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Rivanna River Singing

Charlottesville Friends Meeting House, Charlottesville, Virginia

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The 10th annual Rivanna River Singing was called to order at the Charlottesville Friends Meeting House at 10:00 a.m. by Zachary Bullock leading 49t. Hank Schutz offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Zachary Bullock; Vice Chairman—Rebecca Green; Secretary—Beverly Yaeger; Treasurer—Judy Cahill; Arranging Committee—Diane Ober and Tom Hill.

The first three sessions were song selections from the Sacred Harp (1991 Edition). The final session was called from a booklet of selections from the forthcoming Shenandoah Harmony.

Leaders: Rebecca Green 344; Hank Schutz 540; Bev Yaeger 77b; Bob Flannery 63; Judy Cahill 87; John Alexander 179; Dana Pauly 178; Tom Clay 183; Pat Temple 373; Les Updike 276; Mary Wright 35; Harry Scott 117; Kelly Macklin 82b; Jim Strube 49b; Frances Schutz 155; Lamar Matthew 157; Leyland delRe 81t; Kevin Sims 100; Gillie Campbell 34b; John delRe 83t; Susan Green 272.

RECESS

The class was called back by Rebecca Green leading 503. Leaders: Richard Green 163t; Mary Helen Dupree 47t; Liz Meitzler 42; Hank Schutz 86; Tom Ward 472; Gillie Campbell 122; Zachary Bullock 354t; Pat Temple 473; Jim Strube 426b; Bev Yaeger 377; Lamar Matthew 112; Clare Chapin 523; Bob Flannery 209; Diane Ober 162; Tom Clay 222; Leyland delRe 298; Kevin Sims 113; Harry Scott 142; Susan Green 551; John delRe 425; Mary Wright 480; Kelly Macklin 538; John Alexander 74b.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Tom Clay leading 330t and 481. The sick and shut-ins recognized were Sandy Riseman and Rowena Bennet. The deceased remembered were Harrison Creel—Alabama; Julietta Haynes—Tennessee; Frank Evans—Virginia. A prayer was offered by Hank Schutz.

LUNCH

The class was called back together by Jim Strube leading 210. Leaders: Liz Meitzler 512; Thomas Ward 376; Mary Helen Dupree 32t; John delRe 96; Richard Green 504; Susan Green 82t; Kevin Sims 134; Kelly Macklin 195; Lamar Matthew 522; Bev Yaeger 192; Zachary Bullock 72b; Gillie Campbell 84; Leyland delRe 123t; Tom Clay 168; Les Updike 515; Frances Schutz 335; Mary Wright 71; Hank Schutz 163b; Dana Pauly 312b; Harry Scott 313b; Clare Chapin 229. Announcements were made and resolutions offered, thanking participants and helpers.

RECESS

The class was called back by John Alexander leading 33b. The following song selections are from a pamphlet of tunes from the forthcoming Shenandoah Harmony. Leaders: John delRe 7; Liz Meitzler 36 (t? b?); Lamar Matthew 40; Jim Strube 20; Kevin Sims 34 (t? b?); Susan Green 17; Diane Ober and John Alexander 27b; Mary Helen Dupree 1b; Gillie Campbell 67; Thomas Ward 47b; Kelly Macklin 54; Zachary Bullock 13; John delRe 2; Bev Yaeger 38 (t? b?); Leyland delRe 16; Hank Schutz 60.

Zachary Bullock led 347 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Hank Schutz, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Zachary Bullock; Vice Chairman—Rebecca Green; Secretary—Beverly Yaeger