RUSTON LINCOLN Convention & Visitors Bureau Board
RUSTON LINCOLN Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors Meeting 8:00 a.m. June 16, 2011 Ruston, LA
Members Present: Keith Brasuell, Chair
Dr. Dave Guerin
Kyle Edmiston, President/CEO
Timothy Bush, VP for Sales/Marketing
Dr. Kenoye Eke
Call to Order
Mr. Brasuell called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.
Mr. Bush presented the invocation.
Approval of Agenda
Action Item #1: Mr. Hogan made a motion to approve the agenda. Mrs. Bromell seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Approval of Minutes
Action Item #2: Dr. Guerin made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. Mr. Hogan seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Edmiston reported that the lodging tax revenue continues to trend up. He reported on the success of the 4A/3A State Baseball Tournament. The tournament did feature two local area teams, which helped boost the Friday night crowd. However, neither Ruston nor West Ouachita advanced to the finals. He announced that Ruston would be hosting the 2A/1A tournament beginning in 2012. He also reminded board members about the Peach Festival coming up and encouraged them to support the festival.
In Mr. Garriga's absence, Mr. Edmiston presented the financials. For the month of May, CVB revenue exceeded expenses and YTD, revenue is exceeding expenses.
Mr. Brasuell thanked the staff for it works in hosting a successful 4A/3A State Baseball Championship and being awarded the 2A/1A State Baseball Tournament.
Action Item #3: Mr. Dyson made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Hogan seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 a.m.
Mission Statement: To create, preserve and enhance overnight stays and quality visitor experiences through the promotion and development of the tourism economy of Lincoln Parish.
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