Tellico Village Vintage Vehicles

Click here to edit subtitle

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.