Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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Meeting of November 12, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
Home of Leeshaun & Kevin Musick
518 E. Curtin St., Bellefonte

 

Meeting was called to order at 8 p.m. by Romayne Naylor, President.

Present: Romayne Naylor, Kevin Musick, Leeshaun Musick, Jim Dunne, Gay Dunne, Sharon McCarthy, John McCarthy, Rob Fisher, True Fisher, Mark Van Horn, Colina Jordan, Ralph Seeley, Kitty Wunderly (Arts Administrator).

 

1. Review of Minutes, meeting of September 24, 2004.

Jim moved to accept the minutes as written; seconded by Leeshaun; unanimously approved.

 

2. Treasurer's report (end of webpage)

Dave Eggler was not present, but had submitted a report. Not yet included on the report is a deposit of $3,725, being application fees from Victorian Christmas Arts & Crafts Show vendors. Sharon moved to accept the treasurer's report; seconded by Jim; unanimously approved.

 

3. Arts Administrator's report.

Kitty suggested that the annual fall fund-raising letter (copies of which were passed around) to be mailed soon should include in the BHCA return address line one of the USPS standard wordings that will get "bad addresses" returned, so the mailing list can be cleaned up. "Return Service Requested" is the least expensive method; the mailpiece will be returned with an indication of why the address is wrong, usually with a correct one if known, for 37 cents per piece. It was agreed by consensus that this should be done.

 

4. Committee Reports:

a. Gallery at the Gamble Mill: Jim reported that the committee had met the previous evening, and that four shows are planned to cover January 2005-January 2006. Jim also mentioned that the committee will be working with the American Philatelic Society on art installations at the match factory.

b. Old House Fair: no report

c. Summer Sounds: no report

d. Film Forum: Rob gave a "secondhand" report, not on the Film Forum but a related film topic: the first Big Spring Film Festival, organized by BHCA member Mary Vollero, to be held on Sunday evening, December 5, at the Garman. Films and videos from all over the state and even farther away will be included. Jim and Gay mentioned a small-budget film event at the Fredonia Opera House that they had attended, and which might provide some leads for a future Film Forum.

e. Sunday Afternoon at the Library: The Celtic group Callanish will give the next concert, on November 14. The following concert will be February 13.

f. Victorian Christmas Arts & Crafts Show: True reported that acceptance letters have been sent to this year's crafters, and there will be some new participants this year with interesting offerings. Volunteers are needed to help with setup on Friday, December 10, from 6-8 p.m. and on Sunday after the show closes at 3:30 p.m.

 

5.† Old Business: no old business.

 

6. New Business:

The new weekly Bellefonte Gazette, a project by BHCA member Vana Dainty, was discussed. Kitty has queried Vana about publishing BHCA meeting and other information and was told that this is exactly the kind of thing the paper should include. Vana said that free publicity about events that are for profit must be accompanied by a paid ad. Kitty has requested ad rates for future reference.

†††† Romayne reported that she and Kitty had toured the properties for sale at 407-409 E. High St. known as the Ficarro Block. The properties comprise almost 3,500 square feet of space, including a large house with attached small building, formerly used as a shoe repair shop. Asking price is $95,000. The location is excellent, right across from the train station, if the buildings could be adapted for use as BHCA "headquarters," with art studio, exhibition, and meeting space. A project like this would require a great deal of planning, seeking creative financing, etc. Those present decided not to pursue this particular space.

 

Next meeting: Friday, January 21, 2005, 7:30 p.m., at the Fisher residence, 228 N. Allegheny St. Adjournment: True moved to adjourn the meeting at 9 p.m., seconded by Mark, unanimously agreed.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Kitty Wunder/y, Arts Administrator

BHCA Financial Report

November 12, 2004

 

 

7/1/01-6/30/02

7/1/02-6/30/03

7/1/03-6/30/04

7/1/04-

11/12/04

2004-2005

FY Budget

INCOME

 

 

 

 

 

  Interest

192

584

323

179

500

  Other Administration

2,341

3,094

2,992

0

2,685

  Film Forum

175

37

77

1,000

70

  General fundraising

2,765

2,085

4,163

300

2,400

  Gallery at Gamble Mill

2,436

1,713

2,040

160

2,000

  LGG Administration

0

0

0

0

0

  Gannon Jazz

0

0

2,022

3,756

5,000

  Summer Sounds

2,778

1,198

1,953

2,951

2,000

  Victorian Christmas

4,445

3,670

4,670

0

3,670

  Other projects

_65_

_40_

_30_

_0_

50

  TOTAL

15,197

12,421

18,269

8,346

18,375

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

  Administration

6,215

8,546

7,525

2,,773

7,085

  Film Forum

849

963

1,121

0

1,000

  General fundraising

128

237

420

16

255

  Gallery at Gamble Mill

3,193

2,139

1,720

546

2,275

  25th Anniversary

775

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

  LGG Administration

602

680

581

184

715

  Library Concerts

0

0

400

0

0

  Gannon Jazz

0

0

3,183

2,109

5,000

  Summer Sounds

2,315

1,978

2,146

751

1,955

  Victorian Christmas

2,649

2,280

2,768

286

2,320

  Other projects

_0_

_0_

_0_

_0_

120

  TOTAL

16,725

16,822

19,863

6,664

20,725

                                                           

ASSETS 11/12/04                                          

   Checking                                 1,346             General BHCA           14,861

   Savings                                       629             Gannon Fund                1,731

   MM Fund                               8,235            Talleyrand Park              1,618   

   CDís                                      8,000             TOTAL                       18,210

   TOTAL                                 18,210

                                                         

Submitted: David H. Eggler, Treas.     

 

Gannon Jazz series brought in $5,778 in grants and ticket sales, and spent $5,292.

Summer Sounds brought in $3,178 for the 2004 season, including $2000 from the Garver Fund, and spent $2,243.  Garver Fund also donated $1,000 for 2004-05 Film Forum