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Cape Meares Singing

Cape Meares Community Center, Cape Meares, Oregon

Saturday, September 10, 2022

The annual Cape Meares All-Day Singing was held on the first Saturday after Labor Day. Betsy Jeronen led 448b, and welcomed the class. Karen Willard offered the morning prayer. A business meeting was held, and the following officers were appointed: Chairwoman—Betsy Jeronen, Treasurer—Gin McCollum, Secretaries—Chris Noren and Laura McMurray. Leaders: Karen Willard 412; Chris Noren 49b; Erik Schwab 144; Jennifer Jones 72b; Douglas Hill 93; Emma Swartz 460; Steve Tarr 145t; Carrie Walker 445; Lyle Lindsay 384; Hannah Field 210; Sarah Berry 501 (in memory of Ted Mercer); Kristofer Ilex 76b; Kim Lusk 89.


Leaders: Steve Cackley 378t; Ana Tighe 189; David Wright 297; Kate Fine 270 (for Linda Berkemeier and Nell Whitman); Dave Barber 138t; Kate Coxon 568; John Berendzen 482; Jane Cannon 53; Peter Schinske 392; Laura McMurray 67; Kevin Barrans 271b; Sadhbh O’Flynn 394; Thom Fahrbach 411; Lindy Groening 391 (for Pat Coghlan); Chris Cotter 103; Gillian Inksetter 336; Bob Schinske 377; Dorothy Mitchell 34b; Greg Freed 532.


Leaders: Brad Knoke 290; Marie Brandis 216 (for Dan and Julie Thoma); Ruth Linehan 110; Mischa Skeeter 372; Julius Pasay 419; Rodman Campbell 214; Betsy Jeronen 534; Chris Noren 178 (in memory of Sue Bunch and Daniel Davis); Emma Swartz 453; Douglas Hill 245; Hannah Field 66. Karen Willard gave the noon blessing.


Leaders: Steve Tarr 528; John Berendzen 454; Sadhbh O’Flynn 436; Chris Cotter 506; David Wright and Rosie Lindsay 498; Lindy Groening 138b; Bob Schinske 500; Gillian Inksetter 456; Dave Barber 361; Kristofer Ilex 440; Thom Fahrbach 346; Kate Coxon 302; Kevin Barrans 434; Jane Cannon 478; Peter Schinske 195.

Karen Willard spoke lovingly of Ted Mercer, recalling Ted’s rubber stamped book annotations, and the time he referred to Karen as “She Who Must Be Heard.” Karen led 464 in memory of Ted and Jeff and Shelbie Sheppard.

Leaders: Erik Schwab 556; Jennifer Jones 444 (for Pat Coghlan, in memory of Steve Helwig); Steve Cackley 502; Dorothy Mitchell 287; Carrie Walker 31t; Julius Pasay 58; Kim Lusk 204.


Leaders: Ana Tighe 168; Lyle Lindsay 84; Laura McMurray 73t; Kate Fine 400; Greg Freed 515; Ruth Linehan 113; Rodman Campbell 426b; Sarah Berry and Delia Paine 503; Mischa Skeeter 278t; John Berendzen 348t; Sadhbh O’Flynn 69t; Gillian Inksetter 68b; Chris Cotter 475.

Committee reports were heard. The Secretary, Chris Noren, reported fifty registered singers from six US states and one Canadian province, and thirty-nine leaders led eighty-one songs. The Treasurer reported that all expenses had been met. Resolutions Committee, Ana Tighe and Kim Lusk, thanked Marie Brandis for arranging as well as the officers, committee members, and all who contributed to the success of this singing, and resolved that the Cape Meares Singing will next convene on the first Saturday after Labor Day, 2023. Betsy Jeronen led 36b as the closing song, and Karen Willard dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairwoman—Betsy Jeronen; Secretaries—Chris Noren and Laura McMurray