March Minutes 2022
Houma Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Regular Schedule Meeting Minutes
March 24, 2022
I. Board and Staff Member Attendance
Cheri Blanchard – Chair
Julie Falgout – Vice Chair
Joshua Ellender – Secretary/Treasurer
Andree’ B. Casey
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: K. Theriot led the board in the Invocation. J. Ellender led the board in the Pledge of Allegiance.
V. Public to be heard: no one was present.
VI. Sponsorship Overviews: Ashlee Barahona provided an overview of the TFAE 5K Run for Excellence Sponsorship and Douglas Holloway provided an overview of the Le Petit Theatre Grand Re-Opening Sponsorship. J. Falgout entered the meeting at 8:40 a.m. M. Scoby entered the meeting at 8:50 a.m. A. Barahona and D. Holloway exited meeting the at 8:57 a.m.
VII. Sponsorship Applications:
A.) TFAE 5K Run for Excellence Sponsorship: J. Ellender moved to approve the sponsorship application for $2500.00. Seconded by K. Theriot. Discussion followed: application and the economic impact towards Terrebonne Parish. A. Casey abstained. Motion passed.
B.) Le Petit Theatre’s Grand Re-Opening Sponsorship: Board discussed application, HACVB sponsorship budget, and economic impact. A. Casey moved to approve the sponsorship application for $2500.00. Seconded by J. Ellender. Board recommended reapplying at later date for additional funding. Motion passed.
VIII. Induction of Board of Directors: S. Corbitt inducted the 2022 Board Members. All in agreement.
IX. Approval of February’s Minutes: W. Bisland moved to approve February’s minutes with spelling corrections. Seconded by J. Ellender. Motion passed.
X. Approval of December 2021 Financials: A. Casey moved to approve the December 2021 Financial report. Seconded by J. Ellender. Discussion followed: liabilities/equity accounts. Motion passed.
XI. Approval of January 2022 Financials: J. Ellender moved to approve the January 2022 Financial report. Seconded by J. Falgout. Discussion followed: breakdown of professional services account for 2021. Motion passed.
XII. HACVB’s Bylaws Approval: Discussion followed: parish code of ordinances and term of office section. W. Bisland moved to approve amended bylaws. Seconded by J. Smart. Motion passed.
I. Product Development Application Discussion: Discussion followed: Terrebonne Parish tourism projects, non-profit corporation(s), chartered organization(s) definition by Secretary of State, private entities. Board committee formed for product application review.
XIII. Executive Director’s Report: S. Corbitt provided the monthly report. Discussion: hotel/motel occupancy, Airbnb, Civic Pride Workshop follow-up, White Boot Stroll, Cajun Ninja brand ambassador, Bicentennial Celebration, update on Mardi Gras occupancy, and Leadership Terrebonne at HACVB.
XIV. Board Announcements: The Roux Newsletter, hotel construction updates, Finding Our Roots African American museum updates, ethics and sexual harassment training, and HACVB building updates.
XV. J. Ellender moved to adjourn. Seconded by A. Casey. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 10:03 a.m.