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January 22, 1:30 p.m., Board Meeting, Yacht Club
January 23, 8:30 a.m. LRPAC, POA Conference Room
January 27, 3:30 p.m., GAC, Wellness Center 
The next Board meeting will be held tomorrow, January 22nd at 1:30PM at the Yacht Club. Please click here to view the agenda.
The Board has decided to re-structure the Board meeting schedule as we look ahead to 2020. Over the past several years, there has been a shift in the content of Board meetings. The workshop has morphed into a regular Board meeting out of necessity; it has become more frequent for issues to arise that can't wait until the once-a-month Board meeting. For this reason, the Board has decided to eliminate the monthly workshop and instead conduct two monthly Board meetings. Both Board meetings will take place at the Yacht Club to accommodate greater community involvement.

To establish continuity, the Board meetings will be held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm.

This schedule change will be implemented beginning in February. The Board will meet on the first Wednesday, February 5th, and the third Wednesday, February 19th.

Please note: this schedule may be adjusted as needed. For example, the meetings in April and July will occur a week later due to holidays and scheduling conflicts.
The next POA 101 meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 4th at 2PM on the top floor of the Yacht Club. POA 101 is presented by a few members of the POA staff and a Board member, and is recommended for all new Tellico Village property owners. The presentation will last about 1 hour and attendees will receive a binder of helpful information and a goody bag. Reservations are required! Please RSVP to Amanda Parks at 
The Architectural Control Committee recently completed a comprehensive review of its Blue Book and revised and supplemented its rules, regulations, and standards relative to construction activity in Tellico Village and recommended a revised Blue Book for approval by the POA Board. The revised Blue Book was approved and went into effect as of January 1, 2020. Please click here to view the 2020 Blue Book. 

Established in 2003, the Richard Eller Growth of the Game award recognizes a Tennessee PGA golf professional for their outstanding and continuing contributions to the Growth of the Game. The award is presented to and individual who has:

• Established player development programs at their facility

• Increased rounds of golf at their facility

• Promoted golf to all sectors of players

• Provided leadership in the area of Growth of the Game

• Participated in National Growth of the Game initiatives and activities

Tellico Village Golf Pro Adam Jacobs was recently awarded the Richard Eller Growth of the Game award.

Adam has given hundreds of private lessons – both in individual and group settings in his fifteen years at Tellico Village. He has initiated round table sessions to teach the assistant golf professionals step by step how to set, organize and run efficient clinics and tournament events. He is involved in area school programs and coordinates community youth outreach programs at Tellico Village. Inspired by the five-week-long PGA Get Golf Ready program, Adam created fundamental clinic programs for men and women of all ages that spanned twelve weeks in the spring and twelve weeks in the fall. Each week focused on a different facet of the game. The group setting promotes the game because it is social, fun, and less intimidating. Each class is held for 10-12 golfers, class sizes large enough for participants to meet new people but small enough for each individual to receive one-on-one instruction. Each student expressed their enjoyment with the program and most attend multiple sessions.  The clear majority of the membership at Tellico Village are seniors. The dynamic is enhanced when programs are designed to reach out to junior golfers as well. In order to accomplish this, Adam holds a week-long camp for juniors aged 6-17 every summer. Participants average around 70-80 kids daily. Each day a different part of the game is covered, and the rules of play are outlined. At the end of each day all campers play a fun game that spans what they have learned. Midway through the week, the students take a shot and dunk the Pro in a dunk tank – a big hit. The final day brings a golf tournament and the winners go home with a trophy. The annual junior camps are a week of hard work and fun and have become increasingly popular. Adam utilizes the PGA’s Tee it Forward program. This program has helped his senior membership enjoy the game a lot more and has received rave reviews. Adam believes in this program because the guidelines help every caliber of player in the Village participate. From beginners to single-digit handicappers, there is a way for every golfer to enjoy the game. The Tellico Village forward tee movement started at about 15-20% participation. Now the participation levels are at 65% for men and nearly 75% for women. With the aging membership, Tee it Forward has truly helped. For example, Adam’s Thursday men’s league participation has increased steadily by 7-8 golfers a week in the past year. From April through July, rounds increased by 264 and just over $10,700 was received in new revenue thanks to the Tee it Forward program. To help grow women’s golf in Tellico Village, Adam modified the PGA Jr. League program and used that formula for the beginner ladies league. The initial year has 75 ladies involved. Adam broke the ladies into eight teams and each month designed a match. This format has brought the league closer together and has been an amazing experience so far. The players are learning more about tournament golf and the rules of golf. The ladies all come up with team names, wear custom shirts and some even create team flags to put on their carts when they play. Trophies will be awarded to the winning teams in the final week. This program has helped increase league participation by 24% a week. Tellico Village is fortunate to have three golf courses, and sponsors four local middle/high schools, providing a place to play and practice year-round. Adam personally works with each school’s coach and sets up times for group practice and matches. Adam is the assistant coach for the Greenback Middle School team. His roles include teaching the youth about their golf swings, going over the rules of golf and teaching tournament play. Players show great improvement by the end of the season. This year, the Greenback Middle School girls fell just one shot short of making it to state for the third year in a row. Coaching youth in the area schools is a fantastic experience that Adam looks forward to continuing to do for many years to come. Due to the prosperity of the implemented instruction programs, rounds have risen 10% and men’s league participation is up 8%, ladies league is up 18% and couples league increased 5%. The extra rounds have generated more than $50,000 in revenue. Adam tracks all the players at the group clinics and 30% have joined a ladies or men’s league this year. The Tellico Village practice facilities have also experienced a growth in usage. Customer satisfaction has increased tremendously. Almost every morning the range is packed and it’s difficult to find a spot to practice. Members are making the golf course their second home. With the golf courses in excellent shape, members report being extremely happy with all the programs and events to participate in and are enjoying their retirement even more.

