May Meeting Minutes

Houma Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Regular Schedule Meeting Minutes
May 28, 2020

I. Board and Staff Member Attendance

Present: 
Andree Casey-Chair                           
Cheri Blanchard-Secretary/Treasurer   
Katherine Gilbert Theriot 
Julie Falgout (phone)     Board Absent:
Katherine Gilbert     Joshua Ellender
Mary Lynn Bisland    
Judy Smart    
Charles Wilson Sr.
Brenda Babin 

Staff Present:
Sondra Corbitt-Executive Director
Lindsey Fruge      

II. Meeting call to order:   A. Casey called the meeting to order at 8:35 a.m.
III. Roll Call:  Quorum was present. 
IV. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance:  M. Bisland led the board in the Invocation.  A. Casey led the board in the Pledge of Allegiance.
V. Public to be heard -no one was present.
VI. Approval of Minutes:   B. Babin made a motion to approve the minutes as presented.   Seconded by:  J. Smart. Motion approved.
VII. Approval of financial reports:  M. Bisland made a motion to approve the financial reports as presented.   Seconded by:  K. Theriot.  Motion approved.
VIII. Signature Resolution Approval:  K. Theriot made a motion to approve the signature resolution.  Seconded by:  C. Blanchard. Motion approved.
IX. 2020 Amended Budget Approval:  S. Corbitt provided an overview of the amended budget.   B. Babin made a motion to approve the amended budget.  Seconded by:  J. Smart.  Motion approved.
X. 2020 Festival Sponsorship Approval: Rougarou Fest. M. Bisland made a motion to approve sponsorship application for $5,000.00. Seconded by A. Casey.  Motion approved.
XI. 2020 Festival Sponsorship Approval: Voice of the Wetlands. M. Bisland made motion to approve sponsorship application for $5,000.00. Seconded by A. Casey. Motion approved.
XII. 2020 Sponsorship Application: Bud n Burgers. C. Blanchard made motion to approve the sponsorship for $3,000.00. Seconded by B. Babin. A. Casey abstain.  Motion approved.
XIII. Executive Director’s Report:  S. Corbitt provided her monthly report.  Discussion followed on:  LACVB’s weekly update, staff/work schedules updates, visitor center re-opening, occupancy rate down by 15%, HB 292 bill, 2020 Ethics and Sexual Harassment training needing to get completed. 
XIV. C. Wilson made a motion to end the meeting at 9:11 a.m.   Seconded by J. Smart.  Motion approved.


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