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Portland Sacred Harp Singing

The Little Church, Portland, Oregon

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The 8th annual Portland Sacred Harp All-Day Singing was called to order by Tom McTighe leading 448b. Kate Fine offered the morning prayer.

A business meeting was held to elect the following officers: Chairperson—Tom McTighe; Treasurer—Dan Thoma (acting on behalf of Nell Whitman); Secretary—Anna Stoerch.

Leaders: Jessica Beer 171; Thom Fahrbach 126; Dan Thoma 148 (for Nell and Zander Whitman); Anna Stoerch 56t; Betsy Jeronen and Concetta Branson 30b (for Jerry Jeronen); Kate Fine 111b; Steve Cackley 321; Darlene Simpson-Brown 527; Ana Tighe 474; Steve Helwig 342; Kate Fortin 361; Gregory Mulkern and Solomon Ossa 212; Dorothy Robinson 91; Caleb Price 81t; Steve Tarr 326; Mryka Hall-Beyer 95; Karen Stingle 378b.


The class was called back to order by Ben Copenhaver leading 369. Leaders: Marie Brandis 112; Martha Sherwood 114; Jenna Bond-Tompkins 532; Mary McDonald-Lewis 142; Michael Walker 528; Chris Cotter 475; Eva Striebeck 428; Karen Willard 522; Amanda Jokerst 567; Amanda Parkes 177; Erik Schwab 181; Amber Smith 273; Ethan Hardy 284; Lu Zeng 278t; John Berendzen 74t; Mary Gowins 422.


The class was called back to order by Eric Holt leading 101t. Leaders: Bob Schinske 373; Colin Duggan 89; Kari Lundgren 99; Fynn Titford-Mock 327; Leigh Cooper 234; Jack Lofton 220; Mark Godfrey 500; Matthew Parkinson 213t; Jean Murphy 86; Evan Palmer 344; Clarissa Fetrow 208; Gretchen Muller 28b; Kathy Vlach 313t; Jeff Begley 65; Lyle Lindsey 276. The noon blessing was offered by Kate Fine.


The class was called back to order by Sophia Schinske and Logan Thomas leading 438. Leaders: Lindy Groening and Kate Coxon 328; Nancy Price 53; Bradley Knoke 472; Carol Huang 411; David Wright 434; Jennie Brown 456; Melissa Kelley 433; Jane Spencer 352; Kevin Barrans 372; John Wiens 384; Linda Selph 215; Ben Copenhaver 553; Karl Oswald and Mercy Primrose Oswald 59; Adam Berey 410t; Katy Kanfer 394; Solomon Ossa 214; John Carson 335; Eva Striebeck 448t; Amanda Parkes 447; Michael Walker and Bradley Knoke 204; Dan Thoma 68b; Kari Lundgren 162.


Steve Helwig brought the class back to order by leading 87. Leaders: James Dunn 159; Joby Winans and Karen Willard 46; Fynn Titford-Mock 414; Emily Winokur 480; Leigh Cooper, Mark Godfrey, and their children 40; Matthew Parkinson 198; Amanda Jokerst 312b; Colin Duggan 84; Mryka Hall-Beyer 569b; Carol Huang 29t; Melissa Kelley 228; Clarissa Fetrow 43; Mary Gowins 441; Jeff Begley 31t; Kevin Barrans and Delia Barrans 201; Jennie Brown 216; Karen Stingle 277; David Wright 491; Amber Smith 168; Jane Spencer and Thom Fahrbach 382.

The business session was reopened. The Treasurer reported that the day’s expenses had been met. The Registration and Arranging Committees reported 105 registered attendees, and 96 songs sung. The Resolutions Committee, Colin Duggan and Amanda Jokerst, thanked all who helped make this singing a success.

Tom McTighe led 36b as the closing song. Kate Fine offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Tom McTighe; Secretary—Anna Stoerch