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Yellow Springs

Friends Meeting House, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Saturday, April 18, 1998

The sixteenth semi-annual Yellow Springs singing was called to

order by Eloise Clark leading song on page 84.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chair—Eloise Clark; Secretary and Arranging Committee—Fred Todt.

Leaders: Eloise Clark 87; Fred Todt 49t, 49b; Jo Schultz 178, 501; Paul Foster 500, 415; Christine Cox 365, 515; Henry Schuman 40, 101t; Bill Shetter 206, 350; Michael Darby 569b, 288; Laura Russell 535b, 107; Michael Hieber 445b, 448 (t? b?).

RECESS

Fred Todt brought the class to order leading song on page 155. Leaders: Regina Bayer 201, 168; Phil Jensen 169, 105; Laura

Weber 143; John Bealle 278t, “Bealle” (a new composition by John Bayer); Loraine Bayer 278b, 102; Lorraine Sawyer 473, 46; Charles Knecht 30b, 397; Barbara Bowers 480, 497; Katherine Knecht 496, 344; Debbie Hall 66, 84. Paul Foster led a blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Michael Hieber called the class to order leading songs on pages 49t and 48t. Leaders: John Bayer 326, 458; Paul Foster 29t; Jo Schultz 532; Chris Cox 68b, 31 (t? b?); Xander Knecht 54; Henry Schuman 318 (for Pauline Childers); Dee Dee Heeter 312 (t? b?); Laura Russell 31 (t? b?); Eloise Clark 524; Marie Knecht 100; Marissa Heeter 59; Eloise Clark 34b; Michael Hieber 324; Regina Bayer 274t; Laura Weber 147t; John Bealle 269; Loraine Bayer 175; Charles Knecht 58; Barbara Bowers 128; Katherine Knecht 80t; John Bayer 399b; Jo Schultz 551; Henry Schuman 462; Bill Shetter 512. Announcements were made. Singers from 3 states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Ontario, Canada were present.

RECESS

Eloise Clark brought the class to order leading song on page 270. Leaders: Christine Cox 163b; Paul Foster 106; Michael Darby 504; Laura Russell 268; Michael Hieber 276; Regina Bayer 45t; Laura Weber 28b; John Bealle 53; Loraine Bayer 28t; Charles Knecht 500; Dee Dee Heeter 523; Katherine Knecht 530; John Bayer 71; Eloise Clark 347. John Bayer dismissed the class with prayer.

Chair—Eloise Clark; Secretary—Fred Todt.