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Rocky Mountain Sacred Harp Convention

Lakewood, Colorado

September 26-27, 2015

Saturday, September 26

The 26th annual Rocky Mountain Convention was held in the Green Mountain Townhomes club house, courtesy of Karl Dise. Claire Singleton called the class to order leading 46. The opening prayer was offered by Jim Brown.

The following officers were elected or appointed: Chairperson—Stephanie Fida; Secretary/Arranging Officer—Paul Lindholm; Treasurer—Erik Mason.

Leaders: Stephanie Fida 176t; Ginnie Ely 228; Hill Grimmett 556; Karl Dise 216; Amanda Jokerst 35; Erik Mason 135; Gabriel Kyne 131b; Betsy Jeronen 278t; David McPherson 430; Sally Gwylan 142; Steve Cackley 489; Steve Hoyt 282; Eric Metzler 421; Evelyn Lamb 396; Alfred Sausotte 112; Bonnie Dolan 499; Norma Ruptier 148; Amandeep Gill 455.

RECESS

Joel Igli called the class to order leading 299. Leaders: Anita Landess 58; Sharon Kermiet 287; Jeff Begley 348t; Catie Van Duzer 280; Eddie Mash 543; Michele Cull 441; Erik Mason 68b; Leslie Alperin 547; Laura Densmore 328; Mary Ann Saussotte 171; Lamar Matthew 156; Ana Tighe 133.

RECESS

Harlan Van Camp called the class to order leading 189. Leaders: Kate Coxon 105; MaryLou Van Laanen 540; Thom Fahrbach 464; Marilyn Murata 456; Carol Selleck 39t; Lynne Hoyt 490; Pat Coghlan 272; Barry Johnston 66; Harry Scott 318; Jessica Hahl 335; Darrell Swarens 507; Justin Phillips and Erik Mason 428; Sharon Kermiet 48t; Dani Lindholm 196; Chris Nicholson 34b; Susanne Livingston 47b; Penny Thome 147t; Paul Lindholm 419. Jim Brown offered the prayer before lunch.

LUNCH

Corrie Van Duzer called the class to order leading 84. Leaders: Corrie Van Duzer 362; Jeff Begley 128; Bonnie Dolan 440; Joel Igli 236; Claire Singleton 82t; Eric Metzler 65; Steve Cackley 321; Amandeep Gill 268; Sally Gwylan 42; Ginny Ely 454; Betsy Jeronen 422; David McPherson 452; Amanda Jokerst 69t; Steve Hoyt 438; Mia Alvarado 565; Marilyn Murata 415.

RECESS

MaryLou Van Laanen called the class to order leading 474. Leaders: Chris Nicholson 569b; Evelyn Lamb 353; Michele Cull 448t; Laura Densmore 528; Claire Singleton 315; Judy Van Duzer 70b; Darrell Swarens 277; Kate Coxon 56t; Ana Tighe 284; Jessica Hahl 121.

Stephanie Fida led 414 as the closing song. Jim Brown offered the closing prayer.

Sunday, September 27

Stephanie Fida brought the Sunday session to order leading 59. Leaders: Karl Dise 38b; MaryLou Van Laanen 472; Barry Johnston 33b; Hill Grimmett 497; Steve Hoyt 549; Eric Metzler 505; Anita Landess 379; Gabriel Kyne 250; Bonnie Dolan 378b; Sally Gwylan 77t; Thom Fahrbach 187; Ginnie Ely 542.

RECESS

Catie Van Duzer called the class to order leading 492. Leaders: Pat Coghlan 209; Lamar Matthew 154; Harlan Van Camp 86; Leslie Alperin 268; Harry Scott 524; Erik Mason 40; David McPherson 183; Darrell Swarens 198; Eddie Mash 263; Amandeep Gill 522; Lynne Hoyt 339; Julia Zaffarano 313b; Erik Mason 312b; Amanda Jokerst 81t; Karen Mathews 191; Carol Selleck 235.

Hill Grimmett conducted the memorial lesson, and led 260 for the following deceased: David Rust and Janet Davis—Indiana; Raymond Hamrick—Georgia; Wayne Walburn—New Hampshire; Elder Berwin Hand and Donna Barone—New Mexico; Don Ward and Don Rhodes—North Carolina; Sarah Hauser, Rene Windsor, and Tammi Ziola—Oregon; Robert John Evans—Illinois; Tom Wilson—Connecticut; Phillip Wootten and Olivia Wootten Allen—Alabama; Paul Butz—Peru; Shirley Begley, Mike Shields, Joe Nishimura, Alfonso Schettini, Clantille Louis, Brenda Hansen, Burdie Carter, Oscar Marin, Jim Sanchez, and Zana Mokrizhi—California; Eleanor Hanson and Timothy Florravit—Pennsylvania; Brendan Egan—New York; Julia Reifel—Washington.

Ginnie Ely led 340 for the following sick and homebound: Julie Vea, Susan Bingham, Nancy Trout Kruel, Skip Trout, Claudene Townson, Virginia Glass, Loraine Bayer, John Schaffer, Shisue Sugimoto, John Fruin, Elle Ard, Hilde Ward, Ed Stevens, and Nancy Nortz. Jim Brown closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Corrie Van Duzer 556; Judy Van Duzer 291; Jeff Begley 344; Jean Merritt 36b; Justin Phillips and Chris Nicholson 182; Chris Nicholson 290; Betsy Jeronen 89. Jim Brown offered the prayer before lunch.

LUNCH

Ginnie Ely called the class to order leading 145b and 34b. Leaders: Eric Metzler 53; Jessica Hahl 176t; Steve Cackley 560; Evelyn Lamb 29t; Marilyn Murata 195; Ana Tighe 29b; Laura Densmore 311; Kate Coxon 460; Michele Cull 384; Stephanie Fida and Cheryl Waskiewicz 399b; Paul Lindholm and David Schmitt 447; Thom Fahrbach 230; Karl Dise 320; Lynne Hoyt 535; Jeff Begley 300; Karen Mathews 547; Steve Hoyt 503; Chris Nicholson and Nancy Uzar 566; Harry Scott 99.

RECESS

Erik Mason called the class to order leading 48t. Leaders: Amandeep Gill 448t; Lamar Matthew 347; Betsy Jeronen 426b; Darrell Swarens 49b; Sharon Kermiet 534; Eddie Mash 365; Bonnie Dolan 151; MaryLou Van Laanen 564; Barry Johnston 47t; Corrie Van Duzer 203.

Stephanie Fida led 62 as the closing song. Jim Brown offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Stephanie Fida; Secretary—Paul Lindholm