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As a result of our recent election, your new Board of Directors follows:

Board of Directors

President Bill Dowling

1st Vice President Vicki Collins

2nd Vice President Shirley Arrigo

Treasurer Gerry Carothers

Recording Secretary Lanai Cline

Correspondence Secretary Helen Ecklin

Past Pres. Ex Officio Ernie Hulsey

Appointed Officers are:

Decorations/Newsletter Dorothy Cahill

Hospitality Faye Petras

Dance Manager Gene MacCaslin

Membership Chair Bennie Ferreira


From your newly elected President:

untitledI look forward to working with all members of the board and feel fortunate to have a number of former presidents still active members of our dance club:  Carmella Callary (2000), Dorothy Cahill (2001-2003), Gerry Carothers (2004-2006), Sue Fraker (2008), Bennie Ferreira (2009-2010), and Ernie Hulsey (2011-2012).

We’ve already started planning our website and hope to have it up and running soon.  If you have not already given your Email address to our Membership Chairman, Benny Ferreira, please do so ASAP at 925-287-9715.  Vicki Collins, our newly elected VP is working very hard to set up our website.  We hope it will be helpful to dancers in the area; and we also hope to send our fliers and newsletters via Email in the future.website under construction

If you have any ideas or suggestions regarding our club, pls. call me at 925-686-3783.    —Bill Dowling.


Nob Hill Sounds

Nob Hill Sounds

Those of you who attended our Christmas Party at the Elks Club know what a great event it was.  It was the first time we have had a festive party in conjunction with the Merry Mixers in a long time and everyone seemed to enjoy the nice dinner served by the Elks Club.  Of course the music by Nob Hill Sounds was so very danceable as usual!  Thanks to Rene Montheil who is a member of the Elks and made it possible for us to use their facility.

Some of us had the opportunity to visit the new Pleasant Hill Senior Center when they celebrated their grand opening.  tea danceIf you have not been there yet, we urge you to stop by to take a look.  It is that nice!  And, they have a great dance floor.  They will be starting their Tea Dances on Thursday, Feb. 21st at 1:00 pm, with DeeJay Colin Dickie.

renew membershipIf you haven’t already renewed your membership, don’t forget you do save money by being a member, i.e., you pay $2 less for admission to our dance each month and you dance for free in the month of your birthday.  Such a bargain!!!

7 oclockWe do appreciate your patience to enter the dance each month as we really cannot open the doors before 7:00 pm.  Dancing doesn’t start til 7:30.  Having your membership card out when you check in helps us tremendously at the check-in desk.  Thanks for your cooperation!

600_191735922Once again, a big round of applause for our Refreshment team headed by Faye Petras and ably assisted by Freda Keat and Helen Ecklin who served delicious cake and ice cream at our Black and White Ball last month. There were some very elegant dancers out there….A few tuxedoes and dress suits on the gentlemen and several beautiful ladies in their ball gowns! Maybe we’ll have to rename it the elegant Black & White Ball.