Charlie P. Cramer Scholarship
Charlie P. Cramer worked in Binghamton, NY for the Western Electric
Company, but he lived in Waverly, NY. For more than ten years, he
volunteered in Janet Ty's handbell program. He provided transportation to
festivals and workshops throughout the United States for ringers and their
equipment and also traveled abroad with them. He was known by many in
southern New York and northern Pennsylvania as the Handbell Doctor.
He willingly and freely offered his repair services to those within the
Twin Tier Handbell Association at festivals and workshops. Mr. Cramer
was a life member of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers.
Charlie Cramer died in March of 1997. Janet Ty established an Area II
Festival Conference Scholarship to honor his memory and unselfish dedication
In order to publicly recognize these chaperones and support persons, the
Charlie P. Cramer Scholarship provides dedicated volunteers the opportunity
to attend an Area II Festival Conference. The application form is available
Area II will provide one scholarship for each Area II Festival
The Scholarship will be awarded for dedicated support services to
a handbell/handchime program. (ie technician, chaperone, fund raiser,
The director of the handbell program must originate the
application. Directors must be members of the American Guild of English
Handbell Ringers and reside in Area II. (Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey
All applications must be postmarked by May 1.
The Scholarship will provide the registration fee for the event.
Transportation to and from the event is the responsibility of the recipient.
The recipient will be recognized at the Area II Festival Conference.
A committee appointed by the chair of Area II reserves the right
to award or withhold the scholarship based on the qualifications of the
applicants. Scholarships will be awarded only once to an individual. The
decision of the Area II Board is final.
The winner will be notified by May 30.
The application form is available to download.
MAIL COMPLETED FORMS TO:
Peggy McNamee, 5 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15202