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Sally Coghlan Memorial Singing

United Methodist Church, Davis, California

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The 3rd annual Sally Coghlan Memorial Singing was held at the Davis United Methodist Church in Davis, California. Lindy Groening called the class together leading 52t. Dave Davidson-Methot offered the opening prayer.

In a business meeting, the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Pat Coghlan; Vice Chairman—Lindy Groening; Secretary—Dan Harper; Treasurer—Stu Pettygrove; Arranging—Carolyn Deacy.

Nancy Novotny of Portland, Oregon, conducted a singing school. She taught some of the rudiments of music for the many new singers present, and led the class in singing 49t, 105, 274t, and 40.


Erika Wilson brought the class together leading 32t. Leaders: Esteban Veliz 99; Barbara Davis 535; Mark Godfrey 101t; Gretchen Muller 565; Cyprian Stevens 39t; Annalise Veliz 56b; Aisha Morgan 339; Kathy Williams 146; Yuka Oiwa 74b; Dave Davidson-Methot 48b; Stu Pettygrove 86; Oliver Streissberg 100; Andrew Hudson 268; Nancy Novotny 142; Mischa Skeeter 178; Leigh Cooper 189; Alexander Cotton 311; Andy Alexis 106.


Thom Fahrbach brought the class together leading 312b. Leaders: Wren Hyde 267; Betsy Jeronen 225t; Edward Rice 200; Linda Selph 215; Kate Fine 302 (in memory of Steve Helwig).

Cornelia Stanton led 472 for the following sick and housebound: Concetta Branson, Mary Anne Ciavonne, Adrian Eldridge, Dan Fahrbach, Dennis Fossdahl, Melanie Hauff, Melanie Parker, Eric Robbins, John Wills, and Elaine Zidek.

Erika Wilson conducted the memorial lesson and led 462 in memory of the following deceased: Stephen Arnold, Daphene Causey, Laurie DePaul, Steve Helwig, Lindsey Sanchez, Darrell Swarens, Steve Thomas, Barbara Willard, Rodney Willard, and Solomon Zook. Dave Davidson-Methot closed the memorial lesson with a prayer.

Leaders: Carolyn Deacy 421; Kate Coxon 411; David Fetcho 562; Elaine Denny 217; Greg Freed 532; Clarissa Fetrow 47b; Inder Khalsa 383; Laura McMurray 101b; Laurie Burk 547; Susan Fetcho 564; Jeff Begley 487; Dan Harper 269. Dave Davidson-Methot offered the prayer for the noon meal.


Annalise Veliz and Esteban Veliz brought the class together leading 335. Leaders: Erika Wilson 203; Thom Fahrbach 379; Cornelia Stanton 454; Leah Coffin 245; Erik Schwab 183 (in memory of Steve Helwig); Rebecca Edwards 542; Dave Barber 332; Lindy Groening 349; Joel Chan 491; Kate Coxon 123b; Elaine Denny 117; Nancy Novotny 527; Edward Rice 159; Laurie Burk 277; Kate Fine 426b; Linda Selph 456; Betsy Jeronen 460; Inder Khalsa 272; Laura McMurray 89.


Kate Coxon brought the class together leading 30b. Leaders: Yuka Oiwa 522; Thom Fahrbach 442; Dave Barber and Greg Freed 168; Esteban Veliz 196; Cornelia Stanton 466; Leigh Cooper 358; Clarissa Fetrow 312t; Susan Fetcho 556; Erik Schwab 91 (in memory of Sally Coghlan); David Fetcho 482; Annalise Veliz 208; Mark Godfrey 418; Rebecca Edwards 48t.

The Secretary reported seventy-two singers sang seventy-nine songs led by forty-two leaders. The Treasurer reported expenses had been met. Aisha Morgan and Elaine Denny thanked those who made the singing possible, and the class voted unanimously to meet again next year on Saturday before the second Sunday in November.

Lindy Groening and Nancy Novotny led 347 as the closing song. Dave Davidson-Methot offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Pat Coghlan; Vice Chairman—Lindy Groening; Secretary—Dan Harper