Art drives Chautauqua in ways other communities and organizations only dream of, and early Sunday evening, the Institution thanked those who help make the full range of artistic and programmatic offerings found on the grounds possible.
The Chautauqua Corporation annual meeting began with the presentation of motions from the floor — something that has not happened previously.
Saturday’s Chautauqua Institution Board of Trustees Open Forum was a chance for the board to update the community on strategic planning initiatives, the Institution’s finances and program diversity.
In an effort to engage in dialogue with community members and to increase its transparency, the Chautauqua Institution Board of Trustees held an open forum Saturday in the Hall of Christ.
Chautauqua Institution covers 750 acres, and traversing the grounds from its most northern to most southern points can be quite a hike. But last Sunday, members of the Bestor Society and various Chautauqua Foundation and Institution leaders made the trek to the south side of the grounds for the annual president’s address.
A group of about 60 rain-chilled people huddled, packed like sardines, onto wooden benches in the damp corners of Hultquist Center porch Wednesday morning for the Chautauqua Institution Board of Trustees porch discussion.
“There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.”