Two Fairfield Harbour Residents Recognized For Excellence With Awards From CAI-NC
North Carolina Chapter Of Community Associations Institute Names Larry Knapp And Joe Schulties As Board Member Of Distinction And Volunteer Of The Year
NEW BERN, N.C., Oct. 9, 2013 – Fairfield Harbour, a residential boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, has announced that two of its residents received awards from the Community Associations Institute’s North Carolina Chapter (CAI-NC) for outstanding excellence. Larry Knapp, president of the Fairfield Harbour Board of Directors, was recognized as one of the two North Carolina 2013 Board Members of Distinction, and Joe Schulties, Fairfield Harbour resident, was recognized as the 2013 Volunteer of the Year.
Knapp began serving on the board of directors in 2008 when he was appointed to the office of secretary. The following year, he was elected director and served as the board’s vice president. In 2010, Knapp was elected the board president and was re-elected to the same position in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Through his tremendous dedication to the community and persistence to promote harmony within the community, he is recognized as an outstanding leader who fosters growth and quality throughout Fairfield Harbour.
A five-year resident of Fairfield Harbour, Schulties has volunteered many hours on numerous committees and assisted with dozens of projects, which have all led to positive and lasting improvements for the community. Through his work with the audiovisual system user manual in the activity and community centers, the Beacon newsletter network, Craven County’s 300th anniversary, events to honor veterans and the Engineering Assistance Committee, Schulties gives a great deal of his time and effort to the community proactively.
Located on more than 2,800 platted lots, Fairfield Harbour consists of more than 1,500 privately-owned single family homes, as well as condominiums, townhomes and timeshares. Established in 1975, the community is home to more than 3,000 on-site residents who participate in a wide range of activities, volunteer opportunities and social networks available through Fairfield Harbour.
Fairfield Harbour, managed by CAS, Inc., was also awarded the 2013 CAI-NC Community of the Year award and became the first and only community to be recognized for two consecutive years.
“Larry and Joe are truly deserving recipients of these two awards, and we are excited to have their work recognized by CAI-NC,” said Mystre’ Van Horn, on-site community manager for Fairfield Harbour. “Larry’s leadership and Joe’s volunteer efforts are integral parts of our community, and we appreciate everything they do for Fairfield Harbour.”
“I am honored to be recognized as one of the CAI-NC Board Members of Distinction for 2013 ,” said Knapp. “Fairfield Harbour is my home, I am proud to say, and serving this community is an important part of my life. I look forward to continuing to put forth my best efforts to ensure Fairfield Harbour is a safe, desirable, and enjoyable place to live with everything from excellent fishing to excellent golf.”
“Being awarded Volunteer of the Year by CAI-NC is an incredible honor,” said Schulties. “I enjoy giving my time to the community, because I want to help enhance Fairfield Harbour as it continues to grow and expand in the years to come. Working with the community has been a great pleasure, and I am excited to continue volunteering and helping wherever I can.”
“CAS, Inc. is proud to have two members of the Fairfield Harbour community recognized for their outstanding achievement,” said John Stone, president of CAS, Inc. “Both Larry and Joe are committed to enhancing the community and we appreciate all they do for Fairfield Harbour. It is individuals like them that help a community excel.”
ABOUT FAIRFIELD HARBOUR:
Established in 1975, Fairfield Harbour is a boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, North Carolina. Residents living in this recreational, resort and retirement community have access to numerous social networks as well as a 75-acre manmade harbor along the Neuse River that lies only 18 miles from the Intracoastal Waterway. Fairfield Harbour is located on more than 2,000 acres and includes more than 1,300 privately-owned single family homes, 144 condominiums and 24 townhouses. Dedicated to giving back to the community, Fairfield Harbour and its residents actively support more than 75 nonprofit groups in the region, including the Wounded Warrior Project, Tryon Palace, Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation and Coastal Women’s Shelter. Community Association Services (CAS, Inc.), which is led by John Stone, president, serves as the professional management company for Fairfield Harbour. Fairfield Harbour was most recently named “Community of the Year” by the Community Association Institute of North Carolina. For more information about Fairfield Harbour, visit http://www.fhpoa.com.
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