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Palo Alto Singing

Unitarian Universalist Church, Palo Alto, California

Saturday, August 27, 2022

The 10th annual Palo Alto All-Day Singing was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California, on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in August. The class met both in person and online via Zoom and Jamulus. This is the first time Jamulus has been used to support remote attendance at an in-person regional all-day singing.

The class was called to order by Terry Moore leading 34b. Terry also offered the opening prayer. The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Co-Chairpersons—Anne Caswell and Terry Moore; Secretary—Sue Lindner; Arranging Officers—Leigh Cooper and Janet Herman; Treasurer—Paul Kostka; Chaplains—Terry Moore and Chris Thorman; Online Technology—Paul Kostka.

Leaders: Terry Moore 106; Leigh Cooper 32t, 47t; Sue Lindner 535; Leah Coffin 86, 107; Chris Thorman 318; Jenny Solheim 112, 171; Pat Coghlan 91; Wren Hyde 213t, 108b; Sue Lindner 209, 40; Chris Thorman 46, 137; Mischa Skeeter 372, 118.


The class was called back to order by Paul Kostka leading 38t. Leaders: Jenny Solheim 378b, 203; Leah Coffin 56b, 458; Wren Hyde 229, 228; Pat Coghlan 351; Terry Moore 430, 289; Paul Kostka 503; Janet Herman 442, 32b; Leigh Cooper “Not Made With Hands;” Lorraine Kostka 159; Mischa Skeeter 324; Terry Moore “Palo Alto” by D. Harper, 193; Chris Thorman 335, 270; Sue Lindner 217, 200.


The class was called back to order by Leah Coffin leading 48t. Leaders: Leah Coffin 34t; Leigh Cooper 472, 498; Paul Kostka 99; Janet Herman 276, 272; Pat Coghlan 492; Peter Ross 122 (for Arnold Zwicky), 84; Sue Lindner 475, 474; Seth Mitter 365; Lorraine Kostka 479; Leigh Cooper 178 (for Baba Herrick); Mischa Skeeter 274b; Wren Hyde 269, 411; Terry Moore 146, 147t; Chris Thorman 145b, 410t.


The class was called back to order by Peter Ross leading 66. Leaders: Leah Coffin 26, 296; Janet Herman 172; Paul Kostka 344; Seth Mitter 436; Pat Coghlan 214; Sue Lindner 192; Peter Ross 163b; Lorraine Kostka 504; Mischa Skeeter 501 (in memory of Ted Mercer and Stephen O’Leary); Wren Hyde 569b, 317; Chris Thorman 547 (for Baba Herrick).

A business meeting was held. The Treasurer reported that expenses were met and exceeded. The Secretary reported that at least eighteen singers attended either in person or online, and seventy-eight songs were led by fourteen leaders. The Resolutions Committee (Sue Lindner and Terry Moore) offered thanks to all who made the singing possible, and resolved to convene again next year. Announcements were made.

Terry Moore led 347 as the closing song, and then Chris Thorman offered the closing prayer.

Co-Chairpersons—Anne Caswell and Terry Moore; Secretary—Sue Lindner