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November’s Board of Director’s meeting

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

Members Present:      Staff Members Present:
Mary Lynn Bisland – Chairperson   Sharon Alford – Executive Director
Katherine Gilbert Theriot - Vicechair   Sondra Corbitt – Deputy Director
Dale Norred – Secretary/Treasurer    
Mary Wayne      Members Absent:
Anne Picou      Mark Pitre
Charles Wilson Sr.      Cheri Blanchard
Andree Buquet Casey
   
    
I. Call to Order:  M. Bisland called the meeting to order at 8:38 a.m.
II. Roll Call:  Quorum was present.
III. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance:  K. Theriot led the Invocation and M. Bisland led the Pledge of Allegiance.
IV. S. Corbitt provided an overview of the financial report.  D. Norred made a motion to approve the financial report and minutes.  Seconded by:  A. Picou.  Motion carried.
V. Approval of 2018 Budget:  S. Alford explained the public budget hearing procedure.  K. Theriot made a motion to enter a public hearing.  Seconded by:  A. Picou.  Motion carried.  Public to be heard – 1st call, 2nd call, and 3rd call.  No public to be heard.  K. Theriot made a motion to exit the public hearing.  Seconded by:  A. Picou.  Motion carried.  D. Norred made a motion to approve the 2018 budget.  Seconded by:  A. Picou.  Motion carried.
VI. Sponsorship Awarding Process Proposal:   S. Corbitt provided an overview of the proposed sponsorship awarding process. Discussion followed:  Proposed options.  A. Casey made a motion to approve option 1 on the sponsorship awarding process.  Seconded by:  A. Picou.  Motion carried.
VII. Rotary District 6200 International Conference Sponsorship Application:  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:  K. Theriot.  Abstained:  A. Casey and D. Norred.  Motion carried.
VIII. Festival Sponsorship Application: Discussion followed on:  STR report, festival attendance, actual hotel bookings, historical reporting, downtown merchants, and economic development.  D. Norred made a motion to defer all festival sponsorship application until December’s meeting. And requested additional information from the applicants to provide actual rooms booked and compare to the STR reporting.    Seconded by:  A. Casey.  Motion carried.
IX. Other items:  Board of Director’s officer’s election scheduled for December.  Executive Committee will review application for the Executive Director’s position on December 7th at TARC.
X. Executive Director’s Report:  S. Alford provided her monthly report.  Discussion followed on:  Retirement Community Application, Legislative Committee on Statutory Dedicated Funds update, Occupancy Report, Website update and Records Retention Policy.  Discussion followed on:  S. Alford retirement scheduled for Jan. 2018.
XI. Adjournment:  A. Picou made a motion to end the meeting.  Seconded by:  M. Wayne.  Motion carried.  Meeting ended at 9:26 a.m.