August 2017 Board of Director’s Meeting

Houma Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
Monthly Board of Director’s Meeting
August 17, 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
Mark Pitre
Cheri Blanchard
Anne Picou
Charles Wilson Sr.
Andree Buquet Casey

I. Call to Order:  M. Bisland called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
II. Roll Call:  Quorum was present.
III. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance:  K. Theriot led the board in the invocation and M. Bisland led the Pledge of Allegiance.
IV. Approval of Minutes/Financial:  A. Picou made a motion to approve the financial report and minutes.  Seconded by:  K. Theriot.  Motion carried.  L. Shaffer entered meeting at 8:32 a.m.  C. Blanchard entered the meeting at 8:35 a.m.
V. Sponsorship Application-
A) American Legion Post 31 Conference:  L. Shaffer addressed the board regarding the application and conference.  S. Corbitt provided an overview of the application. D. Norred/A. Casey made a motion to approve the application for the recommended amount of $ 1,000.00.  Seconded by:  K. Gilbert.  Abstained:  M. Wayne.  Motion carried.  Discussion followed on:  sponsorship allocation funding and re-evaluation.  A. Picou made a motion to re-evaluate the sponsorship application process and funding allocation.  Seconded by:  D. Norred.  Motion carried.  L. Shaffer left the meeting at 8:38 a.m.
B) Rotary International Conference:  K. Theriot made a motion to table this application until the sponsorship re-evaluation is completed.  Seconded by:  A. Casey.   Motion carried.  Discussion followed on:  occupancy rate, 2018 budget, and marketing efforts.
VI. Executive Director’s Report:  S. Alford provided her monthly report.  Discussion followed on:  Building maintenance update – lighting/electrical issues, new center’s final completion, needed budget amendments, and Vanir awarded the Construction Manager’s Association of America.  New Products:  Kim Chauvin’s Shrimp Factory, Pelagic Dive Charters, R.J. and Jay Paul’s Air Boat rides, and Guidry Rock.  Schriever Railway Station meeting w/ Pat Gordon, Occupancy Rate, Cache de Bayou event update, Legislative Auditor’s 2017 requirements and Lt. Governor’s Listening Tour.  S. Alford announced her retirement plans.
VII. Adjournment:  A. Picou made a motion to end the meeting at 9:23 a.m.  Seconded by:  M. Wayne. Motion carried.