About Us

Longview Swing Dance Association is an organization of folks from the Longview area who are working to promote, develop, and preserve a growing Swing Dance community in Longview, TX. We do our best to put on dances the first, third, and fifth Tuesday of each month that include 1 hour of beginner lessons in addition to a few hours of social dancing. Our social dances are laid-back and easy going so the dress is casual and since the dances are set-up to encourage everyone to dance with everyone else, no partners are required. Swing dancing is a great way to meet new people and keep yourself healthy while having a great time and we encourage everyone to come out regardless of age or dance experience.

If you would like more information about us or our weekly dance, you can send us an e-mail using the “Contact Us” tab and find out about the weekly dance using the “Regular Events” tab.  You can see what events are coming up or add our Google calendar to yours using the “Events Calendar” tab.

Your current LSDA Board Members are:

  • President: Mike Westervelt
  • Secretary: Shawna Westervelt
  • Treasurer: Charles Starbird

 

Longview Swing Dance Association Board Positions

President. The president shall preside over the board meetings, ensuring they are conducted in a cordial, efficient, and businesslike fashion. The president shall give consideration and voice to the overall direction and general vision of LSDA. The president shall encourage and track the progress of all board members in the discharge of their duties, and shall appoint assistants or temporary replacements in the event of a vacancy, with the approval of the board, as necessary to ensure that all duties are discharged. The president will assist with the duties of the other board members as necessary so as to ensure an equitable work-load distribution.

Vice-President. The vice president shall assume the authority and responsibility of the president at any meeting at which the president is not present. The vice president shall give consideration and voice to the public relations needs of LSDA and to needs for additional committees or appointments. The vice president shall temporarily chair any committee created by the board until a permanent chair is approved by the board. The vice president shall encourage and track the progress of committees and appointed agents in the discharge of their duties, and shall appoint assistants or temporary replacements, with the approval of the board, as necessary to ensure that all duties are discharged. The vice president or designees will be authorized to speak to members of the press on behalf of LSDA. The vice president will assist with the duties of the other board members as necessary so as to ensure an equitable work-load distribution.

Secretary. The secretary or designee is responsible for taking minutes at the meetings and posting of the minutes. The secretary shall notify required attendees of upcoming meetings in accordance with the bylaws. The secretary or designee shall ensure that the website and events calendar is kept current, shall ensure that an e-mail newsletter is sent approximately monthly, shall maintain a roster of current members including status of dues, shall notify members two weeks before their membership expires, shall ensure official documents such as the bylaws are archived and accessible to the board, and shall carry out any other communications as directed by the board.

Treasurer. The treasurer shall give consideration and voice to the financial health of LSDA. The treasurer shall make financial reports available for review to general or board members upon request, shall review the financial activities of the previous fiscal year at the annual meeting, shall review the financial status of LSDA at least once per quarter at a board meeting, shall assist any committee with budget planning and financial objectives, shall maintain an up-to-date accounting of all expenditures and accounts of LSDA, shall ensure all deposits of funds received are made in a timely fashion, and shall file taxes on behalf of LSDA. The treasurer or a designee shall be responsible for accounting at all events. The treasurer will have authority to make deposits to and withdrawals from all LSDA accounts. The outgoing treasurer shall ensure that the authority of the treasurer-elect is recognized by all relevant financial institutions.

Member at Large. The Member at Large shall give voice to considerations and concerns of the general members and regular attendees. The Member at Large shall proactively conduct projects to evaluate and improve the membership experience. The Member at Large or designee shall ensure dance events are adequately staffed, typically including provisions for DJ-ing, teaching, setup and tear-down, and registration.