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Quebec Convention

Lennoxville, Quebec

July 10-11, 1998

Friday, July 10

The fourth annual Quebec Convention was held at St. George’s Church in Lennoxville, Quebec. The Friday evening session was called to order by Chairperson Cheryl Stroud leading song on page 47t, followed by an opening prayer.

Leaders: Dan Hertzler 452; George Seiler 84; Nathan Morrison 77t; Jean Seiler 34b; Howard Katz 99; Bob Parr 142; Jackie Hall 497; Paul Gauthier 565; Mary Neville 481; Duncan Vinson 196; Virginia Neville 288; Bobbie Goodell 163b; Dan Hertzler 198; George Seiler 68 (t? b?); Nathan Morrison 272; Jean Seiler 273; Howard Katz 362b; Guy Bankes 344.


The class was brought to order by Cheryl Stroud leading songs on pages 146 and 107. Leaders: Bob Parr 475; Jackie Hall 410b; Paul Gauthier 410t, 213t; Mary Neville 442; Nancy Thomas 159; Duncan Vinson 148; Virginia Neville 163t; Bobbie Goodell 29b; Guy Bankes 178; Dan Hertzler 474; George Seiler 64.

Announcements were made. Cheryl Stroud led song on page 569b as the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer.

Saturday, July 11

The morning session was brought to order by Cheryl Stroud leading song on page 117, followed by an opening prayer and announcements.

Leaders: George Seiler 31t; Nathan Morrison 168; Jean Seiler 106; John Henderson 146; Barb Tolls 569b; Bob Parr 212; Pippa Hall 312b; Susanne Garson 178; Paul Gauthier 32b; Mary Neville 228; Nancy Thomas 479; Duncan Vinson “Birmingham”; Virginia Neville 504; Bobbie Goodell 46; Guy Bankes 474; Dan Hertzler 335; George Seiler 480.


Cheryl Stroud called the class to order leading songs on pages 86 and 350. Leaders: Howard Katz 306; Nathan Morrison 538; Jean Seiler “Ten Thousand Charms”; class songs 236, 254.

George Seiler led song on page 347 for those friends who have passed away, which included the following list of names: Edna Lundgren, Maureen Joy, Lois Berfield, Paul Aucoine, Linda Rupert, Jerry Sheppard, Dorothy Goodell, Madolin McGray, and Mary Bereuffy.

Dan Hertzler led song on page 430 for the following sick and shut-ins: Ben Hertzler and Harriett Henry. George Seiler closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Bob Parr 327; Bobbie Goodell 122; George Seiler 313b; Guy Bankes 143; Howard Katz 351; Dan Hertzler “Mount Hope”.


Cheryl Stroud called the afternoon session together with songs on pages 551 and 352. Leaders: Nathan Morrison “Moreen”; John Henderson 503; Kyle Greenlee 40; Jean Seiler 492; Barb Tolls 155; Bob Parr 80 (NH); Pippa Hall 203; Susanne Garson 163 (t? b?); Paul Gauthier “O Turn Ye”; Mary Neville 49b; Lynnette Combes 277; Nancy Thomas 523b; Duncan Vinson 361; Virginia Neville 528; Bobbie Goodell 174; Cheryl Stroud 455.


The class was brought to order by Cheryl Stroud leading songs on pages 159 and 497.

The secretary repored that there were participants fron 5 countries: United States, Canada, Korea, Zaire, and Brazil. Eight states were represented: Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Two provinces were represented: Ontario and Quebec. There were 50 (t? b?) registered participants and 22 leaders.

The treasurer reported that all expenses had been met.

Announcements were made regarding upcoming conventions and regular singings.

Leaders: Guy Bankes 268; Dan Hertzler 419; George Seiler 183; Howard Katz 408; Kyle Greenlee 28b; John Henderson 296; Lynnette Combes 217; Jean Seiler 299; Nancy Thomas 71; Bob Parr 269; Barb Tolls 267; Pippa Hall 198; Susanne Garson 65; Paul Gauthier 542; Mary Neville 476; Duncan Vinson 133.

Cheryl Stroud led songs on pages 276 and 62 as the closing songs. The class was dismissed with prayer led by David Dutton.

Chairperson: Cheryl Stroud; Secretary—Victor Maltby.