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Tucson Singing

Sonora Cohousing, Tucson, Arizona

March 1-2, 2008

Saturday, March 1

The 4th annual Tucson Singing was called to order by Maggie Leonard leading 143. J.P. Thom-Gronachan offered opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed: Chairperson—Sue Hanson; Arranging Committee—Maggie Leonard and Sue Hanson; Treasurer—Paige Winslett; Secretary—Erika Roush.

Leaders: Sue Hanson 40; Paige Winslett 49b; Erika Roush 277; Ginny Ely 475; Gaylon Powell 300; Carol Smith 47t; Margaret Penner 45t; Hans Guttman 480; Carl Barnes 168; J.P. Thom-Gronachan 154; Jeanette Nelson 455; Peter Golden 56b; Jerry Schreiber 391; Carl Barnes 81t (by request); Paige Winslett 503; Sue Hanson 473; Gaylon Powell 155; Hans Guttmann 66 (in honor of his mother); Maggie Leonard 159; Carla Smith 89; Margaret Penner 128; Ginny Ely 196; Carl Barnes 299.


J.P. Thom-Gronachan reconvened the class leading 358. Leaders: Erika Roush 312b; Peter Golden 52t; Jeanette Nelson 472; Jerry Schreiber 86; Carl Barnes 105 (for Dorothy Ness); Paige Winslett 334; Sue Hanson 82t; Gaylon Powell 442; Hans Guttman 270; Maggie Leonard 288; Carla Smith 70t; Margaret Penner 63; Ginny Ely 313t; Carl Barnes 107; J.P. Thom-Gronachan 474; Erika Roush 183; Peter Golden 99; Jeanette Nelson 216; Jerry Schreiber 373; Gaylon Powell 47b (for Dorothy Ness), 111b; Carl Barnes 85; Peter Golden 217; Sue Hanson 280; Ginny Ely 228; Erika Roush 178; Maggie Leonard 65; Jeanette Nelson 481; Hans Guttman 171; Jerry Schreiber 193. J.P. Thom-Gronachan offered thanks for the noon meal.


Sue Hanson brought the class back to order leading 117. Leaders: Maggie Leonard 268; Jerry Schreiber 312t (for Dorothy Ness); Carla Smith 185; J.P. Thom-Gronachan 181; Peter Golden 39b; Jeanette Nelson 209; Hans Guttman 37b; Gaylon Powell 538; Carl Barnes 335; Jerry Schreiber 236; Margaret Penner 397; Paige Winslett 430; Ginny Ely 446; Maggie Leonard 191; Sue Hanson 556; Carl Barnes 267 (for Dorothy Ness); Erika Roush 126; Carol Smith 153; J.P. Thom-Gronachan 225t; Peter Golden 112.


J.P. Thom-Gronachan led 186 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Xaris Martinez 32t; Ginny Ely 39t (for Cindi Patterson); Jeanette Nelson 448t; Hans Guttman 448b; Gaylon Powell 94; Carl Barnes 198; Jerry Schreiber 100; Margaret Penner 457; Paige Winslett 49t; Ginny Ely 297; Maggie Leonard 58; Sue Hanson 497.

Announcements were made. Sue Hanson led 62 as the closing song. J.P. Thom-Gronachan offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, March 2

The Sunday session was called to order by Sue Hanson leading 479. The morning prayer was offered by J.P. Thom-Gronachan.

Leaders: Paige Winslett 146; Erika Roush 276; Ginny Ely 34b; Maggie Leonard 277; Gaylon Powell 224; J.P. Thom-Gronachan 101t; Hans Guttman 76b; Ginny Ely 107 (for Ruth Campbell); Jeanette Nelson 28b; Xaris Martinez 340; Peter Golden 38t; Gaylon Powell 383 (for Cynthia O’Sullivan); Sue Hanson 384; Paige Winslett 160t; Erika Roush 468; Ginny Ely 389; Maggie Leonard 222; Gaylon Powell 142; J.P. Thom-Gronachan 388; Hans Guttman 38b; Ginny Ely 33b (for Ruth Campbell); Jeanette Nelson 36b; Xaris Martinez 74b; Peter Golden 77t.


The class was called back to order by Sue Hanson leading 515.

A memorial lesson was conducted by Sue Hanson and Gaylon Powell. The names of the following sick and housebound were read: Ophelia Matthews, Myra Palmer, and Pat Dell Riversong. Gaylon Powell offered prayer and led 480 in honor of those named.

The following deceased were remembered: Jane Roman—Maryland; Alex Mennella—New York; Mary Ballinger and Pete Baker—Texas; Edith Tate, Flarce Creel, and Amanda Denson—Alabama; Madeline Steel—Mississippi; Rich Johnson—California; Minja Lausevic—Minnesota; Fred Ross—Arizona. Sue Hanson led 452 in memory of those named.

Leaders: Paige Winslett 430; Erika Roush 287; Ginny Ely 349; Maggie Leonard 497; Gaylon Powell 354b; J.P. Thom-Gronachan 354t; Hans Guttman 499; Ginny Ely 504 (for Ruth Campbell); Jeanette Nelson 547; Peter Golden 492; Sue Hanson 163t; Paige Winslett 314; Erika Roush 120; Ginny Ely 546; Maggie Leonard 315; Gaylon Powell 272; J.P. Thom-Gronachan 122; Hans Guttman 566; Gaylon Powell 278b (for Ruth Campbell); Jeanette Nelson 143; Peter Golden 282; Sue Hanson 203; Erika Roush 454; Ginny Ely 269; Maggie Leonard 455; Gaylon Powell 200.

J.P. Thom-Gronachan led 159 as the closing song, and offered the closing prayer. The class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Sue Hanson; Secretary—Erika Roush