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North Carolina Sacred Harp Convention

Page Walker Art Center, Cary, North Carolina

Saturday, March 2, 1996

The opening prayer was led by Convention Chaplain Henry Bizzell. Outgoing President Becky Hart led songs on pages 49t and 52t to begin the day of singing, followed by Tim Gee, outgoing Vice President leading song on page 38t. The following leaders were then called: Claudia Egelhoff 203; Gabriel Kastelle 385t; G. C. Waldrep 192; John Feddersen 280; Matt Cartmill 71; John Smith 369; Mary Johnston 86; Sharon Kellam 133; Nancy Newell 163b; Don Polaski 38b; Sandra Polaski 178; Suzanne Newton 143; Mark Edwards 117; Becky Hart 142. A business session was held for the purpose of electing new officers. Those elected were: President—Matt Cartmill; Vice President—Mary Johnston; Secretary/Treasurer Tim Gee; Chaplain—Henry Bizzell. Matt Cartmill led song on page 528.

RECESS

The class was brought to order by Matt Cartmill leading song on page 276. Leaders: Stephen McMaster 532; Peggy Loddengaard 61; Tim Eriksen 67; Lynda Hambourger 551; Cath Oss 448 (t? b?); Henry Bizzell 159; Peter Irvine 282; Hal Kunkel 193b; Frederick Rasenberger 56b; Patricia Temple 85; Gail Doss 128.

G. C. Waldrep conducted a touching memorial lesson and then led song on page 347. Suzanne Newton contributed with 569b. Henry Bizzell closed the lesson with a prayer.

LUNCH

Matt Cartmill called the convention to order leading song on page 274b. Leaders: Joy Craig 34b; Gail Doss 314; Leslie Alperin 268; Blake Morris 546; Carlene Griffin 81t; Claudia Egelhoff 556; Gabriel Kastelle 106; G. C. Waldrep 260; John Feddersen 361; Matt Cartmill 228; John Smith 549; Mary Johnston 344; Sharon Kellam 35; Nancy Newell 155; Don Polaski 454; Sandra Polaski 497; Suzanne Newton 156; Becky Hart 535, 269; Stephen McMaster 503.

RECESS

Matt Cartmill led song on page 31 (t? b?) to reassemble the class. Leaders: Erin Newton 377; Gerry Bowen 324; Hal Kunkel 318; Frederick Rasenberger 317; Patricia Temple 168; Gail Doss 135; Peggy Loddengaard 68 (t? b?); Lynda Hambourger 45 (t? b?); Henry Bizzell 127; Tim Gee 66; Blake Morris 163t; Stephen McMaster 373; Gerry Bowen 254; Ron Craig 504; Sandra Polaski 300; Gabriel Kastelle 408; Joy Craig 84; John Feddersen 217; Claudia Egelhoff 501; Sharon Kellam 565; Mary Johnston 40; Nancy Newell 107; Suzanne Newton 82t; Becky Hart 291; Hal Kunkel 475; G. C. Waldrep 158; Frederick Rasenberger 421. The convention adjourned with 62 as the closing song.

Chairman—Matt Cartmill; Vice Chairman—Mary Johnston; Secretary/Treasurer—Tim Gee.