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Geneva All-Day Singing

Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, Geneva, Illinois

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Geneva All-Day Singing was held at the Unitarian Universalist Society, 102 South Second Street, Geneva, Illinois, on Saturday before the second Sunday in August. Ryan Wheeler brought the class to order leading 59 and 49t. Rochell Lodder offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Ryan Wheeler; Secretary—Jill Muirhead.

Leaders: Jim Helke 34b; Micheal Appert 79; Jeff Breting 448b; Don Keeton 317; John Seaton 47t; Lori Graber 29t; Benny Hornish 146; Lisa Cohen 485; Johanna Fabke 475; Ginny Landgraf 375; Rochelle Lodder 171; Ted Mercer 142; Karen Swenson 40; James Page 273; Don Bardsley 473; Jim Helke 124; Jeff Breting 107; Don Keeton 112; Nate Zweig 34b; Megan Dunning 144.


Ryan Wheeler called the class to order leading 229. Leaders: Peggy Mistak 496; John Seaton 163b; Lori Graber 327; Benny Hornish 122; Lisa Cohen 84; James Page “North Montpelier”; Johanna Fabke 83t; Micheal Appert 268; Ginny Landgraf 433.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Jim Helke and James Page. Jim Helke spoke on behalf of the sick and shut-ins and led 94 in honor of the following: Ann Ballard, Joyce Anderson, Bob Anderson, Bob Scorgie, Claire Simon, and John Plunkett.

James Page read the names of the deceased and led 200 in memory of the following: Blossom Miller—New York; Bob Fort—Florida; Sergio Rulloda; Pauline Childers—Michigan; Shari Lodder. Rochelle Lodder closed the memorial lesson with prayer, and included the blessing for the noon meal.


Ryan Wheeler called the class to order leading 278b. Leaders: Rachel Adelstein 183; Joan Garnett and Callie Garnett 365; Jim Anderson 384; Rochelle Lodder 278t; Ted Mercer 468; Karen Swenson 564; Don Bardsley 85; Jim Helke 136; Jeff Breting 178; Don Keeton 454; Nate Zweig 155; Megan Dunning 282; Peggy Mistak 312b; John Seaton 313b; Lori Graber 492; Benny Hornish 82t; Lisa Cohen 504; James Page 505; Johanna Fabke 373; Micheal Appert 344; Ginny Landgraf 101b.


Karen Swenson called the class to order leading 32t. Leaders: Ted Mercer 86; Don Bardsley 49b; Megan Dunning 335; James Page 334; Ryan Wheeler 148 (for the Finance Committee); Johanna Fabke 464; Karen Swenson 209; Joan Garnett and Callie Garnett 448t; Don Keeton 270; Jim Helke 100; Jeff Breting 108b; John Seaton 104; Lori Graber 472; Rachel Adelstein 120; Benny Hornish 186; Lisa Cohen 47b; Micheal Appert 572; Ginny Landgraf 102; Rochelle Lodder 497.

Announcements were made. Ryan Wheeler led 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Rochelle Lodder.

Chairman—Ryan Wheeler; Secretary—Jill Muirhead