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Quebec Singing Convention

St. George’s Anglican Church, Lennoxville,
and Community Center, Ways Mills, Quebec

July 7-8, 2000

Friday, July 7

The sixth annual Quebec Singing Convention was called to order at St. George’s Anglican Church, Lennoxville on Friday before the second Sunday in July by Chairperson Cheryl Stroud leading song on page 47t. David Dutton offered an opening prayer.

Leaders: Cheryl Stroud 117; Gina Balestracci 28t; Guy Bankes 28b; Dan Hertzler 82t; Laura Timmerman 448b; Bob Parr 200; Kyle Greenlee 198; Leonard Spencer 504; Adrienne Stevenson 547; Jackie Hall 217; Phil Dutton 317; Bobbie Goodell 186; Roland Hutchinson 299; Mary Neville 497; Gina Balestracci 430; Guy Bankes 474; Howard Katz 481; Dan Hertzler 335; Laura Timmerman 146; Bob Parr 142; Cheryl Stroud 183.

RECESS

Cheryl Stroud called the class back together leading songs on pages 107 and 106. Leaders: Leonard Spencer 70b; Adrienne Stevenson 163b; Jackie Hall 528; Susanne Garmsen 178; Phil Dutton 276; Bobbie Goodell 34t; Mary Neville 480; Seth Houston 168; Kyle Greenlee 155; Gina Balestracci 362; Howard Katz 30b; Bob Parr 475. Cheryl Stroud led song on page 312b as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Saturday, July 8

The Saturday session of the Quebec Convention met at the Community Center at Ways Mills, Quebec. Chairperson Cheryl Stroud called the class together with song on page 71. David Dutton offered an opening prayer. Leaders: Cheryl Stroud 86; Roland Hutchinson 484; Bob Parr 228; Guy Bankes 77b; Dan Hertzler 66; Seth Houston 454; Gina Balestracci 143; Adrienne Stevenson 159; Phil Dutton 39t; Susanne Garmsen 65; Leonard Spencer 216; Howard Katz 203; Laura Timmerman 203; Kyle Greenlee 358; Jackie Hall 503b; Lynette Coombs 474; Mary Neville 47b; Jim Nuyens 299; Cheryl Stroud 455.

RECESS

Cheryl Stroud brought the class to order leading songs on pages 350 and 354b. Leaders: Bobbie Goodell 229; Roland Hutchinson “Usher”; John Henderson 146; Don Peabody 49b; Bob Parr 212; Guy Bankes 441; Dan Hertzler 376; Seth Houston 250.

The memorial lesson for those who had passed away and also for the sick and shut-in was given by Cheryl Stroud following which she led song on pages 53 and 68b, respectively.

Leaders: Howard Katz 475; Gina Balestracci 114; Pippa Hall 312b; Bruce Kokerno 84; Phil Dutton 178; Bobbie Goodell 344; Cheryl Stroud 180. The prayer before lunch was offered by Cheryl Stroud.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order by Cheryl Stroud leading songs on pages 497 and 268. Leaders: Adrienne Stevenson 76 (NH), “Gibraltar”; Susanne Garmsen 163b; Leonard Spencer 224; Chris Wesolowski 324; Laura Timmerman 535b; Jackie Hall 194 (NH), “Ten Thousand Charms”; Lynette Coombs 504; Mary Neville 48t; Bobbie Goodell 120; Jim Nuyens 33b; Roland Hutchinson 473; John Henderson 31t; Don Peabody 410 (t? b?); Seth Houston 198.

RECESS

Cheryl Stroud brought the class back to order leading songs on pages 82 (t? b?) and 300. Leaders: Bob Parr 335; Phil Dutton 216 (NH), “Walpole”; Bruce Kokerno 524; Kyle Greenlee 479; Jackie Hall 327; Guy Bankes 110 (NH), “Jubilant”; Pippa Hall 528; Dan Hertzler 99; Chris Wesolowski 107; Gina Balestracci 569b; Howard Katz 54 (NH), “Election Hymn”; Colin Henein “Hearts Desire”; Laura Timmerman 448t; Seth Houston 217; Sue Hill 162; Dan Keebler 269; Gina Balestracci 288 (for Chuck Neville); Seth Houston 106 (NH), “Smear” (by request of Don Peabody); Phil Dutton 146 (NH), “My Life’s a Shade”; Cheryl Stroud 146 (NH), “Millbrook”.

Cheryl Stroud led song on page 62 as the closing song. David Dutton dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairperson—Cheryl Stroud; Secretary—Chuck Neville.