LCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
FEBRUARY 10, 2013
LAMAR DIXON EXPO CENTER
MEMBERS PRESENT: WESLEY RIDGEDELL, VENDAL FAIRCHILD, TOM ARDOIN, BOB PITRE, DAN SAFFORD, TOMMY SMITH, JAMES LELEUX, RANDY TOUPS, JOE HILDAGO, RICKY LESTER, CALVIN LEBOEUF, JAMES ARCENEAUX, TERRY BOONE
MEMBERS ABSENT: BRENT YANTIS, DR. BILL STORER, WESLEY COFFMAN, ANDY LOFTUS, CHIP DURAND, DANNY COLE
GUEST PRESENT: ASHLEY DELATTE, SAM YANTIS, SHEILA PITRE
Vendal opened the meeting with pray by Joe Hildago. He then called on Robert to call roll after which a quorum was established.
Vendal called for nominations for Chairman of District Vice President’s. Terry Boone nominated James Arceneaux 2nd by Wesley. Tom nominated Ricky Lester, 2nd by Tommy. Wesley made a motion to close nominations, 2nd by Bob. Motion carried. Vote was done by secret ballot and votes counted by officers. Ricky Lester was voted to hold position of Chairman of District Vice President’s.
Vendal read of his nominations for At Large Board Member’s Joe Hildago, Calvin LeBoeuf, Dr. Bill Storer, and Lance Bruce. Motion was made by Bob to accept at large BOD as presented, 2nd by Tommy. Motion carried.
Tommy Smith made a motion to appoint Dr. Sheila Pitre as LBIC board member to replace Clayton Brister, 2nd by Ricky. Wesley made a motion to accept nomination by acclamation, 2nd by Bob. Motion carried.
After everyone read over of minutes a motion was made to accept as written by Bob, 2nd by Randy. Motion carried.
Dan made motion to accept membership as presented 2nd by Randy. Motion carried. Bob made a motion to accept paid membership as of 2-10-13, 2nd by Dan. Motion carried. Jimmy requested to have the staff send a membership report to Parish Presidents, Treasurer and District Vice President’s. Robert suggested that they could send them in e-mail. Dan brought up the fact that some addresses are still wrong. Robert requested that each District V.P. please check on line to make sure that we have the proper officers in the right place.
Samantha gave a junior report to the Board that their conference would be the last weekend in August at Dry Creek again this year. She suggested that each parish help send youth for their parishes to help on cost along with sponsorships for different entities. She also said that will be the time that they recognize youth with awards. Sam asked everyone to help by getting involved in the State Fair Cook-Off this year.
Vendal called on Robert to go over financials with the Board. After review of financials Tommy made a motion to accept as written, 2nd by Dan. Motion carried.
Robert told BOD under other business that Stacey Thorton had requested that we purchase 75 year legacy Afghans to sell for a fund raiser. Tommy made a motion to purchase 50 afghans 2nd by Ricky. Randy called for question. Motion carried. James made a motion to sell afghans for $75 2nd by Randy. Motion carried.
Tom reported to BOD that Executive committee had given Robert a raise at Convention in West Monroe and he would like BOD to ratify that decision. Ricky made a motion to accept committee’s decision 2nd by Calvin. Motion carried.
Tommy Smith made a motion to entertain a motion to seek legal counsel to investigate the possibility of suing for slander and defamation of character the person or persons spreading vicious rumors about the financial records including the ¾ ton truck purchase, and any other false statements about the LCA organization, its records, its officers, its board of directors, and its Executive Vice President. This motion would also authorize the three highest officers of the LCA (President, President Elect, and Vice President) to make a decision with legal council to take legal action if advised. The LCA will incur all expenses for this process, 2nd by Ricky. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Tommy to give Robert the authority to use of LCA vehicle as he sees fit, 2nd by James. Motion carried.
Calvin suggested that we look into moving convention to second weekend of January. Vendal suggested that we see if we can get the parishes to move their shows to help us. James said we should at least have 10% of our membership attend the convention. Vendal suggested keeping committee Wesley had appointed to look into possibilities for 2015 Convention. Then Vendal appointed Bob, Tom, and Calvin to look at show dates and see what can be worked out.
The dates of the next BOD meeting were set as follows: June 15, 2013
September 15, 2013
December 14, 2013
All of which will be held at office in Port Allen at 10:00 A.M. Motion was made by Dan ,2nd by Wesley that BOD meeting stay in Port Allen at office.
Motion made by Tom not to publish minutes or financials of meetings in our magazine 2nd by Jimmy. Motion carried.
It was requested that we hold an officers training meeting at the office on March 23, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.
Motion was made by Bob to adjourn, 2nd by Calvin. Motion carried.