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Eugene Singing

Central Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The 20th annual Eugene Singing was held in the fellowship hall of the Central Lutheran Church on the first Saturday in August. Jean Murphy called the class to order at 9:30 a. m. leading 171. Sally Diehm offered the invocation.

The following officers and committee members were elected or appointed to serve: Secretary/Treasurer—Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey; Arranging Committee—Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey, Rachel Foster, Dave Tobin, Suzanne Denker; Memorial Committee—Jean Murphy and Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey.

Leaders: Karen Stingle 203; Kathy Vlach 472; Melissa Stephenson 479; Jane Grant 373; Reed Schilbach 39t; David Landazuri 228; Rodman Campbell 495; Jim Brock 350; Anne Huckins 48t; Nina Hoffman 448b; Jack Lofton 335; Dave Tobin 268; Linda Berkemeier 48b; Carol Barnard 344; Nancy Novotny 421; Rachel Foster 84; Ben Brown 217; Cornelia Stanton 565; Steve Helwig 77b; Martha Sherwood 47b


Mark Miller brought the class back to order by leading 77t. Leaders: Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey 142; Pat Coghlan 391; Karen Stingle 503; Suzanne Denker 180; Kathy Vlach 212; Sara Michener 107; Melissa Stephenson 179; Jane Grant 361; Reed Schilbach 297; David Landazuri 148; Rodman Campbell and Jim Brock 66.

Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey conducted the memorial lesson. Jean Murphy led 318 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Gene Moore, Gene Organ, Clare Hafner, Concetta Branson, Clare Paris, Ellen Walton, and Laurie Granger.

Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey then led 163b in memory of the following deceased: Lucas Murphy—Oregon; Tom Madden, David Zehra, Mary Rothwell, Adeline Romoser, Bob Karabinus—Texas; Louis Sarno—Central African Republic; Jack Turner, Sally Campbell, Jane Grimaldi, Will Marcotte, Gail B’s mom, Steve Lebow; Hugh McGraw—Georgia; Bob Lucke—Montana.

Leaders: Anne Huckins 383; Dave Tobin 410t; Jack Lofton 528; Nina Hoffman 385b; Linda Berkemeier 567; Nancy Novotny 430; Rachel Foster 178; Mark Miller 91. Sally Diehm asked a blessing on the food.


Jean Murphy brought the afternoon session to order leading 312b. Leaders: Cornelia Stanton 87; Audrey Karabinus 496; Ben Brown 86; Steve Helwig 37b; Vicki Morgan 474; Martha Sherwood 65; Karen Stingle 236; Suzanne Denker 189; Pat Coghlan 492; Kathy Vlach 549; Sara Michener 81t; Marci Cutler 31t; Melissa Stephenson 454; Jane Grant 480; David Landazuri 254; Reed Schilbach 501.


Anne Huckins brought the class back together leading 551. Leaders: Dave Tobin 198; Rodman Campbell 277; Jack Lofton 443 (?); Nina Hoffman 117; Linda Berkemeier 176t; Nancy Novotny 425; Rachel Foster 532; Cornelia Stanton 99; Audrey Karabinus 146; Vickie Morgan 377; Ben Brown 196; Steve Helwig 213t; Martha Sherwood 53; Karen Stingle 182.

Jean Murphy called for reports from committees. Rachel Foster announced that forty-two people were registered for the singing, and seventy-three songs were sung. She also reported that the expenses of the singing were met. Jean Murphy thanked everyone who made the singing a success. Paula Rogers was thanked for arranging the Friday night social, and Jim Brock was thanked for arranging the Saturday night party.

Dave Tobin offered the closing prayer. Karen Stingle led 155 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jean Murphy; Secretary—Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey