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Friday News

This week's photo is by: Sheila Thompson

Board of Directors Updates:

The 2024 Board of Directors is focused on finding ways to decrease costs and increase revenues in an effort to generate the funds needed to complete needed capital improvements in the community, whether they be paving roads or upgrading facilities and equipment. To that end, we have set up committees/think tanks to deal with a number of initiatives intended to meet that objective.

Throughout the process of these initiatives, we welcome community involvement, comment, and input. If one of the initiatives mentioned here interests you, please contact the Board member who is leading that initiative and give him your thoughts.

All initiatives are being undertaken in concert with Bent Tree staff.

Arty Allen will be leading an initiative to look at the viability of the Bent Tree Fire Department. This initiative will do a cost/benefit analysis of the Fire Department and explore alternatives to ensure the community that its resources are well invested and that it is protected.

Charles Rice will lead an initiative to explore the possibility of allowing non-residents to use the Bent Tree Amenities. The purpose of this initiative is to generate revenue for Bent Tree. Major goals of this initiative will be to ensure that non-residents are not subsidized by residents and that access to Bent Tree Amenities are priced appropriately.

Michael Kahn will lead an initiative intended to increase food service revenue. While Michael’s committee will offer suggestions to staff, the primary goal is to increase food service revenue through internal marketing, promotions, special events, etc.

Ralph Morse will lead a team focused on the Stables. Their goals are to reduce Stables subsidies and to find a model that will ensure long-term viability of the stables.

Brian Feehan and Laird Carmichael will lead a team focused on developing and implementing plans for the Sharp Top Property and the Campground. While this may include recommending sale of the properties, the preference is to develop the properties in ways that provide ongoing revenue for Bent Tree.

We also plan to address modifications to the Bent Tree CC&R’s. We would expect to have multiple Town Halls to explore and discuss possible CC&R changes. At this time, I am leading this effort.

Updates on all of these initiatives will be provided at each Board meeting. You are invited to attend to keep up with the Board’s progress.

Buddy Creef, Board President

Administration Updates:

The Bent Tree Board of Directors will be holding a Monthly Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2021 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 click here for the agenda.

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

Public Safety Updates:

Electrical Safety and Fire Prevention – Summary

Over the past two weeks, we have covered many basic things people can do around their homes to promote fire and electrical safety. There are approximately 24,000 residential fires caused by electrical issues each year. Our goal is to help the community avoid common mistakes that can lead to these dangerous incidents. Please follow the link below to access the final short video in our series on electrical safety and fire prevention. It provides a very good summary of the previous topics.


Transponder Renewals – TIME IS ALMOST UP!

There are less than 2 weeks left to renew your transponders for 2024. Many residents have already handled this and found the new process to be very quick and easy. Transponders not renewed before 3/1/2024 will be deactivated. Because of the major audit completed last year, the process for 2024 renewal is much simpler. FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW to find out everything you need to know.


Huge Thank you to all the volunteers that made our 2nd Annual Bent Tree Valentine’s Classic a success. Without the generosity of their time and expertise, events like these are not possible… #loveourcommunity

Other Upcoming Things for Your Calendar!

Thank you all to everyone for playing in the yellow tee tournament. We had a successful turnout with 72 players! And we were able to get it in with ZERO rain. How about that! I knew we had a hardcore group of golfers where nothing scares you away.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Next event: MGA opening breakfast and Maverick, March 16th @ 9:00 a.m.

2024 Bent Tree Junior Golf Camps

Dates: June 3rd, 4th & 5th  

June 25th, 26th & 27th

July 10th, 11th & 12th

July 17th, 18th & 19th

July 24th, 25th & 26th

Ages 6-14             10am-2pm

Price: $250 per child includes instruction, refreshments, and prizes. 

  • Action-packed camps include hands-on instruction led by certified PGA Professionals.

  • Signature PGA camp curriculum focuses on developing golf skills (full swing, short game, rules and etiquette) while keeping the experience fun and engaging (games and activities).

  • A fun, safe and educational environment designed with your child's wellbeing in mind.

  • Playdays consisting of 3, 6 and 9 holes of golf.

  • Age ranges from 6 – 14

Sign Up at the pro shop or email

2024 Bent Tree Ladies Clinic

Thursdays & Fridays

Starting March 7th & 8th

11am to 12pm

We're excited to announce the upcoming Bent Tree Ladies Clinic for 2024, where we're dedicated to helping you refine your golf skills and enhance your enjoyment of the game. Join us on Thursdays and Fridays, starting March 7th and 8th, from 11 am to 12 pm.

  • Week 1 (March 7th & 8th): Short Game & Bunker Shots Learn how to get out of the bunkers effectively.

  • Week 2 (March 14th & 15th): Mid/Long Iron Shots Hitting your shots crisp and getting the most out of your swing without swinging too hard.

  • Week 3 (March 21st & 22nd): Course Management Learn how to place the ball on the course, where to approach each green and improve your “miss hits”.

  • Week 4 (March 28th & 29th): Driver & Fairway Metal/Woods Feel confident off the tee & know which side to play “favor” to.

💲 Cost: $35 per session or $70 for both days.

Ready to elevate your game? Sign up at the Pro Shop or email Patrick Higgins at Don't miss this opportunity to refine your skills and enjoy the game even more!

A warm thank you to each of you who made our recent events a resounding success! Your overwhelming turnout for the "Big Game" buffet and the rave reviews for our intimate Valentine's three-course dinner truly touched our hearts.

We appreciate your support and enthusiasm, making each event a memorable celebration of community and shared joy. We invite you to continue spreading the word and joining us for the exciting lineup of upcoming events.

