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Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
319 Broadway Street
Rockport, Texas  

Partner Event/Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, June 17, 2014                          

Texas Tropical Trail Region 105th monthly Partner Event

9:30 – 10:00 amWelcome and Refreshments – Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, 319 Broadway Street, Rockport

10:00 – 10:10 am – Travel to HistoryCenter for AransasCounty, 801 E. Cedar, Rockport

10:10 – 10:30 amTour of History Center for Aransas County

10:30 – 10:45 amTravel to Texas Maritime Museum, 1202 Navigation Blvd, Rockport

10:45 – 11:45 amTourTexas Maritime Museum

11:45 am – 12 noon – Travel to Eleanor’s General Store, 3316 N. Highway 35, Fulton

12 noon – 1:00 pmLunch– Eleanor’s General Store (with a little extra time for shopping)

12:30 pm – Individual introductions and community updates

1:00 -1:15 pmTravel to Fulton Mansion State Historic Site Education and History Center located directly behind the Fulton Mansion on the corner of Henderson and Nancy Ann Streets

1:15 – 1:30 pmEducational Program – Book Review by Diane Probst, CEO of Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce – “Chamberology – by Diane Probst” – Find out what it takes to be a Chamberologist – Fulton Mansion Education and HistoryCenter

1:30 – 2:00 pm – Educational Program – “Update on FultonMansion Historic Site Restorations” by Marsha Hendrix, Site Manager – FultonMansion Education and History Center

Optional 2:00 pm – optional tour of Fulton Mansion Exhibit and Gift Shop area (adjacent to the Education and HistoryCenter)

2:00 – 3:30 pm Business meeting – Tropical Trail board of directors – Fulton Mansion Education and History Center

Business Meeting

Board Development (Bart Wales Chair)

Approve Minutes- May 20 Kingsville Meeting

Review and Approve May Financial Reports

New Executive Director

Executive Director’s Report

THTP Statewide Meeting – June 11 and 12 – Round Rock – Bart Wales

–         Proposed THC/HT Partnership Agreement

FY 15 Scope of Work/Budget Workshop – July 21 – Raymondville (tentative date and site)

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)

106th Partner Event – July 15 – Raymondville

107th Partner Event – August 19

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 10

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.

Other Business: