Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Minutes of Past Meetings


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January 13, 2023
Bellefonte Train Station

Present: Romayne Naylor, Joseph Griffin, Jim Dunne, Gay Dunne, Dave Kurtz, Phil Ruth, Melady Kehm, Julia Kasdorf

Minutes November 11, 2022 - Approved as amended (Julia Kasdorf added to those present).

Treasurer’s Report (Dave Eggler) - Click here to see the Report. Report was submitted and approved (Gay, Melady). “We have had funding from PCA for many years, most recently through PPA, which for us is now administered by Centre Foundation. We are on the Program Stream track, which has meant automatic refunding. One of the announcements [attachments] says that will end after 2023. We would then be eligible to apply for a new program that is outlined in the other attachment. Our yearly amount would go from $3000 to $5000.”
         PCA Memo for Current Program Stream Grantees
         Creative Sector Flex Fund Guidelines
After the above documents were reviewed, a motion to pursue the grant was passed. (Joseph, Phil)

Summer Sounds – No report

Bellefonte Sunday Afternoon Chamber Music Series - Sundays, 2:30 PM, Trinity UMC. Jan 22 Callanish; Feb. 19 Sarah Shafer, soprano and Timothy Shafer, Piano; April 16 Centre Brass Quintet

Poetry - Julia Kasdorf - Next Out Loud January 20 -7 PM in the Fellowship Hall behind St. John’s Episcopal Church, 120 W. Lamb St.; 15-20 minutes will be allotted for audience participation.

Freight House - Dave Kurtz: K.C. Murphy has taken photos of all the boats looking at Spring Creek. Richard Brown, who authored a book on the first internal combustion engine used in a model airplane, is the founder of a paddle making company. He has supplied several paddles, including the very first one he ever made. Dave will be making a special paddle display. He also donated his Hahn canoe which was needed.

Bellefonte Victorian Christmas - Arts & Crafts Show 2022; Vendors in the YMCA did very well. Traffic at the Elementary School was low. Next year the shuttle busses need to stop at N.Allegheny & Lamb and not on Spring St.

BHCA - Joseph’s Proposal - Joseph has been contacting possible candidates for a revised Board of Directors.

Next BHCA Meeting - February 10 at the Train Station - Bring Snacks

Jim Dunne, Secretary