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February 18, 2020
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                         · Important POA Updates
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February 19, 1:30 p.m., Board Meeting, Yacht Club
February 20, 9 a.m., ACC, POA Conference Room
February 27, 8:30 a.m. LRPAC, POA Conference Room
The Board of Directors will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, February 19th at 1:30 pm on the top floor of the Yacht Club. Please click here to view the agenda.
The Recreation Advisory Committee met on Thursday, February 13th. 
  • The pool is scheduled to reopen February 24th.
  • The Recreation Department is looking at different ways to utilize space in all of its facilities. They are exploring ways to track the number of people using each space.
  • More high-energy classes will soon be added.
  • Membership and attendance has increased.
  • Gina McAlear from Tennessee Orthopedic Center was introduced. She reported that she is seeing an average of 40 clients per week on a first come first serve basis.
  • Pickleball has 756 members.
The Golf Advisory Committee met on Monday, February 17th. 
  • The Golf Department finishing up indoor winter projects.
  • Looking to establish maintenance guidelines and standards.
  • Looking to establish a club house plan for long range improvements.
  • The new handicap system is going well and seems to ensure a more realistic and competitive game.
  • January was a good month- well ahead of the budget for January.
  • The Golf Department is taking more of a team approach to daily operation.
  • Retail Operation- new items are arriving daily and shops should be full by spring.
  • Aerification will begin soon on all three courses.
  • The Golf Department is offering a GPS app.
  • Looking at ways to improve first impressions and utilizing the golf courses and pavilion for non golf-related events.
The POA has officially joined Tellico Life! We know that many Villagers are connected on Tellico Life in different ways; perhaps with HOA, New Villagers, or another club or organization. In efforts to consolidate information and simplify the way Villagers locate upcoming events and activities, the POA recently decided to join forces with Tellico Life.

The POA Board and Advisory Committee meetings are now on the Tellico Life event calendar, as well as POA 101 dates. While the Recreation Department’s activities aren’t listed individually on the calendar because of the tremendous volume, you may access the fitness class schedules and activities from the Recreation Department page located under the POA tab on Tellico Life. The POA section on Tellico Life also contains information on POA departments and advisory committees, as well as how to sign up for the POA website ( Please be patient as we continue to improve the POA’s presence and information on Tellico Life.

One great new feature that the POA and Tellico Life has been working on is a New Resident Guide. On this page, new Villagers can access a complete list of resources to get connected in Tellico Village. A great new feature allows you to sign up to receive the Tell-E-Gram and complete forms to register for POA 101 or the HOA Welcome Orientation directly from Tellico Life—no phone calls or emailing required! You can also choose to learn more about New Villagers and the HOA, along with hundreds of social clubs and volunteer organizations. We know it can be overwhelming at first, so we’re excited about this simplified way for new residents to become more informed and connected. Your understanding and patience is appreciated while we work to create this helpful resource for new residents.

This collaboration has eliminated the need for Tell-Events, the weekly activity list that is sent each Tuesday with your Tell-E-Gram. Instead, there are several locations you may access the upcoming activities in Tellico Village on Tellico Life:
  • Tellico Life’s event calendar—here you can take a look at what is happening each day of the month and even filter the results by organization (click here).
  • Tellico Life’s organization directory—here you can find a comprehensive list of all clubs and organizations in the Village, along with the pertinent information you need to get involved (click here). To add your club to this list, (you don’t have to be a member of Tellico Life!) please contact Amanda Parks at
  • Tellico Life’s Recreation Department page—here you can access a myriad of information, including fitness schedules, monthly activity lists, and more (click here).
At the top of your Tell-E-Gram, the Tell-Events button has been replaced with a Tellico Life button that will re-direct you to Tellico Life’s event calendar.

