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Pacific Northwest
Sacred Harp Convention, Oregon

Laurelhurst Club, Portland, Oregon

October 20-21, 2018

Saturday, October 20

The 27th annual Oregon session of the Pacific Northwest Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at the Laurelhurst Club, Portland, Oregon, on the third Sunday and Saturday before in October. Linda Berkemeier and Thom Fahrbach called the class to order leading 448b. Tom McTighe offered the morning prayer.

A business meeting was held and the following officers were elected: Chairman—Thom Fahrbach; Treasurer—Linda Berkemeier; Secretary—Ruth Linehan.

Leaders: Betsy Jeronen 105; Sadhbh O’Flynn 37b; Chris Noren 40 (to celebrate Dan Thoma’s birthday); Concetta Branson 384; Yosef Trachtenberg 30b; Ruth Linehan 99; Tom McTighe 432; Rose Walker-Young 42; Bruce Rowland 426b; Laura McMurray 30t; Doug Hill 163t; Ana Tighe 411; Greg Saue 163b; Reed Schilbach 61; Steve Tarr 267; Kathy Vlach 77b; Ben Brown 142.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Lyle Lindsey leading 84. Leaders: Anne Huckins 114; Corinne Serfass 383; John Berendzen 378b; Clarissa Fetrow 343; Pat Coghlan 444; Nancy Novotny 564; Daniel Lee 101b; Carolyn Gilkey 344; Rodman Campbell 229; Nell Whitman 276; Julius Pasay 227; Kate Fine 532; Dorothy Robinson 401; Ashley McCorkhill 410t.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Marie Brandis leading 29t. Leaders: Kate Coxon 145t; Erik Schwab 402; Mischa Skeeter 324; Ethan Hardy 442; Karen Willard 141; Kevin Barrans 544; Mark Godfrey 392; Kerry Cullinan 438; Mark Miller 85; Carolyn Deacy 224; Jack Lofton 328. Tom McTighe offered the noon prayer.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order by Peter Schinske leading 350. Leaders: David Wright 186; Ann Riley 318; Evelyn Lamb 202; Darlene Dalton 454; Christy Rauwolf and Joey Rauwolf 448t; Kevin Beirne 428; Lydia Lewallen 419; Kate Kirwan 240; Mike Hinton 534; Elizabeth Stoddard 422; Carolyn Thompson 280; Adam Berey, Boaz Allen-Berey, Leilai Immel-Parkinson, and Isaac Parkinson 569b; Steve Luttinen 570; Stacey Berkheimer 187; Matthew Parkinson 213t; Catherine Roberts 480; Susan Cherones 349.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Bradley Knoke leading 89. Leaders: Lindy Groening 203; Gillian Inksetter 286; Sean Francis Conway 70b; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 377; Leigh Cooper 228; Edward Rice 183; Bob Schinske 439; Chris Noren 507; Jennifer Jones 270; Linda Berkemeier 477; Wing Mui 300; Dan Thoma 338; Lucinda Larson Saue 86; Peter Schinske 287; Dorothy Mitchell 208; Lyle Lindsey 47b; Ana Tighe 112; Steve Cackley 560. Thom Fahrbach led 45b as the closing song. Tom McTighe offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, October 21

The Sunday session of the Pacific Northwest Sacred Harp Convention was brought to order by Thom Fahrbach and Kate Kirwan leading 171. Emily Winokur offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Dan Thoma 26; Karen Willard 49b; Hannah Field 66; Steve Cackley 167; Doug Hill 32t; Melissa Stephenson 479; Bruce Rowland 282; Martha Sherwood 114; Laura McMurray 39b; Steve Tarr 277; Molly Staley 45t; Nell Whitman 148; Greg Saue 135.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Cornelia Stanton and Solomon Ossa leading 37b. Leaders: Kate Fine 319; Rose Walker-Young 445; Reed Schilbach 318; John Berendzen 314; Yosef Trachtenberg 198; Kathy Vlach 169; Mischa Skeeter 178; Dorothy Robinson 371; Jake Hachey 500; Jen Rymut and Kelly Clare 498; Julius Pasay 328; Betsy Jeronen 460; Tom McTighe 200; Jenn Dolan and Isaac Dolan-Wolfe 207; Lyle Lindsey 39t; Anne Huckins 38b.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Marie Brandis and Kim Lusk leading 30t. Leaders: Marla Elliott 535; Daniel Lee 489; Clarissa Fetrow 474; Jennifer Jones 196; Peter Schinske 302.

