Bellingham Athletic Club

Janet Rhoades…this is not goodbye!

Twenty-two months ago I announced to Cathy and my co-workers I would be retiring, of course at the time it was a long ways off. Now…I will be officially retired. Yikes!

My 19-year journey with BAC has been more than just a job! I have had the privilege of working with an outstanding management staff who I count as my extended family and good friends through thick and thin. The adventures and experiences we have shared could easily fill a book, most of them involving lots of laughing, some crazy road trips and the commitment to continually bring improvement to our job and members.

I feel incredibly fortunate that although I am retiring I will still maintain contact with our fabulous members in a new role as a “member.” My relationship with our members has always been a bright spot in my life and I appreciate the chats and confidences I have shared with many of you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for an amazing ride!

Pura Vida-



From BAC Staff…

BAC says a fond farewell to a long time employee Janet Rhoades. She is retiring in April to spend more time with husband Rod, kids and grandkids. Janet started here in 2000, as Front Desk Supervisor, then moved into a combo role as Front Desk Supervisor, member services and in charge of Accounts Receivable. She has been the go-to person for all things BAC. For many years the saying for the staff was: “If Janet doesn’t know about it, it isn’t happening.“

Janet has always been the one behind the scene— making sure the Front Desk had all the correct information, registration sheets were current and available, and the proper publicity was deployed. Janet will be sorely missed. Carly Miller who many of you will recognize is returning to BAC to take over Janet’s Member Services Director position. Please be sure to welcome Carly as she learns her new position.