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What the ZCBJ Hall is:
Built by Czechs in 1922 the hall is a treasure to our community and beyond. Dances, weddings, memorials, plays, acoustic music jams, dinners, etc. So many happy and precious encounters take place inside these walls. Local community non-profits hold fundraisers rent free from us. Exercise and dance classes are offered. The Czechs were a large group and very hardworking. The hall was well maintained by the Czech community until 1993 when the few remaining in the area ,became elderly. It is now cared for by a small group of trustees. The hall has been self sustaining all these years . Upgrades are sincerely needed to preserve and maintain this jewel for the next 100 years.
* Raise 150K: ~ includes unforeseen cost
*Rewire: (Imagine being able to run the microwave, coffee pot AND a crock pot at the same time!) The Hall was built in 1922. Scio got power in 1939. Wiring is knob and tube and not safe or adequate. We received 11,000 grant from Oregon Community Fund and 1000 from the Scio community and we got this accomplished! THANK YOU OCF and SCIO!
*Insulate and weatherize: The heat bill can top > 700.00 a month in the winter and when it’s < 28* outside, the hall doesn’t get warmer than 58* inside. It’s so drafty we can’t do an “envelope” test. We can't insulate unless hall is rewired.
*Add unisex Handicap restrooms; preserve the appearance of the hall: We have 2 RR with hall capacity of 299 people; neither are handicap.
*Kitchen Upgrade: If you’ve seen it you understand. This includes cracked floor
*Repair; Reroof; Paint: We have been quoted 87,000 to reroof. Leak by false front needs fixed , save $ by renting lift only once
*Fence remaining Creek edge:
*Have money in fund for unexpected repairs
*Bi-annual Revues (plays, music, inter views with Scio’s elders)
*Annual Czech dinner and dance
*Tax relief (achieved 2019) save now we'll save 2000.00 a year
*Seeking Donations :
We have greater than 28,000 in our special account as of September 2021
* Local non-profits donate and do in kind work
Grants we are applying for in 2020
*Linn Co Cultural Coalition LCCC
~awarded 1000.00 for Kalapuyan mural the 5th
( LCCC also awarded 1000.00 in 2005 for sound system) in 2011 another amount to create the 4rth mural in the hall)
Oregon Cultural Trust awarded over 9000.00 for Covid relief this was shared with Lamb&Wool Fair
~awarded us 1000.00 in 2021 for wiring!
*Oregon Community Fund. Granted us 11,000 in 2022 we used this to rewire.
*Oregon Energy Trust 25-50% insulation cost quoted at savings of ~.60 f2
*In Kind Service ie repair work, advice, helping at our fundraisers
*Spread the word about our campaign
*Attend Functions such as Fundraiser dinners & bi-annual Sheepskin Revue, (Lamb & Wool Fair Weekend & 2nd Weekend in December) the money from these go to the special fund
Kindly Mail your donation to:
ZCBJ Hall (ZCBJ Hall on check)
Scio, OR 97374
Specific Items we could use:
AV equipment (esp a screen for projector)
Needed repairs on the Hall:
Restore the old ZCBJ sign
weatherize the front doors
Improve lock on women's RR door
Put facing back where missing in kitchen
Small things you might see that we don't
Descendants of Fannie Dobrovkosky
Bret and Lori Potts
Ray and Ida Ruby
Pat and Dean Schrunk
Ron Loewen Best Heating
Robert Waterhouse and Linda Zeidrick
Greg Schneider and Wendy Greenwald
Jean and Louanne Fugal
Paul and Mitzie Dykast
David Simmons and Ariel
Don and Karen Eckhart
Carol (Lebahn) Clark
SECF Scio Event Center and Fairground
Scio Friends of the Library
Joe and Nancy Stoddard
Zdenek and Marie Vymazal
anonymous cash donations
Mark & Jocylen Wagner
Gene & Judy Stuzman
Scio Historical Society
Joe and Nancy Stoddard
Fiscal year 2017-2018 July to June
12973 Total Income
2819 cost of Fundraising
11,929 Total Cost
Year January to December 2019
324 In Kind hours general hall management
652 hours Plays
Total Volunteer hours 976
Value Volunteer hours 24,819.68 FMV 25.43
Thank you volunteers!
January 2020 to June 2021
1000 LCCC for Mural
100 Mural Louanne
1000 Greg & Wendy Improvement fund
200 Carolyn Nunn Improvement Fund
4500 Fannie Dobrovkosky family "'
100 Linn Co Small Woodlands "'
300 Gene & Judy Stutzman "'
1000 Bret & Lori Potts
1000 CPI for wiring
100 Waterhouse & Zeidrich
100 Brian & Starla Tillinghast
3432.75 Oregon Cultural Trust (this was shared with Linn co Lamb & Wool Fair as we applied together; this was our share
1000 from Scio residents for ZCBJ Hall's 100th anniversary in 2022
1100 total for Kalapuyan Mural LCCC
3432.75 Operating costs Oregon Cultural Trust
11,000 For Maintenance and Improvement fund from OCF in 2022
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Help us preserve and update this beautiful treasure