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Northern California Regional
Sacred Harp Singing

Santa Cruz, California

August 17, 2003

The eleventh annual Northern California Regional Sacred Harp Singing was held in the Senior Citizens Opportunities Building in Santa Cruz, California on the third Sunday in August. Tammy Heinsohn called the class to order at 9:30 a.m. with 503. Chaplain John Brunk offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Janet Herman 59t, 65; Shelley Phillips 491, 352; Betty Marvin 84, 338; Chris Thorman 81t, 196; Pat Teverbaugh 535, 217; Kathleen Eschen-Pipes 178, 254; John Marr 163b, 192; Paul Kostka 504, 198; Arnold Zwicky 474, 99.


John Marr brought the class back to order with 335. Leaders: Jeff O’Toole 63, 569b; Barry Phillips 168, 351; Jeannette Ralston 73t, 53; Mark Miller 235, 270; Janet Herman 430, 294; Greg Freeman 271t, 269; Kate Munger and Tammy Heinsohn 159; Tammy Heinsohn 479; John Brunk and Barry Phillips 313b, 28t; John Bird and Mark Miller 274b, 324.

The memorial lesson was held with Shelley Phillips leading 437 in honor of the sick and shut-ins and 122 in memory of the deceased. Rev. Kathleen Eschen-Pipes read the names of the sick and shut-ins as well as the deceased.

The sick and shut-ins remembered were: Peggy Belland, Harry Belland, Sharon Day, Elaine Friedrich, Tom Fuhr, and Lorraine Forry.

The names of the deceased remembered were: Jacques Transue, Jessie Lee, Guillermo Mimiaga, Dwight Cannon, Loren Dick, and Stephen Radley—California; Evan McCombs—Illinois. Shelley Phillips led 474, and Rev. Kathleen Eschen-Pipes concluded the memorial lesson.

Carolyn Deacy led 485 and 501. John Brunk offered the blessing for the food.


Arnold Zwicky called the class back to order with 40. Leaders: Janet Herman 532; Mark Miller 29t; Karen Schaffer 31t, 71; John Marr 373; Greg Freeman 376; Shelley Phillips 454; Pat Teverbaugh 193; Chris Thorman 179; Barry Phillips 56b; Arnold Zwicky 312b; Jeannette Ralston 77t; Betty Marvin 388; Peter Ross and Chris Thorman 191; Barbara Davis, Shelley Phillips, and Barry Phillips 547; Ruth McGurk and Shelley Phillips 455; Tammy Heinsohn 276; Kathleen Eschen-Pipes 148; Jeff O’Toole 28b.


Arnold Zwicky called the class back to order with 36b. Leaders: Barry Phillips 200; Dan Kelly 299; Mark Forry 315, 155; Mark Miller 183; Shelley Phillips 497; Janet Herman 442; Carolyn Deacy 448b; Ruth McGurk and Janet Herman 203; Chris Thorman 475; Karen Schaffer 107; John Marr 146; Greg Freeman 277; Pat Teverbaugh 147 (t? b?); Barry Phillips “Billings”; Arnold Zwicky 120.

Janet Herman expressed her gratitude for those who made this singing possible, and thanked everyone who helped in anyway. Barbara Davis gave the Resolutions report.

Tammy Heinsohn led “Ruth” to celebrate Shelley Phillips and Barry Phillips fifteenth wedding anniversary.

Janet Herman led 62 as the closing song, John Brunk offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chair—Janet Herman; Arranging—Carolyn Deacy; Treasurer—Barry Phillips; Secretary—Tammy Heinsohn.