Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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Minutes for April 14, 2000

 

Present: Helen Bechdel, Jim Dunne, Dave Eggler (Treasurer), Bob Fenichel, Lisa Horlein, Susan Jackson (Vice-president), Colina Jordan, Romayne Naylor (President), Colleen Pike-Blair (Secretary), Sam Totor (Arts Administrator)

 

Call to order: Meeting called to order at 8:05 pm., Colleen and Sam introduced to Susan J.

 

Minutes: Minutes for 3-17-00 were distributed, reviewed and approved.

 

Treasurer's report: Dave distributed a copy of the latest financial report, noting that little income is projected for the remainder of the fiscal year, and that the funds won from the Garver Fund for last year's Summer Sounds were half what we got the previous year. The financial report was approved as submitted.

 

Arts Administrator's report:

a) Correspondence: Sam received and will review the Guide to Pennsylvania's Major Funders and Community Foundations.

b) Sam filed an application for $1000 from the Garver Fund for Summer Sounds.

c) Centre County Arts League will hold its annual meeting on 4-26 at 7:00 pm to discuss recent initiatives and to consider new additions to the board. Romayne will try to attend this meeting. CCAL is looking into acquiring office space in the Garman Opera House.† This engendered a discussion of the possible fate of the Garman. No action will be taken by the BHCA beyond a letter of support, requested by the CCAL, indicating to local representatives that we don't want another Laundromat.

d) PA Heritage Tourism Summit: a selection of roundtable workshops to be held in Monroeville on 5-03-00.

e) Local government grants: ads have gone out, flyers are in progress for those grants which BHCA administers.

 

Committee Reports:

a) Gamble Mill: new show coming up; cards announcing opening have gone out.

b) Old House Fair: no report

c) Summer Sounds: this season's concerts almost completely scheduled. Two bands are still being considered as possible replacements for Simple Gifts.

d) Film Forum: no report

e) Library Concerts: There was some discussion concerning location, because the last concert was overcrowded. Jim suggested that since overcrowding is rarely a problem, we should only need to provide a larger venue for specific performers.

†f) Victorian Christmas: no report

g) Local government grants: see above

 

Old Business:

a) No new info on the CCAL art expo scheduled for September 2000.

b) Corporate sponsors meeting: Sam, True and Romayne met to comb through the membership list for the Chamber of Commerce in order to find potential corporate sponsors for specific funding objectives. Romayne and Sam explained that our attempt to gain sponsorship from local institutions is required by the PA Council on the Arts. Romayne gave some examples of matching local corporations with specific needs or projects of the BHCA, and added that this effort would be enhanced by a general fundraising appeal to other local businesses or individuals who are members of the Chamber of Commerce. A package to be presented to corporate targets (in a personal interview and not simply through the mail) would include the following: a BHCA brochure (still to be written); sample advertisements listing sponsors of previous BHCA events; a sampling of the mailed announcement cards for programs put on by the BHCA. There is no timetable in place yet regarding achievement of these goals. Romayne read a list of potential sponsors to see if there were any obvious connections between BHCA members and the local businesses being targeted.

 

New Business: Bob wants to do an excessive culinary event to happen at Victorian Christmas, with corporate sponsorship. Since he said he would take care of it, Bob received a great deal of support for his idea.

†††† Jim promised to teach Sam all he knows about his computer program for advertising so that we don't have to purchase our own program to assist with this.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:45 pm

Next meeting: Friday, May 19 at the home of Colina Jordan

BHCA Financial Report

April 14, 2000

 

2/18/00-

4/14/00

7/1/99-

4/14/00

1999-2000

FY Budget

 

INCOME

 Interest

18

251

850

 

Other Administration

0

3,027

2,987

 

Film Forum

68

1,204

175

 

General fundraising

190

3,295

3,000

 

Gallery at Gamble Mill

44

1,493

1,400

 

Garden Club

0

873

1,000

 

LGG Administration

0

0

0

 

Old House Fair

0

0

1,070

 

Summer Sounds

500

1,323

2,100

 

Talleyrand Park

100

100

1,000

 

Victorian Christmas

0

5,332

4,450

 

Other projects

0

0

190

 

TOTAL

920

16,853

17,222

 

 

EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

Administration

1,245

3,937

4,690

 

Film Forum

730

1,033

2,300

 

General fundraising

0

103

455

 

Gallery at Gamble Mill

273

1,597

2,535

 

Garden Club

30

338

1,000

 

LGG Administration

2

972

1,040

 

Old House Fair

0

0

1,070

 

Summer Sounds

0

796

2,060

 

Talleyrand Park

0

0

1,000

 

Victorian Christmas

0

3,055

2,685

 

Other projects

0

101

390

 

TOTAL

2,280

11,930

19,225

 

ASSETS 4/14/00

 

Notes:

Checking

22

1. Little income projected for rest FY; mostly

General Savings

6,964

expenses

MM Fund

5,727

2. Still need bill from union for SS concerts.

Talleyrand Park savings

1,701

3.  $500 received from Garver Fund for SS

Garden Club savings

1,706

1999.

  CDís

12,000

 

TOTAL

28,120

 

             

 

Submitted: David H. Eggler, Treasurer