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Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, Inc.
Board of Directors Meeting
May 27, 2011
Tourism Council Conference Room
175 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI

1. Roll Call


David Balfour, Chair
Barry Mechanic, Vice Chair
Jacqueline Boudreau, Treasurer
Sue Tessier MacKenzie, Secretary
Louis Yip, Member
Keith Fayan, Member
Carl Freedman, Member
Debra Fournier, Member


Moe Rondeau, Member
Judy Fischbach, Member
John Lefrancois, Member
Robert Conway, Member
Anthony Capuano, Member
Mark Brodeur, Member
Paul Eno, Member
Helen Moroney, Member
Ted Garille, Member
John Gregory, Member
Richard Murphy, Member
Dave Richards, Member
Also Attending:
Robert Billington, President
Natalie Carter, Director of Operations

2. The meeting was called to order at 12:00 pm with a quorum present.

3. Minutes
On a MOTION by Carl Freedman, seconded by Sue Tessier MacKenzie, the Minutes of the March 25, 2011 meeting were approved as presented

4. Treasurerís Report
Jacqueline Boudreau, Treasurer dispensed with the Financial Reports dated May/23/2011.
Boudreau felt the organization was moving along doing ok.
On a MOTION by Carl Freedman and seconded by Keith Fayan the Financial Reports were approved as presented.
Jacqueline Boudreau presented the BVTC Fiscal Year 2011/2012 Budget for approval. She indicated that the Budget was realistic. Natalie Carter answered several questions regarding the budget.
On a MOTION by Carl Freedman and seconded by Sue Tessier Mackenzie the BVTC Budget for Fiscal 2011/2012 was approved as presented.

5. Presidentís Report, Old Business, New Business
Robert Billington updated the Board on the following projects and programs:

The Rhode Island Cherry Blossom Festival

The Blackstone Valley Bike Stripe

The William Wheat Chocolate Factory

Blackstone Valley Leisurely Bike Tours

Tour Rhode Island, Thereís No Place Like Home

The Annual Dinner slated for September 22nd

The Blackstone Valley Explorer

6. Adjournment
On a MOTION by Sue Tessier Mackenzie seconded by Carl Freedman, the meeting Adjourned at 12:58.

Respectfully submitted,

Robert D. Billington, Ed. D.

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