Summer Is Here; Our Last Dance Of The Season (5/21/2010)
It's the Memorial Day special and we have our Los Alamitos Marine Honor Guard with us tonight!
Behind The Scenes
To make any organization function, someone must lead the group and have a dedicated "staff" of folks to assist being activities to a success. The Topper's Board always meets ahead of the dance to plan for the future and assure all is going well. Here are a "sneak peek" at the folks in action!
Did you know? - A board of directors is a body of elected or appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of a company or organization. The body sometimes has a different name, such as board of trustees, board of governors, board of managers, or executive board. It is often simply referred to as "the board."
They are working on the Christmas Misteltoe Ball for 2011! - Over a year away!
Our past president attends the meeting
The view from the head of the table
Let The Party Begin!
Our greeters are in action meeting our members
Did you know? - Greeting is an act of communication in which human beings (as well as other members of the animal kingdom) intentionally make their presence known to each other, to show attention to, and to suggest a type of relationship or social status between individuals or groups of people coming in contact with each other.
The Honor Guard does some practice before everyone gets here
They haven't seen each other for three hours (Vicky and Del are next door neighbors of Sue)
Phil and crew warm up the instruments
Did you know? - Phil Anthony Band - include Phil Anthony (keyboards/vocals); Howard Crossen (sax); John De Luna (drums/vocals). Popular dance band that performs various dance rhythms including: Rhumba; Cha Cha; Tango; Mambo; West Coast and East Coast Swing, affording John the opportunity to showcase his stylish lead vocals and disciplined rhythmic drum technique.
The First Sergeant leads the guard
Bobbie and Buck Catlin
Leroy was always nearby making sure all was going well---And clowning around!
Tom and Kathy Berg join the festivities
Everybody signed a "Get Well" card for Bob Von Fliss
Did you know? - Robert von Fliss (and his wife) played Mr. and Mrs Santa Claus for many many years. Bob even has a movie credit when he played Santa in a TV program entitled "Ferbus' First Christmas" on December 12th 1995. It was part of the "Masked Rider" series. He also played Santa in the "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" in a TV episode entitled "I'm Dreaming of a White Ranger" as well as in "V.R.Troopers" in an episode called "Santa's Secret Trooper".
A Lieutenant Colonel came with the honor guard so we got to speak to him
Story telling time has begun!
Keeping things moving
Bill with a Halo???
Did you know? - A halo (also known as a nimbus, aureole, glory, or gloriole) is a ring of light that surrounds a person in art. They have been used in the iconography of many religions to indicate holy or sacred figures, and have at various periods also been used in images of rulers or heroes. In, among other religions, Hellenistic Greek, Roman, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian sacred art, sacred persons may be depicted with a halo in the form of a circular glow, or in Asian art flames, around the head, or around the whole body, this last often called a mandorla. Halos may be shown as almost any colour, but as they represent light are most often depicted as golden, yellow, white, or red when flames are depicted.
Angie makes the rounds!
Sue and the Berg's share recent stories
The President is always busy!
Making ten from eight... It's magic
Most Everybody Is Here Now
A view from the bands perspective
Chit chat is underway!
Diane and Kathy
Jan and Jim Mongell arrive in style
Dancing went on all evening!
As usual the wait staff was outstanding!
Jan says "Oy Vey" - It was originally an Italian term
Did you know? - Oy vey (Yiddish: אױ װײ), or just oy, is an exclamation of dismay or exasperation meaning "oh woe." Its sound is very similar to Ach weh, and Au weh (with which it is a cognate), a common expression used in Bavaria and Austria in similar situations, combining the German exclamation Au! meaning "Ouch/Oh" and the German word Weh meaning pain. It is however also theorized that the first part of it (oy) is originally from Biblical Hebrew, with cognates in other Semitic languages.
Dancing the night away
Time to think about our wonderful country