Bald Head Association Bald Head Island’s Largest Property Owners’ Association

About BHA


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Architectural Review Committee (ARC)

Bald Head Island is a unique, sub-tropical island and an exemplary work of nature, meriting of our protection and stewardship. The original residents identified the importance of living and playing in harmony with nature. Buying property here means committing to conserve the obvious richness and environmental stability of this sensitive and dynamic coastal barrier island. With careful and competent governance and design, your home can complement and sustain the natural environment. The overarching purpose of the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) and the Unified Design Guidelines is to support the Covenant goal of “enhancing and protecting the value, desirability and attractiveness” of the Bald Head Island properties and maintaining the environment in which they exist.

Click HERE for the Architectural Review page.

Bylaws Charge:

  1. Review and approve architectural and site plans for Association members as authorized by applicable covenants and other legal instruments.
  2. Monitor and verify that new and renovated building plans maintain or improve the aesthetic and design quality of the Island.
  3. Review plans on basis of submission requirements, design integrity and appropriateness as spelled out in the Design Guidelines and addendum(s).
  4. Recommend needed revisions to the Design Guidelines for consideration by the Board of Directors.
  5. Oversee projects specific to this Committee as charged by the Board of Directors.
  6. Review and evaluate projects; provide updates on progress toward stated goals.
  7. Adhere to all procedures, policies and duties as fully referenced in the Declaration.
2020 Committee Members (Section A):
John Farabow, Chair
Susan Mullen
Jan Triplett
Brent Belch
Bill Bourne
Kathy Newman
Beth Kapil
Joyce Nelson
Tiffany Williams, Board Liaison

2020 Committee Members (Section B):
Brewse Barnard, Chair
Kathy McConnell
David Wray
Mike Herriot
Gil Wilson
David Pacyna
Jennifer Pitts
Patrick O'Bryant
Jennifer Russel
Tiffany Williams, Board Liaison

Socialization, Education and Recreation Committee (SER)
Sponsored Activities 
The committee seeks to foster a sense of community by helping to coordinate and promote social, educational and recreational programs and events for residents. SER organizes a wide variety of recreational and educational program offerings at the Association Center such as yoga, Pilates, knitting, card making, Community Potluck Dinners, Island Treasures Yard Sale and more. This committee also drives the popular annual Smith Island Social.

COVID-19 Update
Due to the current State of Emergency, all activities are temporarily canceled and the Association Center is temporarily closed through May 31, 2020. Updates will be posted when available.

SER sponsors the following ongoing weekly activities. Each are held at BHA's Association Center. Call the BHA at 910-457-4676 with questions about any of the classes.

  • Yoga : Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:45am to 1:00pm.
  • Pilates : Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:45am to 11:45am.
  • Knitting: Wednesdays, 9:30am to 11:30am.
  • Card Making Class : Held on the first Wednesday of the Month, 2:00-5:00pm. All levels of experience are welcome to join the Card Making Class that meets in the Bald Head Association Center's Generator Society Room. Call Patty at 910-457-1183 to attend. Classes are for anyone who likes crafting of any kind. You do not need experience, and there are packets included for all attendees that include everything you need to make the cards. Each class includes 3 different cards — 4 of each card, including envelopes — for $30. That’s 12 cards total.
  • Community Potluck Dinners: From September through April, held the third Monday of the month at 6:00pm.
  • Veterinary Clinics: Held twice annually in the spring and fall. Appointments scheduled with the veterinary clinic prior to the clinic date. Held 8:30am-1:00pm at the Public Safety Complex at 273 Edward Teach Ext.
  • Other activites are scheduled throughout the year, so please check the Events Tab above for our dynamic calendar of events.
Bylaws Charge:
  1. To discuss, devise, recommend and/or implement recreation and education programs for property owners, renters and visitors.
  2. Oversee projects specific to the Committee as charged by the Board of Directors.
  3. Review and evaluate projects; provide updates on progress toward stated goals.
2020 Committee Members:
Betsi Stephen, Chair
Debi Byrd
Andra Kinlaw
Sally Klippel
Kathy Newman
Suzanne O'Bryant
Millicent O'Connor
Kris Riley
Susan Weaver
Nana Smith, Board Liaison

Resource Conservation and Beautification Committee (RCB)

The RCB sponsors the Annual Spring and Fall Island-Wide Litter Sweeps, as well as guest speakers on subjects such as native plants, butterflies and exploring the viability for deer-resistant plants, plants for birds and wildflowers, etc.
Click HERE  to view Native Plants for Coastal North Carolina Landscapes.
Click HERE  to read about the importance of the Bald Head Forest understory.

Bylaws Charge:

  1. Make recommendations for the maintenance and development of Common Areas.
  2. Use means to control and eliminate litter, i.e., Litter Sweeps.
  3. Oversee projects specific to this Committee as charged by the Board of Directors.
  4. Review and evaluate projects; provide updates on progress toward stated goals.
2020 Committee Members:
Kay Menk, Chair
Betty Robinson
Craig Miller
Janie Miller
Bonna Pfeiffer
Barbara McQuaide
Kim Scagnelli
Lillian Carter
John Kinney, Board Liaison

Finance Committee

Bylaws Charge:

  1. Review and advise with regard to the budget of the Association. Submit all recommendatios to the Bald Head Association.
  2. Review the annual audit.
  3. Develop fiscal plans to further the long range plan of the Association.
  4. Oversee projects specific to this Committee as charged by the Board of Directors.
  5. Review and evaluate projects; provide updates on progress toward stated goals.
2020 Committee Members:
Mike Herriott
Brent Blackmon
Robert Drumheller, Board Liaison

Strategic Planning and Long Range Projects Committee (SPLRP)

Bylaws Charge:

  1. Review and evaluate past Long Range Plans; summarize progress toward stated goals.
  2. Recommend actions that help fulfill Association purposes and responsibilities.
  3. Manage long-term projects as charged by the Board of Directors.
2020 Committee Members:
Joe Hawkins, Chair
Greg Wendling
Craig Bandoroff
Bob White
Karen Mortimer
Joel Michaels
Alan Briggs, Board Liaison

Nominating Committee

Bald Head Association 2019