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TCC Minutes of General Meeting

Wednesday, July 2021

www.tellicocarclub.org

Call to Order/President’s Comments: Joe Michniacki

  • Please sign-in at each meeting and confirm that your phone number and email addresses are correct.
  • Be sure to pick up a meeting agenda and list of car activities for the next 3 months.
  • Welcome to the following guests and future members: Paul and Patty Cook, Dave and Trisha Stephens, Larry and Jo Ellen Campbell and Gary and Vicki Stowell
  • Those that requested TCC dash placards for car shows, they are available
  • The 50/50 raffle is currently our only source of revenue for the club, so please consider buying tickets at each general meeting to support the club.

Secretary’s Report: Acting in Sue’s absence – Karen Michniacki

  • Minutes from the general meetings are posted on our website at www.tellicocarclub.org
  • If you have ordered name tags, they are available for pickup. Name tags can be ordered for $10.
  • TCC car decals (vinyl cling in black or white): 1 free to each member, each additional $1 apiece

Treasurer’s Report: Mike McCoy

  • 155 paid member/families
  • Current bank balance of $1,552.96
  • Dues for 2021 will carry over from 2020, except for new members ($15) per family.
  • Dues for 2022 will be collected starting in November

Sunshine Report: Julie Krieg

  • A card was sent to Bill Spate as he broke his hip.
  • It was good to see Teresa Mauch back with us.
  • Be sure to notify a board member, or Julie Krieg, of any member concerns such as surgeries, illnesses, etc. so that Julie may acknowledge with a card.

25th Anniversary Celebration Update: Jerry Mauch/Bill Long

  • Bill Long thanked the committee and everyone that worked towards its success and all those that brought cars for the show. We added about six new members from the 25th event!
  • Bill asked if anyone was interested in chairing the 50th show!

June Drive & Dine to Tapoco Lodge: Jerry Bell

  • We had a great day for the drive and a great turnout. Unfortunately, the Lodge was understaffed, and a group of members decided to try Fontana Lodge for lunch. On a side note, some of the Go-Fast group got tickets!
  • The July 22 Drive and Dine will be to the Euchee Marina and Grill on a THURSDAY, because they are not open on Wednesday. Meet at Sloan’s at 11:00 with a full tank of gas.

Activities/Calendar of Events: Jerry Bell

  • July 13 Tugaloo Cruise in with Food Truck
  • July 17 Keeneland Concours D’Elegance in Kentucky (TCC overnight trip)
  • July 22 TCC Drive & Dine to Euchee Grill & Brewhouse, sponsored by Doc. Please respond to the email if you’re going.

New Stock: Rich Chappell got word today that his 2021 Corvette is at the dealership ready for pickup. Because of his recent back surgery, he is planning to have it shipped here from New Jersey. Many, many members offered to go pick it up for him!

For Sale: Jere Krieg is selling one of his three Allards, take your pick

50/50 Raffle:

  • $160 was collected with $80 won by Bill Long – Congratulations, Bill!

Next Meeting (always 1st Wed. of the month)

  • August 4, 2021 @ Toqua Pavilion – join us for dinner at 5:00 pm, meeting at 6:30 pm
  • Upcoming meetings will be held outdoors at the Toqua Pavilion until the weather turns cold. Toqua has agreed to forego any charges if most of the attending members dine at the Toqua Restaurant beforehand, so please join us!

Minutes submitted for Sue Kramek by Acting Secretary Karen Michniacki

TCC Minutes of General Meeting

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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Location: 75 members attended this meeting at Toqua Pavilion at 6:30 pm, with many enjoying dinner beforehand.

Call to Order/President’s Comments: Joe Michniacki

  • Please sign-in at each meeting and confirm that home & email addresses are correct.
  • Be sure to pick up a meeting agenda and list of car activities for the next 3 months.
  • Welcome to the following new TCC members: Ray & Judy Gosnell, Mark & Beverly Pantley, Alice Kingsbery,

John Magee, Terry & Linda Foreman

  • TCC dash placards for car shows – after filling out and printing the template, please see Karen in order to laminate; special placards available for the 25th Anniversary Car Show
  • The 50/50 raffle is currently our only source of revenue for the club, so please consider buying tickets at each general meeting and cruise-in!

Secretary’s Report: Sue Kramek

  • Minutes from the general meetings will be posted on our website at www.tellicocarclub.org
  • If you’ve ordered name tags, they are available for pickup. Name tags can be ordered from the secretary for $10.
  • TCC car decals (vinyl cling in black or white): 1 free to each member, each additional $1 apiece

Treasurer’s Report: Mike McCoy

  • 146 paid members
  • Current bank balance of $1,749
  • Dues for 2021 will carry over from this past year, except for new members ($15)

Sunshine Report: Julie Krieg

  • Robert Bly’s wife, Ann, has passed away.
  • Jerry Mauch’s wife, Teresa, continues to recuperate from heart surgeries.

    • Please keep them both in your thoughts and prayers. Be sure to notify a board member, or Julie Krieg, of any member concerns such as surgeries, illnesses, etc. so that Julie may acknowledge with a card.

Website: Jeff Abbott

  • Web Update -- The TCC website is currently transitioning to Vistaprint as the host. If not satisfactory, Jeff is considering a move to Mail Chimp as the hosting site.
  • As new members join, Jeff will send a welcome letter through the website once the application process is complete.

25th Anniversary Celebration Update: Jerry Mauch/Bill Long

  • June 12, 2021 at the Community Church at Tellico Village from 1-4 pm
  • Car show, Crazy Cuban food truck, DJ
  • Open to the public and outside car clubs
  • Register your cars – 20 cars have registered so far!
  • Pre-register at bette410@gmail.com
  • TCC koozies for sale @ $10 each
  • Cool off inside the Christian Life Center and watch the video celebrating founding members and exciting events of the Club over the past 25 years!
  • Watch for President Joe’s WLIL interview on June 9 regarding this event

May Drive & Dine: Jeff Abbott

About 20 people enjoyed a very nice drive to the English Mountain Trout Farm in Sevierville. The trout was as fresh as you can get and made for an excellent meal! Good times, as always.

Activities/Calendar of Events: Jerry Bell

  • June 3-6 Historic 1928 Ford Tri-Motor Airplane on display at the Knoxville Island Airport (flights available)
  • June 8 Cruise-In at Tugaloo at 5:00 pm with Blazing Flames food truck
  • June 16 TCC Drive & Dine to Historic Tapoco Lodge Resort, led by Jerry Bell (watch for email to RSVP)
    • This is our most popular ride, to include driving the Dragon in two groups:

        • Go Fast OR
        • Safe & Sane

Photographers are present along the Dragon to photograph members in their cars.

  • June 19 Lenoir City Cars & Coffee at 8:00 am
  • July 16-18 Keeneland Concours D’Elegance in Kentucky (watch for email to RSVP)
    • Lodging at Candlewood Suites, $102/night w/car club discount (10 rooms blocked)
    • Dinner at Malone’s
    • Close to many well-known Kentucky distilleries
  • July 22 (not 21st) TCC Drive & Dine to Euchee Grill & Brewhouse, led by Doc Doolittle

Loudon High School Shop Class: John Lacko

In 2019, the car club donated money for student uniforms. Recommend holding a Career Day in fall of 2021, as there are many professionals in the club who could spur interest in various careers. More info to come.

FOR SALE:

  • Fully restored Model A – see Richard Meyer

50/50 Raffle:

  • $146 was collected with $73 won by Ray Gosnell – congratulations, Ray!

Next Meeting (always 1st Wed. of the month)

  • July 7, 2021 @ Toqua Pavilion – join us for dinner at 5:00 pm, meeting at 6:30 pm
  • Upcoming meetings will be held outdoors at the Toqua Pavilion until the weather turns cold. Toqua has agreed to forego any charges if a majority of the attending members dine at the Toqua Sports Bar & Grill beforehand, so please join us!

Minutes submitted by:

Sue Kramek, TCC Secretary

TCC Minutes of General Meeting

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

www.tellicocarclub.org

Location: Toqua Pavilion at 6:30 pm – Happy Cinco de Mayo!

(Muchas gracias to those who enjoyed a lovely Mexican dinner at the Toqua Bar & Grill before the meeting.)

Call to Order/President’s Comments: Joe Michniacki

  • Please sign-in at each meeting and confirm that home & email addresses are correct.
  • Be sure to pick up a meeting agenda and list of car activities for the next 3 months.
  • Welcome to the following new TCC members: Tom Foley, Joe & Sally Tursi, George & Theresa Mueller, Michael & Sharon Hall.
  • TCC dash placards for car shows – after filling out and printing the template, please see Karen in order to laminate (at this meeting and the next)
  • The 50/50 raffle is currently our only source of revenue for the club, so please consider buying tickets at each general meeting and cruise-in!

Secretary’s Report: Sue Kramek

  • Minutes from the general meetings will be posted on our website at www.tellicocarclub.org
  • If you’ve ordered name tags, they are available for pickup. Name tags can be ordered from the secretary for $10.
  • TCC car decals (vinyl cling in black or white): 1 free to each member, each additional $1 apiece

Treasurer’s Report: Mike McCoy

  • 142 paid members
  • Current bank balance of $1,766.95
  • Dues for 2021 will carry over from this past year, except for new members ($15)

Sunshine Report: Julie Krieg

  • Jim Maddox is in the hospital recuperating.
  • Jerry Mauch’s wife, Teresa, continues to recuperate from heart surgeries.
  • Be sure to notify a board member, or Julie Krieg, of any member concerns such as surgeries, illnesses, etc. so that Julie may acknowledge with a card.

TCC Chili Cook-Off Report: Brad Berger

  • The April 13 Chili Cook-Off was a big success!

13 chili cooks competed for the club’s favorite chili of 2021 and the winners were:

1st place -- Sheri Lacko

2nd place – Phyllis Greene

Kudos to all the chefs, hot dog cookers and many other volunteers!


25th Anniversary Celebration Update: Jerry Mauch/Bill Long

  • June 12 at the Community Church at Tellico Village
  • Car show, food truck, DJ
  • Open to the public, register your cars
  • Cool off inside the Christian Life Center and watch the video celebrating founding members and exciting events of the Club over the past 25 years!

April Drive & Dine to Tsali Notch Vineyards Report: Matt Kramek

  • Tsali Notch is the largest muscadine vineyard in Tennessee with definitely the most beautiful views of the surrounding mountains!
  • A good time was had by all in spite of the cool and windy weather! For those who stayed till the end, the sun finally came out and the wind (somewhat) died down on the leeward side of the barn.
  • See pics on our website of the shivering, smiling crowd enjoying lunch and sampling wines.

Loudon Fire & Police Car Show Report: John Lacko

  • John took part in this May 1 car show at the Lions Club Pavilion on Hwy. 72 in Loudon.
  • All proceeds from this event are used to help children in our community during the Christmas season.

Activities/Calendar of Events: Jerry Bell

  • May 11 TCC Cruise-In at Tugaloo w/ food truck “Blazing Flames” and FREE chips
  • May 15 Cars & Coffee in Lenoir City – meet at 7:30 am at Poplar Springs boat ramp to drive in a caravan to the event; the donuts alone are awesome!
  • May 19 TCC Drive & Dine to English Mountain Trout Farm and Grill in Sevierville, and optional drive to continue on to Forbidden Caverns ($1.00 discount), sponsored by Jeff Abbott – watch for email to RSVP!
  • June 16 TCC Drive & Dine to Historic Tapoco Lodge Resort (leads needed)
  • July 17 Keeneland Concours D’Elegance in Kentucky (TCC overnight trip)
  • July 22 (not 21st) TCC Drive & Dine to Euchee Grill & Brewhouse, sponsored by Doc

Possible Future Events:

  • Kevin Savage is exploring Crossville Dragway, an 1/8 mile dragstrip located in Crossville, TN
  • Jerry Bell is investigating Smoky Mountain Speedway, a storied track for stock-car racing located in Maryville, TN

FOR SALE:

  • 2008 Corvette Coupe, white exterior w/ black & red interior for $26,000. Call Joe at 585-317-0207
  • 2002 Thunderbird (see Bill Long)

50/50 Raffle:

  • $96 was collected with $48 won by Gus Brocksen – congratulations, Gus!

Next Meeting (always 1st Wed. of the month)

  • June 2, 2021 @ Toqua Pavilion – join us for dinner at 5:00 pm, meeting at 6:30 pm
  • Upcoming meetings will be held outdoors at the Toqua Pavilion until the weather turns cold. Toqua has agreed to forego any charges if a majority of the attending members dine at the Toqua Restaurant beforehand, so please join us!

Minutes submitted by:

Sue Kramek, TCC Secretary

TCC Minutes of General Meeting

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

www.tellicocarclub.org

Location: Toqua Pavilion at 6:30 pm – approx. 36 members joined for dinner beforehand at the Toqua Bar & Grill, and 54 people attended the meeting!

Call to Order/President’s Comments: Joe Michniacki

  • Please sign-in at each meeting and confirm that home & email addresses are correct.
  • Note that the back of the meeting agenda now contains TCC club and car show activities for the next 3 months.
  • TCC dash placards for car shows – Joe will send out the template; fill out your car details and bring to the next meeting in order to be laminated for display.
  • New members: Ron & Paula Schulingkamp – Welcome to TCC!

Secretary’s Report: Sue Kramek

  • Minutes from the general meetings will be posted on our website at www.tellicocarclub.org
  • If you’ve ordered name tags, they are available for pickup. Name tags can be ordered from the secretary for $10.
  • TCC car decals (vinyl cling in black or white): 1 free to each member, each additional $1 apiece

Treasurer’s Report: Mike McCoy

  • 138 paid members
  • Current bank balance of $1,869.48
  • Upcoming expenses for chili cook-off supplies approx. $200
  • Dues for 2021 will carry over from this past year, except for new members ($15)
  • Mike reviewed the membership application process. See website for more details.
  • The 50/50 raffle is currently our only source of revenue for the club, so please consider buying tickets at each general meeting and cruise-in!

Sunshine Report:

  • Please keep Jerry Mauch’s wife, Teresa, in your thoughts and prayers as she undergoes heart surgery on April 8.
  • Be sure to notify a board member, or Julie Krieg, of any member concerns such as surgeries, illnesses, etc. so that Julie may acknowledge with a card.

Vice President’s Report: John Lacko

  • April 13 Chili Cook-Off @ Tugaloo Cruise-In: 13 chili cooks will complete for the club’s favorite chili of 2021! Each cook will have a chili name & number to vote for. Chili cooks will earn special TCC aprons for the event. Sampling cups and spoons will be available. Hot dogs and water will also be provided at no charge. Please bring a dessert to share, and bring your own refreshments, if desired. Volunteers are needed to help set-up/take down, cook hot dogs, sell raffle tickets, etc.
  • BRING YOUR CARS TO SHOW! Car pics will be taken.
  • 3:00 pm for cooks and volunteers
  • 5:00 pm for chili tasters
  • Upcoming Cruise-Ins:
  • The September Cruise-In will be a dedicated fundraiser for the construction of “Our Place,” whose mission is to provide a program of activities for seniors with Alzheimer’s/Dementia.
    • $10 entrance fee
    • TV Yacht Club will be donating chili
    • TCC will be donating hot dogs and water
  • The food truck, Blazing Flames, will be at all other Cruise-Ins on the 2nd Tuesday of each month thru October. The pavilion is reserved for us each month.

