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Ohio State Convention

Golden Gate Park, Brookville, Ohio

February 18-19, 2006

Saturday, February 18

The fourteenth annual Ohio State Convention was called to order by Chairman Steve Duff leading 569b. Reverend Greg Creech offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Steve Duff; Vice Chairman—Rich Overturf; Secretary—Henry Schuman.

Leaders: Steve Duff 373; Rich Overturf 146; Samuel Sommers 217; Beth Todd 68b; Rodney Ivey 113; Jo Schultz 566; Eric Conrad 275t; James Eldridge 354t; Judith McDowell 485; Jerry Schreiber 446; Rachel Stevens 31t; David Rust 224; Ariel Weinberg 168; Joe Todd 106; Carla Smith and Nancy Huerta 66; Will Reilly 235; Pleasance Crawford 391; Shawn Fenton 183; Kay Huener 45t; Tim Binkley 148; Loraine Bayer 47t; Cleve Callison 299.

RECESS

Steve Duff brought the class to order leading 454. Leaders: John Bayer 490; Idy Kiser 448b; Brad Bahler 117; Laura Russell 547; Richard T. Palmer 236; Liz Meitzler 67; Brad Oglesby 192; Sue Hengelsberg 504; Greg Creech 47b; Judy Crawford 475; Darrell Swarens 268; Sue Duff 276; Jubal Bayer 274t; Hans Bayer 455; Clara Herr 209; William Shetter 56b; Naomi Frick 99; Jim Coppock 39t; Joan Redd 178; Daniel Coppock 198; Sheryl Pockrose 564; John Bealle 542; Carol Medlicott 107; John Bahler 448t; David Casenhiser 288; Joan Aldridge 228; Michael Darby 48t; Becky Browne 411.

LUNCH

Steve Duff called the class to order leading 207. Leaders: Ed Thacker 220; Eloise Clark 222; Henry Johnson 70b; Karen Bahler 114; Eddie Mash 344; Pleasance Crawford 524; Gary Gronau 208; Clare Outten 315; Greg Howard 313t; Carla Smith 333; Bob Meek 123 (SoH); Stephanie Fida 546; Jim Herr 35; Michele Cull 361; Jerry Schreiber 306; Regina Bayer 142.

RECESS

Steve Duff called the class to order leading 200. Leaders: Ann Marie Bullock 335; Bill Angle and John Bayer 159; Henry Schuman 318; Henry Johnson 375; Rodney Ivey 430; John Bealle 436; Susan Zurcher 515; Will Reilly 499; Joan Aldridge 540; Ed Thacker 556; Sue Henglesberg 38t; Gary Gronau 203; Becky Browne 215; Samuel Sommers 422; Judy Schuetz 312b; Sylvia Thomas 551; Henry Schuman, Bob Patton, and Liz Patton 480.

Chairman Steve Duff led 347 as the closing song. Reverend Greg Creech dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, February 19

The class was called to order by Steve Duff leading 84. Elder Jim Herr led the morning prayer. Leaders: Steve Duff 155; Rich Overturf 100; Debbie Hall 524; Henry Johnson 205; Karen Bahler 128; Vic Whisman 34b; Carla Smith 399b; Greg Creech 74b; James Eldridge 59; Brad Bahler 32t; Jo Schultz 532; Ed Thacker 405; Kay Huener 86; Greg Howard 503; Joan Aldridge 189.

RECESS

Rich Overturf brought the class to order leading 73t. Leaders: Bob Meek and Briana Meek 268; Kalee Duncan 309; Jerry Schreiber 473; Liz Meitzler 245; John Bahler 282; Virginia Eldridge 73b; Rodney Ivey 225t; Beth Todd 112; David Casenhiser 146; Clara Herr 348t; Eddie Mash 481; Eloise Clark 327.

RECESS

Henry Schuman, with the Reverends Jim Miller and Dixie Miller, called the class to order with 72b. Leaders: David Rust 34t; Rachel Stevens 131b; Adrian Eldridge 123 (SoH); Sue Hengelsberg 294; Samuel Sommers 536; Susan Zurcher 68b; Michael Darby 291.

Henry Johnson and Jim Herr conducted the memorial lesson. Henry Johnson led 385t for the sick and shut-ins: Amanda Denson Brady, Flarce Creel, and Edith Tate—Alabama; Bobby Jackson—Georgia; Ruth Reavis—Indiana; Pauline Childers—Michigan; Shirley Figura, Karen Isbell, and Jeanette Lowry—Missouri; Alice Casenhiser, Ruth Snyder, and Bonnie Sprafka—Ohio; Douglas Anderson—Tennessee; James Loney—Ontario, Canada; Don Cunningham.

Jim Herr led 285t in memory of the following deceased: Elsie Beasley, L.E. Hannah, Jap Walton, and Gerald Wootten—Alabama; Ed Cormier—California; Al Frank and Vi Stark—Illinois; Dean Slaton—Indiana; Roy Driscoll—Kentucky; Pauline Lambert—Massachusetts; Phillip Alderman—Missouri; Ann Marie Nathan—New Hampshire; Pat Everts—New York; Ed Huener—Ohio; Jack Reel Callison—South Carolina; Kelly Beard—Texas. The memorial lesson was concluded with prayer.

Leaders: Loraine Bayer 475 (for Pauline Childers); Joe Todd 58; Pleasance Crawford 353; Darrell Swarens 186.

LUNCH

John Bayer called the class to order leading 284. Leaders: Ed Thacker 269; Cleve Callison 569b; Mary Jo Ward 87; Henry Johnson 138t; Carol Medlicott 47b; Jim Herr and Olivia Taylor 49b; Judy Schuetz 350; Jerry Schreiber 550; Michele Cull 168; Rodney Ivey 336; Joan Aldridge 150; Richard T. Palmer 48t; Regina Bayer 196; Gary Gronau 384; Carla Smith 76b; Laura Russell 81t; Hans Bayer 385b; Jubal Bayer 388; Becky Browne 277; John Bealle 417; Michael Hieber 148; Rebecca Eldridge 312t; Tom Kochan 66; Naomi Frick 178; Daniel Coppock 319; Henry Schuman 528.

Announcements were made. Chairman Steve Duff led 347 as the closing song. Elder Jim Herr dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Steve Duff; Vice Chairman—Rich Overturf; Secretary—Henry Schuman.