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Rocky Mountain Convention, Colorado Session

Highland Recreation Center, Denver, Colorado

July 14-15, 2018

Saturday, July 14

The 28th annual Rocky Mountain Convention, Colorado Session, was held on the third Sunday and Saturday before in July at the Highland Recreation Center in Denver, Colorado. The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Corrie Van Duzer; Treasurer—Erik Mason; Secretary—Lizzy Van Blerkom.

Corrie Van Duzer brought the class to order leading 34b. The opening prayer was offered by Jim Brown. Leaders: Bonnie Dolan 313b; Davis Schmitt 467; Judy Van Duzer 28t; Erik Mason 56t; Anita Landess 312t; Ryan Lewis 122; Cathy Van Blerkom 42; Hill Grimmett 269; Jan McCulloh 500; Stephanie Fida 28b; Penny Thome 289; Lizzy Van Blerkom 39t; Paul Lindholm 47t; Catie Van Duzer 81t; Leslie Alperin 344; Tiffany Hooper 270; Virginia Eldridge 383; Julia Zaffarano 547.

RECESS

Ryan Lewis called the class back to order leading 31b. Leaders: Linda Berkemeier 145b; Adrian Eldridge 512; Sharon Kermiet 278t; Ben Fink 133; Karen Mathews 102; Rodman Campbell 488; Anna Pfau 217; Mike Rasmussen 377; Kim Lewis 146; Wren Hyde 228; Chris Nicholson 477; Monica Rasmussen 277; Marie Brandis 142; Jake Hachey 328; Katherine Eldridge 534; Robbie Hooper 378t; Tim Gregg 92; Kirk Boyer and Amandeep Boyer 448b; Lida Bringe 107; Evelyn Lamb 74b; Mary Ann Saussotte 203; Pat Coghlan 351.

RECESS

David Schmitt called the class back to order leading 565. Leaders: Alfred Saussotte 232; Brian Welch 479; Erik Mason 63; Linda Berkemeier 200; Jan McCulloh 300; Ben Fink 254; Bonnie Dolan 440; Virginia Eldridge 73t; Amandeep Boyer 522; Tiffany Hooper 551; Anita Landess 379; Adrian Eldridge 564. Jim Brown offered the prayer before lunch.

LUNCH

Sharon Kermiet called the class back to order leading 40. Leaders: Karen Mathews 114; Ryan Lewis 442; Betsy Jeronen 422; Rodman Campbell 302; Julia Zaffarano 448t; Leslie Alperin 320; Lizzy Van Blerkom 504; Anna Pfau 218; Judy Van Duzer 445; Mike Rasmussen 454; Cathy Van Blerkom 567; Tim Gregg 373; Hill Grimmett 556; Jake Hachey 348t; Chris Nicholson 473; Rob Dunn 64; Wren Hyde 101t; Evelyn Lamb 367; Corrie Van Duzer 349; Robbie Hooper 312b; Katherine Eldridge 362; Marie Brandis 352.

RECESS

Ben Fink called the class back to order leading 208. Leaders: Monica Rasmussen 35; David Schmitt 475; Kim Lewis 481; Lida Bringe 455; Pat Coghlan 214; Penny Thome 147t; Sharon Kermiet 144; Catie Van Duzer 280; Paul Lindholm and Stephanie Fida 419; Adrian Eldridge 180; Linda Berkemeier 385b; Virginia Eldridge 549; Tiffany Hooper 36b; Rodman Campbell 197.

The Chairman made final remarks, and led 276 as the closing song. Jim Brown offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, July 15

The Sunday session of the Rocky Mountain Convention, Colorado Session, was held at the Highland Recreational Center and song selections were from the B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision. Corrie Van Duzer brought the class to order leading 36b (CB). The opening prayer was offered by Catie Van Duzer.

Leaders: Stephanie Fida 38t (CB); Bonnie Dolan 356 (CB); Sharon Kermiet 553 (CB); Jan McCulloh 152 (CB); Cathy Van Blerkom 148 (CB); Anita Landess 133 (CB); Catie Van Duzer 571 (CB); Lizzy Van Blerkom 184b (CB); Judy Van Duzer 110 (CB); Mary Ann Saussotte 137 (CB); Mike Rasmussen 239 (CB); Julia Zaffarano 30t (CB); Tim Gregg 559 (CB); Tiffany Hooper 587 (CB); Rodman Campbell 392 (CB).

RECESS

Sharon Kermiet called the class back to order leading 507b (CB). Leaders: David Schmitt 393 (CB); Jake Hachey 168 (CB); Katie Haywood 146 (CB); Adrian Eldridge 552 (CB); Evelyn Lamb 482 (CB); Chris Nicholson 293b (CB); Erik Mason 54t (CB); Virginia Eldridge 77b (CB); Linda Berkemeier 475 (CB); Joel Igli 511t (CB); Anna Pfau 55 (CB); Marie Brandis 500 (CB); Betsy Jeronen 581 (CB).

RECESS

Bonnie Dolan called the class back to order leading 380t (CB). Leaders: Ben Fink 486 (CB); Katherine Eldridge 485 (CB).

The memorial lesson was conducted by Stephanie Fida and David Schmitt, who led 95b (CB) for the following sick and shut-ins: Dan Fahrbach, Mia Alvarado, Norma Ruptier, Mike Hinton, Ed Stevens, Curtis Owen, and Dillon Nielssen.

The memorial list was read and 56 (CB) was led in memory of the following deceased: Darrell Swarens—Indiana; Barbara Willard—Arizona; Steve Helwig—Oregon; Edith Owen, Amy Denison, and Jenne McVicker—Texas; Linda Domholt—California; Berkley Moore and Ann Sleeva—Illinois, Julie Vea—Wisconsin.

Leaders: Adrian Eldridge 520 (CB); Carol Selleck 367 (CB); Tim Gregg 391 (CB); Rodman Campbell 273 (CB); Wren Hyde 268t (CB); Jan McCulloh 47b (CB); Chris Nicholson 264t (CB); Tiffany Hooper 58 (CB). Catie Van Duzer offered the prayer before lunch.

LUNCH

Corrie Van Duzer called the class back to order leading 505 (CB). Leaders: Virginia Eldridge 574 (CB); Erik Mason 140 (CB); Mike Rasmussen 155 (CB); Bonnie Dolan 156 (CB); Betsy Jeronen 46 (CB); Anita Landess 515 (CB); Evelyn Lamb 514 (CB); Judy Van Duzer 580 (CB); Marie Brandis 572 (CB); Sharon Kermiet 457 (CB); Katherine Eldridge 411 (CB); Paul Lindholm 555 (CB); Linda Berkemeier 472 (CB); David Schmitt 518 (CB) (with dedication to Pete and Susie Mathewson); Anna Pfau 98 (CB); Ryan Lewis 49t (CB).

RECESS

Rodman Campbell called the class back to order leading 422t (CB). Leaders: Lizzy Van Blerkom 38b (CB); Julia Zaffarano 492 (CB); Joel Igli 235 (CB); Catie Van Duzer 336t (CB); Ben Fink 504t (CB); Corrie Van Duzer 575 (CB); Cathy Van Blerkom 77t (CB); Wren Hyde 76b (CB); Carol Selleck 96 (CB).

A business meeting was held to hear committee reports. The Resolutions Committee thanked the officers and all those involved in making the singing possible. The Chairman made final remarks, and led 327 (CB) as the closing song. Catie Van Duzer offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Corrie Van Duzer; Treasurer—Erik Mason; Secretary—Lizzy Van Blerkom