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Quebec Sacred Harp Convention

Bishops College School Chapel, Lennoxville, Quebec, and
Quebec Lodge Chapel, Hatley, Quebec

July 9-10, 2010

Friday night, July 9

The 16th annual Quebec Sacred Harp Convention was held on Friday night and Saturday before the second Sunday in July. Cheryl Stroud called the class to order at the chapel of Bishops College School by leading 47t. Chuck Neville offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Cheryl Stroud 117; Mary Skidmore 209; Howard Katz 99; Elizabeth Stoddard 325; Susan Jaster 503; Bob Parr 171; Masti Mayrand 143; Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner 189; Somen Goodman 569b; Ines Luttgen 230; Christopher Wesolowski 300; Phil Dutton 410t; Mary Skidmore 203; Howard Katz 472; Elizabeth Stoddard 411; Susan Jaster 481; Bob Parr 474; Cheryl Stroud 455.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Cheryl Stroud; Secretary—Chuck Neville.


The class was brought back together by Cheryl Stroud leading 146. Leaders: Philip Dutton 276; Ines Luttgen 439; Jackie Hall 528; Somen Goodman 49b; Virginia Neville 122; Bobbie Goodell 540; Masti Mayrand 535; Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner 191; Christopher Wesolowski 178; Mary Skidmore 168; Howard Katz 362; Elizabeth Stoddard 216; Susan Jaster 347; Bob Parr 228; Cheryl Stroud 198.

The closing prayer was offered by Chuck Neville.

Saturday, July 10

The Quebec Sacred Harp Convention was called to order at the chapel of the Quebec Lodge, Hatley, Quebec, by Cheryl Stroud leading 146. Chuck Neville offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Wendy Gilchrist 475; Ines Luttgen 30t; Somen Goodman 86; Bobbie Goodell 474; Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner 479; Howard Katz 515; Carole Dempsey 159; Bruce Kokernot 300; Bob Parr 313t; Susan Jaster 297; Leonard Spencer 532; Elizabeth Stoddard 499; Philip Dutton 504; Christopher Wesolowski 143; Virginia Neville 362; Mary Skidmore 107; Masti Mayrand 270; Wendy Gilchrist 569b; Ines Luttgen 418; Somen Goodman 147t; Bobbie Goodell 501; Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner 510; Cheryl Stroud 183.


The class was brought back together by Cheryl Stroud leading 82t. Leaders: Elke Schumann 497; Janet Ross Snyder 84; Mary Neville 178; Howard Katz 203; Bobbie Goodell 171; Carole Dempsey 168; Bruce Kokernot 455; Bob Parr 430.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Chuck Neville, in which he talked about near-death experiences. The names of the deceased were read as follows: Victoria Bolles—Massachusetts; Sidney M. Katz, Sally Sherman—New York; Christine Cox—Ohio; Jesse Buzell, Brian Kachr, David Garfat, Carla DeBoer—Canada; Jerry Enright—Illinois; Jeanne Nearing—Pennsylvania; Milly Cohen—Connecticut; Terry Shoenfeld—Kansas. Chuck Neville led 163b.

Chuck Neville led 68b for the following sick and shut-ins: Pam Regan, Isabel Esparza-Block, Louise Marsh, and Bob Smith.

Leaders: Susan Jaster 569t; Leonard Spencer 77t; Elizabeth Stoddard 441; Cheryl Stroud 180.


Cheryl Stroud called the class back to order leading 310. Leaders: Phil Dutton 228; Mary Skidmore 217; Virginia Neville 272; John Henderson 503; Masti Mayrand 28b; Wendy Gilchrist 56b; Ines Luttgen 339; Somen Goodman 162; Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner 344; Cheryl Stroud 198; Elke Schumann 65; Janet Snyder 50t; Mary Neville 38b; Bobbie Goodell 196; Carole Dempsey 142; Bruce Kokernot 524; Bob Parr 315; Susan Jaster 157; Leonard Spencer 260; Elizabeth Stoddard 500; Cheryl Stroud 268.


Cheryl Stroud led 299 to bring the class to order. Leaders: Phil Dutton 53; Mary Skidmore 282; Virginia Neville 29b; John Henderson 131t; Masti Mayrand 131b; Ines Luttgen 89; Bob Parr 176t (requested by Ann Flight).

Announcements were made. The dates for the 2011 convention were set to be the 8th and 9th of July.

Leaders: Elke Schumann 63; Carole Dempsey 216; Susan Jaster 94.

The closing prayer was offered by Chuck Neville, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Cheryl Stroud; Secretary—Chuck Neville