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New York City Singing

Middle Collegiate Church, New York, New York

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The New York City All-Day Singing was held at Middle Collegiate Church in New York, New York, on Saturday before the third Sunday in September. Jon Giles called the class to order leading 49b. The opening prayer was offered by Kevin Griffin Moreno.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Carol Huang; Vice Chairman—Gwen Gethner; Treasurer—Nancy Mandel; Secretary—Julie Botnick.

Leaders: Carol Huang 72b; Gwen Gethner 207; Julie Botnick 47t; Emma Rose Brown 40; Charles Biada 42; Mary Jane Wilkie 486; Paula Picton 36b; Michael Kaye 68b; Ellen Lueck 230; Buck Wanner 32t; Evan Druce 84; Leon Pulsinelle 83b; Al McCready 282; Claire Simon 270; Rebecca Blumenthal 25; Andre Kuney 129; Scott Luscombe 313t; Terry Ryan 550; Gary Ryan 569b.


Jordan Lewis called the class back together by leading 82t. Leaders: Erik-Darden Ymeraga 548; Liora O’Donnell Goldensher 39t; Douglas Fower 227; Sasha Hsuczyk 422; Micah John Walter 384; Corinne Ducey 567; Ian McGullam 215; Ben Fink 242; Aldo Ceresa 411; Nancy Mandel 319; Patrick Friesen 480; Cora Wareh 481; Frederick Rosenberger 74b; Charlotte Ehrman 365; Tarik Wareh 222; Laura Hodges 496; Gideon Dresdner 406.


Chris Cotter called the class back to order leading 213t. Leaders: Sally Langendorf 176b; Ian Quinn 225b; Anna Nowogrodzki 312b.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Katie FitzGerald, leading 187 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Eileen Kelly, Elsie Eberly, Ethel Strube, Susan Bingham, Leon J. Pulsinelle, Bob Whittle, Don Staebler, Roz Payne, and Sister Pippa.

Katie led 157 in memory of the following deceased: Robert DuPree, Evelyn Harris—Alabama; Dan Adams—Connecticut; David Wampler, Lloydd Mary Staebler, Jeffrey Condon—Pennsylvania; Dwight Speer—Arkansas; Peg FitzGerald, Roberta Ronan, Joe Leonard, Marcia Rutledge—New York; Hayden Hurst—Virginia; Tommy Soper—Florida; Joan Mattock—United Kingdom; Raymond Hamrick, Robert DePoy—Georgia. Kevin Griffin Moreno closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Chris Coughlin 138b; Carson Evans 179; Thomas Ward 404; Leah Velleman 499; Dean Jens 208; Liz Cantrell 466; Faiz Wareh 292; Jessica Keyes 448b; Michael Sensor 163b; Ina Shea 312t; Mary Skidmore 306. Gary Ryan offered a prayer before the noon meal.


Carol Huang called the class back to order leading 81t. Leaders: Joel Bassett 204; Lynne deBenedette 216; Linnea Sablosky 112; Kevin Griffin Moreno 396; Eva Striebeck 302; Helen Brown 436; David Smead 505; Becky Wright 498; Ted Brown 113; Anya Skibbie 340; Lisa Bennett 522; Guy Bankes 543; Angharad Davis 269; Philip Dupont 162; Ruth Wampler 474; Ezra Halleck 52b; Ruth Sgan-Cohen 535; Cory Noel 220; Sam Kleinman 272; Pattie Wareh 547; Tristan Gordon 376; Vicki Hayes and Kay Bailey 49t.


Lindsay Kruse led 445 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Merv Horst 456; Jessica Keyes and Kevin Griffin Moreno 192; Jason Steidl 540; Ted Brown and Helen Brown 77t; Christopher Geisler 148; Daryl Tress 178; David Smead and Lisa Bennett 379; Jesse Krikorian 440; Stina Soderling 33b; Tarik Wareh and Pattie Wareh 373; Sarah Underhill 442.

Following announcements, Carol Huang and the other officers led 62 as the closing song, and the class took the parting hand. Gary Ryan dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Carol Huang; Vice Chairman—Gwen Gethner; Secretary—Julie Botnick