Partner Event/Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
First United Methodist Church
900 S. Shoreline Boulevard
Corpus Christi, Texas
Texas Tropical Trail Region 110th monthly Partner Event
9:30 – 10:00 am – Welcome & Refreshments – La Retama Central Library – 805 Comanche Street –1st floor La Retama Room
10:00 – 10:45 am – Tour and presentations at La Retama Library
10:45 – 11:00 am – Travel to Centennial House (411 N. Upper Broadway) and Corpus Christi Cathedral (509 N. Upper Broadway)
11:00- 11:45 am – Concurrent guided tours of Centennial House or Corpus Christi Cathedral
11:45 am – 12 noon – Travel to First United Methodist Church – 900 S. Shoreline Blvd
12 noon – 1:00 pm – Introductions and Lunch – First United Methodist Church
12:30 pm – Individual introductions and community updates
1:00 – 1:30 pm – Educational Program – History of First United Methodist Church – Rev. Greg Hackett, Senior Pastor of FUMC
1:30 – 2:00 pm – Educational Program – Corpus Christi Convention/Visitor Bureau’s Role in Regional Tourism – Paulette Kluge, CEO, Corpus Christi CVB
2:00 – 4:00 pm – business meeting – First United Methodist Church
Board Development (Bart Wales Chair)
Approve Minutes- November 18 Corpus Chris
Review and Approve Financial Reports- November 2014
Executive Directors Report
McAllen International Travel Show – Jan 7 & 8
Coastal Bend Travel Fair – Fulton – Jan 29
Unity Dinner – Austin – February 24
Texas Downtown Association Regional Round Table- Valerie Bates
FY 14 Scope of Work Updates
Implementation of 2014/15 Partner Participation Program – Wanda Greenhill
Actively participate in the LLC with other Heritage Trail Regions
Advocate for Legislative Support of the Texas Heritage Trails Program – Bart Wales
Manage & Acknowledge Financial and In-Kind Resources – Wanda Greenhill
Pursue joint marketing opportunities to increase heritage tourism in the Region
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)
January 20 – 111th monthly Partner Event – San Benito (tentative)
February 17 – 112th monthly Partner Event –
March17 – 113th monthly Partner Event – Corpus Christi
Provide Logistical Assistance for Workshops Developed and Presented by THC and Other Agencies as Appropriate.
Offer a Regional Scholarship Program. Assist Partners with Funding for Furthering their Education in Various Heritage and Cultural Tourism Education Fields.
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, Visitor Centers, and Chambers of Commerce that do tourism marketing as well as Hotels, RV parks, Texas Parks & Wildlife and Hospitality Organizations.