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Rhode Island Singing

Providence Friends Meeting House, Providence, Rhode Island

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The 11th annual Rhode Island All-Day Singing was called to order by Natalie Jablonski and Justin Squizzero leading 72b. Liz Cantrell offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Molly Bledsoe 35; Bob Elliott 38t; Joanne DeVoe 31t; Lynne deBenedette 32t; Jesse Polhemus 176b; Liz Cantrell 40; Vale Cofer-Shabica 146; Laura Borrelli 153; Eli Petzold 300; Deidra Montgomery 500; Alvaro Duarte 214; Katy Brown 454; James Baumgartner 215; Laura Hodges 564; Jake Soloff 504; Rachel Stevens 148; Ben Sachs-Hamilton 385 (t? b?); Celia Devine 480; Sophie Soloway 344.

In a brief business meeting the following officers were elected: Co-Vice Chairpersons—Molly Bledsoe and Bob Elliott; Treasurer—Laura Hodges.

RECESS

Paula Picton called the class back together by leading 117. Leaders: Megan Jennings 542; Serena Putterman 268; Kiri Miller 486; Peter Golden 290; Jeremy Galvagni 67; Lydia Vernon-Jones 102; Eric Hildebrant 236; Maura Burns 362; David Gramberg 106; Laura Hodges 29t; Dean Jens 445; Sally Langendorf 426b; Bob Parr 150; Joanne Fuller 460; Allison Steel 216; Chris Noren 507; Elizabeth Stoddard 430; Cheri Hardy 209; Jim Bean 178.

RECESS

Erik-Dardan Ymeraga reconvened the class by leading 42. Leaders: Willis McCumber 27; Will Fespeman 163b; Cora Wareh and Allison Steel 63; Faiz Wareh 298; Daniel Hunter 220; Emily Matteson 277; Tom Padwa 133; Amanda Jokerst 68t; Pat Callahan 149. Liz Cantrell offered a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Lynne deBenedette called the class together by leading 383. Leaders: Ben Bath 304; Linda Shea 328; Bill Holt 222; Carol Huang 142; Rachel Speer 33t; Chris Holley 348b; Kamilah Tisdale 217; Robert Stoddard 197; Angharad Davis 349; Michael Walker 447; Sasha Hsucsyk 324; Julia Seiderstein 58; Matthew Leger-Small 367; Paula Picton 377; Tarik Wareh 385t; Emma Swartz 440; Ian Quinn 419; Graham Dezarn 131t; Kitty Kagay 475; Terry Ryan 524.

RECESS

Natalie Jablonski led 30b to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Gwen Gethner 280; Pattie Wareh 99; Mason Shefa 404; Ellen Lueck 492; Leon Pulsinelle 48b; Murray C. Newton 294; Bobbie Goodell 540; Mary Skidmore 270; Corinne Ducey 76b; Cindy Bean 47b; Chris Coughlin 282; Nate Jenkins 56b; Russ Vernon-Jones 122.

The Secretaries reported that 82 leaders had led 85 lessons. The Treasurer reported that all expenses had been met.

The class sang 62 as the closing song. Liz Cantrell offered a prayer of thanks for the blessings of music, food and fellowship, and the class was dismissed.

Co-Chairpersons—Natalie Jablonski and Justin Squizzero; Co-Vice Chairpersons—Molly Bledsoe and Bob Elliott; Secretaries—Joanne DeVoe and Tom Padwa