January Meeting Minutes 2022

Houma Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Regular Schedule Meeting Minutes 
January 27, 2022

I. Board and Staff Member Attendance
Present:       
Cheri Blanchard – Chair    
Julie Falgout – Vice Chair                                                      
Joshua Ellender – Secretary/Treasurer
Andree’ B. Casey     
Katherine Theriot      
Judy Smart     
Margie Scoby
William Bisland

Staff:
Sondra Corbitt
Lindsey Fruge’

Board Absent:
Randy Roth

II. Meeting call to order:  C. Blanchard called the meeting to order at 8:33 a.m.
III. Roll Call:  Quorum was present.
IV. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance:  W. Bisland led the board in the Invocation. J. Falgout led the board in the Pledge of Allegiance.
V. Public to be heard:  No one was present.
VI. Approval of Minutes:  A. Casey moved to table the December minutes.  Seconded by J. Ellender. Motion passed.
VII. Approval of Financials: S. Corbitt provided an overview of November’s Financials. K. Theriot moved to approve November’s Financials. Seconded by J. Ellender. Motion passed.
VIII. HACVB’s Employee Handbook Approval: S. Corbitt provided an overview of the employee handbook changes. D. Webb entered the meeting at 8:45 a.m. K. Theriot moved to approve the revised HACVB’s Employee Handbook. Seconded by J. Ellender. Discussion: benefit timeline corrections. D. Webb provided an overview of the employee handbook and policies. Motion passed. D. Webb exited meeting at 9:00 a.m.
I. 2022 Authorized Signature Resolution: S. Corbitt provided an overview. W. Bisland moved to approve the authorized signature resolution. Seconded by J. Ellender. Motion passed.
II. Sponsorship Application-Women’s All Pro Golf Tournament: S. Corbitt provided an overview of the sponsorship.  A. Casey moved to approve sponsorship application for $3000.00. Seconded by J. Falgout.  Motion passed. Discussion followed: event occupancy and return on investment spreadsheet.
IX. Executive Director’s Report: S. Corbitt provided the monthly report. Discussion followed: Hotel/Motel Occupancy, Tourism Revival Grant Updates, Civic Pride Workshop, The Roux Newsletter, Hotel updates, FEMA reimbursements.
X. J. Smart requested the HACVB Bylaws to be discussed next meeting.
XI. J. Ellender moved to adjourn. Seconded by K Theriot. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 9:41 a.m.