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Keystone Singing Convention

Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

January 30-31, 1999

Saturday, January 30

The first annual Keystone Singing Convention was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Chairman Doron Henkin leading song on page 29t. Marian McKenzie led song on page 47t. Chaplain Ginny Landgraf offered the opening prayer. Leaders: Susan Bingham 40; Laura Clawson 318; Eleanor Soler 277; Kelly Macklin 216; Betty Hanf 479; Guy Bankes 3 (KsH), 11 (KsH); Tim Eriksen 55; John Bayer 278b; Janine Smith 74b; Rosemary Greenaway 101b; Eric Tweedy 24 (KsH), 367.

Officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Doron Henkin; Treasurer—Hal Kunkel; Housing Coordinator—Molly Sayvetz; Arrangements—Guy Bankes and Laura Densmore; Kitchen Manager—Mary McCaffrey; Recording Coordinator—Robert H. Todd; Pitching—Ginny Landgraf, Jean Seiler, Blake Morris, and Paula McGray; Secretary—Gabriel Kastelle.


Leaders: John delRe 30b; Margaret Bornick 49b; Kelly House 496; Marian McKenzie 142; Karen House 384; Katharine Manning 217; Walter Smith 189; Mirjana Lausevic 198.

At this time the class observed the memorial lesson. Molly Sayvetz led song on page 163b for the deceased: Edna Lundgren—Pennyslvania; Ken Densmore—New York; Shirley Green and Mary Hulbert—Virginia; Bill Birmingham—Ohio; Grace Bizzell—North Carolina; Jacques LeCoq—France; Yael Drouyanoff—Israel; Shin Yasui—Japan.

Kelly House led song on page 68b for the sick and shut-ins. Those remembered: Scott Fultz and Dov Bush—Pennsylvania; Mark Hall-Amitin—New York; Phillip Shea and Scott Curtis—Massachusetts; David Bush—Georgia; Lynn Googe—Florida. The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Bradford West 29b (KsH), 28 (KsH); Roland Hutchinson 250; Guy Bankes 120; Betty Hanf 6 (KsH), 9 (KsH); Barbara Swetman 383. Chaplain Ginny Landgraf offered prayer to bless the noon meal.


The afternoon of singing began with Blake Morris leading song on page 32t. Leaders: Jean Seiler 299; Paula McGray 160b; John Daniel delRe 101t; George Seiler 168; John delRe 144; John Daniel delRe, Leyland delRe, and Gilead Henkin 388; Kelly House 12 (KsH), 10 (KsH); Cliff Rainey 107; Ernest Blake 163t; Peter Irvine 72b; Donna Abrahams 532; Leyland delRe 430; Gina Balestracci 13 (KsH); Ron Bornick 454; Joanne DeVoe 31t; Eric Tweedy 178; Regina Bayer 378b; Gerry Hoffman 313b; Roland Hutchinson 1 (KsH), 20 (KsH); Diane Mennella 492.


The class was brought to order by Tim Eriksen leading song on page 33b. Leaders: Juanita Heyerman 24b; Duran Perkins 254; Loraine Bayer 503; Michael Kaye 569b; Ginny Landgraf 315; Marian McKenzie 26 (KsH), 2t (KsH); Duncan Vinson 380; Patricia Temple 566; Mary Ann Daly 108b; Blake Morris 297; Elise Meyer-Bothling 34b; Diane Mennella 32 (KsH), 23 (KsH).


Chairman Doron Henkin brought the class to order leading song on page 37b. Leaders: Rosemary Greenaway 45t; Hal Kunkel 447; Mary Wright 180; Laura Densmore 528; Robert H. Todd 155; Ruth Shaffer 27b (KsH), 2b; Molly Sayvetz 66; Susan Munch 106; George Seiler and Gabriel Kastelle 347 (by request).

Doron Henkin led song on page 192 as the closing song. Chaplain Ginny Landgraf dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, January 31

The singing was called to order at 12:30 p.m. by Chairman Doron Henkin leading song on page 31b. Chaplain Ginny Landgraf offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Guy Bankes 556; Paula McGray 77b; Mary Wright 95b; Katharine Manning 369; Elise Meyer-Bothling 63; Blake Morris 67; Mary Ann Daly 288; Patricia Temple 475; Duncan Vinson 312b; Ginny Landgraf 547; Cathy Tucker 144; Ted Stokes 30b (KsH); Michael Kaye 254; Juanita Heyerman 287; Gerry Hoffman 440; Barbara Swetman 306; Blake Morris 7 (KsH), 18 (KsH).


Chairman Doron Henkin brought the class to order leading song on page 65. Leaders: Tom Tucker 324; Laura Densmore 542; Gabriel Kastelle 507; Susan Munch 39t; Molly Sayvetz 501; Robert Todd 159; Hal Kunkel 4 (KsH), 16 (KsH); Doron Henkin 16 (KsH); Aaron Kahn 209; Ted Stokes 445; Guy Bankes 344; Paula McGray 203; Mary Wright 82t; Katharine Manning 304; Elise Meyer-Bothling 503b; Blake Morris 362; Patricia Temple 64; Gabriel Kastelle 25 (KsH), 14 (KsH); Duncan Vinson 314; Ginny Landgraf 372.


Donna Abrahams brought the class to order leading song on page 114. Leaders: Donna Abrahams 272; Cathy Tucker 146; Michael Kaye 147t; Doron Henkin 224; Mary Ann Daly 15 (KsH), 30t (KsH); Juanita Heyerman 504; Hal Kunkel 96; Gerry Hoffman 196; Ernest Blake 268; Tom Tucker 189; Barbara Swetman 84; Laura Densmore 236; Gabriel Kastelle 34t; Aaron Kahn 47b. Chairman Doron Henkin led song on page 62 as the closing song. Chaplain Ginny Landgraf dismissed the class with prayer.

The Keystone State singers thanks deeply all the singers and travellers and others who helped and supported in every way this first Keystone Singing Convention. We were delighted, gratified, and surprised by your numbers (130 registered, and more), your distance travelled (thirteen states represented), and your contributions and talents of every kind! Thank you for giving us a wonderful and satisfying singing!

Chairman—Doron Henkin; Secretary—Gabriel Kastelle.