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Friday News

This week's photo is by: Brian Fowler

Administrative Updates:


Our contractor will be conducting work in the women's locker room on Monday, November 13th. To ensure the safety of everyone involved, the entire front lobby and restroom areas will be temporarily blocked off and covered with plastic. The Tavern will already be closed for the day.

However, please note that the Pro Shop will remain open, and you are welcome to enter through the back entrance. To accommodate your restroom needs, portable toilets will be available in the cart area.


It is especially important at this time of year with all the leaves falling that residents keep the culverts under their driveways clear of leaves and other debris. Failure to do so can disrupt normal drainage and cause leaves to be strewn on the roadways causing a hazard.

Board of Directors Updates:


The Bent Tree Board of Directors will be holding a Monthly Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 in the Recreation Room at Club Tamarack at 9 am.

This is an in person meeting and will be videoed for later viewing.

A link of the recorded meeting will be sent out next Friday in the Friday News.   

Please find the link to the recording of last week's Work Session here

Please click here for the agenda. Find the supporting budget documents here

Comments to the board should be sent via email to
Comments to administration should be sent to

Public Safety Updates:


An amendment to the rules to allow vetted contractors to purchase transponders has been presented to the Board of Directors, who will have an opportunity to vote on it at the Board meeting Tuesday, November 14th. There are many benefits to this program listed below.

- Contractors with jobs near the back gate would not have to drive as much within the community to get to their destination. This results in less damage to our roads and fewer traffic incidents involving contractor vehicles.

- Contractors with transponders will be held responsible through the program for their own speeding fines.

- Residents using contractors with transponders will not have to call them in to Public Safety.

- Gate operations will run smoother with fewer backups at the Front Gate.

There will be a thorough application and vetting process for interested contractors, and we have the capability to audit their entry times through either gate. Entry at unauthorized times or for illegitimate purposes will result in the involved contractor losing transponder access.

Below is a link to see the proposed changes to our rules. Words that have been struck through would be eliminated, and highlighted items are new. The majority of strikethroughs simply eliminate verbiage that is no longer applicable to our rules. 

Contractor Transponder Amendment

Congratulations to Jay Biddle, 2023 Foley Cup Winner. Jay won the 9 hole playoff on Saturday afternoon, fending off the challenge from the other Top 7 qualifiers. The Foley Cup was named after Bob Foley, a former MGA participant and Bent Tree Member and is a year long points race for MGA players who play the most consistently over the course of the year. Well done Jay!

Congratulations to the MGA Final Mixed Format Team winners:

Tim Lester

Wayne Bunker

Dino Colston

David Tobin

They had an excellent score of 116 for the Final MGA tournament of the year.

Well done to all the winners and thank you to everyone who participated!

News From Bent Tree Realty

This Week's Featured Listing:

Elevate your Bent Tree living experience with this week's featured listing by Bent Tree Realty! Situated on Lot 2933 Locust Trail, this expansive double lot spanning 1.04 acres offers a remarkable opportunity to build your dream mountain home within the stunning backdrop of Bent Tree. Priced at just $29,900, this blank canvas is ready for you to bring your architectural vision to life. Whether you're a current Bent Tree resident seeking a new lot for a home build or you know friends who would love to Discover Mountain Living, this is a chance to invest in the serene, natural wonder that is Bent Tree. Don't miss out on making this picturesque location your own. Contact Bent Tree Realty today to seize this unique opportunity and start planning the home you've always dreamed of.

News From the Activities Committee

Stay up to date with all things BTAC on the Bent Tree website! Just click the button for our committee page. 

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Everyone Welcome! 

No talent necessary - a little or a lot - we would love your help!

Reservations now open. Selling out fast!

"Murder at the Big Ta-Doo" SOLD OUT

BTAC Save The Dates

"The Bent Tree Strings" 

Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2:00pm 

Fireside Lounge - Club Tamarack.

A free, casual and informative concert. 

Favorite Christmas and Appalachian Melodies.

"Bent Tree Jazz/Pop Combo"

Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7:00pm Club Tamarack Downstairs- Rec Room 

Free Goodwill Concert for the Community.

A donation of dry dog/cat food or kitty litter will be accepted for the Bent Tree Animal Shelter at the door.

News from the Animal Shelter

“Wow, wow, Meooow”

My name is Hardy, and I am one of the sweet kitties at the Bent Tree Animal Shelter.  I know I am really cute too.  You wouldn’t believe the friends I have here. Other little kittens, some big lover boy big brothers and sweet pretty girl cats too. All ages and colors. We are all great and love it here, but we sure would like our own families. Please come meet us.

Call or text to set up a visit. I can’t wait to meet you 😻! 678-414-1047

News from Lake & Wildlife

Outdoor Holiday Decoration - Garland, Bows, Lights, and more!

Saturday, November 18th - 9:00am at Admin, Rain Date: Sunday, November 19th

"Holiday" Beverages and Festive Snacks provided

Everyone is invited-Fun for the entire family!

Come meet your general manager!

On December 2nd Lake and Wildlife welcomes Jim Pryor, Bent Tree General Manager, for our final Partners Program of 2023.

9 am for coffee and donuts, 9:30 start

Lower Level of Club Tamarack


Last Notice for our Tamarack Treasures Fall Sale and bake sale…this Saturday November 10th from 9-5 at Club Tamarack!!!

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