The Historic Fairhaven Association
The Association is a non-profit corporation, whose purpose is to:
"... promote Fairhaven as a community while preserving the historical character..."
Membership and joining the Association. You can join and pay online.
Meetings - dates of monthly merchant meetings held at the Village Books' author readings area.
Board of Directors of the Association
By-Laws of the Historic Fairhaven Association
Event Request Form - to request an event be promoted by the HFA
Welcome Canadians - an easy to download and print 8.5 x 11 inch sign for putting in your business window.
Historic Fairhaven Association
1106 Harris Ave, #313
Bellingham, WA 98225
President, Cecil Jentges - email@example.com
Girls Night Out committee - firstname.lastname@example.org
A PDF of this meetings schedule can be downloaded and printed.
Monthly Merchant meetings are open to participation by all members. Non-members are welcome. Discussion items include marketing, events, news, publicity, introductions of new business owners, and often a presentation on a relevant Fairhaven issue. Meetings are held at Village Books in the downstairs author reading area, and start at 9 am sharp, ending just before 10 am so merchants may get their businesses open. Enter through the Colophon Cafe door off the Village Green.
Merchant meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month, except there is no meeting in December.
2015 - Jan 14, Feb 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug 12, Sep 9, Oct 14 and Nov 11
Board of Directors Meetings
All Association members are welcome to attend board meetings. Meetings are on the second Thursday of each month, except there are no meetings in August and December. Meetings are in the Salud! Spanish Programs room in McKenzie Alley, next to the Rustic Coffee shop. Meetings start at 6:15 pm. In March, the board meeting is the Annual Membership meeting.
2015 - Jan 8, Feb 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Sep 10, Oct 8 and Nov 12
Annual Membership Meeting - next one is Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 6:00 to 8:00 pm - location TBD. All members are encouraged to attend. The Board will give their annual report to the members, and this is also a social meeting for all. Refreshments will be served. An email to all members in February will specify where the meeting will take place.
To join the Historic Fairhaven Association, or renew your membership:
Download a PDF Membership Enrollment form to print and mail,
OR - Enroll online with your credit card.
The Historic Fairhaven Association (HFA) is a non-profit, all volunteer organization founded in 1972 to promote the Fairhaven area while preserving its historic character. The Historic Fairhaven Association board of directors and members work together year round to promote the success of the district.
It’s About Community: A group of business owners, non-profit organizations and individuals who provide time, funds and intellect to support the preservation and business success of the Fairhaven district.
It’s About Value: Value for your BUSINESS Value for our COMMUNITY Value for our VISITORS
Membership dues are leveraged to reach and draw thousands to Fairhaven through fundraising events promoting the success of this district through advertising, press relations, brochures, district beautification, website presence, holiday decorations and events. We look forward to your participation and the value you bring to our community in support of these efforts.
Additional Membership Benefits
All HFA memberships are renewed annually in June for the July 1st-June 30th dues year. If you join or renew from June thru September, dues are 100%. If you join as a new member from October thru December, they are 75%; January thru March are 50%; and April thru May are 25%. Dues remain at 100% year round for renewing members.
Dues are based on Membership Type. Participation in the Advertising Support is optional ~ however, the more businesses that contribute toward advertising, the better job we can do with exposure for us all!
Individual and Non-Profit organizations are $50/year
Business of 1-5 owners/employees is $95/year; 6-15 is $125/year; 16 + is $150/year
Suggested advertising support amounts are from $100 to $300.
Download the PDF Membership Enrollment form to print and mail,
OR - Enroll online with your credit card.
