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Eugene Singing

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The 16th annual Eugene Singing was held in the sanctuary of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on the first Saturday in August. Tom Payne called the class to order at 9:30 a.m. and led 47t. John Dinsmore offered the invocation.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Karen Stingle; Secretary/Treasurer—Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey; Arranging Committee—Jim Brock and Tom Payne; Memorial Lesson—Steve Helwig; Chaplain—John Dinsmore.

Leaders: Cornelia Stanton 32t; Bob Schinske 68b; Karen Stingle 421; Meg Larson 501; Marcia Stedman 91; Jim Brock 34b; Melissa Stevenson 138t; Rachel Foster 171; Betsy Jeronen 547; Jean Murphy 380; Peter Schinske 318; Steve Tarr 218; Martha Sherwood 47b; Erik Schwab 556; David Landazuri 66; Anna Stoerch 454; Jack Lofton 276; Dave Tobin 268; Fran Ross 178; Solomon Ossa 383; Anne Huckins 195; Sophia Schinske 122.


John Dinsmore brought the class back to order by leading 479. Leaders: Steve Helwig 464; Ana Tighe 504; Kate Fine 87; Bill Walters 182; Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey 475; Reed Schilbach 532; John Wiens 198; Steve Cackley 413; Kevin Barrens 328; Dorothy Robinson 370; Cornelia Stanton 490; Bob Schinske 550; Karen Stingle 569b.

Steve Helwig conducted the memorial lesson and led 453 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Shelbie Sheppard, Mary Ellen York, and Kathy Vlach.

Steve spoke and led 420 in memory of the following deceased: Bud Oliver and Jeff Sheppard—Alabama; Eva Padgett—Florida; Maria Sobolewska—Poland; Anne Dhu McLucas, Orval Etter, Tom Gates, Wally Young, Don Miller, Della Fox, Richard Wigney, Jim Rich, Jerry Hall, Andre Carpenter, Connie Burden, and Terry Ogburn—Oregon; Don Anderson—Pennsylvania; Jenny Hunter Groat—California; Shirley Flatley—Missouri; Dale Gilkey—Georgia; Leola Doerge—Washington. Bob Schinske offered prayer to close the memorial service.

Leaders: Meg Larson 549; Marcia Stedman 142; Melissa Stephenson 144; Rachel Foster 455; Betsy Jeronen 546; Jean Murphy 59. John Dinsmore asked a blessing on the food.


Peter Schinske brought the afternoon session to order leading 274t. Leaders: Katy Kanfer 436; Steve Tarr 573; Audrey Karabinus 74t; Jessica Beer 422; Celeste Rose 114; Erik Schwab 134; Martha Sherwood 53; David Landazuri 335; Anna Stoerch 384; Sarah Michener 49b; Jack Lofton 302; Anne Huckins 186; Dave Tobin 410t; Solomon Ossa 214; Fran Ross 236; Kate Fine 277; John Dinsmore 344; Reed Schilbach 312b; Ana Tighe 56b; Bill Walters 300; John Wiens 128; Steve Cackley 169.


Steve Helwig brought the class back together leading 401. Leaders: Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey 192; Kevin Barrens 204; Tom Payne 327; Suzanne Denker 180; Melissa Stephenson 179; Marcia Stedman 503; Dorothy Robinson 145b; Meg Larson 452; Connie Stanton 350; Bob Schinske 303; Rachel Foster 84; Betsy Jeronen 560; Jim Brock 100; Jean Murphy 209; Peter Schinske 438.

Reports from committees were given. Jim Brock announced that 59 people were registered for the singing, and 88 songs were sung. Carolyn reported that expenses were met. Karen Stingle thanked everyone who made the singing a success. Jean Murphy won the coveted “Wicket placed on high” croquet trophy.

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

Chairperson—Karen Stingle; Secretary—Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey