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New York State Regional Singing, Utica/Rome Area

Unity Hall, Barneveld, New York

Saturday, February 23, 2008

The first New York State Regional Singing of 2008 was held at Unity Hall in Barneveld, New York, on February 23, 2008. The class was called to order by Barbara Swetman leading 143. The opening prayer was offered by George Seiler.

Leaders: Barbara Swetman 34b; Margaret Bornick 312b, 162; Dennis Leipold 59, 40; Eileen Metzger 159, 383; Ron Bornick 66, 178; George Seiler 68b, 84; Melody Johnson 33b, 27; Laura Densmore 370, 101b; Kathy Collett 122, 155.

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Dennis Leipold leading 145b. Leaders: Jean Seiler 142, 209; Thom Metzger 112, 148; Lucy Roberts 168, 47t; Barbara Swetman 313b, 475; Jason Law 49b, 481; Margaret Bornick 334, 268; Eileen Metzger 58, 421; George Seiler 347, 480; Ron Bornick 107, 282; Melody Johnson 274t, 504; Laura Densmore 542, 201. Dennis Leipold offered a blessing, and the class was dismissed for lunch.

LUNCH

Ron Bornick opened the afternoon session leading 82t. Leaders: Kathy Collett 497, 547; Jean Seiler 448t, 217; Thom Metzger 216, 29b; Lucy Roberts 300, 324; Dennis Leipold 186, 128; Barbara Swetman 532; Jason Law 63; Brian Collett 218, 163b; Margaret Bornick 117.

RECESS

Brian Collett led 551 to bring the class to order. Leaders: Eileen Metzger 270; George Seiler 99; Ron Bornick 454; Melody Johnson 315; Laura Densmore 522; Kathy Collett 245; Jean Seiler 87; Thom Metzger 51; Lucy Roberts 30b; Barbara Swetman and Laurel Miazga 47b; Jason Law 191; Brian Collett 455; Barbara Swetman and visitors 45t.

RECESS

The class was brought together by Margaret Bornick leading 486. Announcements were made. Leaders: Thom Metzger 106; George Seiler 171; Eileen Metzger 182; Ron Bornick 228; Melody Johnson 95; Laura Densmore 485; Kathy Collett 299; Jean Seiler 200; Thom Metzger 236; Lucy Roberts 31t; Dennis Leipold 208; Eileen Metzger 108b; Brian Collett 479; Barbara Swetman 198.

Barbara Swetman led 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Eileen Metzger, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Barbara Swetman; Secretaries—Jackie Mallery and Kathy Collett