Summary of 2017 Board Meetings

FebruaryPresent:  Noel Turner,Jack Miller, Jan Kowalsky,Joan Crothers, SuSu Davis, Margaret Guthman, Richard Klotzbier, Don Berry, LaJean Turner, Ben Lily

Reports on civic meetings, minutes, treasurer, etc. TCHA is a sponsor for “Celebrate the Garden” benefit on May 20, 5:30-7:30, tickets $25. There will be a big tent in case of rain; finger food and wine will be in the pavilion; Crystal @ Chamber will do flyers; there will be a Silent Auction. TCHA was sponsor last year–$13K was made for the Gardens.Sponsors for Towns County Clean Sweep Week are TCHA, T.C. Chamber, Commissioner’s Office , and TVA. Cash prizes of $200 each for Individual, Church, Business, Club or Organization. April 15-22.

March – Plans for summer eclipse, Hiawassee mayor retiring, updates on benefit, clean sweep. June general membership meeting topic could be the three water systems.

April – Bylaws regarding term for officers changed to two years subject to membership approval at June meeting. Scholarship to be presented to TC High senior. All motels now booked for eclipse in August. Advertising, tickets ready for Hamilton Benefit.

May – Plan for 5-story building in Young Harris, Chamber has new logo, acting police chief Smith in Hiawassee, new rec building still needs more work, beach has building upgrades and will open this month.

July – Noel Turner, SuSu Davis, Jan Kowalsky, Joan Crothers, Don Berry, Margaret Guthman, Richard Klotzbier, Ken Manwaring, Jack Miller

Participate in Chamber’s Business Showcase, Bass Master Tournament cost, August eclipse celebration at fairgrounds. Rec dept starting youth soccer and football programs.

August – Chamber may put webcam at Bell Mountain Park, water leaks in Young Harris and elsewhere, courtesy dock at Fairgrounds boat ramp.

September – Date set for January membership meeting, October candidate forum plans.

October – Name change from TCHA to Towns County Civic Association will be presented at January general membership meeting. Halloween on the Square, lake cleanup.

November – Plan to invite economic developer/grant writer Dennis Tumlin speaker for January meeting. Lunch at BVR for December meeting.

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