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Palo Alto Singing

Unitarian Universalist Church, Palo Alto, California

Saturday, August 25, 2018

The 7th annual Palo Alto All-Day Singing was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California, on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in August. The class was called to order by Terry Moore leading 59. Phil Jensen offered the opening prayer.

A business meeting was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Jeannette Ralston; Vice Chairman—Mark Godfrey; Secretary—Sue Lindner; Arranging Officer—Dan Harper; Treasurer—Gerardo Flores; Chaplain—Phil Jensen. The business meeting was concluded, and Jeannette Ralston led 154.

Leaders: Dan Harper 29t; Paul Kostka 34b; Gerardo Flores 40; Sue Lindner 65; Mark Godfrey 36b; Aisha Morgan 87; Phil Jensen 313b; Bob Brylawski 122; Leigh Cooper and Leon Godfrey 107; Lena Strayhorn 203; Greg Freed 371; Dave Barber 105; Bob Jost 535; Joel Chan 108b; Leah Coffin 133; Marsha Genensky 86.


The class was called back to order by Edward Rice leading 82b. Leaders: Thomson Yeh 48b; Ellen Lueck 30t; Pat Coghlan 492; Carolyn Schuk 479; Janet Herman 171; Gerardo Flores 45t; Arieta Santinelli 369; Jeff Begley 121; Rebecca Edwards 534; Cathy Sillavo 455; Gary Breitbard 37b; Paul Robinson 497; Maggie Zhou 76b; Liora O’Donnell Goldensher 432.


The class was called back to order by Leigh Cooper leading 32t. Leaders: Edward Rice 528; Steven Short 117; Linda Selph 112; Inder Khalsa 430; Rob Katz 155; Dan Harper 236; Sue Lindner 217; Mark Godfrey 411; Phil Jensen 192; Marsha Genensky and Kelly Savage 178; Janet Herman 500 (in honor of Betty Herman); Greg Freed 452; Linda Selph 68b; Joel Chan 132; Paul Robinson 250; Paul Kostka 198. Phil Jensen offered the prayer for the noon meal.


The class was called back to order by Dave Barber leading 337. Leaders: Liora O’Donnell Goldensher 187; Jeff Begley 399b; Gary Breitbard 142; Leigh Cooper 542; Terry Moore 218; Edward Rice 299; Rebecca Edwards 440; Dave Barber 383; Arnold Zwicky 344; Thomson Yeh 159; Inder Khalsa 131t; Pat Coghlan 214 (in memory of Steve Helwig); Cathy Sillavo and Rob Katz 532; Rob Katz 268; Peter Ross 163b (in memory of Marian Bush); Lena Strayhorn 56b (in honor of her grandmother); Bob Brylawski 81t; Jeannette Ralston 224; Mischa Skeeter 372; Leah Coffin 397; Arnold Zwicky 99; Carolyn Schuk 126; Anne Caswell 77t.


The class was called back to order by Leah Coffin leading 31t. Leaders: Paul Kostka, Paul Robinson, and Dan Harper 504; Inder Khalsa and Rebecca Edwards 165; Gary Breitbard and Arnold Zwicky 181; Peter Ross and Bob Brylawski 254; Mark Godfrey and Joel Chan 319; Leigh Cooper and Lena Strayhorn 228; Mischa Skeeter and Jeff Begley 195; Dave Barber and Greg Freed 384; Phil Jensen and Terry Moore 193; Edward Rice and Thomson Yeh 501; Jeannette Ralston and Janet Herman 485; Marsha Genensky and Sue Lindner 475.

A business meeting was held. The Treasurer reported that expenses were met. The Secretary and Arranging Officer reported that at least forty-eight singers attended (from California, Massachusetts, and New York), and eighty-seven songs were led by forty-one leaders. The Resolutions Committee (Peter Ross and Jeff Begley) offered thanks to all who made the singing possible, and resolved to convene again next year. Announcements were made.

Jeannette Ralston and Mark Godfrey led 347 as the closing song. Phil Jensen offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Jeannette Ralston; Vice Chairman—Mark Godfrey; Secretary—Sue Lindner