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Minnesota Midwinter Cooper Book Singing

University Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The 18th annual Minnesota Midwinter Cooper Book Singing was called to order by Steven T. Schmidgall and Janell Draper leading 210. The opening prayer was offered by Jeff Bell.

Leaders: Tamara Harris 60; Paul Wyatt 511t; Gordon Olsen 47b; Stacey Berkheimer 30t; Paul Landskroener 155; Mara McPartland 270; AnnaLeigh Smith 330t; Bill Beverly 501; Barb Patterson 591; Megan Holm 38t; Jim Helke 411; Christine Stevens 424 (for Pastor Doug Donley); Anna Pfau and students from the University of St. Thomas 505; Cathy Lutz and students from the University of St. Thomas 99; Jim Goetz 484; Kat Kohorst 393; Angie Payne 293b.

RECESS

Alec Jenkins-White called the class back together by leading 276. Leaders: Myles Alexander 77t; Maryann Corbett 150; Midge Olsen 478; Michael Moore 364 (in memory of Wade Uting); Jake Kiakahi 449; Kit Canright 159; Joel Setterholm 50t; Eleanor Haase 272; Dan Edwards 47t; Claudia Egelhoff 590; Pop Wagner 41 (in memory of Johnny Lee); Ben Fink 486; Carol Buche 587 (for Helen Buche and Cheryl Elsey); Cathy Lutz 559.

RECESS

Matt Wells brought the class to order leading 268t. Leaders: Kevin Bullock 151; Alec Jenkins-White 96; J.R. Hardman 55; Paul Wilson 314; Martha Beverly 140; Cathy Jordan 48t; Jim Pfau 269. Jeff Bell offered grace before dinner on the ground.

LUNCH

Janell Draper and Steven T. Schmidgall called the afternoon session to order by leading 515. Leaders: Steven Levine 580; Laura Densmore 98; Karen Edwards 148 (for Lauren Bock and Jesse P. Karlsberg); Joel Menk 482; Guy Bankes 552; Cecilia Kramer 480; Jeanette Nelson 229; Dick Patterson 594; Doron Henkin 522; Will Gilman 285t; Karen Clark 514; Ben Copenhaver 592; Erin Kelly 429; Elise delMas 464; Terry Hogg 95b; Martha Henderson 39; Denise Kania 488; Steve Luttinen 507b.

RECESS

Nathan Berry led 65 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Tamara Harris 442t; Debora Grosse 340; Matt Wells 287; Jake Kiakahi 414 (for Collette Miller); Joel Menk 166; Seth Wenger 49b; Steven Levine 273; Paul Wyatt 520; Ben Fink and Jeff Gotfredson 391; Jacob Carrigan 122; Midge Olsen 218; Anna Pfau and Bill Waddington 573; Charles Wells 38b; Steven T. Schmidgall 369.

Announcements were made. The Treasurer reported that expenses were met. The Secretaries reported that seventy-six lessons were led by sixty-four leaders from eight states.

Janell Draper and Steven T. Schmidgall led 87 as the closing song. Jeff Bell offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairpersons—Steven T. Schmidgall and Janell Draper; Secretaries—Joel Menk and Tivey