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Rivanna River All Day Singing

Charlottesville, Virginia

Saturday, September 13, 2003

The first annual Rivanna River All Day Singing was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in September at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church Unitarian Universalist in Charlottesville, Virginia. The class was called together at 10:00 a.m. by Diane Ober leading 171. Hank Schutz led the opening prayer. Greetings and opening remarks were made by Diane Ober, and elections were held.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chair—Diane Ober: Vice Chairman—John Alexander; Secretary—Beverly Oneida; Treasurer—Judy Cahill; Chaplain—Hank Schutz; Arranging—Kat Kinkade; Housing—Lynn Heath; Kitchen—Frances Schutz. Pitching was shared by Blake Morris and John delRe.

Leaders: John Alexander 28b; Bev Oneida 34b; Hank Schutz 49b; Judy Cahill 45t; Don Polaski 192; Kristen Szakos 268; John delRe 129; Josie Kinkade 86; Bonnie Jayel Tober 276; Winston Barham 284; Kat Kinkade 299; Kelly Macklin 446; Blake Morris 148; John Daniel delRe and Leyland delRe 180; Frances Schutz 147t; Bev Oneida 107; Kristen Szakos 454; Hank Schutz 186; Don Polaski 350.


Blake Morris called the class back to order by leading 32t. Leaders: James Strube 114; Frank Evans 229; Gail Doss 183; John delRe 300; Josie Kinkade 448b; Bonnie Jayel Tober 351; Winston Barham 145t; Kat Kinkade 440; Kelly Macklin 215; Leyland delRe 112; Blake Morris 214; Frances Schutz 178; Bev Oneida 362; Kristen Szakos 155; Hank Schutz 313b; Don Polaski 332; James Strube 144; Frank Evans 228; Gail Doss 504; John delRe 481.


Diane Ober called the class back to order by leading 117. Leaders: Leyland delRe 191; Tim Slattery 344; Bonnie Jayel Tober 547; Winston Barham 324; Kat Kinkade 441; Kelly Macklin 444; Blake Morris 297.

Bev Oneida conducted the memorial lesson. The group was blessed by having no one on the list of deceased.

Bev Oneida led 340 for the following sick and shut-ins: J. Carr Dorman, Rosemary Taibbi Johnson, Eldon Leach, Diane Knippers, and Roberta Proffitt. The memorial was concluded.

Leaders: Kristen Szakos 47b; John Daniel delRe 501; Hank Schutz 503. Hank Schutz said grace before the noon meal.


Don Polaski called the class together after lunch leading 73b. Leaders: James Strube 354b; Frank Evans 222; Gail Doss 269; John delRe 125; Peggy Dyson-Cobb 73t; Tim Slattery 497; Bonnie Jayel Tober 181; Winston Barham 146; Kat Kinkade 163t; Kelly Macklin 408; Leyland delRe 398; Blake Morris 532; Kat Kinkade 455 (for Berta Stored); Bev Oneida 142 (with second verse compiled by Kat Kinkade); Kristen Szakos 288; Hank Schutz 479; Don Polaski 198; James Strube 277; Frank Evans 267; Gail Doss 99; John delRe 70t; Peggy Dyson-Cobb 40; Tim Slattery 538; Bonnie Jayel Tober 209.


Blake Morris called the class together leading 82t. Leaders: Gail Doss 34t; Winston Barham 79; Kat Kinkade 528; Blake Morris 273; Bev Oneida 203; Kristen Szakos 128; Frank Evans 163b; Hank Schutz 106; James Strube 66; Gail Doss 290; Tim Slattery 68b; Diane Ober 52t; Bonnie Jayel Tober 200; Winston Barham 63; Kat Kinkade 67; Blake Morris 474.

Gail Doss read the Resolutions Committee Report, thanking God for the opportunity to sing together, the officers for organizing the singing, and the kitchen helpers and cooks for the great food.

Announcements were made.

Leaders: Tim Slattery 49t; Hank Schutz 347; Blake Morris 515; Bev Oneida “Bankes”.

Diane Ober led 62 as the closing song. Hank Schutz dismissed the class with prayer.

Chair—Diane Ober; Vice Chairman—John Alexander; Secretary—Beverly Oneida.