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Palo Alto Singing

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The 3rd annual Palo Alto All-Day Singing was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California, on the fourth Saturday in August. The class was called to order by Terry Moore leading 59. Chris Thorman offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Phil Jensen 73b, 36b; Paul Kostka 49b, 45t; Dave Barber 72b, 42; Betty Marvin 26, 27; Chris Thorman 475, 474; Bob Brylawski 163t, 236.

A business meeting was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Dan Harper; Vice Chairman—Phil Jensen; Secretary—Betty Marvin; Treasurer—Terry Barber; Chaplain—Chris Thorman; Arranging Officer—Lindy Groening. Dan Harper led 49t to close the business meeting.

Leaders: Lindy Groening 89, 99; Linda Domholt 378b, 70b; Don Brenneis and Carolyn Deacy 178, 86.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Mary Gowins leading 81t. Leaders: Greg Freed 339, 448b; Mali Dray 344; Terry Moore 189, 218; Terry Barber and Dan Harper 63; Rebecca Edwards 197, 534; Esteban Veliz 40, 270; Edward Rice 107, 106.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Leigh Cooper leading 56t. Leaders: David Fetcho 370, 442; Bob Jost 535, 503; Carolyn Deacy 433, 95; Jeff Begley 101b, 429 (dedicated to Marilyn Murata); Brian Harris 345b, 324; Lois Hurt 551, 145b; Gretchen Muller 29b, 276. Chris Thorman offered the prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Mark Godfrey leading 204. Leaders: Linda Selph 384; Terry Barber 396; Mary Gowins 558; Susan Fetcho 492; Pat Coghlan 272; Mark Godfrey 500; Joel Chan 108b; Alexander Cotton 350; Leigh Cooper 548; Lois Hurt 273; Jeff Begley 300; Dave Barber 362; Esteban Veliz 335; Edward Rice 455; Bob Jost 277; David Fetcho 173; Brian Harris 383; Gretchen Muller 479; Carolyn Deacy 421.

RECESS

Chris Thorman led 155 to bring the class together. Leaders: Greg Freed 38b; Dan Harper and Sue Lindner 217; Mali Dray 372; Terry Barber 332; Joel Chan 170; Rebecca Edwards 274t; Phil Jensen 569b; Gretchen Muller 34b; Chris Thorman 515; Peter Ross 163b; Mary Gowins 411; Don Brenneis and Terry Moore 157; Mark Godfrey and Leigh Cooper 30t; Betty Marvin 47t; Lois Hurt 164; Edward Rice 84; David Fetcho 318; Esteban Veliz 148.

RECESS

The class was called together by Edward Rice leading 38t. Leaders: Lindy Groening and Aaron Silverman 35; Susan Fetcho 499; Pat Coghlan 228; Linda Selph 111b; Jeff Begley and Dan Harper 105.

A business meeting was held. The Treasurer reported that expenses were met. The Secretary reported that ninety-three songs were led by thirty-four leaders, and that singers came from California, Pennsylvania, New York, and Poland. The Resolutions Committee (Leigh Cooper and Mark Godfrey with sons Leon Godfrey and Cecil Godfrey) thanked all who made the singing possible. Announcements were made.

Dan Harper led 347 as the closing song. Chris Thorman offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Dan Harper; Vice Chairman—Phil Jensen; Secretary—Betty Marvin