Activities/Rides: Jerry Bell

  • NEXT DRIVE & DINE EVENT: April 21 @ Tsali Notch Vineyard, sponsored by Matt & Sue Kramek. This will be a caravan drive, so meet at Sloan’s parking lot at 11:00 am. All members should have received an email from TCC with a RSVP response button at the bottom. Please RSVP as to how many are attending and lunch/drink options. Must respond by April 15 so that box lunches can be ordered. $20 will include a box lunch and trolley ride tour through the vineyard. Bottles of wine will be available for sale. (Mike will bring plastic glasses.)
  • Caravan Rules are available on the website at www.tellicocarclub.org
  • April 17 Lenoir City Cars & Coffee – meet at Poplar Spring at 7:30 am to drive in a caravan to the event.

25th Anniversary Celebration: Jerry Mauch / Bill Long

  • June 12th at the Community Church, 1-4 pm
  • Car show and celebration; recognizing founders and past presidents
  • Watch for advertisements and interviews on Tellico Village network
  • Register in advance, more details to come

Member Stories: Alex Gabbard regaled us with a story about the Road Atlanta competition.

FOR SALE: Ted Newton is moving to CA and has a 1957 Thunderbird for sale, previously owned by Tim McGraw.

TCC Merchandise:

  • Available online from The Tee Spot of Knoxville (link on website)
  • Logos Etc. on Kingston Pike will embroider your own merchandise with the TCC logo (shirts, tote bags, etc.)

For the Good of the Club/Discussion:

  • Brad Berger: promoted the Tellico Plains Cruise-In on Saturday, 4/10 from 10-2 at the Charles Hall Museum.
  • Doc Doolittle: check out Doc’s first YouTube video – “Doc” Doolittle’s Little River Railroad
  • Bill Long: showcased his all-electric Ford Mustang Mach 1 that self-drives and parallel parks

50/50 Raffle:

  • $124 was collected with $62 won by Lynn Treers – congratulations, Lynn!

Next Meeting (always 1st Wed. of the month)

  • May 5, 2021 @ Toqua Pavilion – Cinco de Mayo Mexican food/drinks at 5:00 pm, meeting at 6:30 pm
  • Upcoming meetings will be held outdoors at the Toqua Pavilion until the weather turns cold. Toqua has agreed to forego any charges if a majority of the attending members dine at the Toqua Restaurant beforehand, so please join us!

Minutes submitted by: Sue Kramek, TCC Secretary

TCC Minutes of General Meeting

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

www.tellicocarclub.org

Location: Tellico Village Yacht Club at 6:30 pm

Call to Order: With approximately 20 people in attendance, VP John Lacko called the meeting to order.

President’s Comments: John Lacko, Acting President

  • Minutes from the general meetings will be posted on our website at www.tellicocarclub.org
  • If you’ve ordered name tags, they are available for pickup. Name tags can be ordered from the secretary for $10.
  • New Banner displayed promoting the club name: Tellico Car Club
  • TCC business cards are available
  • TCC car decals (in black or white): 1 free to each member, each additional $1 apiece
  • New member: Trips Dawson – welcome!
  • Upcoming events:
  • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day lunch at Tennessee Tap House with great Irish food and beer. Members should have received an email invite with the ability to RSVP -- 24 responses, so far. Meet at the restaurant at 1:00 pm, which is located at 350 N. Peters Road in Knoxville.
  • April 13: Chili Cook-Off & Cruise-In at Tugaloo at 5:00 pm – Chili cooks will earn special TCC aprons for the event. Please consider competing for the club’s favorite chili!

GUEST SPEAKER: Cindy Rogers, representing “Our Place” whose mission is to provide a program of activities for seniors with Alzheimer’s/Dementia that will enrich their lives and allow free time for their caregivers – hoping to break ground in early May! Many opportunities for sponsorship are available. Tellico Car Club will be sponsoring a special fundraiser for Our Place in May or June at one of the Tugaloo Cruise-Ins. Thank you, Cindy!

Treasurer’s Report: Mike McCoy

  • Current bank balance of $2,381
  • 135 paid members
  • Dues for 2021 will carry over from this past year, except for new members ($15)
  • The 50/50 raffle is currently our only source of revenue for the club, so please consider buying tickets at each meeting!

Club Calendar Review: John Lacko

  • General Meeting – 1st Wednesday of the month
  • Tugaloo Cruise-In – 2nd Tuesday of the month (April-October)
  • Drive & Dine – 3rd Wednesday of the month
  • BOD Meeting – 4th Wednesday of the month

50/50 Raffle:

  • $41.00 was collected with $20.50 won by John Lacko, who generously donated his winnings back to the Tellico Car Club – thank you, John!

Next Meeting (always 1st Wed. of the month)

  • April 7, 2021 @ Toqua Pavilion – dinner at 5:00 pm, meeting at 6:30 pm
  • April, May & June meetings will be held outdoors at the Toqua Pavilion. They have agreed to forego cleaning charges if a majority of the attending members dine at the Toqua Restaurant beforehand, so please join us!

Minutes submitted by:

Sue Kramek, TCC Secretary

(via voice recording by Mike McCoy)

TCC Minutes of General Meeting

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

tellicocarclub.org

Location: Tellico Village Yacht Club at 6:30 pm

Call to Order: President Joe called the meeting to order.

Secretary’s Report: Sue Kramek

  • Minutes from the general meetings will be posted on our website at tellicocarclub.org
  • Please see me to order name tags with the NEW logo, available for $10 each

Treasurer’s Report: Mike McCoy

  • Current bank balance of $2,143.85
  • 131 paid members
  • Dues for 2021 will carry over from this past year, except for new members ($15)
  • The 50/50 raffle is currently our only source of revenue for the club, so please consider buying tickets at each meeting!

VP Report: John Lacko

  • Chili Cook-off / Our Place fundraiser: The BOD has agreed to charge a $10 tasting fee for the upcoming chili cook-off at Tugaloo on April 13, with monies to be donated to Our Place. We’re looking for 15 chili chefs to compete for the club’s favorite chili of 2021! At tonight’s meeting, we had 8 members sign up, so there’s room for 7 more chefs. Chili cooks will earn special TCC aprons for the event. Hot dogs and chicken will also be available. (Please bring a dessert to share, and bring your own refreshments.)
  • Banner: John has ordered a banner with our new name and logo which will be displayed at future TCC meetings and events.
  • Business cards: New business cards have been printed and will be dropped off at the Welcome Center.
  • Clothing: TCC merchandise is now available online through our website, or in person:
  • Go to TellicoCarClub.org – click on Members – click on Wearables – click to go to online store (fulfillment by The Tee Spot of Knoxville; WILL SHIP with no minimum)
  • OR Logosetcusa.com allows you to bring in your own merchandise for embroidering. They are located at:

Logos Etc.
10523 Kingston Pike, Suite F
Knoxville, TN 37922-3198
(865) 966-2671

Sunshine Report: Julie Krieg

  • Please be sure to include your house address when signing in so that Julie may acknowledge any member concerns such as surgeries, illnesses, etc. with cards via USPS.
  • 1 card was sent out by Julie this past month
  • TCC logo cards have been printed and will be sent out to new members as well.


Communications/Website: Jeff Abbott / Joe Michniacki

  • Communications Director, Jeff Abbott, has been working behind the scenes to transition the website to the new name and logo – check it out Here! Contact Jeff if you have car or travel stories to contribute.
  • At a future meeting, Jeff will demonstrate the website and all the information that is available, including:
    • - contact info for BOD members
    • - membership applications
    • - merchandise ordering
    • - car photos, and much more!!!
  • Jeff will also continue to email members the monthly drive details – inclusive of a google map to the location, and the ability to RSVP for the luncheons.

