Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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Minutes Friday, January 14, 2011

 

Location:  Home of True Fisher, 228 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte

 

Attendance:  JoAnn Knupp (president), Dave Eggler (treasurer), Dick Knupp, True Fisher, Colina & Ralph Seeley, Gay & Jim Dunne, Lora Gauss, Keith Koch, Sally Houser, Romayne Naylor, Ziggy Coyle, David Bauchspies, Nancy & Carl Miller, Mary McMurtrie (Arts Adninistrator)

 

Minutes (11/12/10): Minutes approved (Gay, Lora).

 

Treasurerís Report (Eggler &  \below): Donations from the fund raising letter have generated more than $3000 to date.  The BHCA share of the profits from the Victorian Arts & Crafts Fair was $2673.44.  Both of these have increased from last yearís totals. The report was approved as presented (Gay, Carl).

 

Sunday Afternoons at the Library (SAL) (J. Dunne): The next concert:

 Easterly Chamber Players  - February 27, 2011

Diane Toulson, flute; Smith Toulson; clarinet,

Trina Gallup, bassoon; Ann Sullivan, harp

 

Gallery at the Gamble Mill (J. Dunne):

 

The next show will be installed January 15..  It is a single artist show featuring Willard Dominick, age 90, of Clearfield, a watercolor artist.  His collection of sketches of WWII done while he was in the infantry in the Pacific theater is in the War College, U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, PA.  The center has made the collection available to educators, authors and historians.  This show is a collection of his works from after the war to the present. 

                                                                         

Willard Dominick Retrospective

January 15 - April 15, 2011

Reception: March 29, 7-9 PM

 

Summer Sounds (JoAnn): The committee is still gathering applications before the first meeting in February.  We need to reapply to the Garver Fund.  Last year we did not get a grant.

 

Victorian Christmas:  There were many out of town visitors which Sally felt was in part due to the increase in brochure distribution to welcome & visitor centers along Route 80 and elsewhere.  Keith reviewed the statistics of the house tour.  There were more than 500 visitors to his house, one form outside the USA, 28 from outside of Pennsylvania and visitors from 90 different Pennsylvania communities.  Arts & Crafts Show - Sally & Romayne were pleased with the Bellefonte Middle School venue.  The artists were also pleased.  They hope to get enough additional artists next year to be able to use the gymnasium.

 

Fund Raiser: Antiques & collectible sale - March 17, 18, & 19 .  We are still looking for a suitable site.

 

 HBI - Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau (CPCVB) Advertising:  Keith reminded us that BHCA has $1500 as their share of the CPCVB grant to HBI to be spent by July 1.  It needs to be spent on promotions outside of the county.  A concert such as the Mills Brothers (see below) would be ideal.

 

Mills Brothers Concert Proposal: Dan Clemson, a Bellfonte native living in Harrisburg and founder of the former Mills Brothers Society, might be able to arrange a concert in Bellefonte.  He has been in contact with John Mills.  The details are not yet clear.  There would be ~ 6 people involved: 2 singers and a 3-4 piece band from Pittsburgh.  The Mills Brothers may be a better draw than the Artie Shaw Orchestra. The Mills brothers had Bellefonte ties.  There have been two previous concerts here.  The discussion: We need a date range for the concert.  We should try to schedule a concert when there are no major conflicting events.  We need corporate sponsors.  Joann got commitments to contact potential sponsors.  We need a better cost estimate for the performing group.  To execute a good plan we need another meeting in the near future.

 

Next Meeting: Friday, February 4, 7 PM,  at the home of Sally Houser, 716 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte

 

 Respectfully submitted,  

 

 James Dunne, secretary

 

BHCA Financial Report

January 13, 2011

 

 

7/1/07-

6/30/2008

7/1/08-

6/30/2009

7/1/09-

6/30/2010

7/1/10-

1/13/2011

2010-2011

FY Budget

INCOME

 

 

 

 

 

  Interest

1,157

611

12

6

400

  Dues

40

0

0

0

0

  Other administration

2,410

1,837

1,416

1,154

1,154

  General fundraising

2,391

1,580

3,245

3,362

3,500

  Gallery at Gamble Mill

60

1,838

1,600

45

200

  Garman Project

635

10,514

0

0

0

  LGG Administration

0

0

0

0

0

  Library Concerts

0

0

9

10

1,050

  Big Bands

0

0

2,425

0

0

  Summer Sounds

2,821

2,952

3,378

1,149

1,500

  Victorian Christmas

5,125

4,425

4,550

6,100

4,500

  Talleyrand Park Comm

595

2,115

0

0

0

  Other projects

_0_

_0_

_390_

__0__

__50__

  TOTAL

15,234

25,872

17,025

11,826

10,854

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

  Administration

7,694

7,461

5,927

2,834

5,200

  General fundraising

168

112

281

279

250

  Gallery at Gamble Mill

1,888

1,760

1,185

471

1,300

  Garman Project

0

11,149

0

0

0

  LGG Administration

170

0

0

0

0

  Library Concerts

231

395

0

455

2,236

  Big Bands

0

0

4,900

0

0

  Summer Sounds

2,814

2,171

2,450

1,572

2,400

  Victorian Christmas

3,151

2,830

2,600

3,427

2,600

  Talleyrand Park Comm

20,000

1,390

434

0

0

  Other projects

_0_

_50_

_77_

_0_

__50__

  TOTAL

36,116

27,318

17,854

9,038

14,036

                                                           

ASSETS 1/13/2011                                       

   Checking                                 9,607             General BHCA             17,754

   Savings                                          0              Gannon Fund                  1,731          

   MM Fund                               8,095             Talleyrand Park               4,461  

   Post Office Fund                        306             Perform Arts Fund          2,062

   CDís                                       8,000             TOTAL                        26,008

   TOTAL                                 26,008            

                                                                       

Submitted: David H. Eggler, Treasurer

 

Notes: Victorian Christmas A&C Fair (Y, elem school, 6 vendors middle school) had a net profit of $5346.88 that was split between Vic Christmas Inc and BHCA ($2673.44 to each).  That contrasts with a split (BHCA share) of $1949 in 2009 and $1595 in 2008.