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Northern California Regional
Sacred Harp Singing

Santa Cruz Senior Opportunities Building, Santa Cruz, California

Sunday, August 15, 2004

The twelfth annual Northern California Regional Sacred Harp Singing was held in Santa Cruz at the Santa Cruz Senior Opportunities Building on the third Sunday in August. Janet Herman called the class to order at 9:30 a.m. with 30t. Chaplain John Brunk offered the opening prayer.

Officers for the singing were: Chair—Shelley Phillips; Arranging—Janet Herman; Treasurer—Barry Phillips; Secretary—Tammy Heinsohn.

Leaders: Shelley Phillips 59; Carolyn Deacy 168, 77t; Barry Phillips 84, 56b; Richard DeLong 27, 399b; Carla Smith 165, 410b; Jill Accetta 131t, 100; Rick Russell 276, 302; Norma Ruptier 49t, 63; Arnold Zwicky 99, 373; Betty Herman 501, 500; Natalia Cecire 203, 312b; Jerry Schreiber 274 (t? b?), 367.


Shelley Phillips called the class back to order with 49b. Leaders: Laura Boyd Russell 450, 506; Susanna Ball 209, 178; Betty Marvin 73b, 145t; Greg Freeman 198, 396; Tammy Heinsohn 31t, 155; Tom Ayres 280, 260; Kathleen Eschen-Pipes 254, 504; Barbara Saxton 192, 86; Janet Herman 207, 142.


Shelley Phillips called the class back to order with 354b. Leaders: Patrick Treverbaugh 503, 105; Karen Schaffer 71, 273.

John Brunk conducted the memorial lesson. Janet Herman read the names of the sick and shut-ins, and the list of the deceased.

Shelley Phillips led 458 in honor of the sick and shut-ins which included: Peggy Belland, Harry Belland, Graham Downin, Roberta Houstin, Bruce Koball, Mark Miller, Joel Schneider, and Richard Wilson—California; Violet Stark—Illinois; Anne Friend—Louisiana; Peter Minchin—Ontario, Canada; Jack Accetta—Pennsylvania.

Shelley Phillips led 420 in memory of the deceased: Brenda Davidson, Leonie Boyd Erickson, Lorraine Forry, Ruth Carolyn Fuhr, Robin London, Mark Rodriguez, Robin Rodriguez, Livia Rodriguez, and Margy Thomas—California; Bonnie Peterson—North Carolina; Noel Gray—Washington. The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Peter Ross and Richard DeLong 122, 123b; Iona Singleton 151, 474; Celia Brown and Mary Gallagher 143, 421; Dan Curtis and Arnold Zwicky 569b. John Brunk offered the blessing for the food.


Shelley Phillips called the class back to order with 36b. Leaders: Chris Thorman 56t; Mary Rose O’Leary 269; Rick Russell 200; Carolyn Deacy 448b; Richard DeLong 216; Carla Smith 250; Jill Accetta 300; Norma Ruptier 479. Barry Phillips 321; Arnold Zwicky 120; Betty Herman 40; Natalia Cecire 112; Jerry Schreiber 362; Laura Boyd Russell 202; Janet Herman 173; Shelley Phillips 288; Ruth McGurk and Greg Freeman 271t; Susanna Ball 66; Betty Marvin 287; Jill Accetta 330t; Barbara Saxon 114.


Shelley Phillips called the class back to order with 124. Leaders: Tammy Heinsohn 294; Tom Ayres 126; Patrick Teverbaugh 535; Greg Foreman 224; Mary Rose O’Leary 318; Karen Schaeffer and Richard DeLong 408; John Bird 81t; Chris Thorman 475; Carla Smith 304; Jerry Schreiber 528.

A business session was held to hear reports from committees. Barry Phillips gave the Treasurer’s Report.

Patrick Teverbaugh and Barbara Davis gave the Resolutions Report, thanking everyone who made the singing possible.

Announcements were made. Shelley Phillips led 62 as the closing song. John Brunk offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chair—Shelley Phillips; Secretary—Tammy Heinsohn.