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RUSTON LINCOLN Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors Meeting 8:00 a.m. July 14, 2011 Ruston, LA
Minutes
Members Present:
Keith Brasuell, Chair
Rosy Bromell
Ryan Madden
Skip Russell
Chris Garriga
Bill Hogan
Staff Present:
Kyle Edmiston, President/CEO
Timothy Bush, VP for Sales/Marketing
Members Absent:
Dr. Dave Guerin
Dr. Kenoye Eke
Don Dyson
Call to Order
Mr. Brasuell called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.
Invocation
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: Mr. Garriga made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. Mr. Hogan seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Public Comments-None
2010 Audit Report
Steve Craig, who represents Heard, McElroy and Vestal, presented the CVB's 2010 Audit report. The CVB received an unqualified audit for 2010 with no findings.
Action Item #3: Mr. Russell made a motion to accept the 2010 Audit Report presented by Steve Craig. Mr. Garriga seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
President/CEO's Report
Mr. Edmiston reported that the lodging tax revenue continues to trend up for the year. YTD the CVB is up 25.5 percent over last year revenue, which represents $38,000 more in revenue over last year. Mr. Edmiston also talked about the upcoming Southwest Regional Big League Baseball Tournament happening this weekend at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park. The CVB also hosted the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association Board Retreat in Ruston early in the week. The retreat welcomed 20 tourism leaders from around the state here for two days of meetings.
Treasurer's Report
Mr. Garriga's presented the financial report. Overall, the CVB finances look good. He pointed out the transfer of funds from the enterprise fund, which was used to pay the debt service on the CVB building.
Action Item #4: Mrs. Bromell made a motion to accept the treasurer's report. Mr. Russell seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Chairman's Report
No report
Proposed 2011 Budget Adjustment
Mr. Garriga presented the current 2011 budget with minor revisions to both revenue and expenses.
Action Item #5: Mr. Hogan made a motion to accept the proposed 2011 budget adjustments. Mr. Garriga seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Action Item #6: Mrs. Bromell made a motion to adjourn. 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: August 24, 2011

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