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Eugene Singing

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The 13th annual Eugene Singing was held in the sanctuary of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on the last Saturday of July. Karen Stingle called the class to order at 9:30 a.m. leading 171. John Dinsmore offered the invocation.

The slate of officers was announced as follows: Chairperson—Karen Stingle; Secretary/Treasurer—Carolyn Gilkey; Arranging Committee—Steve Helwig; Memorial Committee—Tony Meyer and Marcia Cutler; Chaplain—John Dinsmore.

Leaders: Steve Helwig 99; Thom Fahrbach 138b; Dave Tobin 163b; Tammi Ziola 114; Rachel Foster 47t; Solomon Ossa 56b; Suzanne Denker 504; Rochelle Lodder 36b; Martha Sherwood 117; Jessica Hahl 418; Kathy Vlach 532; Jean Murphy 106; Gail Aagaard 503; Martha Johnson 480; Betsy Jeronen 547; Susan Helf 442; Gary Plouff 500; Jack Lofton 328; Jane Grant 510; Erika Wilson 391; Heidi Vesel 203; Fran Ross 198; Reed Schilbach 297.


Anna Stoerch brought the class back to order by leading 448t. Leaders Steve Cackley 45b; Cornelia Stanton 189; John Dinsmore 479; Audrey Karabinus 458; Dorothy Robinson 349; Eric Schwab 179; Marcia Stedman 452; Jim Brock 72b; Bill Walters 444; Anne Huckins 34b; Mary Ditson 455; Carmen Doerge 76b; David Wright 126.

Tony Meyer and Marcia Cutler conducted the memorial lesson and led 344 for the following sick and shut-ins: Shirley Flatley, Elizabeth Hepburn, Michael Caffrey, Linda Laing, Mary Johnson, Dorothy Herive, Vauna Lundeen, Tim McGowen, Kay Johnson, and Glen Miller.

Marcia Cutler led 122 in memory of the following deceased: Paul Galletta, Russell Fraley, Mark Heckman, Don Miller, Karen Ferris, Walter Close, Arthur Denker, Anylese Diaz, Isaiah Duke, Dominique DeFazio, Leslie Brocklebeck, Kevin Doughtery, Charles Morgan, and Peggy Pascoe—Oregon; H. Japeth Jackson—Alabama; Mary Gilkey, Jerry Enright—Illinois; Sam Hinton—California; Pernilla Lembke—Minnesota. The memorial lesson was concluded.

Leaders: Karen Willard 181; Jack Lofton 209; Rochelle Lodder 148; Thom Fahrbach 411; Tammi Ziola 277; Steve Helwig 32t. John Dinsmore asked a blessing on the food.


Karen Stingle brought the afternoon session to order leading 318. Leaders: Solomon Ossa 142; Jessica Hahl 58; Caleb Hardy 35; Matt Kegan 385t; Susan Helf 270; Paul Cummings 417; Martha Sherwood 53; Suzanne Denker 180; Betsy Jeronen 215; Carolyn Gilkey 474; Anna Stoerch 59; Karen Willard 550; Rachel Foster 384; Erica Wilson 272; Mary Ditson 312b; Bill Walters 362; Jane Grant 361; Karen Stingle 236; David Wright 340; Martha Johnson 108b.


Karen Willard brought the class back together by leading 213t. Leaders: Reed Shilbach 39t; Fran Ross 40; Audrey Karabinus 146; Lindsey Johnson 299; Marcia Stedman 63; Dorothy Robinson 107; Melissa Stephenson 369; Steve Hackley 51; Dave Tobin 410t; Anne Huckins 383; Cornelia Stanton 543; Jean Murphy 268; John Dinsmore 551; Caleb Hardy 569b; Marcia Cutler 65; Gary Plouff 67; Eric Schwab 501.

Reports from committees were given. Carolyn Gilkey gave the secretary’s and treasurer’s report that 80 (t? b?) were registered for the singing and 88 songs were sung. Bill Walters offered the resolutions report. Mary Ditson was thanked for hosting the Friday night party. The class was invited to a croquet game at Friendly Neighborhood Park and a dinner Saturday night at Jim Brock’s house.

Karen Stingle led 155 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Karen Stingle; Secretary—Carolyn Gilkey