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Golden Gate Singing

Trinity Lutheran Church, Alameda, California

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The 13th annual Golden Gate Singing was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alameda, California, on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in April. Erika Wilson called the class together leading 171. Linda Domholt offered the opening prayer.

In a business meeting, the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Rebecca Edwards; Vice Chairperson—Dave Barber; Secretary—Dan Harper; Treasurer—Edward Rice.

Leaders: Rebecca Edwards 421; Dave Barber 131b; Dan Harper 29t; Inder Khalsa 168; Jeremy Knight 448t; Leah Coffin 448b; Greg Freed 227; Susan Fetcho 472; Hugh McGuire 558; Betty Marvin 350; Carolyn Deacy 430; Bob Brylawski 236; David Fetcho 411; Mary O’Brien 282; Wren Hyde 445; Arnold Zwicky 344; Leigh Cooper 441.


Susan Fetcho brought the class together leading 52t. Leaders: Jeannette Ralston 196; Linda Domholt 235; Karen Stingle 203; Jack Ziegler 106; Brian Harris 73t; Ellen Auriti 230; Hans Guttmann 480; Lena Strayhorn 65; Rodman Campbell 77t; Mary Ann Ciavonne 148; Joel Chan 496; Linda Berkemeier 212; Jennifer Jones 189; Sue Lindner 217.


Joel Chan brought the class together leading 72b. Leaders: Mark Godfrey 299; Shelby Sampson 30b; Edward Rice 59; Sophia Schinske 460; Pat Coghlan 391.

Kate Coxon and Bob Schinske conducted the memorial lesson. Kate Coxon led 330b in honor of the sick and homebound. Bob Schinske led 27 in honor of the following deceased: Gerhart Schwab—Ohio; Don Fahrbach—Michigan; Phil Frey, Marion Rankin, Karen Prisons, Mildred Holley, Marian Bush, Paul Woods, and Bill Horvitz—California; Candace Collins-Hill—Maine; Carolyn Smith—North Carolina; Will Marcotte—Oregon; Bobbi Fried—Kentucky; Hayward Schwartz—Florida; B.M. Smith, George Snyder, Johnny Lee, and Delorese Lee—Georgia; Bob Harper—Massachusetts. Linda Domholt offered a prayer to close the memorial lesson.

Leaders: Lindy Groening 302; Jennie Brown 475; Kevin Barrans 465; MB Gowins 336. Susan Fetcho offered the prayer before the noon meal.


Greg Freed brought the class together leading 162. Leaders: Richard Barnes 228; Jenny Jensen 532; John Wiens 567; Erik Schwab and Clarissa Fetrow 242; Asa Horvitz 500; Alex Makris 222; Bob Schinske 392; Ana Tighe 564; Thom Fahrbach 513; Leonore Tjia 56b; Kate Coxon 214; Peter Ross 163b; Lucy O’Leary 442; Bob Jost 566; Jen Blecha 277; Terry Barber 376; Joel Knopf 163t; Jennie Brown 328; Hans Guttmann 37b; MB Gowins 436; Kevin Barrans 286; Rebecca Edwards 447.


Leah Coffin brought the class together leading 28t. Leaders: Dave Barber 383; Linda Berkemeier 178; Brian Harris 495; Jennifer Jones 300; Rodman Campbell 38b; Karen Stingle 254; Erik Schwab 278t; Edward Rice 146; Clarissa Fetrow 83t; Asa Horvitz 426b; Jenny Jensen 353; John Wiens 400; Ana Tighe 361; Thom Fahrbach 499 (in memory of Don Fahrbach); Betty Marvin 169; Hugh McGuire 176b; Joel Chan 477; Leigh Cooper, Mark Godfrey, Cecil Godfrey, and Leon Godfrey 32t.

In a business meeting, the Treasurer reported expenses had been met. The Secretary reported at least ninety-two singers from nine states sang eighty-seven songs led by fifty-eight leaders. The Resolutions Committee, (MB Gowins and Jennie Brown), thanked those who made the singing possible, and presented a resolution to convene again next year. The business meeting was closed.

The officers led 62 as the closing song, and singers took the parting hand. Susan Fetcho offered the closing prayer.

Chairperson—Rebecca Edwards; Vice Chairperson—Dave Barber; Secretary—Dan Harper