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Eugene Singing

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The 15th annual Eugene Singing was held in the sanctuary of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on the last Saturday of July. Marci Cutler called the class to order at 9:30 a.m. leading 335. Gary Plouff offered the invocation.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Marci Cutler; Secretary/Treasurer:—Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey; Arranging Committee—Jim Brock and others; Memorial Committee—Karen Stingle and Dave Tobin; Chaplains—John Dinsmore and Gary Plouff.

Leaders: Kathy Vlach 171; Anne Huckins 217; Jack Lofton 200; Karen Stingle 61; Reed Schilbach 318; Thom Fahrbach 389; Steve Helwig 271t; Jane Grant 373; Gosia Perycz 59; Marcia Stedman 474; Dave Tobin 163b; Kari Lundgren 344; Rachel Foster 47t; Clarissa Fetrow 77t; Harris Bernstein 457; Erik Schwab 354t.


Cornelia Stanton brought the class back to order by leading 32t. Leaders: Susan Helf 34b; Betsy Jeronen 564; Scott Kennedy 149; Gary Plouff 328; Bob Schinske 475; Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey 383; Tom McTighe 196; Kate Fine 106; Dorothy Robinson 315; Suzanne Denker 504; David Landazuri 146; John Dinsmore 479; Anna Stoerch 73t; Martha Johnson 480; Fran Ross 183; Cornelia Stanton 66.

Dave Tobin conducted the memorial lesson and led 70t in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Brad Kern, Will Marcotte, Peter Schinske, Mary Bullock Johnson, Jane Baumgart, Lon Marzano, Sanford Johnson, Nell Whitman, Stan Pierson, and Oliver Corrigan.

Karen Stingle led 499 in memory of the following deceased: Eric Miller, Erin Sutton, Mili White, Howard Ingber, Colleen Cavin, Tom Fahsbender, Lucein Percell, Sam Colman, and Grant Erwin, Jr.—Oregon; Mary Lassila, Ross Bune lll, Liz Russell, and Ruth Palumbo—Washington; Alice Fahrbach—Michigan, Tom Linklater—Alaska; Harrison Creel—Alabama.

Leaders: Reed Schilbach 312b; Thom Fahrbach 377; Steve Helwig 501; Jane Grant 361; Harris Bernstein 107; Kari Lundgren 186; Linda Laing 178. Chaplain John Dinsmore asked a blessing on the food.


Gary Plouff brought the afternoon session to order leading 300. Leaders: Martha Sherwood 117; Gosia Perycz 505; Jenna Tompkins 165; Dave Tobin 410t; Rachel Foster 39b; Clarissa Fetrow 65; Erik Schwab 340; Susan Helf 270; Betsy Jeronen 392; Scott Kennedy 162; Audrey Karabinus 324; Marci Jayne Cutler 385b; Bob Schinske 454; Marcia Stedman 362; Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey 142; Tom McTighe 472; Kate Fine 111b; Dorothy Robinson 455; David Landazuri 350; Suzanne Denker 56b; John Dinsmore 497; Anna Stoerch 57.


Jane Grant brought the class back together leading 277. Leaders: Steve Helwig 112; Connie Stanton 438; Kathy Vlach 47b; Thom Fahrbach 506; Kari Lundgren 31t; Fran Ross 551; Gosia Perycz 500; Karen Stingle 496; Jack Lofton 528; Martha Johnson 532; Anne Huckins 99; Reed Schilbach 297; Erik Schwab 82t.

Reports from committees were given. Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey announced that 55 people were registered for the singing and 82 songs were sung. She reported that the expenses of the singing were met. Erik Schwab offered the resolutions report, thanking everyone who made the singing a success.

John Dinsmore offered the closing prayer. Marci Cutler led 155 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Bill Walters of Seattle won the coveted “Wicket raised on high” croquet trophy.

Chairperson—Marci Jayne Cutler; Secretary—Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey