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									                      35+ Singles Dance Club Newsletter
                               December 2007
 The 35+ Singles Club is a private, non-profit, social, supportive and charitable corporation
      for single people 35 years of age or over, www.singlesdanceclubanchorage.org

December Dances
12/1-Food Bank ($2 off theme night; bring at least 3 cans); 12/8-Western Night (jeans „n boots);
12/15-Regular; 12/22-Holiday Dinner Dance (wear red & green, bring a favorite side dish, FREE
to members--please check in at door); 12/29-Regular; 12/31-New Years Eve Ball (Dress up!)

January Dances
1/5--Western; 1/12--Winter Wonderland; 1/19--Annual Meeting; 1/26--Roaring 20s (theme night)

Happy December Birthday
Jan Warner, Larry Kalchik, Yelena Yagodina, Ed Mulcahy, Carol Marvel, Dennis Smedley,
Jacqueline Worland, Wolf Klein, Sonia Black, James Rodel, Gail McGinty, Carl Pearson, Greek
Taylor, Betty Meyer, Yufen Piao, Doug Myers, Christine Jolley, Susette Walling, Pete Mihm,
Carrie Strickland, Robert Casper, Mary Litterer, Louis Gigliotti, Cathy Bracken, Adolf
Wakaliuk, Donna Levesque, Steve Wardell, Virginia Valdehueza-Brookshier, Bill Simmons, Thu
Idle, Joe Hendricks, Elena Gialopsos, Bill Baxter, Denise Knapp, Bob Johns, Desa Pasold,
Dragan Fodonovic, Delores Shaw, Dave Pasold, Virginia Schultz, Steve Berger, Joyce Goeres,
John Wesley, Liz Tanner, Johanna Raisch As a member, you are entitled to one night’s FREE
admission during your birthday month.

Club Mission Statement
In the spirit of camaraderie and community responsibility, the 35+ Singles Dance Club of
Anchorage, Alaska, seeks to bring together adult singles over the age of thirty five years for the
enjoyment of dancing, friendship, and social interaction. We welcome those who enter our club
with goodwill. As a non-profit organization, we promote and contribute to our community and
the well being of our members (2007 Board of Directors).

Dance Lesson
December is Night Club Two; January is Cha Cha. Lessons are taught by Charlotte Metcalfe,
prior to weekly dances, 7:00-8:00p.m.-lessons are FREE to members. No lessons-will be given
prior to our Holiday (Dec. 22) and New Years‟ Eve dances (Dec. 31).

From the President
Happy Holidays to each of you! May you be surrounded by friends and family as you smell
the wassail, bayberry, or mulled cinnamon apple cider, and as you hear the songs and sounds
(bells) of the season. I hope that you will taste the traditional holiday dishes with us at
9:00p.m.on Saturday, December 22. Dinner will include turkey and ham furnished by the Club,
and side dishes brought by you! Our New Years‟ Eve Ball is Monday, December 31, 2007 from
8:00p.m. until 1:30am.at the Carpenters Union Hall. Colors for the elegant, dressy, fun-filled
evening will be silver and blue with a red accent. Hot appetizers will be served throughout the
evening, with no set dinner per se. Champagne toast will be at midnight. Cost to members who
purchase tickets early will be $15; members paying at the door will pay $20. Non-members
buying tickets early will pay $25; non-members paying at the door will pay $30. The Day’s Inn
of Anchorage (1/2 block away) will again give us a discount on that night--$55.88 (two double
beds)--just mention that you are with the 35+ Singles Club. Annual breakfast (12:00 noon) will
be at the Country Kitchen (1/2 block away) with a 10% discount to 35+ Singles Club members.
Please make your evening safe and fun within a 3-block walking radius! You may book your
room at any time, the sooner, the better. Questions--just ask! On a separate note—we have
designated or authorized bartenders (2) each Saturday night. They have current TAMS cards and
are trained to work this specific bar. Please do not go behind the bar. Thanks!
                                                                           Sincerely, Rosie
Insurance Available
American Income Life Insurance Co.‟s specialty is large groups or companies. They are located
at 700 W. 41ST Ave, Suite #101, Anchorage, AK 99503. Contact Dale Kuntz, 561-0036 or
Darrell Barnett at 1(866) 413-7648 with questions. The company has various plans to offer club
members, and their extended families. Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefits are FREE
to members of this club (you mail in the beneficiary card).

In Case of an Emergency
Please notice where our club‟s two exits are located. Anticipate your exit, and how you might
help others in the process. People in the front half (stage) of the hall would exit by the building‟s
back door. People in the back half (lobby) of the hall would exit through the front or the main
door of the building. The Sheraton Hotel lobby is our evacuation site if the need arises. Rest
assured that MANY of our members have extensive medical training.

