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The Maine New England Cooper Book Singing

The New Church, Portland, Maine

Saturday, November 30, 2019

The first Maine New England All-Day Cooper Book Singing was called to order by Chris Holley leading 511t. The opening prayer was offered by Liz Cantrell. Leaders: Rachel Taylor 186; Scott Harriman 111b; Emma Swartz 336t; Jesse Vear 563; Kathe Pilibosian 199; Kerry Cullinan 504t; Pat Callahan 328; Bill Holt 203; Joanne Fuller 567; Ethan McNerney 400; Liz Cantrell 38t; Alison Forster 65; Ron Trial 571; Rachel Reed 121.

RECESS

The class was called together by Pat Callahan leading 96. Leaders: George Sigut 72; Joan Frankel 506; Ines Lüttgen 448; George Howe 508; Donna Carlson 340; Robert Taylor 319; Gerald Clark 411; Margaret Templeton 416b; Miriam Delirium 453t; Joanne Fuller 444t; Kerry Cullinan 54t; Eric Hildebrand 505; Alison Forster 53; Rachel Taylor 145b; Bill Holt 500; Liz Cantrell 288; Scott Harriman 39; Ron Trial 422t. Kathe Pilibosian offered a prayer before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class was called together by Joanne Fuller leading 98. Leaders: Ines Lüttgen 558; George Sigut 38b; Gerald Clark 560; Chris Holley 48b; Pat Callahan 559; Joan Frankel 393; Miriam Delirium 378b; Donna Carlson 516; Robert Taylor and Rachel Taylor 292b; Jesse Vear 482; Emma Swartz 133; Rachel Reed 159; Kerry Cullinan 580; Ethan McNerney and Chris Holley 522; Chris Holley 293b; Liz Cantrell 118.

RECESS

The class was called together by Jesse Vear leading 464. Leaders: Alison Forster 282; Ron Trial 572; Kathe Pilibosian and Rachel Taylor 392; Miriam Delirium 163t; Ines Lüttgen 497; Gerald Clark 533; George Sigut 341; Pat Callahan 486; Joan Frankel 377b; Joanne Fuller 196; Donna Carlson 574; Scott Harriman 463.

The Resolutions Committee gave thanks and resolved to gather again next year on Saturday after Thanksgiving, in November, 2020. The Treasurer reported that expenses had been met. The Secretary reported that thirty-three singers registered from seven states, and that sixty-four songs were led by twenty-five leaders.

Chris Holley led 527 as the closing song. Liz Cantrell offered the closing prayer.

Co-chairmen—Chris Holley and Rachel Taylor; Treasurer—Robert Taylor; Secretaries—Ethan McNerney and Rachel Reed