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Hyde Park Singing

Quaker House/57th Street Meeting of Friends, Chicago, Illinois

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The 20th Hyde Park All-Day Singing was held at Quaker House/57th Street Meeting of Friends, Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday before the first Sunday in November. Jerry Gripshover called the class to order at 9:30 a.m. leading 34b. Lyda Jackson offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Eileen Ferguson 36b; Lisa Cohen 84 (in memory of Daniel Stein, who was murdered in the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue massacre, and in memory of Ella Reed); Jim Swanson 228; Mark Dawson 496; Peter Bradley 538; Nick Pasqual 333; Lyda Jackson 276; Ray Rechenberg 40; Susan Geil 474; JoDell Albi 8 (MH).

A business meeting was held to elect the following officers: Chairman—Jim Helke; Vice Chairman—Ginny Landgraf; Secretary—Mary Rogel. Jim Helke led 20 (MH) for Gale Barkus and for the victims in the Squirrel Hill Tree of Life Synagogue massacre and all their friends and families.


Steve Warner called the class to order leading 148. Leaders: Mary Rogel 39 (MH); John Davis 30t; Matthew Siefert 344; Randy Neufeld 127 (MH) (in honor of the composer, Ted Johnson); Rochelle Lodder 126; Ted Mercer 177 (MH); Daniel Braithwaite 89 (MH); Anne Heider 131 (MH); Ginny Landgraf 147 (MH) (in memory of Ann Sleeva); Karen Swenson 51 (MH); Jerry Gripshover 138 (MH); Jim Swanson 172 (MH); Ben Zucker 130 (MH).


Jim Helke called the class to order leading 142 (MH). Leaders: Lisa Cohen 148 (MH); Nick Pasqual 95; Debra Barford 313b; Eileen Ferguson 112; Dave Barford 142; Peter Bradley 444; Mark Dawson 299; Ray Rechenberg 454; Lyda Jackson 268; JoDell Albi 109 (MH); Susan Geil 180 (MH); John Davis 76b; Steve Warner 86; Karen Swenson 75 (MH); Mary Rogel 534; Matthew Siefert 88t. Jim Swanson offered grace before the noon meal and led 164 (MH).


Randy Neufeld brought the class back to order leading 29t. Leaders: Ruthie Holtrop and Jim Swanson 457; Rochelle Lodder 472; Lexi Ugelow 217; Ted Mercer 215; Anne Heider 532; Ginny Landgraf 77 (MH); Jim Helke 129 (for Johanna Fabke); Karen Swenson 183; Rochelle Lodder 475; John Davis 178; Steve Warner 168; JoDell Albi 162 (MH); Dave Barford 209; Ben Zucker 410t; Debra Barford 547; Ray Rechenberg 285t (for his daughter); Mary Rogel 270 (for Len VanderJagt); Peter Bradley 169; Susan Geil 565.


Eileen Ferguson called the class to order leading 171. Leaders: Lexi Ugelow 455; Catherine Walker 107; Lyda Jackson 146; Nick Pasqual 569t; Jerry Gripshover 99; Jim Swanson 197; Karen Swenson 13 (MH); Ray Rechenberg 448t; Peter Bradley 300; Ted Mercer 80 (MH); Dave Barford 56b.

Rochelle Lodder reported for the Finance Committee. Peter Bradley presented Resolutions. Mary Rogel reported that fifty-four singers attended from nine states, the District of Columbia, and Canada, and twenty-nine leaders led seventy-six songs.

After announcements, Jim Helke, Ginny Landgraf, Jim Swanson, and Mary Rogel led 347 as the closing song while the class took the parting hand. Melanie Jansen dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Jim Helke; Vice Chairman—Ginny Landgraf; Secretary—Mary Rogel