Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Minutes of Past Meetings
Minutes, March 17,
Mark Van Horn, Acting
Present: True and Rob Fisher, Helen Bechdel,
Gay and Jim Dunne, Sam Totor (Arts Administrator), Romayne Naylor (President),
Lisa Horlein, Joelynn Snyder Ott, Sharon McCarthy, Vera Guertler, Ziggy Coyle,
David Bauchspies, Mark Van Horn.
Locale: The Fisher residence
Meeting called to order by Romayne at 8:10 PM
Minutes: Mark distributed the minutes from the
January meeting. It was discovered that "said" and
"invested" were misspelled. True made and Helen seconded a motion to
accept the minutes as corrected. The motion passed.
Treasurer's Report: No report.
- Sam reported that he nominated BHCA for appearance in a
publication called Keystones of Accessibility. He also circulated
the mail and read announcements of some events.
- He reminded us that BHCA
is a member of the Bellefonte Intervalley Area Chamber of Commerce and
asked if anyone wanted to attend their meetings. True said that she thinks
Melady occasionally attends and will ask her.
- We received $500 of the $1000 requested from the Garver
Fund for1999 for Summer Sounds. The 2000 application will be sent soon.
Because the Garver award has been falling short, Sam thinks it will be a
good idea to aim at corporate sponsorship. This could be in the form of
actual cash or products. For Example, the company until recently known as
AquaPenn could provide bottled spring water at Summer Sounds. Everyone
thought that this was a good point. Romayne added that Cerro and local
financial groups would be other good companies to ask for sponsorship.
BHCA members will be asked to name any contacts they may know at the next
- Sam went to the Centre County Arts League meeting. They're
working on a logo and website. They are also accepting applications for an
art expo in September with booths and tables to rent. A table will be $20
and a 10'x 10' booth is $65 and both days must be staffed. They're looking
for a mix of 20 artists and organizations. Sam asked if we're interested.
Gay said it might need a committee and it was generally felt that we
didn't have enough material to make it feasible. Sam also had questions
about it because it's the first year and many aspects of it didn't seem
concrete yet. We agreed to leave this in Sam's hands for future discussion.
Sam added that the Centre County Arts League is looking for permanent
BHCA Gallery at the Gamble Mill:
True said that the current show is very nice. Rob said that
it's nice and diverse. Helen added that the opening reception was well attended.
Old House Fair: No report.
Summer Sounds: No report.
Film Forum: Helen reported that it was a
successful Film Forum with much enthusiastic interaction, but less attended.
She said that attendance was in the high twenties to thirty. In addition, she
credited Sam, Bob F., Jim, Paul P. and Colina for their help with the event.
Library Concerts: Helen said that the last
concert was wonderful.
Local Government Grant: Gay reported that all
of the paperwork has been completed.
Victorian Christmas: True distributed a report
from the last committee meeting and briefly went over the resolutions
pertaining to the letter sent to the committee by crafter Diane Zeidler. While
she read the handout, she asked for added input. Main changes included a time
change, better directions for shoppers to craft sites secondary to the YMCA and
possibly giving vendors tags for parking in a designated area.
Mailing List - Has everyone had an opportunity to review it
and have all copies been returned to Sam?
- This will be Mark's last meeting as Secretary. Colleen
Pike-Blair will be taking over. BHCA presented Mark with a thank you card
and lovely parting gift. Colleen will need the mailing list and e-mail
addresses for mailing of the meeting notices, which will include the
minutes and a tentative agenda.
- The Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair is asking for a
donation. We are not a funding organization and will disregard.
- We were asked to purchase the "Potter House"
square for $300 on Bellefonteopoly by the Bellefonte High School
Class of 2001 for their fundraiser. It was agreed not to.
- Next meeting April 14 at a location to be announced.
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 10:20