SPORCH Events and Projects
- Establishing a worksite - Converted a classroom and hallways for a Fall, 2011 Sacred Art Exhibit. Project included installing wood molding, drape concrete walls, obtaining and hanging moveable museum lighting, obtaining display frames/art hangers. Call for original and antique sacred art netted wonderful pieces for the art show and future displays.
- To Lend and Display our art at events - we are targeting large, local, and secular locations of any religious events, to promo tradition and distribute religious art
- Assist clergy - developing printed ecclesiastical altar items. We are looking to enhance marketing & distribution. Cardinal Bourke has lent his support by taking our Travel Alter Cards to Rome.
- Seek workers/volunteers - need assistance in accomplishing tasks at all levels from interns to management
- Museum research - Contact French Ministry of History to gain access to the ecclesiastical art to photograph while visiting Europe
- Seek gifts and in-kind gifts - develop our marketing to seek donations to further our projects
- Reestablish our eBay Store - manpower needed to monitor sales and marketing on eBay
- Seek out and submit grants
- Acquire, renovate, and expand a SPORCH-owned gallery building - through sorces such as Dayton's REAP program, we are seeking a permanent 'home' for our gallery and projects.
- Exhibit at Eucharistic Congress 2012- in Dublin June 10-17. This would promote tradition to the world--need grants to complete
Long Term Goals
- Acquire building to house SPORCH volunteers - many Catholic volunteer programs require living accommodations. The REAP program has residences available for $1,200 each. These would need to be updated. A double within a 2 block area would be ideal. Beg materials
- Help revert the Holy Family Neighborhood to Catholic - acquire REAP properties, utilize unemployed Catholic construction workers and early retirees to make these homes livable, one block at a time. The purpose is to renovate Dayton neighborhoods, making them safe again for (first) young Catholic professionals & retirees and (next) Catholic families.