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RUSTON LINCOLN Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors Meeting 8:00 a.m. July 19, 2012 Ruston, LA Minutes

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RUSTON LINCOLN Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors Meeting 8:00 a.m. July 19, 2012 Ruston, LA Minutes
Members Present:
Bill Hogan, Chair
Chris Garriga
Rosy Bromell
Greg Phillips
Skip Russell
Staff Present:
Travis Napper, President/CEO
Timothy Bush, VP for Sales/Marketing
Members Absent:
Dr. Dave Guerin
Dr. Kenoye Eke
Keith Brasuell
Call to Order
Mr. Hogan called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m.
Invocation
Mr. Russell presented the invocation.
Approval of Agenda
Action Item #1: Mrs. Bromell made a motion to approve the agenda. Mr. Garriga seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Approval of Minutes
Action Item #2: Mr. Russell made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. Mrs. Bromell seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Public Comments-None
2011 Audit Report
Steve Craig presented the CVB annual audit reported ending December 31, 2011. The CVB received an unqualified audit report with no findings.
Action Item #3: Mrs. Bromell made a motion to approve the Audit Report as presented by Steve Craig. Mr. Garriga seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Louisiana Tech Presentation
Jim King, vice president of student affairs, presented a proposal to the CVB to assist with helping to purchase a video board for the natatorium recently built at Louisiana Tech University. The video board is important to be able to host certain swim meets at the facility.
President/CEO's Report
Mr. Napper reported that lodging tax collection for the month of May was up 2.6 percent. Revenue remains flat for the year. He expects June to be a very good month for lodging tax collection. He reported on the DARE State Conference recently hosted in Ruston. They brought 156 DARE officers and their families to Ruston. The conference went very well. Mr. Napper congratulated Timothy Bush on being selected for the Forty for the Future by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Treasurer's Report
In Dr. Guerin absence, Mr. Garriga presented the financial report. Revenue exceeded expense for the month of June.
Chairman's Report - No report
Action Item# 3: Mr. Garriga made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Phillips seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Meeting was adjourned at 9:19 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: September 6, 2012

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