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Hyde Park Singing

Religious Society of Friends, Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois

Saturday, October 31, 2015

The 17th annual Hyde Park All-Day Singing was held at Quaker House, Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday before the first Sunday in November. The class was brought to order at 9:30 a.m. by Mary Rogel leading 49t. Jim Swanson offered the opening prayer. This singing uses the Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, and the Missouri Harmony (MH).

Leaders: Jim Helke 46 (MH); Rochelle Lodder 171; Linda Selph 144; Jim Swanson 149 (MH); Ginny Landgraf 103 (MH); Janelle Davis 106; Nick Pasqual 335; Bill Beverly 180 (MH); Michael Mosley 373 (in memory of Oliver Kindig-Stokes).

A business session was held to elect the following officers: Chairman—Jim Helke; Vice Chairman—Mary Rogel; Secretary—Erica Detemmerman; Arranging Officer—Ginny Landgraf; Finance Officer—Cathryn Bearov; Chaplain—Jim Swanson; Resolutions Officer—Gerry Gripshover.

Leaders: Jo Dell Albi 501; Peter Bradley 539; Chuck Crawford 101t.

RECESS

Will Fitzgerald brought the class back together leading 151 (MH). Leaders: Will Fitzgerald 7 (MH); Lisa Cohen 148 (MH); Pleasance Crawford 174 (MH); Anne Heider 475; Terry Cunningham 106; Jacob Lee 111b; Ted Mercer 71 (MH); Gerry Gripshover 344; Martha Beverly 138 (MH); Cathryn Bearov 127 (MH); Susan Geil 177 (MH); John Seaton 147 (MH).

RECESS

Ginny Landgraf brought the class back together leading 56 (MH). Leaders: Bill Hamblin 47b; Erica Detemmerman 267; Carol Ann Munro 145 (MH); Darrell Swarens 507; Ann Sleeva 70t; Dave Barford 56t; Mary Rogel 150; Jim Helke 142 (MH); Rochelle Lodder 135 (MH); Linda Selph 382; Jim Swanson 70 (MH); Ginny Landgraf 62 (MH); Janelle Davis 421 (in memory of her parents); Nick Pasqual 131 (MH). Jim Swanson offered a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

John Seaton brought the class back together leading 31t. Leaders: Bill Beverly 78 (MH); Lisa Grayson 113 (MH); Debbie Barford 112; Michael Mosley 172; Jo Dell Albi 75 (MH); Peter Bradley 228; Chuck Crawford 546; Will Fitzgerald 168 (MH); Pleasance Crawford 488; Lisa Cohen 485; Anne Heider 192; Terry Cunningham 200; Cathryn Bearov 528; Jacob Lee 481; Ted Mercer 61 (MH); Gerry Gripshover 268; Martha Beverly 217; John Seaton 47t; Bill Hamblin 49b; Erica Detemmerman and Anne Heider 163t; Anne Heider 82t; Lisa Grayson 383; Michael Appert 535; Carol Ann Munro 550; Darrell Swarens 208; Nate Zweig 64; Daniel Braithwaite 42; Ann Sleeva 39t; Susan Geil 369; Dave Barford 65 (MH); Cathryn Bearov 372; Debbie Barford 384; Chuck Crawford and Pleasance Crawford 51 (MH); Bill Beverly and Martha Beverly 43; Darrell Swarens and Nate Zweig 36b; Peter Bradley, Bess Fitzgerald, and Will Fitzgerald 362; Nate Zweig 37 (MH); Michael Appert and Daniel Braithwaite 312b.

Gerry Gripshover thanked each of the organizers and all of the singers in attendance. Announcements were made. Cathryn Bearov, speaking on the behalf of the Finance committee, reported that expenses had been met. The Secretary reported that eighty-one songs were led by thirty-seven leaders from four states and one Canadian province.

Jim Helke and Mary Rogel led 347 as the closing song, while those who wished took the parting hand. Jim Swanson offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Jim Helke; Vice Chairman—Mary Rogel; Secretary—Erica Detemmerman