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Southern California Regional Singing

Los Angeles, California

Saturday, May 20, 2000

The eighth annual Southern California Regional Sacred Harp Singing met on Saturday before the third Sunday in May at Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro, California.

The class was called to order at 11:00 a.m. by Rick Russell leading song on page 34b. Steve Lazicki, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Pasadena, California, led the opening prayer and then led song on page 46.

A business meeting was called for the purpose of electing officers with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Rick Russell; Vice Chairman—Laura Boyd Russell; Secretary—Jerry Schreiber; Arranging Committee—Carla Smith and Pat Keating; Treasurer—Duncan MacLeod; Memorial Committee—Laura Boyd Russell; Chaplain—Steve Lazicki.

Leaders: Laura Boyd Russell 30t; Jerry Schreiber 66; Duncan MacLeod 58; Carolyn Deacy 114; James Kushner 117; Pat Keating 299; Carroll Lunsford 339; Karen Huss 236; Jon Giles 430; Carla Smith 421; Larry Arnstein 47 (t? b?); Janet Hecksel 479; Ron Huss 311; Jean Olsen 159; Jon Rand 378 (t? b?); Rick Russell 379; Mary Rose O’Leary 220.


Mike Laube called the class back to order leading song on page 36t. Leaders: Ron Huss “Deal Gently with Thy Servants, Lord”; Patricia Lazicki 337; Steve Lazicki 312b; Betty Herman 423; Rick Russell 59.

Laura Boyd Russell gave the memorial lesson and led song on page 28b for the following deceased: Virgil Phillips—Alabama; Dolly Hudgins—Georgia; Alice Kuiper—Illinois; Sam Croft, Wilma Hastings, Fr. Vincent Martin, and Sam Zuckerman—California. Carla Smith led 330b for the sick and shut-in: Rena Cifra, Karen Huss, who will undergo surgery on Monday. The memorial was closed.

Jon Giles led song on page 443b (?).


Mary Rose O’Leary called the class to order leading song on page 284. Leaders: Stephen O’Leary 325; Natalie Hall 203; Mike Laube 245; Jeff O’Toole 31t; Laura Boyd Russell 202; Jerry Schreiber 260; Carroll Lunsford 387; Pat Keating 128; Jon Rand 291; Janice Hecksel 496; Duncan MacLeod 250; James Kushner 269; Jean Olson 87; Larry Arnstein 155; Karen Huss 151; Rick Russell 454; Patricia Lazicki 106; Betty Herman 458; Steve Lazicki 551; Carla Smith 475; Carolyn Deacy 84; Jon Giles 172; Marion Black 473; Anne Friend 242; Mimi Wright 480; Carolyn Deacy 456; Stephen O’Leary 56b; Natalie Hall 198; Jeff O’Toole 523b; Mike Laube 148; Laura Boyd Russell 201b; Jerry Schreiber 528; Carroll Lunsford 111b.

A business meeting was called to hear reports.

Treasurer Duncan MacLeod reported that contributions met and exceeded expenses.

Announcements for upcoming singings were made. Rick Russell closed the singing leading song on page 276. Steve Lazicki gave the closing prayer. The singing was adjourned at 2:45 p.m.

Chairman—Rick Russell; Vice Chairman—Laura Boyd Russell; Secretary—Jerry Schreiber.