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Los Angeles Regional Singing

Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California

Saturday, May 15, 2004

The twelfth annual Los Angeles Regional Sacred Harp Singing met on Saturday before the third Sunday in May at Angel’s Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro, California. Chairman Beth Webb called the class to order at 10:00 a.m., welcomed everyone and led 49t. Chaplin Steve Lazicki offered the opening prayer. Vice Chair Laura Boyd Russell led 52t; Treasurer Duncan MacLeod led 77t.

A business meeting was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chair—Beth Webb; Vice Chair—Pat Keating; Treasurer—Duncan MacLeod; Secretary—Juanita Heyerman; Arranging Committee—Rick Russell; Resolutions Committee—Jeff Gauthier; Memorial Committee—Jon Rand.

Leaders: Beth Webb 300; Pat Keating 448t; Duncan MacLeod 475; Rick Russell 200; Jon Rand 124; Carolyn Craig 195; Betty Herman 430; John Marr 373; Tom Ostwald 504; Carla Smith 333; Bruce Hayes 497; Ron Huss 446; Dan Vosnick 178; Carroll Lunsford 332.


Beth Webb called the class back to order leading 46. Leaders: Steve Lazicki 74b; Karen Huss and Betty Herman 454; Jeff Gauthier “Milwaukee” (his own composition); Jerry Schreiber 362; Juanita Heyerman 38t; Mimi Wright 39t; Susanna Ball 40; Norman Gholson 147t; Marilyn Murata 421; Jenny Jensen 353; Amy Ludwig 106; Stan Jensen 217; Pat Keating 377; Duncan MacLeod 442.

Jon Rand conducted the memorial lesson and led 285 (t? b?) in memory of the deceased: Joy Wheeler—Pennsylvania; Edward Ford—California; and Leonie Boyd Erickson.

The sick and shut-ins were remembered and 398 sung in their honor: Kay Milling—New York; Karen Huss, Fumie Murata, and Pam Tricket and family—California. The memorial was closed.

Beth Webb led 107 to call the class to prayer and lunch.


Betty Herman brought the afternoon session to order leading 28t. Leaders: Laura Boyd Russell 270; Marion Black 53; Tom Ostwald 269; Stan Jensen 348b; Juanita Heyerman 148; Jerry Schreiber 260; Jeff Gauthier 304; Jenny Jensen 532; Anne Friend 86; Carla Smith 172; John Marr 335; Carroll Lunsford 341; Susanna Ball 66; Mimi Wright 81t; Ron Huss 473; Jon Rand 37b; Betty Herman 383; Bruce Hayes 129.


The class resumed singing with Mike Laube leading 49b. Leaders: Carolyn Craig 268; Polly Henninger 186; Mike Laube 180; Pat Keating 163b; Marion Black 384; Marilyn Murata 492; Steve Lazicki 72b; Anne Friend 277; Norman Gholson 28b; Rick Russell 503.

A business meeting was held for the purpose of hearing reports from various committees.

The Treasurer reported that expenses had been met and thanked all for achieving this goal.

The Secretary reported that 64 songs were sung throughout the day.

The Resolutions Committee thanked everyone who assisted in making this singing possible. Laura Boyd Russell particularly wished to thank Esther Stevens of Angel’s Gate who made sure the missing windows were replaced right before the singing.

Announcements were made. Beth Webb led 276 as the closing song as those who wished took the parting hand. Steve Lazicki offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chair—Beth Webb; Vice Chair—Pat Keating; Secretary—Juanita Heyerman.