Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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May 28, 2014

Changes on the way for events

CROSSVILLE — With the season getting started in full swing, our recreation department has certainly been a hot topic for the last few months. I understand our members don’t like change, so we are getting a handle on what is going on, and uses of our buildings to secure our buildings and amenities for our members only. I’m not trying to step on anyone’s toes or upset our members.

The activities at the Rec Hall will continue, but they will be cut back so new events and activities can be planned to accommodate all of our members and guests. Moving forward and being able to introduce these things comes with a few sacrifices and I am sorry.  The recreation department should be the backbone of our community. We are working to have year-round events and new activities that members and guest will come out and support. If you have any new ideas on what you would like to have, feel free to let us know. 

As you are aware, Betty Gates stepped down as recreation director a few weeks ago due to medical reasons. Lake Tansi POA has hired Mr. Ethan Medley to fill this position. Ethan has recently graduated from Huntington University with a Bachelor of Science in recreation management. He has many hours of experience in the recreation field and brings lots of enthusiasm and ideas with him to this new job. He is moving here from North Carolina. I am looking forward to working with Ethan and, everyone, please welcome him with open arms and your support.

Everyone pray for good weather this summer so everyone can enjoy what Lake Tansi has to offer. Hopefully our members and guest will come out to support Lake Tansi.

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  • Rec direc.JPG Tansi welcomes Medley as recreation director

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  • toodle 2.JPG Tansi bids a bittersweet farewell to Brenda Toodle

    Brenda Toodle has made quite an impact on Lake Tansi in her nearly two decades of being a resident. Before her move back to Michigan, her many friends held a farewell reception on May 28 at the Thunderbird to send their best wishes with her.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tansi launches Operation Safe Community

    You may have heard that a neighborhood watch group is being established again in Tansi. After a recent break-in in our neighborhood, my wife, Paula, talked with Lt. Gary Howard of the Sheriff’s Department to see what we, as a neighborhood, could do to minimize crime in Tansi.

    June 25, 2014

  • Lake Tansi Golf Club honored for support of veterans

    Naval Master Chief Dennis Sassenger II, stationed in Hawaii, visited his father, our own Dennis Sassenger, in Lake Tansi. He was so impressed with the way he was treated as a guest and veteran at the golf course that he returned home and started the process of thanking us for the welcome and support he received.

    June 25, 2014

  • Lake Tansi celebrates Memorial Day in a big way

    Memorial Day is a time to reflect upon those of our fallen troops who gave their lives to preserve America’s values and freedoms. To those soldiers and their families we give our greatest admirations and deepest appreciation. Knowing what Memorial Day is about gives reason to pause, to pray and to share in those hard won freedoms with family and friends.

    June 25, 2014

  • Swim 1.JPG Never too soon to start water safety lessons

    Lake Tansi would like to encourage everyone who enjoys the water to play safely. Lake Tansi has such wonderful amenities, including the lake and pools, but playing it safe is better than not playing at all.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pan 1.JPG On the Hook with the Pan Fish Club

    Hook, line and sinker, the Lake Tansi Pan Fish Anglers Club has enjoyed the first half of its fishing season.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • The Mike Steinmann/Salvation Army Golf Tournament set for July 26

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    June 25, 2014

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