Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Minutes of Past Meetings

 

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Minutes, April 18, 1997

Mark Van Horn, Secretary

 

Present: Barbara and Dave Harry, Sue Jackson, Leeshaun and Kevin Musick, Romayne and Eric Naylor, Rod Bingaman (Arts Administrator), Melady Kehm (Vice-President), Rob Gannon, Bob Fenichel, Dave Eggler (Treasurer), Wilda and Doug Stanfield, Sarah and Dave Trost, Candy and Bob Dannaker, Gay and Jim Dunne, Joan Blasko, Mark Van Horn (Secretary).

 

Locale: The Back Stage Deli

 

Meeting called to order by Melady at 8:06 PM.

 

Minutes: There was a correction. Sarah said that the Courthouse is not available for the Old house Fair, and the location will be announced. Candy moved to accept the Minutes as corrected and Jim seconded. Minutes were accepted.

 

Treasurer's Report: Dave E. stated that the treasury had low activity for March, but $2,040 was received so far from the fund raising letter. He passed out a list of the donations made. Also, there was the recurrent reminder of annual BHCA dues being accepted. Dave added that the Gamble Mill Gallery income amount reflects $1,000 from PCA and $271 in commissions. Sarah moved and Bob F. seconded to accept the Treasurer's Report. The report was accepted.

 

Social Notes: Mark announced the birth of Evelyn Christine Van Horn and thanked BHCA for the flowers in the Bellefonte, PA mug.

 

Arts Administrator: Rod reported that a $1,500 grant was received. The 'conduit grant' was returned for a few revisions. Rod also request information on the lecture at the Big Spring Festival.

 

Film Forum: Rod mentioned that there is a date change with Lou Pepe's show from Memorial Day weekend to June 6. "Girls Like Us" is out because it will be shown on PBS on July 13.

 

library oncerts: Melady announced that the next concert is the last for the season.

 

Gamble Mill Gallery: Dave E. reminded us of the next show opening on May 3 with a reception on May 6. The show features framed ceramic tiles and "micro-quilts," so bring your magnifying glasses. Dave also asked for help with the hanging of the artwork.

 

Old House Fair: Sarah said the courthouse is not available because they are doing renovation. Romayne secured the Garman Opera House for the event. Leeshaun asked for some input on speakers and read the list of committee members. Romayne read a list of eight or nine potential topics.

 

Summer Sounds: Melady said the first concert will be on Father's Day, an the last is August 10. Tommy Wareham will play despite BHCA having to pay him $130.00.

 

Artscape: Melady stated that the Studio and Gallery Tour in July has made no progress, so it might not happen. Gay added that she can help by getting together a list of artists. A large discussion developed about a potential date, possibly concurrent with the Centre County Arts Festival.

 

Membership: Melady called for all slackers to pay their dues.

 

Big Spring Festival: Rob G. reported that HBI said "no" about sharing a table. He said that BHCA will share one with the Garden Club.

 

Garden Club: Candy mentioned the garden sculpture presentations which will be on May 18. Also, there is a plant sale on May 4 at the Centre Furnace Mansion. Kevin said there will be a garden tour on August 17 ("when annuals are at their best") and asked for names of people with nice gardens to possibly show.

 

Host's Corner: Dave H. gave a tour of the Garman Opera House. He said that there will be a preview of the theatre during the Arts & Crafts fair in August. The Centre Playhouse will do a Friday and Saturday matinee of "The Drunkard." "My Favorite Year" will officially open the theatre during the last week of August. There will be a 107th anniversary gala opening of the Garman Opera House on September 12&13 which will feature a Beethoven concert.

 

Other Notes: Sarah announced her new business, "The Enchanted Garden", and showed a brochure.

Romayne said that a Philatelic Society air mail collectors seminar is coming to Bellefonte.

Kevin described BHCA in 20 words or less for a brochure.

BHCA voted on changes to the Chamber of Commerce by-laws. The vote was "yes" to the changes.

Bob Fenichel mentioned that the Celtic Folk group, "Heartstrings," from Holidaysburg, will be playing in the area on August 3. Melady said "thanks" for the food bank donations.

 

Adjournment: Jim moved and Romayne seconded to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 9:25 PM.

 

BHCA Financial Report

March 31, 1997

 

 

3/1/97-3/31/97

7/1/96-3/31/97

Budget

INCOME

 

 

 

  Administration

59

336

3,400

  Artscape

0

0

850

  Film Forum

0

1,408

1,500

  General fundraising

25

125

1,600

  Gallery at Gamble Mill

1,271

1,295

2,200

  Garden Club

0

140

300

  Library Concerts

0

0

100

  Old House Fair

0

50

1,500

  Summer Sounds

0

1,971

1,600

  Talleyrand Park

0

0

0

  Victorian Christmas

0

3,750

3,000

  Other projects

_0_

_128_

100

  TOTAL

1,355

9,203

16,150

 

 

 

 

EXPENSES

 

 

 

  Administration

463

1,792

6,000

  Artscape

0

445

850

  Film Forum

0

1,846

1,500

  General fundraising

80

562

200

  Gallery at Gamble Mill

347

2,089

2,200

  Garden Club

0

70

300

  Library Concerts

0

41

100

  Old House Fair

0

0

1,500

  Summer Sounds

0

1,125

1,200

  Talleyrand Park

0

0

0

  Victorian Christmas

0

2,220

2,000

  Other projects

_0_

104

300

  TOTAL

890

10,293

16,150

                                                           

ASSETS 43/31/97                                                      

   Checking acct                             732                         Note that BHCA has switched from

   General savings                        4,205                         calendar year accounting to a fiscal

   MM Fund                               7,568                         year to simplify grant applications to

   Talleyrand Park savings              681                         PCA, which uses a fiscal year

   Garden Club savings       205                         system.          

   Artscape savings                         639

   CDís                                       2,989                         .1997 dues are now due.

   TOTAL                                 17,021                        

 

Submitted: David H. Eggler, Treas.