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  1. Call to Order Fran Taylor President Elect

  2. Introductions

  3. Approval of 2005 Membership Meeting Minutes Mike Curd

  4. Treasurer’s Report Mike Curd

  5. BHA 05-06 Agreed Upon Procedures • Audit performed every three years • In Process for 2006

  6. BHA Fund Balance • FY runs July – June • As of October, 2005 Fund Balance = $25,278 • As of October , 2006 Fund Balance = $50,919

  7. BHA Financial Support • Revenue consists of dues, sponsorship, and event registration • Membership support is extremely important • Special thanks to our founding members • Bluegrass Airport • Bluegrass Chapter of the Kentucky Restaurant Association • Commerce Lexington • Keeneland • Lexington Convention and Visitor’s Bureau • Kentucky Eagle Beer

  8. 2006-2007 Budget • Revenues and expenses remain in line with the previous year • Plan to hold approx. 7 events in 2007 • BHA is projected to end the year with approx. $4,415 in excess revenue over expenses

  9. 2005-2006 BHA Accomplishments

  10. BHA – 2006 Accomplishments • Hosted Annual Tourism Forum • Grew membership • Led effort to retain the Bluegrass State Games • Hosted Mayoral Forum • Leading tourism effort related to 2010 World Equestrian Games • Awarded scholarship

  11. January 2007 Holiday Party January 9th Embassy Suites 5:00p.m. – 6:30p.m. February 2007 Guest Speakers - TBD May 2007 Tourism Forum and Trade Show June 2007 Guest Speakers - TBD August 2007 Golf Tournament September 2007 Guest Speaker - TBD November 2007 Membership Meeting and Elections Meeting Schedule for 2006

  12. Legislative CommitteeReport Larry Bell Legislative Chair

  13. Legislative Committee • Larry Bell – Radisson Plaza Hotel • Mark Jeffrey – Marriott Griffin Gate • Judy Taylor – Keeneland Association • Ann Mc Brayer – Kentucky Eagle Beer • Gerry van der Meer – Crowne Plaza Campbell House • David Lord – Lexington Convention & Visitors Bureau

  14. 2006 Legislative Actions • Developed Current Legislative Agenda • Hosted Joint Meeting with LCVB Board and Preston-Osborne Facilitating • Prioritized Public Capital Projects for 2010 • BHA Board Approved Agenda • Established Current Legislative Listserve • Hosted the BHA Mayor’s Forum in Late September with 110 in Attendance

  15. Current Legislative Agenda Posted on our Website www.bluegrasshospitality.org • Pursue Public Capital Project List – handout • Local Issues • Advocate for Capital Project List (above) • BHA Participation with Appropriate Local Boards • Monitor Ordinances Effecting Room Tax Collection/Distribution • State Issues • Advocate for Capital Project List (above) • Monitor Legislation/Budget Actions Impacting new Marketing Fund Collection/Distribution • Monitor Casino Gaming Legislation • Monitor Employment Legislation • Support Legislation to Maintain State Brand thru 2010 Games

  16. 2007 Legislative Committee Plans • Coordinate Public Capital Projects List with: • Mayor’s Office of LFUCG • Commerce Lexington • Downtown Development Authority • Convention and Visitor’s Bureau • World Equestrian Games 2010 Committee • Kentucky Horse Park • Bluegrass Caucus of State Legislators • Host a Legislative Briefing in January or February with Bluegrass Caucus – Date TBD

  17. Legislative Committee Questions ?

  18. Nominating Committee Report Mark Jeffrey Nominating Committee Chair

  19. 2006-2007 BHA Executive Committee President: Fran Taylor, Keeneland President-Elect: Larry Bell Secretary/Treasurer: Mike Curd, Holiday Inn North Past President: Mark Jeffrey, Marriott (Previously Elected)

  20. 2006-2007 BHA Board of Directors Directors • Rob Hinkle - World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. • Bill Owen - Lexington Center Corporation • Gerry Van der Meer - Crowne Plaza the Campbell House • Katy Stephenson -Ramada Conference Center / BCKRA • Jeff Webb - Hilton Suites at Lexington Greene • Christa Greathouse - Shorts Travel • Ed Houilhan - Lexington History Museum • Ann McBrayer - Kentucky Eagle Beer • Eli Mertens - TravelHost of the Bluegrass

  21. Questions and Answers

  22. Adjourn THANK YOU!