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2019 ARC Schedules:
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Socialization, Education and Recreation (SER) Sponsored Activities

On-going activities held at the Association Center
111 Lighthouse Wynd:
 
  Yoga
Mondays & Wednesdays at 11:45am
(NO CLASS WEEKS OF FEB. 11TH AND 18TH. CLASS WILL RESUME ON MONDAY, FEB. 25TH.)

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10 :45am
(NO CLASS ON THURSDAY, FEB. 14TH.)

3rd Monday of every month at 6pm

Classes held the first Wednesday of the month from 2-5pm.

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February 10, 2019
Insurance Q&A Session
Saturday, Feb. 16th; 10am-12pm
BHA's Association Center
111 Lighthouse Wynd

Bald Head Association is holding a special Insurance Q&A session on Saturday, Feb. 16th from 10am - 12pm at the Association Center. The session will be live streamed and recorded. Instructions on how to view the live stream are forthcoming.

Insurance professionals will be present to answer questions on issues such as navigating claims after a major hurricane, varying types of insurance available, what to ask when selecting insurance coverage on a barrier island and more. Confirmed participants include NC Department of Insurance Regional Director Marcia Kelly. 

In order to help prepare the panelists, please send any questions you may have to Pam Henson ( pam@baldheadassociation.com). BHA also asks for your participation in a short survey that will be emailed on Monday that contains several insurance-related questions.
NC Rate Bureau Requests 17.4 Percent Rate Increase; Comments Due Feb. 26th

The North Carolina Rate Bureau has requested a 17.4 percent increase in homeowners' insurance rates effective October 1, 2019. The Rate Bureau claims this year's increase is needed to cover increased losses, hurricane losses and the net cost of reinsurance.
 
Last year, the Rate Bureau requested an 18.9 percent increase in homeowners' insurance rates, but Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey settled, instead, on an average 4.8 percent rate increase.
 
A public comment period is required by law to give the public time to address the Rate Bureau's proposed rate increase. BHI property owners are encouraged to provide comments on the proposed rate.
 
There are three ways to provide comments:
  • A Public Comment forum will be held to listen to public input on the Rate Bureau's rate increase request at the N.C. Department of Insurance's Second Floor Hearing room on February 26, 2019, starting at 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The Department of Insurance is located in the Albemarle Building, 325 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh, N.C.
  • Emailed public comments should be sent by February 26, 2019, to: 2018Homeowners@ncdoi.gov.
  • Written public comments should be mailed to Tricia Ford, Paralegal Administrator, to be received by February 26, 2019, and addressed to 1201 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1201.
BHA will keep property owners informed of any developments regarding the proposed increase.
BHA NEWS/EVENTS
February Island Report

Hard copies of this month's Island Report should have arrived, but here are links to the electronic versions.

CLICK HERE to view the electronic version.

CLICK HERE to view the pdf version.
Annual Meeting Recap; Wildlife Overlook Discussion Held

BHA's 2019 Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, Jan. 26th. Over 100 property owners filled the room to hear updates and learn about accomplishments not only from BHA but also from each of the Island's major entities. John Fisher was re-elected and John Kinney was elected to the Board of Directors. Later that day, the Board elected the following officers: John Fisher, President; Anne Boozell, Vice President; and, Robert Drumheller, Secretary/Treasurer.

Immediately after the Annual Meeting, the Board took the opportunity to discuss with property owners the status of the Wildlife Overlook that is located on Stede Bonnet Wynd. The Overlook was damaged during Hurricane Florence and has not yet been repaired due to the backlog of construction projects contractors are juggling.

While some owners have expressed concerns about keeping the Overlook open, the overwhelming majority of those who've expressed their opinions want it to remain open and available to the public. The Board is working to find a reasonable solution that is safer and more attractive than the current platform and fencing.

The Board thanks all who've taken time to let their opinions be known. Stay tuned for more information.
2019 Assessments

Coupons for the 2019 assessment (dues) will be mailed by week's end. For those who pay by automatic billing, please suspend your payment until you receive your coupon. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience the delay in billing has caused.

Contact BHA for any questions. Call 910-457-4676, ext. 21 or email Carrie@BaldHeadAssociation.com.
3rd Monday Potluck Dinner
February 18th; 6-8:30pm
BHA's Association Center

Please come join fellow islanders for the next Pot Luck Dinner on Monday, Feb. 18th from 6-8:30pm. It will be held at the Association Center. Bring a dish to share and your drink of choice. It is a great way to see old friends and make new ones. Contact Elizabeth Kinney at eckinney4@gmail.com with questions.
Back by Popular Demand!

Shag Dance Lessons
Wednesdays
Feb. 27th - March 20th
6-7:30pm
BHA's Association Center

If you missed the Shag Dance classes that were held last year, now is your chance! John and Katy Hutton will be back with a beginner class as well as a 'next step' class for those who want to try a little more. There will even be 'guided dancing' after the classes to end the evening. 

Classes will be held on Wednesdays from Feb. 27th to March 20th. Pre-registration is required and a minimum of 16 participants is needed to hold the class.  Cost is $75.00 per person or $150.00 per couple for the four week session. Payment will be accepted at the door. (Checks made payable to John Hutton.) Classes are 1 1/2 hours long. Participants should feel free to bring an appetizer to share after the class and a beverage of your choice.

Contact Debra Lyons at DebraLyons16@gmail.com to register.
COMMUNITY NEWS/EVENTS
Howl at the Moon
Tuesday, Feb. 19th; 5-7pm
Beach Access #39

The next Howl at the Moon Sunset/Moonrise Party takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Beach Access #39 beginning at 5pm. BYOB and bring an appetizer to share. The Maritime Market will bring a huge pot of soup for all to enjoy. 
Village Council Retreat
Friday, Feb. 22nd; 8:30am - 4pm
Public Safety Department

The Village Council's Annual Retreat will be held on Friday, Feb. 22nd. The day-long event will begin at 8:30am and will be held at the Public Safety Complex multi-purpose room.  For additional information, please contact Village Clerk Daralyn Spivey at 910-457-9700 x1001 or dspivey@villagebhi.org .
SAVE THE DATE
Ash Wendesday Service
March 6th at 1pm
Village Chapel

BADWATER Cape Fear Race
March 16th
CLICK HERE for info.

Annual Boy Scout Breakfast
March 26th; 9am
BHA's Association Center

Upcoming Events on Bald Head 

 

You can see all of the upcoming events in chronological order on the "Events" portion of our website.  Visit the website at www.baldheadassociation.com and click on "Events" at the top of the page, or just access the Community Calendar through the link below:  

    


FYI  
BEFORE YOU PAINT OR START THAT NEW HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, TREE TRIMMING OR OTHER LANDSCAPING...

Click on the below links to view submission deadlines, meeting dates and other information. 
      



Also, if you're looking for information about how to get ARC and the Village of BHI required approvals for tree work on your property, give us a call at 910-457-4676 ext 22 . BHA is happy to serve and cooperate with its members to maintain and preserve the beauty of Bald Head Island for all to enjoy.
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