Non-profit, Health Center
We are a non-profit, charitable organization that works with those who live, work, and vacation in Fairfield Bay.
Founded in 2016, the Fairfield Bay Community Fund works with those who live, work, and vacation in Fairfield Bay. As an affiliate of the Arkansas Community Foundation, our fund is dedicated to connecting people who care to projects that matter, ensuring the growth and improving the quality of life in Fairfield Bay now and for future generations.
Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.
The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.
The Fairfield Bay Senior Center WELCOMES you to join us, not only for lunch, but for many activities, friendly conversation, a cup of coffee, computer use and much more. Seniors and visitors (all ages) are welcome to attend lunch Tuesday through Friday. A menu schedule is available and changes each month. We have a clean, well kept Center and we invite everyone to come and visit us. Besides lunch, we offer lots of activities, please check that Calendar also. Our building is large enough to accommodate 200 people. It can be rented on an hourly basis or by the day or evening. You may contact Nacy McGowen (501-884-7800) for availability.
Fairfield Bay Yacht Club (FBYC) History
Tuesday, November 8th was an important date back in 1988. First off it was the National Elections; but most importantly the formation of the Fairfield Bay Yacht Club, Inc. On Tuesday, October 4, 1988 (1-4 pm) in the Blue Room of the Country Club, (now known as the Resort Offices of the Indian Hills Complex.) Dick Owen called the organizational meeting to order. He gave a short history of the thinking and planning of the FBYC. The proposed general purpose of the club would be to encourage and promote greater use of our boats, the marina facilities, and Greers Ferry Lake.
It was decided that an Ad Hoc Committee would be appointed and the group would be in charge of the formation of our by-laws. To help with the by-laws the Reefpoint Yacht Club of Racine, Wisconsin sent a copy of theirs to help format our own. (To see all the by-laws, see the page “Articles of Incorporation.”) Tom Noll was nominated as temporary Commodore and he appointed the first necessary positions; Fred Cruise as Vice Commodore, Charles Heaton as Events Chairman (known as the Fleet Captain now), and Dwight Landon as Secretary. Dick Owen and Max Nigh were members at large. After the 4th meeting on Tuesday, November 8th, Dick Owen was nominated for Commodore. The Club received 32 paid memberships that evening. The first board meeting was held on November 28, 1998. Treasurer Hatfield reported a total of $320.00 collected. Dues were discussed and the cost was $10.00 per person, per year. The dues covered the following: Newsletter, Membership cards, Officer Ensigns, Postage, Trophies, and Letter Heads. It was suggested to have two meetings. One in November to be a party with the election and installation of officers, and the other in March to explain the activities for the year. The fiscal year would be from November 15th to November 15th of the following year. At the time, all memberships were limited to those who were boat owners or part-owners.
The first year had the following events: spring dinner, Blessing of Boats at the dock of Sugarloaf Mtn. Island, cookouts, poker run, starlight cruise, sunset cruise, cruise and dance on the old floating barge, sunrise breakfast, luncheon, scavenger hunt, a cruise to the Dam Site, fish fry, color cruise, and the commodore’s ball.
We have events from March to December and some months we have 2 events per month.
The North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts and Education, located in Fairfield Bay, Arkansas, works to achieve its mission through professional development programs, advocacy projects and collaborative initiatives among artists, arts organizations and educators.
We engage teachers, administrators, artists, cultural organizations and parents in strengthening quality arts education throughout a region that is known for its cultural and educational richness.
Learning and participation in music, dance, theater, and the visual arts are profitable to the development of our children and our communities.
Through advocacy, partnerships, and professional development, North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts and Education strives to provide and secure more resources and support for arts education.
The North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts and Education recognizes the importance of arts learning both within schools (in non-arts and arts classrooms) and beyond school walls in the community (art centers and museums).
Some NCAFAE participants have a particular interest in educational partnerships among schools and arts institutions.
Within these contexts, core learning in the programs address arts-related issues in educational practices.
Beyond that, NCAFAE participants expand their interests around the arts in education.
Art forms in which NCAFAE participants express interest include visual art, writing, drama, dance, and music.
Meet The Board
Mary Su Forsman
|Fairfield Bay, Arkansas|
|Meeting Time:||Wednesday at 12:00 PM|
|Meeting Place:||Indian Hills Country Club|
|Meeting City:||Fairfield Bay, AR|
|Meeting Address:||337 Snead Dr.|
|Meeting Directions:||From Highway 16, take the Indian Hills entrance into Fairfield Bay. Follow about a mile and turn Left into Country Club.|
|Link to Map Directions:||Click here for map and directions|
|Club Description:||The Rotary Club of Fairfield Bay enjoys meeting in Indian Hills Country Club surrounded by the quiet natural beauty of our lake and golf resort/retirement community of Fairfield Bay. Our club’s signature service throughout its 25 year history is providing college scholarships for local students – $230,000 has been given thus far. In addition, we promote literacy in the elementary schools with the Dictionary Project and Black Stallion Project. Our community of retired citizens is served by the Partners for Life Project which responds to inquiries concerning a citizen’s well-being. We welcome all who visit the community as time share guests and vacationers.|
|Link to Club Website:||http://fairfieldbay.rotary-clubs.org/|
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|Club Phone Number:||501-884-6010|
|Club’s Mailing Address:||P O BOX 1443, FAIRFIELD BAY AR 72088|
| FAIRFIELD BAY
|Member Name||Classification / Position||Business Name|
|Bailey, Donald M (Don)||Entrepreneur|
|Castro, Jeanne M.||Medical-Legal Records 22-99||JEANNE’S RECORD SERVICE|
|Deaton, David W||Hospital Administrator||Ozark Health Medical Center|
|Dickerson, Clay Wayne||Branch Manager Banking||Eagle Bank|
|Feeler, Kevin L.||Stockbroker/Trader 01-06||Edward Jones Investments|
|Hadley, Robert||CLERGY 07-01|
|Heimann, Bernard J. (BEN)||CORPORATE EXECUTIVE-ANIMAL FEED MFGR. 03-99|
|Hietbrink, Dolores V.||ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT|
|Hietbrink, Earl H.||SCIENTIST-RESEARCH 26-99|
|Hilsenrath, Fred||ELECTRICAL ENGINEER 04-07|
|Hookman, James S.||RAILROAD-FREIDGHT SALES 29-99|
|Keathley, Jack||Chief Financial Officer||Fairfield Bay Community Club|
|Landry, Doug||Commercial Insurance||A+ Insurance Center|
|Murray, Pam S.||BANKER||REGIONS BANK|
|Newsome, Erschelle (Celle)||Member||Retired|
|Nollenberger, Ralph J||Education|
|Otis, Robert E.||REAL ESTATE||CENTURY 21 FRANK ORR REALTY & AUCTION, INC.|
|Schueren, Thomas C. (Tom)||City Government|
|Tangen, Thomas W (Tom Tangen)||Senior Engineer||AMEC Geomatrix, Inc.|
Our purpose is to support women owned businesses in and around the Bay as well as each other!
Power to the Women!
This organization meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Cool Pool Cafe beginning at 4:30 pm.