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New York State Regional Singing

Mennonite Meetinghouse, Rochester, New York

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Thom Metzger called the class together by leading 34b, and welcomed all. Eileen Metzger offered the opening prayer, and then led 39t. Leaders: Ginny Huszagh 198; Mary Skidmore 38b; Eric Bean 270; Jean Seiler 72b; Brian How 183; Margaret Bornick 77b; Jan May 492; Katie Reimers 547; Gerry Hoffman 142; Joanna Wheeler 68b; Dennis Leipold 52t; Katie White 472; Bob Wheeler 171; Janet Shipman 178.


Thom Metzger called the class back to order leading 274t. Leaders: Chris Haller 267; Rachel Fox Swearingen 159; Dev Crasta 148; Sue Hengelsberg “Mount Hope” (composed by Dan Hertzler) (in memory of friends and family recently passed); Willis McCumber 396; Eileen Metzger 383; Ginny Huszagh 276; Mary Skidmore 35; Eric Bean 277; Joanna Wheeler 163b; Brian How 107; Margaret Bornick 454.


The class was recalled by Jan May leading 146 and 538. Leaders: Katie Reimers 549; Gerry Hoffman 216; Thom Metzger 99; Jean Seiler 82t; Dennis Leipold 475; Katie White 282; Bob Wheeler 503; Thom Metzger 108 (t? b?); Chris Haller 184. Bob Wheeler offered a prayer before the meal.

The following officers and committee members were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Thom Metzger; Registrars—Dev Crasta and Rebeka Radna-Crasta; Arranging Committee—Eileen Metzger and Dev Crasta; Chaplain—Eileen Metzger; Secretary—Sue Hengelsberg.


Dennis Leipold called the class back together leading 145b. Leaders: Rebeka Radna-Crasta 522; Susan Turnquist 81t; Dev Crasta 47b; Rachel Fox Swearingen 155; Candis Bailey 49b; Willis McCumber 27; Janet Shipman 268; Sue Hengelsberg 306; Eric Bean 236; Mary Skidmore 312b; Joanna Wheeler 86; Brian How 334. Announcements were made.


Jean Seiler led 87 to call the class together. Leaders: Margaret Bornick 344; Ginny Huszagh 300; Jan May 540; Katie Reimers 45t; Gerry Hoffman 440; Jean Seiler 217; Dennis Leipold 480; Katie White 479; Bob Wheeler 40; Eileen Metzger 419; Chris Haller 455; Thom Metzger 29b.


Sue Hengelsberg led 38b. Leaders: Rebeka Radna-Crasta 290; Susan Turnquist 31t; Candis Bailey 111b; Rachel Fox Swearingen 122; Willis McCumber 313t; Mary Skidmore 542; Jan May 515; Eric Bean 335; Margaret Bornick 448b; Gerry Hoffman 448t; Ginny Huszagh 189; Brian How 117; Katie White 147t.

Thom Metzger led 347 as the closing song. Eric Bean made a resolution to thank the Chairman and the committees for the fine day of singing. Eileen Metzger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Thom Metzger; Secretary—Sue Hengelsberg