New Years Celebration 2012 At The Santa Ana Elks

A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other!

Remember: Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. - Oscar Wilde

The 2012 New YEars Celebrations Continue (Page Three)

"I do NOT have any resolutions!

Carri and Vince hit the floor

...and around and around they go

Now the Samba....

Watching can be a load of fun also

Did You Know? - A New Year's resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more lasting personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit. This goal must be reached by the next New Year. Keep in mind that this is a goal, not a wish and should be something that you as a person could strive for.

Quoting Frank Ra (author of the new year's resolution book "A course in happiness"): "Resolutions are more sustainable when shared, both in terms of with whom you share the benefits of your resolution, and with whom you share the path of maintaining your resolution. Peer-support makes a difference in success rate with new year's resolutions". According to Gretchen Rubin (author of best-seller "The Happiness Project"): "You hit a goal, you achieve a goal. You keep a resolution".

This lifestyle change is generally interpreted as advantageous. A New Year's Resolution is generally a goal someone sets out to accomplish in the coming year. Some examples include resolutions to donate to the poor more often, to become more assertive, or to become more environmentally responsible. A key element to a New Year's Resolution that sets it apart from other resolutions is that it is made in anticipation of the New Year, and new beginnings. People committing themselves to a new year's resolution plan to do so for the whole following year.

Meanwhile On The Dance Floor

Herbie and Irene are dancing like no one is watching.... Perhaps that might be a good idea?

Did You Know? - Recent research shows that while 52% of participants in a resolution study were confident of success with their goals, only 12% actually achieved their goals. A separate study in 2007 by Richard Wisemen from the University of Bristol showed that 78% of those who set New Year resolutions fail, and those who succeed have 5 traits in common. Men achieved their goal 22% more often when they engaged in goal setting, (a system where small measurable goals are being set; such as, a pound a week, instead of saying "lose weight"), while women succeeded 10% more when they made their goals public and got support from their friends.

That there is a million dollar smile

Irene told a joke....

Beautiful people

Herbie's resolution: DO NOT BURN CANDLE AT BOTH ENDS!

...and why not says Mr. Candle

Super Music This Evening

Larry Fresch Did A Great Job his Evening

Taking requests is LArry's speciality.... Playing them is another thing...

The Dancing Continues

Brian and Shirley... Breathless

"I love oxygen...."

Craig and Marrianne

She lights up the dance floor

Oh oh... Watch out around you....

"Here we go... hold on tight!"

Herbie provide dance instruction

"PArdon.... Did you say line dance???"

This is my serious face

Paul is always so very serious

Sue is wondering what is going to happen next....

Paul flashes

To the dance floor... It's safer out there

Stories are being told

Contemplating his next move

"It's called THE DIP"..... No the dance step, not him!

Fancy handwork

Took us four days to untangle them last New Years Eve

The floor has been taken over....

Line dancers beware

Lession #1: Swing arms way out to clear the dance floor

The Line Dance King Takes To The Floor

Greg takes the corner position so as to provide a good view to the ladies

"Get outta my way!!!"

Greg is missing a line dancing feather


"Pssssst Ed! Greg is NOT doing what I think he is doing, is he????"

"Brian... I am NOt really sure...."

"Hey, do you think we ought to call for a stretcher??"

Nope... He is still up and moving

"Yo... Greg... You just stepped on my toe!!"

"Oh... This is getting difficult... I have to move BOTHfeet?"

"Sometimes it is good to be wooden!"

"Ya know... The man has potential..."

Concentration in action

Abby is wondering about how to stop Greg... Cold bucket of water perhaps??

The tongue helps immensely


Look to the left

Look to the right....

Nacy says... "Stand up.. Sit down... Fight fight fight"

Nancy is learning some moves from Greg

The Boys Are Admiring Gregs Footwork

"He is quite bonkers!"

"It's almost like he knows what he is doing???"

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