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The Valentine Ball – 1990 to 1999

February 10, 1990    dinner 6:15; dancing 8:00 PM

Venue Scottish Rite Temple, Oakland
Chair Arlene Baxter
Committee Hildegarde Klee
Marjorie Easton
Mikkel Thompson
Victoria Williams
Pat O'Brien
David Mostardi
Band Fiddlesticks and Ivory: Kim McGarrity(violin), Janet Kurnick(violin), John Taylor (violin), Lyle Ramshaw(piano), Andy Johnson(bass), David Mostardi(accordion), John Day (drums).   Kelvin Buneman(sound)
MC Ron Wallace
Refreshments Diner before & buffet after
Cost $22/25/30/6 (members/nonmembers/after 1/31/spectators)
Grand March Marshall Alan Twhigg
Piper Ron Wallace

February 9, 1991     dinner 6:15; dancing 8:00 PM

Venue Scottish Rite Temple, Oakland
Chair Arlene Baxter
Committee Hildegarde Klee
Marjorie Easton
Victoria Williams
Ken & Elizabeth Thompson
David Mostardi
Band Fiddlesticks and Ivory: Kim McGarrity(fiddle), Janet Kurnick(fiddle), John Taylor (fiddle), Lyle Ramshaw(piano), Andy Johnson(bass), David Mostardi(accordion), John Day (drums) , Kelly Rogers(sound)
MC Bruce Hamilton
Refreshments dinner and after ball buffet, Maria & Bruce Watson
Cost members $23, nonmembers $25 Diner $16
Grand March Marshal Kevin Lesko
Piper Ron Wallace

February 1, 1992 8:00 PM

Venue Scottish Rite Temple, Oakland
Chair Karen Gerkey
Committee Gary Thomas
Victoria Williams
Mikkel Thompson
Band Fiddlesticks and Ivory with special guest Earl Gaddis (fiddle) Kim McGarrity (fiddle), Janet Kurnick(fiddle), Lyle Ramshaw(piano), Andy Johnson(bass), David Mostardi (accordion), John Day(drums) David Newitt(sound)
MC Marjorie Easton McLaughlan
Refreshments buffet  Janice and Terry Head
Attendance 240 dancers
Cost same as 1991
Grand March Marshal Ken McFarland
Piper Ron Wallace

February 13, 1993 8:00 PM

Venue Scottish Rite Temple, Oakland
Chair Karen Gerkey
Committee Gary Thomas
Victoria Williams
Band Fiddlesticks and Ivory: Kim McGarrity(fiddle), Janet Kurnick(fiddle), John Taylor(fiddle), Lyle Ramshaw(piano), Andy Johnson(bass), David Mostardi(accordion), John Day(drums) , David Newitt(sound)
MC David Newitt
Refreshments buffet  Janice and Terry Head
Attendance 289 dancers & 33 spectators
Cost same as 1991
Grand March Marshal Alex Harvey
Piper Ron Wallace

February 12, 1994 sherry 7:30; dancing 8:00 PM

Venue Scottish Rite Temple, Oakland
Chair Karen Gerkey
Committee Gary Thomas
Victoria Williams
Dorothy Fast
Band Fiddlesticks and Ivory: Kim McGarrity (fiddle), Janet Kurnick (fiddle), John Taylor (fiddle), Lyle Ramshaw (piano), Andy Johnson (bass), David Mostardi (accordion), John Day (drums), William Griffiths (sound system)
MC Ellen Aaron
Refreshments post ball buffet Janice & Terry Head
Cost same as 1991
Grand Marshal Fred DeMarse
Piper Stewart Taylor

February 18, 1995     Sherry 7:00; dancing 7:30 PM

Venue Scottish Rite Temple, Oakland
Chair Anne MacIver
Committee Victoria Williams
Gary Thomas
Trina Merriman (decorations)
Band Fiddlesticks and Ivory: Kim McGarrity (fiddle), Janet Kurnick (fiddle), John Taylor (fiddle), Lyle Ramshaw (piano), Andy Johnson (bass), David Mostardi (accordion), John Day (drums), William Griffiths (sound system)
MC Avril Quarrie
Cost $25/30/30/8 (members/nonmembers/after 2-1/spectators)
Grand Marshal David Quarrie
Piper Ron Wallace

February 17, 1996     sherry 7:00; dancing 7:30 PM

Venue Scottish Rite Temple, Oakland
Chair Anne MacIver
Committee Trina Merriman
Victoria Williams
Gary Thomas
Band Fiddlesticks and Ivory; same personnel as 1995 except David Newitt (sound)
MC Kathleen McAdam
Refreshments post ball buffet by Terry Barron & Anne Maclver
Cost same as 1995
Grand Marshal Eugene Bissell
Piper Stewart Taylor

February 15, 1997     sherry 7:00; dancing 7:30 PM

Venue Scottish Rite Temple, Oakland
Chair Terry Barron
Committee Anne MacIver
Trina Merriman
Victoria Williams
Robert Sanborn
Carolyn Hunt
Donald F Robertson
Band Fiddlesticks and Ivory; same as 1996
MC Alan Twhigg
Queen & King of Hearts Virginia & Eugene Bissell
Refreshments post ball buffet
Cost $25 members, $30 nonmembers, $8 spectators
Grand Marshal Tom Reid
Piper Ned Garrett

February 14, 1998 &:30 PM

Venue Scottish Rite Temple, Oakland
Chair Trina Merriman
Committee Dwayne & Mary McQuilliams
Susan Scott
Victoria Williams with help from Linda Turner(table decorations)
Robert Sanborn (artwork)
Jim & Celine Passage
Band Fiddlesticks and Ivory: Kim McGarrity (fiddle), Janet Kurnick (fiddle), Lyle Ramshaw (piano), Andy Johnson(bass), David Mostardi (accordion), John Day (drums & vocal), John Taylor (fiddle & vocal). Sound David Newitt
MC Bruce Herbold
Artwork Robert Sanborn
Refreshments Midnight supper
Grand March Marshalls Kathy Wendell & Kim Jorgensen
Piper Ron Wallace

February 6, 1999 Sherry 7:00PM; Grand March 7:30

Venue Scottish Rite Temple, Oakland
Chair Dwayne McQuilliams
Committee Mary McQuilliams
Trina Merriman, Cindy Sobrero
Diane Turechek
Judith Sims with help from Robert Sanborn (Artwork)
Band Fiddlesticks and Ivory: Lyle Ramshaw (piano), Janet Kurnick (fiddle), John Taylor (fiddle), David Strong (fiddle & viola), David Reyna (bass), David Mostardi (accordion & hammered dulcimer, John Day (drums) Sound: David Newitt
MC Sara Gratiot
Refreshments midnight diner
Cost $35 members, $40 nonmembers & late orders, $15 spectators and 1st-year dancers who assist.
Grand Marshall Arlene Baxter
Piper Ron Wallace



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