Reserved seats at $21 for the Tellico Community Players production of Sean Grennan’s The Tin Woman are on sale on the Tellico Community Players website (Click on tickets to purchase.) 
Play dates for this first Players performance of 2020 are Thursday-Saturday, February 13-15 and Thursday-Sunday, February 20-23 at the Tellico Community Playhouse, 304 Lakeview Plaza (off Ritchie Road), Loudon. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m., except for the matinee Sunday, February 23, which begins at 1:30 p.m. 
Based on a true story, The Tin Woman is the tale of a female heart transplant recipient who decides to meet the family of the late organ donor. James Fisher is directing, Dennis Loy is producing, and the sponsor is Warren Jackson, CPA, PLLC.
Called a “smartly-crafted blend of family drama, humor and hope,” the play will feature an interesting twist. Following two of the performances, (Saturday, February 15 and Saturday, February 22) an actual heart transplant recipient will be on hand to discuss heart donations with the interested members of the audience. The cast and the director also will be on hand to in these “talk-back” sessions, which will focus on audience questions, and observations. Patrons who attend the play on other dates can come to the theater after the performances on the “talk-back” nights to participate in the discussions. The Players plan to contact organ donor organizations to provide pamphlets and applications for anyone interested in becoming an organ donor.
The story:
Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy (Sauni Rinehart) enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice (Freddi Birdwell) and Hank (Len Willis) mourn the loss of their son, Jack, (Jordon Phillips) whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend’s urging, Joy tracks down Jack’s family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy (Zoe Flennilun) ready to accept Jack’s death? When they meet with Joy, the awkwardness becomes funny and heartfelt. All the players come to terms with what it really means to truly give one’s heart. This work honestly demonstrates the power of the human spirit to manifest hope.
For the latest information check Channel 3, Tell-E-Gram emails, or the TellicoLife event calendar. You can sign up for our emails on If you need assistance, contact the club at

1)  Jan. 10, 2020 (Fri.)   Old Sugarlands/Twin Creeks/Lunch/Gatlinburg Trail
1 ½ hour drive time
8 - 10 miles, rated Moderate
Bob Kutschera 865-356-1086
Bev Hawkins  865-406-0297

2)  Jan. 22, 2020 (Wed.) Frozen Head State Park Observation Tower
8 miles, Rated Moderate
1 hour drive time
John Winn 865-824-6200

