SWFT Elections – Vote NOW

October 14, 2019 Admin 0
The nomination period for new SWFT Neighborhood Association officer elections has closed and voting has begun. Please cast your vote now at THIS LINK. No login is required. Online voting will end on Monday, October 28th at 6:30 pm – […]

Accepting Nominations Now

September 16, 2019 Admin 0
In just 2 years, SWFT has achieved many milestones as one of Knoxville’s newest neighborhood organizations.  Much of our success can be attributed to the level of neighbor engagement through communications via our Grapevine Newsletter and participation in our Second […]

Elections are coming . . .

September 3, 2019 Admin 0
No, not the City elections, the Southside Waterfront (SWFT) Neighborhood Association Board elections will be held on October 28, 2019.  SWFT elects its board annually.  All 4 posts are available for nominations.  The positions and their responsibilities are: The PRESIDENT […]

SWFT Networking Directory

June 12, 2019 Admin 0
The Southside Waterfront (SWFT) Neighborhood now consists of two distinct groups.  One group consists of working & retired adults with experience in professional, technical, executive & administrative occupations.  The other (larger) group consists of young adults studying to enter these […]

“Big Tent” Project

June 12, 2019 Admin 0
From its inception, the SWFT Neighborhood Association has embraced participation from all neighbors, regardless of whether they rent or own.  We believe every neighbor is an important part of the neighborhood.  SWFT is currently working on a City-sponsored Neighborhood Small […]

SWFT Networking Cards

May 17, 2019 Admin 0
The Southside Waterfront (SWFT) Neighborhood now consists of two distinct groups.  One group consists of working & retired adults with experience in professional, technical, executive & administrative occupations.  The other (larger) group consists of young adults studying to enter these […]

Recruiting PETographers

May 9, 2019 Admin 0
The pets who live in the Southside Waterfront (SWFT) neighborhood are residents too, but because they lack manual dexterity, they are not capable of registering at this site.  So we have created an online photo directory especially featuring them called “SWFT […]

Board Meeting Highlights

May 9, 2019 Admin 0
At the April 29 quarterly SWFT Neighborhood Association Meeting, the Membership Committee reported on the special election (acting President) result, updated SWFT membership stats, recently produced CTV videos featuring SWFT neighbors, “One Cup at a Time” member engagement initiative, and the proposed […]

SWFT Board Meeting

April 29, 2019 Admin 0
Tonight (Monday, April 29) the SWFT Neighborhood Association will meet at 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the CityView Club Room.  All CityView & 303 Flats residents are invited to attend.  Agenda items will include: bylaws change, membership report, one cup […]

SWFT On the Air

April 28, 2019 Admin 0
Several SWFT neighbors recently sat down and participated in a 4-part video series of interviews called “In the Neighborhood”.  During the recorded interviews, which have aired on Community Television of Knoxville (CTV), neighbors shared their reasons for choosing to live […]

SWFT Communications

April 13, 2019 Admin 0
Early on, the SWFT recognized the critical importance of several different methods of communication among neighbors to promote engagement and encourage participation.  Some of the most important methods are described below: Word of Mouth–individual neighbors talking with one another is […]

Avoid the Chaos

April 13, 2019 Admin 0
Situated on the southern banks of the Tennessee River, 303 Flats Apartments is Knoxville’s only waterfront student community for the University of Tennessee.  Nestled in the beautiful Southside Waterfront Neighborhood, on the quiet side of the river, 303 Flats is […]

Membership Committee Meeting

April 13, 2019 Admin 0
The SWFT Membership Committee will meet on Monday, April 22 (Earth Day) at 5:30 pm.   The main purpose of the Membership Committee is to discuss and implement membership recruitment & retention strategies.  Agenda items at this meeting will include: the difference between knowing about our neighbors and […]

Madam President

March 31, 2019 Admin 0
The results are in for our Special Election to select someone to fill the vacancy created as a result of Don Browder’s relocation. We are very pleased to announce that Debbie Mallard has been unanimously elected as acting President to […]

Special Election – Vote NOW

March 26, 2019 Admin 0
The nomination period for our Special Election to select an acting President to serve the remainder of Don Browder’s vacated position (April 2019 – October 2019) has closed. Please cast your VOTE before 10 pm this Friday, March 29, 2019 using the on-line […]

2020 Foresight – SWFT Special Election

March 23, 2019 Admin 0
With mixed emotions we must report that neighbor Don, who has served as an outstanding SWFT officer for 18 months can no longer serve as President because of some wonderful new circumstances.  Don has relocated to his new home in […]

“In the Neighborhood”

March 3, 2019 Kevin Jeske-Polyak 0
Thanks to neighbors Matt, John, Terri, Steve, PeTe, Don, Malcolm, & Jiah for their participation in helping to produce a fine collection of video programs for the CTV series entitled “In the Neighborhood”.  Soon, the entire collection of these programs, […]

