Partner Event/Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The Boot Company Bar & Grill
205 E. Hidalgo Avenue
Raymondville, Texas ________________________________________________________________________________________
Texas Tropical Trail Region 106th monthly Partner Event
9:00 – 9:45 am – Welcome & Refreshments – The Boot Company Restaurant – 205 E. Hidalgo Ave, Raymondville
9:45 – 10:15 am – travel to Grace Heritage Ranch by caravan
10:15 – 11:00 am – Tour Grace Heritage Ranch
11:00 – 11:30 am – travel to BethelLutheranChurch by caravan - 8233 Park Ave, Lyford
11:30 am -12 noon – Tour and history of Bethel Lutheran Church
12 noon – 1:00 pm – lunch- BethelLutheranChurch
Tucker’s Barbecue of Lyford will cater our lunch.
Please note that your first choice will be your meat:
Brisket or chicken? If you choose chicken, do you prefer white or dark meat?
Your lunch will also include pinto beans and potato salad and banana pudding for dessert.
You have another choice to make –
Iced tea – sweet or unsweet?
Cost per person will be $15 including tax and gratuity. CASH only please.
12:30 pm – Individual introductions and community updates
1:00 – 1:30 pm - RGV Civil War Trail program - BethelLutheranChurch
1:30 – 2:00 pm – Review of David Vassberg’s book, “Stockholm on the Rio Grande 1912 – 1985″
2:00 – 4:30 pm - business meeting – Tropical Trail board of directors – Bethel LutheranbChurch
Board Development (Bart Wales Chair)
Approve Minutes- May 20 Kingsville Meeting
June 17 Rockport-Fulton Meeting
Review and Approve May Financial Reports
June Financial Reports
Executive Director’s Report
THTP Statewide Meeting – June 11 and 12 – Round Rock
Use Agreement for Photographs
Upcoming Workshops- FY 15 Scope of Work/Budget Workshop – July 21 in Lyford
Board Members and Officers- Elections
Proposed THC/HT Partnership Agreement
FY 14 Scope of Work Updates
Implementation of 2013/14 Partner Participation Program – Wanda Greenhill
Manage & Acknowledge Financial and In-Kind Resources – Wanda Greenhill
Advocate for Legislative Support of the Texas Heritage Trails Program – Bart Wales
Collaboration with other Heritage Trails and pursue a joint venture project to sustain the Texas Tropical Trail Region and the Texas Heritage Trails program (LLC Update)- Rick Stryker / Bart Wales/Nancy Deviney
Plan Diverse and Dynamic Monthly Meetings – Nancy Deviney
(Develop National / Cross Trail projects relating to the Nationally Designated El Camino Real de los Tejas and the Chisholm / Western Cattle Trails)
107th Partner Event – August 19 – Corpus Christi
108th Partner Event – September 16
109th Partner Event – October 21 – Laredo (tentative)
Provide Logistical Assistance for Workshops Developed and Presented by THC and Other Agencies as Appropriate.
- THC/TAM Interpretive Writing Workshop in Mission – June 20
- THC Historical Marker Workshop in Corpus Christi – July 9
Offer a Regional Scholarship Program. Assist Partners with Funding for Furthering their Education in Various Heritage and Cultural Tourism Education Fields.
Update on CTA Scholarships -
Promotions / Marketing – Valerie Bates
- High priority on website, travelogue and social media for Executive Director.
- Distribute marketing pieces and collateral materials promoting the Region and the Byways.
- Collaborate with CVBs, VisitorCenters, and Chambers of Commerce that do tourism marketing as well as Hotels, RV parks, Texas Parks & Wildlife and Hospitality Organizations.