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Eugene Singing

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The 18th annual Eugene singing was held in the sanctuary of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon. Dave Tobin called the class to order at 9:30 a.m., and Jack Lofton led 82t. John Dinsmore offered the invocation.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Dave Tobin; Secretary/Treasurer—Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey; Arranging Committee—Jim Brock, Nina Hoffman, Vicki Morgan, Rachel Foster, Suzanne Denker, Paula Rogers, Fran Ross, and Jean Murphy; Memorial Committee—Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey, Karen Stingle, and Dave Tobin; Chaplain—John Dinsmore.

Leaders: Jane Grant 171; Fran Ross 85; Anne Huckins 501; Dave Landazuri 189; Reed Schilbach 297; Scott Kennedy 86; Karen Stingle 203; John Dinsmore 378t; Gary Plouff 318; Jean Murphy 117; Melissa Stephenson 378b; Vicki Morgan 472; Scott Kennedy 162; Rachel Foster 335; Anne Huckins 276.

RECESS

Martha Sherwood brought the class back to order by leading 168. Leaders: Suzanne Denker 180; Jack Lofton 181; Martha Johnson 532; Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey 344; Dave Tobin 47b; Fran Ross 184; David Landazuri 327; Reed Schilbach 39t; Karen Stingle 277; John Dinsmore 461; Gary Plouff 300.

Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey conducted the memorial lesson. Dave Tobin led 457 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Peggy Stahlberg, Peggy Durbin, David Olysyk, Austin Robert, Mary B. Johnson, Scarlet Craig, Cynthia Olsen, Maresh Kennedy, Shelly Kennedy, Lorraine Stingle, and Paul Harrison.

Karen Stingle then led 163b in memory of the following deceased: Tammi Ziola, Ruth Ross, James Luckey, and Violet Johnson—Oregon; Lois Brandt Miller—Texas; Boyd Dron and Richard Lefrak—California; Allan Armstrong—Colorado; Don Stingle—Florida; Jim Roe—Washington; Margie Bryan—Pennsylvania; Murray Nash—Alaska; Jacqueline Miller and Carl Miller—New Mexico; Jimmy Joranger, and Phyllis Quigley.

Leaders: Anne Huckins 66; Suzanne Denker 268 (in honor of Austin Robert); Rachel Foster 84; Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey 350; Scott Kennedy 228; Vicki Morgan 474; Jack Lofton 475; Karen Stingle 284; Dave Tobin 569 (t? b?).

John Dinsmore asked a blessing on the noon meal.

LUNCH

Dave Tobin brought the afternoon session to order leading 178. Leaders: Fran Ross 380; David Landazuri 497; Jim Brock 551; Reed Schilbach 61; Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey 142; John Dinsmore 106; Martha Sherwood 183; Jane Grant 480; Anne Huckins 324; Rachel Foster 454; Melissa Stephenson 294; Jean Murphy 107; Nina Hoffman 448b; Vicki Morgan 200; Jack Lofton 528; Karen Stingle 385b.

RECESS

Jack Lofton brought the class back together leading 72b. Leaders: Scott Kennedy 546; John Dinsmore 496; Martha Sherwood 114; Anne Huckins 312b; Suzanne Denker and Jayne Mondello 209; Jane Grant 147t; Rachel Foster 34b; Nina Hoffman and Suzanne Denker 122; Vicki Morgan 146; Melissa Stephenson 479; David Tobin 65; Reed Schilbach 288; Jack Lofton and Susan Joyce 126; David Landazuri 373; Jack Lofton 274t.

Reports from committees were given. Jean Murphy announced that 29 people were registered for the singing, and 81 songs were sung. Carolyn Gilkey reported that the expenses of the singing were met. Dave Tobin thanked everyone who made the singing a success. Fran Ross was thanked for hosting the Friday night social, and Jim Brock was thanked for hosting the Saturday night party.

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

Chairperson—Dave Tobin; Secretary—Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey