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Minnesota Midwinter Cooper Book Singing

Park House, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The 10th Minnesota Midwinter Cooper Book Singing was held Saturday before the second Sunday in February at Park House in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Carol Buche called the class to order leading 484. Jane Wells offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Kristie Harju 268b; Steve Luttinen 268t; Donna Gunderson-Rogers 434; Jeanette Nelson 132; Denise Kania and Dean Jurek 140; Matt Wells 138t; Eleanor Haase 575; Irene Lawrence 186; Guy Bankes 494; Ryan Wheeler 314; Steve Schmidgall 55; Jim Goetz 159; Bill Beverley 573; Jeff Bell 414.


Karen Clark called the class back together by leading 96. Leaders: Carol Buche and Will Gilman 488b; Christine Stevens 270; Jim Pfau 203; Anna Pfau 112; Cathy Lutz and a group of St. Thomas students 218; Charlie Obert and a group of St. Thomas students 38t; Michael Moore 163b; Martha Henderson 450; Keith Willard 463 (by request); Steven Levine 486 (for his father); Stacey Berkheimer 155; Martha Beverley 515; Dan Edwards, Karen Edwards, and Finnian Edwards 99; Doron Henkin and Laura Densmore 98.


Steven Levine called the class back to order leading 32t. Leaders: Tanya Cothran 290; Claudia Egelhoff 152; Cindy Kissee 128; Charlie Obert 216; Jim Pfau 319; Jenny Willard 478; Gordon Olsen 199; Chris Holley 168; Doug Donley 127. Jane Wells offered prayer for the noon meal.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Steve Schmidgall leading 391. Leaders: Midge Olsen 210; Ann Sleeva 91; Connie Stanton 229; Laura Densmore 511t; Gerry Skerbitz and Dylan Skerbitz 508; Kristie Harju 411; Steve Luttinen and a group of Bethel University students 133; Karen Swenson 393t; Paul Wyatt 505; Scott Schroeder 274t; Doron Henkin 522; Claudia Egelhoff 422t; Martha Beverley 39; Bill Beverley 392; Chris Holley 42; Irene Lawrence 300; Ryan Wheeler 292b; Guy Bankes 410.


Gordon Olsen brought the class back together leading 47t. Leaders: Cathy Lutz 559; Karen Clark “Spurlock”; Laura Densmore and Karen Clark 386; Will Gilman 146; Michael Moore 54b; Connie Stanton 571; Kit Canright 54t; Matt Wells 137; Steven Levine 28b; Stacey Berkheimer 516; Jeanette Nelson 41; Jenny Willard 367.

Upcoming singings were announced. The Treasurer reported that expenses had been met. The class represented the following states and provinces: Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Carol Buche and Karen Clark led 95b as the closing song, while those who wished took the parting hand. Keith Willard offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairlady—Carol Buche; Secretary—Karen Swenson