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                       · Important POA Updates
                       · Upcoming Events & Meetings
                       · Food Service Flyers
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February 3, 10 a.m. PSAC, POA Conference Room
February 3, 2 p.m. Governmental Affairs, POA Conference Room
February 4, 2 p.m. POA 101, Yacht Club
February 5, 1:30 p.m. Board Meeting, Yacht Club
February 6, 9 a.m. ACC, POA Conference Room
February 7, 9 a.m. CAC, POA Conference Room

The Board of Directors met on Wednesday, January 22nd. 

Asian Silver Carp Danger to TN Lakes: Dr. Timothy Joseph 

Click here to view an educational and informative presentation about the dangers of Asian Silver Carp to our water ecosystem, economy, and water recreation. 

HOA: Ken Litke 

2020 Strategic Goals  

  • Implement advocacy strategies  

  • Keep HOA members informed  

  • Improve efficiency of HOA roles  

  • Promote the implementation of community management business best practices  

  • More details are available on the HOA website  

2020 Goal Summary  

  • HOA events and activities available on TellicoLife  

  • Welcome Trivia Challenge party for graduating 2019 New Villagers: February 5th 

Food Service: Andy Fox 

Yacht Club: 

  • 22 weddings booked so far in 2020 

  • Bottom-floor renovation scheduled for the end of February: refinish dance floor and bar  

  • No impact to restaurant operation 

Toqua Sports Bar & Grill:  

  • Opened 6 weeks ahead of schedule on October 23rd  

  • Completed the 7th draft of the menu since opening with more to come 

  • Availability to stay open late for games if there is participation  

  • Transition to breakfast on March 2nd from Tanasi, at which time Tanasi will stop serving breakfast 

  • Patio will open in late March  

Tanasi Bar & Grill:  

  • Rolled out a brand-new menu  

  • Music Monday will resume in March  

  • Breakfast will discontinue during transition to Toqua  

  • February 3-9: Tanasi will be closed for renovation: replace bar and service station, carpet, and paint and tile work in the kitchen  

Kahite Pub & Grill:  

  • New liquor, wine, and food options  

ACC/Public Works: Clayton Taylor/Chad Johnson 

  • Building permits continue to increase year over year, as well as miscellaneous permits  

  • Total projects under construction at the end of 2019: 175 

  • Recently revised the Blue Book, effective January 1, 2020 

  • Series of required meetings for builders and sub-contractors to discuss ACC rules and regulations to receive a building permit  

  • Roof completion estimated late-February depending on weather 

  • Dock electrical work estimated to be completed by the end of February 

TVVFD: Jerry Dougherty 

  • 3 members retire in December  

  • Training: Since October, TVVFD continue training meetings, started a new emergency medical responders class, and added three new instructors for Emergency Vehicle Operations  

  • Planning: County-wide drill at the new Neighborhood facility, water drills, SWOT analysis in 1st quarter of 2020 

  • Knox Master Key provides secure access for first responders to eliminate forced entries or waiting for property owners to unlock doors. The Neighborhood is the first in the Village to have one; our churches have expressed interest in them. 

Finance: Kevin Ellsworth/Parker Owen 

  • 2019 revenue: $21,293K ($366K above budget)  

  • 2019 expenses: $19,961K ($633K under budget)  

  • 2019 net income: $999K  

  • Please click here to see the 2019 financial summary  

  • Capital Funding Request: Bunker Sand and Liner Replacements at Tanasi  

  • Request amount: $32,262 

  • Board approved 

Approve BOD Election Date 2020: Sue English-Kovar 

  • 2020 Board Election: November 1st  

  • Board approved 

Dog Park: Winston Blazer 

  • A Board-appointed committee of POA staff reviewed 5 vacant lots in the Village to find a suitable spot for the dog park 

  • ABC docks at Tugaloo Pavilion, 2 acres  

  • The committee discussed potential strategy with Bruce Dillingham 

  • 20-year lease will be reviewed by the Board  

  • Board voted to approve an electronic vote of the lease to speed up the process 

  • Board made the motion to offer this land to Rover Run  

Golf: Winston Blazer 

  • The POA will honor expired POA-issued gift certificates until April 30th with a value of .50 on the dollar 

