1st Georgia State Christian Harmony Convention
Sweetwater Chapel
Lawrenceville, Georgia

The inaugural session of the Georgia State Christian Harmony Convention was held December 4th and 5th, 2010 at Sweetwater Chapel in Lawrenceville, GA. The convention opened with John Hollingsworth leading p. 216. John Plunkett offered the opening prayer. The convention held a brief business session and elected John Hollingsworth as President, Michael Spencer as Vice-President, John Plunkett as Secretary to serve until the regular business session, which was held after the conclusion of the Saturday session. Eddie Mash and Shannon Primm agreed to serve as the arranging committee. All songs led from the 2010 Edition of The Christian Harmony.

Leaders: Michael Spencer - 166; John Plunkett - 304; Eddie Mash - 51; Shannon Primm - 133; Jane Spencer - 64; Gary Smith - 46t; Judy Mincey - 50; Tony Hammock - 67b; Alison Mitchell Zunklei - 135; Mary Baumeister - 424; Dan Huger - 419t; Ken Tate - 176; Nathan Rees - 231; Andy Morse - 355; Henry Johnson - 105t; Erica Hinton - 118 ; Jonathan Smith - 354; Jesse Perlman Karlsberg - 316; Danny Creel - 308; Richard DeLong -215.

BREAK

Leaders: Jane Spencer called the class back leading 26t. The composers of new songs led their compostions: Larry Beveridge - 543, CHASE HIGH ROAD; Hugh McGraw - 544, LIFE'S TROUBLES; Hugh McGraw also led 546t, THE HOLY SPIRIT, Raymond Hamrick's composition; John Plunkett - 546b, OAK GROVE; John Merritt - 547, HIGHER GROUND; Bill Hollingsworth - 548, MACEDONIA. Resuming the regular rotation of leaders: Matt Hinton - 171; Susan Posey - 105b; Leslie Booher - 188; Lauren Bock - 332; Sandra Wilkinson - 221t; Sarah Beasley - 117; Henry Guthery - 19. The class dismissed one hour for lunch, Henry Johnson offered the blessing of the meal.

LUNCH

The class was called back by John Hollingsworth leading 261b; Michael Walker - 258; Frank DeBolt - 89; Dave Richardson - 90; Martha Beverly - 43; Peter Golden - 264; Henry Schuman - 42; Bill Beverly - 248; Ann Strange - 428; Karen Clark - 189; Tina Becker - 507t; Ken George - 179; Edna Vickers - 214; Claudia Dean - 327; Molly Ellis - 457t; Darrell Swarens - 81t; Steve Walker - 342; John Hollingsworth - 131.

BREAK

Danny Creel -149; Larry Beveridge - 307; Bill Hollingsworth - 369; John Merritt - 111b; Bill and Martha Beverly - 322; Henry Schuman - 372; Darrell Swarens - 541b; Peter Golden - 281b; Michael Walker and Dave Richardson - 253; Ken Tate and Henry Guthery - 200; The singing concluded with singing -The Drone- (a tradition in the Mississippi Christian Harmony community). Eddie Mash offered the closing prayer.

The initial business session of the convention was held. A constitution was proposed and accepted by a vote of members present.

The topic of an alternate date was discussed. No conclusion was made, but the issue will continued to be explored. The business session was adjourned.

Sunday, December 5th, 2010
John Hollingsworth opened the session by leading 137. Shannon Primm offered the morning prayer. Leaders: Mike Spencer - 531; John Plunkett - 509b; Chris Wilhelm - 121t; Jane Spencer - 345; Jesse Perlman Karlsberg - 235; Judy Mincey -16; Gary Smith - 129; Leslie Booher - 436b; Henry Johnson - 216t; Tina Becker - 76b; Sarah Beasley - 238; Helen Bryson -131; Danny Creel - 170; Frank DeBolt - 239t; Nathan Rees - 4; Harry Eskew - 89; Claudia Dean - 148; Henry Guthery - 547; Andy Morse - 490; Richard DeLong - 1; Sandra Wilkinson - 178.

BREAK

John Hollingsworth called the class back, leading page 3. Peter Golden - 421b; Ann Strange -165; Tony Hammock - 143; Malinda Snow - 142; Linda Hellerich - 78; Steve Stone - 545; Bill Hollingsworth - 443; Shannon Primm - 154 (for Rob Kelley); Ken Tate - 54; Eddie Mash - 168.
The convention moved into a business session. The following officers were elected for the 2011 convention:
John Hollingsworth - President
Michael Spencer - VicePresident
John Plunkett - Secretary
Shannon Primm - Treasurer.

Leaders: Anna Hinton - 293; Michael Walker - 123; Martha Beverly - 82b. The class dismissed one hour for lunch. The blessing was offered by Matt Hinton.

LUNCH

John Hollingsworth called the class back leading 250; Darrell Swarens - 91; John Merritt - 204t, 41t; Henry Schuman - 172; Bill Beverly - 49; Erica Hinton - 70b; Molly Ellis - 167t; Matt Hinton - 346; Singers from Knoxville, TN - 47; Peter Golden - 62b; Michael Walker and Jane Spencer - 465t; Danny Creel - 326; David Yeager - 250b; Henry Guthery - 10; Sarah Beasley - 327; Henry Johnson - 25t; Gary Smith - 347; Ken Tate - 352.

The convention moved into a business session. The convention collected $548.00 for the two days. It was agreed that in addition to the rental fee, the convention would donate an additional $200.00 to Sweetwater Chapel. The location committee recommended that the 2011 be held at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church in Tallapoosa, GA. It will meet 1st Sunday and Saturday before of December 2011.

BREAK

John Hollingsworth - 82t; Frank DeBolt - 136; Darrell Swarens - 464; Claudia Dean - 282; Steve Smith - 128b; Leslie Booher - 87; Tina Becker - 339; Harry Eskew - 386; Chris Wilhelm, Jane Spencer and Ann Strange - 432b. After announcements, the convention closed with singing -The Drone-(p. 549b) Henry Johnson offered the closing prayer.


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