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New York City Singing

Fifteenth Street Meeting House, New York, New York

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The New York City All-Day Singing was called to order by Rachel Speer leading 59t. Jason Steidl offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected to serve: Chairman—Al McCready; Vice Chairman—Jon Giles; Treasurer—Sam Kleinman; Secretary—Adam Poole.

Leaders: Al McCready 59; Jon Giles 396; Sam Kleinman 52t; Dan Adams 288; Michael Kaye 72b; Sue Peters 122; Charles Biada 133; Jason Steidl 229; Lindsay Kruse 131b; Terry Ryan 192; Sarah Holden 131t; Merv Horst 235; Cory Noel 216; Gary Ryan 268; Rebecca Blumenthal 448t; Dean Jens 95; Christina Wallin 542; Charlotte Ehrman 365; Claire Simon 472.


The class was called back to order by Carol Huang leading 81t. Leaders: Naomi Kaye 480; Mary Adams 29t; Guy Bankes 546; Mary Skidmore 65; Scott Luscombe 168; Violet Krumbein 318; Eric Xu 324; Paula Picton 163b; Aldo Ceresa 214; Laura Clawson 430; Ian Quinn 270; Sharon Lehr 178; Steve B. 339; Joanne Fuller 121; Leon Pulsinelle 411; Lynne deBenedette 182; George Sigut 86.


The class was called back to order by Angharad Davis leading 162. Leaders: Gwen Gethner 67; Patrick Paglen 142; Patty Cuyler 183.

A memorial lesson was conducted by Rachel Speer and Dean Jens, who offered their thoughts, and led 330t for the following sick and shut-ins: Keith Simon, David Wampler, and Liz Richner.

They also led 285t in memory of the following deceased: Evelyn Steinruck, Ed Hylander, Audrey Wisceva, Charles Waide, Shirley Kisher, Dr. David Birch, Lou Rosenberg, Louisa Jo Killen, Joe Goldberg, Laura Conway, Jeff Sheppard, Robert Henry, Barbara Hall, Linda Mason Hall, Kurt Brown, Norman Thorn, Harry Essex, Margaret Hyde, David Janower, Maryann Fogarty, Kay Porzio, Jerry Porzio, Arthur Gillespie, Sara Ziemer Martin, Bud Oliver, Richmond Hopkins, and Paul Silberman. Gary Ryan closed the memorial lesson with a prayer.

Leaders: Ina Shea 429; Adam Poole 457; Rachel Hall 500; Jeff Gauthier 230; Nancy Mandel 278t; Phil Dupont 445; Liz Cantrell 522. Jason Steidl offered a prayer before the noon meal.


Deidra Montgomery brought the afternoon session to order by leading 392. Leaders: Kevin Griffin Moreno 192; Kiri Miller 564; Ruth Wampler 91; Ben Sachs-Hamilton 200; Kate Kirwan 222; Myles Louis Dakan 371; Christine Andrews 426b; Jessica Keyes 208; D.J. Hatfield 506; Carol Huang 456; Sonia Chin 396; Katie FitzGerald 187; Joel Bassett 224; Angharad Davis 444; Jim Strube 348t; Rachel Speer 417; Sam Kleinman 189; Ezra Halleck 296; Jon Giles 297; Mary Skidmore 376; Dan Adams 504; Scott Luscombe 481; Christina Wallin 377; Horst Rosenberg 464.


The class was called to order for a final session by Gwen Gethner leading 56t. Leaders: Mary Jane Wilkie and Katie FitzGerald 217; Matthew Dernbach 49t; Nancy Britton 372; Kate Kirwan 196; D.J. Hatfield 383; Deidra Montgomery 197; Ben Sachs-Hamilton 198; Kiri Miller 448b; Joel Bassett 99; Jessica Keyes 228; Ruth Wampler 438; Myles Louis Dakan 303; Sonia Chin 155; Rachel Hall 176t; Kevin Griffin Moreno 512; Ina Shea 80t; Mary Andrews and Christine Andrews 361; Jim Strube 332; Joanne Fuller 73t; Guy Bankes 391; Liz Cantrell 425; Jeff Gauthier 30t; Leon Pulsinelle 549; Ian Quinn, Paula Picton, Mason Schefa, and Matthew Dernbach 156.

A business session was held, during which the Treasurer and Secretary gave brief reports. The Chairman thanked all those who attended, and those who assisted in organization. The business session closed with a resolution to meet again on Saturday before the third Sunday in September, 2014.

The officers led 62 as a closing song. Gary Ryan offered a closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Al McCready; Vice Chairman—Jon Giles; Secretary—Adam Poole