Diamonds In The Desert

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9th Annual IAGSDC convention

Dates: 03-05 Jul 1992

Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA

Host hotel/venues: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, 330 Tijeras NW; Albuquerque Convention Center; La Posada Hotel (trail-in dance and overflow)

Hosting club(s): Wilde Bunch

Convention committee title: Albuquerque '92

Convention committee members: Board of Directors: Terry Wilder (President), Bonnie Crumpler (Vice-President), Grace Cummins (Treasurer), Jean Effron (Recording Secretary), Bill Eyler, Jan Schoenhaus, Sue Steketee

Calling staff:

Sound staff:

Vendor list:

  • Zia Graphics (ABQ)
  • KA-MO Engravers (ABQ)
  • Sequins and Stuff (ABQ)
  • Sisters and Brothers Bookstore (ABQ)
  • Roadrunner Square and Round Dance Apparel (Corpus Christi, TX)

Fun Badge Tour stops and highlights:

  • Sandia Tram
  • Coronado State Monument
  • Tiguex Park
  • Old Town
  • Civic Plaza

Pre/Post convention events & tours:

Notable Notes and Highlights:

  • funniest convention program
  • longest Honky Tonk Queen contest
  • convention attendance breaks 1000
  • first Moonshine Tip at a convention, running the dancers from small hall to large hall, anticipating 8 squares, over 200 dancers showed up

Specialty Tips:

IAGSDC officers: 1991/92: D. Gordon "Skip" Rognlien, chair; Darrell Ertzberger, vice chair; Bob Young, secretary; Mary Rorabaugh, treasurer.

IAGSDC meeting notes:

Registration statistics: First IAGSDC convention to break 1000

Attendance: 1071

Attending clubs: Alamo City Wranglers, Capital City Squares, Carnival Twirlers, Chesapeake Squares, Chi-Town Squares, Cleveland City Country Dancers, Cotton Pickin’ Squares, Cream City Squares, DC Lambda Squares, El Camino Reelers, Finest City Squares, Foggy City Dancers, Golden State Squares, Gold Rush, Grand River Squares, High Desert Stars, Independence Squares, Midnight Squares, Prime 8s, Puddletown Squares, Rocky Mountain Rainbeaus, South Florida Mustangs, Squares Across the Border, Sunburst Squares, Sun Coast Wranglers, T-Squares, Times Squares, Tinseltown Squares, Triangle Squares, Western Star Dancers, Wilde Bunch

Honky Tonk Queen winner: Carmina Putana

Golden Boot Award recipients: presented to Keith Snowdon by Harlan Kerr


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