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Northwest Arkansas Convention

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Harrison, Arkansas

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Northwest Arkansas Convention was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in May at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Harrison, Arkansas. The singing was called to order by Dan Brittain leading 16 (MH) and 1 (MH). The opening prayer was offered by Dan Brittain.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Dan Brittain; Vice Chairman—Andrew Albers; Secretaries—Katy Black and Becky Browne.

Leaders: Syd Caldwell 32t, 317; Becky Browne 36b, 171; Katy Black 282, 472; Waymon Minor 52t, 187; Andrew Albers 297, 164; Matthew Bell 37b, 186; Matt Shomaker 106, 335; Penny Kujawinski 29t, 565; Anita Buswell 135 (MH), 51 (MH); Wendy Hofmann 70b, 71; Lou Kujawinski 489, 350.

RECESS

Syd Caldwell called the class back together leading 113 (MH). Leaders: Cindy Pepmiller 178, 53; Carla Bermudez 551, 40; Dan Brittain 172 (MH), 160 (MH); Matt Shomaker 39t, 39b; Becky Browne 344, 481; Catherine Pepmiller 457, 455; Syd Caldwell 293, 292; Anita Buswell 523, 145b; Dan Brittain led 164 (MH) for the blessing.

LUNCH

The class was brought back to order for the afternoon session by Andrew Albers leading 313b, 139 (MH). Leaders: Lou Kujawinski 56 (MH), 127 (MH); Matthew Bell 230, 271t; Waymon Minor 222, 269; Penny Kujawinski 200, 68 (MH); Katy Black 163b, 217; Cindy Pepmiller 430, 496; Carla Bermudez 117, 148; Wendy Hofmann 13 (MH), 109 (MH); Syd Caldwell 384 (for B.M. Smith, Margie Smith, Gary Gronau, and Pattie Doss), 153 (MH) (for John Bayer).

Becky Browne conducted the memorial lesson and led 285t and “Milton” in memory of the following deceased: Ves Childs—Arkansas; Jimmy Denney, Catherine Worthington—Georgia; Bill Ellason, Jean Morris—Missouri; Myra Palmer, Dick Steil—Texas.

Dan Brittain led 220 and 234 for the following sick and shut-ins: Kathy Romanofski, Lonnie Rogers, Andy Worthington, Gary Gronau, Susan Martin, and Steve Hope.

RECESS

The last session was called to order by Syd Caldwell leading 224. Leaders: Catherine Pepmiller 268, 312b; Anita Buswell 358, 143; Becky Browne 236; Matt Shomaker 209, 112.

Announcements were made. Dan Brittain led 267 as the closing song while the class took the parting hand. Syd Caldwell offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Dan Brittain; Vice Chairman—Andrew Albers; Secretaries—Katy Black and Becky Browne