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Western New York State Regional Singing

Rochester Area Mennonite Fellowship, Rochester, New York

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A Western New York State Regional Singing was held on Saturday, April 25, 2009, in the Rochester Area Mennonite Fellowship Hall, 111 (t? b?) Hillside Avenue, Rochester, New York. Thom Metzger opened the singing at 10:00 a.m. by leading 34b. Eileen Metzger offered an opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairpersons—Thom Metzger and Eileen Metzger; Secretaries—Sue Hengelsberg and Helen Haller.

Leaders: Chris Haller 114; Sue Hengelsberg 163t; Gerry Hoffman 82t; Melody Johnson 335; Steven Jens 37b; Katie White 40; Bob Wheeler 171; Lucy Roberts 200; Dennis Leipold 203; Denise Morris 48t; Chuck Crawford 163b; Thom Metzger 423; Barbara Swetman 475; Nicoletta Rogers 510; Pleasance Crawford 187; Eileen Metzger 522; Steve Rogers 49t; Anne Weaver 277; Scott Luscombe 430; Lucy Roberts 485, 330t; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 76t, 541; Chris Haller 455, 122.

RECESS

Scott Luscombe called the class back together leading 46. Leaders: Sue Hengelsberg 504, 294; Gerry Hoffman 218, 448t; Melody Johnson 333, 315; Steven Jens 107, 86; Katie White 155, 344; Bob Wheeler 276, 228; Dennis Leipold 209, 224; Denise Morris 184, 196; Chuck Crawford 378t, 300; Thom Metzger 416, 198; Barbara Swetman 127, 168; Nicoletta Rogers 460, 503; Pleasance Crawford 446, 77b; Eileen Metzger 101b, 101t; Steve Rogers 472, 270. Eileen Metzger offered a prayer before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order for the afternoon session by Dennis Leipold leading 145b. Leaders: Scott Luscombe 506, and his own composition “McQuay”; Chris Haller 267, 56b; Lucy Roberts 254, 47t; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 349, 286; Sue Hengelsberg 496, 162; Gerry Hoffman 236, 48b; Melody Johnson 340, 95; Thom Metzger 159.

RECESS

Leaders: Barbara Swetman 89; Cynthia Fuhrman 63; Katie Reemers 31t; Joel Franklin 457; Gillian Inksetter 151; Katie White 312b; Bob Wheeler 36b; Dennis Leipold 282; Denise Morris 524; Chuck Crawford 384; Nicoletta Rogers 76b; Thom Metzger 362; Barbara Swetman 178. Announcements were made.

Leaders: Pleasance Crawford 149; Steve Rogers 52t; Eileen Metzger 108b; Scott Luscombe 532; Lucy Roberts 113; Chris Haller 288; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 83 (t? b?); Gerry Hoffman 272. Thom Metzger led 347 as our farewell, and the class was dismissed.

Attendees included eight from Canada, three from Pennsylvania, and many from other parts of New York State.

Chairpersons—Thom Metzger and Eileen Metzger; Secretaries—Sue Hengelsberg and Helen Haller