August: Articles of Incorporation for “Pierce Hall Community
Inc.” PHCC Founders: Charlie Biederman (deceased), Ken
Mendell, Ann Mills, Dick Robson, Nancy Esteban Sanz, Midge
Kathryn Schenkman, Bill Zucca.
September: Valerie F. Levitan, Ph.D. appointed “volunteer”
Director; ongoing relationship began with Ann Cousins, of
Trust of Vermont.
Visited/studied numerous theatres and centers
Established procedures and policies and elected Board of Directors.
Final revised Bylaws approved
Roller Derby letter
Tom Wicker:first speaker
Key Club ($1,000) begun to gain October ’04 ownership
of Pierce Hall
Route 100 Lions Club $10,000 donation
All 6-town Select Boards’ endorsement
Christine Graham fund-raising training.
Town of Rochester voted tax abatement until 09
Project Architect Robson Bilgen appointed
Concept drawings approved by Preservation Trust of Vermont
(and two grants awarded: Leahy $100,000 and Freeman $50,000)
Arts Council grant of $10,000
New England Collaborative study
May mailing to donors
Harvest Fair booth
Performances by Dorothy Robson & Susan Rule & Dan
Marx Brothers Film festival.
Restoration of Masons’ Meeting Room
September 9 Reception to honor Masons’ gift
Summer dinner party events
Big Town Galarie and Christmas “cheers” events
July 4 Parade participant
“Buy a Brick” Campaign begun
New Year’s Eve Progressive Dinners
Donations by Lamson Howell Foundation, Agnes Lindsay Trust,
Robert Fleming & Jane Patrick Foundation.
Chef Daniel’s Dinner
Val’s Birthday Celebration
CVY/Youth Council events
2nd Big Town Galarie event
Floyd Scholz chickadee raffle
5-town Grand List Mailing
Roof repair, sprinkler system, and extensive Lower Level Water
problems solved by numerous grants and donations
(R. William Becker, McRae Fund, Baird Foundation,
Vermont Council of the Arts, Otto Haas Trust, Vermont Division
of Historic Preservation Tax Credit, Recreation and Education
Facilities Grant, Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation).
February:2nd Grand List Mailing
Schedule created for remainder of year.