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Eugene Singing

United Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon

Saturday, August 3, 2019

The 22nd annual Eugene singing was held in the sanctuary of the United Lutheran Church on Saturday before the first Sunday in August. Carolyn Gilkey called the class to order at 9:30 a.m. Martha Sherwood led 312b. Anne Huckins offered the invocation.

The following officers and committee members were elected or appointed to serve. Chairman and Secretary—Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey; Treasurer—Karen Stingle; Arranging—Dave Tobin; Memorial Committee—Karen Stingle and Tom Payne; Chaplains—Reed Schilbach and Anne Huckins; Registration—Martha Sherwood and Marci Cutler; Kitchen—Carol Barnard.

Leaders: Carolyn Gilkey 171; Karen Stingle 85; Jean Murphy 84; Thom Fahrbach 492; Reed Schilbach 49b; Kate Fine 111b; Anne Huckins 441; Julius Pasay 230; Jack Lofton 182; Rachel Foster 335; Nancy Novotny 95; Sara Michner 59; Cornelia Stanton 99; Pat Coghlan 351; Melissa Stephenson 207; Leigh Van Sickle 35; Bonnie Stimler 117.


Scott Kennedy brought the class back by leading 228. Leaders: David Landazuri 189; Nina Hoffman 47t; Vicki Morgan 472; Jane Grant 474; Dave Tobin 198; Martha Sherwood 53; Carolyn Gilkey 142; Tom Fahrbach 528; Karen Stingle 318; Reed Schilbach 340; Kate Fine 527; Jean Murphy 268; Anne Huckins 209; Julius Pasay 349; Jack Lofton 153; Rachel Foster 178.

Karen Stingle asked us to remember the following who are sick or homebound and could not be with us: Clare Paris, Bill Ayers, Tary Tobin, Jennifer Jones, Mary Lou Goertzen, Flo Edwards, and MaryAnn Knutson. The class sang 475 in their honor.

Tom Payne then led 163b in memory of the following deceased: Concetta Branson, Daniel Dillon, Anita Engiles, Laurie Granger, and Phoebe Gates—Oregon; Jean Tobin—New York; Odessa Ayers—Washington; Mac Rebenack—Louisiana; Paul Doherty—North Carolina; Sierra Knutson—California. Tom Payne offered a prayer in their memory.

Leaders: Nancy Novotny 547; Sara Michner 49t; Cornelia Stanton 87; Pat Coghlan 299; Melissa Stephenson 354t; David Landazuri 39t. Reed Schilbach asked a blessing on the food.


Leigh VanSickle brought the afternoon session to order leading 122. Leaders: Ben Brown 480; Scott Kennedy 344; Audrey Karabinus 220; Mark Miller 300; Nina Hoffman 496; Vicki Morgan 455; Bonnie Stimler 45t; Jane Grant 454; Martha Sherwood 86; Carolyn Gilkey 347; Thom Fahrbach 36b; Karen Stingle 378b; Reed Schilbach 324; Kate Fine 573; Jean Murphy 497; Julius Pasay 229; Jack Lofton 532.


Scott Kennedy brought the class back together leading 569b. Leaders: Ben Brown 186; Audrey Karabinus 503; Mark Miller 144; Scott Kennedy 162; Nina Hoffman 127; Rachel Foster 34b; Dave Tobin 410t; Tom Payne 146; Cornelia Stanton 66; Melissa Stephenson 138b; Reed Schilbach 501; Nancy Novotny 187; Julius Pasay 131b; Jane Grant 361; Karen Stingle 183.

Reports from committees were given. Dave Tobin announced that forty-eight people were registered for the singing and seventy-four songs were sung. Karen Stingle reported that the expenses of the singing were met, and Carolyn Gilkey thanked everyone who made the singing a success, especially Philip Bayles who invited us to meet at United Lutheran. Tom and Doris Payne were thanked for hosting the Friday night social. Reed Schilbach offered the closing prayer. Carolyn Gilkey led 155 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman and Secretary—Carolyn Flatley-Gilkey