Board, Committees & History
CURRENT EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Catherine Billera, president
Sue Mills, vice president
Kristen Wagner-Patterson, Secretary
Gretchen Schlomann, treasurer
Kathy Craven, member
Jim Swan, member
vacancy – additional board member(s)
The Hall would benefit from your participation. Contact the chairperson and learn how you can get involved.
Hall Rental Operations – Catherine Billera
Manage rental process, meeting with potential renters, scheduling access to hall for renters
Grants & Fundraising – Sue Mills
Research, write and submit grant proposals, manages fundraising activities
Marketing & Membership – Gretchen Schlomann
Manages outreach to community and potential renters
Events – Kathy Craven
Manages Hall sponsored and co-sponsored events
Coordinator positions – as needed
Finance – advises on financial issues, audits
Red Cross Warming Shelter – serves as contact person
Nominations – identify board nominations
Our Community Gathering Place
In 1907, early settlers in Clinton decided to build a community hall where everyone could gather together. We can imagine the importance of this meeting place for pioneer families building their lives in a new settlement. No doubt they discussed important issues of the day, shared potlucks and entertained themselves with theater, musical performances and a lot of dancing in the hall.
After more than 50 years, it was determined that the hall was drafty, expensive to heat and developing safety issues. It was decided a new hall would better serve the community and a core group of dedicated members began construction in the early 60s. For a brief time, both halls occupied the same site. In 1967, the community gathered for a huge bonfire and said farewell to the original building.
Today, Clinton is home to over 1,000 neighbors and friends, many of whom still live in homes nestled back in the forests. And, the Clinton Community Hall continues to be as important as ever as the central gathering spot for the community.