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Pacific Northwest Sacred Harp Convention

Sunset Hill Community Club Seattle, Washington

February 17-18, 2007

Saturday, February 17

The 16th annual session of the Pacific Northwest Sacred Harp Convention was called to order by Erik Schwab. Miles Alexander offered the opening prayer.

Jack Lofton opened the singing leading 30t. Erik Schwab welcomed everyone to the convention. Leaders: Jinx McGuire 479; Jordan Singer 74b; David Wright 101b. The class held a business session. The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Erik Schwab; Vice Chairwoman—Anne Huckins; Secretary—Bill Walters; Treasurer—Susan Helf. The business session was closed.

Leaders: Jim Van Horn 122; Bruce Rowland 551; Erik Schwab 332; Anne Huckins 59; Bill Walters 99; Susan Helf 270; Reed Schilbach 91; Connie Stanton 480; John Carson 312b; Scott Kennedy 163b; Kathy Vlach 474; Dan Thoma 550; Karen Willard 362; Steve Helwig 448t; Joanne Hoover 56b; Myles Alexander 500; Mryka Hall-Beyer 68b; Jack Lofton 328; David Hough 496.

RECESS

Katharine Hough called the class back to order leading 31t. Leaders: Karen Stingle 277; Crystal Burnham 271t; Jacob Breedlove 445; Ginny Landgraf 547; Shannon McGuire 137; Jim Friedrich 77t; Ginnie Ely 196; Majorie DesRosier 303; Marcia Stedman 171; Caleb Hardy 84; Idy Kiser 385b; Ken Colfield 86; Carol Selleck 39t; Tom Payne 146; Lucinda Saue 209; Lisa Cohen 485; Alice Poinier 33b; Marilyn Murata 351; Erika Wilson 114; Kiri Miller 112; Meg Larson 330b. Myles Alexander returned thanks for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Erik Schwab called the class back to order leading 565. Leaders: Martha Sherwood 203; Abraham Hardy 211; Janice Bridges 178; Karl Oswald 549; Arcana Ferschke 298; Jessica Beer 564; Thom Fahrbach 216; James Baumgartner 37b; Gary Plouff 142; Tamara Harris 222; Katharine Hough 236; Susan Helf 528; Bob Schinske 512; Alberta Hardy 288; Carolyn Gilkey 384; Greg Saue 155; Tigre Lusardi 448b; Fran Ross 455; Ethan Hardy 34t; Jordan Singer 163t; Idy Kiser 47t; Ginny Landgraf 419.

RECESS

Karen Willard called the class back to order leading 213b. Leaders: Tom Gerber 72b; Erika Wilson 148; Jinx McGuire 269; Marilyn Murata 304; Carol Selleck 58; Crystal Burnham 67; Tammi Ziola 406; David Wright 546; Kiri Miller 383; Ginnie Ely and Linda Jweinat 454; Mryka Hall-Beyer 350; Dan Thoma 102; Connie Stanton 176b; Lisa Cohen 504; Myles Alexander 65; Keith Nipper 375; Shannon McGuire 47b; Kathy Vlach 186; Steve Helwig 442; Jack Lofton 532; Anne Huckins 503; John Carson 143; Bruce Rowland 335.

Anne Huckins and Erik Schwab led 157 (CB) as the closing song.

Sunday, February 18

The class was called to order by Erik Schwab leading 49t. Reed Schilbach offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Anne Huckins 66; Bill Walters 34b; Susan Helf 284; Janice Bridges 347; John Carson 335; David Hough 53; Reed Schilbach 532; Alice Poinier 473; Bob Schinske 548; Karen Willard 274t; Brooks Callison 294; Joanne Hoover 218; Jacob Breedlove 278b; Jane Grant 373; Dorothy Robinson 48t; Corinna Singer, Yoko Singer, and Jordan Singer 145b.

RECESS

Jessica Beer called the class back to order leading 30b. Leaders: Carolyn Gilkey 128; Mathew Keegan 49b; Jean Murphy 191; Lucinda Saue 362; Tom Payne 510; Suzanne Denker 268; Jim Friedrich 228; Linda Jweinat 496; Martha Sherwood 168; Tigre Lusardi 326; Bill Walters and Karen Willard 468; Alberta Hardy 417; Tom Gerber 334; Fran Ross 198; Tom Fahrbach 372; Meg Larson 452.

David Hough and Katharine Hough conducted the memorial lesson. David Hough led 72b in honor of the following sick and shut-in: Clarrissa McGuire, Mother Felicitas, Charles Wells, Mary Ballinger, Kathy Sankey, Darlene Simpson-Brown, Virginia Couper, Keran Macomber, Alfred Johnson, Sylvia Hallock, Linda Laing, Pauline Childers, Edith Tate, Flarce Creel, Lynne Koss, Linda Parsons, Blake Hodgetts, Jan Lewis, John Lewis, Duncan McCloud, Fumie Murata, Sisue Sugimoto, and Ashley Potter.

Katharine Hough spoke and led 118 in memory of the following deceased: John Williams, Micheal Cohen, Viola Graff, Barbara Helen, and David MacCauslan—Washington; Katharine Wulfing Smith—Iowa; Fred Noel Spiess, Raymond Frederick Erickson, and Joanne Starks—California; Gary Irwin—Alaska; Carol Larsen—Wisconsin; Heath Jett—Alabama; Santo Feldi—New Jersey; Owen Richel—Canada; Brad Fredrich and Ardis Borg—Minnesota; and Ishaq Daniel Jud—Oregon.

Leaders: Gary Plouff 70b; Tamara Harris 76b; Greg Saue 147t; Karen Stingle 318. The prayer for the noon meal was offered by Reed Schilbach.

LUNCH

Bob Schinske called the class back to order leading 59. Leaders: Steve Helwig 95; Scott Kennedy 149; Kiri Miller 430; Dan Thoma 223; Crystal Burnham 300; Connie Stanton 297; James Baumgartner 410t; Ginnie Ely 269; Mryka Hall-Beyer 324; Arcana Ferschke 377; Bruce Rowland 324; Susan Helf and Ken Colfield 189; Marylyn Murphy 304; Abraham Hardy 523; Ginny Landgraf 397; Jack Lofton 344; Idy Kiser and Reed Schilbach 472; Karl Oswald 317; Tammi Ziola 235; Kathy Vlach 475.

RECESS

David Wright called the class together leading 215. Leaders: Carol Selleck 55; Seda 106; Katharine Hough 183; Caleb Hardy 299; Shannon McGuire 196; Ethan Hardy 107; Dave Menz 306; Ken Colfield 61; Jim Van Horn 285t; Myles Alexander 131t; Jinx McGuire 40; Erika Wilson 378b; Rodney Willard, Barbara Willard, and David Hough 171; Mryka Hall-Beyer 327; Jordan Singer 101t; Ginnie Ely 389; Crystal Burnham 38b; Ginny Landgraf 224; Marilyn Murata 46; Greg Saue and Lucinda Saue 63; Steve Helwig 440; Scott Kennedy 178; Dan Thoma 276.

The class held a business session. The Arranging Committee reported a registered attendance of 150. The Treasurer reported all expenses met. The Resolutions Committee thanked all who helped make the convention possible.

Erik Schwab and Anne Huckins led 503 as the closing song, and all who wished took the parting hand. Reed Schilbach offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Erik Schwab; Vice Chairwoman—Anne Huckins; Secretary—Bill Walters