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Los Angeles Regional Singing

Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The 23rd annual Los Angeles Regional Sacred Harp Singing was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Rick Russell leading 34b. He then offered the opening prayer.

A business meeting was held and the following officers elected: Chairman—Rick Russell; Vice Chairman—Esteban Veliz; Treasurer—Peter Stenshoel; Secretary—Larry Arnstein.

Leaders: Esteban Veliz 33b; Larry Arnstein 503; Alison Fisher 335; Ron Huss 540; Eleanor Glewwe 95; Karen Mathews 210; Pat Keating 45t; Steve Toriello 86; Karl Barnes 107; Emily Verrone 63; John Rand 448t; Larry Arnstein 489; Stephen O’Leary 84; Jeff Begley 312t.

RECESS

Esteban Veliz called the class back to order by leading 72b. Leaders: Karen Huss 454; Linnea Soblowski 319; Bruce Hayes 245; Rodney Willard, Barbara Willard, Keith Willard, and Jenny Willard 32t, 49b; Peter Stenshoel 285t; Laura Boyd Russell 384; Midge Harder 58; Bell May 538; David Olson 564; Mimi Wright 475; Al Grindon 300; Esteban Veliz 183; Luc Steiner 106; Kevin Liu 68t.

RECESS

Annalise Perone called the class back to order by leading 312b. Mary Rose O’Leary conducted the memorial lesson, leading 442 in memory of the following deceased: Mark Lewis—Oregon; Donald Clark, Phyllis Patterson, Leta Terrell, and Jeanette Turner—California; Maureen Mussenden—Virgin Islands; Janet Davis—Indiana; Mort Chalet—Florida.

Stephen O’Leary led 340 for the following singers or loved ones who are sick and shut-in: Connie Cline, Victoria Pauley, Annie Pauley, Tom Ambrogi, Anthony Joseph, Pat Coglan, Linda Domholt, and Gillian Inksetter.

Leaders: Jenny Willard 349; Mike Nicholes 254.

LUNCH

John Rand led 147t to bring the class together. Leaders: Natalie Hall 142; Bianca Mussenden 128; Bruce Teeter 145t; Judy Getrich 228; Jeri Segal 411; Mary Rose O’Leary 318; Jerry Schreiber 198; Jennifer Obeidin 196; Carla Smith 132; Rick Russell 203; Whitney Clapp 163t; Judy Nahman-Stouffer 146; Angela Strauss 354t; Annalise Perone 352; Frederick Sisa 268; Dave Schaffer 569b; Midge Harder 47t; Carl Barnes 299.

RECESS

Mimi Wright called the class back to order by leading 410t. Leaders: Kevin Liu 506; Mairye Bates 236; Mimi Wright 159; Peter Stenshoel 240; Alison Fisher 551; Jennifer Obeidin 215; Jerry Schreiber 550; Judy Getrich 472; Carla Smith 274b; Steven Turiello 209; Eleanor Glewwe 440; Al Grindon 365.

A business meeting was held to hear reports. The Treasurer reported that expenses had been met. The Secretary reported that there were a total of 68 songs led. The resolutions were read.

Rick Russell and Esteban Veliz led 276 as the closing song. Al Grindon offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Rick Russell; Vice Chairman—Esteban Veliz; Secretary—Larry Arnstein