Our Caller

New Club Caller 2021: Daryl Clendenin!

Daryl started calling in 1969 in Portland, OR and has been featured at many of the State and major square dance festivals around the US.

 

He was a was a full-time professional caller for over 30 years. For 16 years, he and his wife divided their time between calling at the Resort RV parks in Arizona during the winter, and traveling internationally, calling dances during the summer.

 

He is an accredited caller coach and has taught at least one full curriculum caller’s school each year for over 40 years. He also has done callers seminars and clinics at many National Square Dance Conventions, CALLERLAB Conventions, and for area groups in and out of the US.

 

For about 35 years Daryl was the producer of Chinook and Hoedowner Square and Round Dance Records. Many of the songs that callers and square dancers around the world have enjoyed were produced right here in Portland, Oregon.

 

He and his wife Yvonne are currently in a state of “semi-retirement.” After having a home in North Portland for over 55 years, they decided to move closer to their family in an area called Milwaukie Park. Other hobbies Daryl enjoys are song writing and painting pictures.

 

Daryl and his wife are very proud and happy to currently be a part of the Oaky Doaks Square Dance Club.

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Our Cuers

Julie  Stiers

is a member of Oregon Round Dance Teacher Association and Roundalab.  She graduated from Mainstream square dance lessons in 2008 and has been cueing since 2013, mainly at the square dance level (Phase II & III Waltzes, Two-Step, Cha Cha and Rumba).  She enjoys working with the various music rhythms and watching people having fun on the dance floor.  She takes pride in being complimented by dancers on her clear voice and excellent timing.  Julie keeps busy with her full-time "day" job as an Operations Manager/Financial Advisor at a Financial Planning firm in Lake Oswego.  In her "spare" time she likes to quilt and tries to spend as much time as possible in the outdoors. 

Sherri Milling

January 1990, my life changed. My cousins invited me and my daughters to start square dance and round dance lessons.  I really wanted to decline, but once we attended our first lesson, we were hooked. I started my cueing journey about 1995.  Then I left dancing for a decade and cueing for almost two decades.  I started dancing, again in 2010 and cueing 2018. I so dearly love the activity, and more so, the fellowship. My journey is promoting square and round dancing, and encouraging folks to try cueing.  My other joys: road trips, sewing, hiking, loving on my four amazing grand kids (4, 13, 15, 17) and my three happy grand dogs: Jaeger, Coco, and Ginger.