November Meeting Minutes 2021

Houma Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Regular Schedule Meeting Minutes 
November 18, 2021

I. Board and Staff Member Attendance
Present:       
Andree’ B. Casey – Chair    
Julie Falgout – Vice Chair                                                     
Cheri Blanchard – Secretary/Treasurer  
Judy Smart      
Josh Ellender       
Mary Lynn Bisland     

Staff:
Sondra Corbitt
Lindsey Fruge

Board Absent:
Katherine Theriot       
Randy Roth
Margie Scoby

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:  M. Bisland moved to approve October’s minutes.  Seconded by:  J. Smart.  Motion passed. No Discussion.
VII. Approval of Financials: J. Ellender moved to approve September’s Financials. Seconded by: M. Bisland. Motion passed. S. Corbitt provided an overview of September’s Financials.
VIII. 2022 Budget Approval: C. Blanchard moved to approve 2022 HACVB’s Budget. Seconded by: J. Falgout. S. Corbitt provided an overview of the 2022 HACVB’S Budget. Discussion followed: marketing, website design, hosting fees, building repairs, insurance, and janitorial. Motion passed.
IX. HACVB’s Bylaws Term of Office Policy Update: S. Corbitt provided an overview of HACVB’s Bylaws Term of Office Policy Update proposal. Discussion followed: board term limits and yearly policy updates. Voting scheduled for December’s meeting.
X. 2022 Executive Committee Nominations: A. Casey recommended to nominate C. Blanchard as Chair, J. Ellender as Secretary/Treasurer, and J. Falgout remains as Vicechair. Voting scheduled for December’s meeting.
XI. Executive Director’s Report: S. Corbitt provided the monthly report. Discussion followed: Hotel Occupancy Rate, Toy Drive, Hurricane Ida updates, Tourism Revival Grant, State CEA Reimbursement, Communication/Marketing Manager Tara Morvant, WWLTV, and Website Traffic.
XII. J. Smart moved to adjourn. Seconded by: J. Falgout.  Motion passed.  Meeting ended at 9:20 a.m.