Congratulations to Maria Calzada and Bill Mauk on their recent marriage. Congratulations to
members elected to the Board of Directors in a lawsuit settlement special election: Leo Hannan,
John Greiff, Sharon Webb, Byron Coatney, and Rosie Stauffer. Congratulations to Joe
Shaw on winning the two raffle tickets to the Nutcracker ballet (raffle prize). Condolences to
Young Wilson and Julia Wilson on the recent loss of their fathers. Our sympathy to Ray Sena
in the loss of his 43 year old niece, Dana Wease, (missing 18 days). Congratulations to Cindy
Jaranson and Byron Coatney who won the titles of Miss Snowflake and Mr. Snowflake at our
November 24th Snowflake Ball. Both wore white formal attire. Each received a large cuddly
white formally dressed „Snowflake Teddy‟ bear. Those volunteering to be on the annual election
committee for 2008 are: Cindy Steen, “Chip” Cox, Debi McDonald, and Rick Coates, (Kathy
Goins is an alternate); Joe Shaw will Chair that committee. Members of our Nominating
Committee include: Cheryl Bethel, Jon Paxton, and Judy Judge (judyjud@gci.net) Contact
any one of them ASAP if you are interested in running for the Board of Directors

Thank You to Our Members
To those who helped with Saturday night cuisine during November: Della Hills & Wendy
Pryor (cooked for 176 people Honor Veterans Night), Karney Seymour, Jr., Joe Shaw, Debi
McDonald, Byron Coatney, Mary Litterer, Elsie Sexton, Larry Shooshanian, Joyce Goeres;
to those who sing each month (3rd Saturday) for the birthday party celebration--Sharon Webb,
Michael Grew, Rolando Bellon, Winico Martinez, Charles “Chip” Cox, David Britz,
Doreen Ransom, Joe Shaw, Vince Staregowski, Rick Coates, Cheryl Bethel, Sig Langnes; to
Betty Meyer for being our webmaster and creator of birthday cards for members; to Chip Cox
for singing the Alaska State Song on Veterans Night, and to band member, Bo, for singing God
Bless the USA; to those who sang the military Branch Salutes on Veterans Night: David Britz,
Michael Grew, Vince Staregowski, Joe Shaw, Sharon Webb; to those who handmade patriotic
pins for our veterans--Cindy Steen, Betty Meyer, Bonnie Wright, Sharon Webb, Debi
McDonald, and to those who “pinned” our veterans upon entry to our club on Veterans Night:
Geri Crowley, Vicki Grier, Christine Jolley, Cindy Steen, Jan Faber, Kristi Gray, and Leah
Prince; to those who loaned us their military items (hats, uniforms, supplies) for Veterans Night-
Leo Hannan, Elsie Sexton, Warren Phillips; to those who worked the November raffle:
Bonnie Wright, Jane Moe, Norma & Leo Hannan; to those who donated to the November
raffle: Vince Staregowski, Jan Warner, Marie Motschman, Cindy Jaranson; to Rolando
Bellon for teaching dance lessons in Charlotte‟s absence; to those who pick up our free ice at the
Country Kitchen; to Eric Schauer, Elsie Sexton, Denise Knapp, and Al Sundquist for handling
weekly recycling (money goes for coffee for our veterans); to our decorators & set up crew for
November dances (Fri. 4:00p.m. & Sat. 6:00p.m.pre-dance): Gordon Spidle, Wendy Pryor,
Patrick Carnevale, Betty Meyer, James Anderson, Jan Warner, Audrey Wright, Carol
Huber, Jane Moe, Elsie Sexton (and granddaughter, Lisa Mead), Norma and Leo Hannan,
Joyce Goeres, Rosie Stauffer; to those who consistently stay to clean up at the end of our
dances--Eric Schauer, Wendy Pryor, Steve Rada, Susan Piakak, Bill Simmons, Kim
McKay, Byron Coatney, Sharon Webb, Joe Shaw, Rosie Stauffer; Elsie Sexton (and
daughter Susan) to our November bartenders: Elsie Sexton, Rosie Stauffer, Marie Motschman;
to those who have washed dishes after our dinner: Della Hills, Wilbur Mattoon, Sharon webb,
Denise Knapp, Joe Shaw, James Anderson; to Eric Schauer for delivering our leftover food to
Safe Harbor Inn after our dances; to everyone who ran for the Board of Directors--John Greiff,
Carl Kancir, Sharon Webb, Larry Slone, Rosie Stauffer, Larry Shooshanian, Hillary
Hardwick, Carl London, Byron Coatney, Leo Hannan, Vera Stepsics; to check in people--
Nancy Danford, Kristy Gray, Wendy Pryor, Rosie Stauffer; to greeters: Becky Brock,
Donna Schelin, Scottie Scott, Sharon Lake, Margaret “Annie” Strickland, Gail Stafford,
Leah Prince, Karen Walker, Cindy Steen, Rick Coates, Byron Coatney, Betty Meyer,
Sharon Webb, and Wendy Pryor; SPECIAL THANKS to the Day’s Inn of Anchorage for the
use of their parking lot each week for our dances and for a discount on our hotel rooms after our
New Years‟ Eve dance $55.88 for a double), to those who have donated to our weekly raffle:
Granny B’s Café for the gift certificate, Cyrano’s for two tickets to their theatre, and North
Slope Restaurant for „Dinner for Two‟