Save the date for our inaugural "Wednesdays Around the World" event on Wednesday, the 21st. Let's embark on a culinary journey together, exploring flavors from different corners of the globe.

Your presence adds magic to our events, and we can't wait to create more cherished moments with you. Thank you for being an integral part of The Tavern community!

Other Upcoming Things for Your Calendar!

Northern Italian Dinner

Tuscan White Bean Soup

Fennel salad with apples, honey, walnuts and parmesan

Panzanella Salad- day old bread, fresh tomato, greens, red onion and parsley

Brasato Al Barolo- Piedmontese braised beef with red wine

Chicken Cacciatore- Chicken thighs with tomato, mushroom and onion

Cuoro Bolognese- four cheese filled ravioli with minced meat sauce

Trofie with browned butter spinach, mushrooms and salami- Twisted dumplings with light butter sauce

Braised spinach, Radicchio and Chard with Pine nuts and Tallegio    

Focaccia with olive oil.

Flat Bread with Buffalo Mozzarella, roasted tomato, potato, onion and sheep's milk cheese


Torta di Nonna

Cheesecake bites

Sunday Super Brunch

Fresh Cut Fruit and Berries

Mardi Gras Slaw with Peppers, Cabbage, Carrots and vinaigrette

Italian Chopped salad with salami, white beans, pepperoni, tomato, mozzarella and olives

Smoked salmon with traditional accompaniments and bagels


Omelets and eggs made to order with choice of toppings

Applewood smoked bacon

Breakfast sausage links

Smoked Kielbasa

Creamy grits with cheese

Sausage gravy and biscuits

Peaches and cream stuffed French toast with maple syrup and butter


Garlic spiked sirloin carved to order with red wine jus

Lemon and thyme grilled chicken breast topped with goat cheese and basil with sun dried tomato sauce


Roasted rosemary fingerling potatoes

Sauteed asparagus, carrot and pepper medley

Roasted onion flatbread

Breakfast breads, mini sugar doughnuts and croissants

Chef’s selection o desserts including cakes, bars and pasties.

🎶 KARAOKE Fans! You are invited….

               Bent Tree Tavern

Great fun, fellowship, and especially, OUTSTANDING entertainment 🎶🎤

Drink specials and dinner menus available.

(Table reservations highly recommended)

🎤 We can’t wait to see YOU again!
                Jack & Jan Davis
                 Karaoke Hosts 🎶

News From Bent Tree Realty

News from The Stables

Bent Tree Stables is part of our community, and we would like you to be part of the Stables. 

How can you connect with this great and unique amenity? Check out our events this year and select a few that work with your calendar. Looking forward to seeing you.

Summer Camp registration is open. Just as a reminder, space is limited and we already have campers enrolled, so do not procrastinate to register. This Horse Camp tradition takes place from June through July. There are 4 weeks of camp for children ages 6 to 13. The camp is Monday through Fridy from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. It’s a comprehensive camp with half days spent on equestrian activities with campers learning riding skills as well has horse care skills. The other half of the day includes art and crafts, games, and water activities (so there is a little something of interest for every attendee and of course activities are age appropriate). The cost is reasonable, for one week it’s $550, for two weeks $1,000 and for all 4 weeks $1800. 

If you are interested in sponsoring a scholarship for a camper in need, we would like to hear from you. If you are interested in volunteering for the camp, we have plenty of options for that as well, and if you have a camper that you want to enroll in this fabulous immersive experience, please click here and download and complete the registration form. Submit camp payments with the registration form to Bent Tree Stables, 2225 Tamarack Dr. #20092, Jasper GA 30143. To volunteer or sponsor, please call 706-692-6322 or email Thanks for supporting this unique experience.

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. 

Click Here

You’re invited to enjoy an evening of dining and dancing on February 24th at Club Tamarack. 

  •  Award winning sounds of Tommy Ward’s Classic Big Band- Listen to this!

  •  Full Cash Bar Available

  •  Your choice of menu items with each course served with wine based on guest preference.

Menu Choices

First Course: Select One per Guest

  1. Spinach and Frisse with Roasted Apple, Walnut, Pomegranate and chevre. Fermented Black Garlic vinaigrette and brioche crouton.

  2. Roasted Red Kuri Squash Bisque with caramelized onions and pecans.

Entrée: Select One per Guest

  1. Red Wine Marinated Tri Tip Pan seared and sliced Angus Beef with pickled mustard seed, braised chard and red wine butter sauce. Accompanied by roasted fingerling potato and grilled asparagus.

  2. Bricked Chicken-Frenched Chicken breast is marinated for 24 hours with fresh herbs, shallots and citrus and then cooked on a griddle under a brick for a crisp skin and tender texture. Served with white cheddar mashed potato and broccolini.

Dessert: Select one for each guest

  1. Crème Brulé with macerated berries

  2. Flourless Chocolate Tarte with Ganache and raspberry coulis

Tables Reservations by 2, 4, 6 or 8 available. $70 per person

6:00-9:30 PM Doors open at 5:00 - Evening Wear Suggested

Reservations close at noon on February 19th! Email: or call: 404-576-8089

Other Upcoming Things for Your Calendar!

News from the Animal Shelter

Do you want a big playful buddy , or a sweet quiet best friend?  

If so, we have them for you at your Bent Tree Animal shelter.
Every cat has his/ her own personality. Our volunteers know these babies and can help you be introduced to a cat that will fit in your family perfectly.

We have Honey, our sweet dog at the shelter. She will be with us a few days before being up for adoption.

We are always ready and able to set up a time to meet you at the shelter (behind the cottage).  Text or call 678-414-1047.
Our all-volunteer run, all donation funded shelter has been serving our community since being built with donated funds in 2012. Without donations of $, supplies and our volunteer time, we would not exist. Thank you!

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