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  January 2008
by Marv and Ina Tanner
(Published in Squares 'Round the Bay, 01/08)

The Rockin' Jokers were on the go during the holiday season.  We first provided square dance entertainment for the residents at Sunrise Assisting Living of Sunnyvale. One of the residents is Joanne Jones mother.  After the demonstration, we had a change-of-office lunch and installation of officers at the Fresh Choice restaurant in Almaden.  Some of us went "over the hill" for the Lucky Steppers Annual Toy Dance, with callers Harold Fleeman, Roger Smith, Don Benson and Walt Cooley and Cuer Sue Harris.  We then hosted our New Dancer Hoedown with Roger Smith and Harold Fleeman calling.  Thanks go to Tim & Marsha Gresham for organizing this hoedown.  We also thank Jane Bishop for organizing a tour of  the Vasona Park "Fantasy of Lights 2007" with dinner preceding and dessert following.  Our last event of the year was a super Alumni Party Night - "Days of the Past".  We will have scrapbooks and photo albums for the Jokers, Rafter Rockers and Rockin' Jokers.  All clubs and classed were invited to join us.  Capping off a fabulous year for the Rockin' Jokers will be our participation in the SCVSDA/SCVCA Whing Ding.

We were happy to have Marge Elizondo dancing with us again so soon after her surgery.  In November we welcomed new members Joan Julius and Bud Johnson.  At our last dance in November we welcomed traveler Jerry Maurice, a caller from New Hampshire.  He called a couple of entertaining tips for us.

With 2008 now here, we are looking forward to dancing at the perennial Running Bear Hoedown and the ever favorite Winter Festival in King City.  Our party night in January has the theme "Winter Wonderland", which promises to be a fun evening.  Lastly, we will welcome other club dancers to the 5th Wednesday dance, which we are hosting.

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