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December 2017 Meeting

Houma Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
Monthly Board of Director’s Meeting
December 2017

Members Present:      Staff Members Present:
Mary Lynn Bisland – Chairperson   Sharon Alford – Executive Director
Katherine Gilbert Theriot - Vicechair   Sondra Corbitt – Deputy Director
   (via telephone)    
Dale Norred – Secretary/Treasurer    
Mary Wayne     
Anne Picou    
Charles Wilson Sr.    
Andree Buquet Casey
Mark Pitre
Cheri Blanchard
   
    
I. Call to Order:  M. Bisland called the meeting to order at 8:29 a.m.
II. Roll Call:  Quorum was present.
III. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance:  M. Bisland led the Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.
IV. A. Picou made a motion to approve the minutes.  Seconded by:  M. Pitre.  Motion carried.   A. Picou made a motion to approve the financial reports.  Seconded by:  C. Blanchard.  Motion Approved.
V. Festival Sponsorship:  Discussion followed on:  Festival Room Blocks, STR Reporting vs. Festival Comparison, and Sponsorship Application Hotel Booking Requirements.
A.)  Rougarou Festival:  S. Corbitt provided an overview of the application.  A. Picou made a motion to approve the application for the recommended amount of $ 2,500.00.  Seconded by:  D. Norred.  Motion carried.
B.) Voice of the Wetlands:  S. Corbitt provided an overview of the application.  A. Picou made a motion to approve the application for the recommended amount of $ 2,500.00.  Seconded by:  M. Wayne.  Motion approved.
C.) Son Rise Music Festival:   S. Corbitt provided an overview of the application.  A. Picou made a motion to approve the application for the recommended amount of $ 750.00.  Seconded by:  C. Blanchard.  Motion approved.
VI. 2018 Board of Director’s meeting schedule:  S. Corbitt provided the Board of Director’s meeting. 
VII. 2018 Board of Director’s Officer’s Election:  M. Wayne and A. Picou provided an overview of the Officer’s Election voting results.  Mary Lynn Bisland – Chairperson, Katherine Gilbert Theriot – Vicechair, and Dale Norred – Secretary/Treasurer.  M. Wayne made a motion to approve the Officer’s nominations.  Seconded by:  C. Blanchard.  Motion carried.
VIII. Executive Session-Executive Director’s position:  M. Wayne made a motion to enter an Executive Session meeting at 8:45 a.m. to discuss the Executive Director’s position.    Seconded by:  M. Pitre.  Motion carried.  Corbitt left the meeting at 8:45 a.m. M. Pitre made a motion to end the Executive Committee’s meeting and return to a regular board meeting at 9:00 a.m. Seconded by:  D. Norred.  Motion carried.   S. Corbitt returned to the meeting at 9:05 a.m.   C. Blanchard made a motion to accept the recommendation of Sondra Corbitt as the new Executive Director.  Seconded by:  M. Pitre.  Motion carried.  M. Bisland asked S. Corbitt if she will accept the position as the new Executive Director.  S. Corbitt accepted.  S. Alford will be on staff until the end of January 2018.  D. Norred presented S. Alford with an appreciation gift from Southdown Plantation’s board. 
IX. Executive Director’s Report:  S. Alford thanked M. Wayne and A. Picou for their board participation.  Discussion followed on:  Available Board of Director’s position, Occupancy Rate, Website Design update, LOT training in Marksville, LA, and rescheduling January’s meeting.
X. Adjournment:  A. Picou made a motion to end the meeting.  Seconded by:  M. Wayne.  Motion carried.  Meeting ended at 9:20 a.m.