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Texas State Convention

College Station, Texas

February 25-26, 1995

Saturday, February 25

The Texas State Convention met at the Family Life Center at the Texas A&M United Methodist Church, College Station, Texas, for the third annual session. Preceding the convention, a singing school was held by Charles Whitmer. Chairman Beverly Coates called the convention to order leading song on page 82 (t? b?). A welcome address was given by Christy Dyer, welcoming everyone on behalf of the Texas A&M United Methodist Church. After Beverly Coates led song on page 56t, the opening prayer was offered by Curtis Owen. Vice Chairman Mike Hinton then led 373, and Secretary Gaylon Powell led 480. The following leaders were called: B. E. Matthews 436; Diane Ross 198; Greg Economides 200; Barbara Moore 117; William Reynolds 53; Chris Blevins 142; Judith Bateman (OK) 335; Leon Ballinger 136; Reed Coates 39b; Joe Nelson 49t; Kay Martin 267; Sarah Bryant 163t; Val Dunagan (WI) 276; Elizabeth Rogan 148; Lawson Smith 134; Lynn Hanna 128; Doris Hanks 384; Josh Rogan and Zack Rogan 268; Charles Whitmer 218. Beverly Coates took this time to appoint two committees, Nomination Committee: Emmie Morris, Don Ross, and Gaylon Powell; Memorial Committee: B. E. Matthews, Jeb Owen, and Vivian Rogan.

RECESS

Chairman Beverly Coates called the singers back leading song on page 31b. The following leaders were called: Kelly Beard 112; Christy Dyer 312b; Curtis Owen 441; Dick Dunagan (WI) 68b; Marcelene Hardy 172; Michele Rogan 222; Tom Owen 284; Emmie Morris 220; Vivian Rogan 235; Mary Bachmann 163b; Tim Slattery (VA) 300; Myra Palmer 208; Olivia Blevins 171.

LUNCH

Chairman Beverly Coates called the singers back leading song on page 135. Leaders: Jennifer Rogan 196; A. A. Smith, Jr. 490; Jeb Owen 344; Ophelia Matthews 569b; Don Ross 225t; Sue Fairbanks 147t; Sarah Coates 203; Baron Powers (LA) 85; Amanda Owen 178; Ray Barnett 452; Edith Owen 491; Don Barker 145b; Bernice Cottle 282; Glynn Lorance 503; Peter Nichols 155; Linda Henthorn 323b; Bruce Coates 535; Mary Oruc 49b; Leland Owen 285 (t? b?); Pat Harris 45t.

RECESS

Beverly Coates called the singers back leading song on page 63. Leaders: John Morris 455; Gary Rogan 454; Al Rogers 334; Joey Yeno 30t; Dick Dunagan 36b; Tim Slattery 192; Val Dunagan 145t; Baron Powers 159; Judith Bateman 348b; Olivia Blevins 32t; Sarah Coates 186; Elizabeth Rogan 146; Amanda Owen 294; Jennifer Rogan 168; Jeb Owen 442; Chris Blevins 290; Mary Bachmann 66; Don Ross, by request, 236; Gaylon Powell, by reequest, 35. An election was held for next year’s officers. The following were nominated and elected to serve for the 1996 session: Mike Hinton, Chairman; Don Barker, Vice Chairman; Gaylon Powell, Secretary. Beverly Coates led song on page 62 for the closing song. The singing was closed with prayer by Rev. Jim Ross.

Sunday, February 26

The Convention met Sunday morning at College Station Conference Center with Chairman Beverly Coates calling the session to order leading songs on pages 150 and 34b. After prayer by Don Barker, the following leaders were called: Vice Chairman Mike Hinton 288; Secretary Gaylon Powell 328; John Morris 377; Al Rogers 84; Myra Palmer 436; Pat Harris 146; Owen Ross 234; Joe Nelson 58; Bernice Cottle 61; Val Dunagan 151; Andrew Albers 415; Kay Martin 276; Don Barker 97; Don Ross 313 (t? b?); Ophelia Matthews 127; A. A. Smith, Jr. 300; Leland Owen 47b; David Peterson 63; Baron Powers 119; Elizabeth Rogan 215.

RECESS

Beverly Coates called the singers back leading song on page 101t. The following leaders were called: Charles Whitmer 447; Sue Fairbanks 159; Joey Yeno 45t; Dick Dunagan 501; Ryan Ross 196; Barbara Moore 457; Reed Coates 133; Linda Henthorn 128; Edith Owen 493; Pam Rainoshek 354b; Vivian Rogan 47t; Amanda Owen 142; Emmie Morris 110; Peter Nichols 137; Josh Rogan 268; Jeb Owen 480; Lawson Smith 294.

LUNCH

Chairman Beverly Coates called the singing back to order leading song on page 143. Leaders: Doris Hanks 448b; Lynn Hanna 147t; Sarah Coates 224; Mary Bachmann 546; Greg Economides 269; Leon Ballinger 358; Diane Ross 347; Mary Oruc 383; Tom Owen 532; Gary Rogan 324; Curtis Owen 551; Bobbie Rainoshek 112; Ray Barnett 408; B. E. Matthews 512; Owen Ross 220; Andrew Albers 327; Pam Rainoshek 72b; Val Dunagan 350; Dick Dunagan 378b; Ryan Ross 402.

RECESS

The singers were called back by Beverly Coates leading song on page 201. Leaders: Bobbie Rainoshek 182; Myra Palmer 198; David Peterson 341; Emmie Morris 171; Leland Owens 77t; Greg Economides 280; Doris Hanks 176b; Lynn Hanna 73b; Pat Harris 59; Don Barker 82t; Al Rogers 373; Kay Martin 277; Ray Barnett 490; Joey Yeno 30t. This being the time for the Memorial Lesson, Vivian Rogan read the list of names: Elder Pete Walker, George Economides, Bernard Nelson, Leonard Nelson, Elder H. D. Russell, Vernon Thele, Myrtle Cobbs, Flora Morgan, Alice Weltz, Kenton Kilmer, Lois Green, Lessie Cates, and Kathryn Gaynor. Vivian Rogan led song on page 285t, and B. E. Matthews led song on page 48t for the deceased. Jeb Owen led song on page 129 for the sick and shut-ins. It was announced that the third annual convention will meet the fourth Sunday in February and Saturday before in 1996 at the College Station Conference Center on both days. After Beverly Coates led 531 for the closing song, the convention closed with prayer by Andrew Albers.

Chairman—Beverly Coates; Vice Chairman—Mike Hinton; Secretary—Gaylon Powell.