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Santa Cruz Singing

Garfield Park Community Church, Santa Cruz, California

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The 4th annual Santa Cruz All-Day Singing was held at Garfield Park Community Church in Santa Cruz, California. Janet Herman called the class together leading 171. Dan Harper offered the opening prayer.

In a business meeting, the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Shelley Phillips; Arranging Committee—Janet Herman; Secretary—Dan Harper; Treasurer—Ruth McGurk.

Leaders: Terry Moore 34b; Rebecca Edwards 48t; Erika Wilson 32t; Steve Helwig 120; Edward Rice 45b; Linda Selph 68b; Lindy Groening 36b; Wren Hyde 89; Pat Coghlan 351; Gerardo Flores 573; Dan Harper 300; Jeremy Donaldson 348t; Janet Herman 191; Ruth McGurk 270; Terry Moore 142; Rebecca Edwards 440; Erika Wilson 29t; Steve Helwig 311.


Song selections in this session were from The Shenandoah Harmony (ShH). Jeremy Donaldson brought the class together leading 12 (ShH). Leaders: Edward Rice 288t (ShH); Linda Selph 41 (ShH); Joel Chan 296 (ShH); Lindy Groening 186 (ShH); Wren Hyde 243 (ShH); Shelley Phillips 113 (ShH); Shelley Phillips and Ruth McGurk 114 (ShH); Dan Harper 27 (ShH); Janet Herman 310 (ShH); Jeremy Donaldson 202 (ShH); Terry Moore 258 (ShH); Rebecca Edwards 260t (ShH); Erika Wilson 418t (ShH); Edward Rice 404t (ShH); Linda Selph 226 (ShH); Joel Chan 140b (ShH); Lindy Groening 180 (ShH); Ruth McGurk 242 (ShH); Dan Harper 132 (ShH). Dan Harper offered the prayer before the noon meal.


Shelley Phillips brought the class together leading 124. Leaders: Steve Helwig 276; Wren Hyde 76b; Peter Ross 122 (in memory of Caroline Bonnet); Janet Herman 546; Jeremy Donaldson 481; Pat Coghlan 272; Terry Moore 304; Rebecca Edwards 302; Erika Wilson 564; Edward Rice 547 (in memory of Jim Kyne); Linda Selph 430 (for Linda Domholt and Concetta Branson); Joel Chan 203 (for the victims of Hurricane Irma); Lindy Groening 234; Shelley Phillips 448t; Steve Helwig 240; Dan Harper 56b; Ruth McGurk 299.


Terry Moore brought the class together leading 178. Leaders: Wren Hyde 385t; Peter Ross 146; Jeremy Donaldson 210; Pat Coghlan 542; Terry Moore 117; Rebecca Edwards 442; Erika Wilson 26; Linda Selph 217; Joel Chan 32b; Steve Helwig 68t; Dan Harper 159; Janet Herman 318; Edward Rice 454; Shelley Phillips 455.

In a business meeting, the Treasurer reported expenses had been met, and the Secretary reported twenty-six singers sang seventy-three songs led by seventeen leaders. The chairman thanked all those who made the singing possible. She informed the class that Garfield Park Community Church is being sold, and expressed sadness that next year’s singing must be held at another venue. The class unanimously approved the resolution to meet again on Saturday before the third Sunday in September, 2018.

Edward Rice and Shelley Phillips led 157 (ShH) as the closing song. Dan Harper offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Shelley Phillips; Secretary—Dan Harper