ROCKIN' JOKER CLUB CHATTER
by Marv and Ina Tanner
(Published in Squares 'Round the Bay, 12/06)
Our Halloween HOooooDOWN was a grand event. Many dancers came in costume, which made for a fun-filled evening. Our featured caller Jet Roberts and cuer John Flora presented a lively dance program. Last year’s Ay-leigh-ann came as the big, bad wolf, who in reality was Caroline Fifield.
Many thanks go to chairmen Van and Anna May Symons, and all their pumpkins, for making this a lively evening. Van deserves applause for planning the HOooooDOWN while recovering from knee surgery.
Many thanks go to our current officers for volunteering to be reelected for another term. These dedicated Rockin’ Jokers are: Jackie Daemion–President, Jim Kauss-Vice President, JoKay Bednar–Secretary and Debbie Malloy-Treasurer. Newly elected directors are Bob & Annie Bennett, Jed & Sue Cyr, Pete & Pat Kane and Van & Anna May Symons.
We recently welcomed new members Gary Evans and Greg and Kitty LaFavor. Greg and Kitty are former Jokers, and they recently moved back to the area.
We enjoyed the turkey dinner and dancing at the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Salvation Army Toy Donation Dance Party. Thanks to Jane Bishop for organizing this popular annual event that gets us into the holiday spirit.
Rockin’ Jokers, along with members of many other clubs, are angels at the CPSD (Committee to Promote Square Dancing) class that is being offered at the Camden Community Center on Monday evenings.
December will be full of festive activities for the Rockin’ Jokers. On the 2nd we will be sponsoring the Newer Dancer hoedown with Roger Smith and Harold Fleeman doing the calling. This dance has become an annual December event for us. On the 3rd, several Rockin’ Jokers will march and dance in the San Jose Christmas parade. We will finish the holiday season with our annual holiday party night.
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updated October 31, 2006
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