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March 3, 2020
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March 4, 1:30 p.m. Board Meeting, Yacht Club
March 5, 9 a.m. ACC, POA Conference Room
CANCELED March 6, 9 a.m. CAC, POA Conference Room
March 10, 2 p.m., Governmental Affairs, POA Conference Room
March 11, 2 p.m., Having Your Say*, POA Conference Room
March 12, 10 a.m., RAC, Wellness Center
March 13, 9 a.m., FAC, POA Conference Room

Permanent Meeting Change: The Long Range Planning Advisory Committee will meet at 9 a.m. beginning March 26th. The committee will continue meeting on the 4th Thursday of each month.
The Board of Directors will meet tomorrow, March 4th. Please click here to view the agenda.
Published by The on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A resolution asking TVA, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and other federal authorities to join Tennessee in “aggressively addressing the Asian carp invasion on Tennessee waterways” was unanimously approved by the Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Wednesday.  Senate Joint Resolution 723, sponsored by Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston), recognizes the urgency of the infiltration of the invasive fish into the Tennessee River system, its negative effects on the ecosystem, and the disastrous economic consequences to the state if the problem continues to accelerate. 
“The fundamental purpose of this resolution is to bring recognition to the urgency of this problem,” said Senator Yager.  “Aggressive measures must be undertaken to prevent Asian carp from ruining our ecosystem, fishing, and recreational boating if we as a state do not respond.  Robust federal intervention is essential, with additional resources needed to help prevent the fish from spreading further.”
Tennessee is an active participant in the Mississippi River Interstate Cooperative Resource Association, an organization of 28 states and federal agencies that are working together to lobby for additional carp management funds. Senator Yager suggested erecting a barrier at Nickajack or Chickamauga Dam as a means to stop the spread of the fish upstream.  “The Asian Carp have made it this far, and candidly, we were shocked to know that some have been found in Chickamauga Lake. We want to stop it there so Chickamauga, Watts Barr and Loudon Lakes are not spoiled by this infiltration,” he continued. All species of Asian carp that have entered Tennessee waters compete for space with native fish species, with some reaching 100 pounds.  The bighead and silver carp compete with native fish species for food by consuming microscopic algae and zooplankton. Black carp may eat many species of snails and mussels that are native to Tennessee, while grass carp eat vegetation that provides cover for sportfish such as largemouth bass, crappie, and bluegill. 
Upon passage, the resolution will be sent to the President of the United States, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, the Tennessee congressional delegation, the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, members of the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Commanding General of the U.S. Army of Engineers and other affected state and federal agencies.
The resolution now moves to the Senate floor for final approval.


The POA has created a page on dedicated to the Asian Carp issue. You may click here to view the Board's updates, as well as instructions, sample letters, and a distribution list if you wish to contact state officials.
Beginning April 1, 2020, Tellico Village property owners will have a new way to schedule rooms and facilities.

After much research and testing, the POA has procured a new room and facility scheduling system. The new system will allow POA members to quickly schedule rooms, facilities, and tennis/pickleball courts from an easy-to-use online calendar.

The novel scheduling website was one of the most requested items of the POA IT Department this year. With the guidance of the Board of Directors and other Tellico Village organizations, the new system hits a sweet spot of features and functionality while maintaining cost effectiveness. This system is feature-rich for administration but user-friendly for the members.

You will be able to choose from over 30 POA rooms and facilities and schedule as far as 365 days in advance in many cases. Depending on the facility, you can also request special features like a projector, power strips, chairs, and tables.

We will share instructions and more information as we get closer to the launch. We look forward to the utilization of this new scheduling portal and the efficiency it will bring!
Our Pro Shops are filling up fast with exciting new merchandise, so it’s never been a better time to spend any gift certificates you may have! We have all your golf equipment needs, new logo golf attire, t-shirts, sweatshirts, tumblers, blankets and so much more.
We have more exciting news regarding gift certificates—the TVPOA Board voted to accept all West Golf Services gift certificates issued in 2019 ONLY through November 30, 2020. Remember, the Board also recently voted to accept expired POA-issued gift certificates through June 30, 2020 at 100% value. Moving forward, all certificates (purchased or won from a tournament) will have a 2-year expiration from the date of issuance.
Visit one of our Pro Shops today to make sure you are ready for what will be another outstanding golf season at Tellico Village!
The Long Range Planning Advisory Committee met on Thursday, February 27th.
  • Discussed scheduling software
  • Working on developing a mission statement 
  • Committee plans to update the Board in April
  • Meetings to begin at 9 am beginning in March
It's almost spring! As of March 2nd, Kahite Pub & Grill will remain open until 6 p.m. Enjoy the warmer weather and stunning mountain views from their patio! Drinks and appetizers will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. daily.

