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Santa Cruz Singing

Live Oak Grange, Santa Cruz, California

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The first Santa Cruz Regional All-Day Singing was held at the Live Oak Grange in Santa Cruz, California, on Saturday before the second Sunday in July. The class was called to order by Janet Herman leading 47t. Robin Woolner offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Chairman—Edward Rice; Secretary—Ariel Cooper; Arranging Officer—Janet Herman; Treasurer—Robin Woolner; Chaplain—Robin Woolner.

Leaders: Edward Rice 49t; Ariel Cooper 163b; Linda Domholt 235; Connie Hunter 178; Linda Selph 70t (in memory of Sally Coghlan); Leigh Cooper 111b; Donna Thomas 106; Jeff Begley 350; Mark Godfrey 83t; Robin Woolner 107; Linda Groening 89; Rebecca Edwards 105; Shelley Phillips 448t; Nathan Bergmann-Dean 399b; Erica Martinez 284; Janet Herman 171; Edward Rice 31t.

RECESS

Song selections in this session were from The Shenandoah Harmony (ShH). The class was called back together by Edward Rice leading 29b (ShH). Leaders: Edward Rice 1b (ShH), 191 (ShH); Erica Martinez 15 (ShH), 402 (ShH); Robin Woolner 403b (ShH), 1t (ShH); Nathan Bergmann-Dean 120t (ShH), 270 (ShH); Donna Thomas 373 (ShH), 293 (ShH); Robin Woolner 48 (ShH); Jeff Begley 22b (ShH), 424t (ShH); Linda Selph 41 (ShH), 264 (ShH); Linda Groening 381b (ShH), 246b (ShH); Rebecca Edwards 241b (ShH). Robin Woolner offered the blessing before lunch.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order by Nathan Bergmann-Dean leading 29t. Leaders: Erica Martinez 176b; Mark Godfrey 406; Trish Nielsen 361; Leigh Cooper 192; Linda Groening 460; Kathleen Eschen-Pipes 254; Linda Domholt 378b; Jeff Begley 123b; Jane Hancock 87; Linda Selph 217; Ariel Cooper 47b; Rebecca Edwards 302; Donna Thomas 268; Nathan Bergmann-Dean 383; Janet Herman 200; Shelley Phillips 547; Robin Woolner 157; Edward Rice 504.

RECESS

Shelley Phillips led 159 to call the class back to order. Leaders: Kate Halls 267; Ruth McGurk 271t; Kathleen Eschen-Pipes 84; Jeff Begley 331.

A business meeting was held. The Secretary reported that there were forty-three singers from three states and two countries present, and that nineteen leaders led sixty-five songs. The Treasurer reported that expenses had been met. The Resolutions committee thanked all involved, and resolved to meet next year on Saturday before the second Sunday in July.

Announcements were made. Edward Rice led 157 (ShH) as the closing song. Robin Woolner offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Edward Rice; Secretary—Ariel Cooper