Attire - This is a Black Tie affair

​For the Men

Formal Dress - any one of the following:

     1.  Tuxedo

     2.  Dark Suit, White Shirt, Black Bow Tie

     3.  Dark Suit, White Shirt, Regular Black Tie

For the Women

Formal Gown for the Ladies

Note: Please - This is a Black Tie affair - No Denim Attire of any color or style.

The Evening's Program:

  5:30-6:30  Social Hour with a No Host Bar

  6:30-7:30  Dinner

  7:30-10:30  Dancing, Dancing and more Dancing

The Dinner Menu:

  • Applegate Valley Salad

Choice of Entrée

  • 10 oz Filet Mignon.Served with Green Peppercorn Demi-Glace and Mashed Potatoes
  •  Chicken Chausseur.  Sautéed with Mushrooms, Bacon, Tomatoes, Garlic, White Wine and Fresh Herbs.  Served with Wild Mushroom Risotto


  •    New York Style Cheesecake with Fruit Compote

To purchase tickets, please call:

John Neilson, 541-944-9481

Dana Watson, 541-734-2308

John Winn, 541-878-3233. 

Welcome to the 2017 End of Summer Gala

How do you spell romance?

This is our 5th year to host a Formal  Black Tie Ball with dinner and dancing.  Please join us on Sunday, September 17th for an evening with a romantic flair. We'll assemble at the Rogue Valley Country Club, upstairs in the main ballroom.

You'll enjoy fabulous conversations with old friends and new, enjoy a wonderful dinner  and dance away the evening to the music of  Martin Behnke and the Esquire 9 Orchestra  Emphasis will be on the more romantic ballroom music - slow dancing, foxtrot, waltz, cha-cha's, rumba and swing dances added for variety.

It's an opportunity to dress to the nines, grab your sweetheart, and escape to the 2017 End of Summer Gala.

About Our Event 

A Formal Black Tie


End of Summer Gala

Mark Saturday, September 9th on your calendar and 'warm up' for the Gala by joining us at the home of John Neilson.  This party is hosted by John Neilson & Tonya Marpe, Dana & Ruby Watson, and John & Karen Winn so that couples who have purchased their tickets for the Gala can mingle in a casual atmosphere and get to know each other before the big night. This is part of the Gala you don't want to miss.