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."
Canada Ad campaign of 2014. Information for business owners.
Membership and joining the Association. You can join and pay online here.
Meetings - the monthly merchant meetings dates that are held at Village Books' author readings area.
Board of Directors of the Association
By-Laws of the Historic Fairhaven Association
Historic Fairhaven Association
1106 Harris Ave, #313
Bellingham, WA 98225
President, Cecil Jentges - firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer, Shannon Day - email@example.com
Secretary, Amy Electra Squires - firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Night Out committee - email@example.com
A PDF of meetings schedule can be downloaded and printed.
Monthly Merchant meetings are open to participation by all members. 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.
2014 - Jan 8, Feb 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug 13, Sep 10, Oct 8 and Nov 12.
Annual Membership Meeting - Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 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.
Board of Directors Meetings
All Association members are welcome to attend board meetings. Board meetings start at 6:15 pm in the community room of the Whidbey Island Bank.
2014 - Jan 9, Feb 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, Sep 11, Oct 9 and Nov 13.
To join the Historic Fairhaven Association, or to renew your membership, you can either:
Download a PDF Membership Enrollment form, print it, fill it out, and mail or deliver it with your check
OR - Do it all 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 between May and September, dues are 100%. If you join October thru December, they are 75%, and from January thru April are 50%. (does not apply for renewals) Dues paid in May and June extend through the following dues year.
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!
Questions? Email Tina Schwindt at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2014, there are 15 Directors. The last election was in November 2013. If you are interested in running for the board in November 2014, 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||2011||13-14|
|Amy E. Squires||Studio 910 Salon||Secretary||2006||14-15|
|Shannon Day||Peoples Bank||Treasurer, Co-chair Girls Night Out, Merchants & Halloween||2009||13-14|
|Ali Alsos||Whidbey Island Bank||Chair Budget, Co-chair Girls Night Out||2013||13-14|
|Sarah Dohman||Fairhaven Health||Facebook & Girls Night Out||2013||13-14|
|Jody Finnegan||12th Street Shoes||Chair Gives Back, Co-chair Girls Night Out, Updates, Grants, Parking & Marketing||2005||13-14|
|Hilary Friedrich||Raptor Group||Festival||2014||14-15|
|Cami Grichel||Whimsey||Holiday Magical Forest||2011||13-14|
|Paul Hanson||Village Books||Gives Back, Fairhaven Friends News||2014||14-15|
|James Might||Renaissance Celebration||Chair Holiday Festival||2004||14-15|
|Bill Miller||Serendipity Consignments||Chair Marketing||2014||14-15|
|John Servais||Fairhaven.com||Marketing, Trees & Historical plaques||2003||13-14|
|Linda Stone||Good Earth Pottery||2014||14|
|Katie Swanson||Katies Cupcakes||Girls Night Out & Holiday Festival||2011||13-14|
|Pam Went||Paws Awhile||Chair Election, Brochures distribution, Membership liaison & Storage Room||2011||13-14|
Ex Officio members:
|Robin Robertson||Bellingham Tennis Club||Parking Task Force||2008||12-|
|Anna Williams||Big Fat Fish Co.||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 email@example.com
|Name||Business||Known for:||Years||From - To|
|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||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-||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|
|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?|