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Golden Gate Singing

Trinity Lutheran Church, Alameda, California

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The 11th annual Golden Gate Singing was held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in April at Trinity Lutheran Church, Alameda, California. The class was called to order by Lindy Groening leading 47t. David Fetcho offered the opening prayer.

A business meeting was held and the following officers were elected: Chairman—Linda Selph; Vice Chairman—Erika Wilson; Secretary—Betty Marvin.

Leaders: Linda Selph 34b; Susan Fetcho 180; Mark Godfrey 39b; Jennie Brown 171; Erika Wilson 63; Betty Marvin 384; Dave Barber 125; Miranda Fetrow, David Fetrow, and Clarissa Fetrow 77t; Cecil Godfrey 40; David Fetcho 181; Inder Khalsa 300; Joel Chan 148; Rebecca Edwards 440; Greg Freed 154; Mary Gowins 325; Edward Wright 345b; Mary Ann Ciavonne 56b; Gabriel Kyne 411; Terry Barber 101t; James Welsch 344.


The class was called back to order by Mary Gowins leading 87. Leaders: Dan Harper 29t; Leigh Cooper 142; Vicki Chung 569b; Erik Schwab 203; Leah Coffin 328; Linda Booth 198; Gordon Rees 64; Kate Fine 369; Midge Harder 211; Chris Cotter 57; Pat Coghlan 228; Cornelia Stanton 480; Jeff Begley 68t; Karen Stingle 475; Jenny Jensen 353; Kate Coxon 474; Rogan Campbell 284; Thom Fahrbach 80b.


The class was called back together by Gabriel Kyne leading 72t. Leaders: Greg Freemon 76b; Dave Barber 31t; Franzi Schmidt 306; Jerry Schreiber 528; Hannah Mae Blair 162.

The memorial lesson was held. Hugh McGuire spoke and led 70t for the following sick and shut-ins: B.M. Smith, Dr. Gladys Bennett, Adrienne Papermaster, Carla Smith, Tammi Ziola, Pascale, Don Stingle, and Linda Domholt.

Gretchen Muller spoke and led 146 in memory of the following deceased: Caroline Bonnet, Ted Linus Farber, Jane Shedlin, Dr. Gordon Hanson, Lionel Tucker, Paulette Botti, Boyd Dron—California; James A. Brady, Lisa Branson—New York; Jerry Jeronen, Julie Rogers—Oregon; Raymond Hamrick, Joyce Harrison—Georgia; Rose Warnock, Catalina Manzano—Massachusetts; Richard Sterne—Utah; Janet Davis—Indiana; Wayne Brumley—Texas; Paul Harder—Florida; Evelyn Harris, Stanly Edwards—Alabama; Ursula Neinast—Germany; Ryland Duke Miller. David Fetcho closed the memorial lesson with a prayer.

Leaders: Carolyn Deacy 67; Lyle Lindsey 178; Kate Fortin 132; Lisa Bennett 155; Hans Guttmann 66; Kevin Barrans 426t; Ana Tighe 182. David Fetcho offered the prayer before the noon meal.


The class was called to order by Rebecca Edwards and Joel Chan leading 432. Leaders: Betsy Jeronen 422; Kevin Beirne 472; Eva Striebeck 192; Hal Kunkel 250; David Smead 387; Susan Willis Powers 436; Peter Ross 347 (in memory of Caroline Bonnet); Steve Helwig 131b; Wren Hyde 65; Matthew Lawson 271b; Jenny Jensen 454; Mary Ann Ciavonne and Vicki Chung 496 (for Caroline); Chris Cotter 477; Hugh McGuire 196; Cornelia Stanton 318; Erik Schwab and Kevin Barrans 216; Susan Fetcho and David Fetcho 383; Edward Rice and Gabriel Kyne 377; Lisa Bennett and David Smead 224; Jerry Schreiber 236; Lindy Groening and Erika Wilson 505; Kate Fortin and Rogan Campbell 189; Hans Guttmann 37b; Thom Fahrbach and Mary Gowins 556; Gordon Rees 539.


Jennie Brown and Julian Damashek led 36b. Leaders: Jeff Begley 33t; Kate Fine 157; Kate Coxon 302; Sue Lindner and Linda Selph 217; Eva Striebeck 102; Ana Tighe 89; Inder Khalsa and Rebecca Edwards 165; Betsy Jeronen 499; Kevin Beirne 215; Susan Willis Powers 183; Steve Helwig 414; Hal Kunkel 550.

A business meeting was held. The Secretary reported that at least 107 people from seven states and three countries attended, and ninety-four songs were led by sixty-four leaders. The Resolutions Committee, Cornelia Stanton and Susan Fetcho, thanked all who made the singing possible and resolved to meet again next year for the 12th annual Golden Gate Singing. Announcements were made.

The officers led 62 as the closing song, and singers took the parting hand. David Fetcho offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Linda Selph; Vice Chairman—Erika Wilson; Secretary—Betty Marvin