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    • April 2013
    • To promote Irish culture and tradition through Irish dancing and to assist all dancers and families of the O’Hare School of Irish Dance in Ohio with the related costs.
    •  Cathy McKee – President  Dave Cardy- 2nd VP, Grants  Lisa Barry– 2nd VP, Advertising  Jennifer Dunn– 2nd VP, Advertising  Joanne Hughes– Secretary  Maureen Vastagh – Treasurer  Julie Salomone – Membership  Pauline Tomechko– Newsletter Editor
    •  O’Hare School of Irish Dance began instruction in 1984 by opening a school in Ohio  To date, we have four locations: Akron, Cleveland, Medina and Canton  Teachers include  Tim O’Hare, TCRG  Eileen O’Kennedy-Dunlap, TCRG  Michael Holland  Amanda White
    • The Booster Club…  Arranges fundraisers for the dancers  Supports regional dance competitions  Organizes seminars on dance-related topics  Participates in community service  Advises on general issues relating to Irish dancing and the O’Hare School  Provides school costumes for rent
    •  Rhythm of Ireland  Evening event consisting of dinner, silent auction, Irish Dancing and music  Promotes Irish culture  Collaboration with other local Irish performing art talents  5K Run – New in 2013  Will engage our dancers to help with supporting those that wish to participate  Encourages healthy activity  World Qualifiers Benefits  Danced at local restaurants (Akron Barley House) to raise money for dancers attending Worlds Competition
    •  Feis - a traditional Gaelic arts and culture festival. The plural form is feisanna. The term "feis" is commonly used referring to Irish dance competitions.  As a collaboration between Northeast Ohio dance schools, our Booster Club supports the North Coast Feis by sponsoring and managing a stage at the competition  Assists with maintaining schedule
    •  Provided healthy eating and exercise seminar to dancers and their parents  Invited a Physical Therapist to visit with dancers  Instructed on appropriate stretching and muscle building  Team building camps
    •  Dancers perform at community locations and functions  Nursing homes, schools, local festivals  Dancers provide interactive sessions with audience  Booster club staffs a booth at festivals, providing fun activities and Irish food
    •  Community based performances in the Akron/Summit county area  First Night in Akron  Festival of Nations at Civic Center  Inaugural 2012 Global Village Festival at Lock 3  Cuyahoga Falls Irish Festival  Assisted Living and Nursing Homes Performances      Mulberry Gardens, Munroe Falls Chambrel, Montrose Pleasant Point, Barberton Cardinal Retirement Village, Cuyahoga Falls Summit Villa Care Nursing Home, Tallmadge  Other Performances or Appearances  FunFest - Queen of Heaven Church, Green  Revere High school Student Art Show (upcoming in May)  Akron Aeros games  City of Akron St. Patrick’s Day Parade
    •  Performed with Tuscarawas Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra  Danced in collaboration with Apollo's Fire performance
    •  Booster Club holds informational meetings each year for new members  Introduction to Irish dancing  Provides guidance on topics  Assists with the production of a parent handbook
    •  School Dresses  The Booster Club provides families with a rental option for school dresses  This affords families less overall cost to participate in the art  Solo Dresses  Individual costume required for competition  Advanced dancers purchase at their own cost (~$1000$2500)  Not washable
    •  Current Costumes  Black leotards with sashes, tights and skirts  White shamrock t-shirts and green skirts  New Costumes  Seven style variances  Created with different “stretch” materials and enhancements such as crystals, sequins, etc.  Will be created to fit as many dancers as possible  Will be made as “small”, “medium” and “large” - rather than fitted specifically to a dancer
    •  Requesting funds for materials to create approximately 170 costumes  Our volunteers have designed and can produce new show     costumes that will promote our Irish culture Saves dancers costs Adds visual appeal; more colorful appearance for various venues and backgrounds Costumes can be used by many and for years to come Washable, sustainable