History

Broken Wheel History Timeline

Roy & Mary Fash are chosen as Honor Couple.
All dances are put on hold due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
Extra end-of-the season dance with caller Ken Burke is a great success.
Rose Gelman is the Honor Person.
Cheryl French is the Honor Person.
Dolores Scheiman passes away. She & husband Art previously held all four BWS offices.
Jim & Betsy Taylor are chosen as Honor Couple.
BWS celebrates their 50 year anniversary with a dinner dance, which falls exactly on the anniversary date.
Jody Serlick retires; Gene Hammond takes over teaching the lessons.
Debbie and Larry Candow are named Honor Couple.
Broken Wheel celebrates its 40th anniversary with a dinner-dance.
Broken Wheel celebrates its 35th anniversary with a series of special events at each dance including a dinner-dance on April 19.
Dick and Pat Winter are named Honor Couple.
Bev Schumann retires; Jody Serlick takes over teaching the lessons.
Ed and Bev Legat are named Honor Couple.
Bev Schumann teaches her first class for BWS.
Francis Queener retires; Ray Miller takes over as teacher and club caller.
Bob and Judy Calkins are named Honor Couple.
Peg Brooks makes the banner that we still use today.
Bob and Judy Calkins bring the Friendship Song back with them after being at an International Square Dance Convention in Germany.
Francis Queener takes over as teacher and club caller.
We begin our tradition of having a 50/50 raffle.
Julian “Bud” Bolt becomes the teacher and club co-caller with Dewey Berry. We begin our tradition of having a cakewalk. The first Sunshine Committee is formed.
Dewey Berry becomes the club caller.
Peg Brooks is elected as club secretary. She has been in the club longer than any other member.
BWS enters its first float in a parade (Mardi Gras.)
Broken Wheel sponsors its first dance.
The Sidewinders hold their second meeting and change the name to Broken Wheel. They also choose the club colors of yellow and brown.
The charter members meet in the garage of Walt and Natella Shell and form the new square dance club. It was named the Sidewinders. Mike Cochran was a club founder, charter member, teacher and club caller.