2007 Dance Attendance
Jan. 6--156, Western; Jan. 13--157, Campaign Night; Jan. 20--137, Election Night; Feb. 3--
123, Super Bowl; Feb. 10--132--Valentine Sweetheart Ball; Mar. 17-163, St. Patrick’s Dance;
Mar.24--142, Western Night; April 7--128, Easter; April 28--126, Prom Night; May 5--128,
Cinco de Mayo; May 12--130, Mother’s Day; June 17--120, Father’s Day; July 7--130,
Regular; July 14--121, Crazy Hat/Tie; Aug. 11--123, School Daze; Aug. 25--125, Hawaiian
Luau; Sept. 22--138, Autumn Equinox Apple Dance; Oct. 20--130, Western; Oct. 27--145,
Halloween Costume Ball; Nov. 10--176, Honor Veterans Night; Nov.17--144,
Thanksgiving; Nov. 24--141, Snowflake Ball Total members for 2007: 526

The Raffle
Your purchase of raffle tickets supports on-going donations to these charities: St. Jude‟s, Beans
Café, Victims for Justice, AWAIC, Special Olympics, Intervention Hotline, Food Bank, STAR,
American Lung Association, Covenant House, Anchorage Domiciliary (veterans in
rehabilitation), Safe Harbor Inn, phone cards for troops (Iraqi Freedom War), Women‟s Run for
Breast Cancer research; One time donations: Wal-Mart gift cards for teenage girls attending
Booth Secondary School, prostate cancer research, Anchorage Youth Court, Youth Sports
Scholarships, Hats for Veterans Program, Gospel Rescue Mission, Alaska Women‟s Resource
Center, Skateboard Park YES Fund, Order of the Purple Heart Association, New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina victims, Latseen Benson‟s medical account (22yr old Iraq War double
amputee), White Mountain School (destroyed by fire, 2/06); National Disabled Veterans
Wheelchair games, Hooper Bay Buildings (destroyed by fire, 8/06), 10 subscriptions of Readers
Digest sent directly to troops in Iraq; packages sent to 15 adopted single soldiers serving in Iraq;
Anchorage Folk Festival, Light the Night (blood cancers), Anchorage Civic Orchestra

Club Community Service
Our club: 1) collects (ongoing) men's clothing--coats, sweaters, warm hats, gloves, socks, dress
pants, shirts, suits/sports jackets--to give to homeless veterans, to those living at the Anchorage
Domiciliary (drug/alcohol rehab facility), and to those that qualify for the Dress for Success
ready-to-work program; 2) collects/recycles (ongoing) glass, cardboard, plastic, and aluminum
cans; 3) serves meals at Beans Café; 4) held free clothing distributions for homeless veterans; 5)
collects used postage stamps (sent to veterans hospital for stamp collectors); 6) makes patriotic
mementos to be presented to veterans on vets night; 7) collects women‟s ready-for-work clothing
for the Women‟s Resource Center; 8) adopts troops of 20 in Iraq--sending magazine
subscriptions to them; 9) club members make home or hospital visits, cook meals, or provide
transportation for members; 10) sold large magnetic “Support Our Troops” car ribbons; 11)
picked apples, rhubarb, and raspberries for those who couldn‟t do such; 12) held a canned food
dance, collecting 2 huge barrels of cans for the Food Bank of Anchorage; 13) collected non-
perishable items for Thanksgiving food baskets for those in need; 14) collected children‟s winter
gear for various elementary schools; 15) “adopted” families for the holiday season; 16) collected
small items and assembled them into Christmas favors for Bean‟s Café and Brother Francis
Shelter; 17) collected items and set up an apartment for a WWII veteran; 18) collects eyeglasses
(ongoing) for the Lions‟ Clubs; 19) coordinated/carried medical supplies to Viet Nam‟s
Friendship Village, and to Thailand; 20) members have danced with Mary Conrad Center
residents; 21) collects and delivers food and household items for the Safe Harbor Inn; 22)
collected-delivered items to Booth School (15-20 teenage girls); 23) Met the needs of our
adopted 14-member New Orleans Hurricane Katrina family (survivors are residents); 24)
members attend the Annual November Silver Tea at American Legion Post #1; all door donations
and silent auction monies go towards Christmas gifts for the families of veterans in
rehabilitation; 25) collected books for Hooper Bay (school fire); 26) Club is collecting items for
troops in Iraq: baby powder, foot powder, sun tan lotion, yo yos, books, hard/gummy
candy, beef jerkey, slim jims, Kool aid powdered mix, floss, tuna, magazines, silly string,
frisbees, kites, gum, sunflower seeds, sports/news updates, protein bars, cards, bandanas,
cash for postage. Club members “adopted” 15 single male soldiers ages 20-26 & have been
sending items to them ($8.95 postage-flat rate send whatever will fit in the box, 3x11x13).

