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Rocky Mountain High Sacred Harp Convention

Denver, Colorado

September 24-25, 2011

Saturday, September 24

The 22nd session of the Rocky Mountain High Sacred Harp Convention was called to order by Claire Singleton leading 40. The opening prayer was offered by Carl Hance.

Leaders: Sharon Kermiet 48t (in honor of Syble Adams’s birthday); Steve Kick 101t; Pete Mathewson 565; Bonnie Dolan 365; Ken Hallock 272; Erik Mason 479; David McPherson 133; Anita Landess 389; Carol Selleck 198; John Schaffer 66; April Barlow 147t; Carla Smith 132; John Bringe 312b; Mike Hinton 373; Karl Dise 379; Ginnie Ely 228; Susie Mathewson 145b; Judy Van Duzer 475.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Erik Mason leading 350. Leaders: Elyssa Lloyd 141; Corrie Van Duzer 280; Sally Gwylan 324; David Hawes 178; Eric Metzler 107; Isaac Lloyd 86; Karen Willard 171 (for her mother); Clarke Lee 70b; Norma Ruptier and Leanne Guthrie 168; Leslie Alperin 163b; Peter Bringe 332; Kay Sirco 480; Julie Lee 128; Gideon Lloyd 34b.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairpersons—Sharon Kermiet and Mary Lou Van Laanen; Treasurer—Karl Dise; Arranging Officer/Secretary—Paul Lindholm.

RECESS

The singing resumed with Steve Kick leading 270. Leaders: Amandeep Gill 448b; Mary Lou Van Laanen 540; Lida Bringe 79; Jerry Schreiber 538; Sandy Klein and Karen Willard 254; Eric Xu 47b; Cornelia Stanton 344; Paul Lindholm 419; Claire Singleton 315; Sharon Kermiet 217; Ken Hallock 370; Pete Mathewson 501; David McPherson 430; Bonnie Dolan 432; Eric Metzler 106; Mike Hinton 146; Judy Van Duzer 192. The grace for lunch was sung by the class to the tune of 49t, led by Pete Mathewson.

LUNCH

Karl Dise led 47t to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Carol Selleck 89; Erik Mason 288; Kay Sirco 143; John Bringe 59; Sally Gwylan 440; Ginnie Ely 454; Carla Smith 140; Mary Lou Van Laanen 489; Donald Klein 534; Claire Singleton 39t; Anita Landess 102; Clarke Lee 569b; Elyssa Lloyd 162; Norma Ruptier 334; Susie Mathewson 68b; Leslie Alperin 209; Peter Bringe 455.

RECESS

The singing resumed with Amandeep Gill leading 42. Leaders: John Schaffer 515; Isaac Lloyd 535; Stan Jensen 176b; Karen Willard 546; Jenny Jensen 446; Corrie Van Duzer and friends, Melanie and Steven 193; Jerry Schreiber 536; Cornelia Stanton 318; Julie Lee 503; Eric Xu 213t; Lida Bringe and Gloria Bringe 327; Sandy Klein 354b; Dani Lindholm and Paul Lindholm 300; David Hawes 159; April Barlow 236; Karl Dise 380; Steve Kick 208; Sharon Kermiet 267. The closing prayer was offered by Lance Lloyd.

Sunday, September 25

The Sunday session of the Rocky Mountain High Sacred Harp Singing Convention was called to order by Sharon Kermiet and Mary Lou Van Laanen leading 31t. The opening prayer was offered by Pete Mathewson.

Leaders: Steve Kick 32t; David McPherson 452; Karl Dise 320; Kay Sirco 99; Bonnie Dolan 447; Sally Gwylan 77t; Leslie Alperin 65; Clarke Lee 34t; Corrie Van Duzer 84 (in memory of a friend); Mike Hinton 532; Carol Selleck 56b; Cornelia Stanton 171; Norma Ruptier 148; Eric Metzler 33b; Amandeep Gill 48t.

RECESS

Steve Kick led 49b to bring the class to order. Leaders: Judy Van Duzer 203; Claire Singleton 82t; Erik Mason 228; Carla Smith 70t; Ginnie Ely 196; Karen Willard 142; Paul Lindholm 187; Mary Lou Van Laanen 472; Donald Klein 139; Jerry Schreiber 260; John Schaffer 150; Pete Mathewson 35; Eric Xu 448t; Sandy Klein 128; Ken Hallock 354t; April Barlow 268.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Mary Lou Van Laanen leading 73b. Erik Mason conducted the memorial lesson. Pete Mathewson led 32b for the following sick, homebound, and detained: Barbara Willard, Rodney Willard, Nadine Willard, Jeanne Schaffer, John Sawyer, Ed Stevens, Lonnie Rogers, Julietta Haynes, Jane Campbell, and Gloria Michel.

Erik Mason spoke and led 122 for the following deceased: Marie Ivey, Clarence McCool, and Travis Keeton- Alabama; George Jones-Texas; Parker Fairey-Michigan; Bev Krebs, Mary Anne Wehr Livingston, and Marie Louise Knospe-Colorado.

Leaders: Julie Lee 87; Sharon Kermiet 385t; Donna Sewell 68b; Kay Sirco 551; Sally Gwylan 312b; Leslie Alperin 38b; Eric Metzler 29t; Amandeep Gill 107; Corrie Van Duzer 444; Jerry Schreiber 497; Ginnie Ely 349. Mealtime grace was sung to the tune of 49t, led by Pete Mathewson.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order by Karl Dise leading 348t. Leaders: David McPherson 183; Erik Mason 556; Bonnie Dolan 549; Mike Hinton 340; Cornelia Stanton 466; Judy Van Duzer 191; Clarke Lee and Julie Lee 56t; Steve Kick 322; Claire Singleton 30t; April Barlow 276; Carla Smith 52b; Karen Willard 543; Eric Xu 114; Dani Lindholm and Paul Lindholm 74b; Mary Lou Van Laanen 174; Ken Hallock 52t; Karl Dise 121; Sharon Kermiet 269.

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Karl Dise leading 210. Leaders: Paul Lindholm 278t; Donna Sewell 448b; Carol Selleck 207; Julie Lee 146; Sharon Kermiet and Mary Lou Van Laanen 490 (for Ila Jean Nye); Ginnie Ely 542; Mike Hinton 456; Cornelia Stanton 565; Carla Smith 45b; Ken Hallock and Karen Willard 408; Eric Xu 294.

Clarke Lee led 503 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Chairpersons—Sharon Kermiet and Mary Lou Van Laanen; Secretary—Paul Lindholm