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Lincoln’s Birthday Singing

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Sunday, February 6, 2005

The thirteenth annual Lincoln’s Birthday Singing took place on Sunday, February 6, 2005 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, in conjunction with the University of Chicago Folk Festival. Chairman Rochelle Lodder called the class to order leading 34b. Cathryn Baker led a singing school until 2 p.m., followed by announcements.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Rochelle Lodder; Arranging Committee—Marcia Johnson; Secretary—Clare Cardy.

RECESS

The class was brought to order. Leaders: Jim Swanson 29t; Nick Pasquale 133; Rochelle Lodder 148; Will Fitzgerald 274b; Jan Weeks and John Seaton 47t; Suzanne Flandreau 276; Randy Neufeld 99; Ginny Warren 146; Jo Dell Albi 546; Clare Cardy 302; Ted Johnson 377; Peter Bradley 365; Ginny Landgraf 372; Megan Jennings 288; Judy Hauff 172; Melanie Hauff 216; Marcia Johnson 434; Jim Helke and John Greven 236.

RECESS

Jo Dell Albi brought the class back with 76b (request) and 419. Leaders: Connie Karduck 299; Cathryn Baker 142; Sue Kessell 362; Sam Farwell 442; Grace Scrimgeour 504; Steve Warner 86; John Boyland, Joyce Boyland, and Peter Boyland 46; Jim Swanson 500; Ted Johnson 485; Peter Bradley 178; Clare Cardy 510; Suzanne Flandreau 472; Judy Huff 179; Ginny Landgraf 480; Jo Dell Albi 74b; John Seaton 47b; Nick Pasquale 63; Jim Helke 196; Rochelle Lodder 31t; Melanie Hauff 368; Megan Jennings 436; Grace Scrimgeour 159; Sue Kessell 198; Sam Farwell 454; Nick Pasquale 569t.

Chair Rochelle Lodder led the traditional closing song on page 347, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Rochelle Lodder; Secretary—Clare Cardy.