Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Minutes of Past Meetings
Minutes, October 28, 1994
Kevin Musick (President) & Leeshaun Musick, Helen Bechdel, Sharon Allison, Jim & Gay
Dunne, Claudia Wilson (Arts Administrator), Dave Eggler (Secretary), Rob Gannon, Melady
Kehm (Vice-president), Romayne Naylor, Rob & True Fisher, Peter Schneeman, Paul DeCusati
Olsen, Molly Schwartz, Frank Dankanich, Dave & Sarah Trost, Joe Vasey,
Kevin Musick (President)
The home of Rob and True Fisher
Peter moved and Jim seconded a motion to accept the minutes as amended.
Report: Paul reported $305.96 in checking, $7,566.83 in savings,
and $3,609.10 in CD's, for a total of $11,481.89. A list of those who have paid
1994 dues was circulated. Peter moved and Melady seconded a motion that the
"dues year" be changed to a January to December basis (calendar
year). Passed by acclamation.
Christmas: Romayne reported that a new buggies/carriage ride vendor is
needed. Santa will appear on Dec. 10-11 and 17-18 in stores. Everyone is
encouraged to wear semi-Victorian clothing around town on appropriate
occasions. True reported that the Arts and Crafts Fair has 35 spaces and 43
requests, a most encouraging trend that allows her a good selection of
artists/crafters. At the meeting she completed the volunteer lists for coffee
people, set-up people, and table sitters. Melady solicited walking tour
tag-alongs as trainees for future years. Kevin reported a need for houses for
the Homes Tour.
Concerts: Jim ("I'm not on the Committee anymore") observed 45
people at the last concert, remarkable musical quality, and that Claudia's
publicity was great.
Melady reported that the previously-approved ad campaigns through the CDT and
the Asa Berlin radio show are on hold until January, at which time there will
be more library concerts and a new season for Gamble Mill Gallery. Peter moved
and Dave T. seconded that the previously-approved $300 grant be extended until
March. Passed. Dave T. noted that this was his first second in several
years, his position as President not allowing a first or a second. (That's why
his name is in BOLD in this report.)
Fair: Leeshaun reported that surveys collected from the spring Fair brought
in new ides and topics of interest. The date of the new fair is tentative, but
probably in late March.
Administrator: Claudia circulated the BHCA mailing list (700+ names) at the
meeting for corrections. A request was made for new names of interested people
and key local officials. She asked for guidance on how many names should be
added from the Gamble Mill mailing list. A fund-raising letter has been sent
out; the letter received loud praise, as well as the effort of Mary Vollero in
its design. Mary also has designed possible logos for BHCA, which were
circulated at the meeting for comment. Grants for Film Forum and the Arts
Administrator position have been put through. The current PA Arts Alliance
News points out new venues for publicity; the News was handed to the Publicity
Dave T. and Joe will get together and will network with the Senior
Institute at Bellefonte HS.
Gallery: The Committee has been Chair-less, but at the meeting Sarah
volunteered, after back-room politicking, to be Chair. She then announced that
the Committee had no report except that new artists are needed for 1995.
(arts + landscape = Artscape): Melady, with the Legislative Initiative Grant
(previous minutes) and under the aegis of BHCA, has appointed a formal
committee that will assist in locating historic buildings and other space for
new visual artists in Bellefonte. The Committee includes Melady (Chair), Rob
Gannon, Mary Vollero, Ed Olsen, Charlie Farrell, and Rob Fisher.
Good of the
Order: Sarah indicated that a Murder Mystery Night will be held as a
fund-raiser in Fall 1995. For the Bellefonte Bicentennial the JC's are
considering erecting a stone monument in honor of the Bellefonte governors. It
could possibly tie in with the previously-mentioned Talleyrand Park clock
proposed by Peter. A committee of Claudia and Kevin has identified a resource
person for the Children's Arts Program. Kevin indicated that a garden tour
will be planned for the Bellefonte Bicentennial; formal flower beds may be put
in at locations around town. He solicited volunteers. Jim informed the group
of an artists talk, with music, on Nov. 11 at Adam & Art. The next opening
there is Dec. 9.
Next Meeting: December 2 at the home of Dave and
Adjournment: Romayne moved, Dave T. seconded, no dissension.
David H. Eggler, Secretary