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Eugene Singing

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon

Saturday, July 29, 2006

The ninth annual Eugene Singing was held in the sanctuary of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on the last Saturday of July. Steve Helwig called the class to order at 9:30 a.m. leading 99 in honor of Ruby Littleā€™s recent 99th birthday. The singing is dedicated to Jill Accetta and her family, George and Oliver. Tom Payne offered the invocation.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Steve Helwig; Arrangements—Martha Johnson, Jean Murphy, Nancy Brendle, Jim Brock, Steve Helwig, Fran Ross, Rachel Foster, and Carolyn Gilkey; Chaplain—Tom Payne; Secretary/Treasurer—Carolyn Gilkey.

Leaders: Martha Johnson 148; Lucinda Saue 163b; Scott Kennedy 68b; Bill Walters 504; Gary Plouff 500; Tom Payne 510; Greg Saue 147t; Erika Wilson 270; Dave Tobin 47t; Linda Dorsey Peterson 350; Marcia Stedman 178; Jim Brock 479; Martha Sherwood 203; Thom Fahrbach 114; Jessica Beer 171; Eric Schwab 128; Fran Ross 454; Anne Huckins 344; Matthew Keegen 503; Sharon Peters 163t; Jack Lofton 475; Gerry Currens 191; Dan Thoma 145b; Susan Helf 61.


Mary MacDonald brought the class back with 49b. Leaders: Kathy Vlach 40; Erik Holt 91; Carolyn Gilkey 142; Robert Fleming 159; Reed Schilbach 39t; Tammi Zionla 106; Connie Stanton 480; John Carson 312b; Lyle Lindsey 384; Leigh Van Sickle 35.

Tom Payne conducted the memorial lesson and led 86 in memory of the deceased and those who are sick or shut-in. The following deceased were remembered: Janice Flaherty, Frank Gillis, Tom Kerns, Desmond Dekker, Mickey Lenzen, and Evern Lacy Miller—Wisconsin; Charles Gray and Michael Blakeman—Oregon; Dorothy Clementine, Duront Jones, and Chatherine Eulalie Duron Long—Florida; Joy Pollary Watzinger—Maine.

The following sick and shut-ins were remembered: Erwin Schoeln, Larry Ostler, Bon Vernarelli, Carol Larsen, Ralph Krupp, and Richard DeLong. The memorial lesson was concluded.

Leaders: Karen Stingle 76b; David Landazuri 74b; Mary MacDonald Lewis 198; Arcana Ferschke 333; Karl Osward 282; Suzanne Denker 180; Jean Marcotte 66; Tom Gerber 277; Tigre Lusardi 165; John Dinsmore 189. Chaplain Tom Payne asked a blessing on the food.


Jessica Beer brought the afternoon session to order leading 72b. Leaders: Rachel Foster 335; Martha Johnson 532; Lucinda Saue 107; Scott Kennedy 146; Bill Walters 63; Tom Payne 362; Greg Saue 143; Erika Wilson 515; Dave Tobin 385t; Thom Fahrbach 214; Marcia Stedman 200; Jim Brock 569b; Martha Sherwood 133; Jessica Beer 436; Erik Schwab 345b; Anne Huckins 36b; Matthew Keegan 347; Susan Helf 112; Jean Murphy 209; Jack Lofton 456; Karen Stingle 236; Gerry Currens 268; Dan Thoma 67; Kathy Vlach 84.


Arcana Ferschke brought the class back with 59. Leaders: Erik Holt 48t; Carolyn Gilkey 186; Fran Ross 254; Reed Schilbach 324; Tammi Ziola 175; Connie Stanton 438; John Carson 183; Lyle Lindsey 34b; Steve Helwig 29t; Leigh Van Sickle 122; Dave Landazuri 373; Mary MacDonald Lewis 361; Karl Oswald 101t; Tom Gerber 448t; Tigre Lusardi 58; John Dinsmore 228; Martha Johnson 442; Scott Kennedy 287; Lucinda Saue 523.

Reports from committees were given. Carolyn Gilkey reported that 70 (t? b?) were registered for the singing, 91 songs had been sung, and all expenses for the singing were covered by contributions.

Kathy Vlach offered the Resolutions Report, thanking all who had made the singing possible.

Tom Payne offered the benediction. Steve Helwig led 155 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Steve Helwig; Secretary/Treasurer—Carolyn Gilkey.