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Rivanna River Shape Note Singing

Charlottesville Friends Meeting House, Charlottesville, Virginia

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The annual Rivanna River Shape Note Singing held at the Charlottesville Friends Meeting House was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Tom Clay and Zoe Clay leading 59 and 274t. The morning prayer was offered by John Alexander.

A business session was held with the following officers elected: Chairman—Zoe Clay (age 9); Vice Chairman—Tom Clay; Secretary—Diane Ober; Arranging Committee—Hank Schutz and Bob Clay; Chaplain—John Alexander; Treasurer—Judy Cahill.

Leaders: John Alexander 312b, 76b; Joan Fenton 268, 47b; Judy Clay 384, 503; Judy Cahill 87; Diane Ober 551; Mary Wright 35, 108t; Kelly Macklin 433, 318; Hank Schutz 49b, 84; Stephen McMaster 86, 196; Frances Schutz 147t, 155.

RECESS

Leaders: Tom Clay 168, 56b; John Alexander 178; Jane Spencer 500, 501; Leyland delRe 564, 475; Pat Temple 34b, 373; John delRe 207, 212; Nate Matthews 148; Mary Langley 545, 101t; Zoe Clay 112; Tom Gould 63; Joan Fenton 117; Judy Cahill 122; Mary Wright 121, 129.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Tom Clay who led 211 for Daniel Macklin of Virginia, and in memory of Lee Rogers of Georgia. Prayer was offered by John Alexander.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order by Stephen McMaster leading 313t and 282. Leaders: Zoe Clay 354b; Pat Temple 567; Kelly Macklin 546; Jane Spencer 298; Leyland delRe 280; Tom Clay 547; John Alexander 179; Judy Clay 535; John delRe 425; Nate Matthews 105; Zoe Clay 455, 159; Mary Langley 29t; Tom Wool 183; Joan Fenton 488; Judy Cahill 47t; Mary Wright 477; Stephen McMaster 236; Pat Temple 209.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Kelly Macklin leading 49t. Leaders: Jane Spencer 176b; Leyland delRe 270; Tom Clay 76t; John Alexander 163b; Judy Clay 454; John delRe 272; Nate Matthews 220; Zoe Clay 222; Mary Langley 269; Tom Wool 64.

John Alexander presented resolutions thanking all who contributed to the success of the singing. Judy Cahill gave a treasurer’s report.

Following announcements, John Alexander led 347 as the closing song, offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Zoe Clay, Vice Chairman—Tom Clay; Secretary—Diane Ober