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February 12, 2 p.m., Having Your Say*, POA Conference Room
February 13, 10 a.m., RAC, Wellness Center
February 14, 9 a.m., FAC, POA Conference Room
February 17, 1 p.m., Dock Captains, POA Conference Room
February 17, 3:30 p.m., GAC, *permanently moved to POA Conference Room 
February 19, 1:30 p.m., Board Meeting, Yacht Club
February 20, 9 a.m., ACC, POA Conference Room
The Board of Directors met on Wednesday, February 5th. 

Minimum Insurance Requirements: Bruce Johnson on behalf of Parker Owen  

  • PSAC made recommendations to staff  
  • Parker refined the language of the requirements before incorporating it into our policy and presented to PSAC what was agreed upon with the insurance company  
  • Will present to Board for approval by the first meeting of March  

Public Works Projects: Jeff Gagley  

  • Wellness Center roof has had weather delays (24 days as of Monday 2/3, though the contractor has been working to make up time)
  • Coyatee Water Storage Tank: received the deed for site location, and plan to relocate the existing Coyatee booster pump to the new tank site. Currently waiting for Barge to give a recommendation to repair/replace 

Honors Award Plan: Beth Kuberka 

  • Hosted every 2 years 
  • 168 winners over the past 20 years  
  • One seat available on committee  
  • Nominations will begin in August 

Dog Park Lease: Rick Blough 

  • Board took an electronic vote on the proposed lease  
  • Rick asked for motion to approve lease for the dog park relocation  
  • 20-year lease with nominal fee 
  • Motion approved 6-0 
  • Goal is to move in by the end of March  

Golf Transition Plan: Winston Blazer 

  • Motion: to honor expired POA-issued gift certificates through June 30, 2020 at 100% of face value. Approved 6-0. 
  • Valid Jim West Golf Certificates will still be accepted  
  • Currently in negotiations with Jim West regarding his merchandising contract  
  • Introduced Chris Sykes as the POA’s new Director of Golf  
  • Merchandise will no longer be contracted out; it will be brought in-house to be managed by the POA. The POA previously handled the merchandising prior to Jim West’s contract. 
  • Chris is in the final stages of developing the permanent structure of his golf team; more details will be announced soon 

Asian Carp: Rick Blough 

  • This will be a Board goal for 2020  
  • The Board decided to form a Board committee to formulate a plan to better understand the extent of the issue, learn what other agency is doing about the issue, and formulate and recommend what our position should be moving forward. The committee consists of: Pat White, Sue English-Kovar, Marty Inkrott, Carla Johnson.
The Communications Advisory Committee met on Friday, February 7th. 

Communications and Marketing Report: Beth Kuberka  

  • Honor’s Award year with a 4-member committee; nominations will begin in August  
  • Digital newsletter to be distributed Friday 2/7
  • Discovery requests: 60 in January v. 31 last year 
  • Completed tours: 17 in January v. 13 last year 
  • Total leads: 710 v. 691 
  • 25 POA lots in process 
  • Recent trade shows have resulted in 60+ new leads each
  • POA is now on Tellico Life 

Social Media and Lifestyle Report: Lisa McCray  

  • TVU’s spring semester begins February 12th (13 classes)
  • Looking into where the farmer’s market will be moved this year 

TVB Report: Tim Rasmussen 

  • Founder of TVB passed away; putting together programming in memory with photos and friends/family speaking about him
  • Looking for volunteer producers 
  • Dedicated to moving forward with on-demand for ability for viewers to choose their own programming 
  • TVB workshop scheduled for February 21st from 10-12
  • Board meetings to be live streamed next year, possibility for other meetings  

Goals 2020 

  • Improve the appearance of facility lobbies / develop a procedure for displayed items and digital promotion / provide education on how to obtain approval and where to look for information on clubs and organizations  
  • Increase public relations by promoting volunteer and staff accomplishments and contributions / encourage the submissions of press releases and accomplishments / promote Tellico Village volunteerism in local media  

