Annual BBQ to be held Sunday, Sept 13

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Neighbors and family members are all encouraged to come out and enjoy the 2015 annual BBQ and Social. It will be held in Grand Fir Park from 3:00 - 6:00pm. There will be lots of tasty food to eat, games to play, various contests for your amusement, plus this is a great chance to meet your neighbors and catch up on things. There might even be a visit from a RFD firetruck, if it’s not in use fighting fires! If you’d like to bring a favorite dish to share, please do so, but bringing food isn’t a requirement. We hope to see you there!

2015 Annual Walk-Through Set for Saturday, Sept 12

Each year the Architectural Control Committee conducts a walk-through the neighborhood in which we assess each household’s compliance to the Covenants and overall appearance of each property. This year the assessment will occur Saturday morning, Sept 12, starting at 9:00am. If you have any potential non-compliance items, like bushes hanging over the sidewalk, this would be a great time to rectify the non-compliance. Each household will receive a copy of the completed review page for their own property. If you’d like to participate in the review, please send Vince Capelli a note using the email address for Vince on the FFHA website.

2015 Annual Meeting minutes and presentation are available

The Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who attended the 2015 Annual Meeting held this past February.  The meeting minutes have been posted to the website under the Quick Links section.  The President’s presentation is also posted in the same section.  This is the presentation that was actually not presented due to technical difficulties, but you might enjoy checking it out.  It includes info about our neighborhood, past and future events, and even has a few photos of residents and their children hard at play.

Meet our New Treasurer

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Hi. My name is Bill Sexauer and I’m your new Treasurer. It’s a job I also had from 2001 to 2008 so I mostly know what I’m doing. There have been some changes that I’m learning about but that won’t take too long.

I was born in St. Louis but mostly grew up in a suburb of Detroit. During the Korean War my Dad was recalled to active duty by the Air Force so the whole family moved to Roswell, NM, for the duration. Then we returned to our same house, which we had rented out while we were gone.

Dad went to work for Boeing in 1961 so we moved to Seattle. In 1965 I got a summer job at Boeing, then converted to a permanent employee at the end of the summer. I finished at the UW in 1967 with BS in Chemistry but decided to stay at Boeing where I was working as an electrical engineer. I finally retired at the end of 2011. A 46-year summer job!

Special Thanks to Outgoing Treasurer Britt Ward

The Board and our community would like to give a really big THANK YOU to Britt Ward for her service as Treasurer the past 3 years. The job of treasurer requires great diligence and reliability. In addition to processing annual dues payments, the treasurer also prepares and maintains the annual budget, pays the bills, works with the insurance company, provides info to mortgage companies for each home sale, and participates fully with the Board of Directors at monthly meetings. Thank you Britt!

Easter egg hunt will be on April 4th

East Egg huntPlease mark your calendars; you won't want to miss it. Many thanks to Chuck DeSmith for once again volunteering to organize this fun, and always well-attended event.
When: Saturday, April 4th, 2 pm
Where: Noble Fir Park (The one with the new play structures)

Neighborhood Dads traditionally stuff the eggs with candy the evening before the event at Chuck DeSmith's house (18207 141st Ave SE on April 3rd at 6:00pm). If you'd like to participate, please contact Chuck. Hope to see you there!

2015 Goals Set at February’s Annual Meeting

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The annual meeting held February 17 was an enjoyable evening of information sharing about our community. Attendees met old friends and new neighbors and enjoyed great refreshments provided by the Social Committee. Issues that the Board and committees dealt with in 2014 were reviewed - these included major sprinkler repairs and upgrades, final installation of playground equipment in Noble Fir park, installation of basketball hoops at Grand Fir park, and continuation of popular events like the Easter Egg hunt, Picnic and BBQ, and Halloween night festivities.

Plans for 2015 include a relaunch and update of the Fairwood Firs website, revitalization of the front entryway, and continuation of the fun social events. If you’d like more info on how you can get involved as a committee member or in any other capacity, please just ask one of the Board members or Committee heads. New participants are always welcome!