Please note: Kahite Pub & Grill will be closed on Saturday, March 21st for a private golf tournament. 
It's here! Toqua Sports Bar & Grill began serving breakfast yesterday, March 2nd.

Their breakfast hours are:
Monday-Saturday: 7:30 am-10:30 am 
Sunday: 7:30 am-2:00 pm
Come try our 2-2-2 combo, a granola, fruit, & yogurt platter, a breakfast sandwich, or our Cowboy Omelet!

Click here to view the full menu. As with any new endeavor, please exercise patience while the staff grows accustomed to cooking and serving a new menu and as always, please let your server know if you have any questions or recommendations. 

Please note: Tanasi Bar & Grill no longer serves daily breakfast, but will continue serving brunch every Sunday from 8 am - 1 pm and every Thursday from 8 am - 11 am.
As a result of the tornadoes in Nashville, Fort Loudoun Medical Center is experiencing a disruption in phone service. If you need to contact someone at Fort Loudoun Medical Center, please call 865-988-1710.
Click here to view the month-end report as of February 28, 2020.
Loudon County Update, February 2020

Don’t have time to go to the Loudon County Commission meetings? We are fortunate to have Henry Cullen, Chair of this Committee, as a resident of Tellico Village and regular contributor to TVB. Join Henry and host, Elliot Domans to get the latest update on the Loudon County Courthouse, extensively damaged by fire in April 2019. Also, hear about your tax dollar investment in the $17.5 million jail, and the possibility of tours after opening in March or April. Listen as Henry discusses the difficulties associated with the upcoming 2020-21 budgetary process, something all Tellico Villagers should be interested in. Finally, mark your calendars for June 20, 2020, for the 150th anniversary of Loudon County and the opening of the time capsule from 1970.
POA Board Update, February 2020 
If you have not yet had a chance to view the February update from the Board’s meeting, here’s your chance to find out in less than 11 minutes. Learn what the Board is doing to address the Asian Carp situation and the potential impact on East Tennessee water system. Where will Rover run, and when will the new dog park open? What major projects is Public Works focusing on? What’s a wave attenuator, and why is $220,000 being set aside for this? Are more brides and grooms looking to book their weddings at the Yacht Club for 2020? How are our finances? What’s the team-oriented structure coming to the Golf Department? All this, and more, as Beth Kuberka and Board President, Rick Blough, discuss the latest.
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. The cards have been ordered, and those who ordered will be notified when they are ready to be picked up. 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. 

Please click here to view a list of the reciprocal yacht clubs across the country. 
Our Winter Wednesday Mini Golf series continues tomorrow! Sign your team up today and come join in on the Mini Golf fun! We have 4 more weeks until we crown our champion team, along with our weekly winners. The event starts at 5 pm at the Toqua Pavilion. Space heaters and the fireplace will keep you warm, so don't let the forecast cause you to miss out!
  • $10 entry per player, includes a drink ticket for a domestic draft beer, house wine or soft drink from the Toqua Grill (must be used same day)
  • 2-person teams (if you do not have a partner, we can find one for you!)
  • Best ball format, will play 18 holes, same 9 twice and record best score for your total
  • Weekly winners 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams (depending on total entries)
  • Overall winning team for 6 week-long points race
  • Points awarded to top 5 teams each week
  • Awards will be paid out in gift certificates to any Tellico Village Pro Shop
Sign up today by calling the Toqua Pro Shop at 865-458-6546 or email
Looking to de-clutter this spring? Consider donating empty pill bottles, eye glasses, and hearing aids to the TV Lions. Unfortunately, only the amber-colored pill containers can be accepted. They should be clean, empty, have the labels removed and the cap on. Used eyeglasses of any type are acceptable but please do not include a case. Hearing aids of any type are acceptable. They can be in the case but please discard of any batteries.
What happens to these items? The glasses and pill containers are sent respectively to Roanoke, VA and Columbus, OH where they are processed and packaged and sent to third-world countries for use by medical professionals. The hearing aids are sent to Maryville to the Hearing and Speech Foundation where they are refurbished and given to indigent residents of Loudon County. Your donations help people both at home and across the globe!
The easiest way to donate these items is in a plastic grocery store bag dropped in the receptacle behind the Welcome Center in Village Square.
The TV Lions thank you for your thoughtfulness in saving and donating these items.
Save the date! Registration for 2020 Camp Tellico will begin on April 1st at 8 am at Chota Recreation Center. Payments are expected at the time of registration. The cost is $155 for guests of property owners and $125 for children who live in Tellico Village. Don’t forget, we accept a limited number of children for each week and spots fill up fast!

