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JUST CLICK ON THE ‘JOIN’ BUTTON ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SCREEN!

New Membership Information:

At the June 12, 2016, business meeting, the ISAMETD board determined unanimously to only allow individual membership effective immediately.  This decision was not made lightly. ISAMETD has been losing money for a few years and would have been insolvent within the next five years if a change was not made in the amount of dues collected annually.  Any troupe memberships purchased prior to June 12, 2016, will be honored.  No further troupe memberships may be purchased. The board hopes that the membership understands how much thought and discussion went into this decision.  They also hope you will continue to support ISAMETD through individual membership.  Please remember to renew your subscription!  The majority of memberships will expire June 30, 2016.  Questions concerning membership should be directed via email to Jenny Smithson at zhenna11@gmail.com.

UPCOMING WORKSHOP:

Dalia CarellaDalia Carella is coming to Mishawauka!  Join hostess Ruby Jazayre in welcoming Dalia Carella back to Indiana.  Dalia will be presenting fun and informative workshops on Dance Performance, Danse Orientale Veil Fusion, and Arabica Latina Fusion.  And, of course, an entertaining Saturday evening of dance!  Fun for All!  Open the Flyer link below for more information!

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Hey ISAMETD Members!

We need your help! The Board, in an effort to bring ISAMETD to the public eye and be more relevant online, has decided to change the name of the Organization. We’d like YOUR IDEAS! Officers will pick the top suggestions and put it to the Membership to vote for the final selection. Submit your ideas now! Deadline to submit your ideas is Friday, September 9th, with voting for the top name to commence shortly thereafter.

As a reminder, ISAMETD stands for Indiana State Association of Middle Eastern Teachers & Dancers.

Things to remember when thinking of the name:

–It should be short, easily recognizable, easy to spell, pronounce and hashtag. It can be an acronym, but it doesn’t have to be.
–It needs to be inclusive in nature, representing all styles of Middle Eastern and Belly Dance, musicians and supporters.
–The name does not have to include anything about state or region; with all the technology available at our fingertips, we can attract people from outside the state, and even encourage people from neighboring states to join us.

So, you ask, ‘what if my submission idea is chosen?’ Great question! You will receive a one year ISAMETD membership, plus some really cool swag with the new name and logo! Wear your bragging rights with honor!

Get those creative juices flowing! Post your ideas below!

READY? AND GO!

We are SO EXCITED TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Questions? Contact Lisa either on Facebook or send me a email at presidentDOTisametdATgmailDOTcom.

 Upcoming Events:

VOLUNTEER DANCERS/ISAMETD BOOTH REPRESENTATIVES NEEDED!!

PENROD ART FAIR:  Saturday, September 10, 2016 9am-5pm at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.  Dancers/volunteers needed!  Contact Liz Wray on Facebook or via email lizDOTaDOTwrayATgmailDOTcom.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL:  Thursday-Saturday, November 10-12, 2016 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds

 

2016 BUSINESS MEETINGS:

All are invited to participate – be a part of the future of ISAMETD!  Can’t make it in person?  Get connected via Google Hangouts!  Let Lisa or Jenny know your interest, and we will get you connected!

Sunday, October 9, 2016 –  1:00pm – Meeting room at the Nora Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library, 8625 Guildford Avenue, Indianapolis 46240

Sunday, December 18, 2016 – Christmas party/Business Meeting – Time and location TBA

 

Don’t forget to get your ISAMETD Swag at the Cafe Press Store!