Club Activities/Events: Jerry Bell

  • Upcoming Drives:
  • February 17, 2021 – Valentine’s Day luncheon at Lakeside Tavern, 10911 Concord Park Dr., Knoxville (meet there at 1:00 pm, no caravan) – led by Doc Doolittle
  • March 17, 2021 – St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Tennessee Tap House, to include great Irish food and beer (depart from Sloan’s Hardware at 11:00 am) – led by John Lacko
  • Beginning in March, there are 4 events which occur each month:
  • General Meeting – 1st Wednesday of the month
  • Tugaloo Cruise-In – 2nd Tuesday of the month (March-October)
  • Drive & Dine – 3rd Wednesday of the month
  • Lenoir City Cars & Coffee – 3rd Saturday of the month

25th Anniversary Committee: Jerry Mauch

  • The Club was started in June of 1996 – an outdoor celebration will be held in June of 2021 to celebrate 25 years!
  • Jerry Mauch is heading up the committee. Please consider joining those who have already volunteered to help: Bill Long, Alyce Anthony, Lynn Lundberg, Bette Purvis
  • OR, if you have any ideas for the event, please notify one of the BOD members. Contact info on website.

50/50 Raffle:

  • $88.00 was collected with $44.00 won by Sue Anderson, who generously donated her winnings back to the Tellico Car Club – thank you, Sue!

Next Meeting (always 1st Wed. of the month)

  • March 3, 2021 at 6:30 pm at Tellico Village Yacht Club. Come early at 5:00 to join fellow members for dinner at the Blue Heron before the meeting!
  • April, May & June meetings will be held outdoors at the Toqua Pavilion. They have agreed to forego cleaning charges if a majority of the attending members dine at the Toqua Restaurant beforehand.

Minutes submitted by:

Sue Kramek, TCC Secretary

TCC Minutes of General Meeting

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

www.tellicocarclub.org

Location: Tellico Village Yacht Club at 6:30 pm (28 people were in attendance)

Call to Order: Joe Michniacki introduced himself as the new President and welcomed the following new members:

  • Richard Meyer from Dallas, Texas – his fully restored Model A was on display in the parking lot.
  • Jim Mitchell from St. Paul, Minnesota – drives a 2018 mustang convertible.

Sunshine Report: Julie Krieg

  • Please be sure to include your address when signing in so that Julie may acknowledge any member concerns such as surgeries, illnesses, etc. with cards via USPS. Contact Julie at julieakrieg@gmail.com

Treasurer’s Report: Mike McCoy

  • Current bank balance of $2,039
  • 131 paid members
  • Dues for 2021 will carry over from this past year, except for new members ($15)
  • The 50/50 raffle is a major source of revenue for the club, so please consider buying tickets at each meeting!

Secretary’s Report: Sue Kramek

  • Minutes from the general meetings will be emailed and posted on our website at www.tellicocarclub.org
  • Please see me to order name tags with the NEW logo, available for $10 each
  • Clothing is also available with the new logo from the Tee Spot (see website for further details)

Communications/Website: Jeff Abbott / Joe Michniacki

  • Communications Director, Jeff Abbott, has been working behind the scenes to transition the website to the new name and logo – check it out Here! Contact Jeff if you have car or travel stories to contribute. Contact info for the BOD members can be found on the website.
  • The reason for the club name change was to include a larger geographic area, as well as non-vintage car owners.
  • Membership in the TCC club is open to all car enthusiasts and those who enjoy driving the countryside to visit new and interesting places.
  • Member Jim Payne explained vehicle classes in the following manner:
  • 1915-25 Vintage
  • 1926-32 Antique
  • 1933-48 Classic
  • 1949-current Special Interest

Club Activities/Events: Jerry Bell / John Lacko

  • February 17, 2021 – Valentine’s Day luncheon at Lakeside Tavern (meet there at 1:00 pm, no caravan)
  • March 17, 2021 – St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Tennessee Tap House, to include great Irish food and beer (depart from Sloan’s Hardware at 11:00 am)

VP Report: John Lacko

Going forward, the monthly club calendar is as follows:

  • General Meeting – 1st Wednesday of the month.
  • Tugaloo Cruise-In – 2nd Tuesday of the month. (April-October)
  • Drive & Dine – 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • Club BOD Meeting – 4th Wednesday of the month.

25th Anniversary Committee: Jerry Mauch

  • Please consider volunteering to help plan a June celebration for the 25th Anniversary of the Club

Tech Report / New Rides:

  • Doc reminded us to consider donating car-related items for the silent auction benefitting “Our Place”, which is breaking ground in Tellico Village in March. Our Place will offer activities for seniors with Alzheimer’s/Dementia that will enrich their lives and allow free time for their caregivers.
  • The BOD members took a trip to check out “Rusticrumblers Garage” located at 4734 Hwy. 411 in Maryville. They are open Friday-Sunday, sell many vintage car-related items, and often host car shows. Cool place!
  • Jim Payne is now the proud owner of a 1964 Austin Vanden Plas Princess limousine!

50/50 Drawing:

  • $71.00 was collected with $35.50 won by Cap Purvis.

Minutes submitted by:

Sue Kramek, TCC Secretary

mskramek@comcast.net

Tellico Car Club (TCC)

Minutes of General Meeting

Tuesday, December 1, 2020


Location: Little Italy Restaurant of Tellico Village at 5:00 pm. 41 people were in attendance. The meeting commenced immediately after dinner, led by President Dennis Kazmierzak.

Treasurer’s Report: Mike McCoy

  • Current bank balance of $2,039
  • $100 expenditure to renew the website
  • Dues for 2021 will carry over from this year, except for new members ($15)

Secretary’s Report: Sue Kramek

  • Minutes from the Nov. 4th meeting were reviewed.
  • CORRECTION: Drives will continue to be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
  • Meeting minutes will be posted to the website.

Communications: Brad Berger

  • The BOD has re-evaluated the use of Tellico Life and has decided not to use it as the main communication tool among the members.
  • We will retain Tellico Life for the sole purpose of marketing the club to the Villagers

(i.e., general meetings, cruise-ins at Tugaloo, etc.) A link will be included on Tellico Life directing users to the TCC website.

Website: Jeff Abbott (absent)

  • Jeff has added a “garage sale” page to the website for car-related and automotive sales.
  • A suggestion was made to include the website address on all correspondence sent to the members.

Activities: Jerry Bell

  • Jerry is stepping down as the Activities Director after this year, but will remain on board as the NEW Activities Coordinator. Considering the challenges this past year has presented, Jerry & Judy did an awesome job of offering many fun rides for the membership. Their time and effort are greatly appreciated!
  • Jerry is asking for member volunteers to design the runs for 2021 – while Jerry will coordinate the overall calendar and use his experience to help the drives go smoothly. Members are strongly encouraged to volunteer to take a month so that exciting new (and old) places can be explored. Thus, the workload will be shared.
  • 9 months for 2021 are currently accounted for – please consider volunteering for the remaining months!
  • Past events :
    • Nov. 18 -- Fall color drive to The Park Grill in Gatlinburg, TN was greatly enjoyed by all who attended.
  • Final event of 2020: (3rd Wednesday of the month, meet at Sloan’s at 11:00 am)
  • Dec. 16 -- Christmas luncheon at Whitestone Country Inn in Kingston, TN to include a 3-course meal for $25/person. Please RSVP to the Bell’s if attending: belljxj@yahoo.com

Club Updates: Dennis Kazmierzak, John Lacko

  • The Board has approved a name change for the club: Tellico Car Club. The change was made to accommodate a larger geographic area, as well as non-vintage car owners.
  • The new logo (TBD) will encompass the motto: “It’s all about the drive!”

