The National Clogging Organization, Inc.

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Board Announcement


February 2007:   New CLOG Board Appointments Announced

CLOG, Inc. is pleased to announce some recent changes to the CLOG Board of Directors.

 

Conrad Cooper is our new President and Chairperson of the Board.  Conrad brings a wealth of clogging knowledge and enthusiasm to office.

 

Barb Guenette is a new Board Member.  They both have served as key contributors to the organization and have lots of great ideas to share. 

 

Congratulations Conrad and welcome Barb!!!

 

Conrad Cooper - President, Chief Executive Officer
Columbus, Ohio
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Conrad and his wife, Janet, have been clogging since 1982.  He began teaching in 1985 as the director of the Midwest Cloggers of the greater Columbus,  Ohio area.  Conrad has supported CLOG, Inc. since his first convention in Louisville, Kentucky and has been in attendance of each of the following conventions.  Conrad is retired from Ameritech as a Right of Way Engineer.  His hobbies in addition to clogging include motorcycle riding as a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders of America, and spending winters in Arizona. He and Janet have one daughter and two grandchildren. 


Barb Guenette - Board Member
Canada
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Barb started clogging in 1981 when a fellow square dancer introduced her to “a new form of dancing”.  Together, they decided that the teen square dancers might enjoy learning this dance form so they started classes that same year.  With the encouragement of the caller for the teens & a book written by Sheila Popwell, they held clogging classes before the teen square dance.  Barb’s friend moved away to start married life & left Barb holding the bag.  Turned out the teens weren’t all that interested in clogging but there were some adults who were.  Barb was one step ahead of her dancers until 1988 when she was invited to become a member of the Northwest Clogging Association.  That first workshop was a huge eye-opener to her.  Since that first workshop, Barb has attended all but one NWCA workshop & taught at several of them.  She has served on the Board of NWCA as secretary, Vice President, Publicity & Program.  In 2004, Barb was awarded the Val Mackey award from the NWCA for the person that year it was felt had promoted clogging the most.  Barb has also taught at 3 Canadian National Square Dance Conventions, 7 Provincial Conventions (4 of which she coordinated), 8 C.L.O.G. National Conventions & several regional workshops.  She attained her CCI in 1998 & in 2002 organized the first Canadian CCI training session.  She now mentors other instructors in their CCI training & instructs at CCI sessions at National Conventions.  Barb teaches 3 clogging classes/wk & has taken some of her dancers to the Austrian Alps Performing Festival.  Her love for travel also took her & her dancers on a clogging cruise to the western Caribbean.  Together with her husband Larry, she sponsors the annual Sealion Stomp clogging workshop in Nanaimo, B.C.  They have done this for 18 years.  She & Larry have been married 38 years & have 2 daughters & 4 grandchildren.  Barb retired in Dec 2006 after 40 years of working as an x-ray tech & is now enjoying being at home pursuing all the activities she loves – family, hiking, sewing, gardening & clogging.