2018 YEAR IN REVIEW
One morning last June, I awoke, like Rip van Winkle, to find myself coming to a realization. Although the UCWDC has not changed much to the casual observer, its challenges, its resources, and even much of its personnel had changed significantly.
Thanks to the efforts of many people, our organization made some big internal changes in the past year. Notably, with respect to the organization’s financial stability, the financial oversight committee worked exceptionally hard to reduce internal spending by reviewing stipends, contracts, amalgamating positions and developing new guidelines and practices ensuring a bright future for the organization. Another task force focused on the review and production of organizational documentation. These people established clear objectives and carefully drafted criteria to define new policies & procedures in many departments. The outcome was clear objectives and carefully drafted criteria to help departments provide transparent communication and procedures to improve the governance of our organization.
These internal changes have allowed the organization to expand our reach and visibility which resulted in adding two new events in 2019: the
China Cup International Line Dance Open
(Hangzhou, China), and
Let’s Dance Country Western Dance Challenge
(Nivelles, Belgium). Dance entries have increased at regional events across the globe culminating at the Country Dance World Championships with the second largest Worlds competition in the UCWDC history!