By-Laws Revisions / 25th Anniversary: Jerry Mauch, Past President

  • The By-Laws have been updated to reflect the name change. In addition, there has been an update regarding voting procedures to reflect majority present at general meeting to constitute approval. As well, responsibilities of the Board members have been amended to be more in line with their actual duties.
  • The By-Law revisions were approved by the membership.
  • 25th Anniversary of the car club to be celebrated in June, 2021! Please volunteer to serve on the celebration committee.

Election of Officers:

  • Joe Michniacki was nominated and overwhelmingly approved for President – congratulations, Joe!
  • Karen Michniacki was nominated for the position of Co-Secretary (as the current secretary is AWOL during the summer months) -- thank you, Karen!

Discussion from the floor:

  • Matt Kramek, as a Member-at-Large, will represent members to the Board. Send your issues, suggestions or concerns to Matt at mskramek@comcast.net
  • Doc Doolittle: Upcoming online auction to benefit “Our Place” (whose mission is to provide a program of activities for seniors with Alzheimer’s/Dementia that will enrich their lives and allow free time for their caregivers). Construction in Tellico Village begins in March – please considering donating car-related items to the auction. As well, consider additional ideas to generate revenue, such as a car show, etc.

General Meetings in 2021 will return to the Tellico Village Yacht Club:

  • Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 3 (1st Wed. of the month)
  • Dinner is served downstairs; the meeting is held upstairs
  • The Yacht Club has agreed to forego the cleaning fee if a majority of the members have dinner there – so please consider dining before the meeting!

50/50 Raffle:

  • $90 was collected with $45 won by Joe & Karen Michniacki J

Meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm

Minutes submitted by:

Sue Kramek, TVVV Secretary

Tellico Village Vintage Vehicles

Minutes of General Meeting

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Location: This month’s meeting was a dinner meeting held at Little Italy Restaurant of Tellico Village; this will continue to be the meeting site until further notice. We have reserved the large private room which allows for properly distanced tables of four. Dinner was ordered from the menu and drinks were BYOB. 28 people were in attendance. The meeting commenced immediately after dinner, led by President Dennis Kazmierzak.

Treasurer’s Report: Mike McCoy

  • Current bank balance of $2,139.14
  • 129 paid members (Mike explained that a “couple” is considered to be 1 member)

Website: Jeff Abbott

  • Jeff is in charge of the website (currently TVVintageVehicles.org -- but the domain name will change soon) and distributing all communication emails. To ensure that members receive appropriate communications, Jeff will maintain the master email list in Mailchimp. Additions and deletions to the master email list will be provided to Jeff by the current treasurer, Mike McCoy.
  • Per member request, Jeff will add a page to the website for car sales, classified ads, etc. (You write the ad and Jeff will cut and paste to the website.)

Activities: Jerry Bell

  • Jerry is stepping down as the Activities Director after this year, but will remain on board as the NEW Activities Coordinator.
  • Jerry is asking for member volunteers to design the runs for 2021 – while Jerry will coordinate the overall calendar and use his experience to help the drives go smoothly. Each ride takes considerable time and effort to plan and design. Members are strongly encouraged to volunteer to take a month so that exciting new (and old) places can be explored. Thus, the workload will be shared.
  • Please consider signing up for a month at the next meeting!
  • Volunteers so far include:

Matt & Sue Kramek (April)

Jeff Abbott (May)

Jim Payne (October)

  • The monthly trips may include caravan-type travel rides or a rendezvous at a particular location, as determined by the planner.
  • For 2021, rides will be changed to the 2nd Tuesday of the month in order to spread out the meetings, cruise-ins and activities.
  • Past events --
  • Oct. 21 – Ride to Metcalf Bottoms in the Smoky Mountains was a great success! Small groups of 7-8 cars stayed together with the help of walkie-talkies in the first and last cars. All brought their own food and enjoyed a picnic in the pavilion.
  • Upcoming 2020 events: (3rd Wednesday of the month, meet at Sloan’s at 11:00 am)
  • Nov. 18 – Fall color drive to The Park Grill in Gatlinburg, TN
  • Dec. 16 - Christmas luncheon at Whitestone Country Inn in Kingston, TN

Tellico Life: Brad Berger

  • All TVVV members need to join the Tellico Life Circle so as to be notified of activities, member communications, meeting minutes, etc. Brad Berger has offered to help those who need assistance. There are still 70 outstanding members who need to join!

Club Updates: Dennis Kazmierzak

  • In order to accommodate a larger geographic area, as well as non-vintage car owners, the Board has approved a name change for the club. The new name of Tellico Car Club was approved by the Board and will take effect on Jan 1, 2021.
  • The By-Laws have been updated to reflect the name change. In addition, there has been an update regarding voting procedures to reflect majority present at general meeting to constitute approval.
  • Matt Kramek was approved by the Board as a new Member-at-Large.
  • 25th Anniversary of TVVV in 2021! Please volunteer to serve on the celebration committee.

Member / Car Stories: Alex Gabbard shared an update on the building of his 427 Cobra.

A suggestion was made for Alex to host a future ride to view the vehicle.

50/50 Raffle:

  • $74.00 was collected with $37.00 won by Ted Newton
  • Thanks to Joe Michniacki for selling the raffle tickets

Next General Meeting (note day change to Tuesday, due to a conflict):

  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm at Little Italy of Tellico Village.

Minutes submitted by:

Sue Kramek, TVVV Secretary

Tellico Village Vintage Vehicles

Minutes of General Meeting

October 7, 2020

Our meeting was held at the Toqua Pavilion, 26 members came early for dinner. President Dennis Kazmierzak opened the meeting with an introduction of new members: Judith and Wolf Strohwig and Georgia and Bruce Wilson.

There were no sunshine cards sent out this month. If you know of any club member that is ill or is recovering from surgery, contact Julie at julieakrieg@gmail.com and she will send that member a card.

Secretary Joe Michniacki reported that September’s meeting minutes were emailed to all members and posted on our website. A motion was made, seconded, and passed to accept the minutes as posted.

Treasurer Mike McCoy reported that we have 129 paid member/families and an account balance of $2174.14. For new members, yearly dues are $15.00

Webmaster Jeff Abbott announced that he will send an email out about the October Metcalf Bottoms ride. He will include a Google map. He also mentioned that the website has a Google calendar that you can join of all our club activities.

Tellico Life Coordinator Brad Berger reported that an email was sent to members not on Tellico Life with information and instructions and 10 members joined Tellico Life. There are still about 75 members that need to join Tellico Life and he is willing to help members understand and get into the Tellico Life Vintage Vehicles Club Circle. Tellico Life will allow for discussions, news, photos and eventually sign-ups for club activities and events.

Activities Chair Jerry Bell reported on upcoming rides including a November fall color tour to Gatlinburg with lunch at the Park Grill. Jerry also announced that he and Judy were stepping down as Activities chairs so some new blood can come in and take us on some beautiful road trips.

VP John Lacko is coordinating the October 21 ride to the Metcalf Bottoms picnic area in the Great Smoky Mountains. Bring your lunch and refreshments. Food Lion will take orders if you want them to prepare a box lunch for you. Please be discreet with some refreshments as it is Federal land and alcohol is prohibited. The picnic area is pet friendly. You will receive a detailed email, that the meeting place is changed to the Popular Springs boat ramp (north village ramp). For all our future rides and trips, please abide the following road rules –

-Depending on the size of the total group, smaller groups not to exceed 10 vehicles, will have a leader and a rear guard with handheld radios. Members will furnish their own radio.

