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Welcome Larry Bell Introductions BHA Board of Directors 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 2007 Membership Meeting Minutes Mike Curd Approval of Minutes

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welcome

Welcome

Larry Bell

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Introductions

BHA Board of Directors

bha best wishes

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

bha 2007 2008 aup
BHA 2007-2008 AUP

Audit performed every three years

  • AUP for 2007-2008 FY underway
  • Full audit for 2006-2007 FY was clean
bha fund balance
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
bha financial support
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
2008 2009 budget
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
bha 2007 2008 events
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
bha 2007 2008 accomplishments
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
bha 2007 2008 new members
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
bha 2007 2008 strategic plan
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
tentative 2008 2009 meeting schedule
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
legislative committee report

Legislative CommitteeReport

Ann McBrayer

Legislative Chair

current legislative agenda
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
nominating committee report

Nominating Committee Report

Fran Taylor

Nominating Committee Chair

2008 2009 bha executive committee
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

2008 2009 bha board of directors
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
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Questions

and

Answers

adjourn
Adjourn

THANK YOU!