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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 amWelcome & Refreshments – La Retama Central Library – 805 Comanche Street –1st floor La Retama Room

10:00 – 10:45 amTour 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 amConcurrent guided tours of Centennial House or Corpus Christi Cathedral

11:45 am – 12 noonTravel to First United Methodist Church – 900 S. Shoreline Blvd

12 noon – 1:00 pmIntroductions and Lunch – First United Methodist Church

12:30 pm – Individual introductions and community updates

1:00 – 1:30 pmEducational 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


Business Meeting

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.

Other Business