  • Increase the spread of information and ideas across all committees  

Next Door Discussion  

  • What type of relationship should the POA have with Next Door? 
Great news! The TVPOA Board recently voted to accept expired POA-issued gift certificates through June 30, 2020 at 100% value. Moving forward, all certificates (purchased or winnings from a tournament) will have a 2-year expiration from the date of issuance. The Golf team has worked diligently to bring new and improved retail outlets to the Golf Pro Shops in Tellico Village by working with a variety of vendors and a consultant to re-invent retail operations at the Golf Pro Shops. New accounts have been established and inventory will start to come in over the next few weeks where the goal is to have the shops fully stocked prior to the spring golf season.
These new retail outlets will be more than just golf pro shops; they will also serve as a gift shop of sorts for the Village. They will carry new and improved golf attire, the latest in golf equipment, casual wear, sportswear, trinkets, and so much more. There will be more variety than ever before across all three locations. The Golf Pro Shops will be where golfers and non-golfers alike will want to go to get anything Tellico Village, as we are all very proud to call this beautiful place home.
Please stay tuned for additional updates regarding a Grand Reopening Celebration to kick off the season.
The Golf Advisory Committee met on January 27th.
  • New officers were elected
  • Chris Sykes is the new Director of Golf
  • Chris was unable to attend due to being at a previously scheduled conference
  • Adam Jacob conducted the meeting and presented Year-End, December Rounds and Financial Report
  • Prepaid Sales Update- as of now, prepaids will carry over
  • New Handicap System- there are workshops scheduled for this year to explain the new rules to property owners
  • Bunker work continues at Tanasi and Kahite. Wells reported that due diligence of the process could save 30k+ this year. Wells will present again to the committee and bring to them his suggestions for future renovations.
  • The committee discussed following up with Villagers who attended fun events to get feedback and to encourage them to continue playing golf
  • The Golf Department and the Marketing Department are working together to cross promote. They are looking at new ideas to promote golfing in the Village.
  • The committee discussed merchandise at the golf shops. New brands and a new pricing structure is being established. There is a push for more modern golf attire and other promotional items.
Tanasi Clubhouse officially reopened today following renovations. Like most renovation projects, even well-laid out plans often must be changed. We uncovered more damage in the kitchen than originally anticipated, which was repaired during the shutdown. We also removed all kitchen equipment and pressure washed the walls, floors and all equipment. The kitchen office received a complete makeover with new flooring and paint, a new desk, and equipment, which was much needed. The lobby and hallways all received paint updates and the restaurant received new quartz countertops. Unfortunately, the flooring has been on back order and was not able to be completed during this time. When it arrives in the next few weeks, we hope to have the flooring replaced after-hours to minimize the disruption of normal business operation.

During the past few months, presentations regarding the invasive species of Asian Carp have been given to Tellico Village residents.  Property owners within various Tellico Village organizations have formed an investigative committee to gather facts regarding the spread, containment, elimination, and economic efforts and impact regarding this invasive species of fish.

Community Representation and Goals
The current members of this investigative committee include members of the Property Owners Association Board of Directors, Homeowners Association Board, WATeR Board, and members of the Tellico Village Fishing Club Board. 
The immediate goal of the committee is gathering facts and developing an impact statement regarding the Tellico/Ft. Loudon Reservoirs. 

Current and Planned Action
Investigative and research meetings have been conducted with Buddy Bradshaw (Loudon County Mayor), Bryan Hall (Executive Director of Tellico Reservoir Development Agency), and Lowell Russell (Tennessee House of Representatives 21st District).  Meetings are scheduled with Dennis Baxter (manager of TVA's River and Reservoir Compliance Monitoring), and Tim Burchett (U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 2nd congressional district).  Future meetings are being arranged with representatives of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and other governmental officials.

Additional impacted businesses, communities, and recreational organizations will be contacted sharing information and asking for their support in these efforts. 

Committee Updates to Tellico Village
The Committee will keep Tellico Residents informed of all efforts. 

**Note** Our voice is heard either as a whimper or a shout.  What determines the level of our voice is YOUR VOTE.  A critical step in determining our impact regarding the Asian Carp issue is YOUR VOICE, in every election.  VOTE, and take a fellow Tellico Villager with you.
  • The interior painting was completed last week, and final punch list completed this week. There are some follow-up actions that won't affect the pool reopening. The pool is scheduled to reopen Monday, February 24th. 
  • Roof work is suspended with the recent and ongoing rains. We are hoping to resume work on Friday and Saturday.  Completing the roof will resolve the recent leak issues we've been experiencing.
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

