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New York State Regional Singing

Masonic Temple, Altamont, New York

Saturday, June 9, 2001

The Albany area New York State Regional Singing was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Michael Ryan leading song on page 114. George Seiler offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Fred Kirk 34b; Edith Berger 84, 48t; Patricia Geritz 49b, 479t; Richard Schmeidler 474, 475; Mryka Hall-Beyer 280, 551; Laura Densmore 74b, 76b; Dan Hertzler 33b, 319; Mary Ann Morrison 566, 99; Thom Metzger 101b, 274t; Paula McGray 286, 377; Michael Ryan 569b.

RECESS

Laura Densmore called the class to order leading song on page 155. Leaders: Jean Seiler 217, 192; Roland Hutchinson 110, 142; Eileen Metzger 383; George Seiler 159, 268; Ron Bornick 106, 178; Diane Mennella 545, 546; Alexandra Gilmore 82t, 39t; Gina Balestracci 77b, 173; Sheila Kelly 77t, 107; Ellen Flanders 182, 242; Wendy Gilchrist 503b, 313b; Michael Ryan 102, 47b; Mary Ann Morrison led a singing of “Happy Birthday” to the tune of song on page 40 for Patricia Geritz. Dan Hertzler gave the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Thom Metzger brought the class back to order leading song on page 63. Leaders: Richard Schmeidler 66, 254; Laura Densmore 540; Edith Berger 480, 47t; Bruce Kokernot 183, 49t; Eileen Metzger 32t, 168; Jean Seiler 318, 299; Dan Hertzler 228, 229; Diane Mennella 471b, 349; Alexandra Gilmore 162, 65; Gina Balestracci 29b, 419; Mryka Hall-Beyer 210, 277; Michael Ryan 455. Announcements of singings were made.

RECESS

George Seiler called the class to order leading song on page 68 (t? b?). Leaders: Patricia Geritz 523b, 163b; Thom Metzger 198, 547; Paula McGray 411; Roland Hutchinson 225b; Ron Bornick 454; Sheila Kelly 504, 37b; Wendy Gilchrist 335; Ellen Flanders 315, 313t; Mary Ann Morrison 344, 269; Bruce Kokernot 524; George Seiler 347, 31t.

Michael Ryan led song on page 143 and song on page 62 as we took the parting hand. George Seiler dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Michael Ryan; Secretary—Fred Kirk.