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Alpharetta Municipal Building

Alpharetta, Georgia

Sunday, June 12, 2005

The one hundred thirty-seventh annual session was held at the Alpharetta Municipal Building in Alpharetta, Georgia on the second Sunday in June. Chairman Richard DeLong brought the class to order leading 32t and 47t. Dan Bailey offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Janice Paulk; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.

Leaders: Richard DeLong 101t ; Janice Paulk 75, 274b, 70t; John Plunkett 71, 52t, 76t, 92; Tony Hammock 145b, 148,105; Andy Anderson 146, 282, 45t; Vaudie Sherer 143, 480, 460; Loy Garrison 59, 74t.

RECESS

Richard DeLong brought the class back to order leading 97. Leaders: Dan Bailey 66, 569b, 384; Rachel Carlisle 145t, 204; Helen Bryson (with visitors Brenda McCloud and family) 68b, 300, 535; Andy Morse 347, 187, 542; Cathy White 77t,147t, 392; Mike Castleberry 294 (in memory of Bob Shivers), 319.

LUNCH

Richard DeLong opened the afternoon session by leading 37b. Leaders: Reuben Ball 490, 497; Jeannette DePoy 436, 540, 142; Laura Ackerman 192, 31t; Scott DePoy 53, 277; Malinda Snow 290, 299, 28b; Violet Thomason 318, 189, 434; Faye Holbrook 67, 380, 452; Mike Spencer 86, 312b.

Richard DeLong conducted the memorial lesson remembering all those who have attended this singing over the years, and led 341 in their memory.

RECESS

Janice Paulk brought the class to order by leading 63.

Leaders: Lucretia Franklin 388, 153; Sandra Wilkinson 473, 155, 274t; Lucy Sandig 164, 84, 504; Jack Paulk 31b, 565; Richard DeLong and John Sabine 159.

A business session was held for the purpose of electing officers for next year’s singing. The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Janice Paulk; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.

Announcements were made. Richard DeLong led 69t as the closing song. Ruth Wills offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Janice Paulk; Secretary/Treasurer- Helen Bryson.