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Northshore Harbor Center

Board of Commissioners

2018 Meeting Dates

 

January 3

February 7

March 7

April 11

May 2

June 6

July 11

August 1

September 5

October 3

November 7

December 5

 

 

NHC Board Meeting

February 7, 2018

 

The Meeting was called to order at 9:00 am by Chairman Mark Myers.  Board Chairman, Mark Myers gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Kathy Lowrey proceeded with roll call.  Present: Mark Myers, Stephanie Berault, Carrie Calvin, Kevin Davis, Mark Myers, Martin Patel and Kathleen Wilkin.  Absent:  Carol Beech, Martin Bruno, Kurt Bozant, Irma Cry, Martin Jackson, Donna O’Daniels, Thomas Shinn and Darrell Smith.  Also present:  Barbara Carey, Adrian, Kathy Lowrey and Sheila Vicknair.

Due to the lack of a quorum, review of the minutes was tabled until the March meeting.

Ms. Barbara Carey of TCI Communications and Mr. Adrian Percy of Percy and Company then gave a presentation regarding what the process of conducting a focus group for the Northshore Harbor Center will be.   

Ms. Lowrey provided an update on the status of the acoustic panel RFP.  She will be meeting with Mr. Sherman Bernard of Bernard Productions to assist with the specifications that will be used.

The Board moved on to consider the use of the facility and how it might provide more events free to the community similar to the free classes offered by the Castine Center.  Discussion ensued.

Ms. Lowrey then provided the Board with an overview of the Friends of the Harbor Center’s rental rates and the work that they are doing to produce more community events and support the Harbor Center’s efforts.

Discussion moved to the catering policy.  The Board confirmed that under the new policy, Mardi Gras balls who wish for their members to carry in their own liquor for balls are allowed to do so.

Discussion of the contract for the 2017 audit was tabled until the March meeting due to the lack of a quorum.

Ms. Lowrey then presented the General Manager’s report, followed by presentation of the sales report by Ms. Waeltz. 

The next meeting will be held on March 7, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

The meeting adjourned at 10:40 a.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathy Lowrey

MINUTES

Northshore Harbor Center Board

Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 9:00 a.m.

100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, LA

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:04 a.m. by Chairman, Mark Myers.  Present: Kurt Bozant, Martin Bruno, Jr., Carrie Calvin, Irma Cry, Mark Myers, Donna O’Daniels, Darrell Smith and Kathleen Wilkin.  Absent:  Carol Beech, Kevin Davis, Martin Jackson, Martin Patel and Thomas Shinn.   Also present: Sara Pagones, Kathy Lowrey, Valerie Waeltz and Sheila Vicknair.

Board Chairman Mark Myers gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

The board reviewed minutes from the December regular meeting.  Mr. Martin Bruno motioned to accept the minutes as written, Mr. Darrell Smith seconded and the motion carried unanimously.  

The Board continued with Old Business on the agenda.  Ms. Kathy Lowrey presented the focus group proposals.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Smith motioned to accept the proposal from TCI.  Mr. Bruno seconded, and the motion carried unanimously. 

Ms. Lowrey updated the Board on the acoustic panels.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Smith motioned to put out an RFP for acoustic panels.  Ms. Irma Cry seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

As there was no new business to discuss, Ms. Lowrey presented the General Manager’s report.  This included an update on the Toys for Tots toy distribution, the award received from Convention south Magazine, and the advertising for the Northshore Harbor Center in various publications

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales report.

The next meeting will be February 3, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. 

Mr. Smith motioned to adjourn.  Ms. Cry seconded.  The meeting adjourned at 9:50 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sheila Vicknair

MINUTES

Northshore Harbor Center Board

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, LA

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:04 a.m. by Chairman, Mark Myers.  Present: Kurt Bozant, Martin Bruno, Jr., Carrie Calvin, Kevin Davis, Mark Myers, Martin Patel, Darrell Smith and Kathleen Wilkin.  Absent:  Carol Beech, Stephanie Berault, Irma Cry, Martin Jackson, Donna O’Daniels and Thomas Shinn.   Also present: Joe Anderson, Wynn Williams, Kathy Lowrey, Valerie Waeltz and Sheila Vicknair.

