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About Western Star Dancers

Western Star Dancers, one of the founding members of the International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs (IAGSDC), was organized in March of 1982. Western Star was the first club in San Francisco to use the Callerlab format.

For additional information, write:

Western Star Dancers
PO Box 480
584 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114-2594

or to Contact@WesternStarDancers.org.

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To send e-mail message to membership distribution...

To send broadcast e-mail messages to the members, address to: Members@WesternStarDancers.org. A WSD Board of Directors appointee will intercept the message and forward to all members if appropriate.

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25th Anniversary AIDS Quilt Display: WSD Panels

To coincide with the recent quilt display, Freeman has supplied to our archives a WSD documentary about the 1988 Washington, D.C., National Mall display; the excerpts in the following video clip focus on the panels for WSD members and others in the IAGSDC family.

[At 4 minutes, the above clip may take several moments to buffer. Please be patient.]

 

by Russ King

The 25th Anniversary of the AIDS Memorial Quilt was commemorated in the Castro during February, 2012. The original 12' x 12' block created by members of Western Star Dancers in 1987 ("Block 57") was selected for inclusion in the 2012 display. It was made at the original Market Street location during the first months of the Names Project by Freeman Stamper, Scott Carey, Carolyn Matthews and other club members, with the assistance of Gert McMullen, the "mother hen" of the facility, and was displayed in Washington D.C. that October. It honors the first six WSD members we lost to the disease--Kurt Stutzman, Richard Clayberg, Dan Druid, Steve Perry, Ron Cohen and Henry Shernoff (all in photo collage below).

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ARCHIVES

Club Photo Archives

CLUB PICTURE photograhed at the July 1984 graduation.
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2008 Club Members Group Photo. Eureka Valley Rec Center.

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Flyers Archive

Although a marketing tool, archived flyers serve as a source of information regarding past events with details such as dates, callers and locations.

PDF files may take several moments to open. IMPORTANT: After opening an archived flyer, use your screen back-arrow to return to this page.

 

   

Newsletter Archives

The newsletter is no longer published in hard copy. Current news is presented on the Website Homepage. Back-issues from 2005-2009 are available below. Earlier issues are available at this LINK. [CAUTION: the very early years are in extremely large files and may take a long while to open and download]
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