October 2019 Meeting Minutes

Houma Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Regular Schedule Meeting Minutes
October 24, 2019

I. Board and Staff Member Attendance

Katherine Gilbert Theriot – Chairperson
Sondra Corbitt – Executive Director
Andree Buquet Casey – Vicechair
Dale Norred – Secretary/Treasurer
Cheri Blanchard
Mary Lynn Bisland
Judy Smart
Brenda Babin
Julie Falgout
Charles Wilson

II. Meeting Call to Order:  K. Theriot called the meeting to order at 8:39 a.m.
III. Roll Call:  Quorum was present.
IV. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance:  K. Theriot led the board in the Pledge of Allegiance and the invocation. J. Falgout arrived at 8:41 a.m.
V. Public to Be Heard: No one was present.
VI. Approval of August’s Minutes: A. Casey made a motion to approve the minutes.  Seconded by:  B. Babin.  Motion approved.
VII. Approval of August’s Financials:  M. Bisland made a motion to approve the financials.  Seconded by:  D. Norred.   Motion approved.
VIII. L. Fruge entered the meeting @ 9:07 a.m. and introduced her to the board.
IX. Proposed 2020 Budget:  S. Corbitt presented the proposed 2020 budget and elaborated on each point.  Approval of the budget will take place at the November’s meeting.  Discussion followed on:  personnel changes, various line items, and product development.
X. Amended 2019 Budget Approval:   S. Corbitt presented the 2019 Amended Budget and elaborated on each point.  D. Norred made a motion to approve the 2019 Amended Budget.  Seconded by:  C. Blanchard/J. Smart.  Motion approved.
XI. Business online banking approved:  S. Corbitt presented to documents to provide online banking access to L. Fruge.  C. Blanchard made a motion to approve the business online banking documents.  Seconded by:  J. Falgout. Motion approved.  Discussion followed on:  security protocols.
XII. Sponsorship Application – South Louisiana Dragway Reunion:  S. Corbitt presented the sponsorship application with a recommended amount of $ 5,000.00.  M. Bisland made a motion to approve the sponsorship application in the amount of $ 5,000.00.  Seconded by:  B. Babin.  Motion approved.   Discussion followed on:  application details, past events, and projected economic impact.
XIII. Executive Director’s Report:  S. Corbitt provided her monthly report.  Discussion followed on:  Occupancy Report, Destination Downtown Conference, Downtown Houma, LA. Charter Boat Association meeting, Vehicle Surplus update, Geocoinfest update, Audit update, Sondra’s upcoming schedule, Bayou Country Sportsplex Ribbon Cutting, Rougarou Fest, Business After Hours hosted by the Elks Club and Executive Committee nominations.

XIV. D. Norred made a motion to end the meeting.  Seconded by:  M. Bisland.  Motion approved.  Meeting ended at 9:30 a.m.

Sondra Corbitt – Executive Director
Katherine Gilbert Theriot – Chairperson