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Minnesota Midwinter Cooper Book Singing

Triune Masonic Temple, St. Paul, Minnesota

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The 16th annual Minnesota Midwinter Cooper Book Singing was called to order by Stacey Berkheimer and Melissa Kelley leading 276. Dick Patterson offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Denise Kania 55; Elise delMas 464; Tamara Harris 503; Jeanette Nelson 293b; Noelle Copeland 485; Eleanor Haase 575; Erik McDonald 157; Donna Gunderson-Rogers 38t; Matt Wells 269; Claudia Egelhoff 586; Joel Menk 277; Christine Gowdy-Jaehnig and Nathan Berry 299; Jeff Bell 68b; Kevin Bullock 511t; Barb Patterson 580; AnnaLeigh Smith 524.

RECESS

Steven T. Schmidgall called the class back to order leading 391. Leaders: Christine Stevens 159; Martha Henderson 212; Dick Patterson 30t; Kate Manning 587; Jim Pfau, Mark Rhoads, Marylin Rhoads, and a Bethel University student 478; Cathy Lutz with students from St. Thomas University 218; Alec Jenkins-White 574; Ann Sleeva 500; Michael L. Moore 436b; Eamonn O’Neill 203; Marcel LaFlamme 50b; Lorraine Turner 31t; William Gilman 123t; Angie Payne 393; Janelle Draper 109.

RECESS

Ben Copenhaver called the class back to order leading 558. Leaders: Paul Wyatt 442t; Laura Densmore 98; Les Sontag 239; Pop Wagner 99; Ben Fink 229; Richard Barnes 288; Leslie Williamson-White 38b; Micah Sommersmith 264t; Midge Olsen 210. Riley Lee offered prayer before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Steve Luttinen called the afternoon session to order leading 274t. Leaders: Joel Setterholm 505; Stephen Parker 32t; Mairi Quodomine 294; Guy Bankes 583; J.R. Hardman 408; John Wiens 424; Val Eng 217; Terry Hogg 569; Kristine Peterson 162; Paul Landskroener 571; Kit Canright 128; Jim Helke 41; Alexa Copeland 559; Ben Copenhaver 477; Karen Edwards 270; Nathan Berry 174; Erin Kelly 546; Riley Lee 504t; Steven T. Schmidgall 333.

RECESS

Denise Kania called the class back to order leading 155. Leaders: Gordon Olsen 47t; John Bankson 49b; Pattie Sontag 47b; Jim Goetz 133; Nancy Koester 72; Ray Cott-Meissel 146; Martha Henderson 205; Steve Luttinen 131b; Tamara Harris 213; John Wiens 67; Noelle Copeland 518; J.R. Hardman 573; Melissa Kelley 522; Riley Lee 182; Stacey Berkheimer 168.

Announcements were made. The Finance Committee reported that expenses were met. The Secretary reported that 60 leaders from 10 states led 79 songs.

Stacey Berkheimer and Melissa Kelley led 95b as the closing song. Dick Patterson offered the closing prayer.

Chairpersons—Stacey Berkheimer and Melissa Kelley; Secretary—Valerie Stoehr