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Marilou and Don Jolly Memorial

Poway, California

Saturday, July 22, 2000

The fourth annual Marilou and Don Jolly Memorial Singing was held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in July, in the Grand Room of the Porter House at Old Poway Park. The session was called to order by Janice Hecksel leading song on page 276. The morning prayer was offered by Midge Harder. Jon Giles led song on page 37b, and Jerry Schreiber led song on page 35.

A motion was made and seconded to go into a business meeting. The following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Janice Hecksel; Vice Chairman—Carroll Lunsford; Secretary—Jerry Schreiber; Chaplain—Midge Harder; Arranging Committee—Carla Smith; Resolutions Committee—Betty Herman and Anitra Gendreau.

Leaders: Janice Hecksel 503; Carla Smith 70t, 57; Midge Harder 52t, 532; Carroll Lunsford 426t, 162; Betty Herman 71, 40; Thomas Willard 36b; Rick Russell 48t, 192; Jenny Willard 318, 32t; Chris Thorman 448t, 448b.


The class was called back to order by Carroll Lunsford leading song on page 282. Leaders: Marcia Tucker 551, 143; Keith Willard 144, 297; Marion Black 148, 479; Laura Russell 524, 201b; Janice Hecksel 481; Jerry Schreiber 442; Carla Smith 202; Jon Giles 203; Midge Harder 300; Carroll Lunsford 111b; Betty Herman 430; Thomas Willard 145b; Rick Russell 200; Jenny Willard 434.


The class was called together by Carroll Lunsford leading song on page 225t. Leaders: Chris Thorman 569b; Marcia Tucker 86; Marion Black 56b; Keith Willard 80t; Laura Russell 60; Janice Hecksel 127.

Jerry Schreiber led “The Gwehelog Grace” (new composition by Chris Gardner) which served as the grace before lunch.


The class resumed singing with Carroll Lunsford leading song on page 89. Leaders: Pat Keating 182; Betty Herman 29t; Rick Russell 99; Keith Willard 112; Chris Thorman 422; Laura Russell 61; Jenny Willard 349; Ron Huss 311; Jon Giles 172; Marion Black 210; Jerry Schreiber 254; Midge Harder 324; Janice Hecksel 178; Marcia Tucker 180; Carroll Lunsford 322; Carla Smith 369.


The class was called back to order by Carroll Lunsford leading song on page 123 (t? b?). Leaders: Jerry Schreiber 159; Karen Huss 236; Jenny Willard 302; Pat Keating 173; Rick Russell 270; Betty Herman 545; Keith Willard 278b; Laura Russell 399b; Chris Thorman 179; Ron Huss 534; Jon Giles 215; Marcia Tucker 497.


The class resumed singing with Carroll Lunsford leading song on page 141. Leaders: Pat Keating 65; Marcia Tucker 163b; Betty Herman 49b; Rick Russell 566; Laura Russell 83t; Jerry Schreiber 457; Jenny Willard 53; Keith Willard 217.

Committe reports were called for.

The Resolutions Committee presented the following report:

First, we thank the San Diego singers for hosting this singing and for inviting all of us to join them in this wonderful memorial to Marilou and Don Jolly. Our thanks, also, to the City of Poway and to Old Poway Park for allowing us to use these facilities.

We give our thanks and appreciation to the people that cooked and brought food for our delicious noon meal.

We thank Janice Hecksel for her work as today’s chairman, Carla Smith for doing the arranging, Jerry Schreiber for serving as secretary and everyone who worked to make the singing such a success.

And we thank all the singers who came from near and far to sing today. Finally, we resolve to come together again here in Old Poway Park in January 2001 for the All-California Sacred Harp Convention.

Janice Hecksel led song on page 46 to conclude the session, and all who wished took the parting hand. The class was dismissed with prayer by Midge Harder.

Chairman—Janice Hecksel; Vice Chairman—Carroll Lunsford; Secretary—Jerry Schreiber.