The purpose of the association is to provide leadership and direction for the calling/cuing profession while lending strength and direction to the square and round dance activity, and to promote wisely all phases of the square and round dance movement as a whole.
In the late 1960s a group of square dance callers from the Rogue Valley began getting together each month to listen to the latest square dance songs and talk about the latest innovations in the activity.
In the early 1970s the group formalized their organization and became the Rogue Valley Callers Association. They worked thru the 1970s and most of the 1980s for the betterment of square dancing in the local area. In the late 1980s, due in part to many of the members leaving the activity, the group became inactive.
In 1997 the organization was reactivated. At this time round dance cuers, the other professionals involved in square dancing, were asked to join. The first meeting for this group was August 30,1997. One of their first projects was to set up a series of student level dances to help keep new dancers in square dancing. Since that time the organization has continually donated time and money to help keep square & round dancing alive and well in the Rogue River Valley
President Chuck Simpkins
Vice President Phil Ramey
Secretary/Treasurer Carla Simpkins
Council Representative Elaine Funk
Bob & Dorees Dingman
Chuck & Carla Simpkins
Dean & Sherrie Black
Phil & Frances Ramey
Wayne & Debbi Weaver