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Elder Gerald Hand Memorial and Tucson Singing

Sonora Cohousing, Tucson, Arizona

March 1-2, 2014

Saturday, March 1

The 3rd session of the Elder Gerald Hand Memorial Singing and the 10th annual Tucson Singing was called to order by David Hand leading 59. Craig Averill offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Michael McKernon; Arranging Officer—J.P. Thom-Gronachan; Treasurer—Paige Winslett; Secretary—Erika Roush.

Leaders: Michael McKernon 49b; Erika Roush 49t; Paige Winslett 288; Anita Landess 102; J.P. Thom-Gronachan 535; Carol Selleck 68b; Larry Hand 39b; Erika Roush 417 (for John Haas); Melissa Stephenson 56b; Janet Morgan 314; Donna Sewell 460; Eleanor Soler 277; Hans Guttmann 47b; Lori Rodgers 146; Eric Morgan 330t; Eric Mason 299; J.P. Thom-Gronachan 124 (for Ken Levy); Cornelia Stanton 99; David Hand 358; Tony Park 163b; Erika Roush 344; Anita Landess 135. Craig Averill offered thanks for the noon meal.


Michael McKernon brought the class back to order leading 47t. Leaders: Carol Selleck 106; Kathy Garrett 503; J.P. Thom-Gronachan 324; Larry Hand 72b; Erika Roush 408 (for John Haas); Melissa Stephenson 144; Julie Johnson 335; Janet Morgan 143; Donna Sewell 171; Eleanor Soler 504; Hans Guttmann 37b; Lori Rodgers 384; Eric Morgan 328; Amanda Patterson and John Isner 401; Eric Mason 203; J.P. Thom Gronachan 410t (for Ken Levy); Cornelia Stanton 473; David Hand 400; Erika Roush 192; Tony Park 45t; Anita Landess 58; Carol Selleck 235; Kathy Garrett 178; Larry Hand 32t; Erika Roush 131t (for John Haas); Melissa Stephenson 63; Julie Johnson 159; Janet Morgan 82t.


J.P. Thom-Gronachan brought the class back to order by leading 81t.

Leaders: Donna Sewell 31t; Paige Winslett 300; Eleanor Soler 551; Michael McKernon 232; Hans Guttmann 282; Eric Morgan 186; Eric Mason 148; Cornelia Stanton 276; David Hand 128; Erika Roush 272; Tony Park 34b; Anita Landess 501; Kathy Garrett 107; Larry Hand 483; Melissa Stephenson 138t; Julie Johnson 383; J.P. Thom-Gronachan 181.

Announcements were made. Craig Averill offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, March 2

The Sunday session of the Elder Gerald Hand Memorial/Tucson Singing was called to order by Michael McKernon leading 48t. The morning prayer was offered by Kathy Garrett.

Leaders: Paige Winslett 47b; Anita Landess 24b; Erika Roush 335; Catherine Massey and Donna Sewell 159; J.P. Thom-Gronachan 222 (for William Senior); J.P. Thom-Gronachan 66; Carol Selleck 179; J.P. Thom-Gronachan 81t (for Mike Garrett); Janet Morgan 77t; Hans Guttmann 480; David Hand 388; Eleanor Soler 38b; Cornelia Stanton 515; Erika Roush 294 (for Nick Johnson); Eric Mason 168; Eric Morgan 448t; Lori Rodgers 374; Larry Hand 380.


The class was called back to order by Paige Winslett leading 155. Leaders: Kathy Garrett 334; Julie Johnson 472; Melissa Stephenson 549; Anita Landess 297; Donna Sewell 59; J.P. Thom-Gronachan 567 (for William Senior); J.P. Thom-Gronachan 503; Carol Selleck 565; Erika Roush 236; Janet Morgan 89; Hans Guttmann 142; David Hand 452; Eleanor Soler 148; Cornelia Stanton 87.

A memorial lesson was conducted by Carol Selleck. The names of the following sick and housebound were read: Jeannette Bates, John Schaffer, Tonya Carberella, Laura Nobles Banks, Steven Borden, Patti Cotton, Claire Skougar, and Kristin Fernandez. Janet Morgan led 47t.

The following deceased were remembered: Bob McQuillen—New Hampshire; Maria Von Trapp—Vermont; Jeff Sheppard and Shelbie Sheppard—Alabama; Rosie Sandoval—New Mexico. Lori Rodgers led 45t in their memory.

Michael McKernon led 339. Kathy Garrett offered thanks before the noon meal.


Michael McKernon brought the class back to order by leading 40. Leaders: Eric Mason 38t; Lori Rodgers 189; Larry Hand 460; Caleb Nihira 146; Kathy Garrett 209; J.P. Thom-Gronachan 277 (for Mike Garrett); Joyce Markle 254; Julie Johnson 442; Michael McKernon 114; Anita Landess 303; Melissa Stephenson 475; Eric Morgan 455 (for Nick Johnson); Eric Morgan 245; Donna Sewell 448b; Paige Winslett 358; J.P. Thom-Gronachan 56b; Carol Selleck 566 (for John Haas); J.P. Thom-Gronachan 108b (for Ken Levy); Erika Roush 454; Janet Morgan 76b; Hans Guttmann 112; David Hand 100.

Michael McKernon led 62 as the closing song. Kathy Garrett offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Michael McKernon; Secretary—Erika Roush