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Portland Christian Harmony Singing

The Little Church, Portland, Oregon

Sunday, May 5, 2019

The 7th annual Portland All-Day Christian Harmony singing was called to order by Sadhbh O’Flynn leading 67t. Laura McMurray offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Julius Pasay 61t; Betsy Jeronen 120; Linda Berkemeier 240; Nancy Novotny 121t; Rodman Campbell 146b; Thom Fahrbach 13; Cornelia Stanton 46t; Ruth Linehan 336t; Ana Tighe 111t; Dan Thoma 51; Laura McMurray 16; Kate Fine 142; Lu Zeng 301; Greg Saue 149.


Brad Knoke called the class back to order leading 204t. Leaders: John Berendzen 81t; Dorothy Robinson 76t; Steve Cackley 312; Jane Cannon 133; Chris Noren 162; Kate Coxon 19; Jen Rymut 10; Arietta Santinelli and Jeff Begley 292; Rosie Lindsey and Lindy Groening 80 (in memory of Concetta Branson); Wing Mui 155; Mark Godfrey 481.


Thom Fahrbach called the class back to order leading 126. Leaders: Bob Schinske 54; Linda Selph 106; Mark Miller 546t; Maggie Zhou and Sam Kleinman 322; Karen Willard 82b; Sean Francis Conway 261t; Wren Hyde 138; Mark Rasmussen 184; Leah Coffin 206; Joe Jones 439; Gillian Inksetter 316; David Wright 50; Sophia Schinske 432b; Erik Schwab 64. Laura McMurray offered the noontime prayer.


Karen Willard called the class back to order leading 343. Leaders: Chris Cotter 121t; Becky Wright 74; John Wiens 29; Gabriel Kyne 20; Anna Pfau 176; Carol Huang 168b; Ben Copenhaver 182; Ben Fink 490; Stacey Berkheimer 228; Mike Richards 15; Charles Biada 192; Stephanie Fida 149; Will Fitzgerald 230b; Peter Schinske 473; Sadhbh O’Flynn 322; Sam Kleinman 362; Kevin Barrans 241; Tim Morton 59b.


Lindy Groening called the class back to order leading 417t. Leaders: Edward Rice 372; Steve Tarr 72t; John Wiens 91; Joe Jones 70b; Leland Ross and Peter Schinske 438; Jane Cannon 455b (for Callum Woods); Mike Richards 44b; Carol Huang 493b; Ben Copenhaver 431; Becky Wright 258; Chris Cotter 329; Stacey Berkheimer 36t; Will Fitzgerald 339; Anna Pfau 179; Charles Biada and Stephanie Fida 170; Sophia Schinske and Bob Schinske 111b; Tim Morton 546b; Ben Fink and Thom Fahrbach 172; Gabriel Kyne and Joy Smith-Kyne 143.

The Chairman requested officers’ reports. The Treasurer reported that all expenses for the weekend had been met. The Arranging Committee reported that there were ninety-six singers from sixteen states, one Canadian province, and the UK, with sixty-four leaders and eighty-two songs sung. The Resolutions Committee, Thom Fahrbach and David Wright, thanked the native people on whose land we sung, the officers, and resolved to meet again the following year. Following announcements, Sadhbh O’Flynn and Ruth Linehan led 203 as the closing song. Laura McMurray offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Sadhbh O’Flynn; Treasurer—Chris Noren; Secretary—Julius Pasay