  • Jim West Services golf certificates that are expired will not be accepted  

  • Valid, unexpired Jim West Services golf certificates ones will be accepted  

Golf Leadership
The POA recently made a decision regarding the Golf Department’s vacant leadership position. Effective immediately, Chris Sykes will serve as our new Director of Golf.
Chris brings more than 24 years of leadership experience in sales, business operations, and property management. Prior to coming to Tellico Village, Chris was the Senior Director of Golf at a 1,400-acre resort and country club where he was responsible for the planning, development and management of a $9M golf facility, encompassing golf operations and grounds maintenance with a $10M operating budget and more than 100 employees.
His career in the golf industry has spanned across many environments, including golf course operations, golf and grounds maintenance, sales management, business plan development, budget management, retail, and food and beverage. As Head Golf Course Superintendent at Toqua Golf Club, Chris worked closely with former Director of Golf Jim West for more than 8 years during which time Chris set an excellent example of drive and diligence for his team and displayed his passion for the game of golf, as well as the continued development and improvement of our programs.
The POA is fortunate to have Chris leading our Golf Department and we look forward to supporting him in his new position. Chris’ office will remain at Toqua Golf Club while he and his team work through the transition and restructuring process.
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 
All future GAC meetings have been moved back to the POA Conference Room. The GAC will no longer meet at the Wellness Center. 
Tellico Village Singers Host Kirby Shaw

Do you know who Kirby Shaw is? Find out what brought one of the world's most recognized choral music arrangers all the way from Oregon to Tellico Village to spend 2 days with our own Tellico Village Singers. Take a look at some of the hard work and practice that goes into making music performance ready, plus find out how to get tickets to the Singers spring Concert coming up in March.
For more programming of interest to people in and around Tellico Village, visit, or  you can also watch us on Spectrum channel 193.

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 Jacob 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.

March 3, 2020

Federal/State Presidential Preference Primary
Loudon County Republican and Democratic Primary

Are you 60 years of age or older? Are you physically disabled, or a caretaker of a disabled person?  You can request an absentee ballot starting now! The deadline to process this document is February 25, 2020.

For your convenience, you can choose to vote at any of the locations listed below. 

Loudon County: (click for more info)
Roane State Community College in Lenoir City
100 W. Broadway, Lenoir City
            February 12-25, 2020
            Monday - Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
            Saturday 9 AM - 12 PM
            Closed for President’s Day, February 17, 2020

Loudon County Election Commission Office
100 River Road , Suite 108, Loudon
            February 12-25, 2020
            Monday - Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
            Saturday 9 AM - 12 PM
            Closed for President’s Day, February 17, 2020

Tellico Village- Chota Recreation Center
145 Awohili Drive, Loudon
            These dates only:
            February 18-21, 2020 
           10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monroe County: (click for more info)

Election Commission Office
401 Main Street, Madisonville, TN 37354
           February 12 - 25, 2020

           Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 5PM
           Saturday 8:30PM - 12PM
           Closed for Presidents Day, February 17, 2020

Sweetwater City Hall Basement
           203 Monroe Street, Sweetwater, TN 37874
           February 12 - 14, 2020
           9 AM - 5 PM
           February 15, 2020
           9 AM - 12 PM

Vonore Community Center 
            611 Church Street, Vonore, TN 37885
            February 18 - 20, 2020
            9 AM - 5 PM

Tellico Plains Community Center
           132 Bank Street, Tellico Plains, TN 37385
            February 21st, 24th, 25th
            9 AM - 5 PM
            February 22nd
            9 AM - 12 PM

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.
Work has slowed with the rains early this week. Heavy frost this morning prevented the roofer from working. Weather dependent, we will begin the trim and flashing tomorrow. 
The metal roof materials are onsite, and the dies to form the panels have been installed in the forming machine. The louvers for the ridge vent are complete and powder coated and are expected to be delivered on Thursday.
Some of the insulation panels were stained and did not come clean. We will be painting all of the insulation panels so that the new roof will look great inside and out.
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. 

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 Governmental Advisory Committee will meet on Monday, February 3rd. The open portion of the meeting for the public is from 2-2:30p.m. Items for discussion will be voter registration and volunteerism in the Village. Input from the public will be appreciated.
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 Garden Club February meeting: Thursday, February 6 at 12:30 p.m. at The Yacht Club
Dr. Sue Hamilton, former director of the U.T.K. Gardens, will share her recommendations for choosing, planting, and
Care of Viburnum shrubs.  The many varieties offer interesting foliage, attractive flowers, showy berries, and there are both evergreen and deciduous varieties.  They can be used for borders, screens and as specimen plants.  Birds welcome their tasty fruit and dense cover.
New members are welcome. Dues are $15. Visit for more information.
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.
The Tellico Village Fishing Club monthly meeting will be on Wednesday, February 12th from 7:00 P.M. to 8:45 P.M. at the Yacht Club. Club meetings feature fishing related guest speakers and discussions about various Club fishing activities and events. Visitors are welcome. For additional information, contact Club President David Berger at 832-623-1452 or
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