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Los Angeles Regional Singing

Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The 19th annual Los Angeles Regional Sacred Harp Singing was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Mary Rose O’Leary leading 340. Al Grindon offered the opening prayer.

A business meeting was held and the following officers elected: Chairman—Jon Rand; Vice Chairman—Robyn Hansen; Treasurer—Duncan MacLeod; Secretary—Larry Arnstein.

Leaders: Jon Rand 24b; Larry Arnstein 350; Duncan MacCleod 385t; Robyn Hansen 178; Carri Grindon 497; Laura Boyd Russell 60; Ron Huss 351; Pat Keating 299; Betty Herman 300; Maggie Dougher 82t; Jeri Segal 335; Al Grindon 146; Jeff Begly 567; Marilyn Murata 274t; Bruce Hayes 280.

RECESS

Ron Huss called the class back to order by leading 31t. Leaders: John Marr 72b; Rachel O’Leary 290; Mimi Wright 39t; Juanita Heyerman 114; Midge Harder 358; Mary Rose O’Leary 411; Rick Russell 37b; Carroll Lunsford 303; Judy Getrich 270; Jerry Schreiber 377; Susanna Ball 430; Scott Kennedy 163b; Stephen O’Leary 32t; Carla Smith 408; Colleen Dougher and Maggie Dougher 84; Jon Rand 367.

RECESS

Robyn Hansen called the class back to order by leading 503. Leaders: Duncan MacCleod 61; Pat Keating 56t.

Mary Rose O’Leary conducted the memorial lesson. Mimi Wright led 410t for the following sick and shut-ins: Howard Kayton, Loulou Dranger, Dan Fitzgerald, Fumie Murata, Shisue Sugimoto, Connie Karduck, Ted Butcher, Joan Schurr, Jean Schaffer, John Schaffer, Sara McKeever, Carol Dellet, and all those suffering from the floods on the Mississippi and the tornadoes in many states.

Mary Rose O’Leary led 318 in memory of the following deceased: Paula Ogren, Sandee Gardebring Ogren, John F. Leicester, Marcia Tucker, Matthew Foster, Mary Tominaga, Herbert Enderton, Mary Chamberlain, and Kathy Schultz—California; Tim Yohn and George Seiler—New York; Ed Burgess—Wisconsin; Mary Florence Smith—Georgia; Jerry Enright—Illinois.

Laura Boyd Russell led 540. Al Grindon said grace for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Scott Kennedy called the class back to order by leading 228. Leaders: Larry Arnstein 566; Duncan MacLeod 112; Carroll Lunsford 489; Mimi Wright 106; Midge Harder 65; Judy Getrich 473; Jerry Schreiber 254; Susanna Ball 148; Bruce Hayes 260; Carla Smith 320; Scott Kennedy 162; Carri Grindon 58; Betty Herman 500.

RECESS

Jeff Begly called the class back to order by leading 229. Leaders: Marilyn Murata 195; Karen Huss 236; Pat Keating 504; Al Grindon 120; Maggie Dougher 117; Robyn Hansen 454; Juanita Heyerman 486; Jeri Segal 277; Rick Russell 99; Jon Rand 339; Duncan MacLeod 217; John Marr 319; Rachel O’Leary 73t; Colleen Dougher 128; Stephen O’Leary 475; Mary Rose O’Leary 569b; Larry Arnstein 198.

Final reports were presented. There were 70 songs led by 30 singers. In addition, 8 singers signed cards, but did not lead. Expenses were not quite met due to a big increase in rent charged for the space, but sufficient reserves were available to make up the difference. Resolutions were read.

Jon Rand led 276 as the closing song. Al Grindon offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jon Rand; Vice Chairman—Robyn Hansen; Secretary—Larry Arnstein