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Chicago Anniversary Singing

Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, Illinois

Sunday, January 14, 2007

The 23rd Chicago Anniversary Singing was held at the Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, Illinois, on the second Sunday in January. Anne Heider and Steve Warner called the class to order at 10:00 a.m. leading 171. Susan Geil offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Melanie Hauff and Judy Hauff 421; Cathryn Bearov 372; Lisa Grayson 485; John Greven 178; Susan Geil 52t; Rachel Adelstein 497; Ted Mercer 142; Sam Farwell 454; Carol Munro Mosley 114; Jim Helke 266; Jubal Bayer 179; Marta Gossage 36b; Johanna Fabke 32b; Michael Mosley 159; Will Fitzgerald 86; Jim Swanson 564.

RECESS

Steve Warner and Anne Heider called the class to order leading 106.

A business meeting was held to elect the following officers: Chairpersons—Judy Hauff and Melanie Hauff; Vice Chairperson—Carol Munro Mosley; Secretary—Rochelle Lodder.

Leaders: Jim Crawford 546; Sue Duff 155; Rochelle Lodder 31t; Molly Whedbee 335; Greg Howard 547; Jason Martin 63; James Page 334; Julie Vea 216; Herb Schroeder 217; Connie Karduck 69t; Loraine Bayer 569t; Steve Warner 168; Jerry Enright 378b; Megan Jennings 203; Doug Stapleton 362; Carol Medlicott 40; Jim Lawrie 200; Peter Bradley 344.

RECESS

Carol Munro Mosley called the class to order leading 148. Leaders: Ginny Landgraf 368; Carol Crawford 401; Trancer 268; Sarah Kierstead and Becky Browne 105; Steve Duff 475; Sue Kessell 352; Ryan Wheeler 330t; Dave Gardner and Kathy Kaiser 87.

Johanna Fabke spoke on behalf of the sick and shut-ins, and led 68b for the following: Jeanette Lowry, Shirley Figura, Roberta Strauss, Clare Cardy, Hannah Baker, Ruth Young, John Long, Cathryn Bearov, Doris Littrell, Bob Scorgie, Bob Anderson, Dick Dunagan, Lilia Springer, Flarce Creel, Edith Tate, Pauline Childers, David Tameluvich, and Karen Isbell’s mother.

Will Fitzgerald read the names of those who are deceased and led 320 in their memory: Myrtle Browning—Arkansas; Ned Sterane, Mildred Richuta, John Jankowski, Linus Brown, and Donna Hornish—Illinois; Jane Wend—Michigan; Albert Bryson and Mary Hackney—Georgia; Lake Large—Kentucky; Nancy Affolter—Missouri; Elaine Norton—New York; Marcia Tucker—California; Margaret Sihler Anderson—Ohio/Minnesota; Deanne Bayer—Ohio; John Hyde, Heath Jett, and Teddy Creel—Alabama. John Bayer closed the memorial lesson with prayer, and included the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Judy Hauff and Melanie Hauff brought the class back to order leading 270. Leaders: Anne Heider 528; Hans Bayer 504; Brad Oglesby 365; Becky Browne 436 (for everyone who has a birthday in 2007); Samuel Sommers 316; Lisa Grayson 383; Gary Gronau 137; Regina Bayer 384 (for Coy Ivey); Paul Streeter 127; Jo Dell Albi 195; Richard DeLong 234; Marcia Johnson 290; John Bayer 490; Judy Hauff 222; Karen Swenson 455; Ted Johnson and Marta Johnson 419; Wendy Wahn 489; Megan Dunning 84; Lisa Cohen 274t. Founders’ Lesson: Marcia Johnson, Ted Johnson, Herb Schroeder, Judy Hauff, Ted Mercer, and Wendy Wahn 464.

RECESS

Jim Helke called the class to order leading 95. Leaders: John Seaton 47t; Lori Graber 480; Randy Neufeld 99; Petrina Patti 318; Nick Pasqual 302; Mary Doyle 39t; Kelly Brest van Kempen 229; Euphonia Wieczorek 47b; Richard DeLong 411; Liisa Eckersberg 56t; Becky Browne and Gary Gronau 299.

Judy Hauff thanked everyone for their help in making the singing a success. The Arranging Committee reported that the class sang 80 (t? b?) lessons, led by 71 leaders from 9 states. The Finance Committee reported that our generosity more than covered expenses.

Judy Hauff led 347 as the closing song, and John Bayer dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairpersons—Judy Hauff and Melanie Hauff; Vice Chairperson—Carol Munro Mosley; Secretary—Rochelle Lodder