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Pacific Northwest
Sacred Harp Convention (Washington)

Mercer Island VFW Hall, Mercer Island, Washington

February 20-21, 2010

Saturday, February 20

The 19th annual session of the Pacific Northwest Sacred Harp Convention was called to order by Erika Wilson, who welcomed everyone to the convention. Bill Walters and Erika Wilson opened the singing by leading 28b. Jordan Singer offered the opening prayer.

The class held a short business session and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Erika Wilson; Vice Chairperson—Bob Schinske; Treasurer—Anne Huckins; Secretary—Susan Helf. The business session was closed.

Leaders: Bob Schinske 59; Susan Helf 270; Anne Huckins 37b; David Wright 47t; Karen Willard 46; Erik Schwab 42; Joanne Hoover 91; Jim Van Horn 269; Katharine Hough 183; Shannon McGuire 47b; Jack Lofton 192; Jen Morris 268; Peter Schinske 178; Gaea Singer 312b.

RECESS

Erik Schwab called the class back to order leading 565. Leaders: Dave Hough 480; Carolyn Gilkey 142; Bill Walters 182; Kari Lundgren 388; Dan Thoma 500; Bruce Rowland 426b; Mryka Hall-Beyer 350; Will Fitzgerald 287; Greg Saue 148; Betsy Jeronen 564; Mark Miller 95; Shannon Primm 129; Thom Fahrbach 283; Anna Stoerch 66; Gregory Mulkern 232; Jane Spencer 569t.

RECESS

Katharine Hough brought the class back to order by leading 143. Leaders: Kathy Vlach 145b; David Kreiss-Tomkins 49b; Marilyn Murata 80t; Karen Stingle 171; Steve Helwig 157; Cornelia Stanton 454; Hal Eisen 181; Jessica Hahl 105; Steve Cackley 279; Lucinda Saue 532; Jordan Singer 49t; Jinx McGuire 163b; Ken Hallock 51; Jim Van Horn 285t; Bob Schinske 354t. Jordan Singer offered thanks for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by David Wright leading 430. Leaders: Dorothy Robinson 456; Jane Grant 63; Solomon Ossa 274t; Marla Elliott 25; Marcia Stedman 159; Eran Rhodes 86; Mryka Hall-Beyer 56b; Jane Spencer 306; Hal Eisen 556; Shannon Primm 353 (on the occasion of Hugh McGraw’s birthday); David Kreiss-Tomkins 276; Mark Miller 377; Susan Lacey 45t; Marilyn Murata 106; Will Fitzgerald 96; Andrea Boothby 267; Kari Lundgren 31t; Charlotte Baldwin 442; Steve Cackley 295.

RECESS

Bill Walters brought the class back together by leading 35. Leaders: Dave Hough 53; Kevin Barrons 39t; Carolyn Gilkey 474; Leon Janssen 448t; Jeshua Franklin 85; Dan Thoma 34b; Sylvia Friske 335; David Wright 546; Gregory Stockert 122; Jessica Hahl 55; Anne Huckins 384; Erika Wilson 217; Thom Fahrbach 432; Susan Helf 198; Betsy Jeronen 440; Greg Saue 479; Anna Stoerch 569b; Bill Walters 410t; Cornelia Stanton 466; Steve Helwig 302; Marla Elliott 504; Gregory Mulkern 132; Karen Willard 541; Solomon Ossa 345b; Shannon McGuire 163t; Lucinda Saue 155; Joanne Hoover 218.

“Washington” (CB) was sung as the closing song. Jordan Singer offered the closing prayer.

Sunday, February 21

Erika Wilson and Bob Schinske called the class to order by leading 448b. Erik Schwab offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Kathy Vlach 200; Karen Willard 68b; Peter Schinske 455; Dorothy Robinson 503; Linda Jweinat 378b; Sylvia Friske 178; Greg Saue 99; Lea Kouba 452; Bruce Rowland 294; Ken Hallock 411; Mryka Hall-Beyer 210; Marcia Stedman 180.

