Membership in Seattle's Floating Homes Association (FHA) is one of the best deals on the lake. The FHA would like to encourage you to join, or renew your membership, this year.
As a nonprofit organization serving the interests of floating home owners in Seattle, the mission of the FHA is to protect, preserve and promote the vitality of Seattle's historic floating homes community through education, advocacy, environmental stewardship and collaboration.
Membership benefits are tremendous, and annual dues are very reasonable. If this were a MasterCard advertisement, it might go something like this:
Cost of annual dues? $50 per household ($40 for those 65 and older).
Average price per hour for a professional advocate? Hundreds of dollars.
Being a member of the FHA? Priceless.
By joining or renewing your FHA membership, you will be supporting an active organization that shares a stake in your best interests as a floating home owner, and that keeps communication flowing among the community.
Here are just some of the many benefits of membership:
Advocacy: The FHA serves as an advocate on important legislative issues and legal matters related to maintaining the vitality of the community, and protecting the rights of floating home owners. For example, the FHA has been deeply involved in the City of Seattle's revision of the Shoreline Management Program, and drafted a bill–passed into law in 2011–which makes explicit the Washington state legislature's goal of allowing the ‘continued use, improvement and replacement’ of houseboats.
Floating Homes Association Newsletter: Twice a year the FHA publishes this newsletter filled with articles about what is happening in the community. Members will always receive a copy in the mail, and are also able to access the newsletter (as well as previous editions) online.
FHA E-Alerts: News doesn't happen just twice a year. Breaking news, upcoming events, stories and photos related to the floating home community are accessible through email alerts sent to members via your email address.
FHA Annual Meeting: Members are encouraged to attend and participate in the annual meeting, which takes place on a weekday evening in the Spring (usually late April). The agenda typically includes a social hour, the latest update on what the board has been doing for you, a legislative update, board member elections, and engaging and relevant guest speakers.
FHA Website: The FHA maintains an informative website with links to details about the association history, advocacy, community, environment, safety and security, and news and events. Visit the site at seattlefloatinghomes.org.
A Sense of Community: The FHA provides an important link to the many interesting neighbors in Seattle's floating home community. And, if you are interested in becoming more involved, the volunteer Board of Directors welcomes your participation.
Please join the FHA in keeping the floating homes community a thriving centerpiece of Seattle's history. Become a member, or renew your membership, today.