2012 Minutes

Palo Alto All-Day Singing
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California
August 25, 2012

[As submitted to the Minutes Book.]

The first annual Palo Alto All-Day Singing was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California, on the fourth Saturday in August. The class was called to order by Carolyn Deacy leading 32t. Will Fitzgerald offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Betty Marvin 34b; Terry Moore 191; Aris Rivera with Linda Selph 288; Lindy Groening 123; Joseph Mathas 59; Susan Fetcho 126; Phil Jensen 192; Erica Martinez 73t; Daniel Wilkerson 50t; David Hawes 66. A business meeting was held and the following officers were elected: Chair—Dan Harper; Vice-Chair—Terry Moore; Secretary—Betty Marvin.

Leaders: Rebecca Edwards 208; Alexander Cotton 228; Jennie Brown 276; David Fetcho 330t; Inder Khalsa 29t; Will Fitzgerald in honor of his father 39t; Marsha Genensky 33b; Greg Freemon 67; Linda Selph 217.


The class was called back by Laura Boyd Russell leading 82t. Leaders: Julian Damashek 144, 432; Linda Domholt 348t, 287; Rick Russell 297, 201; Will Fitzgerald 48t (for the offering); Clarissa Fetrow 77t, 380; Dan Harper 268, 236; Katie Mahoney 378b, 460; Hal Eisen 318, 49t.


The class was called back by Betty Marvin leading 63. Leaders: David Fetcho 148, 296; Jeff Begley 440, 505; Janet Herman 270, 312b; Laura Boyd Russell 102, 89; Greg Freemon 542, 285t; Rebecca Edwards 326, 531. Will Fitzgerald offered the prayer for the noon meal.


The class was called back by Phil Jensen leading 569b. Leaders: Dan Harper and Don Brenneis, “Friendship” (William Walker, Southern and Western Pocket Harmonist); Marsha Genensky 178, 114; Jeff Begley 65, 522; Jennie Brown 433, 439; Rick Russell 412, 183; Katie Mahoney 456, 213t; Chris Thorman 212, 495; Laura Boyd Russell 385t, 384; Julian Damashek 348b, 218; Clarissa Fetrow 480, 163t.


The class was called back by Erica Martinez leading 30t. Leaders: Linda Selph 179, 112; Peter Ross 163b, 99; Betty Marvin 120, 202; Will Fitzgerald 42, 320; Inder Khalsa 272, 131t; Terry Moore 358, 430.


The class was called back by Chris Thorman leading 37b. He told of the long history of Sacred Harp in Palo Alto and acknowledged original Palo Alto singers. Leaders: Susan Fetcho 369, 371; David Hawes 209, 260; Terry Barber 308, 376; Carolyn Deacy 368, 421; Joseph Mathas 335, 159; Erica Martinez 448t, 189; Lindy Groening 38t, 451; Chris Thorman 184, 269.

A business meeting was held. Treasurer reported that expenses were met. Secretary reported. At least 61 singers attended from California, Colorado, Michigan, Washington, and Texas, and 99 songs were sung with 34 leaders. The Resolutions Committee, Laura Boyd Russell and Peter Ross, thanked all who made the singing possible: the officers; chaplain, Will Fitzgerald; arranging, Hal Eisen and Clarissa Fetrow; treasurer, Terry Barber. Announcements of singings were made. Dan Harper led 347 as the closing song. Will Fitzgerald offered the closing prayer.

Chair—Dan Harper; Vice Chair—Terry Moore; Secretary—Betty Marvin.

Link to the minutes in the 2012 Minutes Book.

Publicity information for the 2012 Palo Alto All-Day Singing is archived below.


Saturday, August 25, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Check in on the Facebook page.

Free and Open to the Public

Location: in the Fireside Room, Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94306. (See map below.)

Directions: Highway 101 to exit 400C San Antonio Rd. headed south. Take first right onto Charleston Rd. Go 0.6 miles and the church will be on the right, just after the intersection with Middlefield Rd.

7:15 — Friday night social: Meet at the Unitarian Universalist Church. We’ll park there and walk across the street to Green Elephant for Chinese food ($10-15), then to Rick’s Rather Rich Ice Cream for dessert.
12:00-1:00—Dinner on the grounds

5:00-7:00 — Saturday night social
The social will be at the home of a local singer who lives near University Ave. in Palo Alto. Directions will be available at the singing. For bicyclists: It’s 4 miles from singing on bike-friendly roads, a few blocks from Palo Alto Caltrain station. After the social, you can walk to restaurants, ice cream parlors, the Stanford Theatre (nonprofit theatre showing classic films), etc. There will be an arts fair on University Ave., too!
2:00-5:00 p.m. — Fourth Sunday Palo Alto singing, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, in Room 1. Singing starts promptly at 2, there will be time for socializing and potluck snacks later on. There will be root beer floats, and whatever goodies you bring.
7:30-9:30 — Weekly Berkeley singing, All Saints Chapel, 2451 Ridge Rd., Berkeley.

For more information, contact Dan Harper danharper at uucpa dot org, phone 650-494-0541×28.


What to bring for dinner-on-the-grounds, what to wear, and more at the All-day Singing FAQ.

Click here for the flyer. The flyer has a map.

Who’s doing what:
Dan Harper, chair
Terry Moore, vice-chair
Terry Barber, treasurer
Betty Marvin, secretary
(Mind you, we have to officially vote the above folks in at the singing, because that’s the tradition.)
Will Fitzgerald, chaplain
Hal Eisen, arranging
See the Facebook page for a partial list of who’s planning to come.


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