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  1. Welcome Larry Bell

  2. Introductions BHA Board of Directors

  3. BHA Best Wishes Mark Jeffrey Past President of BHA and GM of Marriott Griffin Gate on his Appointment as GM of Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott Resort in Miami, FL

  4. 2007 Membership Meeting Minutes Mike Curd

  5. Approval of Minutes

  6. Treasurer’s Report Mike Curd

  7. BHA 2007-2008 AUP Audit performed every three years • AUP for 2007-2008 FY underway • Full audit for 2006-2007 FY was clean

  8. BHA Fund Balance • Fiscal Year July 1st – June 30th • As of June 30, 2007 • BHA Fund Balance $45,167.85 • As of June 30, 2008 • BHA Fund Balance $39,085.11

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

  10. Approval of Treasurer’s Report

  11. 2008-2009 Budget • Expanded some expenses for the coming year to grow the membership. • Plan to hold 7 events or more in 2009 • BHA is projected to end the Fiscal Year of 2008 - 2009 with $4,000 in revenue above expenses

  12. Approval of 2008 – 2009 Budget

  13. 2007-2008 BHA Accomplishments Larry Bell

  14. BHA 2007 – 2008 Events Hosted Membership Events including: • Membership Event featuring Mayor Jim Newberry discussing Lexington’s progress on WEG • May’s Annual Tourism Forum • Presentations on Ryder Cup and Bourbon Trail • Keynote Address on Centre-Pointe with Dudley Webb • Membership Event featuring new Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet Secretary Marcheta Sparrow • Membership Event with USEF Chief Executive Officer John Long with update on WEG • Holiday Party with BTMA and Golf Outing to fund the Mark O’Brien scholarship

  15. BHA 2007 – 2008 Accomplishments • Acquired Ten New Members • Strategic Planning Session • New Quarterly Newsletter • New PR Relationship and Partnership with Preston-Osborne • New Membership Approach with Sales Representative

  16. Residence Inn by Marriott South Lexington Relocation Services Homewood Suites H & W Management Preston Osborne Carlisle – Nicholas County Tourism Ashland – The Henry Clay Estate Kentucky Distillers Assn Frankfort – Franklin County Tourism Adkins Dry Cleaning BHA 2007 – 2008 New Members

  17. BHA 2007 – 2008 Strategic Plan • Goal 1 • Create a BHA PR Campaign to focus public attention on importance of Tourism • Goal 2 • Enhance our Advocacy for Bluegrass Tourism • Goal 3 • Aggressively Grow our Membership • Goal 4 • Engage Members and Develop New Leaders

  18. January 28, 2009 Holiday Party - CastlePost February 2009 Guest Speakers – TBD March 2009 Hospitality Awards with LCVB April 2009 Golf Tournament May 2009 Tourism Forum June 2009 Guest Speakers - TBD October 2009 Keeneland Outing November 2009 Membership Meeting Tentative 2008-2009 Meeting Schedule

  19. Legislative CommitteeReport Ann McBrayer Legislative Chair

  20. 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 Maintaining State Brand thru 2010 Games

  21. Legislative Committee Questions ?

  22. Nominating Committee Report Fran Taylor Nominating Committee Chair

  23. 2008-2009 BHA Executive Committee President: Mike Curd, Holiday Inn North Vice President: Krista Greathouse, Short’s Sports & Events Secretary: Mary Quinn Ramer, LCVB Treasurer: Jeff Webb, Hilton Suites at Lexington Green Past President: Larry Bell, Hyatt Regency Lexington

  24. 2008-2009 BHA Board of Directors Directors • Bill Owen - Lexington Center Corporation • Katy Stephenson -Ramada Conference Center • Ann McBrayer - Kentucky Eagle Beer • Eli Mertens - TravelHost of the Bluegrass • John Nicholson – Kentucky Horse Park • Mary Perkins – Woodford Reserve Distillery • Rich Johnston – Lexington Downtown Hotel & Conference Center • Casey Cline – Republic National Distributing Co. of KY • Ann Hagen Michel – Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate • Lori Rawls – World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. • Zedtta Wellman – Gratz Park Inn

  25. Questions and Answers

  26. Adjourn THANK YOU!