SWFT Board Meeting Highlights

January 31, 2019 Admin 0
At the January quarterly SWFT Neighborhood Association Meeting, the Membership Committee reported current SWFT membership stats, a new Community Manager at 303 Flats, and a proposed change to the SWFT bylaws related to term limits. The Projects Committee reported on […]

Neighborhood Sound Bites

December 25, 2018 Kevin Jeske-Polyak 0
Neighbor Kevin is producing a short video to air on Community Television of Knoxville (CTV) featuring residents in the Southside Waterfront (SWFT) Neighborhood.  He would like YOU to be included. Basically, the video will include a collection of short “sound […]

SWFT Board Meeting & Election Results

October 30, 2018 Kevin Jeske-Polyak 0
Last night (Oct 29) SWFT held its regular quarterly board meeting.  Following approval of the minutes, old business included a brief discussion of some of the significant achievements the organization has made during it’s first year.  A complete list of […]

What’s in a Name Badge?

October 30, 2018 Kevin Jeske-Polyak 0
We are in the process of creating colorful SWFT name badges for members to wear during neighborhood activities and events.  These badges are being created to help neighbors get to know one another more swiftly.  Four specific design features will […]

Snagged Grapevine

October 16, 2018 Admin 0
About 6 weeks ago, we changed the software we are using to mail our electronic newsletter for several reasons related to improved presentation. Sadly, there have apparently been a few snags and some folks have not been receiving them. If […]

Engaging 303 Flats

October 16, 2018 Admin 0
Last Saturday a very important meeting was held at 303 Flats with new neighbors Jiah, Cole, and Kacy.  At the meeting, CityView neighbors Drew, Don and Debbie provided a historical perspective of SWFT.  Together, they discussed many different ways the […]

Free HP Toner Cartridges

October 12, 2018 Admin 0
Do you own an HP Laser Printer that requires 304-series color toner cartridges?  If so, one of our neighbors as a supply of unopened cartridges you may have for FREE. He recently replaced his printer and currently has a supply […]

Pets Are Residents Too

October 11, 2018 Admin 0
Our pets in the Southside Waterfront (SWFT) neighborhood are residents too! So, we have created an online photo album called “SWFT snipPETS” exclusively dedicated to them. Please ask your pet(s) to browse the photos & descriptions that have already been […]

Wurlitzer for Sale

October 3, 2018 Admin 0
Neighbor Jeff is selling his beautiful Wurlitzer grand piano model C153.   Measuring 5’1″, the stunning black cabinetry is the first indication that she has been very well-maintained over the years.  The trained pianist will discover that regular tuning has allowed […]

Eligible SWFT Voters

September 21, 2018 Admin 0
The neighbors listed below are eligible to participate in the upcoming election of SWFT Neighborhood Association officers that will occur in October.   If you are a current resident of our neighborhood and you do not see your name listed, there […]

Nominations Welcome

September 20, 2018 Admin 0
In October, it will be time to elect officers for our neighborhood association.  As stated in our bylaws, officers are elected by a simple majority of all voting members for a term of one (1) year.  Since there are currently […]

“New Neighbor” Welcome Bags

September 18, 2018 Admin 0
SWFT has just received an allotment of “New Neighbor” Welcome Bags, thanks to the generosity of several local businesses that have made the project possible in collaboration with the South Knoxville Neighborhood & Business Coalition (SKNBC).  This week, 5 new […]

New Acronym

August 27, 2018 Admin 0
Recently, it was brought to our attention that the acronym we have been using to represent the name of our organization (SWFT) is the same one that is used by the South Woodlawn Neighborhood Association. To avoid any confusion, we […]

Door Hangers

August 15, 2018 Admin 0
Residents at CityView and 303 Flats recently discovered colorful cards hanging on their front doors. These cards were distributed by neighbor Jane to further inform everyone of the very few number of steps required to fully realize the benefits of […]

Special Delivery

August 8, 2018 Admin 0
Last April, neighbors Art & Donna unexpectedly lost Augie, their beloved doberman. At the time, Augie was a customer of Chewy.com, an on-line pet food company and was enrolled in an automatic shipment plan. At specified intervals, food and treats […]
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Round the Bases

August 1, 2018 Admin 0
If you rent or own at CityView or 303 Flats, you are qualified to become a FULL MEMBER of the Southside Waterfront Neighborhood Association (SWFT). Membership is FREE and your BENEFITS include: Online subscription to neighborhood “Grapevine” newsletter. Opportunity to […]

