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March 17, 2020
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All remaining committee meetings for the month of March have been canceled or will be closed to the public.
The health, safety and welfare of our property owners, residents, commercial owners, visitors and employees is the top priority for the Tellico Village Property Owners Association. Like many of you, we have been monitoring the ongoing news related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and will keep you informed of the steps we are taking. Currently, we are not aware of any cases in Loudon, Monroe, or Blount counties.
TVPOA is following local, state, and national healthcare expert guidance and recommendations. These guidelines are changing rapidly. Please click here to read the current guidelines to help lessen the spread of COVID-19. Along with rigorous hand washing and frequent disinfecting, it is important to keep a 6-foot distance from other people.

*If you are sick or experiencing flu symptoms, shortness of breath or any serious infection or virus, please stay home to avoid exposing others. If you have traveled outside of this area, you are advised to self-quarantine for 7-14 days. Please click here for more information.
Based on the newest CDC recommendations, no group/activity of 10 people or more will be permitted to meet in POA facilities. This includes group fitness activities, social groups, classes, and golf leagues. This will go into effect tomorrow, March 18th and will remain in effect until April 1st, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation.
Other new changes to help promote the 6-foot separation and the 10 people or less guidelines are as follows:
March 18th Board Meeting:
This Board meeting will be closed to the public. The meeting will be recorded and posted to the POA website’s Board page as soon as possible.
Group fitness classes will be suspended for the next 2 weeks. The following are free online fitness recommendations from our Recreation Department:
Yoga / Yoga/Pilates Fusion
The fitness room currently remains open to those who are not displaying COVID-19 symptoms such as coughing, fever and shortness of breath. To maintain a 6-foot separation, every other machine has been taken out of service and the maximum number of people allowed inside the fitness room has been reduced. The saunas are not operational. The pool is open for individual swim only.
We advise using your personal discretion when deciding whether to use the recreation facilities. If visiting our facilities, we ask you to do the following:
  • maintain a 6-foot distance at all times,
  • wipe equipment before and after use, and
  • visit at non-peak times.
We’d like to remind you that this is a great opportunity to exercise outdoors. The paved walking trail around the Wellness Center is open. We also have 15 miles of hiking trails throughout the Village, 10 miles of which conveniently begin from the Wellness Center parking lot.
Food Service:
To help support our Tellico Village residents and offer some additional services to help us through our current situation, AWE Hospitality is offering the following:
Effective immediately, all 4 Tellico Village restaurants (Blue Heron Restaurant, Tanasi Bar & Grill, Toqua Sports Bar & Grill, and Kahite Pub & Grill) will offer to go services as well as curbside pickup. Residents will not need to get out of their cars to pick up their food. As a perk, when you place a to-go order, you will receive a VIP card for buy 6 get the 7th order free (only available for takeout and curbside orders).
All 4 restaurants will also begin delivery service in the Tellico Village community. However, Kahite Pub & Grill will only deliver to the Kahite neighborhood. Tanasi Bar & Grill, The Blue Heron, and Toqua Sports Bar & Grill will only deliver to the Loudon County portion of the Village. Delivery service is available for lunch and dinner depending on each restaurant’s current hours of operation.

Modified service: Toqua Sports Bar & Grill has temporarily discontinued breakfast Monday through Friday, but will serve breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. The Blue Heron has temporarily discontinued Sunday brunch until further notice. 
Please click here to view the modified hours of operation for each location.
To place an order, please call:
Blue Heron Restaurant – 865-458-4363 (view menu)
Tanasi Bar & Grill – 865-458-9392 (view menu)
Toqua Sports Bar & Grill – 865-458-1330 (view menu)
Kahite Pub & Grill – 423-884-2159 (view menu
For dine-in guests, all facilities have implemented the following measures to promote a 6-foot separation:
  • Every other table will be unset with chairs on the table and cannot for any reason be used for seating.
  • No groups of 10 or more will be seated together.
  • No parties or gatherings of any kind with more than 10 people can occur inside our facilities until further notice.
In addition to these precautionary measures, Food Service staff has been instructed to continue these safety protocols, in addition to enhanced cleaning:
  • All employees must sanitize or wash their hands before using the point-of-sale systems
  • Shared keyboards must be wiped down between users.
AWE Hospitality and TVPOA are taking these guidelines seriously and strive to keep our guests and employees safe while continuing to provide services to our community.
Golf is an individual, non-contact sport where social distancing is attainable without disrupting the overall golf experience. As outdoor activities are preferred in such situations, golf courses currently remain open to those who are not displaying COVID-19 symptoms such as coughing, fever and shortness of breath.

