Broken Wheel History Timeline


Nov 01, 2020

Roy & Mary Fash are chosen as Honor Couple.

Apr 01, 2020

All dances are put on hold due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

Dec 31, 2019

Extra end-of-the season dance with caller Ken Burke is a great success.

Nov 01, 2019

Rose Gelman is the Honor Person.

Nov 01, 2018

Cheryl French is the Honor Person.

Dec 31, 2017

Dolores Scheiman passes away. She & husband Art previously held all four BWS offices.

Nov 01, 2017

Jim & Betsy Taylor are chosen as Honor Couple.

May 15, 2017

BWS celebrates their 50 year anniversary with a dinner dance, which falls exactly on the anniversary date.

Jan 01, 2011

Jody Serlick retires; Gene Hammond takes over teaching the lessons.

Jan 01, 2008

Debbie and Larry Candow are named Honor Couple.

Jan 01, 2007

Broken Wheel celebrates its 40th anniversary with a dinner-dance.

Jan 02, 2002

Broken Wheel celebrates its 35th anniversary with a series of special events at each dance including a dinner-dance on April 19.

Jan 01, 2002

Dick and Pat Winter are named Honor Couple.

Jan 02, 2001

Bev Schumann retires; Jody Serlick takes over teaching the lessons.

Jan 01, 2001

Ed and Bev Legat are named Honor Couple.

Jan 01, 1999

Bev Schumann teaches her first class for BWS.

Jan 01, 1996

Francis Queener retires; Ray Miller takes over as teacher and club caller.

Jan 01, 1995

Bob and Judy Calkins are named Honor Couple.

Jan 02, 1987

Peg Brooks makes the banner that we still use today.

Jan 01, 1987

Bob and Judy Calkins bring the Friendship Song back with them after being at an International Square Dance Convention in Germany.

Jan 01, 1983

Francis Queener takes over as teacher and club caller.

Jan 01, 1980

We begin our tradition of having a 50/50 raffle.

Jan 01, 1973

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.

Jan 01, 1972

Dewey Berry becomes the club caller.

Jan 01, 1970

Peg Brooks is elected as club secretary. She has been in the club longer than any other member.

Jun 30, 1967

BWS enters its first float in a parade (Mardi Gras.)

May 05, 1967

Broken Wheel sponsors its first dance.

May 02, 1967

The Sidewinders hold their second meeting and change the name to Broken Wheel. They also choose the club colors of yellow and brown.

Apr 21, 1967

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.