Ohio State Convention

Golden Gate Park, Brookville, Ohio
February 16-17, 2008

Saturday, February 16

The 16th annual Ohio State Convention was called to order by Greg Howard leading 59. Elder Jim Herr offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: John Bayer 290; Jim Herr 440; Rich Overturf 312b; Eloise Clark 192; John Bealle 271t; Justin Squizzero 270; Karen Bahler 40; Henry Schuman 426b; Steve Duff, Craig Wykoff, and Bonnie Wykoff 546; Joanna Lampert 500; Brad Bahler 29t; Jillian Inksetter 472; Hans Bayer 504; Liz Meitzler 142; Eddie Mash 428; Judy Crawford 114.

RECESS

Henry Schuman called the class back leading 32t. Leaders: Linda Coppock 480; Vic Whisman 84; Claire Outten 202; Darrell Swarens 198; Sue Duff 276; Wayne Dell 277; Ginny Landgraf 367; Dave Barford 479; Carol Moseley 485; John Bahler 39t; Tracey Craig 373; Jim Coppock 217; Karen Carrelli 81t; Brad Oglesby 39b; Karen Isbell 270; Nate Zweig 497; Marcille Welcome 27.

RECESS

John Bayer called the class to order leading 146. Leaders: Jo Schultz 569b; Michael Darby 38t; Lois Hurt 358; Tim Binkley 85; Ann Holzer 455; Jubal Bayer 335; Melissa Mease 47b; Joe Todd 375; Greg Creech 86; Katie Duff 155; Bob Meek 376; Stephanie Fida 58; David Casenhiser 384.

LUNCH

Regina Bayer brought the class to order leading 338. Leaders: Becky Browne 362; David Rust 95; Vic Whisman 106; Pleasance Crawford 564; Jeff Breting 163t; Beth Todd 436; Michael Domino 172; Susan Zurcher 143; Roger Crabtree 448t; Virginia Cameron 145t; Gary Gronau 110; Carol Medlicott 207; Chuck Crawford 72b; Leslie Scott 481; Clem Flory 159; Kay Huener 350.

RECESS

Steve Duff called the class to order leading 35. Leaders: Randy Webber “Stamper Creek”; Loraine Bayer 348b; Tom Malone, Joanna Lampert, and Justin Squizzero 524 (by request); Regina Bayer and Marlan Frick 101t; Ted Mercer 345b; Sylvia Thomas 344; Michael Heiber 288; Laura Russell 318; Tom Malone 560; Shawn Fenton 297; Joel Henry Mansfield 218; Harold Flory 49b; Michelle Cull 236; Henry Schuman 498 (for the Creel Family).

Chairman Greg Howard led 547 as the closing song. Elder Jim Herr dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, February 17

The Sunday session was called to order by Greg Howard leading 354t. Elder Jim Herr offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: John Bayer 206; Jim Herr 182; Gillian Inksetter 66; David Rust 183; Pleasance Crawford 33t; Steve Duff 178; Randy Webber 107; Clara Herr 209; Gary Gronau 283; Bob Meek 361; Claire Outten 315.

RECESS

David Rust brought the class to order leading 40. Leaders: Roger Crabtree 285t; Kay Huener 543; Ted Mercer 36t; Liz Meitzler 312b; Chuck Crawford 65; Carol Moseley 473; Eddie Mash 470; Wayne Dell 282; Idy Kiser 47t; Joe Todd 229; Jo Schultz 532; Greg Creech 74b.

RECESS

Henry Schuman brought the class to order leading 388. Leaders: Daniel Coppock 304; Beth Todd 89; Shawn Fenton 432; Becky Brown 36b; John Bealle 522; Bobette Olson 102; Stephen Rogers 34b; David Casenhiser 268; Marcille Welcome 45t; Jubal Bayer 168.

Eddie Mash and Darrell Swarens conducted the memorial lesson. Darrell Swarens spoke for the sick and shut-ins as follows: Peter Revill, Kedar Hollingsworth, Adrian Eldridge, James Eldridge, E.A. Couch, Pauline Childers, Dave Ressler, Ally Carpenter, and Alice Casenhiser. He led 77t in their honor.

Eddie Mash spoke for the deceased and led 163b in their honor. The names of the deceased are as follows: LaRue Allen, Flarce Creel, Edith Tate, Amanda Denson—Alabama; Felton Denny, Homer Benefield, Loy Garrison, Reba Stanford—Georgia; John Coyne, Helene Yeames—Massachusetts; Mirjana Lausevic—Minnesota; John Shaw—North Carolina; Brian Bartelt, Blair Casenhiser, Julie Essman, Milt Lord, Bob Sillery—Ohio; J.A.Cornelius, Jr. and Anna Worley—Tennessee; Joe Leblanc—Ontario.

Leaders: Eric Conrad.

LUNCH

Eloise Clark brought the afternoon session to order leading 84. Leaders: Michelle Cull and Linda Bayshore 198; Darrell Swarens 503 (for the Eldridge family); Katie Duff 354b; Michael Darby 73b; Loraine Bayer and Junell Lynch 277; Vic Whisman 515, 551; Lois Hurt 186; Tom Kochan 496; Karen Isbell 137; Jeff Breting 163t; Linda Coppock 501; Laura Russell 485; Carol Medlicott 442; Susan Zurcher 323b; Hans Bayer 196; Janet Conrad 523; Sue Duff 276; Jim Coppock 71; Regina Bayer 399 (t? b?); Anna Marie Bullock 181; Gillian Inksetter and Henry Schuman 112.

Following announcements, Greg Howard led 347 as the closing song. Elder Jim Herr dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Greg Howard; Secretary—Henry Schuman