Current precautionary measures include:
  • Offer electronic check-in (please click here for instructions)
  • Communications and signage asking folks with any symptoms to stay away and self-quarantine themselves
  • Routine disinfectant cleaning of all high-contact golf shop surfaces including doorknobs, counters, etc.
  • Routine disinfectant cleaning of all high-contact golf cart surfaces including steering wheels, etc.
  • Provide hand sanitizer at our counters for use before and after transactions
  • Provide gloves for our staff
  • Allow solo golf carts (while supplies last)
  • Discontinue the use of water coolers
Please click here to view Social Distancing Golf Tips from our Golf Department.
League play, large tournaments, and large groups have been suspended for the next 2 weeks.
While golf is not immune, we believe if we take the appropriate precautions, it can serve as an escape and safe haven for folks to get out and enjoy the great outdoors during this time.
Our goal is to be proactive and help limit exposure. As you know, this situation is changing rapidly. Updates will be communicated as needed through the Tell-E-Gram/Tell-E-Flash. Please click here to sign up to receive these communications.
The Board of Directors will hold their meeting tomorrow, March 18th. However, the meeting will not be open to the public due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The meeting will be recorded and posted on the POA website.
The Recreation Advisory Committee met on March 12th.
  • Staff is taking cleaning precautions in regards to coronavirus. Signs are being posted throughout the facility with preventative suggestions as well as encouraging wiping down the equipment after use.
  • Roof work has stopped for now.
  • Research is being conducted to find the best available tracking software for facilities.
  • A new scheduling system is being implemented for reserving classrooms, courts and meeting spaces. It will go into effect April 1st.
  • A new handicap door will be installed at Chota Recreation Center on March 30th.
  • Registration for Camp Tellico will open on April 1st.
Be prepared when disaster strikes! Loudon County offers an alert system for weather and important community updates in the event of emergencies. You may click here to sign up. 

Anything that is not biodegradable, such as plastic and cardboard tampon applicators, condoms, and heavy paper products like paper towels and baby wipes, cannot be flushed down the toilet. This kind of waste can cause clogs in the pumps that can end up costing homeowners an extra maintenance fee.

If you use something other than toilet paper, it must be discarded in the trash.

In light of the new COVID-19 virus, the Loudon County Clerk’s office will NOT be in the Lakeside Real Estate office on March 19th or March 26th. They will resume their regular schedule on April 2nd between the hours of 9:00-3:30.
Some of our property owners reported receiving a confusing email from The Blue Heron announcing their closure. The restaurant that sent this email is located in Massachusetts and is not affiliated with our Tellico Village Blue Heron restaurant. Please click here to see their current modified hours of operation.
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 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. 

2020 Yachting Club cards are in and ready for sale! They will be available for $20/each and can be picked up at the POA office front desk.