-Leaders will follow rules of the road, no more than 5 MPH over the posted limit.

-All cars need to have running lights on and GPS and route trip directions.

-All cars must maintain no more than 2-3 car length gap. Pay attention to the car behind you.

-Lead car will pull off if group is split because of traffic light, rail stop, etc.

-All trips to have rest stop points.

-If the road trip is over 2 hours, a destination meeting point will be set for the group to get there at their own pace.

The last club Cruse-In is Tuesday October 20 at Tugaloo at 5:00 PM.

Past President Jerry Mauch announced that the club wants to celebrate its 25th Anniversary with something special and is asking members for suggestions and to assist, and if you want to be part of the Anniversary Committee. Contact Jerry at jermauch@charter.net

Jerry is also the Officer Nominations Chair and needs members to consider stepping up to fill one of these positions; President, Secretary, Member-at-large and Events Coordinator, elections are in December.

Doc Doolittle proposed an overnight spring trip to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham Alabama. There is a slight possibility that we may be able to run the racetrack!

We had 45 members in attendance but no 50/50 raffle as our club supplies were left at home!

Our next meeting will be a dinner-meeting at the Little Italy Restaurant on Wednesday November 4 at 5:00 PM. It is BYOB and we will have the back room with seating for up to 70, at tables of four, with appropriate distancing. Ladies bring your husbands and tell him it is a date night!

Club member Steve Smith is selling his 1966 El Camino, please contact him for additional information – harleyworm@gmail.com

The meeting ended with an automotive story by our Club Storyteller and Published Author Alex Gabbard. In March of 1963, a beautiful mountain girl with pretty eyes captured his heart, sadly Mary passed away this year but companionship lead to may years of automotive adventures. In 1965 at the Farmington Drag Strip he heard a new sound, that of a 427 Cobra. He was surprised to see a friend driving it and went over to see the car. The friend was Zak Reynolds, heir to the Reynolds Tobacco Company and this was the CSX 301. This was the first Cobra Alex had ever seen outside of magazine articles and photos. Since then he has had the bug for a 427 Cobra. Coming to the present day, Alex needed a project to keep him busy. With the help of another friend, Ralph Wright, he has started to build his dream Cobra. In 11 days’ time (from parts Alex had been collecting) they have completed the chassis, suspension, engine, trans, and now only need a driveshaft. Alex has ordered a Cobra body from Alabama. This story to be continued.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Joe Michniacki and will be posted to our website and Tellico Life.

Tellico Village Vintage Vehicles

Minutes of General Meeting

September 2, 2020

Our meeting was held at the Toqua Pavilion with members providing several positive comments about the location. President Dennis Kazmierzak opened the meeting with an introduction of new members: Dave Crowden, Pete Kilmartin Jim Dunn, and Glenn and Marcia Wojnowiak.

Judy Bell reported on club events and that her husband, Jerry was resting at home after his emergency surgery, we all wish him a speedy recovery.

The next ride will be on Wednesday, September 16 with Doc Doolittle as drive leader and coordinator. Meet up at Sloan’s at 11:00 AM and we will head out to Crosby TN with lunch at Carver’s Orchard & Applehouse Restaurant. Please contact Doc at lona.doolittle@hotmail.com or 865-671-4508 if you are planning to attend so that he can make restaurant reservations.

John Lacko is planning our October ride to include the Foothills Parkway with either a picnic or restaurant lunch stop.

Joe Michniacki came out of retirement and reviewed the minutes from our last meeting in March and the club events that were cancelled. A motion was made, seconded, and passed to accept the minutes. The meeting minutes are posted on our website.

Jere Krieg gave the Sunshine report, a card was sent to Jerry Bell. If you know of any club member that is ill or is recovering from surgery, contact Julie at julieakrieg@gmail.com and she will send that member a card.

Mike McCoy gave the Treasurer’s Report. We have 127 paid member families and an account balance of $2124.14. Detailed spending expenses are available by contacting Mike during the meetings.

Because of the Covid-19 issues of closed locations, cancelled meetings and club events, the Board of Directors voted to extend member dues to cover the 2021 year. Only new incoming members will pay dues to cover the 2021 year.

Brad Berger has been designated as the Club Tellico Life Coordinator to assist members into the Tellico Life Club Circle. Tellico Life will allow for discussions, news, photos and eventually sign-ups for club activities and events.

It was great to see Alex Gabbard! The club gave its condolences for the loss of his wife Mary, a beautiful woman that also was a car enthusiast. Alex has plenty of automobile stories and will be sharing them with us.

Past President Jerry Mauch announced that the club wants to celebrate its 25th Anniversary with something special and is asking members for suggestions and assistance if you want to be part of the Anniversary Committee. Contact Jerry at jermauch@charter.net

It is also that time of year to consider running for Club Officer. All positions are open and if you are interested, talk to any Board Member about the hours and pay. Like everyone else, we seek to be inclusive so please ladies, consider running for an elected position or serving as a member-at-large on the Board.

Professor Jim Payne announced that the Hudson’s in the Heartland Chapter is having a car show at the Tally Ho Inn in Townsend. On Saturday September 19, they will have a special show of “Orphan” cars from noon to 5 PM. The term orphan car accurately applies to any marque of motor vehicle built by a manufacturer that has discontinued business entirely. Packard, Oldsmobile, Mercury, Plymouth, Pontiac, and Willys are just a few of the Orphans still on the road. This show will be unique.

We had 58 members in attendance and our 50/50 raffle was at $160. Half the pot was won by Joe McCaul. The second prize of a GM Engine Calendar went to Bob Burdette. The third prize of a cloth face mask went to Loren Lesh.

Our next meeting will be at the Toqua Pavilion on Wednesday October 7 at 6:30 PM. Why not join us for dinner at the Toqua Grill at 5:00 PM for comradery and some refreshments.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Joe Michniacki and will be posted to our website and Tellico Life. Can you guess the vehicle below?

PS - If a former member complains to you about not receiving emails from the club, it’s because they haven’t paid their dues and were dropped. But they can easily sign up again!

TVVV Board of Directors

Officers President – Dennis Kazmierzak djk6885@gmail.com

(elected positions) Vice President – John Lacko johnsmusty@aol.com

Treasurer – Mike McCoy mdmccoy1948@tds.net

Secretary – Joe Michniacki jm37774@gmail.com

Members at Large (volunteers)

Website Master – Jeff Abbott jeff.wabbott@gmail.com

Events Coordinator - Jerry Bell belljxj@yahoo.com

Tellico Life Coordinator – Brad Berger bberger630@gmail.com

Award Winning Author and Automotive Storyteller – Alex Gabbard

TVVV Board Meeting Minutes

Tuesday June 23, 2020


In attendance:  Dennis Kazmierzak, John Lacko, Mike McCoy, Jerry Bell, Sue Kramek, Jerry Mauch, Joe Michniacki, Jeff Abbott.


The BOD meeting was held at the Tugaloo Pavilion at 5:00 pm.  


President’s Report:  Dennis Kazmierzak

  • Addressed the issue of general meetings with the current lockout because of COVID19.  No general meetings will be planned until the issue has been arrested.  Current thought is until a vaccine is distributed or open-air meetings are allowed on POA property we will not plan any general meetings.

  • All activities of the club would be focused on our current planned activities with additional input as becomes know.  Forward any suggestions to Jerry Bell for inclusion in the spreadsheet.

  • Communications:  an effort has not been successful in getting the members to sign up for TellicoLife.  We will not be maintaining a database of members other than those that cannot join TellicoLife (which are very few).  The minutes of any general meeting will only be posted on the club website and TellicoLife circle page.  Future members will be required to sign up for TellicoLife or not become a member.  Future renewals will also be given this choice.  This information will be posted on TellicoLife and the club website.  Board meeting minutes will be distributed to board members only.

