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BACDS Committees and Coordinators

BACDS events don't just happen. Indeed, they are the end result of a large number of committees and individual contributors that take responsibility for aspects of the organizations ranging from individual events to overall oversight.

Board of Directors / Finance Committee / Hall Search Committee / Mailing Committee / Membership Coordinator / Newsletter Committee / Online Services Committee / Outreach Committee / Publicity Committee / Series Programmers / Sound/PA Committee / Squires / Volunteer Coordinator / Policies and Documents

Board of Directors

The BACDS Board of Directors is responsible for setting BACDS policy, authorizing expenditures of BACDS funds on activities, and other administrative duties. Current Board members are:

  • Cin Barnes
  • Eric Black, Board Secretary
  • Kevin Goess, Board President
  • Craig Johnson
  • Michael Jones, Treasurer (is an officer but not a Board member)
  • Matt Mathis
  • Aleta Oryall
  • Mary Tabor
  • Alan Winston, Board Chairman

Board elections are held every year in May.

The board usually meets on the fourth Monday of most months; you can see the next scheduled meeting on the BACDS home page. For more information about board meetings, follow this link

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee works with other committees on the preparation of budgets and final reports for BACDS events, and provides the Board with guidance as to whether or not funds should be spent on activities. Budgets should be sent to the Finance Committee for review.

Hall Search Committee

The Hall Search Committee is responsible for locating potential halls for BACDS dance series and events. Contact the committee chair if you have a hall to recommend.

Mailing Committee

The Mailing Committee is responsible for organizing and operating mailings to BACDS members, BACDS dance managers, other dance organizers, and folks on the BACDS mailing list. Contact the committee chair if you'd like to help out with a BACDS mailing.

Membership Coordinator

The Membership Coordinator is responsible for preparing membership forms and cards, coordinating membership mailings, and maintaining the membership database. Contact the Membership coordinator if you have questions about BACDS membership or would like to help the cooordinator out.

Newsletter Committee

The Newsletter Committee is responsible for the Bay Area Country Dancer, BACDS's newsletter. Contact the committee if you'd like to help the Dancer staff or have an article that you'd like to have published.

Online Services Committee

The Online Services Committee is responsible for the management of and much of the content on the BACDS website, support of BACDS-hosted mailing lists, and evaluation of web technologies for BACDS use. Contact the committee if you have questions or comments about BACDS online services.

Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee works on projects aimed at recruiting new dancers to our activities and events. Contact the committee if you have questions or comments about the Outreach Committee's activities.

Publicity Committee

The Publicity Committee is responsible for publicizing BACDS's events and activities. It works in conjuntion with the Mailing Committee, mainly by coordinating and gathering of flyers submitted for a given publicity mailing.  Contact the committee if you have questions or comments about the Publicity Committee activities, or would like to offer assistance.

Series and Event Programmers

The series and event programmers are responsible for programming BACDS dances, events, and activities. Regular series programmers are:

Special event chairs are:

For Camp managers and programmers see the event websites:

Sound/PA Committee

The Sound/PA Committee is responsible for acquiring and maintaining the sound reinforcement equipment (PA systems) at our dances, and for training sound techs at our various dances that use sound systems (many events are acoustic-only). Contact the committee if you have questions or comments about the sound at BACDS dances, and especially if you are interested in learning and helping to run sound at our dances. Become one of our Unsung Heroes -- we know we’ve done our job well when no one notices.


Each of the BACDS performance teams has a team leader, or Squire. These folks are:

Volunteer Coordinator

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for channeling potential volunteers to BACDS committees and activities. Contact the coordinator if you'd like to help out with something.

Policies and Documents

Board policies and documents can be found here: /organization/board/policies

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