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Coastal Maine All-Day Singing

Friends Meeting House, Damariscotta, Maine

Saturday, August 6, 2005

The third Coastal Maine All-Day Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in August at the Friends Meeting House in Damariscotta, Maine.

Chairman Corrone Bryant brought the class to order, welcomed everyone, led 59, and offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Sumner Roberts 107; Paul Gauthier 49b; Celia Devine 362; Katherine Thompson 162; George Pomfret 171; Francis Bliss 178; Leonard Spencer 218; Victoria Bolles 66; Anne Kazlauskas 173; Edith Berger 319; Bill Holt 148; Corrone Bryant 34b (joined by the people who were celebrating an August birthday); Bobbie Goodell 198.


The class was called together by Edith Berger leading 384. Leaders: Paul Gauthier 235; Celia Devine 280; Sumner Roberts 141; George Pomfret 282; Katherine Thompson 31b; Anne Kazlauskas 36b; Chris Holley 268; Francis Bliss 84; Victoria Bolles 474.

Chris Holley conducted the memorial lesson. He read the names of the deceased and sick and shut-in, then led 30b in their memory and honor. The following deceased were remembered: Frank Connor—New Hampshire/Maine; 1st Lt. Travis Fullder, Richard Goddard, Merton Pomfret—Massachusetts; Joseph Kazlauskas—Connecticut; Adolph Kazlauskas—New York; Glenn Devine—Rhode Island. The sick and shut-in remembered was: Susan Baker. The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Edith Berger 203; Marj Awalt and Edith Berger 569b. Marj Awalt offered the blessing for the noon meal.


The afternoon session was brought together by Bobbie Goodell leading 168. Leaders: Bill Holt 217; Anne Johnston 284; Sumner Roberts 51; Anne Kazlauskas 118; Leonard Spencer 254; George Pomfret 155; Edith Berger 312b; Paul Gauthier 513; Katherine Thompson and Chris Holley 99; Corrone Bryant and Ruth Ann Bryant 147t; Bill Holt 47b (for Phil Devine); Victoria Bolles 228; Edith Berger 327 (for Dorothy Connor); Anne Johnston 385t; Celia Devine 106; Victoria Bolles 352 (for Katherine Nugent); Paul Gauthier 531; Corrone Bryant 452; George Pomfret 33t (for John van Sorosin); Bobbie Goodell 503 (for Katherine Thompson); Leonard Spencer 524.


Paul Gauthier called the class together with 72b. Leaders: Edith Berger 344 (for Joanne Fuller); Leonard Spencer 227 (for Emily Tocci); Bill Holt 457 (for Dan Purdy); George Pomfret 288 (for Emily Tocci); Celia Devine 326; Victoria Bolles 146; Anne Johnston 76b; Katherine Thompson 504; Corrone Bryant 515; Anne Kazlauskas 142; Bill Holt 335; Edith Berger 270; Paul Gauthier 400; Joan Sheldon 523; Barbara Ames 354b; Paul Gauthier 470 (for Christine Quiry); Corrone Bryant 410 (t? b?).

The Treasurer expressed thanks for the financial support that enabled the convention to meet its expenses.

Corrone Bryant gave the Resolutions Report, thanking all of those without whom the convention would not have been a success: all officers and committees; those who cooked, brought food and worked in the kitchen; those who handled the registration table, press and fliers; and those who opened their homes to visitors. Thanks were given to all those who traveled to support their fellow singers.

Edith Berger led 62 as the closing song while the class took the parting hand. Edith Berger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

The Coastal Maine All-Day Singing will meet next year on Saturday before the first Sunday in August, August 5, 2006.

Chairman—Corrone Bryant; Secretary—Edith Berger.