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Club Officers

Please contact our club officers using these email addresses.

TitleName / Phone
01PresidentsRosemary & Greg Przybyszewski
(281) 389-3454
02Vice-PresidentsBill and Patty Menger
(713) 449-0354
03sSecretaryMarietta Stone
(713) 305-2796
04TreasurersTom and Anne Loesch
(713) 865-3374
05Past PresidentsJohn and Becky Hampton
(281) 961-9766
TitleEmail
01Presidentspresident@heylollies.org
02Vice-Presidentsvicepresident@heylollies.org
03sSecretarysecretary@heylollies.org
04Treasurerstreasurer@heylollies.org
05Past Presidentspastpresident@heylollies.org

Club History

The Hey Lollies Square Dance Club was organized under the auspices of the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church on April 8, 1965, following completion of lessons by 25 couples from the church. That learners’ class was established by Jack and Betty Smith on January 7, 1965, with Nort Robinson, caller for the Texas Star Square Dance Club, as the instructor. The 25 graduating couples voted to organize a club to perpetuate the fun they were having and to offer other married couples, both church members and non-church-members, the same opportunity.

A number of names were proposed for the club. Each evening’s dance concluded with the “Hey Lolly” dance tune, so a variation of the tune name, “Hey Lollies,” won the vote to become the official club name. Club night was set for every Thursday at 7:30 pm at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church.

The next class started in the spring of 1965 and was taught by Rufus Honea. Over the decades, other class teachers were Vernon “Red” Donaghe from 1967 to 1972, M.K. Knopp in 1972, Randy Collison in 1973, Otto Warteman from 1974 to 1981, Bob Baier from 1982 to 2020, and Tim Ploch from 2021 through this current year.

A significant milestone in April of 2023 saw the Hey Lollies expand their horizons by amending the bylaws. Hey Lollies now warmly welcomes anyone, whether single or married, who is 18 years of age and older and familiar with Plus level square dancing, to membership. Lessons with our current instructor, Tim Ploch, are offered annually starting in September. Upon completion of lessons and payment of dues, graduates are invited to join the Hey Lollies.

Beyond the dance floor, the Hey Lollies are committed to developing close friendships. Activities such as salad suppers, ice cream socials, and annual cookouts at a nearby state park provide avenues for building close connections. Special dances, such as Valentines, Halloween, and Christmas, complete with seasonal treats, fill the calendar. Highlights of the year include a formal Christmas dinner and dance party, as well as the June Jamboree, a lively celebration featuring dancing, shared meals, and entertaining skits to honor the new class graduates. Hey Lollies is more than just a dance club. It’s a unique community of friends who happen to also love to square dance!