Christmas Party Dinner Gift Exchange
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DC4W’s Christmas Party (December meeting)
Saturday December 8, 2018 is
Three Sister’s Inn 721 Northeast Third Street in Bend
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (come at 5:00 pm to help set up and visit).
Member’s and their guests are welcome.
Roast Beef and gravy Genny style will be provided by the club.
Potluck sides/deserts are welcome and appreciated.
White Elephant or I can’t live without that gift game will be executed.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A man "steals" a gift in a white elephant gift exchange, while its previous owner is reluctant to relinquish it. A white elephant gift exchange, [1] Yankee swap [2] or Dirty Santa is a party game where white elephant gifts are exchanged during festivities. The goal of a white elephant party is usually to entertain rather than to gain. Rules: Each participant supplies one wrapped gift, usually of similar value $20.00. The gifts are placed in a central location, and participants throw in a personal item to determine in which order they will take turns selecting them. Steve Schroll is the first to have a turn, after his turn he picks the next personal item, thus the next turn. The first person opens a wrapped gift, and the turn ends. On subsequent turns, each person has the choice to either unwrap a new present or to "steal" another's. When a person's gift is stolen, that person can either choose another wrapped gift to open or can steal from another player. To avoid never-ending circles, each gift can only be stolen twice. Since the first player is the only one without the option of seeing any unwrapped gifts, this player can take one final turn after all gifts have been opened and swap with any "unfrozen" gift.

The term white elephant refers to an extravagant but ineffectual gift that cannot be easily disposed of, based on the legend of the King of Siam giving rare albino elephants to courtiers who had displeased him, so that they might be ruined by the animals' upkeep costs. While the first use of this term remains a matter of contention among historians, one theory suggests that Ezra Cornell brought the term into the popular lexicon through his frequent social gatherings as early as 1828.