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The Valentine Ball – 1967 to 1979

February 18, 1967 8:30 PM

Venue Crystal Ballroom, Marines' Memorial Club, 609 Sutter St, San Francisco
Chair Walter McAdam
Committee Jean Sanford
Fred Macondray
   Patrick Jordan
  Roger Stephens
Band The Thistle Highland Dance Band, Los Angeles; Jack Rennie
Refreshments self catered
Attendance 108 including 12 visitors from Los Angeles
Cost $4.00, spectators $2.00.

February 10, 1968 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Venue Crystal Ballroom, Marines' Memorial Club
Chair Walter McAdam
Band The Thistle Highland Dance Band, Los Angeles, Jack Rennie
Cost $4.00, spectators $1.00

February 8, 1969 9:00 PM

Venue Crystal Ballroom, Marines' Memorial Club, San Francisco
Chair John Kelly
Band The Thistle Dance Band
Refreshments Ed Grant
Cost $4.50 (spectators $2.00)

February 7, 1970 9:00 PM

Venue Marine's Memorial Club Crystal Ballroom
Chair Eugene Bissell
Committee Clifford Porter
Wade Acton
Band The Thistle Dance Band
Refreshments The chef of Fred Sommer's yacht club
Cost $5.00 in advance, $5.50 at the door, spectators $2.00.
Attendance 154

February 6, 1971 9:00 PM

Venue California Club, 1750 Clay St, San Francisco
Chair Clifford Porter
Committee Larry Wakeman
Ann Judson
Herb Carl
Band  The Thistle Dance Band
MCs  Patrick Jordan and John Kelly
Refreshments  Post-dance buffet
Attendance  107 dancers and 10 spectators
Cost  $5.00 early, $5.50 at the door, $3.00 students,  $2.00 spectators

February 19, 1972   9:00 PM

Venue  California Club, 1750 Clay St, San Francisco
Chair George Patrick
Committee Herb Carl
Band  The Thistle Dance Band
Refreshments  Catered by Jan Link
Attendance  95 dancers, 13 spectators
Cost  $7.50, spectators $ 3.00

February 9, 1973

Venue  His Lordships Georgian Ballroom, Berkeley Marina.  9:00 PM
Chair  Herb Carl
Committee Hillis Newcomb
Charles Hicks
Band  Thistle Band, Los Angeles, Jack Rennie
MC   Stewart Smith
Refreshments  dinner at 8:00 PM catered by His Lordships Fruit salad, Breast of Capon Chasseur, Pilaf, Mocha Mousse
Attendance  140 dancers
Cost   $10.00

There was a torrential downpour during the dancing that blocked a lovely view of San Francisco Bay, but it didn't dampen spirits

February 9, 1974 8:00 PM

Venue  His Lordships, Berkeley Marina.
Chair  Howard Leach/
Band  Thistle Band, Los Angeles, Jack Rennie
Refreshments Dinner at 7:00 PM catered by His Lordships; Mixed green salad, Rock Cornish game hen, glazed peach & broccoli spears, and ice cream.
Intermission entertainment  Scottish Dance Ensemble, James Lomath
Attendance  130
Cost  $12.00

February 22, 1975 8:00 PM

Venue  The Blue Dolphin, Foot of Marina Blvd, San Leandro
Chair  Isabel Gilchrist
Band  Thistle Band, Los Angeles, Jack Rennie
Refreshments  Dinner at 7:00 PM catered by The Blue Dalphin
Cost  $10.00

February 21, 1976 8:00PM

Venue  United Irish Cultural Center Grand Ballroom, 2700 45th Ave, San Francisco
Chair Isabel Gilchrist
Band  The Thistle Dance Band, Los Angeles, Jack Rennie
Refreshments  Dinner at 6:30 catered by Irish Cultural Center; Green Salad, Stuffed Squab, mixed vegetables, cake.
Cost  dancers $12.50

February 5, 1977

Venue  United Irish Cultural Center
Chair  Virginia Bissell
Committee Bill McConachie
Band  The Thistle Band, Los Angeles, Jack Rennie
MCs  Howard Leach, Fred Macondray and Bill McConachie
Refreshments  Buffet dinner by ICC
Attendance  149 dancers and 18 spectators
Cost  Dancers $12.50, Spectators $8.00

February 4, 1978

Venue  United Irish Cultural Center
Chair  Ann Lawson
Committee Carolyn Harvey(hospitality)
Gordon Lockhart (ticket & program design)
Band  The Thistle Dance Band, Los Angeles, Jack Rennie
MCs  John Kelly, David Gok, Bill McConachie
Refreshments  Dinner catered by ICC; Green salad, Cornish Hen Caprice, Italian mixed vegetables, cake
Attendance 165 dancers, 5 spectators & 6 band members
Cost Dancers $13.00, Spectators $10.00($3.00 w/o dinner)

February 17, 1979 8:00 PM

Venue  The Scottish Rite Temple, Oakland
Chair  Don Kennedy
Band  The Thistle Band, Los Angeles, Jack Rennie
Refreshments  Dinner at 6:30 at the Temple
Cost  $15.00 including a sit-down dinner



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