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Arrow Rock Singing

Federated Church, Arrow Rock, Missouri

May 15, 1999

The fifth annual Arrow Rock Singing met at the Federated Church in Arrow Rock, Missouri on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Wendy Hofmann leading song on page 31 (t? b?). Sharyn Kropp offered the morning prayer. Wendy Hofman led song on page 29 (t? b?); and Richard Green 34b.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Sharyn Kropp; Vice Chairman—Becky Browne; Secretary—Susan Green; Finance—Richard Green; Memorial—Ann Leckie and Penny Kujawinski; Locating—Susan Green and Wendy Hofmann; Arranging—Cindy Kissee and Patti Butterfield.

Leaders: Jenny Willard 32 (t? b?); Patti Butterfield 300; Sharyn Kropp 178; Becky Browne 171; Charlie Derleth 68b; Peter Nichols 146; Sharyn Kropp 56 (t? b?); Martha Henderson 40; Cindy Kissee 51; Gary Gronau 112; Lela Leyland 236; Donna Walters 148; Lou Kujawinski 535; Patti Butterfield 348b.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Sharyn Kropp leading song on page 282. Leaders: Susan Green 474; Zena Tucker 30 (t? b?); Ann Leckie 142; Thomas Willard 36b; Keith Willard 144; Jenny Willard 99; Jon Pearson 515; Richard Green 163 (t? b?); Cindy Stone 547; Dave Ressler 430; Becky Browne 203.

The memorial lesson was led by Ann Leckie and Penny Kujawinski. Ann Leckie reminded the class that just as the singing community is more than just the people here in this room, it is also more than the people here on earth, but encompasses all who have been before and all who are to come. Ann Leckie led song on page 163b for the deceased: Karen Wiard—Minnesota; Mary Ann Brotemackle—Missouri; Helen Manis—Georgia; and Diana Nomad (state not listed).

Penny Kujawinski said that we know music has healing power and it is proper that we should pray for the healing of the sick through the medium of song. She led song on page 86 for the sick and shut in which included: Jim Kropp—Missouri; Virgil Phillips and Ruby Phillips—Alabama; Cindy Shely—Kansas; and Susan Rebecca Green—Georgia.

Anna Sylvester led the song on page 29 (t? b?). Sharyn Kropp asked the blessing before the meal.

LUNCH

Becky Browne brought the class back to order leading song on page 82 (t? b?). Rebecca Green led song on page 84; Ann Green 49t; and Penny Kujawinski 373.

Charlie Obert led a new hymn he composed entitled “Arrow Rock” and told the class that the Arrow Rock singing two years ago had been his first all day singing, and that he has just learned that he attended seminary with the minister of the Federated Church where we are singing.

Leaders: Jeff Brotemarkle 268; Charlie Derleth 137; Peter Nichols 117; Martha Henderson 360; Cindy Kissee 68 (t? b?); Gary Gronau 192; Lou Kujawinski 159; Zena Tucker 126; Ann Leckie 377; Becky Browne 299; Dave Ressler 384; Keith Willard 278b; Jon Pearson 59; Richard Green and Susan Green 198.

RECESS

Becky Browne called the class back to order leading song on page 66. Leaders: Jenny Willard 318; Joe Casad 454; Cindy Stone 371; Donna Walter 504; Lela Leyland 396; Anna Sylvester 209; Patti Butterfield 419; Penny Kujawinski 47 (t? b?); Charlie Obert 475; Martha Henderson 196 (request of Mrs. Godsey).

Announcements were made. Becky Browne led song on page 389 as the closing song, and all who wished took the parting hand. Charlie Derleth led the concluding prayer.

Chairman—Sharyn Kropp; Vice Chairman—Becky Browne; Secretary—Susan Green.