RECESS

Dave Hough called the class to order by leading 32t. Leaders: Lyle Lindsey 84; Erik Schwab 110; Charlotte Baldwin 146; Thom Fahrbach 328; Hal Eisen 444; Susan Helf 284; Caroline Helmeczi 29t; Shannon Primm 367; Jack Lofton 550; Marilyn Murata 126; Carolyn Gilkey 472; Jordan Singer 89; Mark Miller 235; David Kreiss-Tomkins 196.

RECESS

Leaders: Hal Eisen 72b; Cornelia Stanton 344; Jane Spencer 278t; Jessica Hahl 165; Dan Thoma 280; Katharine Hough 47b.

David Wright, Jinx McGuire, and Mark Miller conducted the memorial lesson. Jinx McGuire spoke and led the class in 323b in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Marie Brandis, Donald Glor, Raymond Hamrick, Huck Huckaby, Johnny Jeans, Ralf Keeler, Janet Korsmeyer, Xaris Martinez, Fumie Murata, Reed Schilbach, Darlene Simpson-Brown, Shisue Sugimoto, Barbara Willard, David Willard, Nadine Willard, and Rodney Willard.

David Wright spoke and led the class in 30b in memory of the following deceased: Leonora Zacarias—Mexico; Ron Brownell—Arizona; Margaret DeBolt—Georgia; Mary Randall Gilkey—Illinois; Helen Larsen—Massachusetts; Pernilla Lembke—Minnesota; Margie McKelvey—Pennsylvania; Leta Marshall and Janice Lillehammer—Washington; Sam Hinton, Laura Horri, Dorothy Schinske, and Melinda M. Warner—California; Crystal, Dominic DeFazio, Greg Klaus, Dot Leland, Richard Proulx, and Helen Schley—Oregon. Mark Miller also spoke and led the class in 176t in memory of the deceased. Erik Schwab closed the memorial session with prayer.

Leaders: Bob Schinske 282; Betsey Jeronen 448t; Steve Helwig 240; Gregory Mulkern 424; Rosie Lindsey 208; Karen Stingle 318; Erika Wilson 478. Erik Schwab offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Jack Lofton called the class back to order by leading 319. Leaders: Joanne Hoover 477; Jinx McGuire 269; Jen Morris 528; Bill Walters 468; Betsy Jeronen 215; Jack Lofton 245; Dave Hough 271t; Dorothy Robinson 275t; Bob Schinske 168; Thom Fahrbach 383; Karen Willard 543; Steve Cackley 41; Anne Huckins 324; Anna Stoerch 288; Eric Holt 313b; Kathy Vlach 362; Katharine Hough and Susan Lacey 236; Shannon McGuire 358; Jane Spencer 382; Bruce Rowland 384; Mryka Hall-Beyer 361.

RECESS

Kathy Vlach called the class back to order by leading 474. Leaders: Jordan Singer 122 (for Reed Schilbach); Jan Bridges 547; Lucinda Saue 479; Karen Stingle 40; Shannon Primm 549; Mark Miller 417; Rosie Lindsey 348b; Erik Schwab 348t; Hal Eisen 349; Caroline Helmeczi 142; David Kreiss-Tomkins 81t; Melissa Stephenson 179; Marilyn Murata 506; Linda Jweinat 365; Cornelia Stanton 101t; Lyle Lindsey 86.

The class held a business session. The Treasurer reported that all expenses were met. The Arranging Committee reported that singers had led 90 lessons on Saturday and 73 (t? b?) on Sunday. Registered attendees numbered 120, from eight states and two Canadian provinces. The Resolutions Committee thanked all who had helped to make the convention possible. Announcements were made of future singings.

Erika Wilson and Bob Schinske led 36b as the closing song, and all who wished took the parting hand. Erik Schwab offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Erika Wilson; Vice Chairperson—Bob Schinske; Secretary—Susan Helf