Jack & Sherry Pladdys

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Jack began calling while serving as a member of the US Air Force. During a 1982 assignment in Okinawa, he launched his calling career with two local clubs.  Upon moving to Dayton, Ohio in 1983, Jack called regularly for an Advanced and three Plus clubs. It was in Ohio that Jack had the fortune of meeting Chuck & Bobbie Myers.  Chuck became Jack's "mentor" and helped him learn the craft of calling not only from the technical aspect but also from the importance of being a positive influence and striving to better the activity as a whole.  Jack attributes his success and accomplishments 100% to the role modeling and teachings of Chuck & Bobbie.


In 1989, the Air Force moved him to Utah where he again worked regularly for an Advanced and three Plus clubs.  Jack retired from the Air Force in 1992 and relocated to Ohio.  He and Sherry were married July 14, 1995.  Together they spend the week managing a busy home program in southern Ohio calling and teaching for A-Sharps, The Frontier Squares, The Henry Ford Squares, The Skirts & Shirts, the Unicorners, the Whirlaways, and The Venus & Mars Square Dance Club. In addition, they staff several weekends and travel regularly in the Midwest. 


Jack is the Customs, Logistics, and Warehouse Manager for Pioneer Automotive Technologies, Inc. of Springboro, Ohio.  Collectively, Jack & Sherry have six children and six grandchildren stretched out from Ohio to Florida to Arkansas and Oklahoma.


Jack has traveled and called extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, the Middle East and Europe.  He has been on staff of the World Convention in Austria, the Hawaiian State Convention, the International Singles Convention in Canada, Fontana resort in North Carolina and English Mountain resort in Tennessee.   They also call for and administrate several weekends and festivals yearly.


Jack records with Chicago Country Records.  He is a member of the Miami Valley Callers Association, the Greater Cincinnati Area Callers Association, and CALLERLAB.  He has worked on education panels at National Square Dance and CALLERLAB conventions and has conducted many caller training seminars and clinics.  Along with holding several offices and serving on many committees, Jack has served terms as President of the Miami Valley Callers Association and the Northern Utah Callers Council.


Jack & Sherry reside in the small community of Indian Springs, nestled between Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio just off Ohio State Route 4.  Jack calls and very much enjoys teaching Basic through C1 Square Dancing.