I lived most of my life in Indianapolis and Central Indiana. In 2010, my husband was transferred to Chicago with his company. We settled temporarily in Naperville, a far western suburb of Chicago. We were very bored and lonely as we had no friends there, or in the entire Chicago area. I noticed a promotion in the Windy City Times that was promoting Chi-Town Squares. Being from a square dance family in my youth, it seemed a good way to resume square dancing after many years, and at the same time meet and make new friends. We began the commute once a week to the city to Basic/Mainstream lessons. As I learned to square dance, I also realized that the burbs were not for us, and we bought a condo in the city. Learning to square dance was fun and harder than I remembered, but I loved it and we did make those friends we were seeking. Our friends we made and at Chi-Town Squares are now a valued part of our lives, and beginning Square dance lessons with Chi-Town Squares was one of the best decisions on my life.
Some years went by, and I was asked to co-chair the 2013 Crossfire Committee. The next year I assumed the chair of that committee. I still serve on that committee to this day. In 2016, I was approached about serving on the Board, and I ran for the Board and became the Vice-President of Chi-Town Squares.
I am retired from General Motors after employment of over 30 years with that company. I continued to work for a number of years in the Title Insurance industry. After moving to Chicago, I fully retired, and enjoy it. My life is still very busy with duties for Chi-Town Squares and I serve on the board of my condo association as well. Other endeavors keep me busy as well.
I am happy and pleased to serve on the Board and to work with others to promote, build, and maintain Chi-Town Squares. It is a very important part of my life.