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Chicago Cooper Book Singing

Wilson Abbey, Chicago, Illinois

Saturday, August 11, 2018

The 3rd Chicago Cooper Book Singing, now the Ann Sleeva Memorial Singing, was held at Wilson Abbey, Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday before the second Sunday in August. Ginny Landgraf called the class to order at 10:30 a.m. leading 59. Lyda Jackson offered the morning prayer, and Ginny Landgraf welcomed singers.

Leaders: Ginny Landgraf 383; Samuel Sommers 575, 55; Rochelle Lodder 225t, 31t; Jerry Gripshover 239; Jerry Gripshover and Mary Rogel 361; Lyda Jackson 146, 463; Paul Foster 63, 66; Jim Helke 571, 486; Matthew Siefert 127, 140; Will Fitzgerald 89, 411.

RECESS

Mary Rogel called the class to order leading 314 (in memory of Ann Sleeva). Lyda Jackson dedicated the Chicago Cooper Book Singing to Ann Sleeva, and introduced her family members who were in attendance.

Leaders: Susan Geil 122, 137; Mary Rogel 500; Randy Neufeld 174, 175; Ginny Landgraf 587, 163t; Sally Youngquist and Ginny Landgraf 333; Sally Youngquist 489; Orwin Youngquist and Will Fitzgerald 254. Samuel Sommers offered grace before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Samuel Sommers called the class to order leading 432 and 450. Leaders: Lyda Jackson 276, 277; Jerry Gripshover 340, 507b; Rochelle Lodder and Jim Helke 485, 41; Paul Foster 210, 211; Daniel Braithwaite 31b; Jacob Lee 449, 39; Matthew Siefert 451, 541; Daniel Braithwaite 67; Justin Weaver and Daniel Braithwaite 45t; Susan Geil 52t; Mary Rogel 483, 502; Will Fitzgerald 38t, 98; Samuel Sommers 105t; Lisa Grayson 422t, 418; Paul Foster 45b; Will Fitzgerald 96; Samuel Sommers 520; Ginny Landgraf 505; Lyda Jackson 264t; Jerry Gripshover 28b; Rochelle Lodder 30t; Jim Helke 380t; Matthew Siefert 303; Daniel Braithwaite 516. Announcements were made. Jim Helke offered resolutions.

The class sang 95b as the closing song, and Will Fitzgerald dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Ginny Landgraf; Secretary—Mary Rogel