Board Chairman Mark Myers gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mr. Myers introduced new Board member, Mr. Kurt Bozant.  Mr. Joe Anderson administered the oath of office to Mr. Bozant.  Mr. Myers introduced Ms. Wynn Williams of Hancock/Whitney Bank and all financial institution paperwork was signed.

The board reviewed minutes from the November regular meeting.  Mr. Darrell Smith motioned to accept the minutes as written, Mr. Kevin Davis seconded and the motion carried unanimously.  

Mr. Myers gave an update on the Strategic Planning Committee.  Discussion ensued.  The Board decided to wait until January’s Board meeting to make a final decision on the committee’s recommendations. 

Ms. Lowrey presented to the Board the proposals for a new server.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Davis moved to accept 1UpTech’s proposal.  Mr. Smith requested an amendment to the motion to have 1UpTech add a back-up power source to their proposal.  Mr. Davis accepted the amendment.  Mr. Martin Patel seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

Ms. Lowrey updated the Board on the status of acoustic panel estimates for the grand hall.

The Board moved on to New Business.  The proposed 2018 Budget was presented to the Board.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Martin Bruno motioned to accept the proposed budget.  Mr. Smith seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Lowrey gave the General Manager’s Report.  The USMC Band Concert was very successful and brought in 725 toys.  Those toys will be distributed on December 22nd, along with all the toys collected from the local area drop off points.

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales report.

The next meeting will be January 3, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. 

Mr. Davis is motioned to adjourn.  Mr. Bruno seconded.  The meeting adjourned at 9:50 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sheila Vicknair

MINUTES

Northshore Harbor Center Board

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, LA

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:02 a.m. by Chairman, Mark Myers.  Present: Carol Beech, Martin Bruno, Jr., Carrie Calvin, Martin Jackson, Mark Myers, Thomas Shinn, Darrell Smith and Kathleen Wilkin.  Absent:  Irma Cry, Kevin Davis, Donna O’Daniels and Martin Patel.   Also present: Joe Anderson, Wynn Williams, Kathy Lowrey, Valerie Waeltz and Sheila Vicknair.

Mr. Darrell Smith gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mr. Mark Myers introduced the new Board member, Ms. Carrie Calvin.  Mr. Joe Anderson administered the oath of office to Ms. Calvin.  Mr. Myers introduced Ms. Wynn Williams of Hancock/Whitney Bank.

The board reviewed minutes from the October regular meeting.  Mr. Martin Bruno motioned to accept the minutes as written, Mr. Darrell Smith seconded and the motion carried unanimously.  

Mr. Myers updated the Board on the Strategic Planning Committee’s recent meeting.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Smith motioned to seek out market research companies by the end of November.  Ms. Stephanie Berault seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. 

Ms. Lowrey updated the Board on the new HVAC unit installation and the salvageable parts.

The Board moved on to New Business.  Ms. Wynn Williams presented Hancock/Whitney Bank’s proposed offer to continue our current interest rates.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Bruno motioned to accept the proposed resolution from Hancock/Whitney Bank.  Ms. Carol Beech seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Ms. Lowrey gave the General Manager’s Report.  She reminded the Board of the upcoming events, including the Smooth Jazz Matinee on November 12th, the Senior Appreciation Luncheon on November 14th, the Marine Band Concert on December 5th, and the Toys for Tots Toy Distribution on December 20th.

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales report.

The next meeting will be December 6, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. 

Ms. Beech is motioned to adjourn.  Ms. Berault seconded.  The meeting adjourned at 9:52 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sheila Vicknair

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