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Friday News

Administration Notices
Board Work Session
The Bent Tree Board of Directors will be holding a Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in the Recreation Room at Club Tamarack at 9 a.m.

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

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

Please click here for the agenda.

To view the video from the last Work Session, please click here.

Comments to the board should be sent via email to
Comments to administration should be sent to
New Website
The new website launched on Monday and so far, well over 200 people have successfully signed up.   For those of you who haven't tried yet, please send an email to with the subject line 'New Website'.  Please include your name, email address (if different from the email you're sending the message from, address and Lot Number.    We are adding members manually as time and work schedules permit.  Please be patient.  We will get there!   

Note:  If your email address doesn't match what we have in our current system, we'll have to change that before adding you to the new website.  

Board Member Recall Process
Recall Meeting Saturday

A Bent Tree Community Inc. meeting will be held Saturday on petitions submitted to recall three Board of Directors members. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the Recreation Room at Club Tamarack.

Petitions were submitted to recall board members Laird Carmichael, Gary Pyott, and David Stone. It is important to note that parking at Club Tamarack may be severely limited and residents planning on attending are encouraged to carpool or use golf carts.  Public Safety personnel will be on hand to direct traffic.

Here, briefly, is how the process will work. As residents arrive they must report to Administration staff to verify that they are registered BTCI members. No onsite registration will be permitted.
Members arriving with proxies will submit the proxies, and staff must verify that the proxies are from members. Attendees will be given a ballot for themselves (one per household) and one for each verified proxy.  Obviously, this will be a time-consuming process. Staff will be on-site at 9 a.m. so please plan to arrive early.

The meeting will be conducted in strict accordance with BTCI governing documents and Roberts Rules. The board president will briefly explain the process. This includes the importance of two provisions.

First, Article II, Section 5 of the Bylaws requires 100 verified members and proxies to conduct a meeting. If that total is met the second key provision is Article II-A, Section 3 of the Bylaws which requires “a majority of Corporation Members” to vote to remove board members. That means there must be 520 votes in favor of recalling any of the board members.

If there are that many potential votes, via attendance or proxies, then a vote on the recall will proceed. If there are not 520 potential votes then the recalls are defeated and the meeting will be adjourned.

If the recall proceeds the audience will be asked to mark each of their ballots which will be collected and counted. It is highly likely that the meeting will be recessed for a short period of time while the votes are tabulated.

Once the meeting is reconvened the results will be announced. If any board members are recalled nominations would then be taken for replacements, ballots would again be distributed, marked, returned and tabulated. There would be separate votes for each recalled candidate.
Those elected would take office immediately.

If the meeting continues each of the board members in question will be given 5 minutes to respond, in accordance with Article 111-A Section 5 of the Bylaws. Community members will not be allowed to speak.

To see the agenda for this special meeting, please click here.


Friday - September 23rd
Surf and Turf - Beef Tenderloin skewer and jumbo shrimp skewer in a mango salsa served with lobster macaroni and spaghetti squash.


Saturday - September 24th
Grill King - Marinated ribeye served with roasted red potatoes, and sautéed basil zucchini.


Sunday -September 25th
All you can eat Sunday Brunch at Club Tamarack



Soooo sweet!! This extremely sweet male young cat was found on Echo Ridge last Saturday. He loves nothing more than to be petted. He has to be someone’s baby. Do you recognize him? We are calling him Preston. Please call or text if you know this sweet boy. LuAnn 678-414-1047. If no one comes forward he will be up for adoption.


Foster or adoption for older female cat needed!!
  Darby is such a good girl and very smart. She just is not thrilled about sharing a space with others at the shelter. At the vet's office, by herself, she was the biggest lover!  They just adored her.  The shelter continues to cover medical and other costs if you foster. She is also available for adoption. Up to date on shots. Call LuAnn at 678-414-1047

Golf Shop Hours

Monday - Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Lake & Wildlife
Saturday, October 1st is the next Partners Program. Topics include:

·       The latest fishing study and plans for improving the fishing in Lake Tamarack.

·       An overview of the new Bent Tree community website, including all the wonderful
        Lake & Wildlife content there!

·       The Joro Spider

Come at 9 a.m. to enjoy socializing, coffee and donuts. The program starts at 9:30 a.m. in the lower level of Club Tamarack. L&W is open to all residents. Learn more about L&W here.

Note there will NOT BE Tamarack Treasures Collections at Club Tamarack on 9/24. The FINAL two collection days for this sale will be Oct 1st & Oct 8. Many thanks to all of our residents who have already made donations. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to know how to get involved, please contact Mary Ada Kidd at  More on Tamarack Treasures here.

If you have signed up for the Birds of Prey program note the following:

To ensure space for all the people who have expressed an interest in attending, two sessions will be presented. The first is from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., and the second show is from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  You decide which show to attend!   

Handicapped and Golf Cart only parking will be available at the Nature Center. All others use the Beach parking areas and walk over. (Drop Offs allowed at the Nature Center)   

There is some bench seating but to be guaranteed a place to sit if you must have a place to sit, please bring a chair.  Any questions email The program is free to residents. More info can be found here.

All submissions for Friday News must be emailed to by 2 p.m. on Thursdays.
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