This year’s theme is Where in the World is Camp Tellico? Camp Tellico will travel around the world to exotic places. Camp dates are as follows: June 22-26, July 6-10 and July 20-24. Waiting lists will be maintained if necessary.
Calling all softball players – both male and female. Organize a team and join other teams from Loudon County in the first annual United Way sponsored LoCo Softball Challenge. It takes place on Saturday, April 18, 2020 (Rain date: Sunday, April 19) on the fields at the Loudon Municipal Park. Single gender or co-ed teams are welcome. A minimum of 8 players per team plus someone extra to act as an umpire are required. Registration fee is $200 per team. Proceeds go to fund United Way partner agencies including the TVVFD, TAP and STAYinTV, among others. The format is a 16-team Consolation Tournament. Each team will play a minimum of 2 games lasting 5 innings or 60 minutes, whichever comes first. 3 fields will be utilized for play. A start schedule of play will be provided to team captains prior to game day. First games will start at 8 a.m.
For more information. please contact either Mary Harding ( 865-661-1439 or Judy Fenton ( 865-582-4082. Registration deadline is April 1, 2020.

If entering please send the following to UWLC, PO Box 145, Lenoir City, TN 37771:
Team Name
Sponsoring Business or Organization
Contact Person
Phone Number
E Mail Address
A check for $200 payable to United Way of Loudon County
Teams are currently being organized in the Village. This will be a great opportunity to test your mettle against teams from outside the Village and support a great service organization in the process! 
The Tellico Village Garden Club will meet on March 5th at 12:30 p.m. at The Yacht Club. Steve Raines will give us timely information on planting for honeybees and also our native bees and pollinators. Visit for more information.
The New Villagers Club holds a Social on the first Thursday of every month at the Tellico Village Yacht Club. The next Social will be on Thursday, March 5th at 4:30 pm. New members should arrive at 4:00 pm. Please make every effort to register on line before the meeting.  Visit the New Villagers Club website for more information at

The Tellico Village Woodworkers Club will be holding their monthly meeting on March 5th at 7:15 pm at the Yacht Club. This month's program will feature Rick Larnerd, who is a member of the East Tennessee Woodworkers Guild. He will discuss the making of rifle stock and turkey calls. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, visit  

