May Meeting Minutes 2022

Houma Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Regular Schedule Meeting Minutes  

May 26, 2022

 

  1. Board and Staff Member Attendance

Present:                                                                                 

 Staff:

Cheri Blanchard – Chair                                                        

Sondra Corbitt via phone

Julie Falgout – Vice Chair                                                     

Lindsey Loupe           

Joshua Ellender – Secretary/Treasurer           

Andree’ B. Casey                                                                   

Absent:

William Bisland                                                                     

Katherine Theriot

Randy Roth

Margie Scoby

Judy Smart

 

  1. Meeting call to order:  C. Blanchard called the meeting to order at 8:35 a.m.
  2. Roll Call:  Quorum was present.
  3. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance:  J. Falgout led the board in the Invocation. C. Blanchard led the board in the Pledge of Allegiance.
  4. Public to be heard: no one was present.
  5. Product Development Application Terrebonne Parish Centennial Celebration: L. Loupe provided an overview of the application. Discussion followed: festival and parade marketing for Celebrating 200 years of Terrebonne Parish in October. J. Ellender moved to approve the product development application for $5,000.00. Seconded by C. Blanchard. Motion passed.
  6. Sponsorship Application Terrebonne High Volleyball Team Camp: L. Loupe provided an overview of the sponsorship. J. Ellender moved to approve the sponsorship application for $5,000.00. Seconded by A. Casey. Discussion followed: the previous year sponsorship outcome for Terrebonne Parish, hotel accommodations, and economic impact.  Motion passed.
  7. Sponsorship Application Red, White, And True: L. Loupe provided an overview of sponsorship. W. Bisland moved to decline application due to being a for-profit organization and potential ethics violation. Seconded by J. Ellender. Motion passed.
  8. Approval of April’s Minutes:  J. Falgout moved to approve April’s minutes with corrections.  Seconded by J. Ellender. Motion passed.
  9. Approval of March 2022 Financials: A. Casey moved to approve the March 2022 Financial report. Seconded by J. Ellender. Motion passed.
  10. Executive Director’s Report: S. Corbitt provided the monthly report. Discussion: hotel/motel occupancy, Airbnb, product development application revamp, sexual harassment/ethics training, construction updates, Bayou Country Crawfish Trail Logo, White Boot Stroll Event, and completion of Certified Destination Management Executive.
  11. Board Announcements: Sponsorship Review Spreadsheet, Le Petit Theatre de Terrebonne update, and employee Nicole Davis introduction.  
  12. A. Casey moved to adjourn. Seconded by J. Ellender. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.