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  August 2008
by Lola Michael
(Published in Squares 'Round the Bay, 08/08)

The  Rockin' Jokers enjoyed the Bocce Ball tournament  arranged  by Colleen and Bob Rootsaert.  The event was held at St Francis Cabrini Church and a BBQ potluck was enjoyed afterwards. 
Dan and Lorraine Buranzon  invited the RJ's  to join them in Fort Brag to dance at the Redwood  Coasters Independence Day Hoedown and eat at the World's Largest Salmon BBQ.  Martha and Tim Gresham, Allen and Carol Glesser, Greg Dorenkamp, Lisa Nordby, John Flora, Dolores Ferrero, Jackie Daemion and Karl Belser all accepted the invitation and had a wonderful trip.
Jim Kauss and Patty Stevens plus many volunteers deserve a big hand from the Club.  The annual picnic at Stevens Creek Park was a huge success.   The BBQ and pot luck were delicious, the games were fun, and the camaraderie  outstanding. 

On July 19 approximately  50 members of the Rockin' Jokers visited  Harold and Lee Fleeman and the Lucky Steppers.   The occasion was to kick  off   their 50th year sponsoring the outdoor Slab Dance by the river in Ben Lomond.  Most of the Rockin' Jokers enjoyed dinner at the Santa Cruz Pasta Factory in Scotts Valley before the dance.

Our best thoughts are with Marion Pava  who recently  underwent knee surgery again.  With  Marion's determination she will be on the dance floor in the near future.

JoKay and Kirk Bednar enjoyed a vacation at the Dream Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  Carol Glesser traveled to Thaiwan to visit her son.  Marge Elizondo  and Ray Bareiss were in Georgetown, CO where Marge drove her vintage 1966 Ford Mustang convertible in the 4th of July parade wearing her red cowboy hat and boots.  Marv Tanner has just returned from the Bahamas.  Marv gives of his time and skills to refurbish homes damaged by hurricanes.   Don and Jean Arndt went hiking in Yosemite Park.   While there, Don did the hike to the top of Half  Dome.   
A number of couples have celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary - Bob and Judy Hogan and Frank and Marlene Rivas are the most recent.   Proof dancing is good for your marriage, avid dancers Helen and Twich Twichell  have celebrated  their 64th anniversary.  Twich just turned 90 years young and still holds his own in a square.

 Carole and Jim Hood are the newest members of the Rockin' Jokers.

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