August Meeting Minutes 2023

Houma Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Regular Schedule Meeting Minutes

August 24, 2023

I. Board and Staff Member Attendance

Present: Staff:

Julie Falgout – Chair Sondra Corbitt

Joshua Ellender – Vice Chair Lindsey Loupe

William Bisland – Secretary/Treasurer

Judy Smart

Margie Scoby Board Absent:

Cheri Blanchard Gary Williams

Traci Hawthorne Yvonne Breaux-Jones

II. Meeting call to order: J. Falgout called the meeting to order at 8:36 a.m.

III. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance: M. Scoby led the board in the Invocation. J. Falgout led the board in the Pledge of Allegiance. C. Blanchard entered the meeting at 8:37 a.m.

IV. Roll Call: Quorum was present.

V. Public to be heard: no one was present.

VI. Approval of the Minutes: W. Bisland moved to approve July’s minutes. Seconded by: J. Ellender. Motion passed.

VII. Approval of Financials: The financial statements, including the budget to actual comparison for the general fund, for the month of June 2023 were presented by W. Bisland. W. Bisland moved to approve the June 2023 Financials. Seconded by: J. Smart. Motion passed.

VIII. Product Development Application Leadership Terrebonne Alumni Association: S. Corbitt provided an overview. W. Bisland moved to approve the Leadership Terrebonne Alumni Association for $5,000.00. Seconded by: C. Blanchard. Motion passed.

IX. Product Development Application Le Petit Theatre de Terrebonne: S. Corbitt provided an overview. W. Bisland moved to approve the Le Petit Theatre de Terrebonne for $2625.00. Seconded by: C. Blanchard. Motion passed.

X. Executive Director’s Report: S. Corbitt provided the monthly report. Discussion: State CEA Agreement, Destination International Conference, 2024 Budget, 2024 Strategic Plan, Position titles, levee tours, Restoration Board update, Chamber Board update, HACVB repairs, travel schedule, staff updates, hotel updates, occupancy updates, Datafy updates, and point of interest report.

XI. Board Announcements: Historical Houma Tour, Southdown Plantation Grand Opening, Seafood Campaign, African American Museum Bus Tours, Pointe-aux-Chenes French School and TEDA.

XII. Adjournment: J. Ellender moved to adjourn. Seconded by W. Bisland. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 9:54 a.m.