As both local and national elections begin to heat up, we'd like to remind everyone of the POA's political sign policy. Please click here to review the policy. This information is always available to view on the POA website at on the Board of Directors page.
Please click here to view the Architectural Control Committee's month-end report as of January 30, 2020.
A bowl of spicy chili, a piping hot bowl of chunky chicken soup or both, a great antipasto salad, garlic bread, Mayfield ice cream and beverages, all await you at the annual TV Lions Chili/Soup dinner being held this year on Thursday, February 27 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. the cost is $11/person ($13 at the door) and the location is the Christian Life Center of the Community Church. In addition to the great menu, you can also visit with friends and neighbors and most importantly of all, contribute financially to supporting the community service work of the TV Lions. Every cent raised goes directly to financing those efforts.
One example of a program supported by the money raised that occurs every several years, is support for a Habitat for Humanity house build. Currently, the TV Lions are teamed with a number of other village and local service organizations in funding and building a house sponsored by the Loudon County Habitat organization.
It is really teamwork – the Lions organizing and you participating that makes it all possible, so a big THANK YOU for your support.
Governmental Affairs Committee is compiling data on Tellico Village volunteerism.
Tellico Village has a rich tradition of volunteer service to the community. A great many Village residents have been extremely generous with their time and talents to provide services, through over 100 clubs and organizations, to the broader community within Loudon County. 
The POA Governmental Affairs Committee is reaching out to many of these organizations to gather information about the types of services and the number of volunteer hours that benefit so many people. This information will be used in a variety of ways.  For example, the Governmental Affairs Committee can keep local government officials informed about the positive impact that volunteer activities have on the community.  This will enhance the community governance partnership between the Village and various agencies. Another benefit from sharing this information within the community is that it should inspire others to offer their help through their volunteer activities.
If you are a member of an organization that is serving the community or if you are an individual volunteer we would like to hear from you. Please contact either John Baucom at or Susan Kirk at
At this time, the POA is unaware when the next Shred Day is scheduled. Loudon County facilitates this program and has not yet informed us of the next scheduled Shred Day. Please watch the Tell-E-Gram for the announcement when we receive this information from Loudon County.
The Loudon County Clerk‘s satellite office is open every Thursday from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and closed for lunch from 1 – 1:45 p.m. Their office space is conveniently located at 100 Chota Center, across from the gas station (courtesy of Lakeside Real Estate Group). The Loudon County Clerk‘s office assists customers with vehicle registrations, duplicate titles, vehicle renewals, and handicap applications.
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.
WATeR: to protect the water quality of our lake
Homeowners around Tellico Lake have reported to WATeR, an acronym for the Watershed Association of the Tellico Reservoir, that strange plants are beginning to grow in the lake and that the lake’s water lacks clarity.  WATeR is sampling and analyzing lake water to define environmental concerns.  The following is the first in a series of articles WATeR will share in 2020 about the status of the lake’s water quality, and any problems and solutions needed to maintain the lakes’ clarity and cleanliness.
WATeR’s focus, per its mission statement is: “…on issues, policies, and practices that promote clean water and natural habitat so that humans can live, work, and play in harmony with native plants and animals as well as with each other.  Public education and demonstration projects are emphasized to make people aware of environmentally friendly practices that affect the watershed.”  WATeR’s work is recognized by those who live on or use the lake and by State and Federal agencies.
WATeR, an all-volunteer organization, monitors water quality throughout the watershed and establishes best practice methods to keep lake and creek water healthy.  WATeR was created in 2000 as a spinoff of Tellico Village residents’ efforts to prevent a rock quarry not far from the Mialaquo side of the Village.  At that time, WATeR was and continues to be led by a group of area residents with technical backgrounds.
Examples of WATeR’s educational and action programs include: 1) the spring clean-up of trash dumped throughout the watershed; 2) maintenance of the East Lakeshore Trails; 3) development of environmentally friendly practices including lakeshore native plant buffer zones to decrease the flow of nitrogen and phosphorus into the lake; 4) study of the Baker Creek, Fork Creek and Bat Creek watersheds to support better farming practices to decrease cattle manure, excess fertilizer and sediment pollution into streams and subsequently the lake; and 5) monitor and assure that industrial and municipal discharges into the creeks and lake comply with environmental standards.
Go to the WATeR website at: for more detailed information.  If you would like to help WATeR with its programs, send an email to
Adopt-a-Class is now expanding our services to Vonore Elementary School (VES), located near our KAHITE neighborhood on Hwy 411 in Monroe County. With the endorsement of Principal John Parham and VES teachers, we are ready to proceed. Support will include classroom volunteers, donations of supplies, and support of school projects.  This school educates about 400 children in PreK through Grade 4. School demographics show that the majority of VES students are economically disadvantaged, similar to our other two “adopted schools.” This is a great opportunity for enriching volunteer work!   For more information, email Karen Hamerslag at or text 352-219-1046.

