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RUSTON LINCOLN Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors Meeting

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RUSTON LINCOLN Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 a.m. December 21, 2012 Ruston, LA
Minutes
Members Present: Bill Hogan, Chair Dr. Dave Guerin
Chris Garriga
Greg Phillips Staff Present:
Travis Napper, President/CEO
Timothy Bush, VP for Sales/Marketing
Members Absent:
Keith Brasuell
Skip Russell
Rosy Bromell
Call to Order
Mr. Hogan called the meeting to order at 8:07 a.m.
Invocation
Mr. Bush presented the invocation.
Approval of Agenda
Action Item #1: Mr. Garriga made a motion to approve the agenda. Mr. Phillips 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. Garriga seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Public Comments-None
President/CEO's Report
Mr. Napper reported that the lodging tax collection for the month of October was up 3 percent for the year. For year, revenue is down 2.9 percent. He announced that the Lt Governor's conference Tourism Conference will be in Lake Charles in January.
Treasurer's Report
Dr. Guerin presented the financial report. Revenue for the month was $33,574. Expenses were $ 53,608.
Proposed revised 2012 Budget
Mr. Napper presented the proposed revised budget for 2012 with changes
Action Item # 3: Mr. Garriga made a motion to approve the proposed revised budget for 2012. Dr. Guerin seconded. All present said aye.
Proposed Revised 2013 Budget
Mr. Napper presented the proposed revised 2013 budget. It was necessary to show a revised budget based on the savings do to the reduction in the CVB's bond note that will change at the beginning 2013.
Action Item# 4: Dr. Guerin made a motion to approve the proposed revised 2013 budget. . Mr. Garriga seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Sales and Marketing Committee Report
Dr. Guerin presented the 2013 marketing budget to promote Ruston and Lincoln Parish in 2013. The plan includes print, online/interactive and on-going media opportunities.
Action Item# 5: Mr. Hogan made a motion to approve the Sales and Marketing Committee report. Dr. Guerin seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Chairman's Report
Mr. Hogan thanked the staff for its hard work in a year of transition.
Election of 2013 Officers
The nominating committee has nominated Chris Garriga, chairman, Dave Guerin, Vice Chair and Greg Phillips, treasurer for 2013.
Action Item# 6: Mr. Phillips made a motion to approve the selection of officers for 2013. Dr. Guerin seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:37 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: February 8, 2013

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