Northshore Harbor Center Board

Thursday, January 3, 2019 9:00 a.m.

100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, LA

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Mark Myers.  Mr. Myers gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Present: Carol Beech, Stephanie Berault, Martin Bruno, Kurt Bozant, Carrie Calvin, Irma Cry, Martin Jackson, Mark Myers, Darrell Smith, Kathleen Wilkin. Also present: Kathy Lowrey and Valerie Waeltz.  Absent: Kevin Davis, Martin Patel, Thomas Shinn.

A quorum was present.

The Board moved to the reading and approval of the December 3, 2018 meeting minutes.  A motion to accept the minutes was made by Darrell Smith and seconded by Stephanie Berault. The minutes were unanimously approved.

The meeting then moved to Old Business.  Ms. Lowrey provided an overview of the brand launch community leaders luncheon that was to be held on January 15th.  She described the presentation to be given and discussed the special Lighthouse discount offer for non-profits booking events on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.  Ms. Lowrey then provided an update on Lobby Lounge ticket sales, predicting the show would sell out.  An overview of the events that the Friends of the Harbor Center would host in 2019 followed.

The Board moved on to review and consideration of the 2019 budget.  After review, Martin Bruno made a motion to accept the budget as presented.  Stephanie Berault seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

New Business followed beginning with a motion by Martin Bruno, seconded by Darrell Smith to add discussion of the marquee to the agenda.  The motion passed unanimously.  Ms. Lowrey informed the Board that she had been contacted by a real estate agent who inquired if there was any interest in selling the sign. Discussion ensued.  The Board determined that the sign was invaluable to the Harbor Center and as such would not be for sale.  The Board requested Ms. Lowrey and Mr. Myers to meet with the agent to explore the possibility of advertising on the marquee.

Ms. Lowrey then provided an overview of the Board’s 2019 meeting dates.  She then reminded the Board of the ethics training and financial disclosure requirements with a deadline of May 15th.

Ms. Lowrey began the General Manager’s report by updating the Board on two new caterers that were added to the approved caterers list, Trinity and NOLA Beverage Co.  She gave an overview of some events and noted that 2.223 toys were distributed to 514 children at the toy distribution.

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the sales report.

Following the report, Darrell Smith made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Kurt Bozant.  The meeting was adjourned.