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Rivanna River Singing

Charlottesville, Virginia

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The annual Rivanna River Singing was held in the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church on Saturday before the third Sunday in September. John Alexander called the class to order leading 312b and welcomed all present. Hank Schutz, Chaplain, offered the opening prayer.

A business meeting followed wherein the following were elected: Co-Chairpersons—Tom Clay and Zoe Clay; Vice Chairman—Hank Schutz; Secretary—Bev Yaeger; Treasurer—Judy Cahill.

Leaders: Tom Clay and Zoe Clay 64; Hank Schutz 73b; Bev Yaeger 28b; Alice Noyes 47b; Jane Spencer 33b; Beth Neville-Evans 209; Eddie Mash 300; Lois Badey 547; Mary Wright 480; Winston Barham 63; Peggy Dyson-Cobb 59; Frank Evans 47t; Gillie Campbell 68b; Jim Strube 148; John Alexander 178; Tom Clay 179; Zoe Clay 455.


Hank Schutz brought the class back to order leading 276. Leaders: Judy Cahill 503; Alice Noyes 203; Jane Spencer 112; Beth Neville-Evans 82b; Sheila Nugent 277; Eddie Mash 198; Lois Badey 141; Fiona Nugent 441; Mary Wright 274t; Winston Barham 145t; James Nugent 355; Peggy Dyson-Cobb 86; Gillie Campbell 66; Jim Strube 146; John Alexander 163b; Tom Clay and Zoe Clay 344; Hank Schutz 186; Judy Cahill 384; Alice Noyes 565; Jane Spencer 191; Beth Neville-Evans 127; Sheila Nugent 30b; Eddie Mash 32t. Hank Schutz, Chaplain, offered prayer before lunch.


Tom Clay brought the class back to order leading 24b. Leaders: Winston Barham 147t; Lois Badey 335; Sheila Nugent 31b; Mary Wright 314; Frances Schutz 504; Frank Evans 315; Dianne Ober 551; Gilly Campbell 40; Jim Strube 501; James Nugent 29t; Bev Yaeger 192; John Alexander 31t; Tom Clay 56b; Hank Schutz 143; Alice Noyes 448t; Zoe Clay and Fiona Nugent 354b; Jane Spencer 306; Eddie Mash 434; Winston Barham 49t.

Mary Wright conducted the memorial lesson. She spoke on behalf of the sick and shut-ins and led 312t in honor of the following: Pat Temple, John delRe, Tom Badey, Mary Elizabeth Freeman, and Robert Barham.

She spoke of the following deceased and led 122 in their memory: Kat Kincaid and Rev. Ron Barham.


Tom Clay and Zoe Clay brought the class back to order leading 117. Leaders: Lois Badey 30t; James Nugent 388; Frank Evans 284; Jim Strube 354t; Sheila Nugent 410b; Mary Wright 35; Bev Yaeger 351; John Alexander 230; Tom Clay 545; Hank Schutz 155; Alice Noyes 217; Jane Spencer 500; Eddie Mash 269; Winston Barham 452; Lois Badey 339; James Nugent 410t; Frank Evans 268; Sheila Nugent 481.

Following announcements, Tom Clay led 347 as the closing song. Hank Schutz offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Co-Chairpersons—Tom Clay and Zoe Clay; Vice Chairman—Hank Schutz; Secretary—Bev Yaeger