  • TellicoLife:  I will be having a meeting with Marsha Herzog to discuss the difficulties experienced in logging in to our page.  This needs to be a smooth and easy process not the three logins we are currently experiencing.



Tellico Village Vintage Vehicles

Minutes of General Meeting

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Call to Order: President Dennis Kazmierzak called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.

According to the signup sheet, 35 members and guests were in attendance.

Presentation on TellicoLife by Marsha Herzog, VP for TellicoLife Technical

ALL are urged to join in order to make it easier to keep track of and communicate with the TVVV member roster.

New Member: Dan Hryniszak

Secretary’s Report: Sue Kramek

  • Review of the previous TVVV general meeting minutes.
  • Please sign in as you enter and confirm that your email address is correct.
  • Name tags available for $10.00 each, sporting a brand new design for 2020

(white background with colored TVVV logo). Please see Sue to order.

  • Windshield cling stickers are free to new members and $1.00 for additional or replacement ones.

Treasurer’s Report: Mike McCoy

  • Current bank balance of $2,304.00 (as of 2/28/20)
  • 115 paid members in good standing for 2020
  • There were no budgeted revenue or expenses during the month of February

Vice President’s Report: John Lacko

  • Annual Cinco de Mayo celebration at Cinco Amigos (934 Mulberry St., Loudon, TN)

on Monday, May 4 at 5:00 pm.

Website: Dennis Kazmierzak

  • TellicoLife: Each TVVV member will be asked to register through TellicoLife.org -- making it much easier to keep track of and communicate with the TVVV member roster
  • Mike McCoy has sent out registration instructions for Tellico Life
  • Dennis and Mike will be the administrators and will approve each membership request
  • You do not need to be a resident of Tellico Village to join
  • TVVV will soon upgrade to a higher level of TellicoLife in order to allow for online registration of rides and events

Activities: Jerry Bell

  • All rides will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month (with a few exceptions)
  • All rides will meet at Sloan’s at 11:00 am (unless otherwise noted in the schedule)
  • Past events -- Both of the February events were well attended, received rave reviews, and encompassed beautiful drives!
  • 2/14 Valentine luncheon at Whitestone Inn (40 attendees)
  • 2/19 drive to Copperhill with lunch at The Copper Grill (about 28 attendees)
  • Upcoming events – NOTE DAY & TIME EXCEPTIONS!
  • 3/19 (Thursday) drive to Rugby will require an earlier departure of 10:00 am in order to squeeze in a rest stop, tour of the town in groups of 10, and lunch at the General Store
  • 3/28 (Saturday) Coker Tire Cruise in Chattanooga – individual attendance, if desired (not a group event)
  • There are 3 overnight trips planned for April, June and July. Please refer to the TVVV ride schedule and make reservations accordingly.
  • Ride schedule posted through the TellicoLife / TVVV website

4/21 Cruise-In and Chili Cook-Off: Jerry Mauch

  • Chili cooks are needed – please sign up!
  • Hot dogs will also be served.
  • Cruise-Ins take place on the 3rd Tuesday from April-October at Tugaloo Pavilion

Member / Car Stories: Rich Chappelle -- Please submit to Rich member stories of cars, races, etc. including photos, to be published on the TVVV website.

Tech Report: Clear Coat is very successful at removing hard water spots from cars!

Car News:

  • Doc Doolittle actually sold his 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Silver Arrow for MORE than asking price to CarGuru in Cary, NC. Doc’s wife is now the proud owner of a 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe with all the bells and whistles!
  • Scott Duncan recently took ownership of a 1915 Ford Model T

50/50 Raffle:

  • $80.00 was collected with $40.00 won by Dave Lundberg
  • 2nd prize was a ’55 Chevy speaker/clock dash moulding, donated by President Dennis
  • Kudos to Melly Strand for donating last month’s 50/50 raffle winnings to the Loudon County Friends of Animals

Next Meeting (always 1st Wed. of the month):

  • April 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm at Tellico Village Yacht Club. Come early at 5:00 pm to join fellow members for dinner at the Blue Heron before the meeting.

Minutes submitted by:

Sue Kramek, TVVV Secretary


Tellico Village Vintage Vehicles

Minutes of General Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020


Call to Order:  President Dennis Kazmierzak called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.   

According to the signup sheet, 33 members and guests were in attendance.


Secretary’s Report:  Sue Kramek

  • Review of the previous TVVV general meeting minutes.

  • Introduction of the TVVV Board of Directors with many new faces:

Dennis Kazmierzak, President

John Lacko, Vice President

Mike McCoy, Treasurer

Sue Kramek, Secretary

Jerry Bell, Activities Director

Jeff Abbott, Webmaster

Jerry Mauch, Past President

Rich Chappelle, Editor (member’s stories)

Joe Michniacki, Member at Large

  • Name tags available for $10.00 each, sporting a brand new design for 2020 

(white background with colored TVVV logo).  Please see Sue to order.

  • Windshield cling stickers are free to new members and $1.00 for additional or replacement ones.


Treasurer’s Report:  Mike McCoy 

  • Current bank balance of $2,390.00 (as of 1/31/2020) 

  • The SnowBall net an amount of $3,465.00 (reflecting 99 seats sold).  

  • The SnowBall expenses included $3,208.00 to the Yacht Club, $650.00 for the band, and $140.00 miscellaneous – $603.00 was subsidized from the TVVV treasury.


Vice President’s Report:  Joe Michniacki, filling in for John Lacko

  • Those who attended the January SnowBall know that it was a great time with really good food, a fantastic band who managed to keep the volume low enough for conversation, creative decorating, a scrumptious cake, and LOTS of dancing! 

  • Kudos to John Lacko who did a great job organizing this event.


Website:  Jeff Abbott, Webmaster (not in attendance)

  • Tellico Life:  Each TVVV member will be asked to register through TellicoLife.org -- making it much easier to keep track of and communicate with the TVVV member roster

  • Mike will send out registration instructions for Tellico Life 

  • Dennis and Mike will be the administrators and will approve each membership request

  • You do not need to be a resident of Tellico Village to join


Activities:  Jerry Bell

  • Distribution of the TVVV Ride and Activity schedule for 2020

  • All rides will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month (with a few exceptions)

  • All rides will meet at Sloan’s at 11:00 am (unless otherwise noted in the schedule)

  • February includes:

2/14 Valentine ride to Whitestone Inn for a private lunch 

(3 course meal for $17.95, must sign up)

2/19 Copperhill, TN – 75 mile ride with lunch at The Copper Grill, 

which is located ½ in TN and ½ in Georgia

  • Upcoming March trips include (notice that the March events do NOT take place on Wednesdays):

3/19 Rugby, TN – 85 mile ride with lunch at R M Brooks General Store

3/28 Chattanooga, TN – Coker Tire Cruise 

  • There are 3 overnight trips planned for April, June and July.

  • Schedule posted through the Tellico Life / TVVV website


Member / Car Stories:  Rich Chappelle -- Please submit to Rich member stories of cars, races, etc. including photos, to be published on the TVVV website.


Tech Report:  President Dennis recommends the Blue Drive OBDII scanner which hooks up to your car’s diagnostic port and provides you with a code along with a description of a possible problem, thereby arming you with info when taking your vehicle to a repair shop.  Available online @ EBay for about $100.


Miscellaneous:

  • Member Alex Gabbard teaches at Oak Ridge Institute of Continued Learning (ORICL) including lectures on pirating, cold war weapons, etc. 

