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  1. Welcome Mike Curd

  2. Introductions BHA Board of Directors

  3. 2008 Membership Meeting Minutes Mike Curd

  4. Approval of Minutes

  5. Treasurer’s Report Don Howard

  6. BHA 2008-2009 Agreed Upon Procedures A full audit is performed every three years • An agreed upon procedures for the 2008-2009 fiscal year is underway • The agreed upon procedures for the 2007-2008 fiscal year was clean

  7. BHA Fund Balance • Fiscal Year July 1st – June 30th • As of June 30, 2008 • BHA Fund Balance $39,085.11 • As of June 30, 2009 • BHA Fund Balance $42,006.92

  8. 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

  9. Approval of Treasurer’s Report

  10. 2009-2010 Budget • Expenses for 2009-2010 are in line or slightly reduced compared to the 2008-2009 Budget. • Plan to hold 7 events or more in 2009-2010 • BHA is projected to end the Fiscal Year of 2009 - 2010 with $3,500 in revenue above expenses

  11. Approval of 2009 – 2010 Budget

  12. 2008-2009 BHA Accomplishments Mike Curd

  13. BHA 2008 – 2009 Events Hosted Membership Events including: • BHA served as a sponsor for the Filson Bourbon Academy • Fall Keeneland Outing • 7th Annual Golf Outing to fund the Mark O’Brien scholarship • May’s Annual Tourism Forum • Presentations on the 2009 Legislative Session, Greening the Hospitality Industry in the Bluegrass and Social Media/Web 2.0 • Keynote Address from Bill Samuels, Jr., President, Makers Mark Distillery • Membership Event featuring Lindsay Culbreath, Smith Travel Research with a presentation on Operating in the Tourism and Hotel Industry in a Down Economy • Membership Event featuring “The Pros and Cons of VLTs at Racetracks” • BTMA/BHA Tourism Gala at CastlePost

  14. BHA 2008 – 2009 Accomplishments • Acquired Sixteen New Members • BHA was the catalyst for the last two meetings with Jamie Link of WEG and Short's Travel with the hotel community • Electronic BHA Newsletters • Continued PR Relationship and Partnership with Preston-Osborne • Continued Membership Approach with Sales Representative

  15. Residence Inn by Marriott South Lexington Relocation Services H & W Management Preston Osborne Blue Grass Tours CastlePost Crowne Plaza – The Campbell House Explorium of Lexington Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate Carlisle – Nicholas County Tourism Kentucky Distillers Association Akins Dry Cleaning Frankfort-Franklin County Tourism Commission LFUCG AD-RACK Blue Diamond Plumbing and Electric BHA 2008 – 2009 New Members

  16. A Day to Remember USA Ale-8-One Bottling Company Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott – Lexington North USA Today Welcome 2009-2010 New Members

  17. January 2010 Holiday Party February 2010 Guest Speakers – TBD March 2010 Guest Speakers - TBD May 2010 Tourism Forum June 2010 Golf Tournament September 2010 Guest Speakers - TBD October 2010 Keeneland Outing November 2010 Membership Meeting Tentative 2009-2010 Meeting Schedule

  18. Legislative CommitteeReport Larry Bell Legislative Chair

  19. BHA Legislative Agenda • Pursue Public Capital Project List • Local Issues • Advocate for Capital Project List • BHA Participation with Appropriate Local Boards • Monitor Ordinances Effecting Room Tax Collection/Distribution • State Issues • Advocate for Capital Project List • Monitor Legislation/Budget Actions Impacting new Marketing Fund Collection/Distribution • Monitor Casino Gaming Legislation • Monitor Employment Legislation • Support Maintaining State Brand thru 2010 Games

  20. BHA Capital Project List • Improving Wayfinding in Lexington area • Funding from State needed by Kentucky Horse Park in order to host 2010 Alltech FEI Games • Establishing Downtown Entertainment District • Entryway Revitalization • Newtown Pike Extension and Improvement

  21. 2009 Legislative Issues • February 2009 • BHA Supported the Kentucky Distillers Assn and others to oppose the tax increases imposed on the alcoholic beverage industry • March 2009 • BHA Supported HB 229 making improvements in Historic Preservation tax credits, updating the Kentucky Tourism Development Act and establishing a program to help have more films made in Kentucky

  22. 2009 Legislative Issues • May – June 2009 • BHA Supported the Kentucky Equine Education Program (Keep) proposal for adding VLT’s at Kentucky Race Tracks to keep our thoroughbred industry strong • BHA Advocated with Kentucky US Representatives to oppose EFCA legislation under consideration in Congress • August 2009 • BHA Encouraged LFUCG and KY Transportation Dept to find funding to bury power lines along the Newtown Pike Extension

  23. Legislative Committee Questions ?

  24. Nominating Committee Report Larry Bell Nominating Committee Chair

  25. 2009-2010 BHA Executive Committee President: Mike Curd, Hilton Suites at Lexington Green Vice President: Mary Quinn Ramer, LCVB Secretary: Eli Mertens, TravelHost Treasurer: Don Howard, H&W Management Past President: Larry Bell, Hyatt Regency Lexington

  26. 2009-2010 BHA Board of Directors Directors • Bill Owen - Lexington Center Corporation • Katy Stephenson -Ramada Conference Center • Mary Perkins – Woodford Reserve Distillery • Rich Johnston – Hilton Lexington/Downtown • Ann Hagen Michel – Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate • Lori Rawls – World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. • Mark Ravenscraft – Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa • Ron Van Haaren – Embassy Suites of Lexington • Zedtta Wellman – Gratz Park Inn • Krista Greathouse - LFUCG • Adam Johnson – Danville/Boyle County CVB

  27. Questions and Answers

  28. Adjourn THANK YOU!