Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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Minutes for Friday, May 18, 2001
At the home of Jim and Gay Dunne

 

Attending: Gay Dunne, Jim Dunne, Dave Eggler (Treasurer), Rob Fisher, True Fisher, Rob Gannon, Paul McMillan, Romayne Naylor (President), Colleen Pike Blair (Secretary), Carolyn Shapiro, Sam Totor (Arts Administrator)

 

Guest: David Harry, artistic director, Centre Playhouse

 

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

 

Presentation: David Harry outlined the current status of Centre Playhouse. The company has a full season of musicals and straight drama planned through the spring of 2002 (including Children's Storybook Theatre productions). Now operating with the guidance of a full board of directors, Centre County Playhouse is undergoing a strategic planning and visioning process and is actively developing committees. New plans include working to develop community theatre across the county, establishing more venues and exploring ways to improve marketing for all productions. In addition, Centre County Playhouse is currently seeking rehearsal/storage space in Bellefonte (800-1200 square feet, to rent, preferably at ground level). Mr. Harry asked for the assistance of BHCA members in locating potential rehearsal spaces, as well as in providing basic support of our community theatre.

 

Secretary's report: The minutes from April's meeting were reviewed; Dave moved to approve them. Gay seconded; motion carried.

 

Treasurer's report: Dave presented a full financial report and predicted that on June 30, 2001, expenses will equal income (this is more hopeful than his earlier predictions). Gay moved to approve the report. Rob Gannon seconded; motion carried.

 

Arts Administrator's report: Monthly correspondence was distributed, including a brochure for the upcoming sculpture conference in Pittsburgh (June 6-10, www.apt2001.org). True spoke in commendation of Jean Gerber's efforts to shake up the Chamber of Commerce.

 

Standing Committee Reports

 

BHCA Gallery at the Gamble Mill: The 2001 grant proposal, prepared by Dave, was reviewed by Paul and forwarded to Sam for submittal.† The next show, "The Pennsylvania Centre for Landscape Painting: A Group Exhibit", will run from June 2"d until July 28th, with a reception scheduled for June 12t'. Paul suggested inviting Susan Nicholas Gephart to come to a regular meeting of BHCA, so that she can introduce the landscape painting group and describe what they are doing.

†††† The records of activities undertaken by BHCA Gallery at the Gamble Mill, meticulously maintained by Dave, were passed on to Paul. A full calendar of exhibits has been prepared; Paul will forward this information to Rob Gannon once all has been confirmed through artists' contracts. More volunteers are being sought for the hanging committee. Interested individuals should contact Paul. Paul introduced the idea of running exhibits that do not rely on charging commissions from artists. This will be explored further in committee.

 

Old House Fair: No report.

 

Summer Sounds: Sam reported that Danone has agreed to donate water again; Sam needs to know how much and when to arrange for pickup. The concert schedule is all confirmed, with the exception of one date. Sam submitted an application to the Garver Fund for financial support for these concerts.

 

Film Forum: Jim reported on behalf of Gay (on behalf of Helen) that themes are still being explored, as well as the availability of specific films. Plans are to schedule summer screenings at Adam & Art Gallery.

 

Library Concerts: Jim reported a successful season of concerts.

 

Victorian Christmas: True has secured the use of the YMCA; the Bellefonte Bakery annex might be available although this has not been confirmed.

 

Local Government Grants: This committee made recommendations to award grant monies (totaling $11,000). Gay reported that there were more applicants than in previous years and the amounts requested were greater. The following organizations were recommended as recipients of funding:

BHCA Gallery at the Gamble Mill

BHCA Library Concerts

Bellefonte YMCA plan for mosaic tile work produced by families

Mary Vollero exhibit at Adam & Art Gallery

Bellefonte Museum "There's No Place Like Home: An Introduction to Bellefonte Architecture" (current exhibit)

Mills Brothers exhibit

 

Old Business

Corporate Sponsors: Sam has developed some of the text for a new brochure; Paul will work on complimentary digital images.

 

New Business

Web page: Rob reported that Doug Stanfield, who has been supporting the financial burden of maintaining the domain name, wondered if BHCA would agree to subsume this cost. Rob will approach HBI about a proposed sharing of the web page expenses. Rob would also like to hand over the helm of web page design/management.

†††† Sam pointed out that this year is the 25th anniversary of the incorporation of BHCA, and that this would be something to highlight in the 2001 fundraising campaign.

 

Adjournment: Jim moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:45 p.m. True seconded; motion carried. The next meeting will be held on Friday, June 15th at 7:30 p.m., at the home of Paul McMillan and Carolyn Shapiro, 920 Halfinoon Road.

BHCA Financial Report

May 18, 2001

 

 

7/1/97-6/30/98

7/1/98-6/30/99

7/1/99-6/30/00

7/1/00-5/18/01

2000-2001

FY Budget

INCOME

 

 

 

 

 

  Interest

833

815

1,140

310

850

  Artscape

150

0

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

  Other Administration

2,180

2,294

3,027

2,987

2,987

  Film Forum

1,551

1,711

1,214

0

0

  General fundraising

175

3,823

3,295

2,730

3,000

  Gallery at Gamble Mill

1,933

870

1,508

888

1,400

  Garden Club

779

1,289

873

577

500

  LGG Administration

n.a.

0

0

0

0

  Old House Fair

1,562

0

0

0

0

  Summer Sounds

1,079

1,704

2,323

1,187

2,100

  Talleyrand Park

2,975

25

100

575

1,000

  Victorian Christmas

5,282

4,403

5,332

4,689

4,450

  Other projects

824

48

_9_

_37_

190

  TOTAL

19,324

16,981

18,820

13,979

16,477

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

  Administration

3,340

4,125

4,651

5,382

4,690

  Artscape

357

157

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

  Film Forum

1,152

1,096

1,602

0

2,300

  General fundraising

492

548

103

165

455

  Gallery at Gamble Mill

2,408

2,952

2,603

2,198

2,535

  Garden Club

550

552

338

83

500

  LGG Administration

n.a.

772

1,603

905

1,040

  Old House Fair

1,268

0

0

0

0

  Summer Sounds

1,460

1,889

1,757

755

2,060

  Talleyrand Park

2,080

0

89

0

1,000

  Victorian Christmas

3,141

2,663

3,055

2,711

2,685

  Other projects

727

262

101

_21_

390

  TOTAL

16,975

15,015

15,900

12,218

17,655

                                                           

ASSETS 5/18/01                                            

   Checking                                 2,844              

   General savings                        2,234                 

   Talleyrand Park savings           2,187            

   Garden Club savings                2,200

   D.Gannon savings                       325

   MM Fund                               6,088            

   CDís                                     12,000                  

   TOTAL                                 27,878            

                                                         

Submitted: David H. Eggler, Treas.