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Golden Gate Singing

Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, San Francisco, California

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The 8th annual Golden Gate Singing was held at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, San Francisco, California, on the fourth Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Hal Eisen leading 59. David Fetcho offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Erika Wilson 28b; Will Fitzgerald 39t (in memory of his father); Liora O’Donnell Goldensher 30b; Susan Fetcho 479; Bob Brylawski 504.

A business meeting was held and the following officers were elected: Chairman—Julian Damashek; Vice Chairman—Mary Gowins; Secretary—Betty Marvin.

Leaders: Julian Damashek 37b; Mary Gowins 47t; Betty Marvin 492; Carolyn Deacy 72b; Alex Cotton 163b; Gretchen Muller 535; Jeff Begley 379; Inder Khalsa 131t; Clarissa Fetrow 171; Phillip Garrison 210; Naomi Kaye 347; Paul Ralston 183.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Greg Freemon leading 274t. Leaders: Jennie Brown 276; Betsy Jeronen 440; Doug Olsen 291; Shelby Sampson 228; Jackson Fleder 400; Joanne Orengo 472; James Welsch 344; Jerry Schreiber 362; Rebecca Edwards 336; Steve Helwig 234; Cassie Allen 383; Greg Freemon 419; Carla Smith 424; Jeremy Knight 522.

RECESS

The class was called together by Naomi Kaye leading 179. Leaders: Linda Selph 475; Will Fitzgerald 48t; Bess Fitzgerald and Will Fitzgerald 447; David Fetcho 328; Erica Martinez 112; Anne Schaffer 114; David Ralston 38b; Betty Marvin 369; Liora O’Donnell Goldensher 546; Hal Eisen 460; Susan Fetcho 474; Jeff Begley 302; Terry Barber 377; Gretchen Muller 212; Phillip Garrison 268; Jeremy Knight 436; James Welsch 106; Mary Gowins 283. David Fetcho offered the prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Linda Domholt led 178 to bring the afternoon session to order. Leaders: Carl Bear 146; Clarissa Fetrow 99; Steve Helwig 141; Rebecca Edwards 208; Hugh McGuire 209; Cassie Allen 216; Julian Damashek 189; Betsy Jeronen 426b; Greg Freemon 542; Lindy Groening 143; Peter Ross 66; Sarah Holden 127; Joel Chan 76b; Carolyn Deacy 485; Doug Olsen 203; Jennie Brown 192; David Ralston and Jeannette Ralston 288; Inder Khalsa 165; David Fetcho 318.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Dan Harper leading 49b. Leaders: Terry Barber 142; David McFarlane 285t; Erica Martinez 335; Jackson Fleder 229; Linda Selph 215; Shani Aviram 312b; Will Fitzgerald 549; Carl Bear 32b; Erika Wilson 77t; Dan Harper 236; Jen Blecha 82t.

A business meeting was held. The Treasurer reported that expenses were met. The Secretary reported that 87 people from 7 states attended and 84 songs were led by 47 leaders. The Resolutions Committee, Steve Helwig and Erika Wilson, thanked all who made the singing possible. Announcements were made.

Julian Damashek led 62 as the closing song. David Fetcho offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Julian Damashek; Vice Chair—Mary Gowins; Secretary—Betty Marvin