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Berkshire Foothills Singing

Lenox Community Center, Lenox, Massachusetts

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The 9th annual Berkshire Foothills All-Day Singing was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in November at the Lenox Community Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. The class was called to order by Matthew Leger-Small leading 171, followed by a business session. The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Sally Langendorf; Vice Chairperson—Joanne Fuller; Secretary—Pattie Wareh; Treasurer—Wendy Sibbison. The morning prayer was offered by Tarik Wareh.

Leaders: Sally Langendorf 59; Joanne Fuller 32t; Pattie Wareh 70t; Wendy Sibbison 99; Tarik Wareh 123t; Allison Steel 129; Ron Woodland 479; Paula Picton 36b; Kitty Kagay 72b; Ivy Hauser 29t; Mary Andrews 503; Calum Steel 105; Mary Skidmore 542; Patrick Friesen 151; Jonathan Spencer 159; George Sigut 448t; Willis McCumber 27; Laura Hodges 480; Solon Gordon 76b; Cora Wareh 481; Chris Carlton 277.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Stina Soderling leading 312b. Leaders: Elsa Phemayotin 215; Charlie Urban-Mead 268; Jesse Flynn 101t; Angharad Davis 75; Micah John Walter 377; Kerry Cullinan 68b (in memory of his mother); Tristan Gordon 153; Vicki Hayes 49t; Wendy Sibbison 549; Ken Karpowicz 410t; Chris Frantz-Dale 319; Emily Hancock 384; Alice Maggio 209; Andrew Forsthoefel 457; Keillor Mose 276; Jesse Polhemus 145b; Corey Walters 82b; Sarah Underhill 332; Leonard Spencer 250.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Philippa Stoddard leading 85. Leaders: Jeremy Galvagni 108t; Larry Bingham 47t; Bob Moore 47b; Erik-Dardan Ymeraga 475; Liora O’Donnell Goldensher 432; Nicolette Mantica 49b; John Hughes 71; Anya Skibbie 228; Julia Reischel 84; Nathan Liu 145t; Sara Triggs 547; Scott Luscombe 506.

Emma Swartz and John Holbrook conducted the memorial lesson. Emma Swartz led 400 for the following sick and shut-ins: Catherinte Glatter, Ron Bornick, Silvia Cornell, Jack Kagay, Graham Wright, John Wright, Tom Padwa, Bella Price-Slade, and Larry Phillips.

John Holbrook led 415 in memory of the following deceased: Oliver Kindig-Stokes—Pennsylvania; Robert DuPree—Alabama; Raymond Hamrick—Georgia; David Strother and Don Stickney—Maine; Denise Karpowicz—Michigan; Dwight Speer—Arkansas; Tony Anderson—Massachusetts; Dan Adams and Kathy Eastwood—Connecticut; George Benedetto, Marcia Rutledge, Joe Leonard, Jean Delfs, Ann Henry—New York; Roberta Robson—Louisiana; Juliette Ayotte—Florida. Tarik Wareh offered a prayer.

Leaders: Becky Wright 564; Cheri Hardy 77t; Dan Hertzler 338. Tarik Wareh offered a prayer before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class was called together by Gerald Clarke and Corinne Ducey leading 339. Leaders: Emma Rose Brown 426b; Ian Quinn 269; Christine Andrews 328; Chris Coughlin 426t; Philippa Stoddard 447; Alvaro Witt Duarte 186; Rachel Fox VanSwearingen 178; Faiz Wareh 224; Jean Seiler 273; Jesse Vear 399b; Barbara Swetman 196; Ben Bath 411; Elizabeth Stoddard 422; Linda Shea 306; Corinne Ducey 60 (noting that Oliver Kindig-Stokes had taught her the song); Kelly Taylor 142; Robert Stoddard 430; Ruby Francis 168; Liz Cantrell 208; Al McCready 177 (in memory of Oliver Kindig-Stokes); Matthew Leger-Small 367; Emma Swartz 500; David Rosenburg 34b; Patrick Friesen 189; John Holbrook 354t; Paula Picton, Ian Quinn, Charlie Urban-Mead, Margaret Grabar-Sage, Nicolette Mantica, and Cassie Goodnight 111b.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Becky Wright leading 313t. Leaders: Tarik Wareh 278t; Liora O’Donnell Goldensher and Emma Rose Brown 97; Angharad Davis 550; Alvaro Witt Duarte and Chris Coughlin 472; Emily Hancock 474; Solon Gordon 499; Laura Hodges 436; Dan Hertzler 282; Mary Skidmore and Jean Seiler 313b; Jesse Polhemus 375; Sara Wilson, Joe Makuch, Nathan Liu, Bibek Basnet, and Tony Lu 183; Willis McCumber 462; Mary Andrews and Christine Andrews 176b; Micah John Walter 30b; Cheri Hardy, Elsa Phemayotin, and Cora Wareh 504; Kitty Kajay 274t; Erik-Dardan Ymeraga and Faiz Wareh 229; Sara Wilson 491.

Resolutions were made, expressing thanks and resolving to reconvene on Saturday before the second Sunday in November, 2016. Announcements were made.

The officers led 347. Tarik Wareh offered the closing prayer.

Chairperson—Sally Langendorf; Vice Chairperson—Joanne Fuller; Secretary—Pattie Wareh