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by Marv and Ina Tanner
(Published in Squares 'Round the Bay, 12/05)

Many Rockin’ Jokers enjoyed the SCVSDA 49th Annual Jubilee.  It was great to have it at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds again.  Mary Gingell, and her committee, deserve accolades for a very successful Jubilee.

We had a large turnout of costumed dancers at our Halloween Party.  We still don’t know who the Most Original “Alien” really was.  We ended October dancing at the SCVSDA/SVCA Inaugural Ball Wing Ding, with our caller Roger Smith as one of the featured callers.

We welcomed Otto and Carol Schmid back from their leave of absence. It’s good to have Van Symons dancing again after his shoulder surgery.  Mel Grant is recovering nicely from his hip replacement.  We won’t be surprised to see Mel on the dance floor soon. 

Our long time and faithful member Lois Kauss recently had a stroke and was in the hospital.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lois for her satisfactory recovery.

Congratulations were given to Allen and Carol Glesser on the recent birth of their granddaughter in Flagstaff.  

We began November with our new slate of officers, headed by President Jackie Daemion.  We all appreciate our outgoing President Allen Glesser and his wife Carol for all the energy they devoted in guiding the successful merger of the Rafter Rockers and the Jokers. 

Many Rockin’ Jokers attended the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dance, expertly organized by Jane Bishop.  This dance has become a tradition and enjoyed by dancers throughout our valley. 

We are looking forward to hosting our Newer Dancer Holiday Hoedown on December 3rd at John Muir Middle School.  Our September Rockin’ Jesters class is progressing well, and they are looking forward to attending this hoedown.   Several of our Rockin’ Jokers will be participating in the San Jose Christmas Parade on December 4th.

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