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Eugene All Day Singing

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The 11th annual Eugene Singing was held in the sanctuary of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, in Eugene, Oregon. Martha Sherwood called the class to order at 9:30 a.m. leading 34b. Tony Meyer offered the invocation.

A business meeting was held and chairman for the 12th annual Eugene All Day Singing will be Steve Helwig. The singing will be held July 25, 2009. The 2008 officers were announced as follows: Chairperson—Fran Ross; Secretary—Carolyn Gilkey; Treasurer—Dorothy Attneave; Arranging Committee—Martha Johnson; Memorial Lesson—Gary Plouff; Chaplain—Tony Meyer.

Leaders: Dan Thoma 99; Erik Schwab 31b; Cornelia Stanton 473; Gary Plouff 567; Jack Lofton 335; Erika Wilson 328; Steve Helwig 351; John Dinsmore 30t; Carolyn Gilkey 474; Betsy Jeronen 448t; Jean Murphy 455; David Wright 517; Fran Ross 85; Reed Schilbach 171; Scott Kennedy 546; Tammi Ziola 277; Bill Walters 35; Karen Stingle 40; Susan Helf 86; Tamara Harris 74t; Thom Fahrbach 411; Jim Brock 72b.


Meg Larson brought the class back to order leading 49t. Leaders: Tom McTighe 28t; Martha Johnson 442; Karl Oswald 218; Harlan Walker Young 148; Wendy Marshall 499; Jenn Dolan 146; Paul Berry 287; Audrey Karabinus “Sarabavam”; Suzanne Denker 361; Linda Dorsey Ralston 178; Meg Larson 506.

Gary Plouff conducted the memorial lesson and led 410t in memory of the following deceased: Joe O’Rourke, Trudy Atkinson, Doug Collins, David Fuentes, John Huckins, Bruce “Utah” Phillips, Eliot Scott, Oleg Khripkov, Alice Coburn, Mary Holt, Pat, Jeanette Denker, John Vizard, Steve Goebel, Janie Hangebrauk, and Chester Pietka.

Fran Ross and Suzanne Denker led 504 for the following sick and shut-ins: Jean Marcotte, Julie Rogers, Juretta Nidever, Steve Crumdick, Jesse Toro, Stephanie Reed, Marlene Karabinus, Tom Helf, Ann Schilbach, and Darla Haskin. The memorial lesson was concluded.

Leaders: Martha Sherwood 67; Dorothy Robinson 370; Kathy Vlach 273; Dan Thoma 430; Erik Schwab 353; Cornelia Stanton 454; Gary Plouff 274t. Chaplain Tony Meyer asked a blessing on the food.


Steve Helwig and Martha Johnson brought the afternoon session to order leading 29 (t? b?). Leaders: Carolyn Gilkey 142; Bill Walters 444; Betsy Jeronen 384; David Wright 528; Erika Wilson 500; Tammi Ziola 383; Reed Schilbach 49t; John Dinsmore 42; Jean Murphy 268; Jack Lofton 550; Tamara Harris 269; Thom Fahrbach 215; Fran Ross 236; Scott Kennedy 68 (t? b?); Karen Stingle 254; Susan Helf 198; Tom McTighe 466; Jim Brock 100; Martha Johnson 270; Karl Oswald 304; Harlan Walker Young 128; Wendy Marshall 344.


Jenn Dolan brought the class back together leading 551. Leaders: Jane Grant 200; Paul Berry 106; Audrey Karabinus 70b; Suzanne Denker 209; Meg Larson 147b; Martha Sherwood 114; Dorothy Robinson 456; Kathy Vlach 24 (t? b?); Dan Thoma 549; Erik Schwab 208; Cornelia Stanton 276; Gary Plouff 318; Steve Helwig 71; Carolyn Gilkey 163b; Bill Walters 76b; Betsy Jeronen 472; David Wright 176t; Erika Wilson 542; Tammi Ziola 102; Reed Schilbach 347; John Dinsmore 48t.

Reports from committees were given as follows: Dorothy Attneave gave the treasurer’s report; Carolyn Gilkey reported that 70 people were registered for the singing, and 88 songs were sung; Kathy Vlach offered the resolutions report.

Tony Meyer offered a closing prayer. Fran Ross led 155, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Fran Ross; Secretary—Carolyn Gilkey