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Los Angeles Regional Singing

Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The 16th annual Los Angeles Regional Sacred Harp Singing was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Pat Keating leading 34b. Steve Lazicki offered the opening prayer.

A business meeting was called with the following officers elected: Chairman—David Olson; Vice Chairman—Norman Gholson; Treasurer—Duncan MacLeod; Arranging Committee—Rick Russell and Betty Hermann; Resolutions Committee—Amy Ludwig and Polly Henninger; Secretary—Larry Arnstein.

Leaders: David Olson 49t; Norman Gholson 47b; Duncan MacLeod 34t, 89; Ron Huss 311, 280; Polly Henninger 186, 391; Steve Lazicki 74t, 114; Bruce Hayes 299, 250; Larry Arnstein 99, 569b; Xaris Martinez 32t, 328; Carl Barnes 273, 383; Karen Huss 454, 535.

RECESS

Jerry Schreiber called the class back to order leading 290. Leaders: Mary Rose O’Leary 300, 213t; David Olson 448t, 340; Marilyn Murata 468, 421; Norman Gholson 334, 28b; Natalie Hall 203, 200; Ellen Collins 159, 86; Carroll Lunsford 119, 457; Rena Cifra 288.

Laura Boyd Russell conducted the memorial lesson. Carla Smith led 31t for the following sick and shut-ins: Jean Brajkovich, Shisue Sugimoto, and Fumie Murata.

Laura Boyd Russell led 66 for the following deceased: William Boyd Sr., Harry Merrick, Rich Johnson, Don Shepphard, Kevin Vickary, Jerry Michlovitz, Linda Passmore, Frank Brajkovich, Steve Bartel, Cecil Piantadosi, Matilda Hendricks, Martin Luther, Frank Ashe, Richard Brelaford, and Steve Prussing—California; Amanda Denson, Edith Tate, and Flarce Creel—Alabama; Holdah Champion—Virginia. Steve Lazicki offered grace for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Carroll Lunsford called the afternoon session to order leading 204. Leaders: Jerry Schreiber 434, 474; Linda Booth 358, 297; Betty Marvin 440, 441; Pat Keating 178, 269; Carla Smith 287, 97; Laura Boyd Russell 180, 269; Susanna Ball 148, 36b; Betty Hermann 430, 442.

RECESS

Betty Marvin called the class back to order leading 274b. Leaders: Mary Linn Bergstrom 556, 424; Dan Vosnick 566; Mike Laube 210, 350; Duncan MacLeod 26; Rod Willard 49b; Duane Gruber 496; Susanna Ball 479; Betty Marvin 351; Carroll Lunsford 460; Carla Smith 217; Carl Barnes 198.

Duncan McLeod reported that expenses were met. Larry Arnstein reported that 72 songs were led by 31 leaders. Thanks were given to those who helped make the singing a success.

David Olson led 276 as the closing song. Steve Lazicki offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—David Olson; Vice Chairman—Norman Gholson; Secretary—Larry Arnstein