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Kalamazoo Singing

Wesley Foundation, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Martha Beverly opened the seventh annual Kalamazoo Singing leading 32t. John Fink offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Martha Beverly; Treasurer—Molly Williams; Secretary—Henry Schuman.

Leaders: Ann Miczulski 145b, 99; David Yeager 64, 148; Molly Williams 40, 479; Cathryn Baker 313b, 114; John Fink 49b, 236; Jennifer Dolan 142, 95; Rodney Ivey 425, 426b; Joan Aldridge 189, 546; Becky Browne 168, 192.

RECESS

Bill Beverly brought the class back to order with 171. Leaders: Katherine Manning 260, 37b; Jan Wright 163t, 472; Peter Bradley 288, 48t; Kris Richardson 29t, 195; Bill Venema 84, 155; Linda Thomas 52t, 131b; Mary List 467, 182; Mathew Lind 198, 87; Roger Williams 515, 106.

RECESS

Samuel Sommers brought the class back to order by leading 477. Leaders: Syble Adams 203; James Nelson Gingerich 34t; Elene Stovall 215; Coy Ivey 137; Ann Missavage 361; David Rust 151; Judy Caudle 306; Joe Todd 65; Martha Beverly 383 (in memory of those singers who have passed this tradition on to us and in thanks to those who sing with us today); Will Fitzgerald 86; Clare Cardy 457; Andrew Kiser 218; Peggy Brayfield 510; James Page 538; Charlotte Wolfe 85; Bob Borcherding 56b. Bill Venema offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Martha Beverly brought the class back for the afternoon session by leading 144. Leaders: Idy Kiser 122; Brad Bahler 117; Jo Dell Albi 131t; Jim Helke 283; Sue Kessell 268, 362; Gary Smith 565; Beth Todd 112; Bobby Watkins 398, 76b; Mary Wright 180; Sarah Smith 445; Bill Beverly 297; Janet Fraembs 404; Jo Schultz 120; Gary Gronau 430; Debora Gross 312b; Rachel Adelstein 287; Pat Temple 33t, 473; Samuel Sommers 316; Nancy Yeager 347; Sandie Scott 408; Henry Schuman 434.

Announcements were made. Martha Beverly led 46 for the closing song as the class took the parting hand. Samuel Sommers dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Martha Beverly; Secretary—Henry Schuman.