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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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