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The Valentine Ball – 2000 to 2005

February 5, 2000, 7:00 PM

Venue Scottish Rite Temple, Oakland
Chair Cindy Sobrero
Committee Cecilia Grote
Cameron MacDonald
Melinda Reschke
Pat Lowers
Trina Merriman
Diane Turechek
Band Wild Rose; Carleen Duncan (percussion), Janette Duncan (fiddle), Duncan Mackintosh (fiddle), Gary Thomas (piano), Ron Wallace (pipes & recorder), Sound         David Newitt
MC Dwayne McQuilliams
Refreshments in house caterer
Cost  $35 members, $40 nonmembers & late orders, $15 spectators and 1st-year dancers who assist.
 Grand Marshal Fred Sommer
 Piper Ron Wallace

February 10, 2001

Venue Scottish Rite Temple, Oakland
Chair Cindy Sobrero
Committee Cecilia Grote
Cameron MacDonald
Melinda Davis
Pat Lowers
 Dian Turechek
Band  Fiddlesticks and Ivory, Lyle Ramshaw (piano), Janet Kurnick, John Taylor & Susan Worland Bentley (fiddles, David Mostardi (accordion) David Reyna (bass) John Day (drums); Alastair Brown (sound)
MC  David Newitt
Refreshments  Scottish Rite caterers
Attendance  267
Cost $35.00
Grand Marshal Alex Harvey
Piper Ron Wallace

February 9, 2002

Venue  Scottish Rite Temple, Oakland
Chair  Cecilia Grote
Committee Melinda Davis
Judy Glickman
Pat Lowers
Cameron McDonald
Art Tarsa
Band  Fiddlesticks and Ivory Susan Worland Bentley (fiddle), Janet Kurnick (fiddle), John Taylor (fiddle), David Mostardi (accordion), Lyle Ramshaw (piano), Andrew Johnson (string bass), Donald Robertson (drums). David Newitt (sound).
MC  Bruce Hamilton
Refreshments  Scottish Rite caterers
Grand Marshal Jane Muirhead
 Piper  Matt Anderson

February 15th, 2003

Venue  Scottish Rite Temple, Oakland
Chair Art Tarsa
Committee Connie Wai
Susan Spiegel
Judy Glickman
Cecilia Grote
Band Fiddlesticks and Ivory: Lyle Ramshaw(piano), Janet Kurnick, Susan Worland-Bentley & David Strong (fiddles), David Mostardi (Accordion & Hammered Dulcimer), Donald Robertson (drums), & ? (String Bass). Alastair Brown (sound).
MC  Kathleen McAdam
Refreshments  Scottish Rite caterers
Grand Marshal Marilyn Stocker
Piper  Stuart Taylor

February 14, 2004

Venue  Scottish Rite Temple, Oakland
Chair  Art Tarsa
Committee Judy Glickman
Dottie Lieber
Susan Speigel
Connie Wai
Band  Fiddlesticks and Ivory Susan Bentley, Earl Gaddis & Janet Kurnick (fiddles), Andrew Johnson (bass), David Mostardi (accordion), Lyle Ramshaw (piano), Donald Robertson (drum). Alistair Brown & Sandy McNeal(sound)
MC Paula Jacobson
Honorary Guests  Martin & Fiona Udon, British Consul General & Wife.
Refreshments  Scottish Rite Caterers
Grand Marshal  Greg Reznick
Pipers  Cat Griffin & Jay Tuttle

February 12, 2005

Venue  Scottish Rite Temple, Oakland
Chair  Art Tarsa
Committee Judy Glickman
Michael Janousek
Dottie Lieber
Julee Montes
Greg Reschke
Susan Spiegel
Donna Weidenfeller
Band  Fiddlesticks and Ivory Janet Kurnick, Pamela Laine & John Taylor (fiddles), David Reyna (string bass), David Mostardi (accordion), Lyle Ramshaw (piano), Donald Robertson (drum). Patti Cobb, Paula Jacobson & Greg Reznick (sound).
MC  Coletta Hill
Refreshments  Scottish Rite Caterers
Cost  $40.00 members; $50.00 nonmembers; $10.00 additional after January 16; $20.00 additional after February 3; beginner discount $10.00.; spectator $20.00
Grand Marshal  Larry Wakeman
Piper  Stuart Taylor



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