Retired, Self-employed from 1978 to present. Restaurant Manager in New
Jersey and Florida from 1972 until 2006.
Brief description of responsibilities:
In the restaurant businesses, I managed the staff scheduling, hiring and firing, ordering of food, liquor and supplies. I planned and oversaw private parties and events. At the same time, I owned a boarding kennel for cats and dogs to include grooming and a small manufacturing plant. In those self-employed ventures, I was involved in all areas of the businesses from the day-to-day care, manangement and production to advertising and accounts receivable and payable.
Education: High School Graduation 1961
1. Is there any reason that would prevent you from attending the POA board meetings as well as any other POA board activity requiring your participation?
2. I am an active member in the following clubs/organizations.
I am presently the Chairman of the POA Food and Beverage Committee and on the POA Golf Committee.
3. Prior civic involvement: (Boards, Commission, Council, etc.)
I was always part of the Chamber of Commerce during my restaurant career. I am also a Vietnam Veteran 1967 – '68.
4. What do you feel are the most important issues facing the Lake Tansi Board of Directors and residents of Lake Tansi?
Resolving the sewer issue, increasing the revenue, balancing the budget and attracting new members.
5. If elected, what do you feel you can contribute to the long range success of Lake Tansi Village as a Resort/Retirement Community?
As in any successful undertaking, one must possess the qualities I know I can offer which are: good organization and communication skills, teamwork, dedication and plain old common sense.
6. What do you see as the major issues facing Lake Tansi Village in the five to 10 years?
1. Becoming self-sufficient.
2. Having a successful marketing program to attract new members, tournaments and leagues.
3. Building a comfortable reserve to maintain our amenities.
4. Solving the vegetation problems in our lake water.
7. Please list any pertinent information you would like to present.
I would like to see a more positive attitude and camaraderie between all facets of the POA. There seems to be a fixation on the sewer issue as the only important issue we face. The sewer issue is important, but the POA needs the energy and support of the community to focus on other issues as well.
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Tansi Security Police attains new equipment and new officer
The Lake Tansi Security Police has acquired a trainee, new vehicle from the 1033 Program and body armor due to the generosity of the Rotary Club and VEC.
Tansi welcomes Medley as recreation director
Lake Tansi has experienced a whirlwind of ups and downs in regards to retaining a recreations director. When Ken Soncrant resigned, POA Director Gary Dillon hired Betty Gates who had worked in recreations management at Fairfield Glade.
Epic Independence Day celebration set at Lake Tansi
The Lake Tansi Recreations Department has planned an epic Independence Day celebration that will brighten the stars on your flags. The celebration will start Friday, July 4th and continue through the weekend with family friendly activities and entertainment that is inspired by classic Americana fun.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Mike Steinmann/Salvation Army Golf Tournament set for July 26
The seventh annual Mike Steinmann/Salvation Army Golf Tournament is set for this year on Saturday, July 26 at the Lake Tansi Golf Course.
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