Adopt-a-Class TN is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization and registered in Tennessee. 
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
The Tellico Village Ladies Book Club will meet on Thursday, February 13th at the Tanasi Clubhouse. The meeting will start at 11:30 if you want lunch and 12:30 for the discussion.  he book is Oil and Marble by Stephanie Story will be moderated by Pat Garrett.  Any woman who loves to read is welcome.
On Thursday February 13th, the Tellico Riders will conduct their monthly meeting at the Yacht Club. The club social starts at 5 pm in the Yacht Club bar, followed by a meeting on the 3rd floor at 6 pm. If you own a motorcycle, ride in East Tennessee, or would like to meet those who do, come join us.  At 7 pm after the meeting, it’s optional to join many of the Tellico Riders for dinner at the Blue Heron. If you desire to have dinner, we recommend you place your dinner meal order during the social hour. Tell them you are with the Tellico Riders. For additional information, please contact Carl Bye at
The Village Quilters will meet on February 14th at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church. Social time begins at 9:15 am, meeting starts at 9:30 am. The guest speaker will be Carl Hentsch, a quilting teacher, author, and designer from Missouri.  His accomplishments include his own "3 Dog Design Company" patterns as well as his latest book Stars and Strips Forever.

Friday, February 14, 2020
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from Lakeside Real Estate

Lilly Bluff Trails - Obed Scenic River Area
Distance:  6 miles
Elevation Gain:  500 feet
Rating:   Moderate
Driving Time:   1.25 hours
Leader: Bev Hawkins | | 865-406-0297
John Winn | | 865-824-6200

Lilly Bluff Trails along the Obed Scenic River offers a start off climb on the Bridge Trail up to the Overlook Trail where there is a great view of the river, cliffs and bluffs.  The Boulder Trail offers a hike through the lush forest to a boulder field where giant boulders rest below the cliffs.  Finally, we will hike the Point Trail where we pass a natural arch and view from the bluff, with Clear Creek meeting the Obed River at the point.

Monday, February 17, 2020, The Public Library at Tellico Village will be CLOSED all day in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 1 - 2 p.m., “Vertigo: Causes and Management” will be presented by Dr. Mag Abdu, PT, from the Advanced Physiotherapy Clinic in Lenoir City. There is no charge for this session. Please call The Public Library at Tellico Village, 865-458-5199, where this will be held, to reserve a seat.
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 4 - 5 p.m., “Census 2020” Gary Kimball will give information on the part-time, temporary jobs available this year with the Census Bureau and how to apply. Census workers are needed in Loudon County. They have flexible hours and good pay. This session will be held at The Public Library at Tellico Village. Please call the library at 865-458-5199 to sign up.

Join us next Tuesday February 18th to hike 3 miles of the Canal Branch of the East Lakeshore Trail. We will gather at the Poplar Springs boat ramp parking lot at 9 am to car pool to the trail head. Hikers from Kahite can meet us at 9:15 am at the Baker Hollow Branch Trailhead located off Jackson Bend Road. Over the next 12 months, we will be hiking the entire East Lakeshore Trail. If you would like to become more familiar with these trails and/or would just like to take a short 2-3 mile hike, come join us on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. All the monthly hikes should finish no later than 11:30 am.  Your hike leaders will be Larry Elder and Jon Foreman. For additional information feel free to contact: Larry: / 865-657-9722 or Jon: /412-337-5500

Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 | 9:30am to 12:30pm | Yacht Club

The Art Guild of Tellico Village will have the privilege of presenting Wendy Leedy from Bean Station Tn, where she owns and operates The Frame House on her farm. Wendy was born in Chattanooga having an interest in art and horses. She graduated with a degree in commercial art from Brainered U. T.  She has 60+ published calendars and has had her drawings published in East Tennessee Life, The American Horse Woman and East Tennessee Women’s Magazines. Over the past few years Wendy has illustrated two books: Santa’s Journey and I’ll Always be a Cowboy. She also illustrated the cover for The Valley of the Winds.  In 2010, Wendy was juried into the Booth Western Art Museum with her pastel drawing Bit by Bit. She has served as Executive Director of the Arts Council Hamblen County, TN and is past President of the Morristown Art Association.  Wendy is currently a member of ARTs (Artisans of Rural Tennessee) as well as Morristown Art Association, Booth Western Art Museum and Booth Artists Guild. She also served as art director for The Voice of the Tennessee Walking Horse magazine. You can learn more about Wendy on her website
Light refreshments and beverages will be served before the speaker presents.
The T-Bart Annual Meeting will be held on February 25th at the Yacht Club. Cash bar starting at 6 pm with meeting starting at 6:30 pm. The meeting is open to all. T-Bart is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year, having assisted approximately 2,000 boaters on Tellico Lake. Don’t forget the T-Bart annual BratFest on May 4th at the Yacht Club; tickets available from any T-Bart member after March 17th. T-Bart will also present a Lake Orientation class on April 1st at the Kahite Community Center from 1-4 pm. The class is free and there is no need to pre-register.
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. 
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