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Ohio Sacred Harp Convention

Oberlin, Ohio

February 17-18, 2001

Saturday, February 17

The Saturday session met at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall of Christ Episcopal Church, Oberlin, Ohio. Chandler York called the class to order leading song on page 48t. Jane Wells offered an opening prayer. Steven Kasperick-Postellon led song on page 59; Beth Todd 68b; and Chloe Maher 39t.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Chandler York; Vice Chairman—Eloise Clark; Secretary—Charles Wells; Treasurer—Joe Todd; Arranging Committee—Beth Todd and Chloe Maher; Song Listers—Rachael Sarto, Catherine Bodnar, David Wright, Kara Hall, and Steve Kasperick-Postellon; Food/Social Committee—Eric Schedler, Naomi Twery, Katie Zukof, and Rose Haughey; Chaplain—Jane Wells; Memorial Committee—Claire Outten; Resolutions Committee—Chandler York, Charles Wells, and Joe Todd; Publicity/Registration—Charles Wells; Loose Ends/All-Round Support—Jane Wells; Setup/Tear-down—Northeast Ohio/Oberlin Singers.

Leaders: Matt Wells 29t, 49b; Jo Schultz 287, 198; Eloise Clark 31t, 276; Joe Todd 58, 480; Charles Wells 99, 148; Jane Wells 163b, 171.

RECESS

Joe Todd called the class back to order leading song on page 125.

Leaders: Kshama Ananthapura 32t, 318; Kay Huener 38b, 269; Mike Grimes 268, 335; Claire Outten 112, 334; David Rust 74t, 314; Teresa Kasperick-Postellon 85, 178; Beth Todd 475, 373; Brad Oglesby 39b, 230; Joseph Pimentel 155, 217.

RECESS

Charles Wells called the class back to order leading song on page 34b. Leaders: David Wright 200, 390; Jim Herr 209, 30b; Henry Schuman 300, 145t; Eric Conrad 180, 142; Laura Russell 66, 72b.

Jane Wells led the class in prayer for lunch.

LUNCH

Eloise Clark called the class back for the afternoon session leading song on page 84. Leaders: John Bealle 377, 442; Alexander Knecht 117, 44; Greg Creech 47b, 127; Pauline Childers 234, 498; Lorraine Sawyer 212, 547; Joe Todd 81t; Eric Schedler 455, 159; Kathryn Knecht 35, 479; Lois Hurt 49t; Pauline Childers 551b; Steven Kasperick-Postellon 500, 344; Stephanie Hysmith 74b, 288.

RECESS

Charles Wells called the class back to order leading song on page 45t. Leaders: Chloe Maher 474, 183; Joanne Grimes 73b, 236; Michael Darby 107, 133; Fred Todt 312t, 361; Debbie Hall 184, 189b; Charles Knecht 430, 181; Richard Overturf 294, 56b.

RECESS

Chandler York brought the class back to order leading song on page 365. Leaders: Maria Knecht 96, 196; Virginia Belveal 192, 163 (t? b?).

Chandler York led song on page 47 (t? b?) as the closing song. Jane Wells led the class in prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, February 18

The Sunday session met in the New Union Center for the Arts in Oberlin, Ohio. Chandler York called the class to order leading song on page 314. Jane Wells led the class in the morning prayer.

Leaders: Steven Kasperick-Postellon 30t, 274t; Jane Wells 228, 143; Chloe Maher 157, 495; Jo Schultz 515, 454; Charles Wells 278t, 149; Matt Wells 481, 497; Beth Todd 419, 270; Claire Outten 504, 36b.

RECESS

Joe Todd called the class to order leading songs on pages 378t and 441. Leaders: David Rust 260, 201; Stephanie Hysmith 173, 324; David Wright 77t, 215; Joe Todd 378b; Joseph Pimentel 168, 299; Laura Russell 275t, 485; Kshama Ananthapura 384, 101 (t? b?); Eric Schedler 455, 146; Eloise Clark 524, 28b; Michael Darby 135, 291. Claire Outten conducted the memorial lesson, and Eloise Clark led song on page 285t. Jane Wells led the class in prayer.

LUNCH

Chandler York called the class to order leading song on page 368.

Leaders: Fred Todt 182, 313b; Debbie Hall 38t, 528; Richard Overturf 330b, 312b; Katie Zukoff 410t; Steven Kasperick-Postellon 532, 534; Laura Weber 523, 535; Eric Schedler 372, “Muhaiyadeen”. Forthcoming conventions were announced.

RECESS

Leaders: Jo Schultz 503; Matt Wells 436; Eloise Clark 46; Kshama Ananthapura 277; David Wright 318; Fred Todt 151 (in honor of Katherine Cohen); Joseph Pimentel 183; John Bealle 240; Eloise Clark “Ten Thousand Charms”; Debbie Hall 84; Barbara Bowers 480; Paul Fishman “Warwick”; Chloe Maher 86; Barbara Bowers 66; Jane Wells “Bosold”; Joe Todd 203; Charles Wells “Paradise”; Beth Todd 112; Eric Schedler 159; Chandler York 362.

Committee reports were given.

The Resolutions Committee moved to acknowledge and thank all officers, committees, and all those many folks who worked behind the scene to make the convention possible, including those who brought food, and performed the tedious task of setting up and taking down chairs.

The Secretary reported that 89 songs were led on Saturday, and 85 songs were lead on Sunday. Sixty-one people from seven states plus Ontario registered for the convention.

RECESS

Leaders: Steven Kasperick-Postellon 44, 84; Barbara Bowers 49b; Eloise Clark 34b; Matt Wells 347; Kshama Ananthapura 144; David Wright 64; Fred Todt 501; Joseph Pimentel 122; Debbie Hall 171; Jane Wells 569b; Charles Wells 28t.

Chandler York called the officers to the center of the square and led 62 as the closing song. Jane Wells led the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Chandler York; Vice Chairman—Eloise Clark; Secretary—Charles Wells.