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Retail Furnishings Association WHFA Welcomes Nine New Directors To 2005 Board Roster

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WHFA has welcomed nine new Directors to the 2005 Board roster during the Annual WHFA Membership Meeting, held at the San Francisco Winter Furniture Market. The new Board members, unanimously approved by the membership to serve in the year ahead are: Terry Alexander, Value Furniture, San Marcos, CA; Carolyn Dutrow, Santa Rosa Bed. & Furn. Co., Santa Rosa, CA; Claudia Farrar, Fiesta Furnishings, Scottsdale, AZ; Eric Foucrier, Linder's Furniture Mart, Garden Grove, CA; Paula Holt, Home Collections/Dining Collections, Salem, OR; Dan Johnson, Boulevard Home Furnishings, St. George, UT; John Meyer, Corvallis Furniture & Sleep Shoppe, Corvallis, OR; Chris Sanders, Everton Mattress Factory, Inc., Twin Falls, ID; Josh Walz, La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, Santa Ana, CA. The WHFA Board of Directors is composed of volunteer, independent home furnishings retailers. These industry leaders serve the entire WHFA membership and the industry as a whole with generous contributions of time and experience. The great service these individuals share with the industry helps to insure the growing prosperity of members and non-members throughout the 10 Western States. The complete slate of newly installed 2005 WHFA Officers and Board Members include: 2005 WHFA officers WHFA PRESIDENT Marvin Kerby - Kerby’s Furniture, Mesa, AZ PRESIDENT ELECT David Harkness - Harkness Furniture, Tacoma, WA VICE PRESIDENT Taylor Ganz - McMahan’s, Los Angeles, CA TREASURER George Nader - Nader’s La Popular, Gardena, CA Secretary Keith Koplan -Koplan’s Furniture, Vancouver, WA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE chair Giff Gates - Gates Furniture, Grants Pass, OR PAST PRESIDENTS Bob Ammirato -Design Galleria by Valentine, Sacramento, CA Jerome James - Hafer’s Home Furnishings, Manteca, CA EXECUTIVE director Sharron Bradley - WHFA, Roseville, CA WHFA/NHFA Liaison Cherie Rose - The Rose Collection, Los Gatos, CA AT LARGE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Members Roger Bumps - Davis Furniture, Wenatchee, WA Marty Cramer -Cramer’s Home Center, Ellensburg, WA Howard Haimsohn -Lawrance Contemporary, San Diego, CA Ray Nunez-Furniture Savings Center,Sacramento, CA WHFA Board Members Terry Alexander -Value Furniture, San Marcos, CA Eric Blackledge -Blackledge Furniture, Corvallis, OR Dave Cavitt -Furniture Enterprises, Anchorage, AK Carolyn Dutrow -Santa Rosa Bed. & Furn. Co., Santa Rosa, CA Claudia Farrar -Fiesta Furnishings, Scottsdale, AZ Jack Fendrich-Brenner’s Furniture, Eugene, OR Greg Follett -Follett’s Furniture, Lewiston, ID Eric Foucrier -Linder's Furniture Mart, Garden Grove, CA Geoffrey Halpern -Valley Manor Ethan Allen, Northridge, CA Ron Hoesterey -Royal Mattress Company, Orange, CA Paula Holt -Home Collections/Dining Collections, Salem, OR Joe Hules -Thomasville, Las Vegas, NV Dan Johnson - Boulevard Home Furnishings, St. George, UT Doug Kays -Premiere Home Furnishings, West Los Angeles, CA Tim Koerner - Koerner Furniture, Coeur D’Alene, ID Carsten Kristensen -Copenhagen Furniture, Mill Valley, CA Don LeMieux -Naturwood, Sacramento, CA Tom Mauro -Treasures, San Diego, CA, John Meyer -Corvallis Furniture & Sleep Shoppe, Corvallis, OR Larry Miller - Sit’ N Sleep, Carson, CA Kelly Rodrigues - Jerome’s, San Diego Chris Sanders - Everton Mattress Factory, Inc., Twin Falls, ID David Siegel -Summer’s, Bakersfield, CA, Lael Thompson - Sonshine Unfinished Furniture, Aurora, CA Josh Walz - La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, Santa Ana, CA Members of the Western Home Furnishings Association in good standing are eligible to become a Director on the WHFA Board. Individuals interested in serving on the Board are urged to contact the WHFA Executive Director, Sharron Bradley at (800) 422-3778 for more information. The Western Home Furnishings Association is100% member-owned and the largest affiliate of the National Home Furnishings Association, providing programs, services, and networking opportunities that improve business opportunities and management practices to Western home furnishings retailers.

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