Advantages for Being a 35+ Singles Dance Club Member
Save $3 on weekly entry fee. Save $2 on once-a-month theme nights. Free entrance once durimg
your birthday month, free entrance on Mother‟s Day or Father‟s Day, Veterans Day, and our
Holiday Dance. Insurance benefits. Raffle. Opportunity to meet 120+ people weekly. Friendly
networking. Improve social and dance skills. Free dance lessons. Full bar. Cuisine. Live band.
Thematic ambiance. Engage in community service as a group date. Learn the art of volunteerism.
Interactive. Weekly fee is $12 (all inclusive). If two people, both current members, meet at the
club, then marry, they may continue to attend the dances as a couple. Annual membership is $25.
Additional activities for singles extend into the community as a result of this club; some are
ongoing--weekly or monthly; some are experimental--planned or spontaneous; some are seasonal,
annual, or one time only.

Miscellaneous, but Important Information
         State Law forbids you to leave the building with a drink of any kind. Help protect our
liquor license.
         Annual membership for 2008 is available for $25.00. See Nancy Danford, treasurer.
         NOTICE:: Monthly Board meeting will be Tuesday, Dec 18, 2007, 7:00p.m.,
Carpenters Union Hall.
         The Annual Meeting & Election will be Saturday. January 19, 2008, Carpenters Union
Hall, 700p.m. Date of Record is 11:59p.m. on January 12--you must be a member by that date.
         A phone (by bar) is available to members Saturday nights for emergencies only.
         Ladies-if you would like an escort to your car, notify a Board Member please.
         Club bartenders may refuse to serve you or ask you to leave the premises if it appears
that you are inebriated. Reminder--DO NOT ARRIVE at our dance in an intoxicated state.
Please order and pick up ONLY YOUR OWN alcoholic drink (one at a time). Cautionary note
from the bartenders--we want to preserve our club liquor license. Try dancing, eating, or talking
in between drinks. Sip your wine, nurse your beer, savor your cocktail. One drink an hour is
reasonable, not excessive. Please help our club by practicing some of these tips.
         Club information, or announcements are published in: Alaska This Month,
Anchorage Daily News (Community Calendar), Ch 9 or 14 Public Television Announcements,
The Pulse, The Press, 35+ Singles Club Newsletter (available Saturday nights), and on our
official website:www.singlesdanceclubanchorage.org
         HOLIDAY DANCE, December 7, 2007, $20. per person if purchased early, Raven
Hall, State Fairgrounds, Live band: Chill Factor (John Tracy, Ch.2 News), Bus (54 people,
$12. each) will pick up 6:00p.m.at Carrs Muldoon/Northern Lights Coffee Shop, departs 6:30pm,
and pickup/departs Eagle River, Garcia‟s at 7:00, Dance starts at 8:00p.m.
         Hiking, (Carol Huber/Cindy Steen) & slow-pitch softball (Gordon Spidle) are on hold.
         For the movie goers…meet 5:00p.m. Sundays, Bear Tooth Theatre Pub, 1230 W. 27th,
Spenard, 5:30p.m movie ($3, 276-4200), food, drinks, friends, $5 extra gets you a booth. Contact
Greg Branch, 563-6538, or Joe Shaw 727-2121.
         For the night owls…after the Club--Leroy‟s Family Restaurant (tea, talk, eat), or Time
Out Lounge, or Eddie‟s Sports Bar for more dancing.
         For the early birds…members meet at Granny B‟s Café (1201 W. Tudor Rd, strip
mall), every Sunday 9:00-11:00a.m. for breakfast. Good food, stories, jokes, and people, high-
gear conversation to “Jump-start your day!”
         For the dancing fanatics…Dance lessons w/ Charlotte ($5), 7:00-8:00p.m.,
Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Golden Lion Best Western Hotel Lounge (36thth & New
Seward), followed by Don Walker playing dance music starting at 8:30pm both nights (for tips
only). Plays until 10:30p.m. Food available until 10:00p.m.
         For Latino dancing…(NEW, Friday evenings), 9:45p.m., Club Soraya, 4th & C St,
downtown, contact Haydee Lopez.
         Dancing (performance), possibly in the Anchorage Folk Festival in January. Contact:
Charlotte if interested.
         Volleyball…(NEW, Mondays and Wednesdays), 700-9:00p.m., co-ed, Fairview
Recreation Center $2, Contact Gordon Spidle 338-4239
          For the real singers…members go to Amvets Post #2, 855 E. 38th & Old Seward, by
Natural Pantry, on the 3rd Thursday, (December 20), 6:00-9:00p.m.--$12 steak dinner,
cocktails ($2.25 beer), 7:30-10:30p.m. karaoke (appreciate, or participate), and dancing.
Sponsors are 35+ Singles Club members that are also Amvets Post #2 members. Our Club has
many talented singers. Guests need to sign in. LARGE crowds (30-45). Stress free affair. Casual
wear. Mildly rowdy. Our 3rd anniversary of this ongoing event was July 2007.Phone 561-8387.
          For the December birthdays…Club celebration will be at the 3rd Saturday dance,
December 15
          For the walkers…walking around Lake Hood is on hold until April, however, members
are still meeting at Piper‟s Lounge (Coast International Inn) .at 5:30-7:00p.m. for food-1/2 price
appetizers/drinks/sports updates/MN football/socializing, Mondays only (243-2233).
          For the Coffee/Tea/Chai/Smoothies/Italian Sodas/Biscotti/Social…members go to
Bells Nursery Coffee Shop the 3rd Monday (due to holidays) (December 17), 13700 Specking
Rd, off DeArmoun, 3:00-5:30pm. Some bring snacks to share. Singles exchange information,
recipes, jokes, philosophize, and plan future events. Bell‟s provides a complimentary Anchorage
Daily Newspaper. Ongoing event. If questions, call 345-4476.
        For those 60 years and over--your lifetime fishing/hunting license is FREE.
        Please DO NOT SAVE tables for friends; you may save a seat for 10-15 minutes.
        DOORS OPEN for dance lesson 6:30p.m. Saturday nights; dance begins at 8:00pm--
ends 12:00a.m.

