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Bloomington All-Day Singing

Friends Meetinghouse, Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday, October 29, 2005

The second annual Bloomington area all-day singing was held at the Bloomington Friends Meetinghouse on Saturday, October 29, 2005. Bill Shetter brought the class together with 34b. David Rust offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were previously elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Bill Shetter; Arranging Committee—Stephanie Fida; Finance Committee—Marlen Rust; Secretary—Ariel Weinberg.

Leaders: Ariel Weinberg 163b; Stephanie Fida 63; David Rust 68b; Marvin Miller 178; Eloise Clark 475; Donald Baker 510; Joan Aldridge 155; Bob Meek 571 (CB); Peggy Brayfield 504; John Bealle 196; Liz Meitzler 131b; Buddy Ballinger 405; Sharon Hill 31t; Janis Harrell 56b; Michelle Cull 511 (CB).


Ariel Weinberg called the class back together with 148. Leaders: Donald Baker 312b; Eloise Clark 171; David Rust 112; Bob Meek 574 (CB); Peggy Brayfield 481; Marvin Miller 236; Bill Shetter 47b (in memory of deceased singers in the region); Stephanie Fida 547; Joan Aldridge 71; John Bealle 543; Liz Meitzler 89; Buddy Ballinger 354b; Michelle Cull 393 (CB); Sharon Hill 33b; Janis Harrell 198; Ariel Weinberg 522; Donald Baker 284; Eloise Clark 209; David Rust 81 (t? b?). Donald Baker offered the blessing for the noon meal.


The singing resumed for the afternoon session with Bob Meek leading 47b. Leaders: Peggy Brayfield 48t; Marvin Miller 48b; Janet Fraembs 335; Doug Trent 66; Joan Aldridge 515 (CB); Darryl Swarens 432; Liz Meitzler 67; Bill Shetter 474; Michelle Cull 448t; Sharon Hill 569b; Janis Harrell 68t; Ariel Weinberg 216; Donald Baker 74b; Eloise Clark 276; David Rust “Bosold”; Bob Meek 505 (CB); Peggy Brayfield 455.


The class was brought back by Stephanie Fida leading 410t. Leaders: Marvin Miller 277; Janet Fraembs 186; Doug Trent 59; Joan Aldridge 572 (CB); Darryl Swarens 457; Liz Meitzler 114; Bill Shetter 336t (CB); Michelle Cull 454; Sharon Hill 117; Janis Harrell 268; Ariel Weinberg 200; Donald Baker 133; Eloise Clark 128; David Rust 480; Bob Meek 38t (CB); Peggy Brayfield 540; Janet Fraembs 146.

Announcements were made. Marlen Rust reported that the Finance Committee had been able to meet the expenses of the convention.

Stephanie Fida reported from the Arranging Committee that seventy-two lessons had been led by attendees from five states.

Bill Shetter led 347 as the closing song, and those who wished to take the parting hand did so. The closing prayer was offered by Bob Meek, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Bill Shetter; Secretary—Ariel Weinberg.