3) Feb. 14, 2020 (Fri.) Lilly Bluff
6 miles. rated Moderate
1 1/2 hour drive time
John Winn 865-824-6200
Bev Hawkins  865-406-0297

4) Feb. 26, 2020 (Wed.) Honey Creek Trail Big South Fork
5 miles, rated Difficult
2  hour drive time
Ken Van Swearingen 815-245-0247

5) Mar. 13, 2020 (Fri.) Piney River & Cascades of Duskin Creek
8.5 miles shuttle, rated Moderate
1  hour drive time
Thom Lewis 248-762-7053 thom.lewis.8@gmail.

6) Mar. 25, 2020 (Wed.) East Lakeshore Trail (Actual Trail Section To Be Determined)
5 miles, rated Easy
1/2 hour drive l time
Bob Kutschera 865-356-1086

7) Apr 8. 2020 (Wed.) Rainbow Falls
5.6 miles, rated Difficult    
1 ¾ hrs drive time
Tom Gibbons 312-316-6929

8) Apr. 22, 2020 (Wed.) Ramsey Cascades
8 miles, rated Difficult
2 hour drive time
Sue & Bob Lehmann 734 497-7226 (Sue) (Bob)

9) May 8, 2020 (Fri.) Porters Creek
7.2 miles, rated Moderate
2 hour drive time
Tom Ringenbach 865-201-9014

10) May 27, 2020 (Wed.) Bob Stratton Bald/Hangover Lead
6 miles, Moderate, to Bob Stratton Bald or 12 miles, Difficult, to Hangover Lead
1 1/4  hour drive time
John Winn 865-824-6200

11) June 12, 2020 (Fri.) Cloudland Canyon State Park, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA
8  miles, rated Difficult
1 3/4 hour drive time
Dolly Garnett 865-556-5014
12) June 24 2020 (Wed.) Charlie’s Bunion
8  miles, rated Moderate      1 ¾ hour drive time
Garry Lucas 662-588-0543

13) July 10, 2020 (Fri.) Mushroom Rock (Key Swap) Chattanooga
8.5 miles, rated Difficult       1 ¾ hour drive time
Bev Hawkins  865-406-0297

14) July 22, 2020 (Wed.) Devil’s Racetrack
8.9 miles, rated Moderate      1 hour drive time
George Zola  614-937-0767

15) Aug. 14, 2020 (Fri) Fontana Dam to Shuckstack Tower
10.5 miles, rated Difficult        1 ½ hour drive time
Bob Stewart 865-224-1778

16) Aug. 26, 2020 (Wed.) Brushy Mountain
11.8 miles, rated Difficult      2 hour drive time
Tom Ringenbach 865-201-9014

17) Sep. 11, 2020 (Fri.) Schoolhouse Gap Loop
9.5 miles, rated Moderate      1 ¼  hour drive time
Terry Nyenhuis 865-206-9476

18) Sep. 23, 2020 (Wed.) Abrams Falls from Abrams Creek Ranger Station
11.2 miles, rated Difficult      1 hour drive time
Dolly Garnett 865-556-5014

19) Oct. 9, 2020 (Fri.) Virgin Falls from Lost Creek
8.4 miles, rated Difficult      1 ¾  hour drive time
George Zola 614-937-0767 zola1029@gmail.

20) Oct. 21, 2020 (Wed.) Mt. LeConte via Boulevard & Alum Cave (shuttle)
13.1 miles, rated Difficult     2 hour drive time
Ken Van Swearingen 815-245-0247

21) Nov. 6, 2020 (Fri.) Rich Mountain (Loop)
8 miles, rated Moderate      1 ½  hour drive time
Mark Kester 201-248-7001

22) Nov. 18, 2020 (Wed.) Bald River
11 miles, rated Moderate     1 hour drive time
Garry Lucas 662-588-0543 jslucas_2000@yahoo.

