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Portland Christian Harmony Singing

The Little Church, Portland, Oregon

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The 5th annual Portland All-Day Christian Harmony singing was called to order by Ana Tighe and Chris Cotter leading 261t. Gillian Inksetter offered the morning prayer.

A business meeting was held to elect the following officers: Chairman—Chris Cotter; Treasurer—Linda Berkemeier; Secretary—Betsy Jeronen.

Leaders: Betsy Jeronen 21; Thom Fahrbach 336t; Marilyn Murata 109; Ana Tighe and LeighAnn Starcevich 168b; Dan Thoma 143; Marla Elliot 88; Jeff Begley 144b; Nancy Novotny 339; Sean Francis Conway 203; Lu Zeng 433; Kevin Barrans 204b; Gillian Inksetter 41b; Erik Schwab 462t; Sinead Hanrahan 432b; Kate Fine 316.


The class was called back to order by Chris Cotter leading 36t. Leaders: Scott Kennedy 180; Rachel Hall 411; Kate Coxon 362; Cornelia Stanton 322; Michael Walker and Bradley Knoke 458; Jane Cannon 64; Mike Richards 74; Steve Cackley 418b; Desiree Fendel 419t; Stephanie Fida 354; Bob Schinske 192; Jonathon Smith 332; Jen Rymut 10.


The class was called back to order by Rachel Hall leading 313. Leaders: Kevin Beirne 16; John Wiens 142; Corinne Ducey and Sam Bennet 372; Bradley Knoke 492b; Eric Holt 111b; Kate Fortin and Ben Macspadden 78b; Chris Cotter 205; Karen Willard 175; Adam Berey 384; John Berendzen 81t; Kelly Kennedy 54; Brian Harris 246; David Wright 284; Matthew MacLellan 276; Tom McTighe 320; Claire Hogan 548. The noon blessing was offered by Gillian Inksetter.


The class was called back to order by Bradley Knoke leading 324. Leaders: Peter Schinske 295; Nell Whitman 51; Sean Francis Conway 453t; Kevin Barrans 204t; Gillian Inksetter 490; Michael Walker 258; David Wright 80; Rachel Hall 511; Jonathon Smith 155; Sinead Hanrahan 131; Erik Schwab 355; Mike Richards 166; Cornelia Stanton 149; Corinne Ducey 281t; Kevin Beirne 91; Thom Fahrbach 13; Jane Cannon 172; Linda Berkemeier 228.


The class was called back to order by Kevin Barrans leading 189. Leaders: Kate Coxon 544; Adam Berey 424; Stephanie Fida 176; John Wiens 170; Betsy Jeronen 292 (for Concetta Branson); Dan Thoma 171; Lu Zeng 473; Matthew MacLellan 55t; Brian Harris 500t; Kate Fine 55b; Peter Schinske 195; Jeff Begley 54; Kelly Kennedy 318; Bob Schinske 184; Claire Hogan 138; Karen Willard 82b; Kate Fortin 174t; John Berendzen 70b.

The business meeting was reopened. The Treasurer reported the day’s expenses were met. The Arranging Committee reported 48 leaders and 88 songs sung.

Chris Cotter led 67 as the closing song. Gillian Inksetter offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Chris Cotter; Secretary—Betsy Jeronen