July Meeting Minutes 2023

Houma Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Regular Schedule Meeting Minutes

July 27, 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. Ellender called the meeting to order at 8:39 a.m.

III. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance: W. Bisland led the board in the Invocation. J. Smart led the board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

IV. Roll Call: Quorum was present.

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

VI. Approval of the Minutes: W. Bisland presented the June 2023 Minutes. W. Bisland moved to approve June’s minutes. Seconded by: J. Smart. Motion passed.

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

VIII. Sponsorship Application LAMSA: S. Corbitt and Angela Morehead provided an overview. G. Williams moved to approve the LAMSA application for $5,000.00. Seconded by: T. Hawthorne. Motion passed.

IX. Sponsorship Application CCA Volleyball Tournament: Corbitt and L. Loupe provided an overview. W. Bisland moved to approve the CCA Volleyball Tournament for $5,000.00. Seconded by: J. Smart. Motion passed.

X. Executive Director’s Report: S. Corbitt provided the monthly report. Discussion: Occupancy rates, hotel updates, WWLTV Filming, Grants awarded, State CEA Agreement, Presentations, Event participation, Letter of Support, Datafy updates, HACVB parking lot and shed updates, upcoming traveling schedule, Visitor Center updates, Sales/Group Tours updates, Communication/PR updates, Social Media and Digital Content updates. G. Williams exited the meeting at 9:28 a.m.

XI. Board Announcements: Finding Our Roots African Museum, Southdown Plantation Tours, National Oyster Day. Y. Breaux exited the meeting at 9:34 a.m.

XII. Adjournment: W. Bisland moved to adjourn. Seconded by T. Hawthorne. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 9:41 a.m.