Friends of the Hammocks and Bear Island, Inc. (FHBI) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation organized in 1991 by a group of concerned citizens to support Hammocks Beach State Park.
Our Mission:
   To develop, encourage, and promote public awareness of Hammocks Beach State Park; to serve as a philanthropic organization for the support, maintenance of programs and development of facilities of Hammocks Beach State Park; to solicit, hold, invest, and expend funds for such purposes; and to render assistance as requested by the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation and Hammocks Beach State Park.


OFFICERS:

 Chair/President David M. Pearson May 1993 - March 2022
 Vice Chair Tim Simpson May 1998 - March 2022
 Secretary Doris Black May 2001 - March 2022
 Treasurer Fred Schachter March 2020 - March 2021

DIRECTORS:

 Joan Gerdsen  May 2013 - March 2021
 Chuck Roberts  March 2018 - March 2021
 Charles Bednar  March 2017 - March 2021
 Brooks Brewington March 2017 - March 2021
 Tom Cariker March 2020 - March 2022
 

DIRECTOR EMERITUS

Lafayette Parker May 1998 - Present
(In an advisory, non-voting capacity)
Director of Hammocks Beach Corporation

Paul Donnelly   July 2015 - Present
(In an advisory, non-voting capacity) 
Past Superintendent of Hammocks Beach State Park

Sam Bland      May 2007 -Present
(In an advisory, non-voting capacity) 
Past Superintendent of Hammocks Beach State Park

EX OFFICIO:

Sarah Kendrick, Superintendent of Hammocks Beach State Park   (In an advisory, non-voting capacity)


  
Articles of Incorporation
 
FHBI By-Laws
 

Charitable Solicitation License 




2020 Board Meetings:

*March 7, 2020

 10:00 am

July 11, 2020

 10:00 am

*September 12, 2020

 10:00 am

 December 12, 2020

 10:00 am

* Annual General Membership Meeting

*July 11th and September 12th dates cancelled due to COVID-19 closures.  Meeting dates TDB, once restrictions on gatherings are lifted.

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