  • Doc Doolittle recommends “Seats & Stuff” in Knoxville for custom window tinting, upholstery repair, etc.  Find more information at www.precisiontinttn.com

  • Carl Hillenbrand just happened to run into our webmaster, Jeff Abbott, on the ski slopes in Colorado!

  • National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY:  a great place to learn the history of Corvettes and see some beautiful cars -- over 70 Corvettes on display


50/50 Raffle:  

  • $112.00 was collected with $56.00 won by Melly Strand

  • 2nd and 3rd prizes were a car cover and car calendar, donated by President Dennis 


Next Meeting (always 1st Wed. of the month):  

  • March 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm at Tellico Village Yacht Club. Come early at 5:00 pm to join fellow members for dinner at the Blue Heron before the meeting.


Minutes submitted by:  Sue Kramek, TVVV Secretary 


Tellico Village Vintage Vehicles

Minutes of General Meeting November 6, 2019


Call to Order – President Jerry Mauch called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM. 37 members and guests were in attendance.


President Jerry and Treasurer Mike McCoy presented a club check for $500 to Loudon schools for their Automotive Program. Receiving the check were; Loudon Mayor Buddy Bradshaw, Assistant Principle Sonya Winstead and Auto Shop Instructor Billy Bivens. Billy expressed his gratitude and explained how our support will go towards shop uniforms/work clothes so that students can experience “hands on” automotive repairs.


Potential New Members Marie and Jack Gemender were in attendance and they have a 2006 Mercedes.


Sunshine Report – Julie Krieg sent a card to Casey Kelly. Please contact Julie at julieakrieg@gmail.com if you know of any member that needs a little sunshine sent their way.


Secretary’s Report – Joe Michniacki filled in for Lynn tonight. It was requested that when you sign in that you also verify your email address and make any corrections as needed. If you want to order club name badges, they are only $10.00 and that club windshield stickers are free to new members and only $1.00 for additional or replacement ones.


Treasurer Report – Mike McCoy reported that we have $2,382.00 in the bank and 151 member families. Please bring checks next month for 2020 dues ($15.00) and the January Snowball ($70.00 per couple). You can also mail your checks, made out to TVVV, to Mike McCoy at 335 Rarity Bay Parkway, Vonore TN 37885. Dues need to be paid before January 1, 2020 and we need to know how many members will attend the Snowball ASAP.


Webmaster Report – John Hallstrand is seeking to retire from his long term serving as club webmaster and Jeff Abbott has graciously volunteered to step in. Thank you to both of you.


Club Officer Elections will be held during our December meeting and nominations will be accepted form the floor. Dennis Kazmierzak has, after much arm twisting, thrown his hat into the ring for Club President. Ted Newton is the new “Member-at-Large” on the Club Board replacing Brad Berger.


Vice-President Report – John Lacko discussed the Snowball, it’s scheduled for Saturday January 25, 2020 at the Yacht Club. Happy Hour/Meet and Greet will start at 5:00 PM with Dinner being served at 6:00 PM. The band Uptown Midnight will play from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM. We need to know how many club members will be attending before we open this event up to non-members.


Activities Director Jerry Bell reported that the October 23 Tsali Notch cruise and wine tour was a success. Jerry and Nancy are looking at several overnight destination trips as club events for 2020.


November 15 – Ford vs. Ferrari Movie ant Regal Pinnacle at 10:55 AM with lunch at Calhoun’s.

November 20 – Lunch at Kahite with a cruise led by Doc Doolittle to the Tanasi/Chota memorials.

December 12 – Buffet Dinner at Little Italy, cocktails at 5:00 PM and dinner at 6:00 PM


Car Related Stories – send your stories to Rich Chappell at richchappell10@aol.com


Rich just returned from TX where him and his grandson went to the Formula 1 race in Austin.


Rolling Stock Report – John Lacko traded in his 1966 Mustang coupe for a 2019 RTR Mustang, numbered 71 of 500. John said his four-cylinder twin turbo ecoboost engine is Ready-To-Race.


Jon Forcum is having solar panels installed on his home to charge his vehicles. Contact him for product and installer information.


50/50 drawing was for $40.00 and won by Rick Hulsey.


Our next meeting is December 4, 2019. Please join us in the Blue Heron at 5:00 PM for dinner.


Minutes respectfully submitted by Joe Michniacki as proxy for Club Secretary Lynn Lundberg.




Tellico Village Vintage Vehicles

Minutes of General Meeting November 6, 2019


Call to Order – President Jerry Mauch called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM. 37 members and guests were in attendance.


President Jerry and Treasurer Mike McCoy presented a club check for $500 to Loudon schools for their Automotive Program. Receiving the check were; Loudon Mayor Buddy Bradshaw, Assistant Principle Sonya Winstead and Auto Shop Instructor Billy Bivens. Billy expressed his gratitude and explained how our support will go towards shop uniforms/work clothes so that students can experience “hands on” automotive repairs.


Potential New Members Marie and Jack Gemender were in attendance and they have a 2006 Mercedes.


Sunshine Report – Julie Krieg sent a card to Casey Kelly. Please contact Julie at julieakrieg@gmail.com if you know of any member that needs a little sunshine sent their way.


Secretary’s Report – Joe Michniacki filled in for Lynn tonight. It was requested that when you sign in that you also verify your email address and make any corrections as needed. If you want to order club name badges, they are only $10.00 and that club windshield stickers are free to new members and only $1.00 for additional or replacement ones.


Treasurer Report – Mike McCoy reported that we have $2,382.00 in the bank and 151 member families. Please bring checks next month for 2020 dues ($15.00) and the January Snowball ($70.00 per couple). You can also mail your checks, made out to TVVV, to Mike McCoy at 335 Rarity Bay Parkway, Vonore TN 37885. Dues need to be paid before January 1, 2020 and we need to know how many members will attend the Snowball ASAP.


Webmaster Report – John Hallstrand is seeking to retire from his long term serving as club webmaster and Jeff Abbott has graciously volunteered to step in. Thank you to both of you.


Club Officer Elections will be held during our December meeting and nominations will be accepted form the floor. Dennis Kazmierzak has, after much arm twisting, thrown his hat into the ring for Club President. Ted Newton is the new “Member-at-Large” on the Club Board replacing Brad Berger.


Vice-President Report – John Lacko discussed the Snowball, it’s scheduled for Saturday January 25, 2020 at the Yacht Club. Happy Hour/Meet and Greet will start at 5:00 PM with Dinner being served at 6:00 PM. The band Uptown Midnight will play from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM. We need to know how many club members will be attending before we open this event up to non-members.


Activities Director Jerry Bell reported that the October 23 Tsali Notch cruise and wine tour was a success. Jerry and Nancy are looking at several overnight destination trips as club events for 2020.

November 15 – Ford vs. Ferrari Movie ant Regal Pinnacle at 10:55 AM with lunch at Calhoun’s.

November 20 – Lunch at Kahite with a cruise led by Doc Doolittle to the Tanasi/Chota memorials.

December 12 – Buffet Dinner at Little Italy, cocktails at 5:00 PM and dinner at 6:00 PM

Car Related Stories – send your stories to Rich Chappell at richchappell10@aol.com

Rich just returned from TX where him and his grandson went to the Formula 1 race in Austin.


Rolling Stock Report – John Lacko traded in his 1966 Mustang coupe for a 2019 RTR Mustang, numbered 71 of 500. John said his four-cylinder twin turbo ecoboost engine is Ready-To-Race.

Jon Forcum is having solar panels installed on his home to charge his vehicles. Contact him for product and installer information.


50/50 drawing was for $40.00 and won by Rick Hulsey.


Our next meeting is December 4, 2019. Please join us in the Blue Heron at 5:00 PM for dinner.


Minutes respectfully submitted by Joe Michniacki as proxy for Club Secretary Lynn Lundberg.