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University of Chicago/Hyde Park
Anniversary Singing

Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Saturday, November 2, 2002

The fourth annual University of Chicago/Hyde Park Anniversary Singing was called to order by Chairman Ariel Weinberg at 10:00 a.m. leading song on page 59. Jim Swanson offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Shaffiq Welji 34b; Dave Barford 430; Don Keeton 290; Herb Schroeder 366 (?); Marcia Johnson 436.

A business meeting was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Shaffiq Welji; Vice Chairman—Jeremy York; Arranging Committee—Natalia Cecire; Memorial Committee—Cathryn Baker and Suzanne Flandreau; Finance Committee—Ariel Weinberg; Secretaries—Natalia Cecire and Ariel Weinberg.

Leaders: Berkley Moore “Celestial Watering” (by Jeremiah Ingalls, alto and bass modified by Berkley Moore); Randy Neufeld 171; Mary Bachmann 391; Suzanne Flandreau 485; Jim Helke 368; Melanie Hauff 564; James Page “Impermanence” (by James Page); Doug Stapleton 288; Laura Clawson 328; Don Story 35.

RECESS

Jeremy York reconvened the class leading song on page 276. Leaders: Samuel Sommers 422; Ann Miczulski 300; Martha Beverly 546; Nicholas Pasqual 121; Jim Swanson 536; Megan Jennings 542; Greg Freemon 376; Bruce Holmes 102; Rachel Adelstein 352; Bill Beverly 191; Cathryn Baker 196; Jeff Gauthier 270; Judy Holst 324; Hugh Thomas 180; Violet Stark 474; Ted Mercer 216; Sue Kessell 362; Judy Hauff 377. Jim Swanson offered the noontime prayer.

LUNCH

Natalia Cecire called the class to order leading song on page 384. Leaders: Ted Mercer 278b; Sue Kessell 365; Ted Johnson “Perfect Pleasure” (by Ted Johnson); Ann Miczulski 378t; Jim Helke 499; James Page 272; Doug Stapleton 183; Marcia Johnson 440; Dave Barford 472; Bruce Holmes 547; Lisa Grayson 419; Nicholas Pasqual 446; Al Frank 361; Melanie Hauff 218; Greg Freemon 448 (t? b?); Rachel Adelstein 269.

The class held a memorial lesson, in which Suzanne Flandreau led song on page 285t for the deceased, reminding the class that the deceased are “still with us”.

Cathryn Baker then led song on page 68b for the sick and shut-ins, asserting that “it is not just a physical illness that we take care of” when we sing. The memorial was closed.

RECESS

Ariel Weinberg reconvened the class leading song on page 47t. Leaders: Laura Clawson 82t; Jeff Gauthier 250; Don Story 109; Samuel Sommers 507; Don Keeton 569 (t? b?); Berkley Moore 510; Megan Jennings 142; Violet Stark 497; Jim Swanson 353; Martha Beverly 566; Judy Hauff 283; Jeremy York 503.

RECESS

Shaffiq Welji called the class back to order leading song on page 112. Leaders: Lisa Grayson 528; Connie Karduck 498; Ted Mercer 316; Laura Clawson 186; Ted Johnson “A Joyful Noise” (by Ted Johnson); Samuel Sommers 172; Melanie Hauff 411; Jeff Gauthier and his mother 170; Hugh Thomas 64; Marcia Johnson 404; James Page 284; Greg Freemon 271t.

After announcements, Shaffiq Welji led page 347 as the closing song. Jim Swanson dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Shaffiq Welji; Vice Chairman—Jeremy York; Secretaries—Natalia Cecire and Ariel Weinberg.