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Bainbridge Island Sacred Harp Singing

Seabold Hall, Bainbridge Island, Washington

Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Bainbridge Island All-Day Sacred Harp Singing was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Kevin Barrans leading 111t. Jim Friedrich offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected: Chairman—Kevin Barrans; Secretary—Adam Berey; Treasurer—Kim Lusk; Chaplain—Jim Friedrich. Bob Schinske and David Wright were appointed to the Arranging Committee.

Leaders: Susan Helf 497; Kate Fortin 47t; Erik Schwab 308; Peter Schinske 183; David Wright 209; Jennifer Jones 564; Bob Schinske 129; Nancy Novotny 271t; Ana Tighe 128; Jim Friedrich 163t; Kate Coxon and Carol Cobus 42; Laura McMurray 354t; Linda Berkemeier 77b; Clarissa Fetrow 143 (for Karen Rollins); Karen Willard and John O’Brien 452; Kate Fine 490.


The class was called to order by John Wiens leading 111b. Leaders: Kathy Vlach 473; Ben Furbee 146; Anne Huckins 377; Tom McTighe 373; Reed Schilbach 171; Brad Fenbert 99; Betsy Jeronen 534; Adam Berey 191; Darlene Simpson-Brown 275t; Kevin Beirne 440 (for Caroline Helmiczi); Lu Zeng 107; Geneviève Laved 268; Matthew MacLellan 304; Steve Cackley 167; Marla Elliott 383; Wren Hyde 102.


The class was called to order by Bradley Knoke leading 154. Leaders: Cornelia Stanton 486; John Wiens 328; Kelly Kennedy 156; Jenna Bond Tompkins 354b; Carol Huang 475; Marie Brandis 472; Lindy Groening 418; Kevin Barrans 348b; Thom Fahrbach 507; Wren Hyde 76b; Bob Schinske 432 (by request for Karen Rymut); Clarissa Fetrow 436; Susan Helf 270; Karen Willard 287; Reed Schilbach 61; Adam Berey 222. Jim Friedrich offered the blessing for the midday meal.


The class was called to order by Matthew MacLellan leading 72b. Leaders: Erik Schwab 218; Marie Brandis 536; John Wiens 269; Carol Huang 312b; Thom Fahrbach 556; Lindy Groening 419; Kevin Barrans 411; Kate Coxon 296; Kelly Kennedy 517; Tom McTighe 200; Kevin Beirne 528; Marla Elliott 236; Matthew MacLellan 448t; Steve Cackley 502; Kim Lusk and Kevin Barrans 179; Kate Fortin 358; Cornelia Stanton 454; David Wright 170.


The class was called to order by Peter Schinske leading 29t. Leaders: Anne Huckins 203; Rodman Campbell 38b; Jennifer Jones 189; Kate Fine 384; Katie Mahoney and Rich Lee 229; Peter Schinske and Zoe Scofield 368; Linda Berkemeier 499; Ana Tighe 182; Laura McMurray 495; Carol Huang 168; Nancy Novotny 542; Matthew MacLellan 506; Wren Hyde 47b; Kathy Vlach and Mary Coté 86; Jim Friedrich and Marilyn Pedersen 347 (in memory of Joe and Phyllis Golowka); Darlene Simpson-Brown 434; Kevin Beirne 460; Betsy Jeronen 330b (for Concetta Branson).

A business session was held. The Arranging Committee reported a total of sixty-four registrants, including fifty leaders. The Treasurer reported that all expenses were met. The Resolutions Committee made a resolution thanking the officers and volunteers, which was adopted by the class. A resolution to convene a second Bainbridge Island singing in 2018 was moved, but did not proceed to a vote.

Kevin Barrans led 62 as the closing song, and those who wished took the parting hand. The closing prayer was offered by Jim Friedrich, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Kevin Barrans; Secretary—Adam Berey