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RUSTON LINCOLN Convention & Visitors Bureau
Board of Directors Meeting 8:00 a.m. December 15, 2011
Ruston, LA
Minutes
Members Present: Keith Brasuell, Chair
Rosy Bromell
Bill Hogan
Chris Garriga
Don Dyson
Dr. Dave Guerin
Ryan Madden Staff Present:
Kyle Edmiston, President/CEO
Timothy Bush, VP for Sales/Marketing
Members Absent:
Dr. Ken Eke
Skip Russell
Call to Order
Mr. Brasuell called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.
Invocation
Mr. Brasuell presented the invocation.
Approval of Agenda
Action Item #1: Mr. Garriga made a motion to approve the agenda. Mr. Hogan seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Approval of Minutes
Action Item #2: Mr. Garriga made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. Mrs. Bromell seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Public Comments-None
President/CEO's Report
Mr. Edmiston presented his report. Mr. Edmiston talked about the upcoming Boys and Girls Top 28 Tournament that will be hosted in Ruston March 8-10 at the Thomas Assembly Center. He said in order to pull the event off their will be a great need for volunteers to work during the three days. He said the tournament will need 100-150 volunteers to work. He also announced that the 2012 Jam at the Joe will take place on August 25.
Treasurer's Report
Mr. Garriga presented the financial report. Revenue exceeded expense for the month of November. Year-to-date the CVB is up 9.5 in lodging tax collection over last year.
Chairman's Report - Mr. Brasuell thanked the staff for their work during the year and thanked the board for their service also.
Sales and Marketing Committee Report -
Action Item #3: Mr. Garriga made a motion to approve the 2012 marketing plan. Mrs. Bromell seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
2012 Officers - The slate of officers for 2012 was presented: Bill Hogan, Chair; Chris Garriga, Vice Chair; and Dave Guerin, Treasurer.
Action Item #4: Mrs. Bromell made a motion to approve the 2012 officers. Mr. Madden seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:50 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.
1td: January 26, 2012

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