Concetta Branson led 340 for the following sick and housebound: Ethel Chaffin, Charlene Wallace, Adrian Eldridge, Franklin Mitchell, Dolores Mitchell, Corrone Bryant, Ruth Ann Bryant, Stephanie Fida, Ima Rowland, Art Maddox, Melanie Hauff, Curtis Owen, Elaine Zidek, Charlotte Heard, Eugene Forbes, Sandy Kirk, Madeline Campbell, Darlene Simpson-Brown, Don Bowen, Jeff Stoike, Jill Wilson, Jeannette Bates, Dan Fahrbach, and Marge Morgan Schwitzgoebel.

Bradley Knoke gave the memorial lesson, and led 505 in memory of the following: Anita Carroll Jones, Daphene Causey, Arthur Gilmore, and Glenda Hopper—Alabama; Andrew Worthington—Arkansas; Barbara Willard and Rodney Willard—Arizona; Steve Ewert and Adela Schroth—California; Verner Chaffin and Louise Holland—Georgia; Berkley Moore and Ann Sleeva—Illinois; Darrell Swarens—Indiana; Jack Duncan—Maine; Donald Wilkinson—Massachusetts; Michael Kaye and Mary Ellen Schrock—New York; Gail O’Day—North Carolina and Massachusetts; Marion Embick, Steve Helwig, Maureen Hunt, Lee Kelley, Charles Kornfield, Tim Robert, and Wesley Voth—Oregon; Amy Denison and Mel Rosenbaum—Texas; Barbara Losse—Utah; Walt Colteryahn—Vermont; Aaron Giles—Virginia; Jacqueline Dupras, Dave Haworth, Mona Reardon, and Corinne Welfelt—Washington; Julie Vea—Wisconsin; Reginald Brett and Bob Patten—United Kingdom.

Leaders: Sadhbh O’Flynn 285b; David Wright 499; Rodman Campbell 491; Leigh Cooper 283; Jack Lofton 550. Emily Winokur offered the noon prayer.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order by Lindy Groening leading 312t. Leaders: Kevin Beirne 272; Carolyn Deacy 91; Thom Fahrbach 216; Kate Kirwan 345b; Mike Hinton 373; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 546; Steve Luttinen 192; Darlene Dalton 68b; Matthew Parkinson 400; Lydia Lewallen 483; Bob Schinske 456; Stacey Berkheimer 327; Gillian Inksetter 517; Kerry Cullinan 368; Evelyn Lamb 292; Catherine Roberts 209; Erik Schwab 140; Susan Cherones 56b; Kevin Barrans 80t.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Nancy Novotny leading 73t. Leaders: Elizabeth Stoddard 124; Sean Francis Conway 275t; Leilai Immel-Parkinson 335; Pat Coghlan 528; Ann Riley 142; Jake Hachey 300; Scott Kennedy 228; Linda Berkemeier 143; Lucinda Larsen Saue 168; Edward Rice 372; Kate Coxon 564; Mark Godfrey 556; Carolyn Thompson 53; Aubrey Hemminger 547; Corinne Serfas 214.

A business meeting was held to hear committee reports. The Arranging Committee reported that one hundred sixty-seven people registered from fourteen states and three countries, ninety-one leaders, and one hundred sixty-three songs sung. The Treasurer reported that two thirds of expenses were received and thanked the singers. Announcements were made. The Resolutions Committee thanked everyone who helped to make the convention a success.

Gifts were presented to Matthew Parkinson for his singing school presentation on Friday evening. Thom Fahrbach, Leilai Immel-Parkinson, Matthew Parkinson, and Isaac Parkinson led 97. Thom Fahrbach and Betsy Jeronen led 36b as the closing song. Emily Winokur offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Thom Fahrbach; Vice Chairman—Betsy Jeronen; Secretary—Ruth Linehan