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Los Angeles Regional Singing

Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California

Saturday, May 19, 2001

The ninth annual Los Angeles Regional Sacred Harp Singing was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Rick Russell leading song on page 52t. Steve Lazicki, Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Pasadena, California led the opening prayer.

A business meeting was called at 10:15 a.m. to elect or appoint the following officers: Chairman—Rick Russell; Vice Chairman—Laura Boyd Russell; Secretary—Larry Arnstein; Arranging Committee—Pat Keating; Treasurer—Duncan McLeod; Memorial Committee—Marion Black; Chaplain—Steve Lazicki. Leaders: Steve Lazicki 312b; Laura Russell 32t; Jerry Schreiber 220; Larry Arnstein 299; Duncan McLeod 40; Betty Herman 383; Pat Keating 178; Carla Smith 222; Norman Gholson 34b; Carroll Lunsford 390; Rick Russell 297; Tom Ostwald 504; John Reed 111b.


Duncan McLeod called the class back to order leading song on page 59. Leaders: Susan Turpin “Nebraska”; Ron Huss 556; Janet Herman 536; Marion Black 378b; Jeff O’Toole 28b; Karen Huss 236; Tom Payne 114; Patricia Lazicki 29t.

Marion Black gave the Memorial Lesson and led 81 (t? b?) for the following deceased: Ben Crittenden and Pinky Crittenden—Vermont; Ruth Gottdiener—Florida/New York; Bobbi Openheim—Massachusetts; Cecelia Durkin—Washington, D.C.

Mary Linn Bergstrom led 347 for the sick and shut-ins: Kimberly Davis Bhat, Anitra Gendreau, Judith Warren, Catherine Callenhour, and Brennan Pelosi.

Leaders: Susan Turpin 31t; Marilyn Murata 528; Dan Vosnick 272.


Laura Russell called the class back to order leading 89. Leaders: John Rand 385t; Mike Laube 467b; Jerry Schreiber 198; Janice Hecksel 284; Betty Herman 442; Tom Payne 106; Pat Keating 542; Janet Herman 558; Steve Lazicki 74b; Mary Rose O’Leary 318; Jeff O’Toole 68b; Susan Turpin 328; Steven O’Leary 272; Marilyn Murata 573; Marion Black 131 (t? b?); Dan Vosnick 365; Carroll Lunsford 204; Paticia Lazicki 159; Larry Arnstein 47t.


Duncan McLeod called the class back to order leading 228. Leaders: Ron Huss 287; Tom Ostwald 260; Rick Russell 146; Stan Jensen 380; Duncan McLeod 145t; Alice Magstrand 358; Janice Hecksel 46; Jenny Stern 335; Steven O’Leary 361; Laura Russell 384; Carla Smith 424; Mary Rose O’Leary 274t; Norman Gholson 147t; Karen Huss 151; Tom Payne 58; Susan Turpin 480.

A business meeting was called. Treasurer Duncan McLeod reported that contributions met and exceeded expenses. Announcements for upcoming singings were made.

Secretary Larry Arnstein reported that 65 songs were called, and that the singers sang like angels.

Rick Russell closed the singing leading song on page 276 as the closing song. Steve Lazicki gave the closing prayer, and the singing adjourned at 3:00 p.m.

Chairman—Rick Russell; Secretary—Larry Arnstein.