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  • TCLA to consider funding request

  • Three funding requests and lodging tax and information inquiry updates are on the agenda of the Tri-County Lodging Association which will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Quail’s Nest Inn & Suites in Osage Beach.
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  • Three funding requests and lodging tax and information inquiry updates are on the agenda of the Tri-County Lodging Association which will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Quail’s Nest Inn & Suites in Osage Beach.
    Fund requests include:
    •ATA Tae-Kwon-do Regional Championships, Nov. 8-9, expecting 3,500 attendees; requesting $5,000 for advertising, postage, insurance, sanctioning fee and medical staff.
    •Fishers of Men National Fishing Tournament Oct. 17-18, 2014; requesting $5,000, and TCLA Fishing Committee is recommending funding half of the amount; expecting 80-120 teams, and 400 room nights.
    •Crappie USA, April 4-5, 2014. Requesting $6,500 which includes adverting. Fishing Committee recommends $3,250 from 2014 budget.
    Lodging tax collections for the eight months ending February are up 1.25 percent; lodging and vacation inquiries are down 28.2 percent; visits to the funlake.com website are up 1.4 percent.
    Other agenda items include a presentation by Steady Rain on a website upgrade, and various committee reports.
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