Each year the TVC Recognition Award is presented to an individual, or couple, who has made a significant contribution to the square dancing community.
We are pleased to announce the 2015 TVC Recognition Award goes to Lane and Marie Clem.
Lane and Marie love square dancing but it took a few classes to get them involved. The first class they took was in the late 1980's and after they graduated life's business got in the way and they never joined a club. They took time out from their busy schedule and took another class in the 90's and didn't join a club. Then when Lane retired in 2008 they took their final square dance class with the Valley Squares and joined.
They immediately became involved and Marie became Secretary and Lane Treasurer of the Valley Squares. During this time Marie was in charge of re-writing the by-laws and the Practices and Procedures for the Valley Squares.
After they learned Plus they joined the Eager Beavers. They were instrumental in obtaining the Sunset Presbyterian Church gym for the Eager Beavers' dance site. Marie is the current Vice President of the Eager Beavers.
Lane has been the Treasurer for the TVC for the past 3 years. I can tell you, he can have a report to me on who wins the attendance banner before a dance is half over. He will have the financial report on a dance done by the next day.
He has helped re-write the TVC by-laws and Constitution, the P & P's and just recently the Delegates Introduction to TVC document.
Lane is currently in a 2-year term as Treasurer of the State Federation.
With all of this I, Gary Clark, President of the Tualatin Valley Council presents you, Lane & Marie Clem, this TVC Recognition Award plaque for you to keep for 2015 year and these bars for your badges.