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Los Angeles Regional Singing

Los Angeles, California

Saturday, May 17, 2003

The eleventh annual Los Angeles Regional Sacred Harp Singing met on Saturday before the third Sunday in May at Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro, California. Duncan MacLeod called the class to order at 10:00 a.m. leading 59. Steve Lazicki, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Pasadena, California, led the opening prayer.

A business meeting was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Beth Webb; Vice Chairman—Laura Boyd Russell; Secretary—Larry Arnstein; Treasurer—Duncan MacLeod; Resolutions Committee—Betty Herman and Carroll Lunsford; Memorial Committee—Susan Turpin.

Leaders: Beth Webb 300; Duncan MacLeod 77t; Ron Huss 38t; Pat Keating 455; Tom Ostwald 268; Midge Harder 184; Betty Herman 430; Larry Arnstein 474; Steve Lazicki 74b; John Rand 448t; John Marr 192; Carroll Lunsford 75; Susan Turpin 203; Beth Webb 315.

RECESS

Dan Vosnick called the class back to order leading 73b. Leaders: Laura Boyd Russell 320; Mimi Wright 31t; Jenny Jensen 171; Janet Herman 536; Bruce Hayes 228; Jerry Schreiber 362; Katherine Callahan 163b.

Susan Turpin conducted the memorial lesson and led 459 for the following deceased: Lavaughn Ballinger—Alabama; Floyd L. O’Banion—Washington; Howard Warren—Indiana; Diane Jones—California; Melinda Kennedy—Massachusetts.

Susan Turpin related that her brother’s wife had died at the age of 47 (t? b?), leaving behind an 8 year-old son, and led 83t for those who are grieving. She led 58 for the sick and shut-ins: Micky Woodbridge—Connecticut; Marilyn Murata—California. Steve Lazicki closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Dan Jensen 206; Carla Smith 250; Rick Russell 201; Duncan MacLeod 129; Dan Vosnick 107.

LUNCH

Beth Webb called the class back to order leading 49t. Leaders: Stephen O’Leary 528; Anitra Kaye 335; Norma Ruptier 479; Mary Rose O’Leary 411; Carolyn Craig 504; Mike Laube 467; Natalie Hall 383; Karen Huss 236; Norman Gholson 445; Deborah Dunn 159; Marianne Cotter 457; Dan Jensen 29 (t? b?); Susan Turpin 371; Midge Harder 535; Jerry Schreiber 550; Tom Ostwald 269.

RECESS

Carolyn Craig called the class back to order leading 189. Leaders: Jenny Jensen 299; Janet Herman 216; Mimi Wright 37b; Tom Ostwald 45 (t? b?); Carroll Lunsford 162; Norma Ruptier 66; Katherine Callahan 209; Anitra Kaye 146; John Marr 296; Pat Keating 344; Mary Rose O’Leary 373; Larry Arnstein 150; Steve Lazicki 117; Betty Herman 272.

A business meeting was held to hear committee reports.

Treasurer Duncan MacLeod reported that contributions met and exceeded expenses.

Secretary Larry Arnstein reported that 64 songs were called, and that the singers sang like angels.

Beth Webb thanked Ron Huss and Karen Huss, who were in charge of food, and all those who were on the various committees for a wonderful job. The business meeting was closed.

Beth Webb led 276 as the closing song. Steve Lazicki offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Beth Webb; Vice Chairman—Laura Boyd Russell; Secretary—Larry Arnstein.