The Starlighters Dance Club - 2013 Season In/Out Board

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.  ~Hopi Indian Saying

Club Business Followed By Club Monkey Business

Once a year the Old Board and New Board get together for a joint meeting and passing of the baton! This year it was at the lovely home to Don and Marilyn Bailey .  We actually conducted business after a little happy half-hour!   Join the fun!

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A wonderful evening is about to unfold

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Work and play... That's OK

The Evening Gets Underway

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Where do all families coagulate??? The kitchen!

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Our incoming president brings champagne.... Good start Bob!

The Official Board Meeting Begins ... Hear Ye... Hear Ye... We Be In Session

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Cliff has the helm one more time....

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Bob has the giggles tonight.... The champagne is working

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Marcia needs no champagne....

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We are talking money now.... Leon gets serious

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Bob is taking notes and figuring out what is going on

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The home was beautifully decorated... We voted...
We are coming here for Christmas

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Sue has to write down what was said... An impossible task!

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Bob is practicing waving to the masses.... He needed written instructions

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Mickelle gives us the run down on the last dance

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Everyone participates in the meeting

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Donna is counting down to when the meeting is over
and Chinese food begins

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Our only new board members... Kathy and Ed Roberts...
They will arrange the bands

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We were worried about their first band selection....

Dinner Is Served

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Marilyn announces that dinner is ready

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Donna announces that she is ready

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Ed spies the dinner... There's no holding him back

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Pomegranate champagne all around ...
Bob Kegel said it tasted like "Cherry Phosphate Soda"

Did You Know? - Phosphate soda is a type of beverage in which phosphoric acid is included to give a tangy or sour taste. These beverages became popular among men in the 1870s in the United States, and phospate beverages were made with fruit flavorings, egg, malt, or wine. In the 1900s, the beverages became popular with both genders, and fruit-flavoured phosphate sodas were served at soda fountains, before losing popularity to ice cream beverages in the 1930s.

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Phosphoric acid is used in many bottled soft drinks, including Coca-Cola, making them essentially phosphate sodas.

Wild cherry bark is widely available through herb companies and is sourced from the Choke Cherry tree. Like apricot kernels and bitter almonds, wild cherry bark contains amygdalin (laetrile, nitriloside) which, in the presence of water, hydrolyzes to form hydrogen cyanide, benzaldehyde or acetone. Cherry bark produces about 0.4% by weight of amygdalin, whereas apricot kernels can have up to 3%.

Extracting the components of wild cherry bark can be done a couple of ways, but the method I’ve selected uses water and glycerol (4:1) as the solvent. Boiling water can be used but the high temperature breaks down some of the unique flavour components. Dilute alcohol can be used as a solvent, but this increases the levels of prussic acid (hydrogen cyanide) in the extract. According to old pharmacy manuals, the use of glycerin is said to check the production of the prussic acid making it a better choice for beverage purposes. This is unconfirmed in modern literature.

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The line forms at the rear

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What a beautiful sight... Little soldiers all lined up

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What? Styrofoam cup?

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The food looked magnificent....
..and if you eat it with chopsticks there is zero calories

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Marilyn said she ordered from "Wicked Wok"

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Don is being so careful... Eating salad???
Marilyn (bless her) made sure Sue had a vegetarian selection!

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Discussing champagne

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No Bob... We are passing the baton... Not the drinks!

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You board is ready for the new season

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Thank's to Ed...

Sitting Down Without Dance Music In The Background... How Novel

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Millie opens her fortune cookie

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Ed only had three stitches and four splinters after using the chopsticks

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Leon cheated and used a fork

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In our group we had seven scarfs at the end of the evening

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Paul just caught a fly... Just like in the movies...
Ok Ok.. It was a plastic one!

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Sue says "Paul uses chopsticks because it gives him a farther reach!"

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Donna enjoys the evening....

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"Ed... You broke my favorite chopsticks"

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See Ed... Anyone can eat with chopsticks

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Stop in the name of love....

Do You Remember? - "Stop! In the Name of Love!" was recorded in January 1965 and released as a single on February 8. The song was included on the Supremes' sixth album, More Hits by The Supremes, and was nominated for the 1966 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Rock & Roll Group Vocal Performance, losing to "Flowers on the Wall" by the Statler Brothers.

The song was also honored by inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's permanent collection of the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

The Supremes' choreography for this song, with one hand on the hip and the other outstretched in a "stop" gesture, is equally legendary.

Paul Williams and Melvin Franklin of The Temptations taught the girls the routine backstage in London, before the Supremes' first televised performance of the single on the Ready Steady Go! special "The Sound of Motown," hosted by Motown enthusiast Dusty Springfield.

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It's OK Ed.. I am teasing

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OMG... I have seen this recently....
It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's.... the ceiling

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Conversation is always special... Millie tells us about Hawaii and
is hoping someone will ask for a hula demonstration

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Bob Kegel enjoys his cherry phosphate....
The Mehans are off the board (for a little while only!)

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Marcia describes to Kathy what the new job entails... Ed seems to be worried!

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