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Central Ontario All-Day Singing

Detweiler Meetinghouse, North Dumfries, Ontario, Canada

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The 10th annual Central Ontario All-Day Singing was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Steve Rogers and Nicoletta Rogers leading 33b. Greg Jenkins offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Steve Rogers and Nicoletta Rogers 171; Gillian Inksetter 138t; Elizabeth Barlow and Hanna Barlow 344; Gillian Inksetter and Naomi Duguid 504; Bill Beverly 546, 547; Hugh Thomas 474, 133; Marion Mitchell 497, 362; Sue Woodward and Linda Hamel 34b, 312b; Martha Beverly 466, 131t; Frank Griggs 440, 31t; Will Fitzgerald 370, 32t; Tom Siess 178, 66; Brian How 114, 183; Jan May 155, 99.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Co-Chairpersons—Nicoletta Rogers and Steve Rogers; Arranging Officer—Gillian Inksetter; Treasurers—Anne Evers and Tom Evers; Secretary—Elizabeth Barlow.


Jan May and Tony LaViola brought the class to order leading 146. Leaders: Anne Missavage 195, 196; Frances Miller 38t, 369; Katie White and Nicoletta Rogers 176b; Katie White 229; Laurie Dempsey 168, 268; Tom Evers and Anne Evers 180; Karen Willard 493, 169; Len VanderJagt 569b, 270; Cindy Dymond 65, 217; Samuel Sommers 54, 502.

Chuck Crawford and Pleasance Crawford conducted the memorial lesson.

Chuck spoke and read the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Shelbie Sheppard, Loraine Bayer, Josie Hyde, Colette Girard, Pam Nunn, and Mike Nunn. He led 50b.

Pleasance read the following list of names of the deceased: Judy Goodell Rook and Bess Honaker—Maine; Jeff Sheppard, Bud Oliver, Myrtle Ann Beasley, Lessie Reed, and Bufrey Dean—Alabama; Jim Hearne—Missouri; Cheryl Stroud—Quebec; Patricia Howard, Tam Kearney, and Gordon Ficko—Ontario; Nancy Yeager and Violet Thomason—Georgia; Eva Padgett—Florida; Clayton Ezell—Tennessee; Evelyn Steinruck—Pennsylvania; Kelly Day and Marjorie Sommers—Indiana. She led 549 in their memory. Chuck Crawford concluded the memorial lesson.

Leaders: Bob Borcherding 68t, 68b. Steve Rogers and Nicoletta Rogers led 49t as grace before dinner.


Chuck Crawford brought the class to order leading 84. Leaders: Ellen Torrie 457, 64; Terry Barber 173, 142; Will Fitzgerald and Bess Fitzgerald 324, 447; Gerry Hoffman 505, 299; Ted Mercer 52b, 53; Steve Rogers, Nicoletta Rogers, and friends “Geneva” (NHS/HS 85/96) (in acknowledgement of Detweiler Meetinghouse Harmonia Sacra tradition); Elizabeth Barlow 503; Marion Mitchell 472; Will Fitzgerald 332; Hugh Thomas 59; Tom Evers 535; Anne Missavage 556; Anne Evers 159; Katie White 335.


Hanna Barlow and Elizabeth Barlow brought the class back to order leading 63. Leaders: Brian How and David Cullen 107; Pleasance Crawford 297; Bob Borcherding 216; Terry Barber 101t; Samuel Sommers 386; Gerry Hoffman 501; Karen Willard 283; Ted Mercer 430; Andrew Patten and Gillian Inksetter 282; Steve Rogers and Jan May 276; Cindy Dymond 538; Greg Jenkins and Will Fitzgerald 365.

Steve Rogers and Nicoletta Rogers thanked all who had helped make the singing a success. The Treasurers reported that expenses had been met. The Secretary and Arranging Officer reported that singers from two provinces (New Brunswick and Ontario) and six states (California, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Washington) had attended, with 51 leaders and 81 songs sung.

Following announcements, Steve Rogers and Nicoletta Rogers led 347 as the closing song. Greg Jenkins offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Co-Chairpersons—Nicoletta Rogers and Steve Rogers; Secretary—Elizabeth Barlow