Please click here to view a list of the reciprocal yacht clubs across the country. 
STAYinTV, the aging-in-place initiative in Tellico Village, announces temporary changes to its programs in light of the current coronavirus pandemic.
Home maintenance: Volunteers will respond to emergency maintenance requests only, and volunteers will not respond if they have any symptoms associated with the outbreak. Likewise, if clients have flu symptoms, they should not request assistance. 
Rides program: The rides program will continue, but volunteers will respond at their discretion and not if they have symptoms. Clients should not call if they have symptoms.
Grocery shopping and errands: Same as rides program.
Respite care for caregivers: This program is self-limiting, and assistance will be worked out between volunteers and clients.
“Our prayers are with our fellow citizens in Tellico Village and the nation as we all deal with this national emergency. Hopefully, things will return to normal soon”, says Scott Mathot, STAYinTV president.
Founded in 2011, STAYinTV aims to help Tellico Villagers remain in their homes as long as possible.  Both volunteers and clients can learn more information on the STAY website: Prospective volunteers or clients for any of the services should call STAYinTV at (865) 458-7084 follow the prompts and leave their contact information.
The Tellico Community Players will postpone openings of its next two productions for about a month due to health and safety concerns.
  • A Red Plaid Shirt, scheduled to open April 16, now will run May 14-16 and 21-24.
  • Suite Surrender, scheduled to open in June, now will run July 16-18 and 23-26.
Dates for the remainder of the Players 2020 Main Stage productions will remain the same.  The musical Church Basement Ladies will run October 1-3 and 8-11, and Undercover Christmas will run December 3-5 and 10-13.
 “We are taking this action due to concerns for the health and safety of our patrons and volunteers,” said Players President Sue Aukerman. “We thank our patrons for their patience and understanding as we work to make their theater experience as safe and enjoyable as possible.”
Season ticket holders will be notified by e-mail regarding changes to ticket dates.
Patrons can contact the Players via e-mail at [email protected] with any questions.
We have been notified that the Monroe County Sheriff has decided to keep all trustees on lock down at least through the month of March. This puts the Monroe County Animal Shelter staff in a shorthanded situation for cleaning the kennels and other work.  Even worse, all the rescue transports scheduled for the next few weeks have been canceled, so the shelter will be at maximum capacity.
The Mayor is keeping the shelter open but on a “By Appointment” basis. This will limit the public presence at the shelter, freeing staff for other tasks.
If anyone can spare some time to help at the shelter either cleaning or walking dogs it would be helpful; to reach the shelter, call 423.442.1015.  
What would be especially helpful is if people took a dog into their home for a few weeks. Below is a list of animals available at the shelter. This would be a foster situation, so you can call our foster coordinator, Cathy Barrett, to arrange. Home 423.884.2515.
Under 25 pounds:
  • Sam- Male- 11wks- terrier mix (pup)
  • Kitty- Male- 6 yrs- Chi mix (sweet)
  • Pumpkin- Male- 6 yrs- Chi mix (sweet)
  • Tiny- FS- 6 yrs- Chi mix (sweet,timid, MUST be fenced, will dart away)
  • Sapphire- F- 12 wks- lab mix (pup)
  • Clover- F- 10 wks- Border collie mix (pup- very timid,shy)
  • Chloe- FS- 5 yrs- Shih mix  (sweet, has skin issues)
  • Shaggy- Female- 13yr- Chi mix (skin and sight issues)
Under 35 pounds:
  • Dante- Male- 4mos- Large mixed breed (pup)
  • Denzel- Male- 3 yrs- Medium mix  (Nice, can be vocal)
  • Betsey- Female- 12 wks-Large mixed breed (pup)
  • Jack- Male - Large mixed breed (pup)
  • Bubba- Male- 4mos- Large mixed breed (pup)
  • Spud- Male- 4mos- Retriever (pup)
  • Spot- male- 4mos - Retriever (pup)
Larger, good natured, non-pit dogs:
  • Brownie- F- 3yrs- Lab mix- HW+ (sweet, seems housetrained)
  • Boss- Male- 10 mos- Shepherd/hound mix (Sweet, housetrained)
  • Trio- Male- 1yr- Mix (missing part of paw-on special food-Nice)
  • Reese- F- 2 yrs- Hound (very sweet, high energy,HW+)
  • Mesquite- FS- 1yr- Mix (Calm, good w/dogs,housetrained)
  • Hanson- Male- 3yrs- Hound (friendly, HW+, likes other dogs)
  • Tank-M-1 yr- Shep mix (Sweet,likes other dogs, Smiles!)
  • Trooper-M- 7mos- Boxer (needs fence,does not walk on leash)
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 ([email protected]) 865-661-1439 or Judy Fenton ([email protected]) 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 Lions Club has great opportunities to serve your community! You could spend them cooking brats at their Oktoberfest, dishing up Mayfield’s ice cream at the Chili/Soup dinner, testing the vision of school kids at vision test sessions, or, if you are really brave, chaperoning middle school Leo Club members at their annual Spring Dance. These are just some of the ways you can serve if you become a TV Lion.
Between now and April 2, 2020, the Lions will be seeking new members to join the 55 current members in performing a myriad of tasks such as described above, raising funds or providing service to Tellico Village and Loudon County residents. If you are interested there are one of several things you can do. The first is the easiest. If you know a member of the TV Lions, simply contact them and tell them you are interested in membership. They will provide you with information about the club. Another thing you can do is contact either of the two Lions running the campaign, Rosie Sylvester, [email protected] , (715-880-0341) or Jim Magnuson, [email protected] (630-258-0496) and tell them of your interest.
Another approach is to attend one of the two monthly meeting the Lions hold at the First Baptist Church of Tellico Village. The first is a morning meeting that starts at 9:15 AM on the first Tuesday of the month. It is a business meeting so you can see how the Lions organize and carry out their mission of “We Serve.” The second meeting is a dinner meeting that starts at 6:00 PM on the third Tuesday of the month. It is more of a social meeting that features a guest speaker discussing topics of interest to the Lions and the community as a whole. You can also visit the TV Lions web site at It contains a wealth of information about the club and includes many pictures of its various activities.
The last thing you can do is join the Lions and others interested in joining the club at an information luncheon that will be held at the Little Italy Restaurant starting at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 2 (this will, in all probability, be postponed). In addition to getting a great free meal, you can hear from the TV Lions who are responsible for managing their activities, some of which are mentioned above. The history of the club and some of its past accomplishments will also be discussed.
So do yourself and your spouse a favor, or better yet bring your spouse, and learn about how both of you can serve our wonderful community. IT WILL ENRICH YOUR LIFE.

Date: Wednesday, March 25th
Location: Glendale Loop/Part of Coytee Loop Branch (East Lakeshore Trail)
Time: Depart at 8:00 a.m. from Lakeside Real Estate
Distance: Approximately 5+/- miles if you hike both sections
Rating: Easy
Elevation: Minimal
Driving Time: 30 minutes
Leader:  Bob Kutschera  865-356-1086  [email protected]

This trail is a pleasant hiking experience winding along the shoreline of Powerline Cove and the main channel of Tellico Lake with panoramic view of the lake. We will begin the hike at Glendale parking area. People can end their hike by taking the Short Cut Loop Trail and return to their vehicles (2.2 miles) or they can continue hiking a portion of the Coytee Loop Trail returning to their vehicles using the Short Cut Loop Trail on the return (5+/- miles). 

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