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Palo Alto Singing

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The 4th 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 34b. Dan Harper led 46.

A business meeting was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Leigh Cooper; Vice Chairperson—Leah Coffin; Secretary—Betty Marvin; Treasurer—Terry Barber; Chaplain—Joel Chan; Arranging Officer—Julian Damashek. Joel Chan offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Leigh Cooper 59, 32t; Leah Coffin 86, 107; Betty Marvin 66, 540; Joel Chan 268, 76b; Lindy Groening 34t, 208; Paul Kostka 49b, 198; Rebecca Edwards 72b, 205; David Fetcho 32b, 302; Cecil Godfrey and Leon Godfrey 40; Carolyn Deacy 29t, 372; Phil Jensen 216, 503; Linnea Sablosky 504, 112.


The class was called together by Susan Fetcho leading 52t. Leaders: Jennie Brown 278b, 564; Linda Booth 196, 313b; Erika Wilson 560, 51; Brian Harris 101b, 182; Mary Gowins 498, 480; Pat Coghlan 542, 492; Taylor Warren 117, 410t; Jeannette Ralston 551, 224.


The class was called back to order by David Fetcho leading 56t. Leaders: Linda Selph 30t, 475; Bob Jost 535, 68b; Gabriel Kyne 82b, 83t; Terry Moore 474, 218; Susan Fetcho 370, 464; Terry Barber 28b; Janet Herman 371, 442; Jeff Begley 50b, 284; Mark Godfrey 74t, 500; Julian Damashek 283. Joel Chan offered the prayer before the noon meal.


The class was called to order by Erika Wilson leading 145b. Leaders: David Fetcho 546; Phil Jensen 344; Sarah Kostka and Paul Kostka 178; Hannah Mae Blair 522; Pat Coghlan 444; Peter Ross 99; Joel Chan 148; Linda Booth 269; Jeff Begley 547; Mary O’Brien 128; Janet Herman 192; Linda Selph and Rebecca Edwards 377; Jeannette Ralston 175; Bob Jost 276; Gabriel Kyne and Jennie Brown 411; Dan Harper 236; Linnea Sablosky and Susan Fetcho 419; Carolyn Deacy and Lindy Groening 430.


Linda Selph led 81t to bring the class back together. Leaders: Mary Gowins 511; Wren Hyde 162; Brian Harris 56b; Betty Marvin 538; Inder Khalsa 131t; Leah Coffin and Erika Wilson 506; Taylor Warren 346; Linda Selph and Terry Barber 197.

A business meeting was held. The Treasurer reported that expenses were met. The Secretary reported that eighty-nine songs were sung, and that there were thirty-eight leaders. Resolutions were presented by Jeff Begley, who thanked the officers, committees, and all who made the singing possible, and resolved to convene again next year. Announcements of singings were made.

Leigh Cooper and Mark Godfrey led 347 as the closing song. Joel Chan offered the closing prayer.

Chairperson—Leigh Cooper; Vice Chairperson—Leah Coffin; Secretary—Betty Marvin