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Newcastle Singing

St Bartholomew’s Church Hall, Benton,
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Saturday, June 10, 2006

The Newcastle Singing was called to order by Chairman Judy Whiting leading 31b. Cath Tyler offered the morning prayer.

Cath Tyler conducted a singing school including shapes, timing, accent and leading.

The following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Judy Whiting; Secretary—Alice Metherell.

Leaders: Cath Tyler 28b; Alice Metherell 163b, 40; Benny Ross 53, 84.

RECESS

Judy Whiting called the class to order leading 68b and 171. Leaders: Phil Tyler 76b, 77t; Ted Brown 33b, 30t; Helena Ross and Cath Tyler 64, 112; Anna Baldini 299, 107; Chris Brown 271t, 127.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Benny Ross leading 278 (t? b?) in memory of the following deceased: Liese Brown and Alec Brown—Isle of Wight; Mary Kellaway—Gloss; Mike Walker and Tom Conroy—Manchester; Vivienne Davinson—Northumberland; Jim Kenyon—Bolton; Alice Cole—Sussex; Barbara Foster—Derby; Sylvia Levene—London; Imogene Bradshaw and Donnie McGraw—USA.

Cath Tyler led 340 for the sick and housebound: Paul Ruth, Hazel Walker, and Annie Horsley—UK; Richard de Long, Amanda Denson, Jo Franklin, and James Oss—USA. The memorial was closed. Judy Whiting led 503 and 474. Helen Barber offered prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Judy Whiting called the class to order leading 441. Leaders: Cath Tyler 202, 318; Sarah Pinney 38b,74b; Alice Metherell 63, 504; Phil Tyler 217, 448t; Paul Gailunas 163t, 300; Helena Ross and Cath Tyler 76t, 141.

RECESS

Paul Gailunas called the class to order leading 49b. Leaders: Ted Brown 147t, 313b; Benny Ross 547, 352; Anna Baldini 272, 159; Chris Brown 330b, 72b; Sarah Pinney 146; Paul Gailunas 142; Helena Ross and Cath Tyler 178; Ted Brown 99; Anna Baldini 86; Chris Brown 501; Phil Tyler 267; Benny Ross 209; Alice Metherell 269.

Thanks were extended to all those who made this singing day possible.

Announcements were made of upcoming singings. Judy Whiting led 323t as the closing song, and Ted Brown dismissed the class with prayer.

Next Newcastle Singing is scheduled for June 2, 2007.

Chairman—Judy Whiting; Secretary—Alice Metherell.