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Alpharetta Municipal Building

Alpharetta, Georgia

June 9, 2002

The one hundred thirty-fourth annual session was held at the Alpharetta Municipal Building in Alpharetta, Georgia, and Chairman Richard DeLong brought the class to order leading song on page 32t. Reuben Ball offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Chairman Richard DeLong 101t, 127; Vice Chairman Kenneth DeLong 177, 171, 318; Dianne Walls 334, 284, 392; Loy Garrison 59, 68 (t? b?), 74b; Lee Rogers 64, 230, 475; Brady DeLong 47t, 36b, 317; Mike Castleberry 294 (for Bob Shivers), 480, 384.

RECESS

Richard DeLong called the class to order leading songs on pages 166 and 73t. Leaders: Judy Mincey 503, 287, 497; Andrew Snyder 77t, 84, 159; Dan Bailey 145t (in memory of Jack Smith), 515b, 569b; Otis Hester 229, 542, 137, 288.

LUNCH

Richard DeLong called the afternoon session to order leading song on page 81t. Leaders: Scott DePoy 201, 72b (for his mother, Barbara DePoy); Helen Bryson 163t, 340 (in memory of her aunts, Myrtle Bryson and Ellen Nash), 300; Judy Mincey 523, 489; Violet Thomason 189, 112, 434; Jeannette DePoy 566, 430, 117; Janice Paulk 337, 274b, 275b; Faye Holbrook 455, 380, 45t; Andy Anderson 535, 146.

Richard DeLong held the memorial lesson with remarks remembering all those singers who supported this singing all their lives and how much harder it is to sing “at home” where you are constantly reminded of those who have now departed. Richard DeLong led song on page 339 for the deceased and for the sick and shut-ins.

RECESS

Kenneth DeLong called the class to order leading songs on pages 402 and 439. Leaders: Reuben Ball 490, 544, 565; Otis Hester and Polly Hester 276, 277, 142, 143; Jack Paulk 147t, 73b; Robert Kendrick 153, 354b; Violet Thomason 343; Kevin Webb 274t; Susan Posey 40, 452.

A business session was held for the purpose of electing officers for next year’s session. The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Kenneth DeLong; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.

Announcements were made. Richard DeLong led song on page 69t for the closing song, and Mrs. Ruth Wills dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Kenneth DeLong; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.