23) Dec 4. 2020 (Fri.) Angel Falls Overlook
6 miles, rated Moderate     2 hour drive time
Bob Stewart 865-224-1778

Driver reimbursement for fuel: under 1 hour of driving $3.00/over one hour of driving $6.00  
The project is continuing despite the frigid weather. By the end of last week, the storm-damaged area over the pool had the roof deck repaired. Painting of the inside of the room restarted on Saturday, and is ongoing with about 2 weeks remaining.
Coils of the roof metal have been delivered to the site. Currently we are framing the new ridge vent, which we expect to have completed by Friday. We expect to start placing the metal on the roof next week, weather permitting.
One wrinkle is that the louvers for the ridge vent have been delayed. We expected them onsite last Friday, but now it may be next week before they arrive. We don’t want to be walking over the new metal roof more than we have to, so this is something we have to take very carefully.

We cannot predict a firm date for the re-opening of the pool. We will re-open it when it is safe. 
In just a few weeks, you will be able to join your friends and neighbors for a great meal and support a club that does great work serving the community. The Lion's Club Annual Chili/Soup dinner will take place on Thursday, February 27th at the Christian Life Center of the CCTV from 4-7pm. Tickets are limited so get yours now for $11/person or $13 at the door. Tickets are available from any Lion member, Sloans, United Bank, and the Village Salon. Stay tuned for more details in upcoming issues of the Tell-E-Gram. 
HOA's next general meeting is Thursday, January 23rd from 4-6PM at the Community Church. Join us to hear about the “State of The Village” with updates from the POA and HOA as well as an informative presentation by the Long Range Planning Advisory Committee. These presentations will look back at last year’s accomplishments and what these organizations are planning for the coming year.  For further information, contact Dennis Dougherty at These meetings are open to all property owners.

Wednesday, January 22nd | 10-11AM | The Public Library at Tellico Village
Shout About It! Promotion Basics for Writers will be presented by veteran book publisher and marketing expert Caitlin Hamilton Summie. She will walk writers through the basics of book publicity such as using timelines, defining audience and researching outlets. The fee is $10 which is due at the time of the class. Please call the library at 865-458-5199 to sign up for this class.
Monday, January 27th | 10-11AM | The Public Library at Tellico Village
Taxes in Retirement is an educational workshop with Craig Hammer and Ali Swofford from Prosperity Partners Wealth Management. Please call the library at 865-458-5199 to sign up for this free presentation.

Wednesday, January 29th | 4-5PM | The Public Library at Tellico Village
Legal Needs of Seniors will be presented by an elder law attorney. She will discuss senior needs such as durable power of attorney, estate planning, long-term care planning and healthcare decisions. Please call 865-458-5199 to sign up for this free presentation.

The Valley Chapter of the Tennessee Bluebird Society is excited to announce an upcoming special presentation. Please join us on Saturday, February 1st for a special presentation, Helping Our Tennessee Honey Bees, presented by Mr. Steve Rains. This presentation will be held at the Yacht Club at 10AM.
The New Villagers Club will hold their next social on Thursday, February 6th at 4:30pm at the Yacht Club. New members should arrive at 4pm.  Please make every effort to register online before the meeting. Visit the New Villagers Club website ( for more information. Please note: the new VP Communications is Linda Rasmussen: | 708-314-3750. The New Villagers Club meets on the first Thursday of each month.
The Tellico Village Ladies 9-Hole Golf League has scheduled its Welcome Coffee, Rule Orientation, and Opening Day Scramble and Luncheon for 2020. The Welcome Coffee will be held at the Yacht Club on Tuesday, February 11th from 10am to 12 noon. Current and new members, as well as anyone interested in more information about the league, are encouraged to attend!

Other upcoming dates:
The 2020 League Rule Orientation will be held at the Yacht Club on Tuesday, March 10th at 10am. Golf pro Casey Flenniken will discuss golf rules and the schedule of events for the upcoming season. The 2020 Opening Scramble will be held on Tuesday, March 31st at Tanasi Golf Club at 9:30am, followed by the Opening Day Luncheon at the Yacht Club. 2020 Applications are available on our website at or at the desk in each clubhouse. If you would like additional information on the league including requirements for joining, please contact Lisa Dawn Maleske at or 937-902-3963.
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