Questions? Email Tina Schwindt at: email@example.com
Board of Directors
The Board meets monthly and conducts the business of the Association. Election of the Directors by all Association members takes place each November. Directors are elected for two year terms with a portion being elected each year. For 2015, there are 15 Directors. The last election was in November 2014. If you are interested in running for the board in November 2015 for a term of 2016 through 2017, contact the Chair of the Election Committee, Pam Went at: WentPam@gmail.com
Board members and their terms are:
|Name||Business||Positions, Committees & Tasks||Start||Term|
|Cecil Jentges||Karate Quest||President, Holiday Lights||2013||15-16|
|John Servais||Community Member||VP, Flag, Historical plaques, Archives, Trees||2003||15-16|
|Amy E. Squires||Studio 910 Salon||Secretary||2006||14-15|
|Hilary Friedrich||Raptor Group||Treasurer, Festival, Budget||2014||14-15|
|Ali Alsos||Peoples Bank||Chair Budget||2013||15-16|
|Jody Finnegan||12th Street Shoes||Chair Gives Back, Updates, Grants, Parking, Marketing, Trees, Budget, Tourism||2005||15-16|
|Paul Hanson||Village Books||Fairhaven Friends News, Marketing, Gives Back||2014||14-15|
|Cathy Lee||Southside Trends||2015||15-16|
|James Might||Renaissance Celebration||Chair Holiday Fest, District Cleanups, Marketing, Budget||2004||14-15|
|Bill Miller||Serendipity Consignments||Chair Marketing||2014||14-15|
|Tina Schwindt||Bay to Baker Trading Co.||Chair Membership||2015||15-16|
|Linda Stone||Good Earth Pottery||Alert List||2014||15-16|
|Penny Tillson||Community Member||Chair Archives, Historical plaques||2015||15-16|
|Pam Went||Community Member||Chair Elections, Archives||2011||15-16|
Ex Officio members:
|Robin Robertson||Bellingham Tennis Club||Parking Task Force||2008||12-|
|Anna Williams||Community Member||Chair Festival Committee||1996||13-|
Former Board Members
It is fitting to list the many Association members who have served on the Board of Directors and helped our historic district prosper, grow, change, morph and change again over the years. The Association was started in April, 1972, and this is obviously only a start towards listing those who were on the board over the decades. If you were on the board, please email your board term information or any corrections of the info below, to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Name||Business||Known for:||Years||From - To|
|Shannon Day||Peoples Bank||Treasurer, Merchant Meetings, Girls Night Out, Halloween||6||2009-2014|
|Sarah Dohman||Fairhaven Health||Social Media, Girls Night Out||2||2013-2014|
|Cami Grichel||Whimsey||Holiday Magical Forest||4||2011-2014|
|Katie Swanson||Katies Cupcakes||Vice President, Girls Night Out, Holidays Decor||4||2011-2014|
|Mark Turner||Turner Photographic||Village Green Mural Renovation||3||2011-2013|
|David Starr||Papa's Sweets||Alert List, Fairhaven Friends News||2||2012-2013|
|Jodi Sipes||Comcast||Girls Night Out, Ladies of Evening Society||1||2013|
|Wayne Kwaitkowski||Blessings Salon Spa||Marketing and Flag||6||2008-2013|
|Anna Williams||Big Fat Fish Co.||Developed Festival into major event over 15 years; Ex-Officio 2013-continuing||14||1996-2008|
|Linda Stone||Good Earth Pottery||Membership and Discount List||2||2011-2012|
|Cathy Lee||Southside Trends||Girls Night Out and Salmon BBQ||4||2009-2012|
|Pamela Felke||The Big Fat Fish||Girls Night Out||4||2009-2012|
|Doug Borneman||Epic Events||Outdoor Cinema on the Village Green & Budgets||6||2006-2011|
|Stephanie Johnson||Keller Williams Realty||President 2010; DDDays & Festival; Ex-Officio 2012||7||2005-2011|
|Constantine Papadakis||Dirty Dan Harris' Steakhouse||Publicity, Dirty Dan Days & Advertising||3||2009-2011|
|Robin Robertson||Bellingham Tennis Club||President 2011; Ex-Officio 2012-continuing||4||2008-2011|
|Wendy deFreest||Avenue Bread||Co-Started Flavor of Fairhaven||2||2009-2010|
|Tracie Barrick||The Bunch||Started Fairhaven Friends email||4||2007-2010|
|Nicole Walker||Fairhaven Mortgage||Treasurer||5||2006-2010|
|Tracy Cozby||Haggen Fairhaven Market||Veterans Flag committee||4||2006-2009|
|Amy Nicol||Peoples Bank||President 2008-2009||9||2001-2009|
|Phyllis McKee||Finnegan's Alley||President 2000-2007||14||1996-2009|
|Alice Maurey||Holly Hocks||Secretary for 8 years||14||1996-2009|
|Taimi Gorman||Colophon Cafe, Doggy Diner||President 1996-1997, Publicity, Ladies Society; Ex Officio 2009-12||24||1985-2008|
|Ham Hayes||Valhalla Marine||Co-Chair Advertising||2||2007-2008|
|Brad Imus||Jacaranda Development||President ? Term of years ?||15||1990-2005|
|Tim Imus||Fairhaven Land Development||Term of years ?||7||2000-2006|
|Frank Howell||Mud in Your Eye Pottery||Started advertising program||10||1997-2004|
|Connie Shannon||Fairhaven Village Inn||Chaired Advertising||5||2004-2008|
|Vicki Rogers||Pacific Chef||President, Grants & Beautification; Ex Officio 2008-12||18||1990-2007|
|Tim Imus||Fairhaven Land Development||Started Festival Park & Ride||7||2001-2007|
|Erica Hume||Artwood Gallery||Treasurer, Gallery Walk, Phone Tree & more||12||1996-2007|
|Chuck Robinson||Village Books||President 1986?||12||1981-1993|
|Jack Weatherby||TV Facts||President 1985?||?||?|
|Penny Tillson||Fairhaven Gazette||President 1983, VP 1982||15?||197?-199?|
|Tyrone Tillson||Fairhaven Historian||President 1984?||15?||197?-199?|
|John Hauter||Fairhaven Bike||President 1982||?||197?-199?|