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Rocky Mountain Sacred Harp Convention

Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, New Mexico

September 25-26, 2010

Saturday, September 25

The 21st annual Rocky Mountain Convention was held on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in September at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Claire Singleton called the class to order leading 40. The opening prayer was offered by Norma Ruptier.

The following officers were elected or appointed: Chairperson—Claire Singleton; Treasurer—Sally Gwylan; Secretary—Nancy Nortz.

Leaders: Leon Ballinger 172; Steve Helwig 32t; Sally Langendorf 401; Donald Klein 344; Paul Lindholm 187; Bonnie Dolan 512; Eric Mason 66; Sandy Klein 87; Judy Van Duzer 300; Anita Landess 317; Eric Metzler 86; Hal Eisen 547; Karl Dise 436; Jerry Schreiber 362; Carla Smith 202; Norma Ruptier 168; Catie Van Duzer 280; Judy Getrich 270.

RECESS

The session resumed with Jerry Schreiber leading 112. Leaders: Marilyn Murata 506; Corey Van Duzer 176t; Valerie Wood 111t; David McPherson 183; Sharon Kermiet 287; Sally Gwylan 312b; Kay Sirco 99; Donna Sewell 418; Michael McKernan 189; Janet Morgan 106; Naishing Key 72b; Lori Rodgers 379; Larry Matlock 332; Nancy Nortz 510; Mary Lou Van Laanen 474; Carol Selleck 68b; Leon Ballinger 313b; Steve Helwig 216; Sally Langendorf 378b; Bonnie Dolan 365; Don Klein 480; Paul Lindholm 522; Eric Mason 354t; Sandy Klein 452.

LUNCH

David McPherson called the afternoon session together leading 107. Leaders: Anita Landess 56t; Judy Van Duzer 193; Hal Eisen 100; Karl Dise 396; Eric Metzler 128; Jerry Schreiber 236; Harlan Van Camp 515; Anita Sanders 528; Carla Smith 319; Kay Sirco 143; Norma Ruptier 59; Catie Van Duzer 148; Judy Getrich 35; Marilyn Murata 274t; Donna Sewell 171; Sally Gwylan 77t; David McPherson 430; Sharon Kermiet 429.

RECESS

The session resumed with Lori Rodgers leading 156. Leaders: Cory Van Duzer 203; Michael McKernan 228; Lori Rodgers 269; Janet Morgan 76b; Larry Matlock 385t; Nancy Nortz 497; Carol Selleck 198; Mary Lou Van Laanen 540; Claire Singleton 455; Leon Ballinger 454; Steven Helwig 71; Sally Langendorf 337; Bonnie Dolan 447; Paul Lindholm 367; Eric Mason 268; Sandy Klein 180; Anita Landess 312t; Judy Van Duzer 315; Hal Eisen 440; Karl Dise 550; Eric Metzler 56b; Jerry Schreiber 306; Harlan Van Camp 214; Anita Sanders 299; Carla Smith 498; Kay Sirco 143; Norma Ruptier 84.

Sunday, September 26

The Sunday session of the Rocky Mountain Sacred Harp Convention was called to order by Claire Singleton leading 49t. Norma Ruptier offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: David McPherson 190 (?); Eric Mason 148; Sandy Klein 546; Steven Helwig 351; Nancy Nortz 313b; James Lindholm 455; Donald Klein 373; Sally Gwylan 114; Marilyn Murata 200; Mary Lou Van Laanen 150; Rachel Ingram 113; Corrie Van Duzer 314; Leon Ballinger 327; Sharon Kermiet 151; Eric Metzler 283; Donna Sewell 46; Karl Dise 320; Jerry Schreiber 236; Anita Landess 389; Janet Morgan 72b; Larry Matlock 323 (t? b?); Hal Eisen 213b; Michael McKernan 361; Norma Ruptier 282; Catie Van Duzer 142; Bonnie Dolan 549; Sally Langendorf 126; Judy Van Duzer 384.

Sally Gwylan conducted the memorial lesson and led 61 for the following deceased and for the sick and shut-ins: Carter Clary, Hedy Dalia, Marie Hutchens, Charlotte Stark—New Mexico; Margaret Wheeler—United Kingdom; George Seiler—New York; Morris Nowlin—Texas; Jim McCourt—Maryland; Ina Som, David Porter, June Nishimura—California.

The sick and shut-ins remembered were Ed Stevens, Fumie Murata, Shisue Sugimoto, John Schaffer, Jeanne Schaffer, Dr. Rodney Willard, Barber Willard, Mrs. Zacharias, and Duane Gruber.

Leaders: Anita Sanders 346; Lori Rogers 503; Nancy Nortz 66; Carol Selleck 39t; Claire Singleton 336; Paul Lindholm 131t; Judy Getrich 124; Janet Morgan 89; Kay Sirco 480; Carla Smith 250; Eric Mason 569b; Sandy Klein 358; Marilyn Murata 421.

RECESS

The session resumed with Claire Singleton leading 30t. Leaders: Carol Selleck 58; Paul Lindholm 225t; Judy Getrich 473; Kay Sirco 551; David McPherson 383; Steve Helwig 269; Jerry Schreiber 532; Sally Gwylan 65; Carla Smith 46; Claire Singleton 267.

LUNCH

Karl Dise called the afternoon session together by leading 73t. Leaders: Claire Singleton 163b; David McPherson 27; Steve Helwig 542; Jerry Schreiber 254; Claire Singleton 178; Peter Ross 99; Sally Gwylan 159; Carla Smith 132; Marilyn Murata 415; Rachel Ingram 95; Corrie Van Duzer 489; Harlan Van Camp 501; Karl Dise 380; Anita Sanders 120; Larry Matlock 457; Hal Eisen 271t; Michael McKernan 63; Norma Ruptier 122; Catie Van Duzer 497; Bonnie Dolan 31t; Dani Lindholm 203; Sally Langendorf 108b.

RECESS

The session was resumed with Hal Eisen leading 147t. Leaders: Judy Van Duzer 155.

Announcements were made. The 2011 Rocky Mountain Convention will meet next fall in Colorado.

Claire Singleton thanked all who worked to make this convention possible. Norma Ruptier offered the closing prayer. Anita Sanders led 267 as the parting song, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Claire Singleton; Secretary—Nancy Nortz