SWFT Board Meeting Highlights

August 1, 2018 Admin 0
At the July 30 Southside Waterfront Neighborhood Association quarterly meeting, 22 neighbors and guests received updates on: membership recruiting & participation statistics, dead tree removal, funded “Welcome 303” Party, proposed Butterfly Habitat project, Railroad Underpass project exploration, current treasury report, […]

SWFT Quarterly Meeting Highlights

August 1, 2018 Kevin Jeske-Polyak 0
At the July 30 Southside Waterfront Neighborhood Association quarterly meeting, 22 neighbors and guests received updates on: membership recruiting & participation statistics, dead tree removal, funded “Welcome 303” Party, proposed Butterfly Habitat project, Railroad Underpass project exploration, current treasury report, […]
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SWFT Board Meeting

July 21, 2018 Admin 0
The next quarterly SWFT Board Meeting will be held Monday, July 30 at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the CityView Club Room. Among the items that will be discussed: $500 Micro Grant Award, dead tree removal, member stats & […]
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Welcome Neighbor Bags

July 21, 2018 Admin 0
The South Knoxville Neighborhoods and Business Coalition (SKNBC) is preparing to introduce its expanded “Welcome Neighbor Bag” program this fall. The centerpiece of the program will be a supply of beautiful high-quality insulated shopping bags filled with an assortment of […]
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Free Cruise

July 11, 2018 Admin 0
FREE CRUISE . . . If you are a resident in our neighborhood, you can qualify to win a FREE 90-minute cruise on the Tennessee River aboard the Queen Priscilla by fully activating your free SWFT membership. To become eligible, […]

Neighbor Hobbies & Interests

July 1, 2018 Kevin Jeske-Polyak 0
The most popular interests and hobbies reported by neighbors who have submitted the Member Profile thus far, include: boating, dining out (restaurants), VOLS football, dogs, college football, VOL Navy, walking, animal loving, VOLS basketball, happy hour activities, travel, watching movies […]

Free VOL Navy Cup

June 25, 2018 Admin 0
If you have officially registered to become a member of the Southside Waterfront Neighborhood Association (completed steps 1 & 2 below), you have a unique opportunity to discover shared hobbies, skills and other interests with your neighbors.  All you need […]
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Free Vol Navy Cup

June 25, 2018 Admin 0
If you have officially registered to become a member of the Southside Waterfront Neighborhood Association, you have a unique opportunity to discover shared hobbies, skills and other interests with your neighbors. All you need to do is provide the requested […]
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David & Morgan

June 19, 2018 Admin 0
Congratulations to neighbor (and Knoxville Police Chief) David Rausch for being named the next director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). Starting with KPD as a patrol officer 25 years ago, he began working mainly in the Mechanicsville, Western […]
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We’ve All Got One

May 22, 2018 Admin 0
Let’s face it, we’ve all got one. We’ve had one since birth and it will stay with us for as long as we live. So, we might as well own it and celebrate it with others who have one just […]
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SWFT Mailboxes

May 22, 2018 Admin 0
Two acrylic mailboxes have been hung on the wall next to the bulletin boards near the elevators on P-1 & P-2 at CityView. These mailboxes will be used to distribute printed copies of our Grapevine newsletter for residents who do […]
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Membership Committee News

May 17, 2018 Admin 0
The SWFT Membership Committee met May 10 in the CityView Courtyard. The purpose of the meeting was to begin to form strategies to (a) increase SWFT membership and (b) increase participation among SWFT members. Some of the unique challenges pertaining […]

Membership Committee Meeting Highlights

May 17, 2018 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
The SWFT Membership Committee met May 10 in the CityView Courtyard.  The purpose of the meeting was to begin to form strategies to (a) increase SWFT membership and (b) increase participation among SWFT members.  Some of the unique challenges pertaining […]

Second Monday – May 2018

May 15, 2018 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
A celebration of our pets was the theme at our most recent SWFT “Second Monday” event (May 14).  Participants honored their pets by wearing name tags bearing their names and shared some of their favorite pet stories.  Neighbors Chris Y, […]
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Hand Delivery

May 13, 2018 Admin 0
This is the 23rd edition of the SWFT Grapevine electronic newsletter. Currently, we are reaching more than 85 subscribers. Yet, we know there are some neighbors who don’t receive email. So, today we are hand delivering a paper copy to […]
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Neighbor Tips

May 13, 2018 Admin 0
There are so many wonderful things about the experiences we share and enjoy as neighbors here at CityView. Interacting with friendly familiar faces on a daily basis is chief among them! Of course, we also share the responsibility of being […]

Donate to SWFT

May 12, 2018 Kevin Jeske-Polyak 0
Nonprofits of all sizes are using PayPal to make it as easy as possible for donors to give online.  Donors do not even need a PayPal account to donate. PayPal accepts all major debit and credit cards (MasterCard, VISA, American […]