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Marilou and Don Jolly Memorial Singing

Old Poway Park, Poway, California

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The 13th annual Marilou and Don Jolly Memorial was called to order by Carroll Lunsford leading 33b. Norma Ruptier offered the opening prayer. Susanna Ball led 34b.

A business meeting was called and officers and committees were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Susanna Ball; Vice Chairperson—Carla Smith; Arranging Committee—Jerry Schreiber; Chaplain—Norma Ruptier; Resolutions Committee—Juniper Hill and Mark Miller; Secretaries—Jane Campbell and Mary Linn Freedman. The business meeting was concluded and Susanna Ball led 36b.

Leaders: Carla Smith 30t; Jane Campbell 510; Bruce Hayes 91, 214; Nancy Huerta 288, 72t; Larry Arnstein 566, 350; Norma Ruptier 40, 46; Pat Keating 68t, 468; Mark Miller 213t, 430; Laura Russell 212, 89; Duncan Macleod 168, 56t; Judy Getrich 267.

RECESS

Duncan Macleod brought the class back to order leading 49t. Leaders: David Olson 192, 348b; Ron Huss 347, 311; Juniper Hill 504, 268; Don Allen 45t, 105; Xaris Martínez 349, 500; John Marr 146, 319; Charles Knecht 475, 474.

RECESS

Carla Smith brought the class back to order leading 119. Leaders: Carla Smith 123b; Bob Turk, his daughter, and Jerry Schreiber 334, 294; Katherine Knecht 87, 94; Linda Booth 196, 112; Rick Russell 302, 291. Norma Ruptier offered grace before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Carla Smith brought the class back to order leading 204. Leaders: Jerry Schreiber and Sonia 327; Jerry Schreiber and Lisa Klopp 159; Amy Ludwig 178, 335; Jeff Gauthier 565, 436; Carroll Lunsford, his grandson, and great grandson 426t, 556; Mark Miller 144; Xaris Martínez 318; Juniper Hill 349; Bruce Hayes 254; Carla Smith 74b; Rick Russell 200; Susanna Ball 148; Don Allen 110; Pat Keating 375; Larry Arnstein 287.

RECESS

Jeff Gauthier bought the class back to order leading 101t. Leaders: Linda Booth 99; Rodney Willard, Jerry Schreiber, and Carla Smith 49b; David Olson 330b; Norma Ruptier 480; Anitra Kaye 143; Nancy Huerta 142; Ron Huss 174; Katherine Knecht 373; John Marr and his students 400; Judy Getrich 270; Charles Knecht 481; Jane Campbell 47b; Amy Ludwig 66.

RECESS

Bruce Hayes and Pat Keating brought the class back to order leading 276. Leaders: Jeff Gauthier 384; Mary Linn Freedman 497; Laura Russell 137; Jerry Schreiber 473; Sue Scott 106 (dedicated to her father); Carroll Lunsford and Jerry Schreiber 434; Juniper Hill 183; Nancy Huerta 117; Norma Ruptier 479; Mark Miller 176t; Linda Booth 569b.

Announcements were made. The secretary reported that 94 songs were sung. The Resolutions Committee offered warm, lively resolutions, including the resolution to return in 2010 on the Saturday before the 4th Sunday in July for the 14th annual Marilou and Don Jolly Memorial Singing.

Susanna Ball led 62 as the closing song. Norma Ruptier offered prayer and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, July 26

Singers gathered on the following morning to sing for two hours in the Old Adobe Chapel, Old Town, San Diego, California.

Chairperson—Susanna Ball; Vice Chairperson—Carla Smith; Secretaries—Jane Campbell and Mary Linn Freedman