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Silverton Singing

Silverton, Oregon

Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Silverton Grange All-Day Singing was brought to order by Melissa Stephenson leading 448b. Steve Helwig offered the morning prayer.

A business meeting was held to elect the following officers: Chairperson—Melissa Stephenson; Treasurer—Linda Berkemeier; Secretary—Betsy Jeronen.

A brief singing school was held to teach the basics of Sacred Harp singing for newcomers. Leaders: Melissa Stephenson 68b; Betsy Jeronen 33b; Linda Berkemeier 63; Lyle Lindsey 178; Kate Fine 171; Steve Tarr 39t; Carolyn Gilkey 163b; Dorothy Robinson 203; Rogan Campbell 86; Nancy Novotny 351.


The class was called back to order by Linda Berkemeier leading 73b. Leaders: Jean Murphy 186; Yosef Trachtenberg and Kevin Barrans 47b; Vicki Morgan 472; Kate Fine 324; Jaison Ashbaugh 180; Steve Helwig 38t; Cornelia Stanton 441; Laura McMurray 207; Rodman Campbell 38b; Pat Coghlan 142; Karen Stingle 273; Kevin Barrans 270; Mark Miller 327; Clarissa Fetrow 84; Nancy Novotny 71; Rogan Campbell 148; Jean Murphy 117; Steve Tarr 297; Kate Fine 145b; Dorothy Robinson 510; Lyle Lindsey 384; Carolyn Gilkey 504.


The class was called back to order by Clarissa Fetrow leading 179. Leaders: Betsy Jeronen 564; Rodman Campbell 70b; Karen Stingle 318; Melissa Stephenson 369; Yosef Trachtenberg and Kevin Barrans 82t; Vicki Morgan 455; Mark Miller 284; Pat Coghlan 497; Laura McMurray 89; Kevin Barrans 123t; Steve Helwig 37b; Cornelia Stanton 335; Mark Miller, Meg Krawchuk, Annabelle Krawchuk-Miller, and Benjamin Krawchuk-Miller 294; Jaison Ashbaugh 278t; Kate Fortin 346; Kate Fine 34b; Melissa Stephenson 551. Steve Helwig offered the noon blessing.


The class was called back to order by Steve Helwig leading 350. Leaders: Linda Berkemeier146; Steve Tarr 189; Jean Murphy 106; Nancy Novotny 383; Lyle Lindsey 27; Karen Stingle 183; Karl Oswald 168; Carolyn Gilkey 547; Dorothy Robinson 370; Jaison Ashbaugh 29t; Kelly Kennedy 434; Cornelia Stanton 66; Pat Coghlan 187; Kevin Barrans 111b; Vicki Morgan 474; Clarissa Fetrow 475; Betsy Jeronen 440; Laura McMurray 30b; Yosef Trachtenberg and Kevin Barrans 162; Kate Fortin 61; Rodman Campbell 354b.


The class was called back to order by Steve Helwig leading 223. Leaders: Laura McMurray 100; Karl Oswald 250; Karen Stingle 198; Carolyn Gilkey 344; Yosef Trachtenberg and Kevin Barrans 268; Kelly Kennedy 201; Jean Murphy 209; Melissa Stephenson 410t; Kevin Barrans 411; Jaison Ashbaugh 312b; Rodman Campbell 277; Betsy Jeronen 499; Cornelia Stanton 276.

The business meeting was reopened and the Treasurer reported that expenses were met. The Arranging Committee reported forty-one attendees with eighty-nine tunes sung.

Melissa Stephenson led 347 as the closing song. Steve Helwig offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Melissa Stephenson; Secretary—Betsy Jeronen