This year Steve Martsolf and Judy Miranda hosted the August Hawaiian social. Green sparkly palm trees and Hibiscus flowers adorned pink, green & blue covered tables/ Leis were on also on each table for the guests to use. A parade was held for those guests who wore Hawaiian attire. The three judges, Margaret Willett, Jackie Kendall & Liz Tarnove devised their own criteria for determining the man & woman winners. The winners were Steve Martsolf & Lou Reyes. Both won a Hawaii Starbucks $10.00 gift card. A mini-competition was held with 3 couples dancing the American Smooth Waltz and American Bolero. Frank & Jennifer, Lou & Amante and Patrick & Latifa all danced to the cheers of the guests. All 3 of these couples will actually be competing against each other plus other NSD members at our convention. There were no costumes allowed and there was no judging. They were, however, all presented with floral leis by Queen Alberta as a thank you. Fresh fruit and home baked cookies & lemonade were served to the 160 plus guests. The fruit was all sweet and delicious and everyone really enjoyed the cookies as a special treat. Many thanks to the cookie bakers: Lou Reyes, Jeannie Holmes, Ann V., Al Folkman, Liz Tarnove, Kay Ryan and Judy Miranda for their efforts in baking during the hot weather we have had.