CROSSVILLE — The Christmas season is fast approaching. I would like to wish each and everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope you are blessed with the true meaning of Christmas. We have a lot of challenges ahead of us next year, with the membership voting down a dues increase, but that is not going to stop us from making 2013 a great year for the Lake Tansi POA. People will have to realize trying to maintain the amenities and buildings is getting less and less affordable each year. Small things add up, like lounge chairs at the beach and swimming pool, repairs to the swimming pool, upgrades to the cabins, rental boats are things that should be done automatically. But with budget cuts we are, again, just putting a band aid on our amenities and buildings. The POA should be able to provide the best for our members and guests. I have asked Ricci Saeger of the FAC Committee to help me put together a committee and start a planning for new amenities and buildings with the input of our membership and involving our community. I welcome anyone with a background in drafting or artistry to join us. This is not going to be a one man show or based solely on a committee. This is going to be a membership based and community-involved project. It is time to stop throwing good money at bad ideas. This is the future of Lake Tansi. We need to work together to bring a new beginning to Lake Tansi, to bring changes to all of our amenities and buildings, so that people who live here or visit will be proud of a premier resort. People need to be able to believe that something is really going to be done. That’s what I am working toward. There is no reason why this can’t happen if we come together as one. Feel free to call or come by the POA Office to see me with any ideas you might have. Again, I hope you and your family has a blessed Christmas.
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Fun and games on Memorial Day at the Thunderbird
Everyone is looking forward to Memorial Day, otherwise known as opening day for Lake Tansi. With it, Memorial Day will bring the onset of warm weather, vacationing and will set the tone for the Thunderbird Recreation Center, where children’s activities will abound under the direction of Stephanie Tanksley.
TSUD has state permit, new commissioner
William Corbin, the newly selected commissioner for Tansi Sewer Utility District, attended his first meeting in official capacity on April 9. Corbin was selected from a list submitted by the board to County Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr. last month.
- Weather warning system update
Snack Shack is now the Quack Shack
The Snack Shack, located at the beach, is under new management this year. It is being leased to Sheere Britt, who has 27 years of experience in the foodservice industry. Britt has made a lot of big changes, taking the snack shack and completely remaking it into a much more enjoyable experience for all property owners and guests and now calling it “The Quack Shack.”
Ruby P. Ketner and Dottie De Witt Memorial Award winners
Linda Carothers and Judi Hartman are being honored with the Ruby P. Ketner and Dottie De Witt Memorial Award.
Lake Tansi Small Pan Fish Anglers Club called to order with season’s first tournament
The Lake Tansi Small Pan Fish Anglers Club held their first meeting of the season on April 2, bringing to order the club’s events and dates and a season full of fishing days and frying nights which will continue every other Tuesday through October 15.
Benefit Golf Tournament set for May 8
The Hospice Board of Directors will host its 22nd annual Benefit Golf Tournament on Wednesday, May 8, at Lake Tansi Golf Course, according to tournament co-chairs Don and Sherry Koch. This event will raise funds for the only non-profit hospice organization in our local area. Hospice of Cumberland County provides comfort and care for the terminally ill as they spend their final days with dignity, surrounded by family and friends in homes and in our 6-bed residential facility, Cumberland House.
Post Office and Letter carriers association to hold ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive May 11
On May 11, the Crossville Post Office will hold its annual food drive to help “Stamp Out Hunger” in America. The United States Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) have partnered together for 21 years to create one of the most successful food drives in the nation.
Aqua Stretch classes offered at Tansi’s indoor pool on Fridays
Every Friday at 8:45 a.m., Michelle Vaughn will be instructing an Aqua Stretch class. This hour long class is a non-aerobic, water exercise class which teaches low impact, slow stretching techniques using body weight and water for resistance for elongating and mobilizing the muscles.
Lake Tansi Bass Club reinstates old school bass rules for 2013
The Lake Tansi Bass Club is gearing up for its 2013 season, luring Lake Tansi sportsmen to get their bass boats in ship shape for an anglers’ paradise of competitive tournaments. The first tournament was held April 18 and will continue every other Thursday, except August 22, until September 5.
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