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Tucson Singing

Sonora Cohousing, Tucson, Arizona

February 29 - March 1, 2020

Saturday, February 29

The 9th Elder Gerald Hand Memorial Singing and 15th annual Tucson Singing was called to order by Abbie Sorg leading 171. Craig Averill offered opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Abbie Sorg; Arranging Committee—Evelyn Lamb and Michael McKernon; Treasurer—William Price; Secretary—Erika Roush.

Leaders: Abbie Sorg 72b; Julie Johnson 335, 344; Evelyn Lamb 33b, 87; William Price 217, 77t; Erika Roush 187, 195; Carol Selleck 122, 382; Craig Averill 49b; Donna Hand Sewell 63, 73b; Richard Poss 276, 300; Annie Schmidt 299, 81t; Jerry Schreiber 446, 362; Lori Rodgers 47t, 454; Patrick Williams 162, 507.

RECESS

Elizabeth Poss brought the class back to order leading 312b. Leaders: Paige Winslett 361, 540; Jackson Fleder 434, 321; Nancy Price 569b, 86; Fred Wilkey 515, 474; Janet Plattner 145b, 68b; Chris Wonderly 107, 209; Melissa Stephenson 28b, 497; David Hand 387, 128; Abbie Sorg 277, 324. Craig Averill offered thanks for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Craig Averill brought the class back to order leading 49t. Leaders: Erica Martinez 142, 384; Barbara Pegis 159, 282; Janet Plattner 504, 268; Holly Mutascio 50t, 178; Carla Smith 91, 88t; Leslie Alperin 228, 271t; Ellie Soler 551, 163b; Kate Fine 532, 47b; Jean Merritt 168, 472; William Price 346; Julie Johnson 430, 383.

RECESS

Erica Martinez brought the class back to order leading 213t. Leaders: Evelyn Lamb 225t; Erika Roush 522; Patrick Williams 183; Mimi Faraj 131t; Carol Selleck 70b; Craig Averill 410t; Donna Hand Sewell and Marion Lewis 235; Richard Poss 143; Annie Schmidt 30t; Chris Nicholson 212; Michael McKernon 232; Lori Rodgers 455; Jerry Schreiber 236; Elizabeth Poss 332; Abbie Sorg 347. Announcements were made. Craig Averill offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, March 1

The Sunday session was called to order by Abbie Sorg leading 485. The morning prayer was offered by Craig Averill. Leaders: Fred Wilkey 479, 99; Janet Plattner 59, 119; Paige Winslett 430, 107; Leslie Alperin 48t, 200; Ellie Soler 46, 277; Stephanie Copenhaver 81t, 129; Jean Merritt 350, 129; Chris Nicholson 473, 472; Lori Rodgers 504, 318; Carla Smith 27, 26; Ben Copenhaver 284, 64; Donna Hand Sewell 171, 146; Evelyn Lamb 460, 345b.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Chris Nicholson leading 72b. Leaders: David Hand 400, 401 (in memory of Elder Gerald Hand); Erika Roush 181, 435; Janet Plattner 89, 480; Jackson Fleder 414, 392; Erica Martinez 542, 448t; Liz Stika 201, 178; Jerry Schreiber 328, 538.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Julie Johnson. The names of the following sick and housebound were read: Norma Ruptier, Ed Stevens, Jennifer Jones, Brother Lonnie Jarrett, and Floyd Nicholson. Julie Johnson led 68b.

The following deceased were remembered: Paul Luther Wilson—Minnesota; Concetta Branson—Oregon; Michael Appert—Illinois; Stephen O‚ÄôLeary—California; Aubrey Barfield—Florida; Sonny Erwin, Adelaide Vaughn, and Burl Russell—Texas. Julie Johnson led 549.

Abbie Sorg led 207 and 481. William Price offered thanks before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Leslie Alperin brought the class back to order by leading 155. Leaders: Erika Roush 547; Stephanie Fida 422; Richard Poss 117; Richard Poss and Elizabeth Poss 300; Elizabeth Poss 133; William Price 445, 148; Carol Selleck 425; Kate Fine 558; Mimi Faraj 535; Carla Smith 211; Craig Averill 229; Julie Johnson 102; Evelyn Lamb 197; Fred Wilkey 569t; Liz Stika 209; David Hand 100; Stephanie Copenhaver 440; Chris Nicholson 108b; Leslie Alperin 196; Jerry Schreiber 66; Jean Merritt 280; Cheryl Washicures 28t. There was a short business meeting.

Leaders: Abbie Sorg 323b; Cheryl Waskiewicz 489.

Abbie Sorg led 62 as the closing song. Craig Averill offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Abbie Sorg; Secretary—Erika Roush