Idaho Lottery Commission
Time, Date and Place:
The 178th meeting of the Idaho Lottery Commission took place on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM at 1199 Shoreline Lane, Boise, Idaho 83702.
Chairman, Roger Jones
Commissioner, Craig Corbett
Commissioner, Jim Rehder
Commissioner, Mel Fisher
Commissioners Present Via Teleconference
Commissioner, David Keyes
Lottery Staff Present:
Executive Director, Jeffrey Anderson
Chief Operating Officer, Becky Schroeder
Deputy Director of Security, Amber French
Deputy Director of Sales, Shannon Newhouse
Deputy Director of Marketing, Sherie MoodySt. Clair
Chief Financial Officer, Jay Prickett
Management Assistant, Jennifer QuinnoMiller
Sara Chase, Drake Cooper
Zeke Chemodurow, Intralot
Brad Surkamer, CLM
Jeremy Chou, Givens Pursley
Shelby Kerns, Division of Financial Management
Rich McAllister, Division of Financial Management
1. Meeting Called to Order
Meeting called to order by Commissioner Jones at 10:00 AM.
2. Approval of the Minutes
Commissioner Fisher motioned to approve the minutes from the March 21, 2013 meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Rehder. The vote was unanimous for approval.
3. Director Update
Director Anderson updated the Commission on the OPE audit, which went very well. The Office of Performance Evaluations staff will present a follow up report to JLOC on June 12, 2013. They will review the legislative changes we were able to get approved.
We are working on an update to the Strategic Plan submitted to DFM each year. We will be sharing the draft with the Commission sometime in the middle of June.
Director Anderson reported that he has been engaged in MUSL and NASPL heavily in the past several years and that he will remain involved in the NASPL Government Relations Committee and will continue to work on internet gambling and other topics covered in this committee. He will also now serve on the MUSL Security and Integrity Committee.
At the Liquor Division he was chosen as the Chair Elect of the NABCA organization starting now, through May of 2014 when he will become Chairman of the organization.
He mentioned that we do have the NASPL Conference coming up in Providence, Rhode Island, which you all are invited to attend.
Lastly, we did execute some changes in the Hot Lotto and Wild Card games and sales are up, so the changes are good. At this point, some states are participating in a National raffle game, but we have chosen not to participate. There is some talk about modifying the Powerball game, and once we have an idea of the impact of California joining we will evaluate. Mega Millions is also changing with a matrix and multiplier change effective in October 2013.
Director Anderson and Deputy French explained the issue with the house raffle for the Nampa School District to the Commission.
4. Quarterly Current Sales Report
The sales report is entered into the minutes as an attachment.
5. Security Division Update
Deputy Director French reminded the Commission of the Warehouse move in June, detailing the lower costs of the new location and the moving plan. She also indicated they would be touring both the old and new locations following the meeting.
6. Marketing Division Update
Deputy Director MoodySt. Clair handed out the new Marketing Plan, and detailed the contents and the strategies going forward.
She mentioned that this year the Lottery will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary and Marketing is planning to start early advertising the occasion.
Sherie described that they are beginning the summer promotion of Sweet BBQ Bucks, where we partnered with AgriBeef and Double R Ranch to supply prizes for second chance draws, which was all done in trade in support of Idaho Products.
Lastly, we have a few new draw stations for the PowerBall and Mega Millions draws. In Boise, we have switched to KTVB and hope to have a great partnership.
7. Sales Division Update
Deputy Director Newhouse reported that things are going great, and the entire team is just trying to keep up. Shannon and the Key Accounts Manager have been on a monthlong tour of the state visiting corporate accounts, building good business relationships and making sure the Lottery is serving them appropriately. In the East we met with the large border stores to discuss the Wyoming Lottery start up and it was very interesting. These stores have great faith in their loyal players and believe the players will continue to be loyal and not change how and where they purchase their tickets. They feel that because Wyoming will not have Scratch tickets, it will not have much effect on their lottery sales.
In the North, we had an opportunity to attend a NACS luncheon and met the president of NACS. They were talking about all things that concern their industry and it was interesting and we were very well received. They spoke positively about the Idaho Lottery, indicating we have been a great business partner, too.
The Sales Team is working hard to launch Tap Scratch Games in the field.
The Sales Reps will be here next week for their summer sales conference which should be great.
8. Set Future Commission Meeting Date
A teleconference to discuss and set the dividend has been set for June 28, 2013 and the next Commission meeting has been set for July 16, 2013 to be followed by the dividend presentation to the Governor at 2:00 PM.
9. Executive Session
Commissioner Fisher moves that pursuant to I.C. § 672345(1)(b) for consideration of personnel evaluation that the Commission moves into an Executive Session. Commissioner Corbett seconded the motion. The Chairman took a roll call vote, which was unanimous to move into Executive Session.
Commissioner Corbett moved to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Commissioner Fisher. The vote was unanimous in a roll call vote.
Commissioner Fisher moved to adjourn, seconded by Commissioner Rehder. With the vote unanimous, the meeting was adjourned.
I hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are a true and correct record of the actions and decisions made by the Lottery Commission.
Jeffrey R. Anderson, Executive Director
Lottery Commission Secretary