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Texas State Sacred Harp Convention

Conference Center, College Station, Texas

February 23-24, 2002

Saturday, February 23

The annual Texas State Sacred Harp Convention met at the College Station Conference Center for its tenth annual session. Chairman Sarah Coates welcomed singers at 9:30 a.m., and led song on page 34b.

Chairman Sarah Coates appointed Liz Owen to act as Secretary Pro-tem in the absence of Secretary Vivian Rogan. Jeb Owen offered the invocation.

Leaders: Chairman Sarah Coates 492; Secretary Pro-tem Liz Owen 376; Owen Ross 47t; Leola Perry 58; Cheryl Foreman 77t; Bruce Coates 566; Mike Moseley 220; B.E. Matthews 434; Ryan Ross 27; Don Barker 145b; Amanda Owen 234; Kevin Powell 442; Doris Hanks 384; Donald Ross 438; Amanda Blevins 146; Ophelia Matthews 490; Reed Coates 99; Gaylon Powell 311; Billy Huckaby 112; Eugene Forbes 155; Zach Rogan 268; Olivia Powell 128.


Chairman Sarah Coates led song on page 56t to bring the class back together after the morning recess. Leaders: Leon Ballinger 195; Terre Schill 218; Beverly Coates 454; David Moseley 137; Catherine Rogan 84; Tom Owen 477; Jeb Owen 480; Owen Ross 200; Eugene Forbes 378t; Leola Perry 341; Cheryl Foreman 430; Bruce Coates 313b; Mike Moseley 139; B.E. Matthews 512; Ryan Ross 209; Don Barker 354 (t? b?); Amanda Owen 503; Kevin Powell 318; Doris Hanks 34t; Donald Ross 178; Amanda Blevins 168; Ophelia Matthews 39b; Reed Coates 48t; Gaylon Powell 95.


Vice Chairman Gary McDonald led song on page 535 to call the class to order for the afternoon session.

Chairman Sarah Coates appointed the following committees: Nominating—Mike Moseley, Beverly Coates, and Cheryl Foreman; Memorial—Cissy Moseley, Owen Ross, and Amanda Owen.

Leaders: Billy Huckaby 421; Zach Rogan 142; Leon Ballinger 299; Olivia Powell 171; Beverly Coates 377; David Moseley 186; Catherine Rogan 215; Tom Owen 475; Jeb Owen 328; Owen Ross 327; Eugene Forbes 143; Leola Perry 127; Cheryl Foreman 203; Bruce Coates 163b; Mike Moseley 532; B.E. Matthews 420; Don Barker 82t; Amanda Owen 344; Kevin Powell 504.


Chairman Sarah Coates brought the class together leading song on page 72b. Leaders: Doris Hanks 222; Terre Schill 138b; Donald Ross 338; Amanda Blevins 148; Ophelia Matthews 111b; Reed Coates 73t; Gaylon Powell 326; Billy Huckaby 47b; Zach Rogan 282; Leon Ballinger 460; Olivia Powell 236; Beverly Coates 472; David Moseley 198; Catherine Rogan 551; Tom Owen 474; Jeb Owen 542.

Chairman Sarah Coates, Vice Chairman Gary McDonald, and Secretary Pro-tem Liz Owen led song on page 544b as the closing song. Gaylon Powell dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, February 24

Chairman Sarah Coates reconvened the Texas State Sacred Harp Convention at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday by leading song on page 335. Bruce Coates offered the invocation.

Leaders: Chairman Sarah Coates 352; Secretary Vivian Rogan 535; Don Barker 452b; Michele Rogan 110; Mike Moseley 528; Gary Rogan 218; Cissy Moseley 143; Owen Ross 182; Zach Rogan 215; Terre Schill 436; Jeb Owen 208; Leon Ballinger 358; Doris Hanks 448b; Eugene Forbes 546; Josh Rogan 192; Cheryl Foreman 107; Billy Huckaby 217; Bruce Coates 48b; Liz Owen 383; Gaylon Powell 380; Amanda Owen 448t; David Moseley 441; Beverly Coates 283.


Chairman Sarah Coates brought the class to order leading song on page 101t. Leaders: Ryan Ross 216; Tom Owen 345 (t? b?); Bobbie Rainoshek 59; Catherine Rogan 318; Donald Ross 330t; Katie Moseley 99; Reed Coates 86; Felicia Albin 159; James Moseley 300; Pamela Compton 354b; Robert Johnson 146; Eugene Forbes 340.

The memorial lesson was held at this time. Cissy Moseley read the names of those who had passed on during the past year and led song on page 145 (t? b?) in their memory. Those remembered were: Nobie Smith, Pauline Cathy, B.H. Handley, Lanelle Handley, and Erma Holmes. Owen Ross then read and spoke from John 14. Amanda Owen then remembered those sick and shut-ins with song on page 70t. Those names called were: Curtis Owen, Edith Owen, Verna Powell, Frances Daniels, Ophelia Matthews (got sick last night), Myrl Jones, Myra Palmer, Junior Smith, Lawson Smith, Kelly Beard, Ernestine Pipkin, Monnie Ross, and Sylvia Ross. The memorial lesson was closed, and the class was dismissed for lunch.


Chairman Sarah Coates led songs 76b and 183 to call the class to order for the afternoon session.

A business session was held to hear reports. The Nominating Committee recommended the following slate of officers for the 2003 session: Chairman—Gary McDonald; Vice Chairman—Ryan Ross; Secretary/Treasurer—Liz Owen. The slate was approved as presented.

In the Treasurer’s report, Vivian Rogan reported on donations received and expenses incurred by the convention. The business session was closed.

Leaders: Vivian Rogan 49t; Michele Rogan 236; Don Barker 274t; Rebecca French 112; Gary Rogan 324; Jeb Owen 34t; Diane Ross 455; Leon Ballinger 405; Cissy Moseley 532; Zach Rogan 280; Cheryl Foreman 74b; Bruce Coates 67; Billy Huckaby 178; Amanda Owen 179; Gaylon Powell 94; Josh Rogan 234; Doris Hanks 189; Robert Johnson 277; Beverly Coates 362; David Moseley 171; Liz Owen 328; Reed Coates 133; Katie Moseley 203; Tom Owen 426 (t? b?); Amanda Blevins 84; Mike Moseley 474; Terre Schill 213t; Owen Ross 36b; Catherine Rogan 172; Kevin Powell 196; Olivia Powell 269; James Moseley 542; Eugene Forbes 495; Michele Rogan 551; Don Barker 97; Rebecca French 373; Gary Rogan 384; Jeb Owen 548; Kevin Powell 440; Katie Moseley 480; Josh Rogan 299; Olivia Powell 168; Billy Huckaby 282; Amanda Blevins 222.

Chairman Sarah Coates led song on page 347 as the closing song. The convention was closed with prayer led by Tom Owen.

Chairman—Sarah Coates; Vice Chairman—Gary McDonald; Secretary—Vivian Rogan.