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Northwest Arkansas Shiloh Singers,
Spring Session

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Harrison, Arkansas

Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Northwest Arkansas Singing, Spring Session, was called to order by Dan Brittain leading 34b and 36b. Syd Caldwell offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Syd Caldwell 45t, 88b; Andrew Albers 89, 179; Katy Black 384, 217.

A business session was held with the following officers appointed to serve: Chairman—Dan Brittain; Vice Chairman—Andrew Albers; Secretary—Katy Black; Memorial Committee—Syd Caldwell and Dan Brittain. The business session was closed.

Leaders: Shannon Seyler 222, 56b; Lori Graber 128, 77t; Matt Bell 98 (MH), 81 (MH); Matt Shomaker 168, 209; Waymon Minor 461, 55 (MH); Anita Buswell 135 (MH), 51 (MH).

RECESS

Syd Caldwell led 316 and 302 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Dan Brittain 11 (MH), 113 (MH); Andrew Albers 415, 280; Matt Shomaker 117, 106; Lori Graber 68t, 180; Matt Bell 112 (MH), 31 (MH); Anita Buswell 61, 323b; Waymon Minor 460, 440; Shannon Seyler 191, 224. We sang 164 (MH) as our blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Andrew Albers leading 124 (MH) and 159 (MH).

Syd Caldwell conducted the memorial service by reading the names of the following deceased: tornado victims; Virginia Cowart—Arkansas; Marvin McElroy, Mary Florence Smith—Georgia; Bob Meek—Kentucky; Joanne Bowman—Massachusetts; George Seiler—New York and Jackson Taylor—Tennessee. Syd led 348b in their memory.

Syd Caldwell read the following names of sick and shut-ins: tornado victims; Jimmie Gilmore, Rene Greene, Coy Ivey, Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Gail Cowart, John Grant, Josephine Denney, Lonnie Rogers, Andy Worthington, Janet Fraembs, Charlie Derleth. Syd Caldwell led 328. Andrew Albers offered prayer to close the memorial lesson.

Leaders: Katy Black 159, 551; Waymon Minor 195, 30 (MH); Anita Buswell 515, 177 (MH); Lori Graber 208, 430; Matt Bell 165, 12 (MH); Shannon Seyler 110, 277; Matt Shomaker 39t, 63.

We held the drawing for the Star Sampler Quilt, which was raffled as a fund raiser. It was won by a singer from Coal Hill, Arkansas.

RECESS

Andrew Albers brought the class back to order leading 161 and 108t. Leaders: Syd Caldwell 142 (MH), 300 (for his relatives in Georgia); Dan Brittain 172 (MH), 34 (MH); Andrew Albers, Melanie Albers, Hannah Albers, Rhoda Albers, and Mark Albers 145b; Michelle Raine 178; Lori Graber 200.

Announcements were made. Dan Brittain led 521, and the class was dismissed with prayer offered by Andrew Albers.

Chairman—Dan Brittain; Vice Chairman—Andrew Albers; Secretary—Katy Black