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Mt. Rainier Cooper Book Singing

Buckley Hall, Buckley, Washington

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The 1st annual Mt. Rainier Cooper Book Singing was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Karen Willard leading “A Song of the Pacific Northwest” (an arrangement of 422 by David Wright). Darlene Simpson-Brown offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Karen Willard; Vice Chairman—Kathy Vlach; Secretary—Erika Wilson.

Leaders: David Wright 138t, 292b; Bill Walters 505, 30t; Jean Squires 492; Erik Schwab 210, 40; Darlene Simpson-Brown 54t, 559; Reed Schilbach 122, 572; Ethan Hardy 393t, 464; Lucinda Saue 463.

RECESS

Karen Willard brought the class back together leading 410. Leaders: Janice Bridges 553, 331b; Angie Johnson 127, 549; Karl Oswald 250; Erika Wilson 314, 98; Steve Helwig 108b, 146; Tammi Ziola 392, 38b; Marilyn Murata 571, 484; Raoul Titus 214, 240; Kathy Lee 507b, 171; Greg Saue 563. Darlene Simpson-Brown asked the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Kathy Vlach brought the afternoon session to order leading 35. Leaders: Karen Willard 500, 95b; Jessica Hahl 425, 165; Jordan Singer 272, 239; David Lee 478, 511b; Cornelia Stanton 336t, 55; Pete Mathewson 430; John Carson and Marti Hoadley 518, 229; Sonya Lee 381t (for Johnny Lee); Sonya Lee and David Lee 199; Steve Cackley 510, 577; Kathy Vlach 411; Kathy Vlach and David Lee 273.

RECESS

Karen Willard brought the class back together leading 380b. Leaders: Linda Jweinat 449; John Carson and Cornelia Stanton 96; Tammi Ziola 107t; Marilyn Murata 200; Steve Helwig 416t; Jessica Hahl 417; Ethan Hardy 232; Erik Schwab 38t; David Lee and Karen Willard 465; Greg Saue and Lucinda Saue 148; Pete Mathewson and Susie Mathewson 544; Kathy Lee 374; Karl Oswald 36t; Steve Cackley 180; Sonya Lee 511t; Cornelia Stanton 573.

The class held a business session. The Treasurer reported that expenses had been met. The Arranging Committee reported that 69 songs had been led, with 38 singers registered overall.

Announcements were made. The next Mt. Rainier Cooper Book Singing will be held at Buckley Hall on the Saturday before the third Sunday of August, 2010.

Karen Willard and Kathy Vlach led 574 as the closing song, followed by 147 as singers took the parting hand. Darlene Simpson-Brown offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Karen Willard; Vice Chairman—Kathy Vlach; Secretary—Erika Wilson