Gary & Lyn Sanders
His b. Aug 31;
Her b. Apr 15
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Gary Sanders met Lyn Cooper at country western
dance lessons in 1988. He knew she was the one that very night. They were
married in 1990 and have been residents in
worked at the Lubrizol Corp., and Lyn was employed by Aqua Utility. In 1995
they were asked to attend square dance lessons at the Strawberry Squares club on
Monday nights. They also took lessons at the Longhorns Square Dance club on
was hooked after the first lesson. Lyn was skeptical at first, but finally came
around. In 1997
decided to become a caller, and attended the
given by Wayne Morvent. In 1998 & 1999 he attended the
given by Jon Jones, Jerry Story, and Tony Oxendine.
started his calling career by calling for the Strawberry Squares and then
branching out for hire to the other square dance clubs in
and other cities. He has also called many square dance exhibitions for schools,
nursing homes, fairs, etc. Along the way
has served the square dance community in many capacities. He has served as a
trustee on the Texas State Callers Association. He also has been a trustee,
treasurer, vice-president, and president of the Houston Callers Association. He
has been Exhibition Coordinator, Square Dance Liaison, and Houston Caller
Association Liaison for the Houston Square & Round Dance Council. He and Lyn
have served as Secretary, and Presidents of the Strawberry Squares.
was the club caller for the Meadowbrook Mavericks Square Dance Club for seven
years. In 2004 he helped start up the Alvin Country Squares Club and has been
their club caller for six years. In 2005 he was voted HSRDC Caller Of The Year.
He also was recently voted into the Gulf Coast Callers Co-Op.