Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Minutes of Past Meetings
September 15, 2017, 7 PM
Bellefonte Train Station
Present: Romayne Naylor, President, Joseph Griffin, Vice-President, Jim Dunne, Secretary; Dave Eggler, Treasurer; JoAnn Knupp, Melady Kehm, Keith Koch, Patrick North, Avery North, Jeanne Newlin, Joanne Tosti-Vasey, Nancy Perkins, Karen Arnold, Gay Dunne, Mike Prendergast. A quorum was in attendance as defined by the BHCA bylaws.
Minutes – Minutes of 2017-5-12 were approved (Joanne, Joseph).
Treasurer’s Report (Dave Eggler) click here to view the report We did not need to file a BCO-10 form this year because we raised less than $50.000. Last year we needed to file at an expense of $3000. JoAnn said the Garver fund check that we just received was the 2016 check, and we are still awaiting the 2017 check.
Summer Sounds (JoAnn Knupp) – It was a good concert season and there was no rain. The average collection from the crowd was about $175. Plans are already underway for 2018: the Lindsay Sister from California who will be in the area during the summer, a steel band, and a service band are under consideration.
Sunday Afternoons at the Library - Sundays, 2:30 PM, Centre
County Library Historical Museum
The Autumn Concerts:
Poetry (Patrick) - Out Loud is requesting $300 to support the professionals that are presenting this year. A motion to approve $300 passed (Joseph, Gay). 2017-8 schedule attached [see Poetry on bellefontearts.org].
Old House Fair (Joseph) - Joseph suggested that we share the financial loss with the Centre County Historical Society. Dates for next year: June 8,9, 2018. There will be no bus tour.
Historic Preservation (Jeanne) - Gamble Mill: A
couple has submitted a proposal. They will need to go through the Bankruptcy
Court as was done with the previous proposal.
Friends Burial Ground: Baltimore Friends Meeting has examined the wall and may help with the cost of the repairs. There is a small trust fund that will be transferred to the Baltimore Meeting. It might qualify as a contributing historic structure.
The 1772 Foundation:
Talleyrand Park (True) – No report.
New Business – Brief discussion about a party to attract new members. Can we get addresses on new arrivals to town through real estate transfers at the courthouse?
Next BHCA Meeting: 7 PM Thursday, October 12 at the Train Station. This will be the annual meeting with elections of Officers and Board of Directors.
Jim Dunne, Secretary