kemmetmueller
Website Webmaster: Rachel Katkar
Decorating Committee: Bo Diamon, Beth Boatz, Marian Love
Bob Johnson (storage)
Door Prizes: Andy Hybben & Beth Boatz
Lesson Set Up Committee: Jim & Sandy Quasbort
Lesson Cleanup Committee: Margaret Theisen, Rose Valentine
Marketing Committee: Bo Diamon, Audrey Cecko, Jerry Steinworth, Les Marier
Mystery Bus Trip Committee: Peggy & Lee Kohl, Bo Diamon, Les Marier, Audrey Cecko
North Shore Weekend: Andy Hybben, Beth Boatz, Lee & Peggy Kohl
Pop Committee: Jerry Steinworth
Sign Placer: Jerry Steinworth
Social Committee: Lee & Peggy Kohl, Frank & Sandy Amore, Cary Hebert & Colette Kilber
State Convention Dinner Planner:
Summer Campout Planners:
Telephone Committee: Cathy Gates (leader+ Hotfoot News+roster+communicator), Barb Middelstadt, Vivian Gillespie
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Community Ed Contact: Cathy Gates
Dance Service Coordinator: Peggy Decker
Student Coordinator: Michelle Jenson
Social Media Coordinator:
Singles Rotate Board Managers: Wayne Tauer, Cathy Gates, Judy Hale, Bruce Decker, Roger Dahl
February 12, 2019
President: At 6:45PM, Jerry Elfert called the meeting to order at the Anoka County Library, Northtown branch. Jerry displayed the agenda on the whiteboard. We recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Secretary: Terri Axelson conducted roll call: Presidents Betty Lou and Jerry Elfert were present; Treasurer Marv Greeninger was present; Secretary Terri Axelson was present; Vice President Jerry Steinworth and Vice Treasurer Lois Johnson were not present.
Terri Axelson read the minutes from the January 30, 2018, Hotfoot Stompers business meeting. A motion to accept the minutes of the meeting was made, seconded, and carried.
Treasurer: Marv Greeninger provided a brief update on 2018 club finances; see attached documents. On December 31, 2018, the club’s checkbook balance was $6,690. A motion to accept the treasurer’s report was made, seconded, and carried.
Vice President: Jerry Steinworth’s VP Report related to expanding club membership was displayed on the whiteboard; see attached document. Discussion followed; members asked to have Jerry talk with club members to provide them with a better understanding of grants, the grant application process, possible impact on the club’s non-profit status, etc.
Marketing: Les Marier, a member of the club’s marketing committee, mentioned possible interest in a karaoke machine and speaker(s) to use with pre-recorded songs at demos. Other marketing tools include yard signs and window stickers. Students have indicated they learned about lessons through social media, newspaper ads, the Anoka car show, and demos. To grow membership, there is a need to continue marketing efforts to increase exposure of square dancing.
- Bo Diamon, a member of the 2019 Mystery Bus Trip (MBT) committee, provided details about the 2019 MBT plan:
- Saturday, March 30; bus departs 8:30 a.m. and returns 6:30 p.m.
- Cost is $25 per person which generates $1,250
- Expenses include:
- Location, caller, bus -- $1,580
- Food for 50 people @ $9.50 each -- $475
- President Jerry Elfert recommended a revision to the club’s by-laws. Specifically, the by-laws need to include a timely process for selecting a Vice Treasurer mid-year. Jerry recommended that a committee also review and revise other by-laws. Nancy Knoth commented that during the review process, the committee should keep in mind Federation by-laws.
- The Federation is asking member clubs that want to be part of the Federation’s 501(c)3 group exemption umbrella application to get a new EIN* number; a new EIN number will make the process cleaner and easier. Michelle Jenson, Federation President, outlined the steps involved:
- The Federation will send an electronic document to leadership in member clubs; the document will explain the process for inclusion in the Federation’s 501(c)3 group exemption umbrella application. Inside the document will be a link to the IRS site that issues EIN numbers.
- Club leadership will click the embedded link and complete the application to receive a new EIN number from the IRS.
- By early March 2019, leadership in each member club will submit their request to be part of the group Ruling of 501(c)3 Umbrella Application and provide their new EIN number to the Federation.
- The Federation will then file the 501(c)3 umbrella form for member clubs.
- The Federation can add member clubs to this umbrella at any time; it is preferred to get as many clubs as possible included in this first submission.
- President Jerry Elfert opened discussion about the club’s sales tax exemption status. Sales tax exemption applies to purchases made by the organization. Tickets sold by the organization will continue to be charged sales tax and be reimbursed to the state. We are acting as an agent for the state of Minnesota when we collect sales tax on our dance tickets. Minnesota tax form ST16 lists requirements organizations must meet to be eligible for sales tax exemption; there was discussion about whether the club qualifies. Before a decision can be made, further discussion about the club’s sales tax exemption status is needed.
- President Jerry Elfert announced that volunteers are needed to audit the club’s 2018 financial records.
- Nancy Knoth asked everyone to spread the word about the 10.10.2020 Hotfoot dance. The Siegmann Brothers will be calling, and the hope is that by letting dancers know well in advance, attendance at the dance will be high.
Terri Axelson, Secretary
* The IRS assigns a unique nine-digit Employer Identification Number (EIN) number to business entities for the purposes of identification.