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Vermont State Singing

Williamsville Hall, Williamsville, Vermont

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Matthew Wojcik called the class to order leading 82 (t? b?). Nancy Kilgore gave the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed: Chair—Matthew Wojcik; Vice Chair—Laura Timmerman; Secretary—Rosie Wojcik.

Leaders: Rosie Wojcik 30t; Bill Holt 34b; John Holbrook 37b; Victoria

Bolles 84; Rick Johnston 61; Joanna Lampert 547; George Seiler 168; Elka Schuman 497; Terry Ryan 26 (NH); Bob Parr 200; Ed Smith 442; George Pomfret 114; Aldo Ceresa 62 (NH); Anne Kazlauskas 52t; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 77t; Mary Huessy and Bill Holt 178.


The class resumed singing with Dan Hertzler leading 39t. Leaders: Eliza Cavanaugh 198; Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner 38t; Anne Johnston 294; Ian Smiley 170 (NH); Alice Kast 171; Matthew Wojcik 312b; Bruce Randall 228; Effie Cummings 209; L.H. Spencer 254; Greg Mulkern 203; Susan Jaster 485; Tom Mousin 344; Jim Armstrong 452.


George Seiler brought the class back to order leading 69b. Leaders: Janet Snyder 50t; Corlan Johnson 86; Laura Timmerman 38 (NH); Paul Setford 166 (NH).

Tony Barrand conducted the memorial lesson leading 288 for the deceased: Donnie McGraw—Georgia; Mark Seiler—Maine; Faye Kaynor, Gene Reid, and Lucille Wiley—Massachusetts; Susan Harp and Jacek Nowicki—New Hampshire; Mary Cutler, Patrick Giles, Nancy Levy, and Marian Ryan—New York; Larry Moody—South Carolina; Rich Bartlett, Bill Cleland, Kimberly Kranz, Calista Kristensen, Roger Whitcomb, and Laurette Elizabeth Wojcik—Vermont.

The following sick and shut-ins were remembered: Wendy Karlsberg-Meltzer and Edmund Wojcik—Connecticut; Janet Fraembs and Mario Reda—Illinois; Amanda Konowitz—Massachusetts; Minja Lausevic—Minnesota; Elsa Eriksen and Alan Karlsberg—New Hampshire; Everett Slivia—New York; Cate Kelley’s mother, Vera LaDeau, and Susan Smiley—Vermont; Maria Zimmerman. The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Bill Holt 59; Eric Fellinger 107; Elka Schumann 137; Terry Ryan 40; Joanna Lampert 76b; Ed Smith 445. Effie Cummings offered prayer for the noon meal.


George Pomfret led 496 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Ian Smiley 482; Rick Johnston 177; Zoe Christiansen 216 (NH); Matthew Wojcik 132 (NH); Laura Timmerman 396; Aldo Ceresa 245; Victoria Bolles 365; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 182; Eliza Cavanaugh 274t; Bob Parr 16 (NH); Alice Kast 319; John Holbrook 480; Christopher Wesolowski 143.


The class resumed singing with Ian Smiley leading 155. Leaders: Brendan Taaffe “Allegheny”; Anne Johnston 146 (NH); Bruce Randall 297; Ruth (Quebec) 284; Greg Mulkern 204; Anne Kazlauskas 110; Jim Armstrong 569b; Diedre Counter 306; Kate Richardson 384; Janet Snyder 567; Effie Cummings 146.

A business meeting was held to hear reports from various committees. The Finance Committee reported that expenses had been met.

The Resolutions Committee thanked all those who made this day’s singing possible.

Announcements of upcoming singings were made.


Dan Hertzler led 31t to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Linda Shea 300; Eric Fellinger 282; Rosie Wojcik 460; L.H. Spencer 64 (NH); Paul Setford 273; George Seiler 183; Eliza Cavanaugh 72b; Laura Timmerman 267; Matthew Wojcik 154 (NH).

The officers led 62 as the closing song while the class took the parting hand. Dan Hertzler offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chair—Matthew Wojcik; Vice Chair—Laura Timmerman; Secretary—Rosie Wojcik

Note: The next Vermont State Convention will be held at the UU Church in Rutland, Vermont, on March 24, 2007.