We hope this transition results in more streamlined communication and a simplified way for property owners to get connected with the POA and all of Tellico Village. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Amanda Parks at or Beth Kuberka at, or give us a call at the Welcome Center at 865-458-7061.
Weather continues to hinder progress. The metal has been installed on about 20% of the roof surface. The roofing deck is 100% repaired, so the pool is safe to occupy. The therapy pool has been refilled, and the main pool is filling now.  It’ll take a couple days to get the pools heated with correct water chemistry. We plan on reopening the pool on Monday.  After the roof is completed, the contractor will have a big job of cleaning up the mess.
New signage and an updated lock have been installed in the lower level restroom at the Yacht Club. The main restroom door can now be locked from the inside, allowing the occupant more space and privacy as opposed to a restroom stall. If the door is locked, you may use restrooms located on the 3rd floor.
The Golf Department now offers a FREE GPS app for all of our three golf clubs! Our partners at Yamaha have created YamaTrack, an app that provides accurate distances from tee to green and all points in between. Simply touch any point on the course map and this app will tell you the distance to that point from your current location, as well as the distance from that point to the hole. The YamaTrack app also provides each restaurant’s menu and phone number for convenient ordering from the turn.   
Don't miss out! Head to the App Store or Google Play to download YamaTrack today.
Did you know? You can visit other yacht clubs around the country with a Yachting Club of America card. Cardholders may show this card at other yacht clubs to gain access to their dining facilities and boat docks. If you are a traveler and would like to take advantage of using other yacht clubs, purchasing this card may be beneficial for you. If purchased through Tellico Village, cards are only $20 per year, per couple. However, we need at least 25 memberships to be able to issue these cards. If you're interested in purchasing a reciprocal Yacht Club card from Yachting Club of America, please reach out to Shannon Jambon at (865) 804-0318. 
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

Taste of Loudon County
 Where can you sample the food of 10+ restaurants in one place for $10?  And where can you stop and talk to representatives from up to 75 Loudon County businesses, all in on Venue for free?  That’s right….at the Venue in Lenoir City, on February 28!  Find out the details of the third annual Taste of Loudon County Business Expo…. and mark your calendars for good food, and good information about the county you call home.
When Your Mammogram Turns Positive
Calling all women to come to an informative seminar to explain where to turn and how to react when your doctor’s office calls with this bit of uncertain news.  Join Karen Sue Keith, registered nurse and nurse practitioner, and her panel of women who have been down this path, as they discuss how to have a plan when the test result is not as you had planned.  The event will take place on March 11.  Click here to learn more:
Visit for more programming.
Are you bored with your board games? Here's an idea  Please consider donating your gently used games, puzzles, CDs, DVDs, and books to our library. The annual Book Sale, the library's signature fundraiser, is coming up this April. Volunteers are already sorting and preparing for it, hoping to make it the most successful Book Sale ever. You can drop off your items at the Tellico Village Library any time during library hours, or call the library for more information: (865) 458-5199.
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. 
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.

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 11 - 12p.m., From the obscure to the sublime: Forgotten Civil War Battles and Their Impact on the Outcome of the Conflict, will be presented at The Tellico Village Public Library by Tim Vane of the Civil War Roundtable. Please call the library at 865-458-5199 to sign up.
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.

Date: Wednesday, February 26
Location: Honey Creek Loop at Big South Fork
Depart: Lakeside Real Estate at 8 a.m.
Distance: 5.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Rating: Difficult
Driving Time: 2 hours
Leader: Ken Van Swearingen | 815-245-0247 |

On paper it is only a 5.6-mile trail. On the hike, it is an adventure, not the typical “path through the woods” or big elevation gain – yet everything about Honey Creek Loop hike reeks cool fun, including the names of the landmarks along the way. Around a corner there’s Echo Rock, or boulder House Falls, or Ice Castle Falls and an enormous rock house called the Great Room. Large boulders to go over, and some to go through. A “Lookout Tower” to climb, and creeks to cross.  Located at the south end of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Honey Creek Loop trail is one of the parks’ most rugged and challenging trails. This trail offers a little something for everyone. Although it is only 5.6 miles, hiking time will approach 5 hours due to the beautiful scenery, creek crossings and boulder climbs. At the end of the hike, it is hard to believe all that was only such a short traill--5 miles of scrambling fun and beauty. Come along for some great memories.

Join the Thyme for Herbs club this month featuring Kathy Dooley in casual conversation about growing beautiful roses in your own gardens. Prior to coming to East TN, Kathy was actively involved with the San Francisco Rose Society, growing & exhibiting roses, and for a period of 4 years served as the Society’s President. She is excited about sharing helpful tips for selecting, planting, growing & maintaining healthy rose plants, as well as enjoying your cut roses.

This meeting takes place on Thursday February 27th at 9:00 am in Chota Recreation Center room D. It is open to the public with an admission fee of $5 (cash) for non-members. Additionally, Time for Herbs representatives will be available before and after the meeting to converse about membership in our organization for those who might be interested. 
The Madisonville Kiwanis Club will have its annual Chili Supper/ Cook-off on Thursday February 27th from 4:30 until 6:30 in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church, Madisonville, located at 143 College Street.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 10 and under.  Club members will have tickets or they may be purchased at the door.  Proceeds will benefit the children and youth of Monroe County.  For information contact Sara Spiva, 423-261-5167.          
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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