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Minnesota Midwinter Cooper Book Singing

St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, St. Paul, Minnesota

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The 11th annual Minnesota Midwinter Cooper Book Singing was called to order by Midge Olsen leading 31t. She welcomed guests and visitors. Jim Pfau offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Midge Olsen; Secretaries—Valerie Stoehr and Tivey.

Leaders: Steven Levine 55; Kit Canright 159; Nancy Koester 331b; Jeanette Nelson 99; Jim Goetz 218; Stacey Berkheimer 395b; Gordon Olsen 47b; Claudia Egelhoff 156; Cody Hunter 422b; Christine Stevens 416b; Michael Moore 30t; Kristie Harju 500; Jim Helke 486; Donna Gunderson-Rogers 336t; Jim Pfau 464.

RECESS

Carol Buche called the class back to order leading 171. Leaders: Will Gilman 392; Michael Mosley 112; Laura Densmore 482; Bill Beverly 422t; Cathy Lutz and a group of students from the University of St. Thomas 559; Tivey, Madi Bataineh, and a second group of students from the University of St. Thomas 49b; Carol Munro Mosley 463; Guy Bankes 391; Denise Kania 140; Gaylon Powell 566; Cornelia Stanton 96; Steve Luttinen 507t; Martha Beverly 39; Eleanor Haase 575; Matt Wells 138t.

RECESS

Kit Canright called the class back to order leading 29t. Leaders: Jenny Willard 572; Johnny Lee, Delorese Lee, Melinda Lee, and Spencer Lee 95b.

The finance committee and chairman made announcements. Kristie Harju and Stacey Berkheimer submitted a presentation expressing appreciation and gratitude to Elouise Jerome for her sustained contributions.

Leaders: Henry Schuman 522; Barbara Myhr 270; Pop Wagner and Jim Pfau 49t; Dick Levine 300; Paul Wyatt 229. Nancy Koester offered prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Jeanette Nelson called the afternoon session to order leading 146. Leaders: Paul Landskroener 155; Katie Moore and David Moore 277; Jen Agans 416t; Charlie Obert “Nightfall”; Martha Henderson 355; Keith Willard 505; Irene Lawrence 38t; John Seaton 449; Carol Buche 488b; Paul Wilson 314; Steve Copeland 274t; Karen Swenson and Deidre Druk 502; Scott Schroeder 489; Jeff Bell 54t; Carol Munro Mosley and Michael Mosley 571.

RECESS

Steven Levine called class back to order leading 478. Leaders: Guy Bankes 410; Laura Densmore, Angie Broeker, and Jay Broeker 511t; Michael Moore 442b; Jim Helke 485; Martha Beverly and Bill Beverly 210; Cornelia Stanton 515; Henry Schuman 411; Gaylon Powell 454; John Seaton 538; Johnny Lee, Delorese Lee, and Melinda Lee 273.

Announcements were made. Recording secretary, Tivey, reported that singers from ten states and one Canadian province attended as follows: Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin. A total of 68 songs by 59 leaders were sung at this convention.

Midge Olsen led 293b as the closing song. Johnny Lee offered a closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Midge Olsen; Secretaries—Valerie Stoehr, Tivey