Officers, Board Members, Committee Chairs
Club Officers:
President: Rosie Stauffer, Vice President: Elsie Sexton, Secretary: Sharon Webb, Treasurer:
Nancy Danford
Board of Directors
Leo Hannan (Chair), Byron Coatney (Vice Chair), Gordon Spidle, Rosie Stauffer, Sharon Webb,
Wendy Pryor, Nancy Danford, John Greiff, Patrick Carnevale, Elsie Sexton
Club Committee Chairs
Bar: Elsie Sexton/Rosie Stauffer, Membership: Nancy Danford/Betty Meyer, Promotions:
Rosie Stauffer, Bylaws: Carol Huber/John Greiff, Set Up: Betty Meyer/Audrey Wright/Gordon
Spidle/Patrick Carnevale, Finances/Gaming: Nancy Danford, Take Down: Sharon Webb/Byron
Coatney/Wendy Pryor, Newsletter: Rosie Stauffer, Sergeant of Arms: Doug Redmon,
Birthdays: Betty Meyer/Rosie Stauffer, Historian: Elsie Sexton/Sharon Webb, Grievances:
Betty Meyer/John Greiff, Safety: Jerry Walker/Doug Redmon/Rick Helton/Sharon Webb/Byron
Coatney/Joe Shaw/Larry Davis, Legal: Carol Huber, Greeters: Wendy Pryor, Kitchen: Joyce
Goeres/Byron Coatney/Wendy Pryor
Club Information: Doors open 6:30pm.Weekly dance lesson: 7:00-8:00pm. Weekly dance:
Saturdays, 8:00-12:00am. Appetizers: 8:00-10:30 p.m.; Main food :9:00pm. Full bar opens
8:00p.m. Raffle at 11:00p.m. Last call for alcohol 11:30p.m. Live band: Tony & Bo; Location:
Carpenters Hall, 407 Denali St., (4th Ave/Denali). Emergency phone: 279-0097, Address: PO
Box 90956, Anchorage, AK 99509. Member fee $12

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