Hello hiking enthusiasts! Our next (easy) hike involves a bit of a drive but in exchange, you can bask in some of the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, learn a bit of history of the area we will be hiking, and see abandoned 1920’s-era cottages. 
Date: Monday March 9, 2020
Rain Date: Monday March 16th
Destination: Little River Trail, Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, TN
Length of Hike: 4.6 miles total, Out & Back
Elevation Gain: 400 feet
Rating: Easy
Time:  Meet at 7:45 AM, Depart for trailhead at 8:00 AM. No registration-just show up!
Location: Departing from Chota Center parking lot, across the street from the Marathon gas station. Please stay clear of prime Lakeside Realty parking spots.
Distance/Drive Time: 60 miles, 90 minute drive
Hike Leaders: Chuck and Shari Haller
Hike Description: The Little River Trail is a great hike for newer hikers wishing to experience a stroll in The Smoky Mountain National Park while enjoying the view and sounds of the Little River beside you. We will also be sharing some of the history of this area which includes viewing some abandoned 1920’s era cottages. The elevation gain on the way out is very gradual and the smooth & wide trail permits walking 4 abreast allowing for visiting and making new friends.  
Cost: Passengers are asked to contribute $6 to the driver to cover the cost of gasoline.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 9:30-10:30 a.m., “BLUEBIRDS, Learn how to Attract, Feed and House our East TN Bluebirds” with Chuck Cruickshank from the Tennessee Bluebird Society. This workshop will be presented at The Public Library at Tellico Village at no charge. Please call the library at 865-458-5199 to sign up.
The 2020 TVLGA-9 League Rule Orientation will be held at the Yacht Club on Tuesday, March 10 from 10am-12 noon. Golf pro Casey Flenniken will discuss golf rules and the schedule of events for the upcoming season. The 2020 TVLGA-9 Opening Scramble will be held on Tuesday, March 31, at Tanasi Golf Course at 9:30am, followed by the Opening Day Luncheon at the Yacht Club. TVLGA-9 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.
There will be an orientation meeting for Lady Linksters Golf on Wednesday March 11th from 10 am -12 pm on the 3rd floor meeting room of the Yacht Club. Registration will take place, as well as an overview of golf etiquette, how to use Chelsea, and much more. A $20 check to Lady Linksters is required along with a registration form. Forms can be found at any of the Pro Shops. Both current members and those interested in joining are welcome.
The March HOA Social will be held on Tuesday, March 10th at the Yacht Club from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. HOA President Ken Litke will give an update of HOA activities followed by guest speakers Ken Van Swearingen of the Computer Club and Bob Flaig of the HOA Golf Committee. Door prizes and the 50/50 Raffle will follow the speakers.
The Cruising Club will meet on Wednesday, March 11th on the lower level of the Tellico Village Yacht Club. Social hour starts at 5 pm with the meeting following immediately at 6 pm.The club includes all types of boats: pontoons, bow riders, wake boats, cruisers, all motorized craft. Anyone with any percent of boat ownership is eligible for membership. Come check us out and learn about all the fun we have while boating! Questions contact Commander Wayne Geoffrey on 734-812-0858    
The Tellico Village Fishing Club monthly meeting will be on Wednesday, March 11th from 7 - 8:45 pm at the Tellico Village Yacht 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 visit
On Thursday March 12th, the Tellico Riders will conduct their monthly meeting at the Tellico Village Yacht Club. The club social starts at 5 pm at the Yacht Club bar, followed by a meeting on the top floor at 6 pm. If you own a motorcycle, ride in East Tennessee, or would like to meet those that 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 Club social hour; tell them you are with the Tellico Riders. For additional information, please contact Director Carl Bye at

Piney River & Cascades of Duskin Creek, Bowater Pocket Wilderness
Date: Friday, March 13th
Time: Depart at 8:00 a.m. from Lakeside Real Estate
Distance: 8.5 miles
Rating: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Driving time: 1 hour
Leader:  Thom Lewis  248-762-7053
Hike Description: This hike is a shuttle hike where we will park at the Newby Branch Forest Camp and Trailhead, then shuttle to the Piney River Trailhead to start our hike. The trail provides stunning natural scenery without steep ascents and descents and  follows the Piney River before breaking off to follow Duskin Creek. There are views of the many cascades of the river with a tricky rock hopping crossing of McDonald’s Branch. After 3 miles, the trail goes over a suspension bridge and then follows a narrow gauge railroad bed with the Piney River and then Duskin Creek, ending at the Newby Branch Forest Camp.

The Village Quilters of Loudon, TN will be meeting on March 13th at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church. Social time begins at 9:15 am with the meeting at 9:30. The guest speaker will be Suzi Parron. Suzi travels full time by RV, speaking to quilt guilds, libraries, civic organizations--whoever would like to hear more about barn quilts! Her talk will take us on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother's quilting art. The presentation features more than 100 stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. 

Please join us on March 15th at the Kahite Community Center for the Polka and Folk Dance event hosted by the Polish Heritage Club. Set-up begins at 4 p.m. and the fun starts at 5 p.m. Attendees should bring heavy party appetizers for at least 10 people OR $10 per couple for those who do not wish to bring an appetizer. Beverages and live music will be provided. Please bring your dancing shoes and if you have additional Polka music, please bring that along as well. Come listen to the music, dance, and enjoy yummy appetizers.

If you will be attending with or without an appetizer, please RSVP to Nadine Mazienis NO later than March 11th so that seating can be accommodated. If you are sending $10, please make the check payable to the Polish Heritage Club and send it to Nadine Mazienis, 178 Golanvyi Trail, Vonore, Tennessee 37885. For questions, please call 423-337-8894 - cell, 423-884-2577 - home or e-mail -
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