Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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Minutes for Friday, April 20, 2001
At the home of Helen Bechdel

 

Attending: Helen Bechdel, Gay Dunne, Jim Dunne, Dave Eggler (Treasurer), Bob Fenichel, True Fisher, Colina Jordan, Romayne Naylor (President), Sam Totor (Arts Administrator), Mark Van Horn

 

Call to order: The meeting was called to order at 8:15 p.m.

 

Review of minutes: Correction of minutes were as follows:

        Committee reports - Gallery at the Gamble Mill

"Art of the Bellefonte Schools was changed to "Art of the Bellefonte Schools"

ē†††† Art Alliance website was changed from artalliancepa.com to artalliancepa.org. †Bob moved to approve the corrections and the report. True seconded; motion carried.

 

Treasurer's report: Dave presented a financial report comparing income and expenses for the fiscal years 7/1/96-6/30/97; 97/98; 98/99; 99/00; and 7/1/00-4/20/01.

Analysis: Income and expenses have both decreased over the past five years due to fewer activities.

†††† Dave is considering moving some of our funds to our money market account. Dave also reviewed each year of Summer Sounds on his laptop computer. Bob suggested that each committee look at the budget to see what the trends are and consider long-range projections. Contact Dave if interested in obtaining data. Colina moved to approve the report. True seconded; motion carried.

 

Arts Administrator's report: Mail was distributed. Sam received a request from Hillary Clancy on behalf of Centre Playhouse to meet with BHCA at the May meeting to introduce Centre Playhouse and discuss the organization's activities. David Harry will be representing Centre Playhouse. It was decided to schedule the presentation at the beginning of the meeting. Mr. Harry would be allowed 15-20 minutes for his presentation. Sam will contact Mr. Harry with this information.

 

Committee reports:

 

Gallery at the Gamble Mill: Sam reported that Susan Nicholas Gephart was organizing a meeting. Susan did not have a set meeting date/time/place. Contact Sam if anyone is interested. He will pass this information to Susan.

 

Old House Fair: No report.

 

Summer Sounds: Colina had a meeting with Ken Hall, Boalsburg poster person. Colina received a cost estimate of approximately $2,000. It was decided that a poster could not be made for this season due to time constraints. Colina discussed the possibility of a poster contest with a jury deciding the winner. The posters would be displayed on window fronts of businesses along High St. The winner would have their poster printed. Colina noted that she would need to know how much could be spent on such a future project.

 

Film Forum: Bob reported that the committee was trying to decide on a theme for the forum.

Library Concerts: Jim reported that Ceiltach Clasaiceach (Gaelic Classic) is performing on Sunday, April 22.

 

Victorian Christmas: The YMCA is secure for the Arts & Crafts show with the back of the Bakery as a possibility.

 

Local Government Grant: PR announcing the Local Government Grant has been completed. Deadline to apply is May 7.

 

Old Business: Corporate Sponsors Committee met to discuss the design of the brochure. Sam is working on the verbiage.

 

New Business Announcements:

        Art Alliance Studio Tour is scheduled for April 28th & 29t''. Some of the artists are from Bellefonte.

        Nittany Valley Symphony is performing on April 21st.

        State College Choral Society is performing on April 29th

Sam was given names to add to the mailing list.

 

Next meeting: The next meeting will be held on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Jim and Gay Dunne, 222 N. Allegheny St.

 

Adjournment: Bob moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:55 p.m. Jim seconded; motion carried.

BHCA Financial Report

April 20, 2001

 

 

7/1/96-6/30/97

7/1/97-6/30/98

7/1/98-6/30/99

7/1/99-6/30/00

7/1/00-4/20/01

INCOME

 

 

 

 

 

  Interest

591

833

815

1,140

301

  Artscape

0

150

0

n.a.

n.a.

  Other Administration

1,670

2,180

2,294

3,027

2,987

  Film Forum

1,558

1,551

1,711

1,214

0

  General fundraising

2,750

175

3,823

3,295

2,730

  Gallery at Gamble Mill

1,344

1,933

870

1,508

888

  Garden Club

140

779

1,289

873

577

  LGG Administration

n.a.

n.a.

0

0

0

  Old House Fair

50

1,562

0

0

0

  Summer Sounds

3,075

1,079

1,704

2,323

1,187

  Talleyrand Park

0

2,975

25

100

575

  Victorian Christmas

3,750

5,282

4,403

5,332

4,689

  Other projects

137

824

48

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  TOTAL

15,065

19,324

16,981

18,820

13,970

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

  Administration

2,506

3,340

4,125

4,651

4,673

  Artscape

720

357

157

n.a.

n.a.

  Film Forum

3,856

1,152

1,096

1,602

0

  General fundraising

769

492

548

103

165

  Gallery at Gamble Mill

2,590

2,408

2,952

2,603

1,990

  Garden Club

70

550

552

338

56

  LGG Administration

n.a.

n.a.

772

1,603

896

  Old House Fair

0

1,268

0

0

0

  Summer Sounds

1,417

1,460

1,889

1,757

755

  Talleyrand Park

0

2,080

0

89

0

  Victorian Christmas

2,220

3,141

2,663

3,055

2,755

  Other projects

145

727

262

101

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  TOTAL

14,294

16,975

15,015

15,900

11,311

                                                           

ASSETS 4/20/01                                            

   Checking                                 3,752              

   General savings                        2,189                 

   Talleyrand Park savings           2,187            

   Garden Club savings                2,227

   D.Gannon savings                       325

   MM Fund                               6,088            

   CDís                                     12,000                  

   TOTAL                                 28,777            

                                                         

Submitted: David H. Eggler, Treas.