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Eugene Singing

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The 17th annual Eugene Singing was held in the sanctuary of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in July. Karen Stingle called the class to order at 9:30 a.m., and called for the election of officers. She then led 171. John Dinsmore offered the invocation.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Dave Tobin; Secretary/Treasurer—Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey; Arranging Committee—Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey, Rachel Foster, Vicki Morgan, Nina Hoffman, and John Bredesen; Memorial Lesson—Fran Ross; Chaplain—John Dinsmore.

Leaders: Jack Lofton 228; Vicki Morgan 472; John Dinsmore 479; Martha Sherwood 114; Jenna Bond Tompkins 143; Fran Ross 569b; Kate Fine 287; Betsy Jeronen 33b; Gary Plouff 142; David Landazuri 66; Reed Schilbach 318; Kathy Vlach 84; Marci Cutler 378b; Karen Stingle 91; Nina Hoffman 312b; Jean Murphy 454; Anne Huckins 440; Martha Johnson 270.


Dave Tobin brought the class back to order by leading 47b. Leaders: Melissa Stephenson 124; Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey 344; Rachel Foster 178; Linda Dosey 528; Kate Fine 111b; Betsy Jeronen 473; Gary Plouff 328; David Landazuri 327; Reed Schilbach 122; Kathy Vlach 549; Marci Cutler 385b; Karen Stingle 335.

Fran Ross conducted the memorial lesson. Dave Tobin led 457 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Peggy Stahlberg, Renee Sauder, Mary Ellen Cocorese, Wally Walburg, Tammi Ziola, Janet Vorwick, Mary Bullock Johnson, Olivia Goodheart Mitchell, Mardelle Burrowes, Ken Doerge, R. Jan Thompson, Phyllis Quigley, Scarlet Craig, Margit Kegel, and the people of Okanogan County, Washington, who lost their homes in the fire.

Karen Stingle then led 163b in memory of the following deceased: JoAnn McAdam, Julie Rogers, Margaret Via, Susie Scroggins, Rachel Foxman, and Jerry Jeronen—Oregon; William Diehm—Pennsylvania; Margaret Richards—New York; Roberta James—New Mexico; Dorothy Conkle—Colorado.

Leaders: Nina Hoffman 106; Anne Huckins 159; Martha Johnson 510; Jenna Bond Thompkins 384; Martha Sherwood 67; Jack Lofton 38 (t? b?); Fran Ross 455; David Landazuri 59. Gary Plouff asked a blessing on the food.


Jack Lofton brought the afternoon session to order leading 82t. Leaders: Audrey Karabinus 503; Uwe Mursch 38t; Karl Oswald 168; Lani Wright 128; Kate Fine 112; Betsy Jeronen 441; Gary Plouff 274t; David Landazuri 236; Reed Schilbach 39t; Kathy Vlach 415; Jean Murphy 183; Marci Cutler 58; Anne Huckins 267; Jenna Bonel Thompkins 165; Suzanne Denker 504.


Vicki Morgan brought the class back together leading 474. Leaders: Jayne Mondello 65; Carmen Doerge 76b; Suzanne Denker 277; Melissa Stephenson 179; John Dinsmore 47t; Rachel Foster 148; Audrey Karabinus 146; Karl Oswald 34b; Jack Lofton 369; Dave Tobin 75; Fran Ross 551; Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey 374.

Reports from committees were given. Carolyn announced that 41 people were registered for the singing and 72 songs were sung. She also reported that the expenses were met. Anne Huckins thanked everyone who made the singing a success.

John Dinsmore offered the closing prayer. Karen Stingle led 155 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Dave Tobin; Secretary—Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey