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RUSTON LINCOLN Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors Meeting 8:00 a.m. August 16, 2012 Ruston, LA

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RUSTON LINCOLN Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors Meeting 8:00 a.m. August 16, 2012 Ruston, LA
Minutes
Members Present: Bill Hogan, Chair Chris Garriga
Dr. Dave Guerin
Dr. Kenoye Eke
Keith Brasuell Staff Present:
Travis Napper, President/CEO
Timothy Bush, VP for Sales/Marketing
Members Absent:
Rosy Bromell
Greg Phillips
Skip Russell
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: Mr. Garriga made a motion to approve the agenda. Dr. Guerin 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. Brasuell seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Public Comments-None
President/CEO's Report
Mr. Napper reported that lodging tax collection for the month of June was up 50 percent, which brought year-to-date lodging tax collection up 4.5 percent up the year. He reminded board members that Jam at the Joe was coming up and encouraged board members to volunteer if they could. Mr. Napper stated that a hotel meeting would be scheduled in the coming months.
Treasurer's Report
Dr. Guerin reported that expenses exceeded revenue for the month of July. Year-to-date revenue exceeds expenses by $13,675.
Chairman's Report
Mr. Hogan announced that a half marathon race would be taking place in Ruston February 10. He said the race has the potential to attract 500 runners, with 300 would be from outside the area.
2013 Proposed Budget
Action Item #3: Mr. Garriga made a motion to approve the 2013 Proposed Budget. Dr. Guerin seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Action Item# 4: Mr. Brasuell made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Garriga 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.
1td: October 7, 2012

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