Time For The Country Club
The 2008 Winter Formal was held at the beautiful Mesa Verde Country Club with the Sky Blues providing a wide variety of dance music for the evening.
We had several members and guests not be able to attend this evenings event because of the terrible wild fires in the Anaheim Hills and surrounding areas. Since many of our members are from the area, we saw a lot of cell-phone activity this evening.
Arrival Is Always Prompt... Everybody Enjoys Dancing!
Up the stairs and into a beautiful room with great friends and music!
In just a few minutes the members and guests will arrived ready to go!
Pick up the badges and say hello to the greeters... then off to meet friends.
Let the visiting begin
Ah... Don found the bar! "Which way is it???"
They have not seen each other for ... well, a week!
Hors D'œuvre Are Served
Did you know: Hors d'oeuvre may be served at the table, as a part of the sit-down meal, or they may be served before sitting at the table. Hors d'oeuvre prior to a meal are either stationary or passed. Stationary hors d'oeuvre are also referred to as "table hors d'oeuvre." Passed hors d'oeuvre are also referred to as "butler-style" or "butlered" or "butler-passed" hors d'oeuvre
Delightful trays of goodies floated around the room!
Paul and Leon discuss the latest in tuxedo fashions (not that we are wearing them!!)
Did You Know? - Black tie is a dress code for semi-formal evening events, and is worn to many types of social functions. For a man, the major component is a black coat, known as dinner jacket (British) or tuxedo (Canada and the U.S.). A woman's corresponding evening dress ranges from a conservative cocktail dress to the long evening gown, determined by current fashion, local custom, and the occasion's time
Finding Tables Is Always Fun.. We Meet New Friends
Center pieces always welcome our members and guests... This evening was neon candles!
Did You Know? - A candle is a source of light, and sometimes a source of heat, consisting of a solid block of fuel (commonly wax) and an embedded wick.
Donna and Bob bring singing wines from Symphony Vineyards! Maybe that's their dancing secret???
OK, what's the latest gossip???
We have about an hour to visit and warm up our dancing shoes!
The Evening Hot Spot... The Bar!
Did You Know? - The term "bar" is derived from the specialized counter on which drinks are served and is a synecdoche applied to the whole of the drinking establishment. The "back bar" or "gantry" is a set of shelves of glasses and bottles behind that counter. In some bars, the gantry is elaborately decorated with woodwork, etched glass, mirrors, and lights. When food is served elsewhere in the establishment, it may also be ordered and eaten at the bar.
Serious pre-ordering visiting goes on in this line!
Marsha, Donna, Bob and Sue
What caption would you use for this picture???
The music is about to start
Big stories even get bigger!
Wine mellows the evening!
Is There A Doctor In The House??
Duh! Mary tries to hide in the foyer but she was caught!
Did You Know?-Usually a foyer is a large, specially designed hall, but sometimes it is a corridor surrounding the main hall. It is furnished and big enough to enable spectators to stroll, get together and rest. Foyers are commonly adorned with art works, permanent or temporary exhibitions related to the activity of the institution, and a refreshment room or buffet. Moreover, the foyer can be the main place of some events such as vernissage, meetings with the artists, actors' benefit, etc
Kind of looks like a penguin convention, huh?
The Band Is Off And Running
Did You Know? - A musical ensemble is a group of two or more musicians who perform instrumental or vocal music. In each musical style or genre, different norms have developed for the sizes and composition of different ensembles, and for the repertoire of songs or musical works that these ensembles perform.
We start with a few and fill the floor as people migrate towards the center of the room
They made great music with four people... The Sky Blues
A little sip of wine and dance, repeat!
The Winie Inspector In Action
Mmmmm - What did Bob bring this evening
"Dang... He brought the good stuff"
Dinner Is Served Beginning With Salad
Did You Know?- The word "salad" comes from the French salade of the same meaning, which in turn is from the Latin salata, "salty", from sal, "salt". The diarist John Evelyn wrote a book on salads, Acetaria: A Discourse on Sallets (1699), that describes the new salad greens like "sellery" (celery), coming out of Italy and the Netherlands.
It got quiet all of a sudden
This evening we alerted people that pictures were being snapped! Darn
What? An empty seat!
Hot rolls and cool butter
Mary looks puzzled???
And The Band Played On...
Listening music while we ate dinner
Food was disappearing at an amazing pace
Bob and Adrienne appear to be enjoying dinner
Time For The Announcements
Paul Morin could not make it this evening so we proceeded with the announcement and installation of the new board.
Guests were welcomed to the club!
Everybody was awaiting the announcements
The new board members
What an excellent selection!
President Bob & Adrienne Meehan
1st VP Dick & Marlene Cole - Band Arrangements
2nd VP Marilyn & Don Bailey - Venue Arrangements
Secretary Paul & Sue Liles
Treasurer Leon & Marcia Brander
Membership Guy & Janet Talbott
Hospitality Pat & Dick McMillan
Friendship Millie & Bob Kegel
Parliamentarian Paul & Jan Morin
Paul (the photographer) and Sue have proof they came to the dance! Thanks Bob!
Post Dinner Dancing Get's Serious
Did You Know? - Slow (E.g. Waltz, Foxtrot, Slow Dancing), Samba, Tango, 19th C, Mambo, Chacha burns 204 calories per hour for a body weight of 150 pounts. Fast (Disco, Folk, Square), Line Dancing, Irish Step Dancing, Polka, Contra, Country burns calories at a 306 calorie per hour rate. With this evenings dinner, we have to dance for five hours!
Swing and Foxtrot being demonstrated by our excellent membership
Throw in some ChaCha
The band is now warming up... Old fashioned rock and roll will soon be here
Did You Know? - In 1949 RCA Victor introduced the 45 RPM vinyl record and by 1951 the first 45 rpm record Jukebox was introduced to the public. Also, DJ Alan Freed is given credit for coining the term 'Rock and Roll in 1951, however it was allready in use by the Black Community prior to 1948
Discussions continue throughout the evening
Donna and Bob trip the light fantastic
Did You Know? - This phrase evolved through an interesting series of usages and references. The phrase is typically attributed to Milton's poem L'Allegro, but a somewhat similar phrase appears in Shakespeare's The Tempest. The phrase in this modern usage comes from the lyrics of the song The Sidewalks of New York. The following chronological list outlines a few notable usages of this and similar sounding phrases.
Everybody is dancing
People enjoy watching the dancers