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Rhode Island All-Day Singing

Common Fence Point Community Hall, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Saturday, April 8, 2006

The annual Rhode Island All-Day Singing was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Chair Kelly House leading 34b. Tom Padwa offered the opening prayer.

Chair—Kelly House; Vice Chair—Lynne deBenedette; Secretaries—Liz Cantrell and Pat Falcon.

Leaders: Lynne deBenedette, Liz Cantrell, and Pat Falcon 82t; Tom Padwa 56b; Victoria Bolles 38t; Charles Cofone 35; Jenna Strizak 89; Anne Johnson 512; George Pomfret 155; Joanne Devoe 31t; Bradford West 111t; Kelsey Wessels 475; Joanna Lampert 126; Bill Dunn 37b; Lauralee Thompson 49b; Jennie Brown 101t; Aldo Ceresa 201; Bob Parr 297; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 107; Kelsey Sunderland 157; Richard Schmeidler 474; Greg Mulkern 350; Anne Kazlauskas 48b; Celia Devine 362; Kelly House 45t.

RECESS

Paula Picton called the class back to order leading 299. Leaders: George Pomfret 38b; Paul Gauthier 39t; Matthew Wojcik 224; Terry Ryan 312b; Charles Cofone 66; Lydia Vernon-Jones 168; Sally House 99; Bob Parr 528; Berk Meitzler 378t; Lynne deBenedette 162; Aldo Ceresa 214; Joanna Lampert 29t; Victoria Bolles 479; Kelsey Sunderland 277; Jim Desmond 448b; Paula Picton 300; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 442; Lauralee Thompson 569b; Kelsey Wessels 179; Anne Kazlauskas 280; Tom Padwa 515; Celia Devine 48t; Greg Mulkern 284. Charles Cofone offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Lynne deBenedette brought the afternoon session to order leading 76t. Leaders: Kelly House 542; Bradford West 426b; Dana Borrelli 384; Kshama Ananthapura 411; Jenna Strizak 564; Matthew Wojcik 436; Aldo Ceresa 215; Kelsey Wessels 440; Paul Gauthier 294; Paula Picton 573; Bob Parr 456; Jennie Brown 171; Jim Desmond 454; Bill Dunn 209; Kelsey Sunderland 448t; Richard Schmeidler 543; Celia Devine 326; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 142; Joanna Lampert 159; Sally House 146; Liz Cantrell 270; Tom Padwa 473.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Kelly House leading 47t. Leaders: Greg Mulkern 504; Victoria Bolles 391; Anne Johnson 285t; Charles Cofone 133; Dana Borrelli 335; Kshama Ananthapura 269; Terry Ryan 203; Anne Kazlauskas 466; Bradford West 556; Berk Meitzler 34t; Lauralee Thompson 178; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 455; Kelsey Wessels 145b; Paula Picton 352; Matthew Wojcik 182.

A business meeting was held for the purpose of hearing reports from committees. The Treasurer reported all expenses had been met.

The Secretary reported fifty-one people registered. Thirty-five leaders from six states led a total of eighty-eight songs.

Kelly House, Lynne deBenedette, Liz Cantrell, and Pat Falcon led 62 as the closing song. Victoria Bolles offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chair—Kelly House; Vice Chair—Lynne deBenedette; Secretaries—Liz Cantrell and Pat Falcon.