Volunteer - Join Our 2017 Volunteer Organizing Committee

Circle of Friends (image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)The Royal Palm Winter Frolic DanceSport Competition/ Extravaganza is a very successful, exciting, and fun annual event!  The Competition – now in its 14th year, under the leadership of Patti MacDonald, Competition Chair and President of the USA Dance, Royal Palm Chapter – attracts excellent dancers from Florida, around the U.S., and Canada.

We are grateful to our many dedicated volunteers who form our annual Volunteer Organizing Committee and help make this event happen each year. Under Patti’s leadership, they do a remarkable job, as illustrated by the many Comments of praise we receive from participants in the Competition each year. In addition, our volunteers become a wonderful “Circle of Friends.”

Our 2017 Volunteer Organizing Committee:

Following are the members of our 2017 Volunteer Organizing Committee, so far.   Many thanks to each of you for volunteering your help with our 2017 Royal Palm DanceSport Competition, on January 28, 2017!

If you would like to volunteer to join the Committee, fill out the form below.
Organizer:     Patti MacDonald

Reception:     Vi Chiong     Les MacDonald

Deck Captain:     Paula Mendelsohn

Runners:     Maria Campos     Richard Hamer     Jean Hamer

Ushers:     Carolyne New    

Support for Competitors:     Alexei Kiyan     Olga Kiyan

Awards:     Carolyne New

Kitchen:     Carol Falkowski     Tommy Sottosanti    

Connie and David Koontz (Competition website – www.RoyalPalmDancesport.org)
Marius Ungureanu (Chapter website – www.USADance-RoyalPalm.org)

Set Up & Take Down:
Claude Guay     Les MacDonald     Guy Trembley     Tommy Sottosanti

Competition Outreach/ Reporter:     Olga Gendlina

Photographers:     Christiane Gosselin     Lee Ranger

Chapter Newsletter:     Terry O’Donnell    


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To Volunteer:

If you want to be part of the camaraderie of this great Team of volunteers and volunteer to join our 2017 Volunteer Organizing Committee, e-mail Patti MacDonald at Organizer@royalpalmdancesport.org or call her at 561-200-9410.

Or simply fill out the Form below, and click “Send” at the bottom:

Offer to Volunteer/ Application to Join 2017 Volunteer Organizing Committee

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Subject: Volunteering to Help with the Royal Palm DanceSport Competition

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Thank you for your Offer to join the 2017 Volunteer Organizing Committee for the Royal Palm DanceSport Competition!
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Why Volunteer to Help, and Become a Member of
our 2017 Volunteer Organizing Committee?

  In addition to the reward of being a part of the Team producing such a beautiful and well received event,

  Have Fun and Be Part of a Great Circle of Friends. Our volunteers have a great time socializing, watching the amazing dancing we see each year, or performing and competing themselves. As someone said, “Dancers are the nicest people, and the most energetic, engaging, and fun friends!” Whoever said that was right!

Volunteer to help with the Competition and become a member of our 2017 Volunteer Organizing Committee! It is great fun to be part of this amazing Team of friends!

  The Services You Donate are Tax-Deductible at “Fair Market Value” In addition, services and items donated to USA Dance, Inc. are tax deductible at their fair market value, as USA Dance, Inc. is qualified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Tax Code. If you volunteer, you can request a Donation Receipt for your hours of service, for your tax records. (The Internal Revenue Code places the responsibility for estimating the value of services or items donated upon the donor rather than the organization receiving the gift. The IRS advises that “fair market value” is interpreted as the price which a buyer is willing to pay and the seller is willing to accept, when the two are independent and dealing at arm’s length.)

  Other Benefits:

In recognition and gratitude for our wonderful Volunteers, the Royal Palm Chapter will provide to each of our Volunteers who are members of our 2017 Volunteer Organizing Committee and help at the Competition:

  • Free Entry to the USA Dance, Royal Palm Chapter monthly social dance in the month following the Competition – February, 2017.
  • Free Admission to the 2017 Competition, all day.
  • Recognition with gratitude at the Competition, and listing as a Member of the 2017 Volunteer Organizing Committee in the Competition Program and on this website.

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What Can you Do to Help, as a Member of our 2017 Volunteer Organizing Committee?

Among the tasks with which we need volunteer help for the Competition are the following:

  • Registration Desk — Works with Registrar to ensure all couples are properly registered for competition event.
  • Ticket Seller — Sells any tickets remaining on competition weekend and helps with selling programs etc.
  • Door Attendant — Checks audience tickets at entrance to ballroom.
  • Ushers –Assists guests in finding their assigned seats.
  • Clerical Help — Helps with printing programs, labeling tickets & reserved tables, stuffing Registration packets, and other clerical and secretarial tasks.
  • Hospitality Booth — Helps with membership issues and answering questions about USA Dance.
  • Judges Table — Keeps the table clean and makes sure that the snacks are out and replenished.
  • Floater — Someone who wants to do a little of everything.
  • Setup/Take-Down — (always need people in this area) Looking for super volunteers who don’t mind getting down and dirty. If you help set up (Thursday) or take down (Saturday at 5:30 pm) you will receive, not just one, but two free admission tickets to our next USA Dance monthly dance in February, 2017.

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The Annual USA Dance Royal Palm DanceSport Competition - "Winter Frolic" - now in it's 14th year,
is one of the most highly regarded all-amateur dancesport competitions in Florida and in the United States.
We welcome amateur competitor couples from around the United States, Canada, and the world!

Competition Sponsors & Principal Donors: